“Oklahoma Backroom Dancer” Lyrics

She’s always appearing with her band of renown
You want to go and see her when you’re feeling down
She’s a breathtaking spectacle with guaranteed hope
She’ll make you feel good ’cause she’s the best thing since soap
She’ll greet you in the alley with her bonafide smile
She’s the original sideshow, she’s got her own style

Pardon my baby
She got to have her fun
Yes, I said pardon my baby
She got to have her fun
’Cause she’s the Oklahoma backroom dancer
Watch her, boy

Now she dances on air, just like Superman’s child
Like a filter-tip cigarette, she’s wild, but she’s mild
She’s more fun than Colorado and more far out than Maine
She comes on like thunder, and she’s more right than rain
She’s the mother of earth and the goddess of thirst
She’s the chicken and the egg and whichever came first

Pardon my baby
She got to have a chance
Oh, I said pardon my baby
She got to have a chance
’Cause she’s the Oklahoma backroom dancer
Watch her dance

[break]
“Oh my, somebody get the piano player a drink of water!”

Yeah, I said pardon my baby
She got to have her fun
Yeah, I said pardon my baby
She got to have her fun
Yes, she’s the Oklahoma backroom dancer
Watch her, boy

Woo, my my

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Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 297.
  2. The Monkees Present (1994) (CD).