“Pillow Time” (prev. unissued demo version) Lyrics

Micky: You should’ve heard some of the things they did today, Chip, unbelievable.
?: You know what I’d like to do now?
Micky: What?
?: Put the other harmony part to those empty bridges on Mike’s songs.
Micky: Okay.
?: Can we do that?
Micky: Sure.
?: Come on in here a sec.
Micky: Why?
?: We can learn ’em.
Micky: Oh, no, let me sit out here and play around, if I can. You know what I’d like to do is um… oh, no no no… There’s a wonderland for Alice… hey, can you get this any more repeat or echo? More, no, not echo, more repeat?

There’s a wonderland for Alice
There’s a tall beanstalk for Jack
The sleepy train will take you there
Safely down the track
With the sandman at the throttle
You’ll be off to dreams and back
It’s pillow time again

You will meet all your storybook friends
As you go down Mother Goose Lane
Romp with Jack and Jill
Up and down the hill
And try to put Humpty together again

Close your sleepy eyes and listen
While we take a little hop
The candy whistle’s blowin’
Don’t you miss your station stop
So good night, my weary farer
Pleasant dreams to you, old top
It’s pillow time again

Micky: Heh heh heh heh, okay, we’ll do that now, Chip. We’ll do it now, I’m just playin’ around… What? Tell me go brush my teeth?
?: Hamburger.
Micky: Oh, hey, you gonna eat out or are you gonna bring ’em back here?
?: Gonna bring it back.
Micky: Hey, hey, listen, if you want, let me give you some money and bring back lots of stuff. All kinds of good stuff, y’know, not lots of hamburgers, ’cause there’s, they get cold. Can you bring back some stuff?
?: We’ll send somebody out for some stuff later.
Micky: Yeah, okay, okay, groovy. Bring-me-back-a-hamburger-french-fries-and-coke-please-thank-you. Hank…
Hank: Yeah?
Micky: Um…
Hank: Do that again Mick.
Micky: That, that song?
Hank: Yeah.
Micky: Kinda dug it?
Hank: Yeah, I do.
Micky: Hey, should I play this thing to it? Wait a minute…
Hank: Yeah!
Micky: Let me hear it back.

There’s a wonderland for Alice
There’s a tall beanstalk for Jack
The sleepy train will get you there
Safely down the track
With the sandman at the throttle
You’ll be off to dreams and back
It’s pillow time again

You will meet all your storybook friends
As you go down Mother Goose Lane
Romp with Jack and Jill
Up and down the hill
And try to put Humpty together again

Micky: What are you gonna do?


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 297.
  2. Headquarters (1995) (CD).