“Sweet Young Thing” Lyrics

Well, I know that something very strange has happened to my brain
I’m either feeling very good or else I am insane
The seeds of doubt you planted have started to grow wild
And I feel that I must yield before the wisdom of a child, uh-huh

And it’s love you bring
No, that I can’t deny
And with your wings
I can learn to fly
Sweet young thing (Sweet young thing, sweet young thing)

Well, those people try to talk to me, their words are ugly sound, bleh (Sweet young thing)
But I resist all their attempts to try and bring me down (Sweet young thing)
Turned on to the sunset like I’ve never been before (Ah, ah)
I listen for your footsteps and your knock upon the door, bluh (Ah)

And it’s love you bring
No, that I can’t deny
And with your wings
I can learn to fly
Sweet young thing, uh, duh (Sweet young thing, sweet young thing)

Well, I know that something very strange has happened to my brain (Sweet young thing)
I’m either feeling very good or else I am insane (Sweet young thing)
Turned on to the sunset like I’ve never been before
I listen for your footsteps and your knock upon the door, baby

And it’s love you bring
No, that I can’t deny
And with your wings
I can learn to fly
Sweet young thing (Sweet young thing)
(Sweet young thing)
Sweet young thing

Peter: Alrighty then, thank you very much. We’re gonna do uh, another one of our songs, which I know won’t surprise you. This one’s off our first album. No, our second—our first album? Second album? It’s off our second album, and from the abled hand of our member.
Davy: Okay, everybody, clap your hands. Clap your hands! Stamp your feet, come on! Clap your hands. Everybody! One, two, one two three four.
Micky: Oh, wait, hey, ho, ho, wait, I’m not ready, man. Wait, wait. I’m ready. Okay, I’m ready now. Boy, I’m ready. I’m so ready. I am so ready.
Davy: Okay, here we go.
Micky: Ooh! I’m so ready!
Davy: Do the same thing. Clap your hands, come on.
Micky: Got to, got to, got to. Here we go. Wait a minute, I gotta start it, hold it a minute, huh. Okay, I’m ready now.
Davy: Okay, clap your hands, come on. Louder! Everybody! One, two, one two three four.
Mike: Glorious feeling, I’m happy again. Singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, had a glorious feeling…
Micky: He wasn’t ready.
Mike: I’m happy again. I’ve got a smile on my shoes and I wiggle and I talk in a funny way to walk. Singing in the rain, I’m singing in the rain, I’m singing in the.


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 300.