“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

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 sounds (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)
I listen for your footsteps and your knock upon the door (Ah) (Hey!)

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)

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)
The seeds of doubt you planted have started to grow wild (Ah)
And I feel that I must yield before the wisdom of a child (Sweet young thing)

And it’s love you bring
With dreams of bluer skies
And the morning sings
When I see it in your eyes
Sweet young thing (Sweet young thing, sweet young thing)
Sweet young thing

Davy: Okay, now you have to do some work. Everybody clap your hands, come on. Clap your hands. Louder, come on, everybody up here too. Clap. Stamp your feet and clap, come on. One, two, one two three four!
Micky: Hey, wait a minute, I’m not ready. Wait a minute. I’m not ready. I’m sorry. I’m not really ready. I’m not ready! I’m not ready. Wait a minute. I’m not ready. Okay, I’m ready. Wait a minute, I’m not ready yet, wait a minute, wait a minute. Okay, I’m ready.
Davy: He’s ready now. Okay, everybody, clap your hands, and stamp your feet. One, two, one two three four!
Mike: [???]
Micky: Yep.
Mike: [???]


Sources

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