“Wind Up Man—Pyramid” Lyrics

I’m a wind up man
Programmed to be entertaining
Turn the key
I’m a fully automatic
Wind up man
Invented by the teeny bopper
Turn me on
And I will sing a song about a
Wind up man

I’m a wind up man
Programmed to be entertaining
Turn me on
And I will sing a song about a
Wind up world
Of people watching television
Wind up man
Can you hear me laughing at you?
Wind up man
Wind up man
Wind up man

Brian: Far too mechanical! Rhythmically wrong! I’ll teach you to sing another song! We start with a simple rhythm, as so! [rhythm] We then add a second! Yeah, go man, go! Then in with the third! It begins to gel. In with the fourth! {One mental head!} The total has a hypnotic effect! And the minds and the body will be utterly wrecked!
Darwin: Ah, balderdash, rubbish, and poppycock! Do you know who I am, or have you forgot? You’re trying to run before you can crawl! Now let’s get back to the start of it all!

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Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 302.