“Grand Ennui”

Lyrics

I was overland tourin’ in my new Ferrari
At just about a hundred and ten
I was on my way home from a sophisticated party
Where I got a little drunk on gin

And as the headlights cast
A glow on the road
I heard a voice inside of me
It said, “You lost the light
Now you’re movin’ through the night
Runnin’ from the grand ennui (Runnin’ from the grand ennui)
Runnin’ from the grand ennui”

Well, I reached in my pocket and I pulled out the Omega
That never was a second behind
I knew the horse that I was runnin’ at the southern Talladega
Had won for the twenty-second time

And then the countess I was with
Bent over with a kiss
And put a jeweled hand on my knee
I knew I’d lost the light
And I was movin’ through the night
Runnin’ from the grand ennui (Runnin’ from the grand ennui)
Runnin’ from the grand ennui

[break]

Well, that night passed in a blaze of glory
With the countess and the car, both mine
And each day passes with the same old story
But the countess has a brand new line

Yet still at night
I’m haunted by the fright
And the distant memory
Of the day I lost the light
And movin’ through the night
Runnin’ from the grand ennui (Runnin’ from the grand ennui)
Runnin’ from the grand ennui
Runnin’ from the grand ennui (Runnin’ from the grand ennui)
Runnin’ from the grand ennui

Personnel

Musicians (1)

Producers (1)

Writers (1)

Appearances


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 290.