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The Monkees


Take a Giant Step

(Gerry Goffin/Carole King)

Lead Vocals: Micky Dolenz
Acoustic Guitar: Tommy Boyce
Electric Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, & Louie Shelton
Bass: Larry Taylor
Piano: Jack Kellar
Harpsichord: Michael Rubini
Drums: Billy Lewis
Percussion: Gene Estes
Glockenspiel: Bobby Hart
Aboe: Bob Cooper
Produced By: Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Recorded At: RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood
Date: July 9, 1966

Another from Boyce and Hart's second session, this time with Boyce playing acoustic guitar, Jack Keller playing piano, Bobby Hart playing glockenspiel, and Bob Cooper provided the oboe. "Take A Giant Step" made the B-side of the group's first single. An alternate mix (without backing vocals) of "Take A Giant Step" aired on the television show, and Peter later recorded a solo version of the song.

On CD:
The Monkees Music Box (2001), Rhino Records R2 76706
The Monkees (1994), Rhino Records R2 71790


Lyrics:

Though you've played at love and lost
And sorrow's turned your heart to frost
I will melt your heart again.
Remember the feeling as a child
When you woke up and morning smiled
It's time you felt like you did then.
There's just no percentage in remembering the past
It's time you learned to live again at last.

Come with me, leave yesterday behind
And take a giant step outside your mind.

You stare at me in disbelief
You say for you there's no relief
But I swear I'll prove you wrong.
Don't stay in your lonely room
Just staring back in silent gloom.
That's not where you belong
Come with me I'll take you where the taste of life is green
And everyday holds wonders to be seen.

Come with me, leave yesterday behind
And take a giant step outside your mind.



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