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The Monkees


Take a Giant Step

(Gerry Goffin/Carole King)

Lead Vocals: Davy Jones
Guitar: Sonny Curtis
Electric Guitar:Glen Campbell and James Burton
Bass: Ray Pohlman
Piano & Organ: Larry Knechtel
Drums: Hal Blaine
Produced By: Snuff Garrett
Date: June 10, 1966

This first official recording session involved a session group of: Sonny Curtis (guitar), Hal Blaine (drums), Larry Knechtel (piano and organ), Ray Pohlman (eight-string bass), and Glen Campbell and James Burton (both 12-string electric guitar). Garrett and arranger Leon Russell recorded Goffin/King's "Take A Giant Step" with Davy handling lead vocals.


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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