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Headquarters


Randy Scouse Git

(Micky Dolenz)

Lead Vocals: Micky Dolenz
Recorded At: RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood
Date: March 4 & 8, 1967

Micky wrote this song about a trip to England he had recently taken. In fact, "The four kings of E.M.I." is a reference to The Beatles, some of whom he had met on that trip. "Randy Scouse Git" is a vulgar English phrase describing a very stupid person. In England, this song would be released as a single under the title "Alternate Title."

On CD:
Headquarters (1995), Rhino Records R2 71792
The Monkees Music Box (2001), Rhino Records R2 76706


Lyrics:

She's a wonderful lady
And she's mine all mine
And there doesn't seem a way
That she won't come and lose my mind.
It's too easy humming songs
To a girl in yellow dress
It's been a long time since the party
And the room is in a mess.

The four kings of E.M.I.
Are sitting stately on the floor
There are birds out on the sidewalk
And a valet at the door.
He reminds me of a penguin
With few and plastered hair,
There's talcum powder on the letter
And the birthday boy is there.

Why don't you cut your hair?
Why don't you live up there?
Why don't you do what I do,
See what I feel when I care?

Now they've darkened all the windows
And the seats are naugh-a-hyde.
I've been waiting for an hour,
I can't find a place to hide.
The being known as Wonder Girl
Is speaking I believe.
It's not easy tryin' to tell her
That I shortly have to leave.

Why don't you be like me?
Why don't you stop and see?
Why don't you hate who I hate,
Kill who I kill to be free.

[Progressive scat vocals]

Why don't you cut your hair?
Why don't you live up there?
Why don't you do what I do,
See what I feel when I care?
Why don't you be like me?
Why don't you stop and see?
Why don't you hate who I hate,
Kill who I kill to be free.



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