Saturday, March 17, 2012

"No Time"

Day 17 of 31 Days of The Monkees:

I have the house to myself this afternoon and for most of the evening, and Facebook has decided to act up! Oh well, I have other things to be doing anyway. So there!

Today's song is "No Time", released on the third album, "Headquarters." It was written by all four of The Monkees (mostly Mike and Mickey, according to Peter), but credited to their recording engineer, Hank Cicalo, as a tip for his hard work on the album. The released version included only one other musician assisting the foursome, guitarist Chip Douglas. Mickey sings lead. (The "never mind the furthermore...." line from "Zilch" is at the end of this song.) It's a nice, up-tempo, groovin' kind of song.

Lyrics:

Hober reeber sabasoben
Hobaseeba sneck
Seeberraber hobosoben
What did you expect?

No time, no time for you.
I got no time, baby,
Got lots of better things to do.

Runnin' from the risin' heat
To find a place to hide,
The grass is always greener
Growin' on the other side.

No time, no time for you
I got no time, baby,
Got lots of better things to do.

[Instrumental riff]

No time, no time for you
I got no time, baby,
Got lots of better things to do.

[Instrumental riff]

No time, no time for you
I got no time, baby,
Got lots of better things to do.

Tryin' to tell the world
Somehow of how I feel.
Tell me what you said again,
I can't believe it's real.

No time, no time for you
I got no time, baby,
Got lots of better things to do.

Andy, you're a dandy,
You don't seem to make no sense.
Never mind the furthermore,
The plea is self-defense

No time, no time for you
I got no time, baby,
Got lots of better things to do.

Got no time
I got no time
[Repeat, adlib and fade]




"Mary, Mary"

"Randy Scouse Git"

"Zor and Zam"

"Valleri"

"Mr. Webster"

"The Girl I Knew Somewhere"

"Zilch"

"Shades of Gray"

"She"


"Your Aunty Grizelda"

"Pleasant Valley Sunday"

"Last Train To Clarksville"

"Papa Gene's Blues"

"This Just Doesn't Seem to be my Day"

"I'm Gonna Buy Me A Dog"

"Early Morning Blues and Greens"

1 comment:

Barbara said...

I have always hated how it never seems to fail, as soon as you have the perfect moment to quietly play online by yourself, guilt free, the computer or AOL or the website you want to use the most decides to bog down.