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Monkees Porpoise Song Lyrics

Last updated: 08/27/2008 11:00:00 AM

My, my the clock in the sky is pounding away
There's so much to say
A face, a voice, an overdub has no choice
And it cannot rejoice

Wanting to be, to hear and to see
Crying to the sky

But the porpoise is laughing good-bye, good-bye
good-bye, good-bye, good-bye

Clicks, clacks
Riding the backs of giraffes for laughs is alright for a while
The ego sings of castles and kings and things
That go with a life of style

Wanting to feel, to know what is real
Living is a lie

But the porpoise is waiting good-bye, good-bye
Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye
Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye
Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye

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The Porpoise Song | Reviewer: The Hare and The Who | 8/28/2008

This is among the most brilliant and poignant of all psychedelic songs; funnily enough, The Monkees were at first dismissed by the hippie counterculture. The lyrics were written by Carole King, and what they lack in clarity is what makes the song so surreal; hearing it makes me feel like I'm in the air or in the sea (like in The Monkees film, "Head," where it's accompanied by a gorgeous color sequence at the beginning and end of the film).