Goin' Down

Goin' Down

The Monkees

Sock it to me
Floatin' down the river
With a saturated liver
And I wish I could forgive her
But I do believe she meant it
When she told me to forget it
And I bet she will regret it
When they find me in the morning wet and drowned
And the word gets 'round.
Goin' down. Goin' down.

Comin' up for air
It's pretty stuffy down there
I'd like to say I didn't care
But I forgot to leave a note
And it's so hard to stay afloat
I'm soakin' wet without a boat
And I knew I should have taken off my shoes
It's front page news.
Goin' down. Goin' down.

I wish I had another drink
It wouldn't be so hard to think
Besides I got the picture straight
She must have had another date
I didn't need this extrra weight
I wish that I could see my way to shore
Don't want no more.
Goin' down, I'm goin' down.

And now I see the life I led
I slept it all away in bed
I should have learned how to swim instead
And now it's really got me stumped
I can't believe I really jumped
I'd like to get my tummy pumped
I can't believe they drink this stuff in town
This dirty brown.
Goin' down. Goin' down.

I wished I'd looked before I leaped
I didn't know it was so deep
Been down so far I don't get wet
Haven't touched the bottom yet
This river scene is gettin' old
I'm hungry, sleepy, wet and cold
She told me to forget it nice
I should have taken hr advice
I only want to go on home
I'd gladly leave that girl alone
What a way to spend the night
If I don't drown, I'll die of fright
My pappy taught me how to float
But I can't swim a single note
He threw me in to teach me how
I stayed there floatin' like a mama cow
And now I've floated way downstream
If I could find my way to shore
I'd never, never do this anymore
I'll give you three, I've been down nine
I'm goin' down just one more time.
Goin' down. Goin' down.

Now the sky is gettin' light
An everythng will be all right
Think I finally got the knack
Just floatin' here lazy on my back
I never really liked that town
I think I'll ride the river down
Just movin' slow and floatin' free
There's a river swinging under me.
Waving back to the folks on shore
I should have thought of this before
I'm floatin' down to New Orleans
Goin' to pick up on some swingin' scenes
I know I'll know a better day
I'll go down groovin' all the way.
Goin' down. Goin' down.

Written by NESMITH, MICHAEL/DOLENZ, MICKY/JONES, DAVID THOMAS
Published by EMI Music Publishing

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