Shades of Gray
The Monkees Lyrics


When the world and I were young
Just yesterday
Live was such a simple game
A child could play
It was easy then to tell right from wrong
Easy then to tell weak from strong
When a man should stand and fight
Or just go along

But today there is no day or night
Today there is no dark or light
Today there is no black or white
Only shades of gray

I remember when the answers seemed so clear
We had never lived with doubt or tasted fear
It was easy then to tell truth from lies
Selling out from compromise
Who to love and who to hate
The foolish from the wise

But today there is no day or night
Today there is no dark or light
Today there is no black or white
Only shades of gray

It was easy then to know what was fair
When to keep and when to share
How much to protect your heart
And how much to care

But today there is no day or night
Today there is no dark or light
Today there is no black or white
Only shades of gray
Only shades of gray

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Written by: BARRY MANN, CYNTHIA WEIL

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Comments from YouTube:

George Jennings

Watching this after hearing about Mr. Nesmith's passing . Seeing him , Mr. Tork and Mr. Jones here smiling and laughing and being so young hurts a little .

Wanda Burnsworth

I have always loved The Monkees," it makes me sad that they were so underrated. I love every song. ❤

Sujole

@Paul Kearns - Thin Ice Music I was 14 in 1984, and it sure seemed like we got a million years ahead of us at age 14. Where did the decades go? I don't remember putting up that many Christmas trees....

Paul Kearns - Thin Ice Music

I know what you mean George.
It only seems 5 minutes ago that I was 14, it was 1967 and the Monkees were 4 very funny young men, making music that seemed as good back then as it does now!!
To be born is to die - that's the nature of things. I just thought we got longer between one and the other.

Don Winslow

I lost it when Michael died. Only one left? Why? And no the correct answer isn't we all die and it would happen sooner or later. If that's the case why were none of them in there 80s with the youngest dying first? Why couldn't they have still been performing in there 90s? I try to believe they're in a better place but I'll never understand the loss of these wonderful men

Shirley Cruickshank

I know...it all hurts more than a little.

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Christina Burke

Don't care what the critics say. I love these guys. Always have and always will. Rest in peace, Davy.

x x

@Christina Burke I don't think they meant it seriously, more as a jokey metaphorical thing..

artman33167

fuck critics!

Barbara McCoy

Davy now has peter and mike with him

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