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Take A Giant Step
Written by Carol King and Gerry Goffin
Published by SCREEN GEMS-EMI MUSIC INC

Giant Step is a song from my childhood and is one of my favorite songs recorded by The Monkees. When I looking for more songs to play at gigs, it came to mind as a song I wanted to cover. The Monkees version is quite produced and has that sitar thing that was happening in a lot of songs during the sixties. Taj Mahal later recorded a cover of it as well in 1969 with the arrangement being quite different. The Taj Mahal version was more well known and between the two renderings I came up with my version.
It was a song that showed to me that listeners knew a great song when they heard it. They would dig it right of the bat and their positive response to an otherwise obscure song from a different time was illuminating.

Lyrics

Take a Giant Step
*Original song written by Carol King and Gerry Goffin)
published by SCREEN GEMS-EMI MUSIC INC

Though you've played at love and lost,
And sorrow's turned your heart to frost,
I will melt your heart again.

Remember the feeling as a child,
When you woke up, and morning smiled,
It's time, you felt like you did then.

Come with me, I'll take you where the taste of life is cream,
And everyday holds wonders to be seen.
Come with me, leave yesterday behind,
And take a giant step outside your mind.

You stare at me in disbelief,
And say for you there's no relief.
I do swear, I'll prove you wrong.

Don't sit in that lonely room,
Just staring back in silent gloom.
That's not where you belong.

Come with me, I'll take you where the taste of life is cream,
And everyday holds wonders to be seen.
Come with me, leave yesterday behind,
And take a giant step outside your mind.

(Instrumental Break)

There's just no percentage in remembering the past,
It's time to learn to live again at last.
Come with me, leave yesterday behind,
And take a giant step outside your mind.
Come with me, leave yesterday behind,
And take a giant step outside your mind.

* Lyrics amended by Rachel Cambrin