Who Sang Shades of Gray? The Monkees

The Monkees Headquarters cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
release date: 1967-5-20
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:23
producer: Chip Douglas
piano: Peter Tork
lead vocals: Davy Jones and Peter Tork
engineer: Hank Cicalo
bass: Jerry Yester
background vocals: Davy Jones, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz
French horn: Vincent DeRosa
cello: Frederick Seykora
maracas: Davy Jones
steel guitar: Michael Nesmith
drums (drum set): Micky Dolenz
tambourine: Davy Jones
writer: Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
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



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 You Told Me
  • 2 I'll Spend My Life With You
  • 3 Forget That Girl
  • 4 Band 6
  • 5 You Just May Be the One
  • 6 Shades of Gray
  • 7 I Can't Get Her Off My Mind
  • 8 For Pete's Sake
  • 9 Mr. Webster
  • 10 Sunny Girlfriend
  • 11 Zilch
  • 12 No Time
  • 13 Early Morning Blues and Greens
  • 14 Randy Scouse Git