"(i'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" as written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart....
I-I-I-I-I'm not your steppin' stone,
I-I-I-I-I'm not your steppin' stone.

You're trying to make your mark in society,
You're using all the tricks that you used on me,
You're reading all them high-fashion magazines,
The clothes you're wearing, girl, they're causing public scenes.

I said, I-I-I-I-I'm not your steppin' stone,
I-I-I-I-I'm not your steppin' stone. (No!)

Not your steppin' stone,
Not your steppin' stone,

When I first met you, girl, you didn't have no shoes,
But, now you're walking around like you're front page news,
You've been awful careful 'bout the friends you choose,
But, you won't find my name in your book of "Who's Who".

I said, I-I-I-I-I'm not your steppin' stone, (No, girl, not me!)
I-I-I-I-I'm not your steppin' stone. (No!)

Not your steppin' stone,
I'm not your steppin' stone,

Not your steppin' stone,
Not your steppin' stone,
Not your steppin' stone,
Not your steppin' stone,

No, girl, I'm not your steppin' stone,
Not your steppin' stone,
Not your steppin' stone,
Not your steppin' stone,


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"(I'm Not Your) Steppin Stone" as written by Stephen Geddes Grimes Peter Joseph Hooton

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Commentwhy arent there any comments? this song rules ass, yo.:)
    monkees are a classic band. rock on.
    fateworksbothways88on April 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw Tesla do a cover of this in concert- it was so awesome! Don't take any crap from anyone!
    classic_rocker8on October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude this song PERFECTLY describes my last girlfriend
    zombiesraftermeon July 29, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI remember this was the B-side to I'm A Believer. I love it! I'm going to the RFH gig in London this month and I can't wait for this one.
    wildandfreeon May 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPlease, The Sex Pistols version? Was that on their "comeback" album? It sucked. The Monkees version will always be the best.
    scarfone58on March 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIf the protagonist really wasn't [her] 'steppin' stone', the lyrics wouldn't, as they presently do, tell the story of him being shit on in the first place.

    He really was her steppin' stone...another product of the denial-laden sixties. :-P
    KStormon March 16, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWell both the versions of Minor Threat and Sex Pistols are better than the Monkees song
    Joe!on April 15, 2007   Link

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