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

You're trying to make your mark in society
Using all the tricks that you used on me
You're reading all those high fashion magazines
The clothes you're wearin' girl are causing public scenes

[Chorus]
I said
I'm not your stepping stone
I'm not your stepping stone
Not your stepping stone
Not your stepping stone

When I first met you girl you didn't have no shoes
Now you're walking 'round 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

[Chorus]


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"Steppin' Stone" as written by Stephen Geddes Grimes Peter Joseph Hooton

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    General CommentOriginal version was by the MOnkees, i believe. Which is a bit weird.
    shadowwiththeeyeson June 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentya the original was by the monkees but then the sex pistols did it so i believe thats why they did it
    ilowison October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis was one of those songs that everyone in the scene covered. ilowis is right, most bands thought it was a Sex Pistols song.
    shadowwiththeeyeson January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWritten by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart. According to the Monkees Box Set "Listen to the Band", Paul Revere and the Raiders were the first to record it. It was on their album "Midnight Ride" which it says was released 6 months before the Monkees version. This Monkees box set also has a live version, which sounds a bit closer to the punk rock versions other bands did than to their studio version. The Monkees version was always one of my favorite Monkees tunes, but I like the Minor Threat version as well.
    Mad Slanted Powerson March 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentinteresting story: once Minor Threat was set to play on a 7 band venue, and all seven of the bands played a cover of this song not knowning any of the other bands were going to.
    joshwasingeron May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentinteresting story: once Minor Threat was set to play on a 7 band venue, and all seven of the bands played a cover of this song not knowning any of the other bands were going to.
    joshwasingeron May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentinteresting story: once Minor Threat was set to play on a 7 band venue, and all seven of the bands played a cover of this song not knowning any of the other bands were going to.
    joshwasingeron May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm led to believe that the musical simplicity and the angry punk-like lyrics are the reason so many punk bands covered it.
    TheIronFaceofSteelon February 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRegardless, this is still an awesome version
    br00tifulon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentS.O.A. also covered it on the "flex your head" compilation. Actually, i think i can hear Ian shouting in the beginning of the song.
    80smoviesguyon March 24, 2009   Link

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