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 (step-step-steppin' stone)
Not your steppin' stone (step-step-steppin' stone)
Not your steppin' stone (step-step-steppin' stone)
Not your steppin' stone (step-step-steppin' stone)

No, girl, I'm not your steppin' stone
Not your steppin' stone (step-step-steppin' stone)
Not your steppin' stone (step-step-steppin' stone)


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"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" as written by Bobby Hart Tommy Boyce

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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 21, 2003   Link
  • +1
    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
  • +1
    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
  • +1
    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 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude this song PERFECTLY describes my last girlfriend
    zombiesraftermeon July 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song ComparisonJ-pop band SCANDAL's song Shojo S sounds quite a bit like this. Possible inspiration?
    Goatllamaon December 11, 2019   Link
  • -1
    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 17, 2006   Link
  • -2
    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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