Gonna build a mountain
From a little hill
Gonna build me a mountain
‘Least I hope I will
Gonna build a mountain
Gonna build it high
I don’t know how I’m gonna do it
I only know I’m gonna try (yeah yeah)

Gonna build me a daydream (yeah yeah)
From a little hope (yeah yeah)
Gonna push that daydream (yeah yeah)
Up the mountain slope (yeah yeah)
Gonna build a daydream (yeah yeah)
Gonna see it through (yeah yeah)
Gonna build a mountain and a daydream
Gonna make them both come true (yeah yeah)

Gonna build a heaven
From a little hell
Gonna build me a heaven
And I know darn well
If I build my mountain with a lot of care
And take my daydream up the mountain
And heaven will be waiting there

When I build that heaven as I will someday (yeah yeah)
And the lord sends Gabriel to take me away (yeah yeah)
What a fine young son to take my place (yeah yeah)
I’ll leave a son in my heaven on earth
With the good lord’s grace

With a fine young son to take my place
I’ll leave a son in my heaven on earth
With the good lord’s grace

Gonna build a mountain (yeah yeah)