I’m A Believer And Other Hits (1997) Lyrics

I'm A Believer And Other Hits album cover
  1. “I’m a Believer” (Diamond)
  2. “The Girl I Knew Somewhere” (Nesmith)
  3. “Shades of Gray” (Goffin, King)
  4. “Cuddly Toy” (Nilsson)
  5. “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” (Diamond)
  6. “Heart And Soul” (Byrne, Howell)
  7. “Someday Man” (Nichols, Williams)
  8. “Ceiling In My Room” (DeMieri, Dick, Jones)
  9. “Listen To The Band” (Nesmith)
  10. “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” (Boyce, Hart)

“I’m a Believer” Lyrics

I thought love was only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else but not for me
Love was out to get me (Di di-di, di-di)
That’s the way it seemed (Di di-di, di-di)
Disappointment haunted all my dreams

Then I saw her face
Now I’m a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I’m in love
I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave her if I tried

I thought love was more or less a givin’ thing
Seems the more I gave, the less I got
What’s the use in tryin’? (Di di-di, di-di)
All you get is pain (Di di-di, di-di)
When I needed sunshine, I got rain

Then I saw her face
Now I’m a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I’m in love
I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave her if I tried, ah

[break]

Oh, love was out to get me
Now, that’s the way it seemed
Disappointment haunted all my dreams

Then I saw her face
Now I’m a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I’m in love
I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave her if I tried

Yes, I saw her face
Now I’m a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
Said I’m a believer, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (I’m a believer)
Said I’m a believer, yeah (I’m a believer)
Said I’m a believer, yeah

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“The Girl I Knew Somewhere” Lyrics

You tell me that you’ve never been this way before
You tell me things I know that I’ve heard somewhere
You’re standing in the places
And you’re staring down through faces
That bring to mind traces of a girl
A girl that I knew somewhere

I just can’t put my finger on what it is
That says to me, “Watch out, don’t believe her”
I can’t give any reasons, girl
My thoughts are bound down in a whirl
I just can’t think who in the world was that girl?
I know I met her somewhere

Someway, somehow, the same thing was done
Someone, somewhere, did me the same wrong

[break]

Well, goodbye, dear, I just can’t take this chance again (Goodbye, dear, I just can’t take this chance again)
My fingers are still burning from the last time (My fingers are still burning from the last time)
And if your love was not a game
I only have myself to blame
That’s as may be, I can’t explain, just ask
The girl that I knew somewhere

And if your love was not a game
I only have myself to blame
That’s as may be, I can’t explain, just ask
The girl that I knew somewhere

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“Shades of Gray” Lyrics

When the world and I were young, just yesterday
Life 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

[break]

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

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“Cuddly Toy” Lyrics

La, la-la la, la-la la, la, la-la
La, la-la la, la-la la, la, la-la

You’re not the only cuddly toy
That was ever enjoyed by any boy
You’re not the only choo-choo train
That was left out in the rain
The day after Santa came
You’re not the only cherry delight
That was left in the night
And gave up without a fight
You’re not the only cuddly toy
That was ever enjoyed by any boy

You’re not the kind of girl to tell your mother
The kind of company you keep
I never told you that I’d love no other
You must have dreamed it in your sleep

You’re not the only cuddly toy
That was ever enjoyed by any boy
You’re not the only choo-choo train
That was left out in the rain
The day after Santa came
You’re not the only cherry delight
That was left in the night
And gave up without a fight
You’re not the only cuddly toy
That was ever enjoyed by any boy

You’re not the kind of girl to tell your mother
The kind of company you keep
I never told you that I’d love no other
You must have dreamed it in your sleep

You’re not the only cuddly toy
That was ever enjoyed by any boy
You’re not the only cuddly toy
That was ever enjoyed by any boy

La, la-la la, la-la la, la, la-la
La, la-la la, la-la la, la, la-la
La, la-la la, la-la la

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“A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” Lyrics

Walk out, girl, don’t you walk out
We’ve got things to say
Talk out, let’s have it talked out
And things’ll be okay

Girl, I don’t want to fight
I’m a little bit wrong
You’re a little bit right
I said girl, you know that it’s true
It’s a little bit me
It’s a little bit you, too

Don’t know just what I said wrong
But girl, I apologize
Don’t go, here’s where you belong
So wipe the tears from your eyes

Girl, I don’t want to fight
I’m a little bit wrong
You’re a little bit right
I said girl, you know that it’s true
It’s a little bit me
And it’s a little bit you, too

[break]

Oh girl, I don’t want to fight
I’m a little bit wrong
And you’re a little bit right
And I said girl, you know that it’s true
It’s a little bit me
And it’s a little bit you, too

It’s a little bit me
It’s a little bit you
Girl, I’m gone, no no no no no
Girl, I’m gone, no no no no no
Hey, girl!
Hey, girl!
Please don’t go
Please don’t go

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“Heart And Soul” Lyrics

Love in a vacuum, love in a space
Love without even a little hint of a trace
Love and confusion and love doesn’t show on your face

Love is a stranger, love is a box
Love is the key that fits a million locks
Love is a mystery, when love is the devil, you go

Put your heart and soul where I can see them shine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can think they’re mine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can see them shine

Love at a distance, love at a walk
Love at the limit if only people could talk
Love for the moment it takes to its wings like a hawk

Love for tomorrow, love for today
Love for the hour, it could be comin’ your way
Love for a puzzle you need a solution to play

Put your heart and soul where I can see them shine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can think they’re mine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can see them shine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can think they’re mine

[break]

I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can see them shine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can think they’re mine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can see them shine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can think they’re mine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can see them shine
I wish you’d put your heart and soul where I can think they’re mine

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“Someday Man” Lyrics

Some people always complain
That their life is too short, so they hurry it along
Their worries drive them insane
But they still go along for the ride
As for me, I have all the time in the world

I was born a someday man
I’m a maybe child
I was born a someday man
I was always wild

Tomorrow’s a new day, baby
Anything can happen
Anything can happen at all

Some folks are working for reasons
And waiting for answers they’re never gonna find
They keep on searching for pleasures
And looking so hard they can’t see
But for me, life can be a sweet holiday

I was born a someday man
I’m a maybe child
I was born a someday man
I was always wild

Tomorrow’s a new day, baby
Anything can happen
Anything can happen at all

I was born a someday man
I’m a maybe child
I was born a someday man
I was always wild

I was born a someday man
I’m a maybe child
I was born a someday man
I was always wild

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“Ceiling In My Room” Lyrics

I’m a millionaire
Without a care in the world
I have played the game
I’ve made the grade, I’ve shown them all

I’m a teenage idol just starting a tune
No, it’s just the ceiling in my room

I have got more friends
Than I’ve ever had before
But are all these friends
Like the ones I knew before?

Hey, look, there’s my old schoolmates there at my back door
No, it’s just the ceiling in my room

[break]

If I could only be part of the things that I see
I’d trade all the wealth and fame you’ve given to me
Oh, I wanna be free

But no matter what
My future may bring
I always will remember
Just one simple thing

That when all my visions contain only gloom
I know it’s just the ceiling in my room
My room
My room

La da ta, la da ta
Da da da da da, da ta
La da ta, la da ta
Da da da

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“Listen To The Band” Lyrics

Hey, hey, mercy woman
Plays a song and no one listens
I need help, I’m falling again

Play the drum a little louder
Tell me I can live without her
If I only listen to the band
Listen to the band

Weren’t they good?
They made me happy
I think I can make it alone

Oh, mercy woman
Plays a song and no one listens
I need help, I’m falling again

Play the drum a little bit louder
Tell them they can live without her
If they only listen to the band
Listen to the band

Now weren’t they good?
They made me happy
I think I can make it alone

Ohh, woman
Plays a song and no one listens
I need help, I’m falling again

C’mon, play the drums just a little bit louder
Tell us we can live without her
Now that we have listened to the band

Listen to the band

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“(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” Lyrics

I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone
I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone

You’re tryin’ to make your mark in society
You’re usin’ all the tricks that you used on me
You’re readin’ all them high-fashion magazines
The clothes you’re wearin’, girl, are causin’ 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

I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone (No!)

When I first met you, girl, you didn’t have no shoes
But now you’re walkin’ ’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

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, I, girl, I’m not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone

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