Instant Replay (1969) Lyrics

Instant Replay album cover

Side 1

  1. “Through The Looking Glass” (Baldwin, Boyce, Hart)
  2. “Don’t Listen To Linda” (Boyce, Hart)
  3. “I Won’t Be The Same Without Her” (Goffin, King)
  4. “Just A Game” (Dolenz)
  5. “Me Without You” (Boyce, Hart)
  6. “Don’t Wait For Me” (Nesmith)

Side 2

  1. “You And I” (Chadwick, Jones)
  2. “While I Cry” (Nesmith)
  3. “Tear Drop City” (Boyce, Hart)
  4. “The Girl I Left Behind Me” (Bayer, Sedaka)
  5. “A Man Without A Dream” (Goffin, King)
  6. “Shorty Blackwell” (Dolenz)

Bonus Tracks

  1. “Someday Man” (Nichols, Williams)
  2. “Carlisle Wheeling (prev. unissued alternate version)” (Nesmith)
  3. “Rosemarie (prev. unissued early version)” (Dolenz)
  4. “Smile (prev. unissued)” (Jones, Pitts)
  5. “St. Matthew (prev. unissued alternate mix)” (Nesmith)
  6. “Me Without You (prev. unissued alternate mix)” (Boyce, Hart)
  7. “Through The Looking Glass (prev. unissued alternate mix)” (Baldwin, Boyce, Hart)

“Through The Looking Glass” Lyrics

You call my name, then you run for protection
I reach out to hold you, but it’s just your reflection
Through the looking glass

You’ve been lookin’ at your life through a mirror
It’s time you started seein’ things a little bit clearer
Than through the looking glass

Watch me break through, girl
I still love you, girl

I think you love me by the way you come on, girl
Then I turn around for a minute, you’re gone, girl
Through the looking glass

[break]

You’re looking through me
Like you never knew me

I’ve got some things that I’m tryin’ to show you
But you fade away, how can I get to know you?
Through the looking glass

Ba ba-ba baaa!
Ba ba-ba baaa!

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“Don’t Listen To Linda” Lyrics

Don’t listen to Linda
She’s said all those things before
She’s just a pretender
And though you couldn’t love her more
She’ll lead you on, and then one day
She’ll say you have to part
Don’t listen to Linda
She’ll only break your heart

Don’t listen to Linda
If you want some good advice
Just try to remember
She did it once, she’ll do it twice
There’s more to her little games
Than your eyes can see
Don’t listen to Linda
Or you’ll end up like me

You’ll never understand her
All the presents you could hand her
Could never be enough, oh no
So don’t underestimate her
’Cause sooner or later
The going’s gonna start to get rough

Don’t listen to Linda
Don’t believe the things you hear
You’re her top contender
For the Loser of the Year
I’ve said everything I can
To try and make you see
Don’t listen to Linda
Or you’ll end up like me

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“I Won’t Be The Same Without Her” Lyrics

Life is hard for me to touch now
I just don’t enjoy it as much now
When she left, something inside of me died

And I won’t be the same without her
No, I won’t be the same without her by my side

There’s no end to my sorrow
I’m afraid to face tomorrow
When she left, she took much more than my pride

And I won’t be the same without her
No, I won’t be the same without her by my side

It isn’t easy to forget her
And the way it used to be
She changed my life the day I met her

And I won’t be the same without her
No, I won’t be the same without her close to me

Life is hard for me to touch now
I just don’t enjoy it as much now
When she left, something inside of me died

And I won’t be the same without her
No, I won’t be the same without her by my side

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“Just A Game” Lyrics

There’s a way
There’s a way for you and I if you’ll just stay
If you’ll just stay to keep me hidden from the day
And all its light
That’s covered up by night
When you’re away

When you’re away, the image of your face is clear
It is clear across the room, and I am here
Against the wall
Afraid that it is all
Just a game

Just a game that’s played in fun but not too real
Not too real to take a chance on finding out
You’ve really lost
I can’t see you clearly
While I’m here

While I’m here, and you are in my state of mind
My state of mind is changing places all the time
And I am lost
Trying to get across
Another time

When you’re away, the image of your face is clear
It is clear across the room when I am here
Against the wall
Afraid that it is all
Just a game
Just a game
Just a game
Just a game
Just a game
Just a game
Just a game
Just a game

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“Me Without You” Lyrics

I wonder just how long it will be
Me without you
You without me

We had a fight last night about something-or-other
But it can’t be too important if we love one another
Oh, true love always seems to take a little bit longer
But every time we break up, we make up a little bit stronger

I wonder just how long it will be
Me without you
You without me

[break]

Let me tell you now, I wonder just how long it will be
Me without you
You without me
Me without you
And you without me
Me without you
And you without me

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“Don’t Wait For Me” Lyrics

Don’t wait for me, I’ll be a long time comin’
Unless by then you have told me something
That shows how much you care

I’ve done much more than as a man I should have
Why did you not do all you could have
To show how much you care?

Over and again I wondered, “Was I wrong?”
I keep thinking I maybe should have come along
But then there comes a time in every man’s life
When he must be strong
And my time’s come
So if you’re gone then I guess I’ll cry
And hold to memories of what might’ve been
And when I finally leave, that will show how much I care

Over and again I wondered, “Was I wrong?”
I kept thinking that I maybe should have come along
But then there comes a time in every man’s life
When he must be strong
And my time’s come
So if you’re gone then I guess I’ll cry
And hold to memories of what might’ve been
And when I finally leave, that will show how much I care

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“You And I” Lyrics

You and I have seen what time does, haven’t we?
We both had time to grow
You know, we got more growin’ to do
Me and you
And the rest of them too

You can see the changes we’ve been goin’ through
Such a pity, what a shame
Who can be blamed? You and me
Me and you
And the rest of them too

In a year or maybe two
We’ll be gone and someone new will take our place
There’ll be another song
Another voice
Another pretty face

You and I have seen what time does, haven’t we?
We both had time to grow
You know, we got more growin’ to do
Me and you
And the rest of them too

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“While I Cry” Lyrics

They told me what you’d do
If I ever stayed with you
They told me that you’d laugh
While I cried

They told me what you’d say
That you’d turn and walk away
And find another place to play
While I cried

Now I think back on those times
I didn’t read between the lines
How all the things that you said
Never seemed to match the things you did

Thoughts keep turning ’round in my mind
Now I see reason and rhyme
Time spent with you
Has brought me something
And I’ve lost nothing
If you are that kind

They told me what you’d do
If I ever stayed with you
And sure enough
It all came true

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“Tear Drop City” Lyrics

’Bout as low as I’ve felt in a long time
And I know that I did her wrong at the wrong time
It’s plain to see
She’s down on me
And I know she’ll feel that way for a long time

I was high on top, but I didn’t know it
Tell me why did I have to go and blow it?
I used my lines
Too many times
And now I’ve got a badly hurt heart to show it

Took me too long to discover
How much I really love her
How’d I ever end up in this bag?
What a drag

There she goes, lookin’ for a pretty clover
No one knows what it’s like ’til it’s over
Without a doubt
I just found out
And I suppose I never did get to know her
Tear Drop City
Tear Drop City

Took me too long to discover
How much I really love her
How’d I ever end up in this bag?
What a drag

’Bout as low as I’ve felt in a long time
I’m ’bout as low as I’ve felt in a long time
I’m ’bout as low as I’ve felt in a long time
I’m ’bout as low as I’ve felt in a long time

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“The Girl I Left Behind Me” Lyrics

You told me not to try and tie you down
So I just took my place and hung around
You always said that you must be free
Well, you couldn’t see, you were losin’ me
And messing up the one good thing we had

I’m going out the same way I came in
The game is over now, I couldn’t win
Down inside, I feel a lack
But this time, girl, I won’t be back
And years from now, I’ll turn around and see
The girl I left behind me

I told myself that things would be okay
You’d come around to my way any day
As time went on, you just stayed the same
No, you, you couldn’t change or be rearranged
I’m pickin’ up the pieces of my life

I’m going out the same way I came in
The game is over now, I couldn’t win
Down inside, I feel a lack
But this time, girl, I won’t be back
And years from now, I’ll turn around and see
The girl I left behind me

[break]
I’m pickin’ up the pieces of my life

I’m going out the same way I came in
The game is over now, I couldn’t win
Down inside, I feel a lack
But this time, girl, I won’t be back
And years from now, I’ll turn around and see
The girl I left behind me

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“A Man Without A Dream” Lyrics

With the music of life, my soul is out of tune
And I feel like I’m growing old much too soon
My love for you, I just couldn’t compare
And the keys to my happiness, I let slip away

Now I’m a man without a dream
I’ve got a heart that has no home
All my senses are numb
Losing you, I’ve become a man
I’m just a man without a dream

Instead of striving to reach my goals and my aims
I got distracted with mean, endless games
For just an illusion, I traded love that was real
Now my eyes cannot see, and my heart cannot feel

Now I’m a man without a dream
I’ve got a heart that has no hole
All my senses are numb
Losing you, I’ve become a man
I’m just a man without a dream

[break]

Sometimes I think I’m a prisoner of fate
Doomed to find out things a little too late
And so I must play this broken man’s role
Unless you come home, girl
And bring back my soul

’Cause I’m a man without a dream
I’ve got a heart that has no hole
All my senses are numb
Losing you, I’ve become a man
I’m just a man without a dream
Without a dream
Without a dream

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“Shorty Blackwell” Lyrics

Shorty Blackwell, Shorty Blackwell
Be friends with me, be friends with me
Shorty Blackwell, Shorty Blackwell
Be friends with me, be friends with me

I’m feeling very bad today
Another cat came in to stay
He’s eating all my food
He’s speaking very crude
He’s gonna change the mood

I’m feeling very bad today
A red balloon got in my way
It followed me around
And never touched the ground
What can I say?

He built a house upon a hill
Ask him if he’s happy, and then give him pill
He’s going mad

He bought another car today
Ask him if he’s happy, then turn the other way
He’s going mad

He’s going mad
He’s going mad
He’s going mad…

I’m feeling very bad today
Another cat came in to stay
He’s eating all my food
He’s speaking very crude
He’s gonna change the mood

Black and shiny, now you’ve finally
Gotten everything you wanted
And you’re taunted by the power
That you really don’t want any more, ba-ba
More, ba-ba

Everybody’s talking faster
Hurry up, get me a master
I don’t have much time to lose
And besides, I’m polishing my shoes

Crossing the street
Watching your feet or you’ll die in a thunderbird night
Wishing with all of your might that you’d read the newspaper that you forgot to buy today
How will you know what they do when they say?

I’m feeling very bad today
Another girl came by to say
I can’t think of a word to tell you what I’ve heard
I’ve been away
I’ve been away
I’ve been away…

I am, I am, I am, I am, I am, I am, I am I, I am…

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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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“Carlisle Wheeling (prev. unissued alternate version)” Lyrics

In a long and involved conversation with myself
I saw precious things come into view
And I poured through the files taken off my mental shelf
And dusted off some memories of you

Then I thought about the time when our affair was green
How the phoenix of our love first flapped its silken wings
All the urgency and passion of each new day as it happened
And how it all mellowed as it grew

I remembered the times that our laughter would explode
And how you would turn to hide your smile
Then the hours of silence while the perfumed candle glowed
And both our thoughts meandered on for miles

I remembered the time I said I really had to go
I remembered the tears that filled your eyes
Then I touched your hand and told you that it really was a lie
And though you never knew it, dear, I cried

Well, it’s amazing how time can so softly change your ways
And make you look at things that can’t be seen
And how the years that roll by can start you listening
Not just to what they say but what they mean

So forgive me, my dear, if I seem preoccupied
And if the razor edge of youth-filled love is gone
But we’re both a little older, our relationship has grown
Not just in how it’s shaped but how it’s shown

So forgive me, my dear, if I seem preoccupied
And if the razor edge of youth-filled love is gone
But we’re both a little older, our relationship has grown
Not just in how it’s shaped but how it’s shown

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“Rosemarie (prev. unissued early version)” Lyrics

Rosemarie, once you see
Rosemarie, once
Rosemarie, come and see
Rosemarie, come

Syncopatin’, meditatin’
Formulatin’, allocatin’
Titillatin’, conjugatin’
Three to make it all the way an’
A, B, C, D, E

Rosemarie, came to see
Rosemarie, came
Rosemarie, went to see
Rosemarie, went

Information, registration
Aviation, easy nation
Occupation, connotation
Revelation, education
Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow

Rosemarie, wouldn’t see
Rosemarie, would
Da na-na, da-na na-na na-na
Da na-na, da-na na na na na na na na

Immigrated, navigated
Scintillated, punctuated
Postulated, agitated
Ganga-cated, rasta-cated
Hit, drag, toke, taste, buzz

Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie
Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie
Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie
Rosemarie, Rosemarie, Rosemarie

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“Smile (prev. unissued)” Lyrics

I wake to the sun shining
Orange and blue skies
Oh, what a feeling deep inside
It’s so hard for me to hide

You cannot imagine
A feeling so different
You’ve come so far, you’re at my door
You’re knocking at my door

Won’t you come inside and talk a while?
What I have to say may make you smile
Smile, smile, smile

I wake to the sun shining
Orange and blue skies
Oh, what a feeling deep inside
It’s so hard for me to hide

Won’t you come inside and talk a while?
What I have to say may make you smile
Smile, smile, smile

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“St. Matthew (prev. unissued alternate mix)” Lyrics

[vocals same as Missing Links Volume 2 version]

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  • 2:43

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“Me Without You (prev. unissued alternate mix)” Lyrics

[vocals same as original Instant Replay version]

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  • 2:12

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“Through The Looking Glass (prev. unissued alternate mix)” Lyrics

[vocals same as original Instant Replay version]

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  • 2:48

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