Missing Links Volume 2 (1990) Lyrics

Missing Links Volume 2 album cover
  1. “All The King’s Horses” (Nesmith)
  2. “Valleri (alternate)” (Boyce, Hart)
  3. “St. Matthew” (Nesmith)
  4. “Words (alternate)” (Boyce, Hart)
  5. “Some Of Shelly’s Blues” (Nesmith)
  6. “I Wanna Be Free (alternate)” (Boyce, Hart)
  7. “If I Ever Get To Saginaw Again” (Keller, Russell)
  8. “Come On In” (Dubof, Levonsen)
  9. “I’ll Be Back Up on My Feet (alternate)” (Linzer, Randell)
  10. “Michigan Blackhawk” (Nesmith)
  11. “Hold On Girl (alternate)” (Carr, Keller, Raleigh)
  12. “The Crippled Lion” (Nesmith)
  13. “Changes” (Jones, Pitts)
  14. “Mr. Webster (alternate)” (Boyce, Hart)
  15. “You Just May Be the One (alternate)” (Nesmith)
  16. “Do Not Ask For Love (Prithee)” (Murphy)
  17. “Circle Sky (live version)” (Nesmith)
  18. “Seeger’s Theme” (Seeger)
  19. “Riu Chiu” (Traditional)

“All The King’s Horses” Lyrics

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
They couldn’t put my broken heart back together again

I woke up this morning
And this is what I found
You had gone and left me
And you never even made a farewell sound

Now, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men
(All the king’s horses and all the king’s men)
They couldn’t put my broken heart back together again
(Couldn’t put my broken heart back together again)

I asked your friends about you
And this is what they said
“She can live without you
She’s gonna find a man with money instead”

Now, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men
(All the king’s horses and all the king’s men)
They couldn’t put my broken heart back together again
(Couldn’t put my broken heart back together again)

Someday you will know
The meaning of a love that’s true
But when you find out
I won’t be around to share with you

Now, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
They couldn’t put my broken heart back together again (No, no, no)
Now, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
They couldn’t put my broken heart back together again

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“Valleri (alternate)” Lyrics

Valleri
I love her
Valleri

There’s a girl I know
Who makes me feel so good
And I wouldn’t live without her
Even if I could

I call her Valleri
I love her
Valleri

Oh yeah
Come on
Yeah
Whoa!

She’s the same little girl who used to
Hang around my door
But she sure looks different than
The way she looked before

I need her
Valleri
I want her
Valleri

[break]

Valleri
I want her
Valleri

Valleri
I want her
Valleri

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“St. Matthew” Lyrics

She walks around on brass rings that never touch her feet
She speaks in conversations that never are complete
And looking over past things that she has never done
She calls herself St. Matthew, and she is on the run

She stoops down to gather partly shattered men
And knows that when it’s over, it will start again
Both the times she smiled, it was a portrait of the sun
She calls herself St. Matthew, and she is on the run

Part of it is loneliness
And knowing how to steal
But most of it is weariness from standing up
Trying not to kneel

She discovered three new ways that she could help the dead
Sometimes she must raise her hand to tell you what she said
Then standing in a landslide, she suddenly becomes
A girl that’s named St. Matthew when she is on the run

Part of it is loneliness
And knowing how to steal
But most of it is weariness from standing up
Trying not to kneel

She discovered three new ways that she could help the dead
Sometimes she must raise her hand to tell you what she said
Then standing in a landslide, she suddenly becomes
A girl that’s named St. Matthew when she is on the run

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“Words (alternate)” Lyrics

Girl, don’t you know every time I see you smilin’
(It hurts so bad ’cause when I see you I start tryin’)
I’ve tried everything to stop, but there’s no denyin’
(That fallin’ in love with you, girl, is just like dyin’)

Oh, don’t walk away
How, how can I make you stay?
Don’t turn away

I can still hear you sayin’ those
Words that never were true
Just spoken to help
Nobody but you
Words with lies inside
But small enough to hide
’Til your playin’ was through

Girl, don’t you know we can work it out with talkin’?
(You won’t look around or slow down your walkin’)
I’ve given you everything with a kiss to seal it
(You had to get your kicks outta tryin’ to steal it)

Now I’m standing here
Strange, strange voices in my ears
I feel the tears

But all I can hear are those
Words that never were true
Spoken to help
Nobody but you
Words with lies inside
But small enough to hide
’Til your playin’ was through, ah

[break]

Now I’m standing here
Strange, strange voices in my ears
I feel the tears

But all I can hear are those
Words that never were true
Just spoken to help
Nobody but you
Words with lies inside
But small enough to hide
’Til your playin’ was through

Words that never were true
Just spoken to help
Nobody but you
Words with lies inside
But small enough to hide
’Til your playin’ was through

Words that never were true
Just spoken to help
Nobody but you
Words with lies inside
But small enough to hide
’Til your playin’ was through

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Tell me just one more time the reasons why you must leave
Tell me once more why you’re sure you don’t need me
Tell me again, but don’t think that you’ll convince me

Now you’ve said before fallin’ in love again, you’d rather be dead
’Cause when someone breaks your heart, you cry your eyes red
But there’s nothin’ so hard about the life that you’ve led

As far as I can see, there’s no reason for goodbyes
You’re just runnin’ scared, and that’s something I won’t buy

So you lose, I won’t let you go with nothin’ to show but more blues
And all this talk about leavin’ is strictly bad news
So you settle down and stay with the man that loves you

As far as I can see, there’s no reason for goodbyes
You’re just runnin’ scared, and that’s something I won’t buy

So you lose, I won’t let you go with nothin’ to show but more blues
And all this talk about leavin’ is strictly bad news
So you settle down and stay with the man that loves you
You settle down and stay with the man that loves you
Mmhmm

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“I Wanna Be Free (alternate)” Lyrics

I wanna be free
Like the bluebirds flying by me
Like the waves out on the blue sea
If your love has to tie me
Don’t try me
Say goodbye

I wanna be free
Don’t say you love me, say you like me
But when I need you beside me
Stay close enough to guide me
Confide in me
Whoa, whoa

I wanna hold your hand
Walk along the sand
Laughing in the sun
Always having fun
Doing all those things
Without any strings
To tie me down

I wanna be free
Like the warm September wind, babe
Say you’ll always be my friend, babe
We can make it to the end, babe
Again, babe, I’ve gotta say
I wanna be free

I wanna be free
Like the warm September wind, babe
Say you’ll always be my friend, babe
We can make it to the end, babe
Again, babe, I’ve gotta say
I wanna be free
I wanna be free
I wanna be free
I wanna be free
I wanna be free
I wanna be free

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“If I Ever Get To Saginaw Again” Lyrics

If I ever get to Saginaw again
A locale that’s somewhat off the beaten track
Get to see the girl I never saw again
Who must know why I have never ventured back
We were young and so alive
And now I wonder if she’d cling to me
Become my very own as she did then
If I ever get to Saginaw again

If I ever get to Saginaw again
It won’t be in spring with meadows turnin’ green
It won’t be to tangle with the law again
And it won’t be with someone only seventeen
Who gave her love and made me hers
And when you find the one you’re dreaming of
Who thinks to ask, “How old is love?” not “When?”
You may never get to Saginaw again

If I ever get to Saginaw again
I will get to see the son who bears my name
And perhaps I’ll quietly withdraw again
When I see the little man that he became
And how I yearn to watch him grow
A father’s love is maybe all it takes
To not repeat those sad mistakes of men
If I ever get to Saginaw again

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“Come On In” Lyrics

Come on in, you sure look good to me
Come on in, I’ve learned how lonely I can be
I guess we’ll never know just what went wrong
You know it’s been a whole year has passed us, by and gone
But we’re back together now where we belong
So baby, come on in

Come on in, I heard your footstep on the stair
Come on in, I’d know it anywhere
Your old chair in the corner’s just a-sittin’ there waitin’
It’s been a long time, anticipating
What a long time it’s been
So baby, come on in

Over and over I told myself
I said, “Son, you’ve got to lose these blues”
Get ready for the day when she’ll walk in the door
So I dusted off your housecoat and I polished up your shoes

Come on in, you know you’re welcome here
Ah, come on in, it’s been a long, long year
Now I know why I waited around
I wouldn’t run around town lettin’ you put me down
I knew if I waited I would win
So baby, come on in

Come on in
Come on in
Oh, come on in

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“I’ll Be Back Up on My Feet (alternate)” Lyrics

Girl, I know the grass is greener just around the bend
Gotta say goodbye, but don’t you fear
Though the road is broke, and I might fail to find the end
I won’t disappear

I’ll get back up on my feet
I’ll get back up on my feet
Chase the moon and sun to find my one and only you
I’ll get back up on my feet
I’ll get back up on my feet
Lookin’ high and I’m lookin’ low
When I find my boots, I know I gotta go
Back up on my feet, ah

Maybe I will be a star or maybe just a clown
Girl, I’ll never know until I try
Maybe I will meet a girl who’ll try to keep me down
But you won’t have to cry

I’ll get back up on my feet
I’ll get back up on my feet
Chase the moon and sun to find my one and only you
I’ll get back up on my feet
I’ll get back up on my feet
Lookin’ high, I’m lookin’ low
When I find my boots, I know I gotta go
Back up on my feet, ah

[break]

Maybe I will meet a girl who’ll try to keep me down
But you won’t have to cry

I’ll get back up on my feet
I’ll get back up on my feet
Chase the moon and sun to find my one and only you
I’ll get back up on my feet
I’ll get back up on my feet
Lookin’ high and I’m lookin’ low
When I find my boots, I know I gotta go
When I find my boots, I know I gotta go
When I find my boots, I know I gotta go

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“Michigan Blackhawk” Lyrics

Flyin’ down the highway
Lookin’ for a place to land
Need to leave the speed in the city
And people come and go and there’s no time to understand
And I keep movin’ down the road, taking notes in a trembling hand

Asked Sally to come with me, but she made it very clear
She said, “You’ve got your problems and I have mine, dear”

Up to the sunlit mountain
Down by the silver sea
Where the tale is told from memory of a finely woven symphony
Forever heard without a word to disturb its melody
Still I’d like to have someone along to share the air with me

Oh, Sally, why not come with me?
You know I’d like be with you
You can’t be all that busy
Don’t have that much to do
And you know I’d like to be with you

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“Hold On Girl (alternate)” Lyrics

I know about the guy who treated you so bad
He took your love and then just walked away
I know that you have got a reason to be sad
But help is on its way

(So hold on girl) Be a little bit stronger
(Hold on girl) Wait a little bit longer
(Hold on girl) Help is on its way

I know you feel as though your world is at an end
But you don’t have to live with yesterday
I promise you the sun is gonna shine again
And help is on its way

(So hold on girl) Now that we are together
(Hold on girl) Things are gonna be better
(Hold on girl) Help is on its way

[break]

(So hold on girl) Be a little bit stronger
(Hold on girl) Wait a little bit longer
(Hold on girl) Help is on its way

I know that he turned out to be the hurtin’ kind
He lied to you and led your heart astray
But now the time has come to leave the past behind
’Cause help is on its way

(So hold on girl) Now that we are together
(Hold on girl) Things are gonna be better
(Hold on girl) Help is on its way

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Slowly I walk through the gently falling rain
And I know that I will never pass this way again
Never wondering why
Teardrops chafing my eyes

Longing to be where the noted kisses fall
Lingering and still, while quietly they tell their all
Blue is the color of the sun
And nothing stops when everything is done

Now my whole world opens up in different rhymes and tunes
With the highways making up the verse
And then suddenly I see the light of something called the moon
And though my path is planned, it’s not rehearsed

So I move along to the next thing on the list
Knowing full well that some of them just don’t exist
But I am finally alone
And where my foot steps down is where it’s home

Now my whole world opens up in different rhymes and tunes
With the highways making up the verse
And then suddenly I see the light of something called the moon
And though my path is planned, it’s not rehearsed

So I move along to the next thing on the list
Knowing full well that some of them just don’t exist
But I am finally alone
And where my foot steps down is where it’s home

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“Changes” Lyrics

Seasons may change
We stay the same
We always stay the same
We always stay the same

Winter brings snow
When no, no flowers grow
They wait ’til the spring
Yes, they wait ’til the spring

In the spring, young men roam
’Til they’re old enough to know better, better

Leaves have turned green
Now spring has been and gone
Summer’s here
It’s gone, summer’s here

They autumn trees sway to and fro
Their leaves turn brown, now young men know better, better

Everyone feels good
And I knew they would
It’s been quite a good year
It’s been quite a good year
It’s been quite a good year

“Just let me listen to that.”

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“Mr. Webster (alternate)” Lyrics

Everyone in town knew Mr. Webster
He worked at the bank for forty years
And each week Mr. Frisbee made his check out
For sixty-eight dollars clear
And through the years, he thwarted twenty-seven robberies
And each time, Frisbee promised him a raise

They gave a retirement party for Mr. Webster
And everyone from the bank was there
They had a cake and flowers ordered special
And Frisbee had a speech prepared
And a little box that held a watch with this inscription
“To Mr. Webster, with regards”

[break]

Then came the telegram from Mr. Webster
Said, “Sorry, stop, cannot attend
I’ve flown away and taken all your money
Wish you were here to help me spend”
And one by one, all the people left the party
And Mr. Frisbee locked the door

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“You Just May Be the One (alternate)” Lyrics

All men must
Have someone
Have someone
Who would never take advantage
Of a love bright as the sun
Someone to understand them
And you just may be the one

All men must
Have someone
Have someone
Who would never take for granted
All the pleasures and the fun
Someone to stand beside them
And you just may be the one

I saw when you walked by
The love light in your eyes
And I knew I must try
To win you more than as a friend
I’m starting near the end
And here I go again

All men must
Have someone
Have someone
Who would never take advantage
Of a love bright as the sun
Someone to understand them
And you just may be the one
Someone to stand beside them
And you just may be the one

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“Do Not Ask For Love (Prithee)” Lyrics

And is it so, once more, thou art returning?
Hast thou lost thy way as once before?
I warned thee more than many times, thus would it be
I shall not be thy refuge once more

Thou makest me free
Then soon thou makest demands on me
And I am not thy love
Thou workest in the slavery

But I shan’t heed thee as before
I prithee, do not ask for love once more

So go my way and soon I shall go likewise
And if thy path be high then be mine low
Behold my footsteps in the sand but follow not
For soon they shall be covered with snow

Thou makest me free
Then soon thou makest demands on me
And I am not thy love
Thou workest in me slavery

But I shan’t heed thee as before
I prithee, do not ask for love once more
I prithee, do not ask for love once more

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“Circle Sky (live version)” Lyrics

Circle sky
Telling lies
Here I stand
At demand

And it looks like we’ve made it once again
Yes, it looks like we’ve made it once again

Color sound
All around
Wing-tip smile
Sees for miles

And it looks like we’ve made it once again
Yes, it looks like we’ve made it once again

It’s a very extraordinary scene
To those who don’t understand
But what you have seen you must believe
If you can, if you can

Hamilton
Smiling down
Telling more
Than before

And it looks like we’ve made it once again
Yes, it looks like we’ve made it to the end

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“Seeger’s Theme” Lyrics

“Let’s take one.”

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“Riu Chiu” Lyrics

Riu riu chiu, la guarda rivera
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera
Dios guardo el lobo de neustra cordera

Riu riu chiu, la guarda rivera
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera
Dios guardo el lobo de neustra cordera

El lobo rabioso la quiso morder
Mas Dios poderoso la supo defender
Quiso la hacer que no pudiese pecar
Ni aun original esta Virgen no tuviera

Riu riu chiu, la guarda rivera
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera
Dios guardo el lobo de neustra cordera

Este qu es nacido es el gran monarca
Cristo patriarca de carne vestido
Hemos redemido con se hacer chiquito
Aunqu era infinito, finito se hiciera

Riu riu chiu, la guarda rivera
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera
Dios guardo el lobo de neustra cordera

[Spanish lyrics from http://www.monkees.net/]

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