Missing Links Volume 3 (1996) Lyrics

Missing Links Volume 3 album cover
  1. “(Theme From) The Monkees (TV version)” (Boyce, Hart)
  2. “Kellogg’s Jingle” (Unknown)
  3. “We’ll Be Back In A Minute” (Dolenz)
  4. “Through The Looking Glass (prev. unissued alternate version)” (Baldwin, Boyce, Hart)
  5. “(Propinquity) I’ve Just Begun to Care” (Nesmith)
  6. “Penny Music” (Leonard, Stroll, Weinstein)
  7. “Tear The Top Right Off My Head” (Tork)
  8. “Little Red Rider” (Nesmith)
  9. “You’re So Good” (Stone)
  10. “Look Down” (King, Stern)
  11. “Hollywood” (Nesmith)
  12. “Midnight Train (demo version)” (Dolenz)
  13. “She Hangs Out (single version)” (Barry)
  14. “Shake ’Em Up” (Leiber, Stoller)
  15. “Circle Sky (alternate mix)” (Nesmith)
  16. “Steam Engine (prev. unissued alternate mix)” (Douglas)
  17. “Love To Love (prev. unissued alternate mix)” (Diamond)
  18. “She’ll Be There” (Unknown)
  19. “How Insensitive” (DeMaraes, Gimbel, Jobirn)
  20. “Merry Go Round” (Hildebrand, Tork)
  21. “Angel Band” (Bradbury, Hascall, Nesmith)
  22. “Zor and Zam (TV version)” (Chadwick, Chadwick)
  23. “We’ll Be Back In A Minute #2” (Dolenz)
  24. “Tema Dei Monkees” (Boyce, Hart)

“(Theme From) The Monkees (TV version)” Lyrics

Here we come
Walkin’ down the street
We get the funniest looks from
Everyone we meet

Hey, hey, we’re The Monkees
And people say we monkey around
But we’re too busy singin’
To put anybody down

We’re just tryin’ to be friendly
Come and watch us sing and play
We’re the young generation
And we’ve got something to say

Hey, hey, we’re The Monkees
You never know where we’ll be found
So you better get ready
We may be comin’ to your town

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“Kellogg’s Jingle” Lyrics

“The Monkees, brought to you by Kellogg’s.”

K - E - double L - O - double good
Kellogg’s, best to you

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“We’ll Be Back In A Minute” Lyrics

We’ll be back in a minute, back
Don’t forget it
Don’t you go away
Better stay right there
Don’t you turn us off
’Cause there’s no place left to go
But the show

We’ll be back in a minute, back
Don’t forget it
Don’t you go away
Better stay right there
Don’t you turn us off
’Cause there’s no place left to go
But the show

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

“One, two, three.”

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

Let 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]

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

You’re looking through me
Like you never knew me

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

Ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah

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I’ve known for a long time the kind of girl you are
Of a smile that covers teardrops
The way your head yields to your heart
Of things you’ve kept inside that most girls couldn’t bear
I’ve known you for a long time, but I’ve just begun to care

I’ve known of all the heartache, and I’ve known of all the pain
I’ve seen you when the sun shines
And I’ve seen you when it rains
I’ve seen you make a look of love from just an icy stare
I’ve known you for a long time, but I’ve just begun to care

I know I’ve been blind
To not have loved you all this time
But the image of you wasn’t clear
I guess I’ve been standing too near

Oh, it’s taken me a while, but I have finally found
What you are to me, and that’s what really counts
And what you are to me is something we can share
I’ve known you for a long time, but I’ve just begun to care

[break]

Oh, it’s taken me a while, but I have finally found
What you are to me, and that’s what really counts
And what you are to me is something we can share
I’ve known you for a long time, but I’ve just begun to care
Yes, I’ve known you for a long time, but I’ve just begun to care

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“Penny Music” Lyrics

Throw a penny from the window
Watch an old man play a song
On a twenty dollar violin he bought before the war
Though it screeches, and he scratches
And the notes are always wrong
But he plays like he’s in concert on the street outside my door

Tunes to suit your fancy
Are there any requests?
I’ll play them for a penny
And not a penny less

He’s the local virtuoso
It’s his only way of life
Plays ninety-seven overtures and goes home to his wife
In the quiet of the evening
While his frozen fingers bleed
He counts pennies on a blanket to supply his meager need

Tunes to suit your fancy
Are there any requests?
I’ll play them for a penny
And not a penny less

When there’s frost upon the pumpkin
In the weakness of the sun
He will stand there in the cold until his symphony is done
In the early gray of morning
He is sure to come around
You can hear him through the window when the pennies hit the ground

Tunes to suit your fancy
Are there any requests?
I’ll play them for a penny
And not a penny less

They’re playing penny music
Playing penny music
They’re playing penny music
Playing penny music
Playing penny music

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“Tear The Top Right Off My Head” Lyrics

Walkin’ down a lonely street
I need someone to meet
I run across sweet-lookin’ you
Do you know what you do?

Oh, you tear the top right off my head
You blow my mind
Yeah, I’m going blind

Freaking out in the afternoon
Lookin’ at a daytime moon
You talk to me, I talk to you
Do you know what you do?

Yeah, you tear the top right off my head
You blow my mind
I’m going blind

[break]
“Pick this once!”

Sittin’ by a firelight
Coffee cups for two
Touch my lips with your fingertips
Do you know what you do?

Yeah, you tear the top right off my head
You blow my mind
Yeah, I’m going blind

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Little red rider, ride on the railroad
And she cried
Little red rider, ride on the railroad
And waved goodbye

So so long sunshine, ride away
I know you’ll come back someday
And light my light

Little Miss Red’s asleep on the railroad
There she goes
Little Miss Red’s asleep on the railroad
And no one knows
That Little Miss Red is Little Miss Blue
And she looks a lot like you
Around the eyes

Nobody was home in town
Oh, nobody was home in town
Nobody was home in the town I called home
Somebody said they all had drowned

Bye bye, sweet miss, give me one kiss
And then I’ll go
Bye bye, sweet miss, give me one kiss
But don’t let it show
Then turn your brown eyes to the wall
Was that message there before
You were so wise?

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“You’re So Good” Lyrics

If you were an apple
I would take a bite
If you were a lemon
I would squeeze ya tight

You’re so good, I’ve got to have you
You’re so good that nothin’ else matters
You’re so good, you’re so good, you’re so good for me

If you were a penny
You’d be good as gold
Now if you were a snowball
I would love ya cold

’Cause you’re so good, I’ve got to, got to have you
You’re so good that nothin’ else matters
You’re so good, you’re so good, you’re so good for me

If you were a candle
I would light your fire
And if you were hot labor
I would never tire

’Cause you’re so good, I’ve got to, got to have you
You’re so good that nothin’ else matters
You’re so good, you’re so good, you’re so good, you’re so good for me
You’re so good for me
You’re so good, you’re so good, you’re so good for me

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“Look Down” Lyrics

I’m holdin’ my hand out
Keepin’ my head high
Tryin’ to get out of mechanical night
When I get to the top of the clear crystal mountain
I’m gonna stay up there as long as I can

And look down
Diggin’ the sights all around
Listenin’ to all of the sounds
I look down
I look down and look in

When my mind sends me reelin’
Breathin’ and feelin’
I remember the time when I tried to come clean
But my interests collided, besides I was misguided
And who do you confide in when you trip on a dream?

And look down
Diggin’ the sights all around
Listenin’ to all of the sounds
I look down
I look down and look in

If you want to come with me
And tell me what you see
Just step in beside me and do what you want
And you may see clearly
Though it sometimes is lonely
To be free is the only possession that counts

I’m holdin’ my hand out
I’m keepin’ my head high
Tryin’ to get out of mechanical night
When I get to the top of the clear crystal mountain
I’m gonna stay up there as long as I can

Diggin’ the sights all around
Listenin’ to all of the sounds
I look down, I look down
I look down, I look down
Look down, look down, look down
Hold on, I’m comin’

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The sun that’s falling from the south-western sky
Tells me that I must depart
So by sundown today
I’ll be on my way
But I’ll be leavin’ my heart

It’s not the countryside that appealed to my eyes
It’s the spirit, and it captured my mind
But the things I tried to be
Made a wreck out of me
Now a different road I must find

These things I think are new
I guess they’re really old
It seems I’ve done ’em once before
Now to go back to that fork in the road
Takes all the strength of my soul and more

Oh, goodbye, goodbye, you cruel town
You’ve been a fair-weather friend
Now I will go to some places that I know
Where things don’t start just to end

These things I think are new
I guess they’re really old
It seems that I’ve done ’em once before
Now to go back to that fork in the road
Takes all the strength of my soul and more

Oh, goodbye, good, goodbye, you cruel town
You’ve been a fair-weather friend
Now I will go to some place that I know
Where things don’t start just to end
Uh!

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“Midnight Train (demo version)” Lyrics

Micky: Or we could do…
Coco: Micky, just do what they want.
?: Do uh, do both of those again.

Well, I’m an angry man, I sing an angry song
Tell you honey, it won’t be long
Well, I’ll pack my bags, get out of here
With my guitar and a case of beer

Well, I’m goin’ north, and I’m goin’ south
Tell you honey, better shut your mouth
Well, I’ll kick your head from here to hell
You better know I can do it well

Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Losin’ all the money when it really ain’t so funny, hun
Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Tell you what, baby, well, you better be movin’ on

Well, I really don’t know where I’m goin’ for sure
Ain’t got a map, and it ain’t no tour
Just headin’ out for the open sky
Who knows, I might even die

Well, don’t you worry your pretty little head
I never gave a damn what I did or said
That’s why I’m packin’ to leave this place
Can’t stand to look at your cheatin’ face

Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Losin’ all the money when it really ain’t so funny, hun
Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Tell you what, baby, well, you better be movin’ on

Well, you treated me like a little boy
And you played around like I was a toy
Guess you thought I’d have the blues
Look who’s cryin’, guess you lose

Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Losin’ all the money when it really ain’t so funny, hun
Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Tell you what, baby, well, you better be movin’ on

Midnight train, rambling, rambling
All night long, I’m gambling, gambling
Losin’ all my money when it really ain’t so funny, honey
Midnight train, rambling, rambling
All night long, I’m gambling, gambling
Tell you what, baby, well, you better be movin’ on

Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Losin’ all the money when it really ain’t so funny, hun
Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Tell you what, baby, well, you better be movin’ on
It’s about that time, better be movin’ on
Get out of here, you better be movin’ on
Well, that’s all she wrote, you better be movin’ on

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“She Hangs Out (single version)” Lyrics

How old you say your sister was? (Sister was, sister was)
How old you say your sister was? (Sister was, sister was)
You know you’d better keep an eye on her (Eye on her, eye on her)

Do the ronde-ronde
Do the rond-rond
She hangs out
She hangs out

I heard you taught your sister the boogaloo (Boogaloo, boogaloo)
I heard you taught your sister the shing-a-ling too (Shing-a-ling too, shing-a-ling too)
Well, she can teach you a thing or two (A thing or two, thing or two)

Do the ronde-ronde
Do the rond-rond
She hangs out
She hangs out

Well, she hangs out, hangs out
Every night, every night
You know you best get down here on the double
Before she gets her pretty little self in trouble
She’s (Doo doo-doo doo) so fine
(Doo doo-doo doo) So fine

How old you say your sister was? (Sister was, sister was)
How old you say your sister was? (Sister was, sister was)
You know you’d better keep an eye on her (Eye on her, eye on her)

Do the ronde-ronde
Do the rond-rond
She hangs out
She hangs out
She’s very, very, very, very, very fine
And she’s gonna be mine
So fine

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“Shake ’Em Up” Lyrics

Sittin’ in a blue light diner
Wishin’ life could be much finer
There’s nothin’ here but beer and a bunch of old men
And I’m so down, I can’t be choosy
Here comes old Side Order Susie
So shake ’em up and let ’em roll
Let ’em roll again

Well, parkin’ in a drive-in movie
Wishin’ life could be more groovy
I’d love to share my back seat with a friend
Headlights flashin’ in my mirror
Lordy, hate that Review Vera
Shake ’em up and let ’em roll
Let ’em roll again

Shake ’em up
Let ’em roll
You’ve got a woman with a lotta soul
Shake ’em up and let ’em roll
Let ’em roll again

Hangin’ in the bowlin’ alley
Wanderin’ in to dilly dally
I bought a new comb and a package of sin-sins
I’m combin’ my hair in the plate glass window
I’m gonna get lucky with a Lucky Linda
Shake ’em up and let ’em roll
Let ’em roll again

[break]
“Mister Henry Diltz on clarinet!”

Shake ’em up
Let ’em roll again
I’ve got a woman with a lotta soul
I said-a shake ’em up and let ’em roll
Let ’em roll again

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“Circle Sky (alternate mix)” Lyrics

Circle sky
Telling lies
Here I stand
At demand

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

Color sound
Is 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

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

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“Steam Engine (prev. unissued alternate mix)” Lyrics

Mr. Engineer, slow the engine down some more
You’re movin’ just a little too fast
I’ve got my foot down clear to the floor

Steam engine
Engine ninety-nine
Steam drivers
Rollin’ right on by

Mr. Engineer, you see I’ve got a little problem here
My baby, she’s aboard your train
She said she’s never comin’ back again

Steam engine
Engine ninety-nine
Steam drivers
Rollin’ right on by

She told me goodbye, she said, “I’m leavin’ you behind”
I think I’m gonna die if I hear that whistle whine

Mr. Engineer, slow the engine down some more
You’re movin’, movin’ just a little too fast
I’ve got my foot down clear to the floor

[break]

Steam engine
Engine ninety-nine
Steam drivers
Rollin’ right on by

(Steam engine) Gotta keep on, keep on rollin’
(Steam engine) She’s gonna leave me, leave me behind on my
(Steam engine) I might as well go home
(Steam engine) She’s gonna leave me behind

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“Love To Love (prev. unissued alternate mix)” Lyrics

Love’s a thing that needs one to thrive on
Then it grows, at least that’s what I’ve been told
You can’t love someone if you find that
All you get in return is a heart that’s cold

They say you need love to love
You’ve gotta have love to love
They all say it works that way
But if it’s true, why do I love you?
Why do I love you?

Seems like you keep trying to break me
You do things designed just to make me cry
And I’ve heard if warm lips don’t touch you
Love won’t grow, no matter how much you try

They say you need love to love
You’ve gotta have love to love
They all say it works that way
But if it’s true, why do I love you?
Why do I love you?

[break]

You’ve gotta have love to love
You’ve gotta have love to love
They all say it works that way
But if it’s true, why do I love you?
Why do I love you?
Why do I love you?
Why do I love you?
Why do I love you?
Why do I love you?

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“She’ll Be There” Lyrics

When your dreams have died around you
She’ll be there
When you need a hand to guide you
She’ll be there

And when you feel rejected
’Cause life is not what you expected
I know that she’ll be there

If I hadn’t lied and cheated
She’d be here
If she wasn’t so mistreated
She’d be here

And if you don’t abuse her
I know you’ll never ever lose her
And she will always be there

I was too late to discover
How much I really did love her
But now, her place is with you
And I must face it, it’s over, we’re through

She’ll be there
She’ll be there

And if you don’t abuse her
I know you’ll never ever lose her
And she will always be there

She’ll be there
She’ll be there
She’ll be there

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“How Insensitive” Lyrics

How insensitive
I must have seemed when she told me that she loved me
How unmoved and cold
I must have seemed when she told so sincerely

Why she must have asked
Did I just turn and stare in icy silence?
What was I to do?
What can you do
When a love affair is over?

So now she’s gone away
And I’m alone with the memory of her last look
Vague and drawn and sad
I see it still, all the heartache in that last look

Why she must have asked
Did I just turn and stare in icy silence?
What was I to say?
What can you say
When a love affair is over?

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“Merry Go Round” Lyrics

Hollow carnival voice sings
Tunes of nobody’s choice
And on a vacant lot
Someone just forgot
Standing all alone
Turning on its own

Weary merry-go-round
Grows slowly into the ground
And faded circus acts
Sorrow broke their backs
And their sadness cries
From their staring eyes

Still small children come
And bring the harm of play
Spirits all alive
To drive the ghosts away

Useless merry-go-round
Tomorrow, they’ll tear you down
To build a parking lot
If it lives or not
It was just a toy
All it brought was joy

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“Angel Band” Lyrics

My latest sun is sinking fast
My race is nearly run
My strongest trials now have past
My triumph is begun

Oh, come, angel band
Come and around me stand
Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings
To my immortal home
Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings
To my immortal home

Oh, bear my longing heart to Him
Who bled and died for me
Whose blood now cleanses from all sin
And brings me victory

Oh, come, angel band
Come and around me stand
Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings
To my immortal home
Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings
To my immortal home

Oh, come, angel band
Come and around me stand
Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings
To my immortal home
Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings
To my immortal home

Oh, come, angel band
Come and around me stand
Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings
To my immortal home
Oh, bear me away on your snow white wings
To my immortal home

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“Zor and Zam (TV version)” Lyrics

The king of Zor, he called for a war
And the king of Zam, he answered
They fashioned their weapons, one upon one
Ton upon ton, and they called for a war
At the rise of the sun

Out went the call, to one and to all
That echoed and rolled like the thunder
Trumpets and drums, roar upon roar
More upon more, rolling the call of
Come now to war

Throughout the night, they fashioned their might
With right on the side of the mighty
They puzzled their minds, plan upon plan
Man upon man, and at dying of dawn
The great war began

They met on the battlefield, banner in hand
They looked out across the vacant land
And they counted the missing, one upon one
None upon none, the war, it was over before it begun
Two little kings playing a game
They gave a war and nobody came
Nobody came
Nobody died
Nobody died
Nobody died
Nobody died
Nobody died

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“We’ll Be Back In A Minute #2” Lyrics

We’ll be back in a minute, back
Don’t forget it
Don’t you go away
Better stay right there
Don’t you turn us off
’Cause there’s no place left to go
But the show

We’ll be back in a minute, back
In a minute, back
In a minute, back

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“Tema Dei Monkees” Lyrics

Ecco qua
passiamo noi
e la gente ci guarda
ed ammir con voi

Ci chiamano i Monkees
e siamo meno matti di chi
si crede più intelligente
di noi che la pensiamo così

Dovunque parliamo
non è giusto mai
c’è sempre qualcuno che
ne sa più di noi

Ci chiamano i Monkees
e siamo meno matti di chi
si crede più intelligente
di noi che la pensiamo così

Ci chiamano i Monkees
Ci chiamano i Monkees
Ci chiamano i Monkees
Ci chiamano i Monkees

Ci chiamano i Monkees
Ci chiamano i Monkees
Ci chiamano i Monkees
Ci chiamano i Monkees

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

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