The Best Of The Monkees (2003) Lyrics

  1. “(Theme From) The Monkees” (Boyce, Hart)
  2. “Last Train to Clarksville” (Boyce, Hart)
  3. “I Wanna Be Free” (Boyce, Hart)
  4. “Papa Gene’s Blues” (Nesmith)
  5. “I’m a Believer” (Diamond)
  6. “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” (Boyce, Hart)
  7. “She” (Boyce, Hart)
  8. “Mary, Mary” (Nesmith)
  9. “Your Auntie Grizelda” (Hildebrand, Keller)
  10. “Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)” (Diamond)
  11. “Sometime in the Morning” (Goffin, King)
  12. “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” (Diamond)
  13. “The Girl I Knew Somewhere” (Nesmith)
  14. “Shades of Gray” (Goffin, King)
  15. “Randy Scouse Git” (Dolenz)
  16. “For Pete’s Sake” (Richards, Tork)
  17. “You Just May Be the One (alternate)” (Nesmith)
  18. “Pleasant Valley Sunday” (Goffin, King)
  19. “Words” (Boyce, Hart)
  20. “Daydream Believer” (Stewart)
  21. “Goin’ Down” (Dolenz, Hildebrand, Jones, Nesmith, Tork)
  22. “What Am I Doing Hangin’ ’Round?” (Castleman, Murphy)
  23. “Valleri” (Boyce, Hart)
  24. “Porpoise Song (Theme from “Head”)” (Goffin, King)
  25. “Listen To The Band” (Nesmith)

“(Theme From) The Monkees” 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 go wherever we want to
Do what we like to do
We don’t have time to get restless
There’s always something new

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, ah

Any time
Or anywhere
Just look over your shoulder
Guess who’ll be standin’ there

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

[break]
Waaah!
One time!

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
Hey, hey, we’re The Monkees

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“Last Train to Clarksville” Lyrics

Take the last train to Clarksville
And I’ll meet you at the station
You can be here by four-thirty
’Cause I’ve made your reservation
Don’t be slow
Oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no

’Cause I’m leaving in the morning
And I must see you again
We’ll have one more night together (Train)
’Til the morning brings my train
And I must go
Oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no

And I don’t know if I’m ever coming home

Take the last train to Clarksville (Train)
I’ll be waiting at the station (Train)
We’ll have time for coffee-flavored kisses
And a bit of conversation, oh
Oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no

Di-di di-di di-di di-di
Di-di di-di di-di di-di
Di-di di-di di-di di-di di

Di-di di-di di-di di-di
Di-di di-di di-di di-di
Di-di di-di di-di di-di di

Take the last train to Clarksville
Now I must hang up the phone
I can’t hear you in this
Noisy railroad station all alone
I’m feelin’ low
Oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no

And I don’t know if I’m ever coming home
Oh

(Ah)

Take the last train to Clarksville
And I’ll meet you at the station
You can be here by four-thirty (Train)
’Cause I’ve made your reservation
Don’t be slow
Oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no

And I don’t know if I’m ever coming home

Take the last train to Clarksville (Train)
Take the last train to Clarksville (Train)
Take the last train to Clarksville (Train)
Take the last train to Clarksville (Train)
Take the last train to Clarksville (Train)

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  • 2

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  • 2:45

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“I Wanna Be Free” 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
I wanna be free

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  • 3

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  • 2:25

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“Papa Gene’s Blues” Lyrics

No heartaches felt, no longer lonely
Nights of waiting finally won me
Happiness that’s all rolled up in you
And now with you as inspiration
I look toward a destination
Sunny, bright that once before was blue

I have no more than I did before
But now I’ve got all that I need
For I love you, and I know you love me

So take my hand, I’ll start my journey
Free from all the helpless worry
That besets a man when he’s alone
For strength is mine when we’re together
And with you, I know I’ll never
Have to pass the high road for the low

I have no more than I did before
But now I’ve got all that I need
For I love you, and I know you love me

[break]
“Play, Magic Fingers!”
“Yee haw!”
“Oh, pick it, Luther!”

I have no more than I did before
But now I’ve got all that I need
For I love you, and I know you love me
Yes, I love you, and I know you love me

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  • 1:59

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“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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  • 2:41

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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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  • 2:20

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“She” Lyrics

(She) She told me that she loved me
And like a fool, I believed her from the start
(She) She said she’d never hurt me
But then she turned around and broke my heart

(Ohh) Why am I standing here
Missing her and wishing she were here?
(Hey!) She only did me wrong
(Hey!) I’m better off alone

(She) She devoured all my sweet love
Took all I had, and then she fed me dirt
(She) She laughed when I was cryin’
It was such a joke to see the way it hurt

(Ohh) Why am I standing here
Missing her and wishing she were here?
(Hey!) She only did me wrong
(Hey!) I’m better off alone

And now I know just why she
Keeps me hangin’ ’round (Hangin’ ’round)
She needs someone to walk on
So her feet don’t touch the ground (Don’t touch the ground)
But I love her (Love her)
I need her (Need her)
I want her (Want her)
Yeah! (Yeah!)
Yeah! (Yeah!)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
She, ah

[break]

(Ohh) Why am I standing here
Missing her and wishing she were here?
(Hey!) She only did me wrong now
(Hey!) I’m better off alone

(She) Why am I missing her?
(She) I should be kissing her
(She) Why am I missing her?
(She) I should be kissing her

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  • 2:27

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“Mary, Mary” Lyrics

Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?
Mary, Mary, can I go too?
This one thing I will vow ya
I’d rather die than to live without ya
Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?

Mary, Mary, tell me truly
What did I do to make you leave me?
Whatever it was, I didn’t mean to
You know I never would try and hurt ya
Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?

What more Mary can I do
To prove that my love is truly yours?
I’ve done more now than a clear-thinkin’ man would do

Mary, Mary, it’s not over
Where you go, I will follow
’Til I win your love again
And walk beside you, but until then
Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?

Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?
Mary, where you goin’ to?
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?
Oh, Mary, where you goin’ to, Mary, Mary
Mary, where you goin’ to?

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  • 8

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  • 2:16

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“Your Auntie Grizelda” Lyrics

She knows her mind alright, your Auntie Grizelda
She says she knows my kind, she might may be so
Oh yeah, she’s raised you right, your Auntie Grizelda
You only know the things she wants you to know

I know she’s havin’ a fit
She doesn’t like me a bit
No bird of grace ever lit on Auntie Grizelda

You can’t begrudge her style, your Auntie Grizelda
She couldn’t budge a smile and do it for free
So righteous making fudge, your Auntie Grizelda
So proper judging others over her tea

You look just like her you do
I know by lookin’ at you
That you’ve been listening to your Auntie Grizelda

[break, ad lib]

Oh no, don’t look at me like Auntie Grizelda
It takes much more to be someone of your own
You’ve got to make it free from Auntie Grizelda
Or just like her, you’ll have to make it alone

I know she’s havin’ a fit
She doesn’t like me a bit
No bird of grace ever lit on Auntie Grizelda

Auntie Grizelda, Auntie Grizelda
Auntie Grizelda, Auntie Grizelda
Grizzle da, grizzle da da, da da da…

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  • 9

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  • 2:28

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“Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)” Lyrics

Look out, here comes tomorrow
That’s when I’ll have to choose
How I wish I could borrow
Someone else’s shoes

Mary, oh, what a sweet girl
Lips like strawberry pie
Sandra, long hair and beat girl
Can’t make up my mind

I see all kinds of sorrow
Wish I only loved one
Look out, here comes tomorrow
Oh, how I wish tomorrow would never come

Told them both that I loved them
Said it, and it was true
But I can’t have both of them
Don’t know what to do

And I see all kinds of sorrow
Wish I only loved one
Look out, here comes tomorrow
Oh, how I wish tomorrow would never come

[break]
Mary, I love you
Sandra, I love you

Well, I see all kinds of sorrow
Wish I only loved one
Look out, here comes tomorrow
Oh, how I wish tomorrow would never come, ooh

I love you
Darling
I love you

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  • 10

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  • 2:10

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“Sometime in the Morning” Lyrics

Sometime in the morning
A simple thought may occur to you
And you hold her
And tell her all the things you never told her

Your love has shown me things I never thought I could see
I didn’t know (I didn’t know)
It could be done so easily
Now I know (Now I know)
You’re where it is for me

Sometime in the evening
You’re sitting there by the fireside
And she’ll touch you
And you’ll realize how much you never knew before

How much you couldn’t see
You didn’t know (You didn’t know)
It could be done so easily
Now you know (Now you know)
She’s all a girl could be

Now in her childlike eyes
You’ll see the beauty there
You’ll know it was always there
And you need no longer wear a disguise

Sometime in the morning
You’ll just reach out, and she will be there
Close as the summer air

Sometime in the morning
(She will be there) She will be there
Sometime in the morning
(She will be there) She will be there

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  • 2:24

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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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  • 2:35

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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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  • 2:35

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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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  • 14

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  • 2:35

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“Randy Scouse Git” Lyrics

She’s a wonderful lady, and she’s mine, all mine
And there doesn’t seem a way that she won’t come and lose my mind
It’s too easy humming songs to a girl in yellow dress
It’s been a long time since the party, and the room is in a mess

The four kings of E.M.I. are sitting stately on the floor
There are birds out on the sidewalk and a valet at the door
He reminds me of a penguin with few and plastered hair
There’s talcum powder on the letter, and the birthday boy is there

Why don’t you cut your hair?
Why don’t you live up there?
Why don’t you do what I do
See what I feel when I care?

Now they’ve darkened all the windows, and the seats are naugahyde
I’ve been waiting for an hour, I can’t find a place to hide
The being known as Wonder Girl is speaking, I believe
It’s not easy tryin’ to tell her that I shortly have to leave

Why don’t you be like me?
Why don’t you stop and see?
Why don’t you hate who I hate
Kill who I kill to be free?

[break]
Deedle deedle doo boo DEE boo, ba da-ba doo-ba dee boo, deedloo ba-ba zee-boo za-ba zay-ba zuh-ba zuh
Zee ba-ba boo za-za-za-ba-boo, DEE doodle DEE dood-la dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee bum
Zaddla zoodla ZEE do bee abba zoo’n DEE doola VEE doola VEE-VA doo bee abba doo-doo bum
Zabba zooba ZEE doodla zabba zooba ziddla zoobla zabbla zoobla ay

Why don’t you cut your hair?
Why don’t you live up there?
Why don’t you do what I do
See what I feel when I care?

(She’s a wonderful lady) Why don’t you be like me?
(And she’s mine all mine) Why don’t you stop and see?
(And there doesn’t seem a way) Why don’t you hate who I hate
(That she won’t come and lose my mind) Kill who I kill to be free?

(It’s too easy humming songs) Why don’t you cut your hair?
(To a girl in yellow dress) Why don’t you live up there?
(It’s been a long time since the party) Why don’t you do what I do
(And the room is in a mess) See what I feel when I care?

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  • 2:33

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“For Pete’s Sake” Lyrics

Love is understanding
Don’t you know that this is true?
Love is understanding
It’s in everything we do

In this generation (In this generation)
In this lovin’ time (This lovin’ time)
In this generation
We will make the world shine

We were born to love one another
This is something we all need
We were born to love one another
We must be what we’re going to be
And all we have to be is free

In this generation (In this generation)
In this lovin’ time (This lovin’ time)
In this generation
We will make the world shine

We were born to love one another
This is something we all need
We were born to love one another
We must be what we’re going to be
And all we have to be is free

Love is understanding we gotta be free (In this generation)
Love is understanding we gotta be free (In this generation)
In this generation (In this generation)
Love is understanding we gotta be free (In this generation)
We gotta be free
We gotta be free (In this generation)
We gotta be free (In this generation)
(In this generation)

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  • 2:10

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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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  • 2:10

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“Pleasant Valley Sunday” Lyrics

The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song
They serenade the weekend squire
Who just came out to mow his lawn

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Sunday)
Charcoal burnin’ everywhere
Rows of houses that are all the same
And no one seems to care

See Mrs. Gray, she’s proud today
Because her roses are in bloom
And Mr. Green, he’s so serene
He’s got a T.V. in every room

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Sunday)
Here in status symbol land
Mothers complain about how hard life is
And the kids just don’t understand

Creature comfort goals
They only numb my soul
And make it hard for me to see (Ahh)
My thoughts all seem to stray
To places far away
I need a change of scenery

Ta ta-ta ta, ta ta-ta ta
Ta ta-ta ta, ta ta-ta taa
Ta ta-ta ta, ta ta-ta ta
Ta ta-ta ta, ta ta-ta taa

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Sunday)
Charcoal burnin’ everywhere
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Here in status symbol land

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Ah, Pleasant Valley Sunday)
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Ah, Pleasant Valley Sunday)
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Ah, Pleasant Valley Sunday)
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Ah, Pleasant Valley Sunday)
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Ah, Pleasant Valley Sunday)
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Ah, Pleasant Valley Sunday)

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  • 18

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  • 3:30

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“Words” 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
Spoken to help
Nobody but you
Words with lies inside
But small enough to hide
’Til your playin’ was through, ah

Girl, don’t you know we can work it out with talkin’?
(You won’t turn 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
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
Spoken to help
Nobody but you
Words with lies inside
But small enough to hide
’Til your playin’ was through

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  • 19

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  • 2:48

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“Daydream Believer” Lyrics

Chip: 7A.
Davy: What number is this, Chip?
All: 7A!
Davy: Okay, don’t mean it, don’t get excited, man. It’s ’cause I’m short, I know.

Oh, I could hide ’neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings
The six o’clock alarm would never ring
But six rings, and I rise
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
My shaving razor’s cold, and it stings

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen?

You once thought of me
As a white knight on his steed
Now you know how happy I can be
Whoa, and our good times starts and end
Without dollar one to spend
But how much, baby, do we really need?

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen?

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen?

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Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen?

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen?…

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“Goin’ Down” Lyrics

Sock it to me!

Floatin’ in the river
With a saturated liver
And I wish I could forgive her
But I do believe she meant it
When she told me to forget it
And I bet she will regret it
When they find me in the morning
Wet and drowned
And the word gets ’round
Goin’ down
I’m goin’ down

Comin’ up for air
It’s pretty stuffy under there
I’d like to say I didn’t care
But I forgot to leave a note
And it’s so hard to stay afloat
I’m soakin’ wet without a boat
And I knew I should have taken off my shoes
It’s front page news
Goin’ down
Goin’ down

Hep, hep
Hep, hep
Hep hep, hep hep, hep, hep hep, hep hep

I wish I had another drink
It wouldn’t be so hard to sink
I should have taken time to think
Besides I got the picture straight
She must have had another date
I didn’t need this extra weight
I wish that I could see the way to shore
I don’t want no more
Goin’ down
I’m goin’ down

And now I see the life I led
I slept it all away in bed
I should’ve learned to swim instead
And now it’s really got me stumped
I can’t believe why I jumped
I’d like to get my tummy pumped
I can’t believe they drink this stuff in town
This dirty brown
Whoa, goin’ down
Goin’ down

I’m goin’ down, hep
Goin’ down, hep, hep
Goin’ down, goin’ down
Goin’ down, goin’ down
Goin’ down, goin’ down

I wish I looked before I leaped
I didn’t know it was so deep
Been down so far I don’t get wet
I haven’t touched the bottom yet
This river scene is gettin’ old
I’m hungry, sleepy, wet, and cold
She told me to forget it nice
I should’ve taken her advice
I only want to go on home
I’d gladly leave that girl at home
What a way to spend the night
If I don’t drown, I’ll die of fright
My pappy taught me how to float
But I can’t swim a single note
He threw me in to teach me how
I stayed there floatin’ like a mama cow
And now I’ve floated way downstream
I know this has to be a dream
If I could find my way to shore
I’d never, never do this any more
They give you three, I’ve been down nine
I’m a-goin’ down just one more time

Goin’ down, ah ga-goin’ down
Ga-goin’ down, goin’ down
I’m goin’ down, go go go
Goin’ down
Back, back, back, back home
Back, back, back home, back
Back, back, back home
Goin’ down, goin’ down
I’m goin’ down
I’m goin’ back home
Back to my friends and
Back to the one and
Back to the truth
I’m goin’ home, ah

Now the sky is gettin’ light
And everything will be alright
Think I finally got the knack
Just floatin’ and lazy on my back
I never really liked that town
I think I’ll ride the river down
Just movin’ slow and floatin’ free
There’s a river swingin’ under me
Wavin’ back to the suckers on shore
I should’ve thought of this before
I’m floatin’ on down to New Orleans
And pick up on some swingin’ scenes
I don’t know a better day
I’m goin’ down groovin’ all the way

Goin’ down, ah
Go-go-goin’ down
I’m goin’ down
Back, back, back to New Orleans
Back, back, back, back home
Ah, go-goin’ down, hep hep, hep hep
Go goin’ down, hep hep, hep hep
Ah, go-go-go-goin’ down
I’m goin’ down
Goin’ down, go go
Aw, hep hep, hep, hep, hep
Hep, hep…

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“What Am I Doing Hangin’ ’Round?” Lyrics

Just a loudmouth Yankee, I went down to Mexico
I didn’t have much time to spend, about a week or so
There I lightly took advantage of a girl who loved me so
But I found myself a-thinkin’ when the time had come to go

What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?
I should be on that train and gone
I should be ridin’ on that train to San Antone
What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?

She took me to the garden just for a little walk
I didn’t know much Spanish, and there was no time for talk
Then she told me that she loved me, not with words, but with a kiss
And like a fool, I kept on thinkin’ of a train I could not miss

What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?
I should be on that train and gone
I should be ridin’ on that train to San Antone
What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?

Well, it’s been a year or so, and I wanna go back again
And if I get the money, well, I’ll ride the same old train
But I guess your chances come but once, and boy, I sure missed mine
And still I can’t stop thinkin’ when I hear some whistle cryin’

What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?
I should be on that train and gone
I should be ridin’ on that train to San Antone
What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?

What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?
I should be on that train and gone
I should be ridin’ on that train to San Antone
What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?

What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?
I should be on that train and gone
I should be ridin’ on that train to San Antone
What am I doin’ hangin’ ’round?

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“Valleri” 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

They call her Valleri
I love her
Valleri

Oh yeah
Come on
Wow!

[break]

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 call her Valleri
I love her
Valleri

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Valleri
I love her
Valleri

I love her
Valleri
I need her
Valleri

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“Porpoise Song (Theme from “Head”)” Lyrics

My, my, the clock in the sky is pounding away
There’s so much to say
A face, a voice, an overdub has no choice
An image cannot rejoice

Wanting to be
To hear and to see
Crying to the sky

But the porpoise is laughing, goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Clicks, clacks, riding the backs of giraffes for laughs
Is alright for a while
The ego sings of castles and kings and things
That go with a life of style

Wanting to feel
To know what is real
Living is a, is a lie

But the porpoise is waiting, goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

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  • 4:02

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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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