“I’m a Believer” (blues) Lyrics

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

Then I saw her face (Then I saw her face)
Now I’m a believer (I’m a believer) (I’m a believer)
Not a trace (Not a trace) (Not a trace)
Of doubt in my mind (In his mind) (Of doubt in my mind)
I’m in love (He’s in love) (Ahh, ahh)
Now I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave her if I tried
If I tried

(I thought love was more or less a givin’ thing)
(Seems the more I gave, the less I got) Get a little less
(What’s the use in tryin’?) I kept on tryin’
(All you get is pain) I got-a pain in my eyes
(When I needed sunshine I got rain) Got-a rain, a-rain in my eyes

I saw her face (Then I saw her face)
Now I’m a believer (Believer) (I’m a believer)
Not not-a not-a not-a trace (Not a trace) (Not a trace)
(Of doubt in his mind) Of doubt in my mind (Of doubt in my mind)
(He’s in love) I’m in love (Ahh, ahh)
And I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave her if I tried
Try, try, get-a get-a gotta try, try to believe her, try to believe her, gotta, I gotta, try to believe her…


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 292.