“You Told Me” (take 15 with rough lead vocal) Lyrics

Peter: Do that gag. Mustn’t overlap.
?: Wa-one two three.
?: Three!
Davy: One two three!
Micky: A-one two three!
?: One two three!
?: Four four four!
Davy: One two—
?: One two three four! Huuu!

You told me you’d always say you told me
You told me you’d never stray, you told me
All these things you said you said sincerely
Still I am leaving you in spite of what you told me

I’ve heard things that did not match what you told me
And of your love that would not last that you told me
Forewarned is forearmed, it hurts, I’m leaving
I may be wrong, I can’t love what I’m just hearing

Times have made me shy
Of all the things you’re saying
Times have made me shy
Of girls and all the games that they are playing

Someday I may see the truth of what you told me
I may find I left too soon and that you told me
Only things that you were honestly feeling
But I must have more to love than what you told me
Yes, I must have more to love than what you told me
Yes, I must have more to love than what you told me

?: Let me listen—
Micky: That was it.
?: No, that was okay—
?: No, that was—

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Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 303.