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The Monkees


The Girl I Knew Somewhere

(Mike Nesmith)

Guitar & Vocals: Michael Nesmith
Bass & Keyboards: Peter Tork
Drums: Micky Dolenz
Date: April 1966

Presumably, the group recorded the Nesmith composition all on their own with Nesmith on guitar and vocals, Tork on bass and keyboards, and Dolenz on drums. Unfortunately, the recording would not see the light of day due to the recruitment of Don Kirshner as music coordinator of the TV show. The song would be recorded again a little less than a year later. Presumably, a large number of other tracks of The Monkees' first efforts were produced as well. Nesmith has been quoted as saying "about a hundred" tracks were recorded. Unfortunately, none of these tapes have been located.


Lyrics:

You tell me that you've never been this way before
You tell me things I knew that I've heard somewhere
You're standing in the places
And you're staring down through faces
That bring to my 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, "Watchout, don't believe her."
I can't give any reasons girl
My thoughts are bound out in a whirl
I just can't seem to win the world was that
The girl I know I met her somewhere

Someway, somehow the same thing was done
Someone, somewhere did me the same wrong

[instrumental]
Ahh....

So goodbye dear I just can't take this chance again
My fingers are still burning from the last time
And if your love was not a game
I only have myself to blame
That that 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 that may be I can't explain just ask
The girl that I knew somewhere



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