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Nine Times Blue

(Michael Nesmith)

Lead Vocals: Michael Nesmith
Recorded At: RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood
Date: early 1967

This song was recorded many times before finally being released on one of Mike's First National Band albums. This, however, is the first known recorded version of the song, which he says was written pre-Monkees.

On CD:
Headquarters (1995), Rhino Records R2 71792
Headquarters Sessions (2000), Rhino Handmade RHM2 7715


Lyrics:

"Only differance between me and Peter is that I'm just stoned legal."

There's a certain something in the way
You looked at me and said you'd stay
That let me know that I was out of line
But I didn't know what else to do
And like a fool I tested you,
By demanding things of you which weren't mine

And now I feel like such a fool
For making you crawl back to me
But you did it with such love
That you're standing far above
Me and all I did to you
I'm sorry now, what can I do?

I know that never in the world
That I have found me such a girl
Who's there to pick me up before I fall
And if in the end we should go
Both our separte ways I know
The lesson I've learned here is worth it all.

'Cause now I feel like such a fool
For making you crawl back to me
But you did it with such love
That you're standing far above
Me and all I did to you
I'm sorry now, what can I do?

I know that never in the world
That I have found me such a girl
Who's there to pick me up before I fall
And if in the end we should go
Both our separte ways
I know the lesson I've learned here is worth it all.



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