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Headquarters


The Girl I Knew Somewhere (Mike vocals)

(Michael Nesmith)

Lead Vocals: Michael Nesmith
Bass: John London
Recorded At: Goldstar Studios, Hollywood
Date: January 16, 1967

"The Girl I Knew Somewhere", which had been recorded by the group during their earliest sessions together before Kirshner was involved, was rerecorded on this day with Mike handling the lead vocal. Though this was an excellent version, the Monkees knew a Mike vocal would not be released on a single and they recut the song with Micky singing lead. It would not be released until the reissue CD of Headquarters.

On CD:
Headquarters (1995), Rhino Records R2 71792


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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