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More Of The Monkees


I'm a Believer

(Neil Diamond)

Lead Vocals: Micky Dolenz
Other Personnel Unknown
Produced By: Jeff Barry
Recorded At: Unknown
Date: October 15 & 23, 1966

Another songwriter Don Kirshner chose for The Monkees was the future star Neil Diamond. "I'm A Believer" was the A-side of the second single and went on to become The Monkees' biggest hit, not to mention the top song of 1967. Once again, the song was recorded in New York, then sent to Los Angeles for the vocals. Micky sang "I'm A Believer", and an early version of this song was included as a bonus track on the CD reissue. Micky also performed "I'm A Believer" in a duet with Julie Driscoll in the 1969 TV special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee. A karaoke version of the recording was released on the Japanese The Monkees Rule.

On CD:
More Of The Monkees (1994), Rhino Records R2 71791
The Monkees Music Box (2001), Rhino Records R2 76706


Lyrics:

I thought love was only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else but not for me.
Love was out to get me
That's the was it seemed.
Disappointment haunted all my dreams.

Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave her if I tried.

I thought love was more or less a given thing,
Seems the more I gave the less I got.
What's the use in tryin'?
All you get is pain.
When I needed sunshine I got rain.

Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave her if I tried.



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