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Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn,
& Jones, LTD.


Love Is Only Sleeping

(Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil)

Lead Vocals & Guitar: Michael Nesmith
Background Vocals: Micky Dolenz
Keyboards: Peter Tork
Percussion: Davy Jones
Bass: Chip Douglas
Drums: Eddie Hoh
Sound Effects: Bill Chadwick
Recorded At: RCA Studios, Hollywood
Date: June 19, 1967

"Love Is Only Sleeping" is an excellent Nesmith-sung Mann/Weil song that was originally considered for their fifth single's A-side. Rhino included an early mix of this song as a bonus track on the reissue CD. The early mix of "Love Is Only Sleeping" features different backing vocals.

On CD:
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones, LTD. (1995), Rhino Records R2 71793 (LP and alternate mix)
The Monkees Music Box (2001), Rhino Records R2 76706


Lyrics:

She looked at me
And the emptiness in her eyes was cruel to see
Then she turned away and said,
"Once I loved, but love is dead"
And I whispered, "Sometimes love is only sleeping"

She said, "I cannot cry
And I cannot give or feel or even try"
And her voice was hard and cold
Then her sweet young face looked old
And I whispered, "Sometimes love is only sleeping"

Through the endless days and nights
Could not help but wrap herself in sorrow (sorrow)
Through the endless days and nights
She waited for a shiny new tomorrow
Love was sleeping, sleeping

She looked at me
And her smiling tears were warm and sweet and free
And the moonlight kissed her eyes
As it mingled with our sighs
And she whispered, "Sometimes love is only sleeping"
And she whispered, "Sometimes love is only sleeping"
Only sleeping...



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