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Daydream Believer Lyrics

Artist: The Monkees

Daydream Believer
The Monkees
Words and Music by John C. Stewart

- peak Billboard position #1 in 1967

Oh I could hide 'neath the wings of the bluebird as she sings
The six o'clock alarm would never ring
But it rings and I rise, wipe the sleep out of my eyes
My shaving razor's cold and it stings

Cheer up, sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?

You once thought of me as a white knight on a steed
Now you know how happy I can be
Oh, and our good time starts and ends
With a dollar one to spend
But how much baby do we really need?

Repeat CHORUS twice

Repeat CHORUS twice again.


Here is a little titbit
about the Monkey's DAYDREAM BELIEVER. There are two versions of
the same recording, the one is this above and another that includes a few
seconds of banter among the Monkeys before the song started.
Here it is...J for Davy Jones, N for Mike Nesmith (his mother
was the inventor of Liquid Paper BTW), D for Mikey Dolenz and
T for Peter Tork:

N: Seven-A
J: What number was that again?
J: OK, OK I mean don't get excited guys, just cause I'm a sure

Then into the song as above.

Note sent by:

tmazanec1 or Tom Mazanec to humans


by Angelos on 5/27/2008 10:29pm
Having grown up during the late sixties and seventies, I still recall all the love and meaning written into the words and the tunes. Now, it seems, music has taken a downward spiral and continues to displease many, expecially whose love of musical pleasure was both the words and those who performed it.
by tomroberts on 5/28/2008 4:03pm
He says, 'Dont' get excited, man. Just 'cause I'm short, I know.
by tomroberts on 5/28/2008 4:05pm
also, "without dollar one to spend"

Otherwise, it makes no sense.
by satans _son on 9/2/2008 3:25am
i was born in 1993 and these lyrics still me something to me and music has not taken a downward spiral it still has the same amout of meaning the meaning is just diffrent.
by musicman413 on 12/8/2010 12:09pm
Great music just keeps on getting better & never dies. This is a song that was rerecorded by Anne Murray so that tells you just how nice a song it is. Same can be said of The Beatles Yesterday which has been rerecorded by many including Frank Sinatra.
by DOROTHY J on 1/24/2011 1:44pm
by john on 6/28/2011 5:55am
How do I get chords to songs
by "Strickly" 60's on 8/16/2011 9:19am
The Monkees music were a FUN TIME!!
by Tough P on 12/7/2011 9:59am
Additionally, I think he was talking to Chip Douglas, the record producer, and not the other band members because at the beginning he clearly says

"What number is this Chip?"

29 years old and a lifelong Monkees fan :)
by camille reta on 1/6/2012 11:15am
the monkees freaking rock man! I'm 17 and I hate the music of my lame generation.
by A true daydreamer on 2/5/2012 9:01pm
This song is a precious jewel, even though my native language is spanish, I find this song kinda refreshing whenever I listen to it. What's more, I adopted it as my personal anthem every time I feel kinda sad or depressed 'cause reminds me that I proudly belong to that generation of daydreamers from the 60's. Great songs like this came to stay for good and new generations of daydreamers like camille reta above, feel kinda connected and that's good because in this case music is helping to shorten the gap between generations which sometimes seems to be larger as time goes by.
by daydreambeliever on 2/29/2012 9:46pm
r.i.p. davy jones
by Carlos mazizi on 8/3/2012 6:42am
Monkees are forer great
by amanda mason 15/7/13 on 7/15/2013 7:41am
as i am in love with the guy i love so much not telling nobody at all but i hope hes back tomorrow as well
by Tammy on 7/6/2014 10:17am
I've always heard the line as "...It's because I'm short, I know"

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