Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Monkees: Daydream Believer



The Monkees official video for Daydream Believer.
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Written by: John Stewart
Recorded: June 14, 1967 & August 9, 1967
Released: October 30, 1967
Album: The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees
Label: Colgems Records

John Stewart wrote the song just before he left The Kingston Trio, an American pop and folk group. The single reached the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining at that position for four weeks, and peaked at number five in the UK Singles chart. It was The Monkees' last number one hit in the U.S. As for the song's meaning, it's chiefly about the struggles of life common to humanity. One often has regrets and unmet expectations from youth, a time full of dreams and promise. Yet maturity calls for eventually coming to an understanding and acceptance of how life eventually turns out after the prom ends.


The Monkees: Cover of 45 rpm single with Daydream Believer & Goin' Down on the flip side, 1967.
Source: Wikipedia



Daydream Believer
by John Stewart

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
The shavin' 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 his steed
Now you know how happy I can be
Oh, and our good times start and end without dollar one to spend
But how much baby do we really need?

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

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

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

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