Friday, May 29, 2015

The Monkees: Daydream Believer (1967)





The Monkees perform "Daydream Believer"in this feel-good 1967 song from the past; it was written by John C. Stewart of the Kingston Trio, and released by the pop group as a single on October 25, 1967. It was included on their 1968 album,The Birds, The Bees & the Monkees. I was not yet 10 but knew a good song when I heard it. Still do.


Daydream Believer
by John C. 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.
My 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 a 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.

[Instrumental interlude]

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen.
[Repeat and fade]