Words

Album: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. (1967)
Charted: 11
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  • Girl, don't you know every time I see you smiling,
    (It hurts so bad, 'cause when I see you, I start crying,
    I've tried everything to stop, but there's no denying,
    That falling in love with you, girl, is just like dying

    Oh, don't walk away,
    Oh, how can I make you stay?
    Don't turn away,
    I can still hear you saying those words that never were true,
    Just spoken to help nobody but you,
    Words with lies inside,
    But, small enough to hide till your playing was through

    Girl, don't you know we could work it out with talking?
    You won't look around or slow down your walking,
    I've given you everything with kiss to seal it,
    You had to get your kicks out of trying to steal it

    Now, I'm standing here,
    Strange, strange voices in my ears,
    I feel the tears,
    But, all I can hear are those words that never were true, just spoken to help nobody but you
    Words with lies inside,
    But, small enough to hide till your playing was through, ah

    Now, I'm standing here,
    Strange, strange voices in my ears,
    I feel the tears,
    But, all I can hear are those words that never were true,
    Just spoken to help nobody but you,
    Words with lies inside,
    But, small enough to hide till your playing was through
    Words that never were true, just spoken to help nobody but you,
    Words with lies inside,
    But, small enough to hide till your playing was through
    Words that never were true, just spoken to help nobody but you Writer/s: Bobby Hart, Tommy Boyce
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 21

  • Captaindave from Tucson, AzListening to the words closely, I can see how it was stated to go against the record company.
  • Rick from CaliforniaMikey Dolenz was the Monkees' lead vocalist, Davy Jones was not. Count the number of songs sung by each and that's easy to determine. Also, with about three exceptions (Valleri, Daydream Believer and Cuddly Toy), Dolenz was lead vocalist on the hits.
  • Mc from Upstate NyTo Meemo1024: There was a rather bizarre song by Todd Rundgren called "Onomatopoeia". It was on his "Hermit of Mink Hollow" album and is on YouTube. Is that the song you're thinking of?
  • Meemo1024 from UsaWhat is the song by the monkees that has the word onomatopoeia in it.... it seems that it was a "round" type of song.
  • Monkeefan from California No, most of their songs were sung by Micky Dolenz. He was the voice of the band no question
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenLady Kate: The band members proved themselves with "Headquarters" and no one should have doubted their abilities after that. They made some of the best music in the 60s.
  • Lady Kate from Dante's 7th Aka Reading Pa First I want to thank the creators of this site. I accidentally found this and Wow! Also most posts are from passionate intellectuals with brilliant experiences and stories. I've learned many things most recently about The Monkees. Actors, musicians, artists, evil doers duping the American people and millions of other titles blah blah blah. What college degree do the sanctimonious ones have to prove their credibility? If I remember correctly there was 2 guys in the 90's making millions lip sinking their concerts. If you ask me The Monkees have proven their credibility and Characters in more ways than some. Instead of bandying words around think about that. Sticks and stones people won't remember the details but they will remember how they felt. How did you feel listening and watching the guys? I still get energized singing the wrong words to those wonderful songs. I still feel hurt about a rejection letter I got from them. I was in love with Micky after all. Still would give 1/2 my soul to hang out with him. ..hohum... Feelings
    last forever and that's my final fact from
    my uni - verse.
  • Bill from West Chester, PaMicky was the lead singer; Monkees Theme, Last Train to Clarksville, I’m a believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday, For Pete Sake, Stepping Stone, etc, Davy had a few, Daydream Believer, a little bit me, a little bit you and Vallarie. Mike didn’t have the biggest hits but was great and sang some of my favorite Monkee songs. They were all great, but Micky was the lead singer, and the reason we still have Monkees tours.
  • Chris from SomewherePeter did sing lead on a song that was mainly used on the show. He sang "Your Auntie Grizelda" which was on the "Captain Crocodile" episode, when the guys were being chased by the children in the audience.
  • Dave from IlShocked to learn that's Peter on vocal- I always assumed he could not sing.
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxAgreed with Sandi...Micky sang the solid majority of their songs. This one was unusual because Peter does the background vocals and his voice was, by far, the weakest of the 4. Works here, though, as it did on my favorite Monkee song of all, "Shades of Gray."
  • Mike from Mill Valley, CaDavy sang "Day Dream Believer" and "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" both singles and hits... so lead vocals were more or less evenly distributed between Micky and Davy as far as hits...
  • Hilda from Chicago, IlCool song, sad of Davy passing away. I did not know this was a cheating women. I did notice their later songs like "She Hangs Out", and " Sometimes In The Morning" had sexual undertones. I was surprised they could sing those songs on a kiddie program.
  • George from Belleville, NjI think this song is a very interesting piece of music.The words,music,and vocals were handled very well.I agree with Tommy from Chicago,the Monkees were an under rated band.They sang some of the coolest songs in pop music.
  • Dan from Towson, MdThis is a really good song. It would have been nice if Peter would have been allowed to sing on a few more. "Shades of Grey" and "Do I Have to Do This All Over Again", are also great ones from Peter. Also, the fact that the Monkees were able to make an album as good as Headquarters, shows they really were talented. Too bad it got buried by Sgt Pepper.
  • Tommybeachbum from Chicagoland, IlI think the Monkees are a phenomenally under-rated band, pre-fab or not, listen to their songs, they definitely made their mark on music history. Peace Man!
  • Da Bill from Chicaga, IlMickey and Davy pretty well split the lead vocals for the group. Mike sang a few songs, mostly ones that he had written. What's interesting about this song is that Peter sang second-lead vocals in a call and answer style with Mickey. Peter was usually relegated to background vocals only.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThree other completely different songs titled "Words" have made the Top 100; The Bee Gees peaked at #11 in 1968, Missing Persons reached #42 in 1982, and Pat Boone topped out at #94 in 1960!!!
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI didn't know this song was about women who are evil,deceptive and dangerous.
  • Sandi from Hendersonville, TnSorry, Mike in Santa Barbara. Most Monkees songs were sung by Micky, not by Davy. Just think about "Last Train to Clarksville", "I'm a Believer", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", etc.
  • Linc from Beaumont, TxI think the Monkees had a lot of potential to be a better band than they were. This song is an example of that potential. But since the show was cancelled and the problems that created for the guys caused them to break up, we never got to find out.
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