I’m A Believer

I’m A Believer

When I saw Jim’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday, I believed the choice would be endless. I imagine there will be a great variety of very different tracks that will be featured today. I picked a song that always makes me smile, from a music group who always made me smile.

At the very end of 1966, The Monkees shot straight to Number One in the USA (and apparently a number of other lands) with “I’m A Believer”, a song written by Neil Diamond. The song stayed at the top of the US charts for seven weeks.

I always think of it as a great feel-good song – I had no idea it was such a success in the charts. But why ever not – it is incredibly catchy, incredibly feel-good – what more could you ask from a chart-topping hit?

Credits: Neil Diamond

I thought love was only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else but not for me.
Love was out to get me
That's the way it seemed.
Disappointment haunted all my dreams.

Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave her if I tried.

I thought love was more or less a givin' thing,
Seems the more I gave the less I got.
What's the use in tryin'?
All you get is pain.
When I needed sunshine I got rain.

Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave her if I tried.

Love was out to get me
Now, that's the way it seemed
Disappointment haunted all my dreams

Oh, then I saw her face, now I'm a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave her if I tried.

Yes, I saw her face, now I'm a believer
And not a trace of doubt in my mind.
Said I'm a believer
I'm a believer
I'm a believer
Said I'm a believer
I'm a believer
I said I'm a believer
I'm a believer

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