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Dark and rolling figures move through prisms of no color.
Hand in hand, they walk the night,
But never know each other.
Passion cast in neon lights light up the jeweled traveler
Who, lost in scenes of smoke filled dreams,
Find questions, but no answers.

Startled eyes that sometimes see phantasmagoric splendor
Pirouette down palsied paths
With pennies for the vendor.
Salvation's yours for just the time it takes to pay the dancer.
And once again such anxious men
Find questions, but no answers.

The night has gone and taken it's infractions,
While deadened eyes hope there will be a next one.

Terror signs look down upon a world that glitters glibly.
And mountain sides put arms around
The unsuspecting city.
Second hands that minds have slowed are moving even faster
Toward bringing down someone who's found
The questions, but no answers.



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    MrEmannJan 2, 2010 at 2:05 am
    I recall reading this somewhere. Not sure if this is the first pop/rock song to use the MOOG. I do know Mickey Dolenz was one of the first three people in the United States to own a MOOG. The Monkees also used the MOOG a full three years The Beatles would use a MOOG on Abbey Road, which would also be the group's final recording. ** Not counting the later "Real Love/Free As A Bird" recordings.**
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    LongHairedLadyMay 1, 2008 at 1:58 pm
    Michael Nesmith wrote this song as a veiled commentary on the 1966 Sunset Strip riots. (Also possibly the first pop recording to use a Moog Synthesizer)

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