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The Monkees – Tapioca Tundra lyrics

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    The song has 2 meanings.

    Meaning 1: In Goldmine magazine, Mike Nesmith said, " The song itself is about the moment when the performer realizes that the songs he/she sings belong to the people - the fans and the crowds - that love the song, and the performer is only there in service to that relationship. 'It cannot be a part of me - for now it's part of you.'"

    Meaning 2: According to the Monkees Collectible Page, Michael Nesmith said that he thought that it was funny that the song received airplay. Why? Well, there may be a double entendre here. To quote that page, " let's just say "It can not be a part of me... for now it's part of you" (and the two umm, orgasmic yells, especially at the end" ahhhhh! (Shhhh, I didn't go too far did I? Ok, wait... ever look at tapioca pudding?" Yes, and you can guess what Tundra refers to. Nesmith has a good sense of humor, so is this second meaning true or was he just having one of his many jokes? Who knows?
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