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The Monkees – Tapioca Tundra lyrics

By Michael Nesmith


Reasoned verse, some prose or rhyme
Lose themselves in other times
And waiting hopes cast cast silent spells
That speak in clouded clues.
It cannot be a part of me,
For now it's part of you
.

Careful plays on fields
That seems to vanish when they're in between
And softly as I walk away
In freshly tattered shoe.
It cannot be a part of me
For now it's part of you
.

Sunshine, ragtime
Blowing in the breeze.
Midnight, looks right
Standing more at ease
.

Silhouettes and figures stay
Close to what he had to say
And one more time the faded dream
Is saddened by the news.
It cannot be a part of me
For now it's part of you
.

Well, Sunshine, ragtime
Blowing in the breeze.
Midnight, looks right
Standing more at ease.

[Instrumental]

Sunshine, ragtime
Blowing in the breeze.
Midnight, looks right
Standing more at ease.

Silhouettes and figures stay
Close to what he had to say
And one more time the faded dream
Is saddened by the news.
It cannot be a part of me
For now it's part of you.



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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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