"Different Drum" as written by and Michael Nesmith....
You and I travel to the beat of a diff'rent drum.
Oh, can't you tell by the way I run
Ev'ry time you make eyes at me. Wo oh.
You cry and you moan and say it will work out.
But honey child I've got my doubts.
You can't see the forest for the trees.

Oh, don't get me wrong. It's not that I'm knockin'.
It's just that I'm not in the market
For a girl who wants to love only me.
Yes, and I ain't sayin' you ain't pretty.
All I'm sayin's I'm not ready for any person,
Place or thing to try and pull the reins in on me.
So Goodbye, I'll be leavin'.
I see no sense in the cryin' and grievin'.
We'll both live a lot longer if you live without me.

Oh, don't get me wrong. It's not that I'm knockin'.
It's just that I'm not in the market
For a girl who wants to love only me.
Yes, and I ain't sayin' you ain't pretty.
All I'm sayin's I'm not ready for any person,
Place or thing to try and pull the reins in on me.
So Goodbye, I'll be leavin'.
I see no sense in the cryin' and grievin'.
We'll both live a lot longer if you live without me.


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"Different Drum" as written by Michael Nesmith

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    General CommentThis is a great song. It's pretty obvious that it's about a woman who's not ready for commitment. Not just with this particular man, but with anyone or anything. She's being brutally honest to him, but at least she's being honest.
    Ratman_84on June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is kinda autobiographical for Linda, even though she didn't
    write it - Mike Nesmith of the Monkees wrote the song, undoubtedly
    from a male standpoint - in an interview somewhere far in the past
    Linda claimed that she would never marry, and she's true to her
    word - don't hold me to it, but I think she even did a tune titled
    "I Will Never Marry", or perhaps covered it in concert
    rockboy52on January 03, 2013   Link

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