"Daily Nightly" as written by and Michael Nesmith....
Darkened rolling figures move
Through prisms of no color
Hand in hand, they walk the night
But never know each other

Passioned pastel 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 its infractions
While reddened eyes
Hope there will be a next one

Sahara signs look down upon
A world that glitters glibly
And mountainsides 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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"Daily Nightly [Remastered]" as written by Michael Nesmith

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    General CommentTo me this doesn't mean much. I think Mickey puts it best at the tale end of the video for this..."Psycadellic". I

    Mike mentioned during a DVD commentary track from the season 2 DVDs that some lyrics from this song came from poetry that he wrote during his time on the show.
    stephiepooon November 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI read this song came from a poem Mickey wrote about the November 1966 Los Angeles Curfew Riots.
    thelaurakon July 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've heard it was Mike's take on the LA riots. Either way, a brilliant song, and the psychedelic vibe of the Moog synthesizer is perfect.
    aventurineon April 01, 2012   Link

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