Different Drum

Words & Music:

Mike Nesmith


C      Em F             G         C           Em

You and I travel to the beat of a different drum.

    F         G           C     Em

Oh, can't you tell by the way I run

F          G        C         Em F    G

Every time you make eyes at me?  Whoa—oh!

You cry and moan and say it will work out.

But, honey child, I've got my doubts.

    F                            G

You can't see the forest for the trees.




Oh, don't get me wrong it's not that I knock it.


It's just that I'm not in the market

      F                G         C  C7

For a boy who wants to love only me.

         F              G

Yes, and I ain't saying you ain't pretty;

C       Em        F       C

All I'm saying is I'm not ready

    D7                            Dm7                          G

For any person, place or thing to try and pull the reins in on me.


So, goodbye, I'll be leaving.  I see no sense

In this crying and grieving.

We'll both live a lot longer if you live without me.






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