I was listening to Daydream Believer (or Beleeevah) on the The Monkees’ Greatest Hits album but couldn’t understand the dialog before the song starts. Google revealed a raging debate on the subject and naturally I had to listen to it over and over again in order to form my own theory.
Davy: “What number is this Chip?”
Davy: “Okay, don’t mean it, don’t get excited man. It’s ’cause I’m short, I know.”
I’m still not sure about the words in italics. It sounds like a word starting with “n” like “not”, but I’ve listened to it over 50 times now and still can’t figure it out. There are a few other versions but none of them seem to fit.
During the search I found allexperts.com, a free question answering service. I submitted my question to the Monkees category and anxiously await a reply. Can you believe there were 20 Monkees experts? Most of the other categories I checked only had three or four, though The Simpsons had an impressive showing of 55. It appears to be a prime resource for answering obscure questions regarding anything from pulling your eyebrows and eyelashes to duct tape. I looked for a Honda repair expert for Carly but only found a lone expert who asks how to adjust the headlights on a 2000 Honda Civic LX. I think he inadvertently signed up as an expert when trying to post his question. He was a mechanic for 16 years though, so he might be able to help.
Well, that was more of a tangent than I had planned. Back to the Monkees. Here’s the meaning of the song and here is a bit of trivia: Mike Nesmith’s mother (Mike was a member of the Monkees) invented liquid paper.
An eyebrow-pulling expert? What the…?