The Monkees

Propinquity (I've Just Begun to Care)

by The Monkees

on Missing Links Volume 3 (1996) The Monkees (1966)

I've known for a long time the kind of girl you are
Of the smile that covers teardrops
The way your head yields to your heart
Of things you've kept inside that most girls couldn't bear
I've known you for a long time, but I've just begun to care

I've known of all your heartache, I've known of all the pain
'Cause I've seen you when the sun shines
And I've seen you when it rains
I've seen you make a look of love from just an icy stare
I've known you for a long time, but I've just begun to care

I know I've been blind
To not have loved you all this time
But the image of you wasn't clear
I guess I've been standing too near

Oh, it's taken me a while, but I have finally found
What you are to me and that's what really counts
And what you are to me is something we can share
'Cause I've known you all along but I've just begun to care

I know I've been blind
To not have loved you all this time
But the image of you wasn't clear
I guess I've been standing too near

Oh, it's taken me a while, but I have finally found
What you are to me and that's what really counts
And what you are to me is something we can share
I've known you for a long time, but I've just begun to care
Yes, I've known you for a long time, but I've just begun to care