Monkees – For Pete’s Sake

Thinking of Peter Tork who passed away Thursday at 77. This song would play over the closing credits of their TV show. Peter Tork (Peter Halsten Thorkelson) co-wrote the song with Joey Richards. “For Pete’s Sake” kicked off side two of the Monkees’ third album, 1967’s Headquarters. The song was not released as a single but the album Headquarters (the Monkees played their instruments on this one) and eventually peaked at #1 in the Billboard 100 until Sgt Pepper took over the spot.

The song has a garage band sound and lyrically it’s very 1967…and that is a good thing.

 

For Pete’s Sake

Love is understanding,
Don’t you know that this is true.
Love is understanding,
It’s in everything we do.

In this generation,
In this lovin’ time,
In this generation,
We will make the world shine.

We were born to love one another
This is something we all need.
We were born to love one another
We must be what we’re goin’ to be
And what we have to be is free.

In this generation,
In this lovin’ time,
In this generation,
We will make the world shine.

We were born to love one another
This is something we all need.
We were born to love one another
We must be what we’re goin’ to be
And what we have to be is free.

Love is undertanding, we gotta be free
Love is undertanding, we gotta be free
[Repeat and adlib]

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

26 thoughts on “Monkees – For Pete’s Sake”

    1. He was a very good musician also… him and Michael were really good and playing in folk type bands.
      He did have a great sense of humor…he was the first to quit.

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    1. Yes they are the ones that got me into music when I was around 5 or so. It looked so much fun playing music….from there I found the Beatles and I was lost forever.

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      1. Music was a big part of my life growing up…being a latch key kid it was something I could go to….

        I’m trying to comment on your site but it keeps rejecting it for some reason…I’m trying on the WP side and it keeps me wanting to resend.

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      2. It will let me like but not comment. I’ll reload my page and clear my history and try again…just to make sure it’s not on my end

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      3. No it did it again…email WP support…I never have but I’ve heard they are really good.
        Now if you had a Windows problem I could help you lol.

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