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Propinquity

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on 8 June 2009 by eT

Propinquity: noun 1 nearness in time or space. 2 technical close kinship.

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

(Michael Nesmith & the First National Band, ‘Propinquity (I’ve Just Begun To Care)

From Nevada Fighter, the third Michael Nesmith solo album with the First National Band, this song had been around for at least five years before its 1971 release.  According to Wikipedia, Nesmith had demoed it with the Monkees in 1966, and later recorded it with them in 1969, although this latter version did not appear on an album at the time.  The lyric requires a minor concession to appear here, as the title doesn’t actually appear in the song, but it’s such a great word and a lovely song to boot, so in it goes.  Here’s a live version performed by Nesmith in 1991, as seen in Live at the Britt Festival:

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