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I'm a Believer is the closing song sung in Shrek.

It was originally sung by The Monkees. It was a number one in the UK.

LyricsEdit

Original version by The MonkeesEdit

I thought love was only true in fairy tales


Meant for someone else but not for me.


Love was out to get me


That's the way it seemed.


Disappointment haunted

all my dreams.


Then I saw her face,

now I'm a believer


Not a trace

of doubt in my mind.


I'm in love,

I'm a believer!


I couldn't leave her

if I tried.


I thought love was more or less a given thing,


Seems the more I gave the less I got.


What's the use in tryin'?


All you get is pain.


When I needed sunshine

I got rain.


Then I saw her face,

now I'm a believer


Not a trace

of doubt in my mind.


I'm in love,

I'm a believer!


I couldn't leave her

if I tried.

Smash Mouth versionEdit

I thought love was
Only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else
But not for me
Love was out to get to me
That's the way it seems
Disappointment haunted
All my dreams

And then I saw her face
Now I'm a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I'm in love
I'm a believer
I couldn't leave her
If I tried

I thought love was
More or less a given thing
The more I gave the less
I got, oh yeah
What's the use in trying
All you get is pain
When I wanted sunshine
I got rain

And then I saw her face
Now I'm a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I'm in love
I'm a believer
I couldn't leave her
If I tried

What's the use in trying
All you get is pain
When I wanted sunshine
I got rain

And then I saw her face
Now I'm a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I'm in love
I'm a believer
I couldn't leave her
If I tried

Then I saw her face
Now I'm a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
Now I'm a believer
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm a believer
Then I saw her face
I'm a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I'm a believer

Smash Mouth and Eddie Murphy versionEdit

Weezer versionEdit

TriviaEdit

  • As of Shrek the Musical's October 2, 2009 performance the song I'm a Believer was sung by the cast at the end of the performance
  • However at early performances of Shrek the Musical it is sung after the curtain call