vineri, 29 noiembrie 2019

Greg Lake ( b10 )

19701970King CrimsonIn the Wake of PoseidonStudio album
19701970Emerson, Lake & PalmerEmerson, Lake & PalmerStudio album
19971970Emerson, Lake & PalmerLive at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970Live album
19711971Emerson, Lake & PalmerTarkusStudio album
19711971Emerson, Lake & PalmerPictures at an ExhibitionLive album
20171971Emerson, Lake & PalmerMasters from the VaultsLive album
19721972Emerson, Lake & PalmerTrilogyStudio album
20111972Emerson, Lake & PalmerLive at the Mar Y Sol Festival '72Live album
19731973Emerson, Lake & PalmerBrain Salad SurgeryStudio album
19741974Emerson, Lake & PalmerWelcome Back My Friends...Live album
20121974Emerson, Lake & PalmerLive in California 1974Live album
19771976Emerson, Lake & PalmerWorks Volume 1Studio album
19771973-76Emerson, Lake & PalmerWorks Volume 2Studio album
19781978Emerson, Lake & PalmerLove BeachStudio album
20111978Emerson, Lake & PalmerLive at Nassau Coliseum '78Live album
19791977Emerson, Lake & PalmerIn Concert / Works LiveLive album
20011983AsiaEnso Kai: Live in Tokyo / Live at BudokanLive album, Recorded Live at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan 1983
19811981Greg LakeGreg LakeStudio album
19951981Greg LakeKing Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Greg Lake in ConcertLive album, aka Nuclear Attack, Live, and In Concert, with Gary Moore
19831983Greg LakeManoeuvresStudio album

Vanilla Fudge - Season of the Witch ( L2 )

When I look outside my window,
What do I see?
And when I look outside my window,
So many different people to be
That it's strange, so strange.
You've got to pick up every stitch,
Two rabbits running in a ditch,
The hippies out to make it rich

Oh no, must be the season of the witch,
Must be the season of the witch,
Must be the season of the witch.
Must be the season of the witch.

(Well) when I look over my shoulder
What do I see?
And when I look over my shoulder,
Some ancient fellow I'm longing to be
It's so strange
So strange

You've got to pick up every stitch,
Two rabbits running in the ditch,
That hippie's out to make it rich

Oh no, must be the season of the witch,
Must be the season of the witch, yeah
Must be the season of the witch.
Must be the season of the witch.

"And here we sit immerged in a liquid sea of love,
Shimmering rainbows in silver sky above,
A looking glass that reflects our past
Tied with seaweed all around like willows

Upside down you caress my heart
Caress my soul
Surround my limbs
You laugh your laugh
And hold my body fast
And we wake up and sit here thinking
Thinking about the times we used to have
And know they're gone forever
We'll never learn
Never learn"

"Help me"
"Somebody help him"

As I look over my shoulder
What do I see?
And as I look over my shoulder,
There's so many pretty sights to see
That it's strange, so strange

You've got to pick up every stitch,
You've got to pick up every stitch,
Those hippies out to make it rich
Oh no, must be the season of the witch,
Must be the season of the witch,
Must be the season of the witch.
Season of the witch
Please have mercy on my soul
No. No. Must be the season of the witch

"God. God, hey!
If you can't help us you better listen
Please
Momma, I'm cold"

joi, 28 noiembrie 2019

Uriah Heep ( B8 )

A lavishly packaged (an eight-page booklet plus) double album Uriah Heep Live followed, recorded at the Birmingham Town Hall in January 1973. Having completed another Japanese tour, the band (due to tax problems) went abroad to record to Chateau d'Herouville in France. It was there that the solid, but rather mainstream-sounding, Sweet Freedom (#18 UK, No. 33 USA) was created with "Stealin'" released as a single. Having gained worldwide recognition, the band quit the fantasy world in lyrics and made an obvious stab at versatility by adding funk ("Dreamer") and an acoustic number along the lines of contemporary singer/songwriters ("Circus") elements to the palette. Ken Hensley meanwhile had been gradually recording his own, mellower material; his solo debut Proud Words on a Dusty Shelf was released the same year.
Wonderworld (June 1974), recorded in Munich's Musicland Studios in January, disappointed fans and band members alike. "Recording abroad disrupted the band's normal method of operation and that had a big negative effect on the group. Our communication was falling apart, we were arguing over stuff like royalties and we were getting involved in matters beyond music," Hensley said. Box remembered weeks spent in the studio as "dramatic" for all the wrong reasons. "David was drunk for most of the time, Kenny was having an emotional time of it and I was constantly trying to help them so it was difficult for me too. There was also a little bit of friction because (artistic) Kenny didn't like all the attention that (flamboyant) David was getting." Gary Thain was in even more serious trouble. According to Blows, "A strenuous touring schedule, compounded by the bassist's heavy drug dependency (inherent even before joining Heep) was taking its toll, though matters came to a head while on tour during September," when the bassist received a serious electric shock on stage in Dallas during a gig at Southern Methodist University’s Moody Coliseum on 15 September 1974.

Z.Z. Top - Waitin' For The Bus/Jesus Just Left ( YT2 )


miercuri, 27 noiembrie 2019

Led Zeppelin ( B5 )

Early years: 1968–1970

The band began their first tour of the UK on 4 October 1968, still billed as the New Yardbirds; they played their first show as Led Zeppelin at the University of Surrey in Battersea on 25 October.Tour manager Richard Cole, who would become a major figure in the touring life of the group, organised their first North American tour at the end of the year. Their debut album, Led Zeppelin, was released in the US during the tour on 12 January 1969, and peaked at number 10 on the Billboard chart; it was released in the UK, where it peaked at number 6, on 31 March. According to Steve Erlewine, the album's memorable guitar riffs, lumbering rhythms, psychedelic blues, groovy, bluesy shuffles and hints of English folk music made it "a significant turning point in the evolution of hard rock and heavy metal".
A colour photograph of a stone cottage on a hill
Bron-Yr-Aur, near Machynlleth, the Welsh cottage to which Page and Plant retired in 1970 to write many of the tracks that appeared on the band's third and fourth albums
In their first year Led Zeppelin completed four US and four UK concert tours, and also released their second album, Led Zeppelin II. Recorded mostly on the road at various North American studios, it was an even greater commercial success than their first album, and reached the number one chart position in the US and the UK. The album further developed the mostly blues-rock musical style established on their debut release, creating a sound that was "heavy and hard, brutal and direct", and which would be highly influential and frequently imitated. Steve Waksman has suggested that Led Zeppelin II was "the musical starting point for heavy metal".

Iron Maiden ( I1 )


marți, 26 noiembrie 2019

Istoric ( 151 )

20.12.1956 - Born on this day, Guy Babylon, keyboards, Elton John Band. Died on Sept 2nd 2009 of a heart attack while swimming in his pool at his home in Los Angeles, California.

Greg Lake ( b9 )

 Numerous fellow musicians paid tribute, including Rick Wakeman and Steve Hackett, Ringo Starr, John Wetton, and ELP drummer Carl Palmer. With Lake's death and that of Keith Emerson earlier in 2016, Palmer is the last surviving member of the group.

Discography

Lake, performing at Llandudno, Wales in 2005
Source:
YearRecordedArtistTitleNotes
19671967The ShameDon't Go Away Little Girl / Dreams Don't Bother MeVinyl, 7", Single
19681968Shy LimbsLoveVinyl, 7", Single, B-side of "Reputation"
19691969King CrimsonIn the Court of the Crimson KingStudio album
19971969King CrimsonEpitaphLive album
19981969King CrimsonLive at the MarqueeLive album, King Crimson Collector's Club
20001969King CrimsonLive in Hyde ParkLive album, King Crimson Collector's Club
20041969King CrimsonLive at Fillmore EastLive album, King Crimson Collector's Club

luni, 25 noiembrie 2019

Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine ( L1 )

Lime and limpid green, a second scene
A fight between the blue you once knew.
Floating down, the sound resounds
Around the icy waters underground.
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda and Titania.
Neptune, Titan, Stars can frighten.
Lime and limpid green, a second scene
A fight between the blue you once knew.
Floating down, the sound resounds
Around the icy waters underground.
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda and Titania.
Neptune, Titan, Stars can frighten.
Blinding signs flap,
Flicker, flicker, flicker blam. Pow, pow.
Stairway scare, Dan Dare, who's there?
Lime and limpid green, the sounds around
The icy waters under
Lime and limpid green, the sounds around
The icy waters underground.

Uriah Heep ( B7 )

To discard any possible insinuations concerning any kind of concept behind it, Hensley's note on the sleeve declared the album was "...just a collection of our songs that we had a good time recording." Both critics and the band's aficionados hold the album in high regard, which, according to AllMusic, "...solidified Uriah Heep's reputation as a master of gothic-inflected heavy metal." Ken Hensley remembered:
The band was really focused at that time. We all wanted the same thing, were all willing to make the same sacrifices to achieve it and we were all very committed. It was the first album to feature that line-up and there was a magic in that combination of people that created so much energy and enthusiasm.

Lee Kerslake in 1973
Two singles were released from the album: "The Wizard" and "Easy Livin' ", the second (a defiant rocker, according to Blows, "...tailor-made for Byron's extrovert showmanship") peaked at No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100. Six months later, in November 1972, Uriah Heep's fifth studio album The Magician's Birthday (#28 UK, No. 31 USA) came out, with "Sweet Lorraine" released as an American single and the title track (a multi-part fantasy epic featuring Hensley–Byron vocal duel and Box's extensive guitar solo in the middle) being the album's highlight. "Uriah Heep used to have an image, now they have personality," wrote Melody Maker in 1973. Much of it stemmed from the flamboyant Byron. "David was the communication point, the focal point of the whole group's stage presentation. He had so much charisma, so much ability," admitted Hensley many years later. But Hensley too developed into a sophisticated instrumentalist and stage persona, whose writing and keyboard flair ignited the rest of the band.

duminică, 24 noiembrie 2019

Led Zeppelin ( B4 )

The band completed the Scandinavian tour as the New Yardbirds, playing together for the first time in front of a live audience at Gladsaxe Teen Clubs in Gladsaxe, Denmark, on 7 September 1968. Later that month, they began recording their first album, which was based on their live set. The album was recorded and mixed in nine days, and Page covered the costs. After the album's completion, the band were forced to change their name after Dreja issued a cease and desist letter, stating that Page was allowed to use the New Yardbirds moniker for the Scandinavian dates only. One account of how the new band's name was chosen held that Moon and Entwistle had suggested that a supergroup with Page and Beck would go down like a "lead balloon", an idiom for disastrous results. The group dropped the 'a' in lead at the suggestion of their manager, Peter Grant, so that those unfamiliar with the term would not pronounce it "leed". The word "balloon" was replaced by "zeppelin", a word which, according to music journalist Keith Shadwick, brought "the perfect combination of heavy and light, combustibility and grace" to Page's mind.
Grant secured a $143,000 advance contract ($1,030,000 today) from Atlantic Records in November 1968—at the time, the biggest deal of its kind for a new band. Atlantic was a label with a catalogue of mainly blues, soul, and jazz artists, but in the late 1960s it began to take an interest in British progressive rock acts. Record executives signed Led Zeppelin without having ever seen them. Under the terms of their contract, the band had autonomy in deciding when they would release albums and tour, and had the final say over the contents and design of each album. They would also decide how to promote each release and which tracks to release as singles. They formed their own company, Superhype, to handle all publishing rights

Iron Butterfly - Heavy ( D1 )



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sâmbătă, 23 noiembrie 2019

Istoric ( 150 )

20.12.1967 - Folk singer Joan Baez was sentenced to 45 days in prison after being arrested during an anti-war demonstration.

Greg Lake ( b8 )

Lake continued to tour solo in the 2010s. His Songs of a Lifetime Tour began in 2012 which featured songs of his career and those by his favourite artists, including Elvis Presley and Johnny Kidd & the Pirates. The tour ended in November of that year and produced the live album, Songs of a Lifetime (2013).
On 9 January 2016, he was awarded an honorary degree in music and lyrics composition by Conservatorio Nicolini in Piacenza, Italy, the first degree awarded by the conservatory.
Lake spent several years writing his autobiography Lucky Man, originally planned to be published in 2012 but eventually released posthumously in June 2017.
On 19 June 2017, the Municipality of Zoagli (Genoa) Italy awarded the Honorary Citizenship post mortem to Greg Lake and engraved a marble plaque that is next to Castello Canevaro where the musician performed on 30 November 2012.

Marble Plaque engraved for Greg Lake next to Castello Canevaro in Zoagli.

Personal life

In late 1974, Lake moved from a flat in Cornwall Gardens in Kensington, London to a home near Windsor. Lake later lived in the Kingston and Richmond areas of Greater London with his wife Regina. The couple had one daughter, Natasha.

Death

Lake died in London on 7 December 2016, at the age of 69, after suffering from cancer. His manager announced the news on Twitter, describing Lake's battle with the illness as "long and stubborn".

vineri, 22 noiembrie 2019

The Kinks - So Mystifying ( L2 )

You know you're so mystifying
You know you're so mystifying

Well, help me, baby, get a message through
You leave my mouth wide open with the things that you do
First you say you love me, then you say that we're through
You know you're so mystifying, can't believe it's true

You know you're so mystifying
You know you're so mystifying

You know that every time I see you walking down the street
You got a mystifying wiggle from your head to your feet
You got a shock wave pulsating rhythm through my brain
You know you're so mystifying, you just ain't the same

You know you're so mystifying
You know you're so mystifying

You know you're so mystifying
You know you're so mystifying

Well, mystify me by the way that you walk
You even mystify me by the way you talk
Go from one day to the next if you'll be mine
Oh, little woman, you are so mystifying

You know you're so mystifying
You know you're so mystifying
You know you're so mystifying

Uriah Heep ( B6 )

 I mean, let's face it, the fact that what we did was successful was great for me too. But after a while you're bound to get some in-fighting in a situation like that. There were other problems too, because Gerry Bron was now the manager and my father was trying to get back some money from him - get some of his money back on the equipment and so on. There was a lot of unhappiness on all sorts of levels and everybody was unhappy in a lot of ways. I actually wanted to leave the band for quite a while before I actually left but I didn't. Anyway, with the heavy work schedules and the pressures and so on, I ended up collapsing on stage one night and the other members of the band decided I should go. It was funny because I didn't want to go and there was a lot of animosity but at the same time it was a tremendous relief".
During that same November, Iain Clark was replaced by Lee Kerslake, once of the Gods. New Zealander Gary Thain, a then member of Keef Hartley Band, joined Uriah Heep as a permanent member in February 1972 halfway through another American tour, replacing Mark Clarke who was exhausted and nearing a mental breakdown. "Gary just had a style about him, it was incredible because every bass player in the world that I've ever known has always loved his style, with those melodic bass lines," Box later said. Thus the "classic" Uriah Heep formed and, according to biographer K. Blows, "Everything just clicked into place."
The result of this newly found chemistry was the Demons and Wizards album, which reached No. 20 in the UK and No. 23 in the US in June 1972. While its title and Roger Dean's sleeve both suggested that the band was romantically working medieval myth into their songs—and surely songs like "Rainbow Demon" and "The Wizard" (co-written by Mark Clarke, during his short stay) did have thematic links with fantasy world—a more straightforward, hard-rocking approach was also apparent.

joi, 21 noiembrie 2019

Humble Pie ( I1 )


Led Zeppelin ( B3 )

The group never formed, although Page, Beck, and Moon did record a song together in 1966, "Beck's Bolero", in a session that also included bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones.
The Yardbirds played their final gig in July 1968 at Luton College of Technology in Bedfordshire. They were still committed to several concerts in Scandinavia, so drummer Jim McCarty and vocalist Keith Relf authorised Page and bassist Chris Dreja to use the Yardbirds' name to fulfill the band's obligations. Page and Dreja began putting a new line-up together. Page's first choice for the lead singer was Terry Reid, but Reid declined the offer and suggested Robert Plant, a singer for the Band of Joy and Hobbstweedle. Plant eventually accepted the position, recommending former Band of Joy drummer John Bonham. John Paul Jones inquired about the vacant position of bass guitarist, at the suggestion of his wife, after Dreja dropped out of the project to become a photographer. Page had known Jones since they were both session musicians, and agreed to let him join as the final member.
A black and white photograph of an airship near a mooring mast exploding at its stern.
A 1937 photograph of the burning LZ 129 Hindenburg taken by news photographer Sam Shere, used on the cover of the band's debut album and extensively on later merchandise
The four played together for the first time in a room below a record store on Gerrard Street in London. Page suggested that they attempt "Train Kept A-Rollin'", originally a jump blues song popularised in a rockabilly version by Johnny Burnette, which had been covered by the Yardbirds. "As soon as I heard John Bonham play", Jones recalled, "I knew this was going to be great ... We locked together as a team immediately". Before leaving for Scandinavia, the group took part in a recording session for the P. J. Proby album Three Week Hero. The album's track "Jim's Blues", with Plant on harmonica, was the first studio track to feature all four future members of Led Zeppelin.

miercuri, 20 noiembrie 2019

Istoric ( 149 )

26.09.1965 - La finalul turneului european, Roger Daltrey il loveste in figura pe Keith Moon, acesta din urma lesinand. Conflictul intre membrii The Who pornise cu ceva zile inainte. Dupa incident Daltrey este dat afara din formatie, dar este readus in urmatoarea zi.

Greg Lake ( b7 )

The group's usual bassist, Pino Palladino, was set to do it but he was touring during the time of recording, so Lake was asked instead. At one point in a video of the recording session, an uncomfortable-looking Lake is shown making a comment which seems to be somewhat ignored by Pete Townshend.
In 2005, Lake toured Germany and the UK with his assembled group, the Greg Lake Band, which included David Arch on keyboards, Florian Opahle on guitar, Trevor Barry on bass, and Brett Morgan on drums. The tour was sponsored by UK entertainer and long-term ELP fan, Jim Davison. But the shows were not a sell-out, the US leg was cancelled, and the two men then fell out.
In 2006, Lake played as a member of the supergroup the RD Crusaders in aid for charity. Lake performed "Karn Evil 9" with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at several shows. He was a special guest on their album Night Castle (2009).
In 2010, Lake and Emerson completed an acoustic world tour, performing ELP songs. The tour got off at a bad start following a backstage altercation between the two, but "we completed the tour and it was very happy. We actually ended up enjoying ourselves". That July, Lake joined Emerson and Palmer for a one-off gig from Emerson, Lake & Palmer at the High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London, to commemorate the band's fortieth anniversary. The concert was released on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray as High Voltage. It was the final performance by the group. Lake wished to continue touring, but claimed his bandmates "didn't want to", thus ending such plans.

marți, 19 noiembrie 2019

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield ( D1 )


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Uriah Heep ( B5 )

"It was the point in time when the band really found a solid musical direction," said Bron later. The third album, Look at Yourself, released in October 1971, marked the solidification of disparate ideas that had been a prominent feature of Salisbury and presented the unified sound and direction. Among the stand-outs were the title track, "Tears In My Eyes" and "July Morning", an epic many Heep fans regard as equal to Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and Deep Purple's "Child in Time". "I think that 'July Morning' is one of the best examples of the way the band was developing at that point in time. It introduced a lot of dynamics, a lot of light and shade into our sound," Ken Hensley said. The album peaked at No. 39 in the UK.

Success (1972–1976)


Lee Kerslake, David Byron, Gary Thain, Mick Box and Ken Hensley, 1973
By the end of 1971 it became clear, according to Hensley, that he, Byron and Box had become the tightly knit nucleus of the band. Feeling marginalised and having recently been badly shaken up when he was involved in an accident in Germany in one of the band's cars, first bassist Paul Newton left, in November of '71, and was briefly replaced by Mark Clarke. Newton recalled in a 2000 interview on Uriah Heep's website his departure: "Well, as you know, my father managed the band in the early days, with the Gods and Spice. He bought a lot of the gear and so on. When we became Uriah Heep and Ken joined the band – and Ken is the first to admit it – he had very definite ideas about what he wanted to do in a band. I suppose in some ways it was like the band was a vehicle which Ken needed and used to put his own ideas together. And there's nothing wrong with that as such.

luni, 18 noiembrie 2019

Led Zeppelin ( B2 )

 The most successful of these was the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London, with Jason Bonham taking his late father's place behind the drums.
Many critics consider Led Zeppelin to be one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. They are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording; various sources estimate the group's record sales at 200 to 300 million units worldwide. With RIAA-certified sales of 111.5 million units, they are the third-best-selling band in the US. Each of their nine studio albums placed in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart and six reached the number-one spot. They achieved eight consecutive UK number-one albums. Rolling Stone magazine described them as "the heaviest band of all time", "the biggest band of the Seventies", and "unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history". They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995; the museum's biography of the band states that they were "as influential" during the 1970s as the Beatles were during the 1960s.

History

Formation

The name Led Zeppelin in irregular capitals in black and white
The band's logotype, used since 1973
In 1966, London-based session guitarist Jimmy Page joined the blues-influenced rock band the Yardbirds to replace bassist Paul Samwell-Smith. Page soon switched from bass to lead guitar, creating a dual lead guitar line-up with Jeff Beck. Following Beck's departure in October 1966, the Yardbirds, tired from constant touring and recording, began to wind down. Page wanted to form a supergroup with him and Beck on guitars, and the Who's Keith Moon and John Entwistle on drums and bass, respectively. Vocalists Steve Winwood and Steve Marriott were also considered for the project.

Istoric ( 148 )

20.12.1958 - John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison appeared as The Quarry Men at the wedding reception of George’s older brother, Harry. The event was held at the Harrison family home at 25 Upton Green, Speke, Liverpool.

duminică, 17 noiembrie 2019

Free ( I1 )


Greg Lake ( b6 )

Solo career and other projects

In 1975, while still a member of ELP, Lake achieved solo chart success when his single, "I Believe in Father Christmas", reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. It has become a Yuletide perennial. In the UK, the single sold over 13,000 copies in two days.
Several months following the break-up of ELP in 1979, Lake began to write new songs and had "put down a tremendous amount of material" for his first solo album. He travelled to Los Angeles and worked with a group of session musicians to develop his songs further, but he found a lack of personality in the music, though not at the fault of the performers. Lake realised he wished to play as part of a group, and began to assemble members of the Greg Lake Band. The result, Greg Lake, was released in September 1981 on Chrysalis Records, and reached number 62 in both the UK and the US. Lake supported the album with a tour, of which their debut gig took place in August 1981 at the Reading Festival with Gary Moore on guitars, Ted McKenna on drums, Tommy Eyre on keyboards, and Tris Margetts on bass. The album was a critical but not a commercial success.
Lake's second solo album, Manoeuvres, was released in July 1983, and flopped. It received minimal promotion and Lake never toured the material. He split with his record company the same year. Lake later admitted that the public did not want to buy guitar-based material from him.
Later that year, he briefly joined Palmer in the 1980s supergroup Asia, replacing fellow King Crimson alumnus John Wetton, in order to do a concert in Japan.
His next move was to co-form Emerson, Lake & Powell with drummer Cozy Powell.

Lake in 1992, performing with ELP
In 2001, Lake toured as a member of the seventh incarnation of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.
In 2003, Lake played the bass on the Who song "Real Good Looking Boy". 

sâmbătă, 16 noiembrie 2019

Soft Machine - Moon in June ( L2 )

[Verse 1]
On a dilemma
Between what I need and what I just want

Between your thighs I feel a sensation
How long can I resist the temptation?
I've got my bird
You've got your man
So who else do we need
Really?

[Verse 2]
Now I'm here I may as well put my
Other hand in yours while we decide
How far to go and if we have
Time to do it now and if it's
Half as good for you as it is for
Me then you won't mind if we lie
Down for a while
Just for a while

'Til all the thing I want
Is need
'Til all the thing I are
I'm you


[Bass Solo: Robert Wyatt]

Nah nah

[Verse 3]
I wanted you
More than ever
Now we're on the floor
And you want more
And I feel almost sure that 'cause
Now we've agreed
That we've got what we need
Then all the thing in us needs is wanting

I realized when I saw you last
We'd be together now and then
From time to time
Just here and there, now I
Know how it feels
From my hair to my heels
To have you on the horns of my dilemma

Oh, wait a minute

Over, up, over, up, down...
Down, over, up, over, up...

[Interlude]

[Verse 4]
Living can be lovely here in New York State
Ah, but I wish that I were home
And I wish I were home again
Back home again, home again
Back home again, home again

There are places and people that I'm so glad to have seen
Ah, but I miss the trees
And I wish that I were home again
Back home again, home again
Back home again

The sun shines here all summer
It's nice 'cause you can get quite brown
Ah, but I miss the rain- ticky, tacky, ticky
And I wish that I were home again
Home again, home again, home again
Home again, home again, home again

Living is easy here in New York State, state
Ah, but I wish that I were home again
Back in West Dulwich again

[Verse 5]
Just before we go on to the next part of our song
Let's all make sure we've got the time

Music-making still performs the normal functions:
Background noise for people scheming, seducing, revolting, or teaching
But that's alright by me, don't think that I'm complaining
After all, it's only leisure time, isn't it?

[Verse 6]
Now I love your eyes
See how the time flies

She's learning to hate
But it's just too late for me
It was the same with her love
It just wasn't enough for me

But before this feeling dies
Remember how distance can tell lies

Nah, nah nah nah nah
Nah nah, nah, nahnah nahnah nahnah
Nah, nah nah nah nah
Nah nah, nah, nahnah nahnah nah nah nah

[Verse 7]
You can almost see her eyes
Is it me she despises, or you?
You're awfully nice to me
And I'm sure you can see what her game is

She sees you in her place
Just as if it's a race
And you're winning, and you're winning
She just can't understand that for me
Everything is just beginning
Until I get more homesick

So before this feeling dies
Remember how distance tells us lies

[Instrumental]

[Organ Solo: Mike Ratledge]

[Instrumental]

[Outro]
Singing a song in the morning
Singing a song at night
Don't even know what I'm singing about
But it makes me feel alright

You say you like my hat
You say you like my shirt
But you never say you like me
Or anything nice like that
What about me?
What about me?