Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 27/05/2018

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Helen’s theme this week is let go.

I had no trouble at all in thinking of a suitable contender straight away. It comes from one of my all time favourite groups. A group originating in 1962, although the original concept began earlier with Alan Clarke and Graham Nash  forming a duo in the late 1950’s.

Two of the original line up are still playing, and touring, with The Hollies. I’ve been fortunate to have seen them many times. Tony Hicks still looks like a little lad! (from a distance). The song, of course, is “I can’t let go”.

 

I try and I try but I can’t say goodbye
Feel so bad baby, ooh, it hurts me
When I think of how you love and desert me
I’m the broken hearted toy you play with, baby

You got me goin’, I need you baby
I can’t let go, and I want you baby
I gotta have you, you know
And I can’t let go

Though I’m just one of your lovers
And I know there are so many others
You do something strange to me, baby, baby

You got me goin’, I need you baby
I can’t let go, and I want you baby
I gotta have you, you know
And I can’t let go

I try and I try but I can’t say goodbye
I know that it’s wrong and I should be so strong
But the thought of you gone makes me want to hold on

You got me goin’, I need you baby
I can’t let go, and I want you baby
I gotta have you, you know
And I can’t let go

You got me goin’, I need you baby
I can’t let go, and I want you baby
I gotta have you, you know
I can’t let go
I can’t let go
I can’t let go
I can’t let go
I can’t let go

Songwriters: Al Gorgoni / Chip Taylor
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15 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 27/05/2018

  1. Cute smile on the lead singer when he sees the camera! There is more than a touch of the Motown in there, don’t you think, plus the newer keyboards at the time? I haven’t heard this in a long time, so thanks for reminding me.

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      1. I’m with you–I tend to watch and listen to older things these days myself. We live near Woodstock NY, and it is heartening to see the old hippies and older used-to-be-hippies around, both locals and tourists, although some are not in great shape healthwise.

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      2. Next year is the 50th anniversary of the ‘summer of love’, so I am sure they are doing a lot. We only moved here a year ago, and many of the people have been tremendously nice, very much as nice as they used to be. It’s been very positive in many ways.

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      3. It is all over the street in downtown Woodstock, actually–these days it smells like skunk and not like anything else, so it is very distinctive. I personally like skunk but don’t like smoking, so I always hope it’s a real skunk come to be friends with me!

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