Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 24/03/2019

img_1345-3Thank you to Jim Adams, who hosts Song Lyric Sunday, and gives us the chance to share lots of favourite, and some not so familiar, songs.

The theme for this week is Minutes/Hours/Days/ Weeks/Months. I think Jim left out the Seconds on purpose, just to make things more difficult!

I don’t know about everyone who participates in this great weekly music fest but, for me, it means I lose at least an hour when trying to choose what song I’m offering. I get rather carried away (some may say that I ought to be!) and spend ages listening to my own music, discovering other songs via linked videos, and looking up all sorts of facts about songs, groups, deaths, and so on. It is very addictive, but I have only myself to blame and, anyway, I thoroughly enjoy it!

If you fancy sharing one of your favourite songs you can find out how to participate, and also listen to all the great entries, here.

This week I’m sharing a song, from the Ray Davies album, See My Friends. Anyone who knows Ray Davies will know that he formed The Kinks, in 1964, with his brother  Dave. The group remained active for 32 years, then reformed in 2018 to produce a studio album.  See My Friends was a single for the Kinks, released in 1965, and was probably the first pop song influenced by traditional music from the Indian Subcontinent.

The See My Friends album is a terrific mix of collaborations between Ray Davies and various artists ranging from Metallica to Paloma Faith. It was released in 2010. A list of tracks appears at the bottom of this post. Some of them, I’m sure, will be of interest. They really are a great mix of talents.

For your delight today I’ve chosen “Days/This Time Tomorrow” featuring Ray Davies (of course) and Mumford & Sons. I do hope you enjoy it.

Days / This Time Tomorrow

Ray Davies

Well, thank you for the days
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me
I’m thinking of the days
I won’t forget a single day, believe me
I bless the light
I bless the light that shines on you, believe me
And though you’re gone
You’re with me every single day, believe me
Days I’ll remember all my life
Days when you can’t see wrong from right
You took my life but then I knew that
Very soon you’d leave me, but it’s all right
Now I’m not frightened of this world, believe me
This time tomorrow, where will we be?
On a spaceship somewhere sailing across an empty sea
This time tomorrow, what will we know?
Will we still be here watching an in-flight movie show?
Leave the sun behind me and I’ll watch the clouds
As they sadly pass me by, seven miles below me
I can see the world and it ain’t so big at all
This time tomorrow, what will we see?
Field full of houses, endless rows of crowded streets
I’ll leave the sun behind me and I’ll watch the clouds
As they sadly pass me by, I’m in perpetual motion
And the world below doesn’t matter much to me
Thank you for the days
(I’ll remember all my life)
Those endless days
(When you can’t see wrong from right)
Thank you for the days
(I’ll remember all my life)
Those endless days
(When you can’t see wrong from right)
Thank you for the days
(This time tomorrow)
Those endless days
(Where will you be?)
Thank you for the days
(On a spaceship somewhere)
Those endless days
(Sailing across an empty sea)
This time tomorrow, where will we be?
On a spaceship somewhere sailing across an empty sea

Songwriters: Ray Davies

Days / This Time Tomorrow lyrics © S.I.A.E. Direzione Generale, Davray Music Ltd.

  1. Better Things” – Ray Davies and Bruce Springsteen
  2. Celluloid Heroes” – Ray Davies, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora
  3. Days/This Time Tomorrow” – Ray Davies and Mumford & Sons
  4. “A Long Way from Home” – Ray Davies, Lucinda Williams and The 88
  5. You Really Got Me” – Ray Davies and Metallica
  6. Lola” – Ray Davies and Paloma Faith
  7. Waterloo Sunset” – Ray Davies and Jackson Browne
  8. Till the End of the Day” – Ray Davies, Alex Chilton and The 88
  9. Dead End Street” – Ray Davies and Amy Macdonald
  10. See My Friends” – Ray Davies and Spoon
  11. “This Is Where I Belong” – Ray Davies and Black Francis
  12. David Watts” – Ray Davies and The 88
  13. Tired of Waiting for You” – Ray Davies and Gary Lightbody
  14. All Day and All of the Night/Destroyer” – Ray Davies and Billy Corgan

22 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 24/03/2019

      1. There may be a link at the bottom of the message which will take you to a YouTube version of it. Otherwise, if you google the title you should be able to find a version that is licensed in your neck of the woods!

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    1. Thanks John. that was the Glastonbury performance which he dedicated to Pete Quaife who died in June 2010. Pete was a founding member of The Kinks and played bass until 1969 when he left to form his own band.

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  1. Peter, I am sure that everyone appreciates all of the effort that you put into selecting a song for SLS, as you always seem to come up with something spectacular. I really enjoyed your pick today.

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  2. Like you, I enjoy the search to find the song and pull the tidbits together. I actually used this song earlier this week in a post 🙂 The 2010 CD sounds like one to look for, lots of excellent musicians to help him sing his songs.

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  3. Your trawling through tracks has paid off! An excellent, & different take on such a well known song, lyrically, & musically. I like the way the lyrics from the two songs, answer each other, great mix. It’s not a version I’d heard before, so thank you for sharing! Actually, I like the sound of the whole album, I’ll have to suss it all out. Since we moved away from the city, I do miss going into HMV for a nose at what’s new. This week we learned that their Solihull store, close to where we lived, & shopped on a Saturday, is now closing! Really sad for the staff. Blimey, didn’t realise we caused their demise by not going there anymore!

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  4. I enjoyed this one always enjoyed this track. I have a habit of closing my eyes when listening, and not for the first time I hear Paul McCartney’s voice, he and Ray sound so similar.
    Yes I’m still here… but not for long!

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