Tag Archives: 60s

Someone Like You

Reason to Believe was written in 1965 by Tim Hardin (you can listen to his version HERE), and was covered many, many times before Rod Stewart had a huge hit with it in 1971. Full lyrics HERE.

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Psychedelic Soul

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” ~Marc Johns And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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At first just ghostly…

Pay attention to the drumming. While the rest of the instruments and vocals sound rather moody and dreamy, the drum sounds like it’s about to explode. It adds a layer of tension, and helps set the mood. Full lyrics HERE.

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Happy

The lyrics aren’t exactly progressive: If you want to be happy for the rest of your life Never make a pretty woman your wife So for my personal point of view Get an ugly girl to marry you But it’s such a playful and happy song that it’s still fun to listen to. Full lyrics …

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Prudence

Prudence was a real person who was going through a bad time, and John Lennon wrote this song to cheer her up. It’s one of my favorite Beatles’ songs.

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On In Out

“Turn on, tune in, drop out.”  ~Dr. Timothy Leary Excerpt from Dr. Timothy Leary’s autobiography Flashbacks, ©1983: “Turn on” meant go within to activate your neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various levels of consciousness and the specific triggers engaging them. Drugs were one way to accomplish this end. “Tune in” …

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Don’t Cheat on Cher

Two songs about trysts gone horribly wrong:   Full lyrics HERE.   Full lyrics HERE.

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Leave a Note, Take a Letter

“Grab your coat, leave a note, and run away with me.” ~William Chapman And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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“No, we don’t ever call them ‘beer joints…'”

Every so often a country singer decided to make a “country rap” song, and they never fail to be awful.  (The Bellamy Brothers did one that was particularly cringeworthy (YouTube Link).) But I would argue that Tom T Hall has made legitimate country rap for most of his career.  His songs typically focus more on …

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I’m almost out of cigarettes…

The song was written by Tom T. Hall and was a hit for Bobby Bare in 1969. There aren’t a lot of songs that make you feel bad for the cheater.  I like the switch in perspective. Full lyrics HERE.

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Spring 66

The little one is me.  It was 1966, and I was three years old.    I’m sitting on the back porch steps in Marion, Ohio.  Beside me is a little jar of solution for blowing soap bubbles. Grampy is sitting beside me.  I don’t think anyone, not even my parents, ever loved me as much …

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Deep Purple

This song was in my head, and it was really hard to find.  There’s a rock group named “Deep Purple,” and this song has been covered dozens of times since it was written in 1933.  That resulted in a lot of red herrings popping up in my search results. This version, by siblings Nino Tempo …

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