Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19399 posts, RR: 52 Posted (9 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 1130 times:
What a great track! Does anyone else like it?
Here's the lyrics I typed out:
Why must every generation think their folks are square
And no matter where their heads are they know mom´s ain´t there
Cause I swore when I was small that I´d remember when
I knew what´s wrong with them that I was smaller then
Determined to remember all the cardinal rules
Like sun showers are legal grounds for cutting school
I know I have forgotten maybe one or two
And I hope that I recall them all before the baby´s due
And I knoe he´ll have a question or two
Like "hey Pop, can I go ride my zoom
It goes two hundred miles an hour suspended by balloons
And can I put a droplet of this new stuff on my tongue
And imagine frothing dragons while you sit and wreck your lungs"
And I must be permissive, understanding of the younger generation
Then I´ll know that all I´ve learned my kid assumes
And all my deepest worries must be his cartoons
And still I´ll try to them him all the things I´ve done
Related to what he can do when he becomes a man
And still he´ll stick his fingers in the fan
And "Hey, Pop, my girlfriend´s only three [is this referring to GKirk?]
She´s got her own videophone and she´s taking L.S.D.
And now that we´re best friends she wants to give a bit to me
But what´s the matter Daddy, how come you´re turning green?
Can it be that you can´t live up to your dream?"
What other brilliant tracks do they have?
[Edited 2006-01-31 12:21:23]
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
You young whipper-snappers don't know crap about dem 'ol '60's tunes. We used to listen to the Spoonful all day ....an then some Jefferson Airplane! Goddammit......you greenpeas never even heard of Randy California or the group "The Standells"? Ya gotta have a record player to listen to that. When I was your age.......
To answer your question.....IMO...as an old fart.....age somewhere between ANCFlyer and Skidmarks.....as a person who has "Lovin' Spoonful on 8-Track tape.....and owns a record player.....
RODOL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1069 times:
'Darling Be Home Soon' is another corking Spoonful song, i'd recommend a best of if you haven't already got one James. Obviously you'll know 'Summer in the City', and 'Daydream', they are very well known. For a corking British 60's band, try The Zombies, they were superb.