McCartney

Producer: Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney – all instruments and voices
Linda McCartney – harmonies

Label: Apple STAO 3363

Sir Paul, when asked the overall theme of this album, replied
(not an exact quote): “Domesticity, love, devotion”. Now a lot of
folks who don’t care for this album are probably objecting to this
intention–after all, isn’t rock music supposed to be rebellion and
social angst and related torments? What Paul does here he does beau-tifully: a homespun sound overflowing with…well…domesticity,
love, and devotion. I listen to this album (and Ram as well) and
his clear joy of being with Linda and away from his hassle-laden
former mates (alas!) is a wonder to listen to. And there is room
for some rock (Mama Miss America, Oo You), some fun (That Would be
Something, Man We was Lonely), some classic Paul singles (Maybe I’m Amazed, Every Night), some experimenting (Kreen-Akrore–what the heck is that??). A lovely album.

Time lyrics by Elo

Prologue (Lynne)

Just on the border of your waking mind
There lies… Another time
Where darkness & light are one
And as you tread the halls of sanity
You feel so glad to be
Unable to go beyond
I have a message
From another time…

Twilight (Lynne)

The visions dancing in my mind
The early dawn, the shades of time
Twilight crawling through my windowpane
Am I awake or do I dream?
The strangest pictures I have seen
Night is day and twilight’s gone away

With your head held high and your scarlet lies
You came down to me from the open skies
It’s either real or it’s a dream
There’s nothing that is in between…

CHORUS:
Twilight, I only meant to stay awhile
Twilight, I gave you time to steal my mind
Away from me.

Across the night I saw your face
You disappeared without a trace
You brought me here, but can you take me back?
Inside the image of your light
That now is day and once was night
You lead me here and then you go away.

REPEAT CHORUS

(You brought me here, but can you take me back again?)

With your head held high and your scarlet lies
You came down to me from the open skies

REPEAT CHORUS

Twilight, I only meant to stay awhile
Twilight, I only meant to stay awhile
Twilight, Twilight, Twilight, Twilight.

Yours Truly, 2095 (Lynne)

2095, 2095, 2095, 2095
I love you, sincerely
Yours truly, yours truly…

I sent a message to another time
But as the days unwind, this I just can’t believe
I sent a note across another plane
Maybe it’s all a game, but this I just can’t conceive.

Can you hear me?

I drive the very latest hovercar
I don’t know where you are
But I miss you so much till then
I met someone who looks a lot like you
She does the things you do
But she is an IBM.

2095, 2095, 2095, 2095
I love you, sincerely
Yours truly, yours truly…

She’s only programmed to be very nice
But she’s as cold as ice
Whenever I get too near
She tells me that she likes me very much
But when I try to touch
She makes it all too clear.

She is the latest in technology
Almost mythology
But she has a heart stone
She has an I.Q. of 1001
She has a jumpsuit on
And she’s also a telephone.

2095, 2095, 2095, 2095
I love you, sincerely
Yours truly, yours truly…

CHORUS:
Is that what you want? (Is it what you want?)
Is it what you really want? (Is it what you really want?)
Is that what you want? (Is it what you want?)
Is it what you really want?

I realize that it must seem so strange
That time has rearranged
But time has the final word
She knows I think of you, she reads my mind
She tries to be unkind
She knows nothing of our world

Although her memory banks overflow
No one would ever know
For all she says: “Is that what you want?”
Maybe one day I’ll feel her cold embrace
And kiss her interface
‘Til then, I’ll leave her alone.

I love you, sincerely
Yours truly, yours truly…

REPEAT CHORUS:

“Is that what you want?”

Ticket to the Moon (Lynne)

Remember the good old 1980s?
When things were so uncomplicated?
I wish I could go back there again
And everything could be the same.

I’ve got a ticket to the moon
I’ll be leaving here any day soon
Yeah, I’ve got a ticket to the moon
But I’d rather see the sunrise in your eyes.

Got a ticket to the moon
I’ll be rising high above the earth so soon
And the tears I cry might turn into the rain
That gently falls upon your window
You’ll never know.

CHORUS:
Ticket to the moon (ticket to the moon)
Ticket to the moon (ticket to the moon)
Ticket to the moon (ticket to the moon).

Fly, fly through a troubled sky
Up to a new world shining bright, oh, oh.

Flying high above
Soaring madly through the mysteries that come
Wondering sadly if the ways that led me here
Could turn around and I would see you there
Standing there (and I would see you there, waiting…)

Ticket to the moon
Flight leaves here today from Satellite Two
As the minutes go by, what should I do?
I paid the fare, what more can I say?
It’s just one way (only one way)…

REPEAT CHORUS

REPEAT CHORUS

Way Life’s Meant to Be (Lynne)

Well, I came a long way to be here today
And I left you so long on this avenue
And here I stand in the strangest land
Not knowing what to say or do
As I gaze around at these strangers in town
I guess the only stranger is me
And I wonder (yes, I wonder)
Yes, I wonder (oh, I wonder)
Is this the way life’s meant to be?

Although it’s only a day since I was taken away
And left standing here looking in wonder
(It’s your life, it’s your life)
Ah, the ground at my feet, maybe it’s just the old street
But everything that I know lies under
(It’s your life, it’s your life)
And when I see what they’ve done
To this place that was home
Shame is all that I feel
Oh, and I wonder (oh, I wonder)
Yes, I wonder (wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder)
Is this the way life’s meant to be?

Too late, too late to cry
The people say
Too late for you, too late for me
You’ve come so far, now you know everything my friend
Look and see the wonders of our world…

And I wonder (oh, I wonder)
Yes, I wonder (yes, I wonder)
Is this the way life’s meant to be?

As I wander around this wreck of a town
Where people never speak aloud
With its ivory towers and its plastic flowers
I wish I was back in 1981
Just to see your face instead of this place
Now I know what you mean to me
And I wonder (oh, I wonder)
Yes, I wonder (yes, I wonder)
Is this the way life’s meant to be?

And I wonder (oh, I wonder)
Yes, I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder
Is this the way life’s meant to be?
Ooohh, I wonder
Oh, I wonder, wonder, wonder
Is this the way life’s meant to be?
Oh, is this the way life’s meant to be?
Mmmmm, is this the way life’s meant to be?
I wanna know now
Is this the way life’s meant to be?

Another Heart Breaks (Lynne)

Another heart breaks, another heart breaks
Another heart breaks, another heart breaks
Another heart breaks, another heart breaks.

Rain Is Falling (Lynne)

(Rain rain, go away, come again another day)

Early in the morning
The sun was up and the sky was very blue
Without a warning
As I looked out, my thoughts returned to you.
A noise in the city made the children run
And hide themselves away
And thunder boomed and lightning filled the sky.

Looking from this window
A thousand rivers running past my door
Standing on an island
Looking for someone upon the shore
I cane see it very clearly, nothing’s really changed
Then lightning strikes across an empty sky.

CHORUS:
Ooohh, the rain is falling
Ooohh, the rain is falling
Ooohh, the rain is falling
Will it wash away the lonely tears?

(It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring)

With their brand new time transporter
They’ll think maybe I fought to get away
But with all their great inventions
And all their good intentions, here I stay
Down on the corner where the sun had shone
The people gathered round
Then scattered as the raindrops hit the ground.

REPEAT CHORUS:

(It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring)

REPEAT CHORUS:

(It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring)
(Rain rain, go away, come again another day)

From the End of the World (Lynne)

Oh you, you’re so hard to get to.
Oh you, you don’t wanna play,
You were no better before,
I sent a letter before,
I sent a dream to you last night
From the end of the world.

Oh, you, you keep me hangin’ ’round and ’round and ’round.
Oh you, look at the trouble I’ve found,
You were no better before, (O-Oh)
I sent a letter before, (Yeah Yeah)
I sent a dream to you last night
From the end of the world.

I saw you last night but you couldn’t answer,
You were a lonely little sidewalk dancer,
(Ooooooooooooohhh)
When I woke up I could not stand it
You were gone but I got to hand it to you.

– Solo.
(O-Oh) (Yeah-Yeah)
(Dream to you last night from the end of the world)

Oh please if this is a game I wish someone would win.
Oh please just let it fly to be upon the wind,
You were better before, (O-Oh)
I sent a letter before, (Yeah Yeah)
I sent a dream to you baby last night
From the end of the world.
You were no better before, (O-Oh)
I sent a letter before, (Yeah Yeah)
I sent a dream to you baby last night
From then end of the world.

I sent a dream to you baby last night
From then end of the world.

I sent a dream to you baby last night
From then end of the world.

I sent a dream to you baby last night
From then end of the world.

Lights Go Down (Lynne)

(The lights go down…)

One day
I gotta get out of here
I gotta make everything clear
I gotta see you, oh, oh.

I know
The way that I feel is wrong, so wrong
But I gotta carry on
When you ain’t around.

CHORUS:
I believe things are going wrong
And the night goes on and on
All your dreams have flown away
And the sun won’t shine today.
The lights go down (I want you, baby)
The lights go down (I need you, baby)
The lights go down
And there’s no one around.

I know
You’re waiting so close to me
But how will you ever see
As time rolls away?

Lonely
But trying to be so proud
And just as I turn around
The lights go down.

REPEAT CHORUS:

The lights go down (I want you, baby)
The lights go down (I need you, baby)
The lights go down
And there’s no one around…

Here Is the News (Lynne)

Here is the news
Coming to you every hour on the hour
(Here is the news)
The weather’s fine but there may be a meteor shower.

Here is the news
A cure’s been found for good old rocket lag
(Here is the news)
Someone left their life behind in a plastic bag.

Here is the news
Here is the news
Here is the news.

(“Spaceworkers dispute in London today.
A lightning strike by air shuttle officers
Led to over 2,000 passengers being held up
For up to 10 hours to board flights…”)

(“Ten Eurotechnicians were today sentenced
By the justice computer to be banished for life
To the prison satellite Penal One…”)

Here is the news
Another action filled adventure
(Here is the news)
All the worst from the world convention.

Here is the news (the very latest)
Here is the news
Here is the news
Here is the news

(“… shares of Roboko Development are now climbing…”)
(“… a very great friend of mine…”)
(“… our regular scheduled programs…”)
(“… the latest report from the people down there…”)
(“… a tiny little detail…”)
(“… I’d like to say hello to everybody…”)

Here is the news
I wanna go home, I want my baby back
(Here is the news)
I wanna go back!

Here is the news
Somebody has broken out of Satellite Two
(Here is the news….)
Look very carefully, it may be you, you, you, you…

(“… the energy counsel today announced…”)
(“… the archbishop is waving to the crowds…”)
(“… the World Broadcasting Authority today announced…”)
(“… I think that’s going to be alright, you’ll have to wait & see…”)
(“… I’ll call you back later…”)

Here is the news.

21st Century Man (Lynne)

A penny in your pocket
Suitcase in your hand
They won’t get you very far
Now you’re a 21st century man.

Fly across the city
Rise above the land
You can do ‘most anything
Now you’re a 21st century man.

Though you ride on the wheels of tomorrow (tomorrow)
You still wander the fields of your sorrow
What will it bring?

One day you’re a hero
Next day you’re a clown
There’s nothing that is in between
Now you’re a 21st century man.

You should be so happy
You should be so glad
So why are you so lonely
You 21st century man?

You stepped out of a dream
Believing everything was gone
Return with what you’ve learned
They’ll kiss the ground you walk upon.

Things ain’t how you thought they were
Nothing have you planned
So pick up your penny and your suitcase
You’re not a 21st century man.

Though you ride on the wheels of tomorrow
You still wander the fields of your sorrow (sorrow)
Tomorrow, 21st century man
21st century man
21st century man…

Hold on Tight (Lynne)

Hold on tight to your dream
Hold on tight to your dream
When you see your ship go sailing
When you feel your heart is breaking
Hold tight to your dream.

It’s a long time to be gone
Time just rolls on and on
When you need a shoulder to cry on
When you get so sick of trying
Just hold tight to your dream

CHORUS:
When you get so down that you can’t get up
And you want so much but you’re all out of luck
When you’re so downhearted and misunderstood
Just over & over & over you could

Accroches-toi a ton reve
Accroches-toi a ton reve
Quand tu vois ton bateau partir
Quand tu sents — ton coeur se briser
Accroches-toi a ton reve.

REPEAT CHORUS:

Hold on tight to your dream
Hold on tight to your dream
When you see the shadows falling
When you hear that cold wind calling
Hold on tight to your dream.

Oh, yeah
Hold on tight to your dream
Yeah, hold on tight…
To your dream.

Epilogue (Lynne)

You should be so happy
You should be so glad
21st century man.

Though you ride on the wheels of tomorrow
You still wander the fields of your sorrow.

Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.

 

Love

Love

LoveLove – one of the best West Coast folk-rock/psychedelic bands of 60s – was formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA by genius singer and songwriter Arthur Lee. The other band members were: Bryan MacLean – guitar, vocals; John Echols – guitar; Ken Forssi – bass; Alban Pfisterer – drums. In late 1966, Pfisterer switched to keyboards, replaced by Michael Stuart; Tjay Cantrelli added on flute and sax. Cantrelli and Pfisterer quit, 1967. The “new” late Sixties/ early Seventies Love, radically different from the ‘first incarnation’ and concentrating more on a hard rock/eclectic edge, was: Arthur Lee, Jay Donnellan (guitar), Frank Fayad (bass), George Suranovich (drums). Gary Rowles replaced Donnellan in late 1969.

Love disbanded in 1974.

Sweet Jane

Standin’ on a corner
Suitcase in my hand
Jack’s in his corset, Jane is in her vest
and me I’m in a rock ‘n’ roll band. Huh.
Riding a Stutz Bear Cat, Jim
ya know, those were different times
all the poets studied rules of verse
and those ladies they rolled their eyes
Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane
Now Jack, he is a banker
and Jane, she’s a clerk
and both of them save their monies
when they get home from work
sittin downby the fire
Ooo, the radio does play
the classical music there, Jim
The March of the Wooden Soldiers
All you protest kids
you can hear Jack say
Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane
Some people they like to go out dancin
and other people they have to work. Just watch me now
and there’s even some evil mothers
Well there gonna tell you that everthing is just dirt
you know that women never really faint
and that villians always blink their eyes
that children are the only ones who blush
and that life is just to die
But anyone who ever had a heart
they wouldn’t turn around and break it
and anyone who ever played a part
They wouldn’t turn around and hate it
Sweet Jane, Sweet Sweet Jane

 

Walk on the Wild Side Song ratings

Holly came from Miami FLA
Hitch-hiked her way across the USA.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her leg and then he was a she
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,
Said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side.

Candy came from out on the island,
In the backroom she was everybody’s darling,
But she never lost her head
Even when she was given head
She said, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
And the coloured girls go, doo doo doo, doo …

Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York city is the place where they said:
Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I Said hey Joe, take a walk on the wild side

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Lookin’ for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should have seen him go go go
They said, hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side

Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess she had to crash
Valium would have helped that dash
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side
And the coloured girls say doo doo doo, doo …

Lou Reed

Lewis Allen “Lou” Reed born (March 2, 1942) was an American rock and roll singer-songwriter, originally from Brooklyn, New York. Beginning while a member of the The Velvet Underground in the 1960s, Reed broke new ground for the rock genre in several important dimensions, influencing rock music in general, introducing more adult and intellectual themes to what was then considered a music genre for children and teenagers.

After being guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, his solo career spanned several decades. The Velvet Underground were a commercial failure in the late 1960s, but the group has gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era – hence Brian Eno’s famous quote that while the Velvet Underground’s debut album only sold 30,000 copies, “everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.”

After his departure from the group, Reed began a solo career in 1972. He had a hit the following year with “Walk on the Wild Side”, but subsequently lacked the mainstream commercial success its chart status seemed to indicate. In 1975, Reed released a double album of feedback loops, Metal Machine Music, upon which he later commented, “No one is supposed to be able to do a thing like that and survive.” Reed was known for his distinctive deadpan voice, poetic lyrics and for pioneering and coining the term ostrich guitar.

On October 27, 2013, Reed died at the age of 71 from liver disease at his home in Southampton, New York, on Long Island.

Pet Sounds

It’s extremely difficult to write anything about Pet Sounds, the 1966 Beach Boys album, without being affected by the weight of Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson Legend. But I’ll try my best…

For years, the Beach Boys created the most joyful, catchy, and fun songs imaginable. As Brian Wilson’s songwriting acumen grew their songs remained catchy and fun but begin gaining in sonic brilliance and complexity and emotional maturity, to the point that the albums All Summer Long, Today!, and Summer Days are among the finest creations in the history of pop music–catchy, fun, and incredible listening expiences.

With Pet Sounds, the catchy and fun is still there in spots, but it becomes clear that Brian Wilson’s highest purpose for this creation is to attain some higher plain of sonic brilliance and emotional catharsis, and, well, while the music is pretty much all that he desired to attain, something which made the Beach Boys’ music very special has been lost forever. Pet Sounds is a Brian Wilson project from start to finish (the only contributions his bandmates make are in the vocal arrangements), and having the Beach Boys left in the wake doesn’t sit perfectly well with me, nor did it for the other members of the band (Mike Love, who contributed as much to the Beach Boys brand of euphoria as anyone, was very vocal about this loss).

The result is a brilliant album, certainly with some moments of pure Beach Boys joy (“Wouldn’t it Be Nice”, “Sloop John B.”, “I’m Waiting For the Day”), some emotional maturity and heart-wishes from Brian Wilson which are touchingly beautiful (“You Still Believe in Me”, “Here Today”, “Caroline No”), and sonic near-perfection in “Let’s Go Away For While” and “God Only Knows”.

Having said all that, Pet Sounds’s final judgement for me is: I can judge it no higher than the less ambitious but more generous offerings such as “Beach Boys Party” and the aforementioned albums. I hope I don’t have to sit on the hot-seat for daring to give this album fewer than a perfect five stars, but the compromises implicit in Pet Sounds makes it impossible for me to rate it as such. I would recommend that anybody get it…it’s great!

Hey Joe

Hey Joe where you goin with all that money in your hand now
Well I said hey Joe where you goin with all that money in your hand
Well I’m goin after my woman she’s been runnin around with some other man now
Well I said I’m goin after my woman she’s been runnin around with some other man
Well I’m gonna go downtown gonna buy me some blue steel 44’s
And when I catch up to that woman she ain’t gonna be runnin no more
All right
All right

Well I said hey Joe I heard you shot your woman dead
Well I said hey Joe I heard that you shot your woman dead
Well yes I did I shot tham just like I said now
Well you see I shot them just like I said
Well hey Joe tell me where are you gonna go
Well I said hey Joe now tell me where are you goin to go
Well I guess I’ll go back to my favorite Mexico
Well I guess I’ll go back to where I know a man can be free
Well there ain’t goin to be no hangman putting no noose around my neck little child
Well I said there ain’t goin be no hangman putting no noose around me
Well hey Joe where you goin with all that money in your hand
Well I said hey

On all of the A’s just put your finger off the B
Then put it back on then up a fret. You’ll understand.