Song Lyric Sunday: Think – ‘Badge’

It didn’t take too much…er, thought…to come up with a song to match Helen’s theme of ‘Think’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Not surprisingly, Arethe Franklin’s ‘Think’ sprang to mind first, but ‘oui, mais non’ as they say in France.

A close second, however, is this classic from Cream, featuring L’Angelo Misterioso  – a thinly disguised George Harrison. Not the most profound lyrics you’ll ever read, admittedly. That guitar break, though….

Thinkin’ ’bout the times you drove in my car.
Thinkin’ that I might have drove you too far.
And I’m thinkin’ ’bout the love that you laid on my table.

I told you not to wander ’round in the dark.
I told you ’bout the swans, that they live in the park.
Then I told you ’bout our kid, now he’s married to Mabel.

Yes, I told you that the light goes up and down.
Don’t you notice how the wheel goes ’round?
And you better pick yourself up from the ground
Before they bring the curtain down,
Yes, before they bring the curtain down.

Talkin’ ’bout a girl that looks quite like you.
She didn’t have the time to wait in the queue.
She cried away her life since she fell off the cradle.

Written by Eric Clapton and George Harrison

Song Lyric Sunday 8 July 2018

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