Love : Bummer in the Summer / August [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Δυο Καλοκαιρινά τραγούδια των Love, ένα από το κλασικό των κλασικών, Forever Changes, του 1967, και ένα απ’ το επόμενό τους, Four Sail [1969]. Έχουμε πλέον εδώ ένα διαφορετικό γκρουπ από εκείνο του Forever Changes …με την εξαίρεση του “θεού” [Arthur Lee] βέβαια.
Το κιθαριστικό θέμα του “August” προοιωνίζεται εκείνο του “Watcher Of The Skies” των Genesis, 3 χρόνια αργότερα.

Two Summer songs by Love, one from the classic of classics, Forever Changes, of 1967, and one from their next, Four Sail [1969]. We have there a different group from the one on Forever Changes … with the exception of “god” [Arthur Lee] of course.
The guitar theme of “August” foreshadows that of Genesis’ “Watcher Of The Skies”, 3 years later.

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00:00 Bummer In The Summer 02:25 August

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❝ Well I remember when you used to look so good
And I did everything that I possibly could for you
We used to ride around all over town
But they’re puttin’ you down for bein’ around with me
But you can go ahead if you want to
‘Cause I ain’t got no papers on you
In the middle of the summer I had a job bein’ a plumber
Just to pass till the fall it was you I wanna ball all day
Ah-we were walkin’ along, honey, hand in hand
I’m a-thinkin’ of you, mama, when you’re thinkin’ of another man
But you can go ahead if you want to
‘Cause I ain’t got no papers on you
(No, I don’t I ain’t got no papers on myself)
All alone on the bone when I didn’t have a home
When I saw the way I was and I knew where I was supposed to be
I was twitchin’ so I turned and it’s really hard to learn
That everyone I saw was just another part of me
But you can go ahead if you want to
‘Cause nobody’s got no papers on you
(No, babe, it’s just a falsehood) ❞

❝ Put your swords away I’m already down
The higher we both climb the further we fall
Now were under looking up into the floor
And burn each other though we’re dying for more
We’re stuck on this dysfunction We love it to our death
We celebrate destruction by lighting up this bed….
You can take your love away but don’t you ever leave alone
Burn the ghosts we’ve carried home
Come on touch me show me your imperfect too
These broken lights they shine on us tonight
We don’t talk much when there’s so much to say
We don’t listen but yet we try anyway
My stomach sick bitter and open
Reveries of helplessness have left me all but hopin’
We strip each others beauty and we push it to the end
We face each other smiling and leave it all unsaid
We kiss till we bleed
We Feel So much its killing us
We fight till were free
And he threatens to leave but won’t let me
We cry till we see
Infatuations Break Us down
Were healing at three
We dance inside this tragedy
You can take your love away but don’t you ever leave alone
Burn the ghosts we’ve carried home
Come on touch me show me your imperfect too
These broken lights they shine on us tonight

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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!