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Echoes And Rhymes

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Panic 02:15
Nothing like you ever happened to me before I know what to do, so what am I waiting for Right now my lips won’t kiss you And I can’t get my arms to move I feel like my feet are planted And I can’t get my mind to groove I’m in a panic When I look at you, I get chills up and down my spine The feeling is new, so please won’t you give me time Right now my soul is trembling And I can’t get my heart to speak Butterflies in my stomach And my knees are feeling weak I’m in a panic Take my hand, come on pull me close to you Do what you can and do what you have to do I’ll be the kind of lover that a guy like you deserves When there’s a fire within me, and I not just a bundle of nerves I’m in a panic Such a panic
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Turn off the moon It’s much too bright Turn off the moon Who needs the moon tonight? Turn off the light That shines from above It’s nicer in the shadows When you’re falling in love I only need my baby’s eyes To light the way From here to paradise Turn off the moon While we’re in the park So I can give my lover boy A kiss in the dark
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Move it on over Move it on over Telling you that I need the space Cus somebody else gonna take your place So move it on over and out Move it on over Move it on over I never wanna see you again So be gone, by the time I count to ten Move it on over and out Hear me counting now One - After all you’ve done Two - I’m through with you Three - So baby can’t you see Four - Your way to the door Five - If you were the last man alive Six - I’d be in a heck of a fix Seven - I was praying to the lord in heaven Eight - As he’ll give you the gate, so... Move it on over Move it on over Don’t you let me catch you hanging around Or better yet, get outta town Just move it on over and out Hear me counting now One - All done Two - With you Three - So see Four - That door Five - Man alive Six - You’re just no kicks Seven - I swear to heaven Eight - I just can’t wait for you to Move it on over Move it on over Don’t you let me catch you hanging around Or better yet, get outta town Just move it on over and out On over and out On over Somebody’s coming to take your place So move it on over and out
4.
When the world’s a little heavy on my shoulders And my eyes can’t look ahead only look behind I know you’re there And you’ll always be there You’re the sunshine in my rainy day mind When the walls around me start to move in closer And the wheels inside my head begin to grind I need you dear And you’ll always be here You’re the sunshine in my rainy day mind Talking to me Playing with me Holding me Hanging on tight Drying the tears Making me laugh Holding the pieces together And I know some day soon it starts improving Then I’m lost inside again and very hard to find You come to me And you’ll break thru the clouds You’re the sunshine in my rainy day mind
5.
I, I don’t care if the sky is pretty blue I, I don’t care if the sun comes shining through It really doesn’t matter baby My heart keeps crying Oh life means nothing Till you say you’ll be mine Until you say you’ll give all your love to me Ain’t nothing in this world that can make me happy I’ve just got to have you for my own My heart keeps crying Oh life means nothing Till you say you’ll be mine Every night I pray that we can Someday walk hand in hand Down the isle But I guess I’ll have to wait and see All this waiting is killing me I’m not a child I don’t care if I had all the money in the world It just wouldn’t matter if I wasn’t your girl There’s only one thing that’ll stop my heart from crying Oh the day you tell me that you’ll be mine I’d be so happy The day you tell me that you’ll be mine
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I'm not sayin' that I'll love you I'm not sayin' that I'll care If you love me I'm not sayin' that I'll care I'm not sayin' that I'll be there When you want me I can't give my heart to you Or tell you that I'll sing your name Up to the sky I can't lay the promise down That I'll always be around When you need me Now I may not be alone each time you see me Along the street or in a small cafe But still I won't deny you or mistreat you Baby, if you'll let me have my way I'm not sayin' I'll be sorry For the things that I might say That make you cry I can't say I'll always do The things you want me to I'm not sayin' I'll be true But I'll try Now I may not be alone each time you see me Or show up when I promise that I would But still I won't deny you or mistreat you Baby, if you loved me like you should I'm not sayin' I'll be sorry For all the things that I might say That make you cry I can't say I'll always do The things you want me to I'm not sayin' I'll be true But I'll try I can't say I'll always do The things you want me to I'm not sayin' I'll be true But I'll try
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The Witch 04:01
While walking through the forest late one night There among the trees i saw a woman in white She beckoned to me, but i was scared to go And all around was a weird and wonderful glow She’s a witch I know she’s a witch I ran all the way home, but I came back the very next night I was under the spell of that strange and beautiful light But just the shadow of the trees from the moonlight was on the ground And the wonderful woman was nowhere to be found She’s a witch I know she’s a witch
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I Surrender 02:48
I feel a deep emotion when you look at me You ain’t got a notion, when will it ever be I’m ready if you want me For if you say that you want me I surrender To you Come on don’t be a pretender Come on and take my hand I’m ready to surrender Catch me if you can Only say that you love me For if you say that you love me I surrender To you I’m burning when you touch me I’m melting when you look at me I’m freezing when you’re leaving me There’s one thing I can do I surrender To you I surrender
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J' suis un' affiche bleue Qui a un amoureux Blonds sont ses cheveux Bleus sont ses deux yeux Chaque jour,il passe Le long de mes rues Où j' pose avec grâce Presque à demi-nue Petite gaine en tricotine Petite fille en capeline Je sais bien que je te fascine Voyons, qu'est-ce que tu imagines? Il fait tout Paris Ses yeux dans mes yeux Il sait que j'en ris Le pauvre amoureux Il s'est même battu Avec deux messieurs Qui levaient les yeux Vers mes cuisses nues Petite gaine en tricotine Petite fille en capeline Je sais bien que je te fascine Voyons, qu'est-ce que tu imagines? Et puis un beau soir Moi j'ai disparu Sous un grand plat noir De pâtes lustucru Petite gaine en tricotine Petite fille en capeline
10.
Where will you be when the leaves fall And the summer is thru When flowers have died And the birds have flown And I’ve given my love to you Where will you be when the snows fall And winter winds blow cold Will I just have your memory Or will I still have you to hold Where will you be when the grass grows Or is that too far to see Where will you be in the morning my love Will you still be here with me Oh where will you be
11.
Single Girl 02:38
The single girl, all alone, in a great big town The single girl, gets so tired of love letting her down The life's unreal and the people are phoney And the nights can get so lonely The single girl, needs a sweet lovin' man to lean on I'm a single girl wondering if love could be passing me by I'm a single girl and i know all about men and their lies Nobody loves me cause nobody knows me Nobody takes, the time to go slowly The single girl needs a sweet lovin' man to lean on I gotta make, my own way, there's rent, I gotta pay I need a night-time love, to get me through the day I’m a single girl, all alone, in a great big town I’m a single girl, and I get so tired of love letting me down But there's a man I've yet to know, waiting somewhere I’ve yet to go Someday I'll have, a sweet lovin' man to lean on The single girl needs a sweet lovin' man to lean on
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Every goodbye is not gone And every shut-eye is not slept And I can tell by the guilty look on your face That every tear drop has not wept Who are you trying to fool baby? You can’t fool anybody else no ooh oh And if you look around you will plainly see That you ain’t foolin’ nobody but yourself Every dark cloud don’t mean rain And every crowd don’t mean a show So don’t take my love for granted Cus every green light don’t mean go Who are you trying to fool? You can’t fool anybody else And if you look around you will plainly see That you ain’t foolin’ nobody but yourself You can’t fool me You can’t fool me When you’re telling me lies With those serious eyes Who are you trying to fool? You can’t fool anybody else no ooh And if you look around you will plainly see That you ain’t foolin’ nobody but yourself Every checque book don’t mean money Every horn don’t mean a car You better prove to me that you love me Or I’m gonna leave you where you are Who are you trying to fool baby? You can’t fool anybody else And if you look around you will plainly see That you ain’t foolin’ nobody but yourself
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There in the hazy shade Bees were buzzing around the flowers Working hard till the end of day While I counted the hours I saw the clouds high in the sky All different but all the same And at times colours they came and went While we played our games Yesterday, is the day to remind us Time slips away Time slips away, time slips away Yesterday, is the day to remind us Time slips away Time slips away, time slips away Yesterday, is the day to remind us Time slips away Time slips away, time slips away And that's how it is, baby, the world remains While you don't and I don't? So let's sing all together now Let's sing all together now Yesterday, is the day to remind us Time slips away Time slips away, time slips away
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Wild Flower 02:14
Walked thru the meadow on a moonlight night To get a breath of country air Not a star shone but the moon bright The world seemed lovely everywhere Wild flower, wild flower Wild flower, wild flower But then I noticed growing all around me Wild flowers glowing with the dew I turned sad cus they reminded me Of the wildness in you Outside they’re lovely, but then nature says They cannot grow in just one place Outside you’re pretty, but I say to you Girl you’ve got more than one face Wild flower, wild flower Wild flower, wild flower Wild flowers trap you with there golden glow They’ll catch you with their hidden charms (wild flower) All that glitters is not gold I know Since you took away your arms (wild flower) Wild flower stay away Your wildness will drive me insane In one place you’ll never stay Heaven knows you never will be tamed Wild flower, wild flower

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We were already spreading the word with that Christmas gift THE PRIMITIVES gave us – PJ Court’s band has a new album! This is great news! The reunion that came about as a result of the death of their bassist, Steve Dullaghan, and that put them back on stage after 17 years away, has culminated in a surprising album that is full of energy and that shows that the authors of “Crash” are still in enviably good shape.

What’s more, “Echoes and Rhymes” really grabs the attention. All of the songs selected for the album are versions of songs by obscure, female-fronted groups from the sixties. Curiously, the album is a long way from suffering from disparateness; these Brits knew how to make each and every one of the songs on this marvellous album reflect and mesh with their electric personality. They took over these songs with surprising urgency and energy while still managing to salvage the marvellous essence of melodies that were born in the decade that most-cared for such things. The result is a tremendously addictive album, seasoned with a sixties-halo that functions as a vindication and takes us directly to research every one of the (in some cases) little-known names that make up the details of its track-list. Who doesn’t wonder what incredible songs can be included in the repertoire of someone who wrote songs like “Turn off the Moon”, “Sunshine In My Rainy Mind” and “I’m Not Sayin’”? From garage to psychedelia, with touches of soul and sunshine pop, multiple styles come together to form a special type of compilation, revisited with all the love and affection and energy of THE PRIMITIVES. Following their love for independence, but with their unchanging capacity to reach everyone, as they already proved with their first recordings more than twenty years ago.

Track by track by Paul Court [THE PRIMITIVES]
• Panic •Reparata and the Delron’s “Panic” was one of those girl group tunes that became a big northern soul spin. It also sounds like a musical blueprint for early 80s punk pop outfit Bow Wow Wow, and I can’t help thinking they missed a trick not covering this song. We’ve kept the spikiness of the original, whilst giving it the Primitives bubblegum/jangle treatment.

• Turn Off The Moon • This song was on the B side of a single called “Lolita Ya Ya”, from the soundtrack of Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita”. The singer was its 14 year old star Sue Lyon. We’ve given it a punk edge, with some period Joe Meek sounds.

• Move It On Over • Until recently we’d only known of one record by the exotically named LeGrand Mellon “Baby Please Don’t Go”. Turns out she released three 45s, and one of those was the original of this fiery little kiss off.

• Sunshine In My Rainy Day Mind • We hadn’t even heard Polly Niles’ folk psych groover till we were half way through recording “Echoes And Rhymes”, but it was love at first listen. There was something inherent within the song that reminded us of post Lovely Primitives, so it seemed an obvious tune to cover for the album.

• Till You Say You’ll Be Mine • This Jackie DeShannon penned ditty is probably one of the better known songs on the album. Luis from Elefant played us the Olivia Newton John garage band style version, and we’ve based our rendition on that.

• I’m Not Sayin’ • We’ve replaced the jauntiness of this 1965 Nico single, written by Gordon Lightfoot, with the kind of chiming folk drone and incessant floor tom and snare pounding associated with the band she joined the following year. The song is about someone who wants to have their cake and eat it and, as it’s one that I’ve sung lead on, I’m glad Tracy’s unison vocal comes in on “Baby if you let me have my way”, hopefully rendering the line a little less tacky. There’s an angelic little harmony at the end courtesy of TT, which should help coax the listener into overlooking the devious pussyfooting of the song’s protagonist.

• The Witch • Nothing else on the “Paradise Of Sounds” LP by Germany’s Adam and Eve, is a patch on the groovy little oddity entitled “The Witch”. We’ve accentuated the Velvet Underground elements of the song and replaced the owl impersonations etc with wind style sound effects a la Hawkwind’s “Silver Machine”. Janie Jones, the notorious 60s pop star turned madam, also recorded the song (she was married to ’Adam’ aka Johnnie Christian Dee at the time). Her spine-tingling version sounds like Fenella Fielding’s character in the British comedy film “Carry On Screaming”, fronting some proto-heavy metal band, and it’s a charming slice of late 60s goth rock.

• I Surrender • It’s surprising that no one, to our knowledge, has recorded a cover of this hipster floor filler, so here’s our take on Bonnie St Claire’s Tamla-esque pop stomper.

• Amoureux D’une Affiche • Well, we hope we’ve managed to pull this one off. Tracy is the only one of us that’s bilingual, but her other language is Spanish. The song, as far as we can make out, is about being in love with a poster of a girl who isn’t wearing much. One line translates into English as “Two sirs raise their eyes towards my naked thighs” - Ooh la la! One of the main things that attracted us to Laura Ulmer’s spirited yé-yé gem, was its brash, almost punk fervour; a sound and style which, in retrospect, a fair few 60s French pop tunes seem to have. It also, of course, has that killer ‘la la la la la’ vocal hook and a cracking little arpeggio guitar riff that’s very Primitives.

• Where Will You Be? • “You Just Gotta Know My Mind” might have been the more obvious song for us to cover from Dana Gillespie’s “Foolish Seasons” album, seeing as we used to have a song called “You Don’t Know” (only ever played live and not very good) that sounded just a tinsy bit similar. We opted instead for this dreamy, anthemic heart melter.

• Single Girl • Unlike everything else on the album, this Sandy Posey song was an international hit record. We’d forgotten all about it until recently, but hearing it afresh, we decided it would be a good one to include. What at first appears to be the standard, lonely woman must find a man type scenario, soon slips into somewhat more illicit territory, with talk of having rent to pay, followed by the line “I need a night time love, to get me through the day”. Could be all perfectly innocent, but it does seem as if something a little saucier is being implied.

• Who Are You Trying To Fool? • Little Anne’s soul shouter, which resurfaced in the 90s, starts off with the vocals sounding quite restrained, but soon builds into an octave jumping frenzy. We tried it like that, but it didn’t sound very Primitives, so we resorted to our original plan, which was to take a full throttle 60s soul tune and calm it down a bit, i.e., the opposite of when soul singers would tear into hits by the Beatles, etc.

• Time Slips Away • Shocking Blue, a female fronted band who had a few other good tunes besides the one big hit that they’re mainly remembered for. Can’t help feeling a bit of an affinity, so of course we had to do one of theirs.

• Wild Flower • There’s something unwittingly psychotic about The She Trinity’s “Wild Flower”. We’ve ramped up the mayhem with bongos, feedback and amp kicking, as you do. We also decided to uphold the tradition of me singing two songs per album, so it’s another one with me on lead vocals.

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released April 23, 2012

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