Thursday, 16 April 2015

Magic carpet ride

Goin' Back:

I think I'm goin' back
To the things I learned so well in my youth,
I think I'm returning to
The days when I was young enough to know the truth

Now there are no games
To only pass the time
No more colouring books,
No Christmas bells to chime
But thinking young and growing older is no sin
And I can play the game of life to win

I can recall a time,
When I wasn't afraid to reach out to a friend
And now I think I've got
A lot more than a skipping rope to lift

Now there's more to do
Than watch my sailboat glide
Then everyday can be my magic carpet ride
And I can play hide and seek with my fears,
And live my life instead of counting my years

Let everyone debate the true reality,
I'd rather see the world the way it used to be
A little bit of freedom, all we're left
So catch me if you can
I'm goin' back

I can recall,
I can remember

I can recall,
I can remember

I can recall,
I can remember

Another day, another Dusty...

Happy birthday, Miss Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE (16th April 1939 – 2nd March 1999)



  1. No doubt you know this already, but Marianne Faithfull did a striking interpretation of this song on her 2011 album Horses and High Heels x

    1. Remarkably, a version we do not have in our collection - I shall seek it out forthwith... Jx

  2. Love it, although I think my favorite is the Diana Ross version (what a surprise!). However, I still haven't bought that Marianne Faithfull album, looking forward to hear her version.

    1. Just "acquired" Miss Faithfull's and will be listening to it forthwith. However, I can't imagine Miss Ross's take on it without thinking of her waving her hands... Jx


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