Longtime readers of this blog will know that previous queries along this line of questioning are: "Why isn't Mott The Hoople - and/or Ian Hunter - in The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame," "Why isn't The MC5 in The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame," and "Why Isn't Cheap Trick in The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?" (Colin Gawel of Watershed had to form an entire BAND to pose that last musical question, for Chrissakes.) (see blog entry Why Isn't Cheap Trick In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, April 26th, 2013.)
(editor's note; Ricki, you're drifting.......)
Okay, okay, okay. We wind up Week Four of Autumn Songs with "Days," penned by Ray Davies of The Kinks (thank God they're in The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, at least) in a gorgeous cover version by Flo & Eddie. (The Kinks version is also great, of course, but the Davies brothers have been previously featured in October.)
"Thank you for the days / Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me /
I'm thinking of the days / I won't forget a single day, believe me /
I bless the light, I bless the light that lights on you, believe me /
And though you're gone, you're with me every single day, believe me /
Days I'll remember all my life / Days when you can't see wrong from right /
You took my light, but then I knew that very soon you'd leave me /
But it's all right, now I'm not frightened of this world, believe me /
I wish today could be tomorrow / The night is dark, it just brings sorrow, let it rain"
- Ray Davies, 1967
© 2013 Ricki C.