Another bitter sweet classic from the pen of Ray Davies brought to vivid, shimmering life by The Kinks. I'm thinking of the days, I won't forget a single day, believe me. A version is included in an album of cover versions by Tanya Donelly and The Parkington Sisters, released in 2020. Don’t forget a single Day. MacColl's label, Virgin, had intended to release "Days" as the lead single, but MacColl felt the first single from Kite had to be one which she wrote. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Physically, and more important, mentally. I G bless the D light that G shines on D you be A7 lieve me D. And G though you're D gone. Days Lyrics. ), Steve Earle, Patty Loveless, The Proclaimers & Eddi Reader - My Old Friend The Blues. A7 Those G endless D days, those G sacred D days you A7 gave me D. I'm thinking of the D days A7. Manu Chao, Mongo Santamaria & Bongo Joe : Bongo! Ray Davies should never have been at London's White City Stadium, on Sunday. Significant Lyric. Days Lyrics: 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 "Days" is now thought of as one of Ray Davies' most popular songs. John Fogerty, Johnny Winter & James Burton hit that Riff! Rock and Roll Will Stand! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. / I bless the light, / I bless the light that lights on you believe me. The beauty of the lyric, tenderly evocative but unspecific, is that will be apposite for so many of us in so many times and stations of our lives. "Days" is a song by the Kinks, written by lead singer Ray Davies, released as a single in 1968. Days Lyrics: 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 12 on the UK chart,[1] but failed to chart in the U.S. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! A cover by Kirsty MacColl reached #12 on the UK singles chart in 1989, equaling the chart position achieved by The Kinks. Days:The Kinks. More and more as we get near the end of days that we have loved, so many crowd in with their testimony. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. Thanks. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. "Days" is a song by the Kinks, written by lead singer Ray Davies, released as a single in 1968. I wanted people to think that it's a Kirsty MacColl song when they hear it. Stay tuned! Days D A Thank you for the da..ys, G D G A D Those endless days… Thank you for the Days. Flag this item for. "[5], The video features MacColl in old fashioned clothing sitting on a meadow and riding in a boat whilst encountering animated animals. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. EADGBE. The song was an important single for Davies and the Kinks, coming in a year of declining commercial fortunes for the band. One among the unknown number alloted to you. Another Day. 12 on the UK Singles Chart, the same position achieved by The Kinks in 1968. In 2010 Ray Davies played the Glastonbury Festival just after the death of Pete Quaife, the Bass player in the original Kinks lineup. One among the unknown number alloted to you. Graphic Violence ; Graphic Sexual Content ; audio. Topics Kinks, Days. It was also covered by Luke Kelly of The Dubliners. Free printable and easy chords for song by Kinks - Days. It was re-released in 1995, charting much lower, reaching only No. The live version was great to see and hear and yes, that glance up at the sky at the start shows it was heartelt from RD. You describe Ray’s special and distinctive gifts very well. And though you're gone, You're with me every single day, believe me. [7], On its release, Music & Media commented: "A tasteful, folky sing-along tune that many people will know by heart at the end of this summer. Days. Those sacred days. I'm thinking of the days, I won't forget a single day, believe me. Bless the light. Get "Days" on MP3: Get MP3 from Amazon. Today is all we have and whatever happens today you have the absolute existential freedom to choose how you act, how your react, to whatever this Day brings. 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It belongs to the world now.’. Thank You for the days Those endless days are 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 your with me every single day believe me days are a member of my life days when you can't see wrong from right you took my life The video, which features MacColl's friend and songwriting partner Pete Glenister on guitar, was directed by Simon West and produced by Kate Sylvester. We have the answer. Van Morrison & Mark Knopfler : Last Laugh (Happy Birthday Van! Loss and sorrow are not to be feared in this world – they come with the territory. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. #10 in UK in 1968. #1. One Day. Thank you for the days those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. Required fields are marked *. Pete Quaife had quit The Kinks just after ‘Days’ was recorded so playing the song must have had particular resonance for Ray as he looked out on the thronged audience (each of whom will have had their own days to remember and bless as they sang along). Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. This did not help future releases however as the next four Kinks singles failed to reach the top 30 (two of them failing to chart altogether) in the UK. I bless the light, I bless the light that shines on you believe me. "Days/This Time Tomorrow" - Ray Davies and Mumford & Sons is featured on Ray Davies solo album See My Friends. I G won't for D get a G single D day be A7 lieve me D. I G bless the D light. I bless the light, I bless the light that lights on you believe me. Kirsty MacColl covered "Days" on her second studio album Kite (1989). A I'm thinking of the da..ys, G D G D A D I won't forget a single day, believe me. The Kinks all, Official, Chords, Tabs, Pro, Power, Bass Tabs, Video, Ukulele Chords tabs including all day and all of the night, lola, you really got me, dead end street, waterloo sunset 9. What does Days mean? : Susie Q! Days:The Kinks. And, as you walk through the world of your alloted days you will find that the steps of others will from time to time fall in step with yours. [5], Recalling her version of "Days", MacColl told James Bennett in 1994: "I think my version is a bit slower [than the Kinks' original], I wanted to give it the ABBA treatment. share. I’m bound to write a lot more about him and The Kinks. From the Albums: Kirsty MacColl - Kite. I'm thinking of the days, I wont forget a single day, believe me. A seminal song Thom which as you say has that quality of greatness, of meaning something to all of us at every point, in changing ways. On the original Pye 7N 17573 label, the name of the song is "Day's" due to a grammatical error. #1. The song soundtracked a 2011 UK commercial for the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet. Good to hear from you Mary. 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. The Kinks : Days (Thank You For …) Posted on January 26, 2019 by Thom Hickey. : Mr Tambourine Man, Goodnight Irene, Seth Lakeman: 'Solomon Browne' - Cornwall, Lifeboats, Life, Death, Pride & Heroism, Dwight Yoakam, The Amazing Rhythm Aces & Alan Jackson : Third Rate Romance. In Ireland MacColl's version charted seven places higher than the original, at No. What does The Kinks's song Days mean? #10 in UK in 1968. The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society No_Favorite. [6] It was shot in April 1989 at Godalming. I’ll continue to explore his legacy here. It also appeared on an early version of the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (released only in continental Europe and New Zealand). It now appears as a bonus track of the remastered CD. On the original Pye 7N 17573 label, the name of the song is "Day's" due to a grammatical error. It is covered by Colin Meloy on Colin Meloy Sings The Kinks (2013). Your email address will not be published. From the Show: Until the End of the World. Learn how your comment data is processed. One of the hallmarks of Ray’s greatness as a songwriter is the ability to tell stories distilling complex emotions we all share into endlessly satisfying three minute vignettes which are faithful both the joy and the sadness in our lives. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. And, as we will see below, it’s a song that can even surprise its author with its keening power. Yours to do with what you will. Days - The Kinks Print; Video 1 You may need to refresh your screen (F5) Clicking in the screen area whilst the video is playing will take you to YouTube Lyrics | Folk. If you are very fortunate you will find that another’s steps will match yours for mile after mile after mile and that if you lose your footing and fall behind they will stay their steps until you catch up. A single Day. The Kinks are dead, Long live the Kinks! Jukebox Top 10 for 2019 : Van, Ry, Tom Waits, Emmylou, The Kinks, Don Everly ++ | The Immortal Jukebox, Christy Moore, Glen Hansard : The Auld Triangle (Hail St Patrick 4), Mary Black, Luke Kelly : A Song for Ireland (Hail St Patrick 3), Paul Brady, Arty McGlynn, Matt Molloy : Crazy Dreams (Hail St Patrick 2), Dolores Keane, Maura O’Connell : Teddy O’Neill (Hail St Patrick 1), Ry Cooder, Keith Richard (never forgetting Ike & Tina) : It’s Gonna Work Out Fine, Follow The Immortal Jukebox on WordPress.com, Kelly Joe Phelps (where have you gone?) On this road of Days you will find that those who once walked so companionably by your side now seem to marched ahead or taken another turn to take them out of sight. D A Thank you for the da..ys, G D G A D Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. 7 (also 1969). Wim Wenders’ 1991 film Until the End of the World features two covers of the song: one by Elvis Costello (which appeared on the soundtrack as well as his 1995 covers album Kojak Variety) and during a new year's party scene in which several characters perform the song in the Australian desert using didgeridoos, drums, guitar and piano, with Claire Tourneur (Solveig Dommartin) singing lead vocals. It reached No. Chords ratings, diagrams and lyrics. And though you're gone, You're with me every single day, believe me. The song appeared on an advertisement for the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet in 2011 and, in the 2013 comedy film, The Harry Hill Movie when Hill saves Abu the Hamster from being killed by a crazy vet. This Day won’t, can’t come again – though you may remember it for every Day you have left to live. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. The night is dark and sorrow comes to us all so give thanks for the Days you shared. And, when you come to the end of this Day you will have much to give thanks for – not least that the lightning bolt of death has stayed sheathed in the heavens. Thank you for the days. EMBED. Both CD formats (the standard case and the Kite-shaped case) had "Please Help Me, I'm Falling", whilst "El Paso" was only available on the 10".[10]. EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? Ray has acknowledged that a songwriter is frequently, at the time a song is created, unaware of the effect it will have on its audience : ‘The song has grown in intensity over the years … you don’t think about it, but it’s built up quite a mystique over the years. Bless the Light. / I'm thinking of the days, / I won't forget a single day, believe me. It was released as the album's second single and reached No. Here is is. Your email address will not be published. This Day won’t, can’t come again – though you may remember it for every Day you have left to live. D Thank you for the D days. Thank you for the days, Ray. I'm thinking of the days, I won't forget a single day, believe me. It also appeared on an early version of the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (released only in continental Europe and New Zealand). The song was also covered by Flo & Eddie on the album Flo & Eddie, which was originally released in 1974 and was re-released in 2008 as a double CD with The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie, which was originally released in 1972. That’ll do for me as the definition of a great song! [9], The single was released in multiple formats. Another bitter sweet classic from the pen of Ray Davies brought to vivid, shimmering life by The Kinks. Another sacred day. Song Released: 1968. Yet, as you come to give thanks for another Day of your alloted number you can give thanks for the miles you shared and wish them well wherever they are on the highway of their own Days. I'm thinking of the days, I won't forget a single day, believe me. Give thanks for the day that is done and pray that tomorrow will dawn for you and gift you one more sacred day. Ray Davies is a complex and frequently contradictory artist. I’m thinking of the days, I won’t forget a single day, believe me. Bless the light. [4], "Days" was released as the second single from Kite, following "Free World". 'Thank you for the days.'" The song had been intended as an album track but after the relative failure of the previous single "Wonderboy" (which only reached No. The song starts as an almost busked folk song before building to a tremendous crescendo    as the piano, drums and harmony vocals take the song deep into our hearts. The song was covered by a number of artists at the time including Petula Clark on her 1968 album Petula, The Hillsiders as a B-side to their 1969 single "Kentucky Woman" (RCA 1804) and James Last in an instrumental version on Non-Stop Dancing No. Jonathan Richman & The Showmen tell you why. Bongo! Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Lyrics to "Days" by THE KINKS: Thank you for the days, / Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. Davies was in no fit condition to play. It is one of MacColl's most popular singles. It now appears as a bonus track of the remastered CD. Bongo! The night is dark and sorrow comes to us all so give thanks for the Days you shared. Kinks - Days Chords Learn the song with the online tablature player. Pingback: Jukebox Top 10 for 2019 : Van, Ry, Tom Waits, Emmylou, The Kinks, Don Everly ++ | The Immortal Jukebox, Great song., I find the spiritual nature of the lyrics at odds with the robust beat. "[8] In a retrospective review of Kite, Stewart Mason of AllMusic described MacColl's version of "Days" as a "gorgeous cover" with "thick, lush harmonies". It certainly left me. flag. The Kinks: Days Meaning. There will be guides and spirits along the way who will befriend and show you t e way before going their own way. Login | Create Account. Regards Thom. Recollection of those sacred days will always as the days pass have elements of regret. 42 in the UK. Van Morrison - in The Days Before Rock 'n' Roll! Each featured "Days" and "Happy", and all bar the 7" and cassette featured "Still Life". 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