DAVID BOWIE / THE KINKS : WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD TIMES GONE [SONGS OF CHILDHOOD NOSTALGIA]

Τέσσερα χρόνια μετά [βλ. προηγούμενο post] ο Bowie βάζει την ηχητική του πινελιά στο μινιμαλιστικό αριστούργημα του Ray Davies.
Από το άλμπουμ με διασκευές,
Pin Ups, του 1973.
Μαζί, η original version των
Kinks, από το Kink Kontroversy, 1966.

Four years later [see previous post]
Bowie puts his sound signature on the Ray Davies‘ minimal masterpiece.
It’s on his covers-only album,
Pin Ups, 1973.
Along with that, the original
Kinks version from Kink Kontroversy, 1966.

Well, lived my life and never stopped to worry ’bout a thing
Opened up and shouted out and never tried to sing
Wondering if I’d done wrong
Will this depression last for long?
Won’t you tell me
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Well, once we had an easy ride and always felt the same
Time was on our side and I had everything to gain
Let it be like yesterday
Please let me have happy days
Won’t you tell me
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Ma and Pa look back at all the things they used to do
Didn’t have no money and they always told the truth
Daddy didn’t have no toys
And mummy didn’t need no boys
Won’t you tell me
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Well, yesterday was such an easy game for you to play
But let’s face it things are so much easier today
Guess you need some bringing down
And get your feet back on the ground
Won’t you tell me
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?

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1 Comment

  1. Resa August 12, 2020 at 12:46 am

    Yay! Love both versions.
    The opening chord(s) remind me of other songs…. Hungry,… Paul Revere And The Raiders? I’m sure there’s more, so familiar.

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