Monday, May 28, 2012

Gimme a Chance

Another dated tune from Knees. 1966 was such a great year to be alive and playing guitar, it invited songs that sounded like this.

 
 Written: Monterey Street, Farmington NM, spring 1966
   
Obviously a blatant ripoff of Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone, Knees amazed himself by coming up with so many rhymes. It started out as a guitar folksong but ended up as a keyboard tune.
 
It takes less than a week
To learn how to speak
So doncha feel cheap
For interruptin my sleep
When you knew I would help you
To get back on your feet
Oh gimme a chance.
 
You said your life was real
But you never had a thrill
That didn’t make you ill
Or crave another pill
When you knew I would help you
An you know I always will
Oh gimme a chance.
 
You made all kinds of deals
With tramps an their spiels
But you missed a lot of meals
While chasin your bootheels
When you know I would help you
Cuz I know how it feels
Oh gimme a chance.
 
There once was a time
When I wouldn’t lend you a dime
But the change is not mine
An neither is the bind
When you know I would help you
If you don’t act too fine
Oh gimme a chance.
 
When you were on your own
An your mind was blown
But you didn’t ask for a loan
So your little pride was shown
When you knew I would help you
Aw you must have known
Oh gimme a chance.
 
I’ve taken it all while you were havin a ball
You were feelin so tall
But you were due for a fall
When you knew I would help you
But you didn’t give a call
Oh gimme a chance.

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