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Dave Mason — Only You Know And I Know
Album: Alone Together
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Released: 1970
Length: 4:00
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Only you know and I know
All the loving we've got to show
So don't refuse to believe it
By reading too many meanings

'Cause you know that I mean what I say so don't go
And never take me the wrong way
You know you can't go on getting your own way
'Cause if you do, it's gonna get you someday, yeah.

We're both here to be pleasing
Oh no, not deceiving
But it'shard to believe in, aw yeah
When you've been so mistreated.

'Cause you know that I mean what I say so don't go
And never take me the wrong way
You know you can't go on getting your own way
'Cause if you do, it's gonna get you someday.

If I seem to mislead you
It's just my craziness coming through
But when it comes down to just two
Aw, I ain't no crazier than you

'Cause you know that I mean what I say so don't go
And never take me the wrong way
You know you can't go on getting your own way
'Cause if you do, it's gonna get you someday.

Only you know and I know
Only you know and I know
Only you know and I know, oh yeah
Only you know and I know, oh yeah, get up
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He is still alive and playing.  He does a great show in a very laid back fashion.
Wonderful album, at the same level of Traffic best.
Made in America. The inspiration. Blessed.
 junebaby65 wrote:
Didn't Delaney and Bonnie do this song, too?
 
yes
His signature tune. Great guitar.
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sidenote:
It's Mason playing 12 string  guitar on Hendrix's 'All Along The Watch Tower'
The whole dang album is great!
An appropriate album title for these days of lockdown.
D.M. one of the all-time underrated greats.
His own version of All Along the Watchtower is fantastic.
I'd love to hear Look at You, Look at Me from this brilliant album.
 junebaby65 wrote:
Didn't Delaney and Bonnie do this song, too?

 
Yes. They did.
Didn't Delaney and Bonnie do this song, too?
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Apparently he was a friend of Jimi Hendrix and played backing guitar on Jimi's "All along the watchtower" recording in England. That puts him firmly in rock royalty for me!

 And this doesn't?!!! Oh, please! Stephen, get off your knees, and try to see the forest for the trees, my friend!


Apparently he was a friend of Jimi Hendrix and played backing guitar on Jimi's "All along the watchtower" recording in England. That puts him firmly in rock royalty for me!
Saw him live a couple of years ago. Very good concert.
One of my favourite artists. {#Bananajam}
That is some good cooking there!
 Dav3thedog wrote:
Was Dave Mason in Traffic at one time?

 
He was an original band member.
Excellent! A classic.
Was Dave Mason in Traffic at one time?
 pankman wrote:
Excellent song, overall an awesome album. I just grabbed the marbled/colored vinyl on ebay … nice.

 
Yeah really nice 😋
Excellent song, overall an awesome album. I just grabbed the marbled/colored vinyl on ebay … nice.
Spot on - love the Delaney and Bonnie version too - we be dancin with a zimmer...
Had to turn this right up, one of my favourite albums and an outstanding track.
Rockin!!!
 
Introduced to this song recently, 
tonight a smile...
such joy .. thank you for this Dave Mason Classic....

Only You know... and I know........
Perfect ! 
Truly an eternally jamming gem worthy of inclusion and frequent play in any collection! The guitar sizzles, the memories play.  Thanks!
 gjeeg wrote:
The entire LP is a lost gem!
Can't understand why.
Note for note, the entire work a timeless keeper.
 
It is a great album; I guess it's "lost" or forgotten because it may sound a little too "dated" to a lot of folks or more likely because the program directors and DJs at most "Classic Rock" stations are too young to have heard it or too busy playing The Eagles, Bad Company, and Steve Miller.  Oh, well, no matter.
Saw him live a couple of years ago. He's still got it!
 

lemmoth wrote:
In every genre and every era there are the major players - who get most of the airtime and the lesser (because of overall output volume, quality or just unfortunate luck) who also put out some real gems.  Dave Mason and this tune fall into the ladder.

He wasn't Clapton or Winwood, or even a great interpreter like Cocker, but he fell into the same era and genre. 

 
While posting about another song on RP and half-listening to this in the background, I thought this was Clapton from Derek and the Dominoes or some Delaney and Bonnie sessions. You're right, lemmoth, Dave Mason got a bit lost in the mix--and in my memory.  


Great memories listening to this!  Love the energy!🎞
In every genre and every era there are the major players - who get most of the airtime and the lesser (because of overall output volume, quality or just unfortunate luck) who also put out some real gems.  Dave Mason and this tune fall into the ladder.

He wasn't Clapton or Winwood, or even a great interpreter like Cocker, but he fell into the same era and genre. 
The entire LP is a lost gem!
Can't understand why.
Note for note, the entire work a timeless keeper.
This is one of those songs which brings back memory of a single person.   Make it stop... no, no play more... no stop, crap. 
I can't believe there are only three Dave Mason tunes in the library. Such an underrated artist.
Ahhh, the memories this song brings back. Love hearing this song here.
Judging from the comments below, I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't know this song at all. It's not doing terribly much for me either. Still some of you must be pleased it's been played so soon after the last sighting, no?
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OK, Bill got the 2013 play instance in just in time.
 
 Listening to this makes me realize Delaney &  Bonnie/Clapton didn't add much with their cover.
Gotta keep the "once every few years" comments going since it looks like this great song will never be played here. {#Meditate}
Its been over 10 years, once a decade too much to ask ?

 Proclivities wrote:
I've always thought this was one of the best things he's ever done.  Wish it were played more often.

 

agreed. it should get back in.

I've always thought this was one of the best things he's ever done.  Wish it were played more often.

It\'s about time this got some airplay again.