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Traffic — Hole in My Shoe
Album: Smiling Phases
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Released: 1969
Length: 2:42
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I looked to the sky
Where an elephant's eye
Was looking at me
From a bubblegum tree
And all that I knew
The hole in my shoe
Was letting in water (letting in water)

I walked through a field
That just wasn't real
Where 100 tin soldiers
Would shoot at my shoulder
And all that I knew
The hole in my shoe
Was letting in water (letting in water)

(I climbed on the back of a giant albatross
Which flew through a crack in the cloud
To a place where happiness reigned all year round
Where music played ever so loudly)

I started to fall
And suddenly woke
And the dew on the grass
It stuck to my coat
And all that I knew
The hole in my shoe
Was letting in water (letting in water)
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"Hole in My Shoe" is a song by English rock band Traffic which as a single release reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart and number 22 in the German charts, in 1967. Composed by guitarist Dave Mason, it was disliked by the other three members of the group who felt that it did not represent the band's musical or lyrical style.

The brief monologue, over the mellotron passage, is spoken by Francine Heimann, the stepdaughter of Island Records' owner Chris Blackwell.


(for me, I have the song rated a 2) 


wow almost 50 years since they made this, interesting, though the child voice brings it down for me
Great to hear the original as I grew up with the 80's cover by Neil from the Young Ones (a UK comedy series). Always loved it and had the 12" vinyl as a nipper. Always knew there must have been a good orignal out there
 jonahboo wrote:
little known fact about this song, Steve wasn't in the studio.......he was tied up on a mattress with 2 hookers instead

 
I would be as well........
little known fact about this song, Steve wasn't in the studio.......he was tied up on a mattress with 2 hookers instead
 Skydog wrote:
i'm fixing a hole
in my shoe and it makes me wonder

where it will go
 


 
gif of Jon Hamm nodding yes
i'm fixing a hole
in my shoe and it makes me wonder

where it will go
 

{#Bananajam}
Adding a comment as I just heard it, but not on Radio Paradise...{#Ask}