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The Kinks — Days
Album: The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 611









Released: 1968
Length: 2:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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

Days I'll remember all my life
Days when you can't see wrong from right
You took my life
But then I knew that very soon you'd leave me
But it's alright
Now I'm not frightened of this world, believe me

I wish today could be tomorrow
The night is dark
It just brings sorrow anyway

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

Days I'll remember all my life
Days when you can't see wrong from right
You took my life
But then I knew that very soon you'd leave me
But it's alright
Now I'm not frightened of this world, believe me
Days

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 shines on you, believe me
And though you're gone
You're with me every single day, believe me
Days
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 studionord wrote:
listen to the elvis costello version!
 
Nope, Sir Ray does it for me.
My radio station plays The Kinks.


I am not worthy, not worthy at all.  
 studionord wrote:
listen to the elvis costello version!
 
When it comes on I will
listen to the elvis costello version!
 oppositelock wrote:
I saw these guys live in 1982.  I was surprised as to how loud they were.  It was good.

 
I saw them live a couple of times in the mid to late 80s. Yes, wonderfully loud and SO EFFING GREAT. Love the Kinks forever, especially deep tracks like this!
 MrsTom wrote:
Kirsty please
 
Agreed.
I saw these guys live in 1982.  I was surprised as to how loud they were.  It was good.
Kirsty please
Not familiar with this one tune but I agree with most that the Kinks have been forgotten as a very influential British Invasion band over the years.

Shame 
 Proclivities wrote:

They never got much airplay in the States compared to their contemporaries, 

 
wasn't there a visa problem with one of the Kinks and they couldn't come into the USA?
some say that's why they never hit it as big as they should here because they couldn't promote themselves here 
 Proclivities wrote:

They never got much airplay in the States compared to their contemporaries, but they've obviously influenced many bands - XTC and The Shins among them.

 
Hear! Hear!
 kcar wrote:

Reminds me of a folksier, less flashy version of XTC. The Kinks have unjustly been relegated to the past, but I suspect they have a lot of great music that would stand on its own if aired more often these days. 

 
They never got much airplay in the States compared to their contemporaries, but they've obviously influenced many bands - XTC and The Shins among them.
 I've sadly never heard her version - now I really want to! She was a great talent to have lost so soon :( 

modernrelics wrote:
I love this song. Can we hear Kirsty MacColl's version too? Lovely on a nice sunny day.

 


 Tana wrote:

I think it's a catchy song. Could be the Shins or something new but it's 43 years old!!


 
Reminds me of a folksier, less flashy version of XTC. The Kinks have unjustly been relegated to the past, but I suspect they have a lot of great music that would stand on its own if aired more often these days. 
yawn
Great to hear this.  Ray Davies meant more to me in the 60s and 70s than those Beatle boys did!
 Jörg_Asmussen wrote:

I was just wishing the same. Bless that woman. She lifted this song up to delightful heights. 
 
 
Someone will have to upload it.  She only has 5 tracks in the library. 
Kirsty MacCollIn These Shoes?Tropical Brainstorm
Kirsty MacCollJust Woke UpTitanic Days
Kirsty MacCollLibertangoFrom Croydon to Cuba: An Anthology
Kirsty MacCollMambo de la LunaTropical Brainstorm
Kirsty MacCollWalking Down MadisonElectric Landlady


Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - All I Ever Wanted  Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - A New England  Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - Angel
Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - Celestine Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - Complainte Pour Ste. Catherine Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - Head
Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - Here Comes That Man Again Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - Innocence Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - Miss Otis regrets/Just One of  Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - Mother's Ruin  Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - Soho Square Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - They Don't Know  Rejected: Kirsty MacColl - You Know It's You  Rejected: Kirsty Maccoll & The Pogues - Miss Otis Regrets + Just One of Those Things

I love the original and have given it a 9 but Kirsty's version is a Godlike - 10

 modernrelics wrote:
I love this song. Can we hear Kirsty MacColl's version too? Lovely on a nice sunny day.
 
I was just wishing the same. Bless that woman. She lifted this song up to delightful heights. 
 
I love this song. Can we hear Kirsty MacColl's version too? Lovely on a nice sunny day.
 Shimmer wrote:
I know this song from Elvis Costello's version on "Kojak Variety", but I had completely forgotten how the original sounds.
 
I came to post almost the same thing — I only knew of Elvis Costello's version on the Until The End Of The World soundtrack.  Not sure if I really like either version, but thank you RP for educating me on the original!!  {#Wink}


Awesome interpretation!!! The strength of the English to persevere and make the most of it. Or just Ray Davies' genius


 
gemtag wrote:
When I think of the Kinks I think of a lot of demon alcohol.

Life without kinks would be a sad life. They can sing about happiness and misery and make it hard to tell them apart. 
 


When I think of the Kinks I think of a lot of demon alcohol.

Life without kinks would be a sad life. They can sing about happiness and misery and make it hard to tell them apart. 
 sirdroseph wrote:
I usually cannot stand the Kinks, but you know what, this is a nice little ditty!{#Bananajam}
 
aka: damning by faint praise?

amymich wrote:
Oh Kinks how you never, ever disappoint me!

Yep.

Oh Kinks how you never, ever disappoint me!
If only Bill had followed this up with Alanis...

Thank U, India
Thank U, Kinks
 vandal wrote:
I don't mind the Kinks, but this song?  Meh. . .
 
I think it's a catchy song. Could be the Shins or something new but it's 43 years old!!

yes, too many repeats, boring repeats.
I don't mind the Kinks, but this song?  Meh. . .
 


 eriksend wrote:
It is imperative that I add more Kinks to my collection.
 
I  was thinking the same thing .....

It is imperative that I add more Kinks to my collection.
I don't mind the Kinks, but this song?  Meh. . .
 FrankMc wrote:
How can you "not stand the Kinks"? I can understand how someone might not place them in the Pantheon of Rock—they may not get a bunch of "Godlike"s but certainly they merit more than share of "Most Excellent"s. Even at their worst it seems like a "ho hum" would be their nadir. Oh well, I suppose one man's "Most Excellent" is another man's "fingernails on a blackboard."

sirdroseph wrote:
I usually cannot stand the Kinks, but you know what, this is a nice little ditty!{#Bananajam}
 
 

Yea, I feel ya. Just never liked them at all and when I keep hearing people say like the greatest band ever and so on, it just hardens Pharoahs heart, ya know?
sacred days
I lost track of the Kinks after "Sunny Afternoon" in the late sixties or so.   But they have a huge catalog of music, and it's nice to hear something that, to me, is new!
This song came as a total surprise, especially 2 songs after Foo Fighters. This kind of mix (and no ads) is what makes RP the greatest channel on the planet!
I know this song from Elvis Costello's version on "Kojak Variety", but I had completely forgotten how the original sounds.
How can you "not stand the Kinks"? I can understand how someone might not place them in the Pantheon of Rock—they may not get a bunch of "Godlike"s but certainly they merit more than share of "Most Excellent"s. Even at their worst it seems like a "ho hum" would be their nadir. Oh well, I suppose one man's "Most Excellent" is another man's "fingernails on a blackboard."

sirdroseph wrote:
I usually cannot stand the Kinks, but you know what, this is a nice little ditty!{#Bananajam}
 


Reminiscence is bittersweet
I usually cannot stand the Kinks, but you know what, this is a nice little ditty!{#Bananajam}
Its not bad but not one of their best...
Sweet!