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Santana — Hope You're Feeling Better
Album: Abraxas
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Released: 1970
Length: 4:07
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Is that you
Your eyes slowly fading?
Is that you
Your mind full of tears?
Is that you
Searching for a good time?
Is that you
Waitin' for all these years?

[Chorus:]
And I hope you're feelin' better
Yes I hope you're feelin' good
Yes I hope you're feelin' better

Is that you?
Look across the ocean
Is that you
Thinkin nothin' is really there?
Is that you
Waiting for the sunshine?
Is that you
When all you see is glare?

[Chorus]

Is that you
Who never saw your baby?
Is that you
Who never had a friend?
Is that you
Movin' to a new town?
Is that you
Will di'monds replace your friends?

[Chorus]
Comments (50)add comment
Izzat chu?

I'm rocking and rolling like the mind-altered college freshman I was 45 years ago!
 jwrussell wrote:
My father liked this stuff... Even though he was the inventor of the rear view mirror, we're not as close as we appear.
 

Nah, come on!
One of the few songs I can dig....7
 idiot_wind wrote:
Wow... I thought this was Status Quo. 
 
ridiculous comparison. bumped to a 10.
when you open a set with this song live, you get the attention of the crowd. abraxas is a masterpiece. period. up to a 10.
I'd love to hear some Santana from his jazz-flavoured phase. 
 jwrussell wrote:
My father liked this stuff... Even though he was the inventor of the rear view mirror, we're not as close as we appear.
 
Ja, du hast schon Recht. Aber es ist verdammt schwer, Urteile ohne Emotionen zu fällen. "Einer wie dein Vater"

You're right. But it's hard to judge without emotions. "I'm with your father"
 idiot_wind wrote:
Wow... I thought this was Status Quo. 
 

idiot_wind, what's in a name..
My father liked this stuff... Even though he was the inventor of the rear view mirror, we're not as close as we appear.
Very strange synchronicity this morning. I psd'd from the Neville Bros. to this -- and then I picked up my phone to make a business call. And a guy named Carlos answered in his shop. 
Funny how it works sometimes. But I didn't say I hoped he was feeling better. 

Every guitar lick in Carlos Santana's repertoire is deployed in this song.
 forge wrote:
............man I'm old.
 
This puppy's nearly 50 years old (and that's human years).
Gregg Rolie - keyboards, lead vocals 

"Abraxaswas deemed "culturally, historically, or artistically significant" by the Library of Congressand was selected for preservation in their National Recording Registryin 2016" from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraxas_(album)  
{#Bananajam}{#Motor}
 kingart wrote:
{#Stupid}  {#No}
 
Jelani wrote:
This sounds like Steve Miller to me.

 


 Early Steve Miller Vocals...and groove as well.

{#Stupid}  {#No}
 
Jelani wrote:
This sounds like Steve Miller to me.

 

 {#Stupid}  {#No}

idiot_wind wrote:
Wow... I thought this was Status Quo. 

 

This sounds like Steve Miller to me.
This has always been in my collection, had it when it came out. Latin rock was a revelation.
 forge wrote:
............man I'm old.

 
Hey, Ima Oldman! {#Wink}
Wow... I thought this was Status Quo. 
This selection is indicative of what sets RP above so many others.
 NICE !  jbuhl wrote:
Early 70's high school football locker room.  All of us with hair down to our shoulders.  Locker room was wired up with 8 track player and 4 speakers.  Trower,Tull and this blaring before every practice and game to get a pump.

 


 forge wrote:
............man I'm old.

 
You and me both, brother.

"Izzat chu?  I hope you're feeling better." 
 hayduke2 wrote:
this piece is righteously awesome, I feel a gazillion times better thank you very much

 
One of my all time Santana faves.  This cut was the Santana "gateway tune" for me and it still causes aural vibrations to move through my body, like 'lectricity, causin' unnat-chural, alarmin' and primeval movements to overcome my every fiber!  

Slammo, that's Rock 'n Roll taking over an 8-year old's impressionable mind and body!  I've been a mess ever since...HAHAHA!!!!
Early 70's high school football locker room.  All of us with hair down to our shoulders.  Locker room was wired up with 8 track player and 4 speakers.  Trower,Tull and this blaring before every practice and game to get a pump.
 forge wrote:
............man I'm old.

 
Got that right. I had this on 8-track tape. Jammed to it driving to high school.
Bump. 8 > 9 

 

............man I'm old.
 ColdMiser wrote:
WOW, haven't heard this in a dog's age. Volume is up, co-workers looking at me with concern

  hell with them, some are just meant to be played LOUD! {#Dancingbanana_2}


 Panchoalico wrote:
a "mini" voodoo chile, but i like it {#Bananajam}

 
Yes, now I hear it too. I like both very, very much.
Have never heard this before in my life, and it ROCKS! I'm a sucker for Gregg Rolie's voice and any song that features a Hammond B3 organ so prominently.
Another Santana song came up a few days back, and one of the commenters complained about, Always the same old noodling (on the guitar). Ahem.... this aint no noodling!
a "mini" voodoo chile, but i like it {#Bananajam}
very nice!
I always considered this the most conventional rock song in that album.  That is no put-down as I love this song and usually repeat it at least once when it comes on from one of my internal sources.
Thought I recognized the voice of Greg Rollie.
WOW, haven't heard this in a dog's age. Volume is up, co-workers looking at me with concern
{#Bananapiano}
Great rock from early Santana. Too bad today's Santana is nothing like this, you have to wonder if all the $$$ is worth losing your musical soul. 
Ok, now this is some Santana I can get behind! 
I turned on RadioParadise in the middle of this song, heard Greg Rolie and thought "Bill is playing early Journey." It took me a couple of seconds to realize that it was "that band" that he and Neil Schon were in. Great song.
Like breathing, it has always been there for me.  {#Notworthy}
 kingart wrote:
This entire album is near the top of a very big heap. Unique. Santana the band or the guitarist never did another album like it in sound or song. And that album artwork sure caught this 15 year old's eye. 

 
Indeed. And the same artist did Miles Davis' Bitches Brew.

What I've long wondered is, with a showboating Carlos Santana on lead, why did this band also need (pre-Journey) Neal Schon onboard? 
This entire album is near the top of a very big heap. Unique. Santana the band or the guitarist never did another album like it in sound or song. And that album artwork sure caught this 15 year old's eye. 
This is NEW to the playlist - REALLY?!  Wow, better late than never....total classic!
Great song from the wayback machine
this piece is righteously awesome, I feel a gazillion times better thank you very much