It was re-released in 1995, charting much lower, reaching only No. And, as you walk through the world of your alloted days you will find that the steps of others will from time to time fall in step with yours. It belongs to the world now.’. #1. Yours to do with what you will. The night is dark and sorrow comes to us all so give thanks for the Days you shared. No_Favorite. The song had been intended as an album track but after the relative failure of the previous single "Wonderboy" (which only reached No. Jukebox Top 10 for 2019 : Van, Ry, Tom Waits, Emmylou, The Kinks, Don Everly ++ | The Immortal Jukebox, Christy Moore, Glen Hansard : The Auld Triangle (Hail St Patrick 4), Mary Black, Luke Kelly : A Song for Ireland (Hail St Patrick 3), Paul Brady, Arty McGlynn, Matt Molloy : Crazy Dreams (Hail St Patrick 2), Dolores Keane, Maura O’Connell : Teddy O’Neill (Hail St Patrick 1), Ry Cooder, Keith Richard (never forgetting Ike & Tina) : It’s Gonna Work Out Fine, Follow The Immortal Jukebox on WordPress.com, Kelly Joe Phelps (where have you gone?) This Day won’t, can’t come again – though you may remember it for every Day you have left to live. [5], Recalling her version of "Days", MacColl told James Bennett in 1994: "I think my version is a bit slower [than the Kinks' original], I wanted to give it the ABBA treatment. Days Lyrics. "Days" is a song by the Kinks, written by lead singer Ray Davies, released as a single in 1968. It certainly left me. Another Day. Login | Create Account. The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society This did not help future releases however as the next four Kinks singles failed to reach the top 30 (two of them failing to chart altogether) in the UK. : Susie Q! [7], On its release, Music & Media commented: "A tasteful, folky sing-along tune that many people will know by heart at the end of this summer. Tagged: Time. Good to hear from you Mary. On this road of Days you will find that those who once walked so companionably by your side now seem to marched ahead or taken another turn to take them out of sight. Your email address will not be published. I’m thinking of the days, I won’t forget a single day, believe me. Stay tuned! Kinks - Days Chords Learn the song with the online tablature player. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. You describe Ray’s special and distinctive gifts very well. The song appeared on an advertisement for the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet in 2011 and, in the 2013 comedy film, The Harry Hill Movie when Hill saves Abu the Hamster from being killed by a crazy vet. Thank you for the days. The song was also covered by Flo & Eddie on the album Flo & Eddie, which was originally released in 1974 and was re-released in 2008 as a double CD with The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie, which was originally released in 1972. The song soundtracked a 2011 UK commercial for the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet. "Days" is a song by the Kinks, written by lead singer Ray Davies, released as a single in 1968. Pingback: Jukebox Top 10 for 2019 : Van, Ry, Tom Waits, Emmylou, The Kinks, Don Everly ++ | The Immortal Jukebox, Great song., I find the spiritual nature of the lyrics at odds with the robust beat. #10 in UK in 1968. What does Days mean? The night is dark and sorrow comes to us all so give thanks for the Days you shared. Here is is. A cover by Kirsty MacColl reached #12 on the UK singles chart in 1989, equaling the chart position achieved by The Kinks. Significant Lyric. The beauty of the lyric, tenderly evocative but unspecific, is that will be apposite for so many of us in so many times and stations of our lives. #1. I’ll continue to explore his legacy here. Days:The Kinks. / I bless the light, / I bless the light that lights on you believe me. Days - The Kinks Print; Video 1 You may need to refresh your screen (F5) Clicking in the screen area whilst the video is playing will take you to YouTube Lyrics | Folk. I'm thinking of the days, I won't forget a single day, believe me. Days:The Kinks. 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. On the original Pye 7N 17573 label, the name of the song is "Day's" due to a grammatical error. Thank you for the days those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. A version is included in an album of cover versions by Tanya Donelly and The Parkington Sisters, released in 2020. Thank you for the days Audio Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. 12 on the UK Singles Chart, the same position achieved by The Kinks in 1968. Learn how your comment data is processed. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. ), Steve Earle, Patty Loveless, The Proclaimers & Eddi Reader - My Old Friend The Blues. On the original Pye 7N 17573 label, the name of the song is "Day's" due to a grammatical error. I'm thinking of the days, I wont forget a single day, believe me. [9], The single was released in multiple formats. Don’t forget a single Day. Ray has acknowledged that a songwriter is frequently, at the time a song is created, unaware of the effect it will have on its audience : ‘The song has grown in intensity over the years … you don’t think about it, but it’s built up quite a mystique over the years. Another bitter sweet classic from the pen of Ray Davies brought to vivid, shimmering life by The Kinks. D Thank you for the D days. I G bless the D light that G shines on D you be A7 lieve me D. And G though you're D gone. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. One Day. flag. The song starts as an almost busked folk song before building to a tremendous crescendo    as the piano, drums and harmony vocals take the song deep into our hearts. It now appears as a bonus track of the remastered CD. The song was an important single for Davies and the Kinks, coming in a year of declining commercial fortunes for the band. Thank You for the days Those endless days are 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 your with me every single day believe me days are a member of my life days when you can't see wrong from right you took my life What does The Kinks's song Days mean? 7 (also 1969). Regards Thom. 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. And, when you come to the end of this Day you will have much to give thanks for – not least that the lightning bolt of death has stayed sheathed in the heavens. Bongo! [4], "Days" was released as the second single from Kite, following "Free World". The Kinks are dead, Long live the Kinks! Get "Days" on MP3: Get MP3 from Amazon. Days Lyrics: 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 Those sacred days. Another sacred day. We have the answer. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. It reached No. One among the unknown number alloted to you. It is one of MacColl's most popular singles. Thank you for the Days. "Days/This Time Tomorrow" - Ray Davies and Mumford & Sons is featured on Ray Davies solo album See My Friends. Today is all we have and whatever happens today you have the absolute existential freedom to choose how you act, how your react, to whatever this Day brings. I'm thinking of the days, I won't forget a single day, believe me. [6] It was shot in April 1989 at Godalming. A seminal song Thom which as you say has that quality of greatness, of meaning something to all of us at every point, in changing ways. Kirsty MacColl covered "Days" on her second studio album Kite (1989). Wim Wenders’ 1991 film Until the End of the World features two covers of the song: one by Elvis Costello (which appeared on the soundtrack as well as his 1995 covers album Kojak Variety) and during a new year's party scene in which several characters perform the song in the Australian desert using didgeridoos, drums, guitar and piano, with Claire Tourneur (Solveig Dommartin) singing lead vocals. EMBED. Song Released: 1968. EADGBE. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. There will be guides and spirits along the way who will befriend and show you t e way before going their own way. EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. One among the unknown number alloted to you. Days. In 2010 Ray Davies played the Glastonbury Festival just after the death of Pete Quaife, the Bass player in the original Kinks lineup. Bless the Light. And though you're gone, You're with me every single day, believe me. Bongo! Both CD formats (the standard case and the Kite-shaped case) had "Please Help Me, I'm Falling", whilst "El Paso" was only available on the 10".[10]. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Recollection of those sacred days will always as the days pass have elements of regret. D A Thank you for the da..ys, G D G A D Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. Your email address will not be published. Ray Davies should never have been at London's White City Stadium, on Sunday. The Kinks all, Official, Chords, Tabs, Pro, Power, Bass Tabs, Video, Ukulele Chords tabs including all day and all of the night, lola, you really got me, dead end street, waterloo sunset The Kinks: Days Meaning. Thank you for the days, Ray. 36 in the UK), "Days" was rushed out as a single with an old unreleased track "She's Got Everything" (recorded in February 1966 in the same session as "Dedicated Follower of Fashion") as the B-side. 42 in the UK. A7 Those G endless D days, those G sacred D days you A7 gave me D. I'm thinking of the D days A7. Bless the light. I wanted people to think that it's a Kirsty MacColl song when they hear it. Thanks. It also appeared on an early version of the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (released only in continental Europe and New Zealand). It is covered by Colin Meloy on Colin Meloy Sings The Kinks (2013). More and more as we get near the end of days that we have loved, so many crowd in with their testimony. The song was covered by a number of artists at the time including Petula Clark on her 1968 album Petula, The Hillsiders as a B-side to their 1969 single "Kentucky Woman" (RCA 1804) and James Last in an instrumental version on Non-Stop Dancing No. MacColl's label, Virgin, had intended to release "Days" as the lead single, but MacColl felt the first single from Kite had to be one which she wrote. I bless the light, I bless the light that lights on you believe me. Required fields are marked *. Chords ratings, diagrams and lyrics. Loss and sorrow are not to be feared in this world – they come with the territory. : Mr Tambourine Man, Goodnight Irene, Seth Lakeman: 'Solomon Browne' - Cornwall, Lifeboats, Life, Death, Pride & Heroism, Dwight Yoakam, The Amazing Rhythm Aces & Alan Jackson : Third Rate Romance. A single Day. 'Thank you for the days.'" share. In Ireland MacColl's version charted seven places higher than the original, at No. John Fogerty, Johnny Winter & James Burton hit that Riff! The video, which features MacColl's friend and songwriting partner Pete Glenister on guitar, was directed by Simon West and produced by Kate Sylvester. 12 on the UK chart,[1] but failed to chart in the U.S. Pete Quaife had quit The Kinks just after ‘Days’ was recorded so playing the song must have had particular resonance for Ray as he looked out on the thronged audience (each of whom will have had their own days to remember and bless as they sang along). Jonathan Richman & The Showmen tell you why. A I'm thinking of the da..ys, G D G D A D I won't forget a single day, believe me. One of the hallmarks of Ray’s greatness as a songwriter is the ability to tell stories distilling complex emotions we all share into endlessly satisfying three minute vignettes which are faithful both the joy and the sadness in our lives. Days Lyrics to "Days" by THE KINKS: Thank you for the days, / Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. Rock and Roll Will Stand! It also appeared on an early version of the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (released only in continental Europe and New Zealand). "Days" is now thought of as one of Ray Davies' most popular songs. I G won't for D get a G single D day be A7 lieve me D. I G bless the D light. It was released as the album's second single and reached No. Van Morrison - in The Days Before Rock 'n' Roll! Physically, and more important, mentally. Manu Chao, Mongo Santamaria & Bongo Joe : Bongo! Days Lyrics: 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 "[8] In a retrospective review of Kite, Stewart Mason of AllMusic described MacColl's version of "Days" as a "gorgeous cover" with "thick, lush harmonies". D A Thank you for the da..ys, G D G A D Those endless days… That’ll do for me as the definition of a great song! Davies was in no fit condition to play. Each featured "Days" and "Happy", and all bar the 7" and cassette featured "Still Life". Free printable and easy chords for song by Kinks - Days. Another bitter sweet classic from the pen of Ray Davies brought to vivid, shimmering life by The Kinks. Ray Davies is a complex and frequently contradictory artist. The live version was great to see and hear and yes, that glance up at the sky at the start shows it was heartelt from RD. Yet, as you come to give thanks for another Day of your alloted number you can give thanks for the miles you shared and wish them well wherever they are on the highway of their own Days. 9. I bless the light, I bless the light that shines on you believe me. It now appears as a bonus track of the remastered CD. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I’m bound to write a lot more about him and The Kinks. Van Morrison & Mark Knopfler : Last Laugh (Happy Birthday Van! From the Show: Until the End of the World. And though you're gone, You're with me every single day, believe me. Give thanks for the day that is done and pray that tomorrow will dawn for you and gift you one more sacred day. Graphic Violence ; Graphic Sexual Content ; audio. It was also covered by Luke Kelly of The Dubliners. Bless the light. If you are very fortunate you will find that another’s steps will match yours for mile after mile after mile and that if you lose your footing and fall behind they will stay their steps until you catch up. This Day won’t, can’t come again – though you may remember it for every Day you have left to live. The Kinks : Days (Thank You For …) Posted on January 26, 2019 by Thom Hickey. I'm thinking of the days, I won't forget a single day, believe me. I'm thinking of the days, I won't forget a single day, believe me. And, as we will see below, it’s a song that can even surprise its author with its keening power. 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