Song Lyric Sunday 2

Song Lyric Sunday
1968 — If you were in high school, you listened to the Top 40, waiting for your favorite song to come on the radio — probably a little transistor radio about the same size as a deck of cards — and maybe you had a single earpiece in your ear so you wouldn’t bother your parents. It might have looked a lot like this:

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Remember when airlines like Western used to give away decks of cards? Maybe that’s why some of them went out of business.
And when Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” came on, you were probably like,
“Ohmigod! I hope it’s the long one!” You and all your friends.

 

In A Gadda Da Vida
The version you usually heard was about 3 minutes long, but if the DJ had to use the restroom, he might play the one that lasted 17 minutes.
Lyrics from SongMeanings
“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” written by and Douglas Ingle
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In-a-gadda-da-vida, honey,
Don’tcha know that I love you?
In-a-gadda-da-vida, baby,
Don’tcha know that I’ll always be true?Oh, won’tcha come with me,
And take my hand?
Oh, won’tcha come with me,
And walk this land?Please, take my hand…
Let me tell ya now.
In-a-gadda-da-vida, honey,
Don’tcha know that I love you?In a gadda da vida, baby,
Don’tcha know that I’ll always be true?
Oh, won’tcha come with me,
And take my hand?Oh, won’tcha come with me,
And walk this land?
Please, take my hand…
Let me tell ya.Two, three, four!
In-a-gadda-da-vida, honey,
Don’tcha know that I love you?
In-a-gadda-da-vida, baby,
Don’tcha know that I’ll always be true?
Do you remember what In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was supposed to mean?
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18 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 2”

  1. You know, this was one of my favorite songs! Meaning,” In the garden of Eden.” Oh, and we loved our transistor radios. Those ear phones came in handy when we were supposed to be sleeping, but wanted to listen to the station that had spooky stories late at night. At least that’s what I did
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  2. I can only relate in terms of the eighties… We listened to the top 40 songs and had to wait for the radio to play our favorite songs.

    I loved the lyrics to this song; although I don’t believe I’ve heard it before. Thanks so much for playing along and sharing some great memories of music!

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  3. I’m very familiar with the song but have no idea what it means. Googling to find out would be cheating. I’d rather have you enlighten us. BTW, I don’t remember finding the answer to your mystery photo. Hmm?

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    1. I agree about the cheating, but I’ll wait till tomorrow to add the answer here if no one else posts it before then. 😉

      (And you’re right about the mystery picture, too. I’ll figure out the best way to share it, and let you know where it is!)

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  4. OMG, YES!!!! I was there!!! And I love this song! My boyfriend in high school played lead guitar in a band, and they always played this!!!! But no, I don’t remember, or never knew, what it meant. Just that it was the most awesome song. Thanks for the memory!!!

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