Psychedelische klassieker du jour: In my chair

De lijst met rock’n’roll-doden (waar we Johan Cruijff trouwens net zo goed bij kunnen rekenen) was nog niet lang genoeg, en er is nog een week over van 2016. Rick Parfitt, vijftig jaar bij (The) Status Quo, op 68-jarige leeftijd (!) overleden vandaag.

Uit de periode waarin zij van psychedelica overgingen naar bluesrock, 1970

I saw her talking now
My ears were burning
My feet started walking now
They started turning

My eyes were half open
But she didn’t see me there
We ran along walking
‘Cross the roof-tops in my chair

Had a car in my pocket
And we started moving
A man in a helmet said
“What’s that you’re using?”

My eyes were half open
But we didn’t see him there
Put the car back in my pocket
And I’m still here in my chair

My teeth were laughing now
We couldn’t stop smiling
We danced to the ‘Mystery Band’
Without even trying

My eyes were half open
But we didn’t see them there
We ran along walking
‘Cross the roof-tops in my chair.