My DSP 3: Six O’Clock

Song: Six O’Clock

Artist: Lovin’ Spoonful

Year: 1966

Favorite Lyric: And the dusty light shines down on the block
and reflects up and down on the hands of the clock


I went home and found that trying to sleep was a laugh
Just watching my eyelids knowing my brain bids the night not to pass


I wish my head had been working right
We’d have gone for coffee and talked all night

Significance: The Lovin’ Spoonful is generally very exciting harmonically, melodically, chord-ally (?), but very lovey-squishy when it comes to lyrics. This song fits the mold – except that it paints a better picture of the lovey-squishy. Any song or story that picks a moment in time – like early in the morning when you haven’t slept because you were too excited – is going to be better than one that tries to be all-encompassing. This song is a bit raw musically too, but I rather like it. A hidden gem, a B-side – except that internet research just told me it was an A-side. As I mentioned in my first Spoonful post, that bright yellow record label is a very vivid memory from my childhood. Forget the nauseating name and the squishy lyrics (unless you like that sort of thing) and go listen to them for the music. There’s a famous story that John Lennon referred to John Sebastian as a “damn tunesmith” when he couldn’t figure out one of the chords in Daydream.

A cherished childhood memory. The CD looks like this too!

A cherished childhood memory. The CD looks like this too!



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  1. Pingback: My DSP 3 Playlist | Suite Story Productions

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