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The First Cut Is The Deepest/ The Killing Of Georgie

Rod Stewart

1976

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Top 40

24

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6

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63

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Songinfo

"The Killing Of Georgie": Het lied vertelt het verhaal van een homoseksuele man die werd vermoord in New York . Het nummer bestaat uit 2 gedeelten, het verhalende en het melancholieke deel. Als Georgie aan zijn ouders vertelt over zijn seksualiteit, reageert zijn vader door te zeggen: "Hoe kan mijn zoon na alles wat ik voor hem heb gedaan, mij dit aandoen?" Rod zei in 1995 in een interview over het nummer: "Het is een waargebeurd verhaal over een homoseksuele vriend van zijn begeleidingsgroep The Faces, hij werd vanwege zijn geaardheid neergestoken". Volgens Rod in dat interview is het thema nog steeds actueel.

Trivia

Wist je dat? A-kant is cover van: P.P. Arnold - First Cut Is The Deepest (1967). Naast P. P. Arnold is het nummer wereldwijd ook een hit geweest voor Keith Hampshire (1973), Cat Stevens (1967) and Sheryl Crow (2003). Componist Cat Stevens nam het nummer op in 1967 en het is terug te vinden op zijn album "New Masters".
A-kant Titel

The First Cut Is The Deepest

A-kant Lengte

04:38

A-kant Componist(en)

Cat Stevens

A-kant Producer(s)

Tom Dowd

B-kant titel

The Killing Of Georgie

B-kant lengte

06:31

B-kant componist(en)

Rod Stewart

B-kant producer(s)

Tom Dowd

Platenlabel

Warner Bros.

Catalogusnr

WB 16813

Hoogste positie UK

1 (a-kant) 2 (b-kant)

Hoogste positie US

21 (a-kant) 31 (b-kant)

Album

A Night On The Town

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Songtekst

songtekst "The First Cut Is The Deepest"

I would have given you all of my heart
But there's someone who's torn it apart
And she's taken just all that I had
But if you want I'll try to love again
Baby I'll try to love again but I know

The first cut is the deepest
Baby I know the first cut is the deepest
But when it come to being lucky she's cursed
When it come to loving me she's the worst
I still want you by my side
Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
And I'm sure going to give you a try
And if you want I'll try to love again
Baby I'll try to love again but I know

The first cut is the deepest
Baby I know the first cut is the deepest
But when it come to being lucky she's cursed
When it come to loving me she's the worst

I still want you by my side
Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
But I'm sure gonna give you a try
'cause if you want I'll try to love again
Baby I'll try to love again but I know

The first cut is the deepest
Baby I know the first cut is the deepest
When it come to being lucky she's cursed
When it come to loving me she's the worst

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Songtekst "The killing of Georgie"

In these days of changing ways
so called liberated days
a story comes to mind of a friend of mine

Georgie boy was gay I guess
nothin' more or nothin' less
the kindest guy I ever knew

His mother's tears fell in vain
the afternoon George tried to explain
that he needed love like all the rest

Pa said there must be a mistake
how can my son not be straight
after all I've said and done for him

Leavin' home on a Greyhound bus
cast out by the ones he loves
A victim of these gay days it seems

Georgie went to New York town
where he quickly settled down
and soon became the toast of the great white way

Accepted by Manhattan's elite
in all the places that were chic
No party was complete without George

Along the boulevards he'd cruise
and all the old queens blew a fuse
Everybody loved Georgie boy

The last time I saw George alive
was in the summer of seventy-five
he said he was in love I said I'm pleased

George attended the opening night
of another Broadway hype
but split before the final curtain fell

Deciding to take a short cut home
arm in arm they meant no wrong
A gentle breeze blew down Fifth Avenue

Out of a darkened side street came
a New Jersey gang with just one aim
to roll some innocent passer-by
There ensued a fearful fight
screams rang out in the night
Georgie's head hit a sidewalk cornerstone

A leather kid, a switchblade knife
He did not intend to take his life
He just pushed his luck a little too far that night

The sight of blood dispersed the gang
A crowd gathered, the police came
An ambulance screamed to a halt on Fifty-third and Third

Georgie's life ended there
but I ask who really cares
George once said to me and I quote

He said "Never wait or hesitate
Get in kid, before it's too late
You may never get another chance
'Cos youth a mask but it don't last
live it long and live it fast"
Georgie was a friend of mine

Oh Georgie stay, don't go away
Georgie please stay you take our breath away
Oh Georgie stay, don't go away
Georgie please stay you take our breath away
Oh Georgie stay, don't go away
Georgie, Georgie please stay you take our breath away
Oh Georgie stay


Songtekst The first cut is the deepest

I would have given you all of my heart
But there's someone who's torn it apart
And she's taken just all that I had
But if you want I'll try to love again
Baby I'll try to love again but I know

The first cut is the deepest
Baby I know the first cut is the deepest
But when it come to being lucky she's cursed
When it come to loving me she's the worst
I still want you by my side
Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
And I'm sure going to give you a try
And if you want I'll try to love again
Baby I'll try to love again but I know

The first cut is the deepest
Baby I know the first cut is the deepest
But when it come to being lucky she's cursed
When it come to loving me she's the worst

I still want you by my side
Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
But I'm sure gonna give you a try
'cause if you want I'll try to love again
Baby I'll try to love again but I know

The first cut is the deepest
Baby I know the first cut is the deepest
When it come to being lucky she's cursed
When it come to loving me she's worst

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