Coverafbeelding Status Quo - Lies
  • Statistieken
  •   3 weken
  •   35 piekpositie
  •   15 punten
  •   1980

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

Status Quo was een populaire rockband waarvan de muziek gekarakteriseerd wordt door een sterke boogie- en boogiewoogiestijl. De klassieke bezetting bestond enerzijds uit oprichters Alan Lancaster en Francis Rossi en anderzijds uit Rick Parfitt en John Coghlan. Status Quo heeft meer dan 20 hits in de Top 40 gehad maar hebben nooit een nummer 1 hit gescoord. Wel bereikte 2 singles de 2e plaats als hoogste notering (Down down en Roll over lay down).

De band begon in 1962. De eerste grote hits waren psychedelische nummers zoals "Pictures of Matchstick Men", "Black Veils of Melancholy" en "Ice in the Sun",

De band ontwikkelde in de jaren zeventig een eigen kenmerkende stijl van weinig akkoorden, makkelijke teksten en een stevig ritme. De band had wereldwijd grote hits met onder andere "Mean Girl", "Down Down", "Whatever You Want", "Rockin' All Over the World", "The Wanderer" en "In the Army Now", maar de groep brak nooit door in de VS.

Midden jaren tachtig nam het succes af en verlieten sommige bandleden de groep. Rick Parfitt overleed op 22 december 2016 op 68-jarige leeftijd. Toch bracht de groep in 2019 een nieuw album uit "Backbone".





Songtekst


I had another drink after another drink
And then I tried to crawl to the door

I had another smoke after another joke
And then I couldn't take any more.
It didn't change a thing

Not any single thing

When someone tried to tell me for sure.

I heard another voice that said I wasn't in a dream

I read a word or two about ev'rything

I never knew the way that it ought to have been

They never told me a thing about it

I never did know a thing about it.
And the lies in the eyes of a thousand eyes
They won't go away.
And the times that I've tried are the times
That I find they don't show today.
But you make me feel so good.
I woke up after four still Iying on the floor
Waiting to be carried away

I woke up once again a little after ten

Will things be any better today?
It doesn't change
you see

It only changes me.
Will someone try to tell me I'm sure?

I'm gonna hear a voice and know it isn't in a dream

I'm gonna read the lines again and look between

I never knew the way that it ought to have been

They never told me a thing about it

I never did know a thing about it.
And the lies in the eyes of a thousand eyes
...
But you make me feel so good.
I'm going baGk to school
I'm gonna check the rules
And see if I get carried away.
I'm going back again
I'm gonna try again

Don't listen what the people might say.

It doesn't change a thing

Not any single thing

When someone tried to tell me for sure.
I'm gonna hear a voice and know it isn't in a dream
...
And the lies in the eyes of a thousand eyes
...
But you make me feel so good.
I'm gonna hear a voice and know it isn't in a dream
...
And the lies in the eyes of a thousand eyes
...
And the lies in the eyes of a thousand eyes
...

Songinformatie

ArtiestStatus Quo
 A-kant
Titel Lies
Lengte 04:01
Componist(en) Francis Rossi, Bernie Frost
Producer(s) Status Quo, John Eden
 B-kant
Titel Don't Drive My Car
Lengte 04:36
Componist(en) Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown
Producer(s) Status Quo, John Eden
 
Platenlabel Vertigo
Catalogusnr 6000 577
Hoogste positie UK 11
Album Just Supposin'


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