A single Day. Bless the light. Give thanks for the day that is done and pray that tomorrow will dawn for you and gift you one more sacred day. Another sacred day. This Day won’t, can’t come again – though you may remember it for every Day you have left to live. Days MacColl's label, Virgin, had intended to release "Days" as the lead single, but MacColl felt the first single from Kite had to be one which she wrote. I G bless the D light that G shines on D you be A7 lieve me D. And G though you're D gone. This did not help future releases however as the next four Kinks singles failed to reach the top 30 (two of them failing to chart altogether) in the UK. 7 (also 1969). That’ll do for me as the definition of a great song! Learn how your comment data is processed. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. Thanks. "[8] In a retrospective review of Kite, Stewart Mason of AllMusic described MacColl's version of "Days" as a "gorgeous cover" with "thick, lush harmonies". Tagged: Time. From the Albums: Kirsty MacColl - Kite. I’m bound to write a lot more about him and The Kinks. A I'm thinking of the da..ys, G D G D A D I won't forget a single day, believe me. Days. Days Lyrics: Thank you for the days / Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me / I'm thinking of the days / I won't forget a single day, believe me / I bless the light / I bless the And though you're gone, You're with me every single day, believe me. There will be guides and spirits along the way who will befriend and show you t e way before going their own way. And though you're gone, You're with me every single day, believe me. The song soundtracked a 2011 UK commercial for the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet. "Days" is a song by the Kinks, written by lead singer Ray Davies, released as a single in 1968. / I bless the light, / I bless the light that lights on you believe me. Thank You for the days Those endless days are sacred days you gave me I'm thinking of the days I won't forget a single day believe me I bless the light I bless the light that lights on you believe me and though you're gone your with me every single day believe me days are a member of my life days when you can't see wrong from right you took my life D A Thank you for the da..ys, G D G A D Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. Stay tuned! Topics Kinks, Days. The song appeared on an advertisement for the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet in 2011 and, in the 2013 comedy film, The Harry Hill Movie when Hill saves Abu the Hamster from being killed by a crazy vet. Those sacred days. Wim Wenders’ 1991 film Until the End of the World features two covers of the song: one by Elvis Costello (which appeared on the soundtrack as well as his 1995 covers album Kojak Variety) and during a new year's party scene in which several characters perform the song in the Australian desert using didgeridoos, drums, guitar and piano, with Claire Tourneur (Solveig Dommartin) singing lead vocals. Get "Days" on MP3: Get MP3 from Amazon. Van Morrison & Mark Knopfler : Last Laugh (Happy Birthday Van! Van Morrison - in The Days Before Rock 'n' Roll! I wanted people to think that it's a Kirsty MacColl song when they hear it. I’ll continue to explore his legacy here. "Days" is now thought of as one of Ray Davies' most popular songs. share. One of the hallmarks of Ray’s greatness as a songwriter is the ability to tell stories distilling complex emotions we all share into endlessly satisfying three minute vignettes which are faithful both the joy and the sadness in our lives. ), Steve Earle, Patty Loveless, The Proclaimers & Eddi Reader - My Old Friend The Blues. The night is dark and sorrow comes to us all so give thanks for the Days you shared. And, when you come to the end of this Day you will have much to give thanks for – not least that the lightning bolt of death has stayed sheathed in the heavens. We have the answer. A cover by Kirsty MacColl reached #12 on the UK singles chart in 1989, equaling the chart position achieved by The Kinks. #1. Bless the Light. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. It also appeared on an early version of the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (released only in continental Europe and New Zealand). I G won't for D get a G single D day be A7 lieve me D. I G bless the D light. Free printable and easy chords for song by Kinks - Days. In 2010 Ray Davies played the Glastonbury Festival just after the death of Pete Quaife, the Bass player in the original Kinks lineup. And, as you walk through the world of your alloted days you will find that the steps of others will from time to time fall in step with yours. The song starts as an almost busked folk song before building to a tremendous crescendo    as the piano, drums and harmony vocals take the song deep into our hearts. Your email address will not be published. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. Flag this item for. Davies was in no fit condition to play. The Kinks: Days Meaning. Login | Create Account. The Kinks : Days (Thank You For …) Posted on January 26, 2019 by Thom Hickey. Physically, and more important, mentally. The video, which features MacColl's friend and songwriting partner Pete Glenister on guitar, was directed by Simon West and produced by Kate Sylvester. Days:The Kinks. The song had been intended as an album track but after the relative failure of the previous single "Wonderboy" (which only reached No. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. One among the unknown number alloted to you. Thank you for the Days. : Mr Tambourine Man, Goodnight Irene, Seth Lakeman: 'Solomon Browne' - Cornwall, Lifeboats, Life, Death, Pride & Heroism, Dwight Yoakam, The Amazing Rhythm Aces & Alan Jackson : Third Rate Romance. 12 on the UK Singles Chart, the same position achieved by The Kinks in 1968. A7 Those G endless D days, those G sacred D days you A7 gave me D. I'm thinking of the D days A7. Ray has acknowledged that a songwriter is frequently, at the time a song is created, unaware of the effect it will have on its audience : ‘The song has grown in intensity over the years … you don’t think about it, but it’s built up quite a mystique over the years. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Lyrics to "Days" by THE KINKS: Thank you for the days, / Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. [9], The single was released in multiple formats. If you are very fortunate you will find that another’s steps will match yours for mile after mile after mile and that if you lose your footing and fall behind they will stay their steps until you catch up. I bless the light, I bless the light that lights on you believe me. What does Days mean? Jukebox Top 10 for 2019 : Van, Ry, Tom Waits, Emmylou, The Kinks, Don Everly ++ | The Immortal Jukebox, Christy Moore, Glen Hansard : The Auld Triangle (Hail St Patrick 4), Mary Black, Luke Kelly : A Song for Ireland (Hail St Patrick 3), Paul Brady, Arty McGlynn, Matt Molloy : Crazy Dreams (Hail St Patrick 2), Dolores Keane, Maura O’Connell : Teddy O’Neill (Hail St Patrick 1), Ry Cooder, Keith Richard (never forgetting Ike & Tina) : It’s Gonna Work Out Fine, Follow The Immortal Jukebox on WordPress.com, Kelly Joe Phelps (where have you gone?) "Days/This Time Tomorrow" - Ray Davies and Mumford & Sons is featured on Ray Davies solo album See My Friends. Recollection of those sacred days will always as the days pass have elements of regret. EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? The live version was great to see and hear and yes, that glance up at the sky at the start shows it was heartelt from RD. [5], Recalling her version of "Days", MacColl told James Bennett in 1994: "I think my version is a bit slower [than the Kinks' original], I wanted to give it the ABBA treatment. 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Manu Chao, Mongo Santamaria & Bongo Joe : Bongo! You describe Ray’s special and distinctive gifts very well. "[5], The video features MacColl in old fashioned clothing sitting on a meadow and riding in a boat whilst encountering animated animals. EMBED. It also appeared on an early version of the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (released only in continental Europe and New Zealand). It was re-released in 1995, charting much lower, reaching only No. Days Lyrics. Regards Thom. Thank you for the days those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. Don’t forget a single Day. Bongo! 9. [6] It was shot in April 1989 at Godalming. Thank you for the days, Ray. Ray Davies is a complex and frequently contradictory artist. Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. It is one of MacColl's most popular singles. [4], "Days" was released as the second single from Kite, following "Free World". The song was covered by a number of artists at the time including Petula Clark on her 1968 album Petula, The Hillsiders as a B-side to their 1969 single "Kentucky Woman" (RCA 1804) and James Last in an instrumental version on Non-Stop Dancing No. I'm thinking of the days, I wont forget a single day, believe me. Kinks - Days Chords Learn the song with the online tablature player. Song Released: 1968. Thank you for the days Audio Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. The night is dark and sorrow comes to us all so give thanks for the Days you shared. It now appears as a bonus track of the remastered CD. #10 in UK in 1968. I’m thinking of the days, I won’t forget a single day, believe me. I'm thinking of the days, I won't forget a single day, believe me. It certainly left me. The beauty of the lyric, tenderly evocative but unspecific, is that will be apposite for so many of us in so many times and stations of our lives. A version is included in an album of cover versions by Tanya Donelly and The Parkington Sisters, released in 2020. EADGBE. Another Day. Graphic Violence ; Graphic Sexual Content ; audio. "Days" is a song by the Kinks, written by lead singer Ray Davies, released as a single in 1968. Today is all we have and whatever happens today you have the absolute existential freedom to choose how you act, how your react, to whatever this Day brings. Pingback: Jukebox Top 10 for 2019 : Van, Ry, Tom Waits, Emmylou, The Kinks, Don Everly ++ | The Immortal Jukebox, Great song., I find the spiritual nature of the lyrics at odds with the robust beat. It was also covered by Luke Kelly of The Dubliners. Thank you for the days. In Ireland MacColl's version charted seven places higher than the original, at No. 36 in the UK), "Days" was rushed out as a single with an old unreleased track "She's Got Everything" (recorded in February 1966 in the same session as "Dedicated Follower of Fashion") as the B-side. 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