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Posted in Cool Songs from Cult Bands ( 60's & 70's), The Hollies on October 23, 2012 by fliker1970

Cool Songs from Cult Bands (60′s & 70′s)

 “You’re a man without a heart, Just a lonely man without a heart…”

“We called ourselves the Hollies, after Buddy, and Christmas.”

The Hollies“Man Without A Heart” from “Confessions of the mind” (Released   November 1970, Recorded at AIR Studios, London) – Clarke/Sylverster

Man in a room, can’t you see what you did

Pick yourself off the floor, it don’t suit you, don’t be blind

 

One lonely with four walls closing in

It’s a room without any door

You’ve been on your own since she told you to go

I’m telling you why and what for

[Chorus:]

You’re a man without a heart

Just a lonely man without a heart

 

Man can’t you see what you did to yourself

Thinking it was so big at the time

I could have told you but I wasn’t there

You shout her the wrong kind of line

[Chorus]

 Pick yourself off the floor

It don’t suit you to be in that frame of mind

Try to be more like a man with respect

Get on the right track, don’t be blind

 [Chorus]

[Verse 2]

 [Chorus]

 [Verse 1]

This is one of the lost Hollies gems that I wish I would see in Hollies collections. It’s a great dramatic track and the strings and horns work extremely well on this number. A lot of Hollies songs tell stories, and this one kind of does, and I know of a few friends who fit the description of the title of this song! Bottom line is that this is a great Hollies track, and up there with their best singles, I think. (ivaro3)

Confessions Of A Mind
She goes away for a couple of days
So you phone a few number you fancy a change
You say you’ll miss her but deep down inside
There are thoughts of another girl waiting somewhere for you

She’s been away now a couple of days
The affairs weren’t so good so you’re mending your ways
You realize that there’s nobody else who can do
What she does for you, you tell yourself don’t be a fool

Don’t let her go chase as hard as you can
Or you’ll be the loser
Swallow your pride you can still be a man
She’ll never refuse you

She deserved to be loved
She wants to love you
If you went away
You know she’d be true, yes you do

Baby, I was lonely, still love you only
But I was a bad boy
Know you couldn’t see me, thought you’d never leave me
So I was bad boy

Even though I’m trying, there is no denying
I am just a bad boy
Met a little baby, thought she was a lady
Still I was a bad boy

She gives me everything a girl’s supposed to do
She gives me everything still I can’t be true
She gives me everything
She gives me everything, ooh

Going off to different places
All I see is different faces
I love them all but not like you

She deserves to be loved, she wants to love you
If you went away you know she’d be true, yes you do
She deserves to be loved
Yes, she does, you know she does

She deserves to be loved
Even if she goes away
She deserves to be loved
No one else can take her place

She deserves to be loved
You’ll be the loser if you let her go
She deserves to be loved
She gives you everything a girl’s supposed to do

She deserves to be loved
You love them all but she’s the one for you
She deserves to be loved
Yes she does, you know she does

She deserves to be loved
Even if she goes away
She deserves to be loved
No one else can take her place

Confessions of the Mind is the 1970 released album by The Hollies. It was released in the United States as Moving Finger, with a different track sequence, the track “I Wanna Shout” omitted and replaced with the Clarke/Sylvester penned “Marigold: Gloria Swansong” saved from the previous album (Hollies Sing Hollies aka He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – U.S.).

The original line-up included Allan Clarke as lead vocalist, Graham Nash as guitarist and vocalist, Vic Steele (born Victor Winston Farrell, 8 May 1945, Manchester) on guitar, with Eric Haydock on bass guitar and Don Rathbone on drums (born Donald Rathbone, October 1942, Wilmslow, Cheshire). Steele left in February 1963, shortly before they signed to Parlophone as label-mates of The Beatles. Tony Hicks, who replaced Steele, and Bobby Elliott, who replaced Don Rathbone, joined the band in quick succession in 1963; both had played in a Nelson-based band, the Dolphins. Bernie Calvert, who replaced Haydock in 1966, was also a member of the Dolphins.

The group’s first US album release was in 1964 as part of the first wave of British Invasion acts. It has been suggested that Haydock named the group after the green garland for Christmas. In a 2009 interview, member Graham Nash said that the group decided just prior to a performance to call themselves “the Hollies” because of their admiration for Buddy Holly and wrote that same year:


“Such an Amazing Band, Vocal armonies are unreachable, some of their songs are simply a piece of art”