The Mamas And The Papas: Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)» von The Mamas And The Papas.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1967 08 (Single), 1968 05 (Album)
Label: Dunhill D 4099, Dunhill DS 50031
Songwriter John Phillips
Produktion: Lou Adler
Genre: Pop - Folkpop - Vocalgroup, Pop - Vocalpop - Sunshinepop

Annotationen

Einer der Songs des Vokalquartets, der den Spirit der Westküste abfeiert, indem er ihn mit demjenigen New Yorks kontrastiert. In Kalifornien sind die Leute so freundlich miteinander, dass sogar Floskeln eine tiefe Bedeutung erhalten: «To say good morning and really mean it». Das Land, in dem sogar Floskeln eine Bedeutung haben, muss das Paradies sein.
Bei diesem Song singen The Mamas And The Papas in zwei Stimmen, die sich laut Komponist John Phillips in zwei verschiedene Richtungen laufen. Der Refrain ist mitreissend, kraftvoll und erhebend.

Personen und Querverweise


The Mamas And The Papas
John Phillips
Lou Adler

Lyrics

I used to live in New York City Everything there was dark and dirty Outside my window was a steeple With a clock that always said "12:30" Young girls are coming to the canyon And in the mornings I can see them walking I can no longer keep my blinds drawn And I can’t keep myself from talking At first so strange to feel so friendly To say good morning and really mean it To feel these changes happening in me But not to notice till I feel it Young girls are coming to the canyon And in the morning I can see them walking I can no longer keep my blinds drawn And I can’t keep myself from talking Cloudy waters cast no reflection Images of beauty lie there stagnant Vibrations bounce in no direction And lie there shattered into fragments Young girls are coming to the canyon And in the morning I can see them walking I can no longer keep my blinds drawn And I can’t keep myself from talking