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October 06, 2011

The Zombies - Care of Cell 44 (1967)

Formed in 1961 while the members were still enrolled in school, this band first reached success with their 1964 single “She’s Not There.” Like other British groups at the time, they took their success and turned it into a US tour, becoming a part of the British Invasion. Ironically, their future hits did well in the US, but not in their homeland UK.

Their last album, Odessey and Oracle, was released in 1968 after the band had already split up and featured their largest hit, “Time of the Season”. When they refused to get back together to cash in on the album’s success, numerous other groups started touring under their name in attempt to fool people. Now, Odessey and Oracle is considered one of the greatest albums in rock history. I highly recommend listening to the entire album from start to finish.

This song, originally released as a single, is the very first track on “Odessey and Oracle.” The lyrics are quite unique in that they tell the story of someone looking forward to their love returning home from prison.

The Zombies - Care of Cell 44

The Zombies - Care of Cell 44 (1967)

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Lyrics:

Good morning to you; I hope you're feeling better, baby
Thinking of me while you are far away
Counting the days until they set you free again
Writing this letter, hoping you're okay

Saved you the room you used to stay in every Sunday
The one that is warmed by sunshine every day
And we'll get to know each other for a second time
And then you can tell me ‘bout your prison stay

Feels so good
You're coming home soon

It's gonna be good to have you back again with me
Watching the laughter play around your eyes
Come up and fetch you, saved up for the train fare money
Kiss and make up and it will be so nice

Feels so good
You're coming home soon

We're walkin’ the way we used to walk
And it could be so nice
We're talkin’ the way we used to talk
And it could be so nice

It's gonna be good to have you back again with me
Watching the laughter play around your eyes
Come up and fetch you, saved up for the train fare money
Kiss and make up and it will be so nice

Feels so good
You're coming home soon

Feels so good
You're coming home soon

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