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January 13, 2012

Les Fleur de Lys - Circles (1966)

Formed in 1964, this psychedelic group has a lot of history for little success. Their keyboardist, Pete Sears, would later play with Rod Stewart, as well as go on to be a founding member of Jefferson Starship (a spinoff of Jefferson Airplane). At one point, the group was also recruited to record the song “Reflections of Charles Brown” (listen here) under the name Rupert’s People (a ripoff of Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale”).

This song was written by Pete Townshend and first released by his group, The Who, in 1965 under the title “Instant Party (Circles)” on their debut album, My Generation. This group’s version, which I actually think I may enjoy more, has a bit more psychedelic feeling to it and was co-produced by Jimmy Page and Glyn Johns. It was released a year after the original.

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Les Fleur de Lys - Circles (1966)

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Lyrics:

Circles- my head is goin’ ‘round in circles
My mind is caught up in a whirlpool
Draggin’ me down

Time will tell if I'll take the homeward track
The dizziness will make my feet walk back
Walk on back to you

Everything I do, I think of you
No matter how I try, I can't get by
Circles leading me back to you

‘round and ‘round and ‘round and ‘round and ‘round
and ‘round and ‘round and ‘round and ‘round…

Just one thing could kill the pain of losing you
It gets me so dizzy that I walk right back again
Back to you

Time will tell if I'll take the homeward track
The dizziness will make my feet walk back
Walk on back to you

Down and down and down like a pool I go
Round and round like a fool, I go
Dragging me down

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