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February 02, 2012

America - Sister Golden Hair (1975)

All three members of this band had been raised completely or partially in London, England to British mothers and American fathers. They met while attending the same high-school, London Central High School, in the mid-‘60s and formed a band on borrowed instruments in 1969. Never having spent a great deal of time in the United States, the trio settled on the name “America” to honor their fathers’ homeland. By 1972 they were being produced by The Beatles' George Martin and the group shot into major success with songs like “A Horse with No Name” and “Ventura Highway”.

This song came three years later, in 1975, on the group’s fifth album, Hearts. It was written by the group’s own Gerry Beckley, who had been inspired by the songwriting style of Jackson Browne. The title of the song was inspired by the fact that each mother of the three members was a blonde.

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America - Sister Golden Hair (1975)

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Lyrics:

Well I tried to make it Sunday
But I got so damn depressed
That I set my sights on Monday
And I got myself undressed
I ain't ready for the altar
But I do agree there's times
When a woman sure can be a friend of mine

Well I keep on thinkin' 'bout you
Sister Golden Hair surprise
And I just can't live without you
Can't you see it in my eyes?
I been one poor correspondent
And I been too- too hard to find
But it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind

Will you meet me in the middle?
Will you meet me in the air?
Will you love me just a little?
Just enough to show you care?
Well I tried to fake it
I don't mind sayin'
I just can't make it

Well I keep on thinkin' 'bout you
Sister Golden Hair surprise
And I just can't live without you
Can't you see it in my eyes?
I been one poor correspondent
And I been too- too hard to find
But it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind

Will you meet me in the middle?
Will you meet me in the air?
Will you love me just a little?
Just enough to show you care?
Well I tried to fake it
I don't mind sayin'
I just can't make it

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