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May 16, 2012

The Squires – Going All the Way (1966)

This group is another example of talented kids in high school who never made it as big as their talents should have taken them. The original group, known as The Rogues, was formed by high school friends Michael Bouyea, Thomas Flanigan, Kurt Robinson, and John Folcik in Bristol, Connecticut circa 1965. After finding regional success, they went to Capitol Records in New York and switched their name at the record company’s insistence.

They recorded this song during that New York visit and released it in 1966. Unfortunately, it didn’t make much of an impact, even on the local scene, and Folcik and Robinson left the group. Bouyea, their lead singer, was drafted to Vietnam a year later, and would later in life go on to become a radio personality in Toronto. The B-Side of this release was “Go Ahead”.

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The Squires – Going All the Way (1966)

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Lyrics:

I’m going all the way, pretty baby
Before my time is through, yeah
I’m going all the way, pretty baby
To see what I can do

All the things that I’ve been looking for, yeah
Everyone I find
I’ll see the sights, I’ll hear the sounds
Before the end of my time

I’m going all the way, yeah
I’m going all the way
I’m going all the way, yeah
Oh

My hopes are gettin’ so much higher
My soul is burnin' inside, yeah
That flame has turned into a fire
Just like the change in the tide

I'll see the towns from the north to the south
From the east to the west, yeah
Well all the cities, all the countries
Before that long, long rest, yeah

I’m going all the way, yeah
I’m going all the way
I’m going all the way, yeah

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