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June 27, 2012

Baker Knight and the Knightmares - Hallucinations (1967)

Born in 1933, Baker Knight was a musician and songwriter so prolific, songs he wrote have been recorded by Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Sammy Davis Jr, Ricky Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more. Together with his backing group The Knightmares, their first regional hit “Bring My Cadillac Back” was scheduled for national distribution, but failed due to stations not wanting to advertise “Cadillac” free of charge. In the late ‘60s he wrote music for the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band; in the ‘70s he wrote for country music stars; and in the ‘80s he returned home to Birmingham, Alabama where he lived out the rest of his life, suffering from agoraphobia, until passing away in 2005 at the age of seventy-two.

This song was released as a single on Warner Brothers'/Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records. As the B-Side, it featured the A-Side “I Feel Sick About the Whole Thing”.

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Baker Knight and the Knightmares - Hallucinations (1967)

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Lyrics:

Hallucinations
(Hallucinations)
(Hallucinations)

I open up my eyes and you appear to be
Standing on a distant hillside, callin’ me
I hasten to your site although my heart is full of fear
I reach for you and then you disappear

Hallucinations
They are drivin’ me insane
Hallucinations
Something’s poundin’ in my brain

Girl, I can’t believe that you don’t care
Everywhere I go, I see you standin’ there

And every night I lie awake and hope for dreams
All at once your mine again, or so it seems
You’re standing there before me sayin’ everything’s alright
I reach and then you vanish in the night

(Hallucinations)
(Hallucinations)
(Hallucinations)

I hear you speak my name and then I turn to find
You’re not really there; it’s only in my mind
It seems to be impossible to face reality
I can’t believe that you’re not here with me

Hallucinations
They are drivin’ me insane
Hallucinations
Something’s poundin’ in my brain

Girl, I can’t believe that you don’t care
Everywhere I go I see you standin’ there

Hallucinations
Hallucinations
Hallucinations
Hallucinations
Hallucinations….

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