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June 25, 2012

The Id - Don't Think Twice (1967)

This group was Jerry Cole’s attempt to get together with a few fellow session musicians he knew and have them release psychedelic rock music that they could call their own. Coming from Chicago, Illinois, Cole was often an uncredited session musician who played guitar, usually under a pseudonym, on low-budget albums. In 1965, Cole got together with Don Dexter, Glenn Cass, and Glenn’s brother Norman Cass, in attempt to start creating.

If I’ve understood what I’ve read correctly, the group recorded an enormous number of tracks between 1965 and 1966, only to have the majority of their material repackaged and rereleased by their producer and manager Paul Arnold. Arnold supposedly took many of the tracks the group recorded and released them under names such as ‘Animated Egg,’ while never giving credit to the musicians. Really showing his character, Arnold also supposedly attempted to cash in on the untimely death of Jimi Hendrix by releasing the material a second time as a tribute album to Jimi from ‘The Black Diamonds,’ a group that didn’t exist.

But before the group was separated with their music, RCA took what they considered to be the best ten tracks from the group and released them on an album titled The Inner Sounds of the Id in January 1967. This song was the first track on that album.

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The Id - Don't Think Twice (1967)

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Lyrics:

Don’t think twice about lovin’ me
If you’re not sure the first time
Don’t tell yourself you really care
You’ll make me yours forever

I’m not here to try and bring you down
And shame your name all over town
Or tell your friends of things not true
Lose my respect, no faith in you

I love you
I love you
I do

Don’t think twice about hurtin’ me
You’re not sure you want me
Don’t pretend or tell me things
You really don’t believe in

I don’t want your love if it’s not true
We both tried to find someone new
If you’re not sure or understand
That you’re my woman, I’m your man

I love you
I love you
I do

Heard this story many times
Tonight: we love
Tomorrow: lies

I don’t believe in what is wrong
‘cause if I love, my love is strong

Don’t think twice about lovin’ me
If you’re not sure the first time
Don’t tell yourself you really care
You’ll make me yours forever

I’m not here to try and bring you down
And shame your name all over town
Or tell your friends of things not true
Lose my respect, no faith in you

I love you
I love you
I do

I love you
I do
I love you
I do
I love you…

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