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October 24, 2012

The Golden Dawn - My Time (1968)

Formed in 1966 in Austin, Texas, this psychedelic group only released one album in 1968 before splitting up. They were signed by International Artists in Houston, Texas, who had also signed the 13th Floor Elevators, one of the world’s first psychedelic bands. In 1967, The Golden Dawn began work on their first album, Power Plant, and had it finished that summer. Despite having the album ready for distribution, International Artists kept it from being shipped out because they wanted to released the 13th Floor Elevators’ second album, Easter Everywhere, first. They seemingly didn’t want their prize band, the Elevators, to be in direct competition with a fresh psychedelic band on their label. As it turned out, Easter Everywhere was released in November 1967 and Power Plant was held until 1968. Unfortunately for this group, holding Power Plant until 1968 led to critics panning the album as a knock-off to Easter Everywhere. Is it true? Was The Golden Dawn accurately painted as a knock-off to their neighboring Elevators? Or did they create their album, Power Plant, without borrowing from the Elevators? I suppose the answer depends on who you ask.

This song was featured as the sixth track on the band’s first (and last) album, Power Plant. Members of the band included George Kinney on vocals and guitar, Tom Ramsey on lead guitar, Jimmy Bird on rhythm guitar, Bill Hallmark on bass, and Bobby Rector on drums.

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The Golden Dawn - My Time (1968)

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Lyrics:

It has been running through my mind
That you're not my kind, but I don't mind
It's just that I'm feeling fine inside my mind
It's my time

My time
My time
My time

I have known you for quite some time
I haven't seen a sign
You even know the place I live
You can't receive the love I give
But it doesn't matter anyway
Anyhow, any day now
I'll be leaving here to stay
It's my time

My time
My time
My time

My time
My time
My time

I haven't seen the light
Shining from your eyes
That signifies that your disguise
Has not been lifted from your face
You're just the past to me
My place is not around you and
Your lace is only taking up my space
It's my time

My time
My time
My time

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