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December 12, 2012

Love Sculpture - In the Land of the Few (1969)

Formed in Cardiff in the United Kingdom in 1966, this band came about after the demise of fellow-local band, The Human Beans. Composed of the not-yet-famous Dave Edmunds, John David, and Bob “Congo” Jones, they remained together long enough to record and release two full length albums. Although their most popular hit was a 1968 psychedelic reworking of Aram Khachaturian’s “Sabre Dance,” the group (primarily Edmunds) was mainly interested in ‘50s rock and roll. Other notable cover songs released by the band were Gershwin’s “Summertime,” Willie Dixon’s “Wang Dang Doodle,” and Chuck Berry’s “You Can’t Catch Me.” In late 1969, all but Edmunds were replaced and the new group completed a 1970 tour in the United States before officially folding and calling it quits. Edmunds went on to have a successful solo career as well as co-create the band Rockpile with Nick Lowe.

This song, released on the band’s second album, Forms and Feelings, was released in 1969. Differing from the blues and soul covers found on their first album, Blues Helping (1968), this album featured a strong psychedelic and classical music mixture. This song was written by Dave Edmunds, Mike Finesilver, and Peter Ker, originally released on the full length 1969 album, and later released as a 1970 single with the B-Side “People, People.”

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Love Sculpture - In the Land of the Few (1969)

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Lyrics:

Tell me again what you told me before
There were so many things, I'm not really sure
See what I mean or forget all I know
Were you trying to tell me I'll have to go?
Oh, oh, do I have to go?
Do I have to go?

I can laugh, I can cry
And they'll never ask me why
In the land of the few
Where they need me

I can dance, I can sing
And they'll never say a thing
In the land of the few
They believe me

I can tell by your smile that you've something to say
Then I’ll hold you the words if you turn away
Speak to me slowly, I'm waiting to know
Won’t they send you to tell me it's time to go?
Oh, oh, do I have to go?
Do I have to go?

I can laugh, I can cry
And they’ll never ask me why
In the land of the few
Where they need me

I can dance, I can sing
And they’ll never say a thing
In the land of the few
They believe me

There are many ways that I could wander
Because they take me for a fool
Though there's only a few to know
How far you have to go
'til you turn around and find there's only you

There were times I could be like the people outside
And then there were times when I had to hide
Some of my friends used to help me, I know
But now you've decided I'll have to go
Oh, oh, do I have to go?
Do I have to go?

I can laugh, I can cry
And they’ll never ask me why
In the land of the few
Where they need me

I can dance, I can sing
And they’ll never say a thing
In the land of the few
They believe me

I can laugh, I can cry
And they’ll never ask me why
In the land of the few
They believe me

I can dance, I can sing
And they’ll never say a thing
In the land of the few
They believe me

I can laugh, I can cry
And they’ll never…

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