Been wanting to do this song for a while.
Their first big hit in 1967 was a song called "Let's Live for Today." Coming out during the turmoil of the mid 60's, with the war in Viet Nam and unrest in the country, it hit a sweet spot in the hearts & souls of a generation.
The song we feature today is another hit, this time from 1968 and it's one of my all time favorite songs.
Telling the tale of unrequited love...this time with a married woman. The idea of someone singing about such a thing was a little shocking back then.
"the sound of your footsteps tellin' me that you're near, your soft gentle motion, babe
brings out a need in me that no one can hear...except
in my midnight confessions, when i tell all the world that i love you
in my midnight confessions, when i say all the things i want to...i love you."
Lead vocals were split on this song between bassist Rob Grill and keyboard/guitarist Warren Entner. Now if we are confessing, mine will be that these guys weren't too hard on the eyes. Late 60's big mustache/long hair...but I digress.
"but a little gold ring you wear on your hand makes me understand,
there's another before me, you'll never be mine, i'm wasting my time."
You could almost feel his heart breaking...love it.
Featuring a perfect bass lead in, add in some horns, drums and keyboard...yes.
"Midnight Confessions" The Grass Roots