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Old 01-12-2019, 01:25 PM
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I've long loved this phrase from "Landslide," but only just now discovered that it also appears in Donovan's "To Try For The Sun" (I'm listening to Under The Skin). Donovan and Stevie even use it the same way, with the singer asking the mirror in the sky wisdom-seeking questions.

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Old 01-12-2019, 01:46 PM
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I've long loved this phrase from "Landslide," but only just now discovered that it also appears in Donovan's "To Try For The Sun" (I'm listening to Under The Skin). Donovan and Stevie even use it the same way, with the singer asking the mirror in the sky wisdom-seeking questions.
btw Lindsey adjusted some of Donovan's original lyrics, but mirror ones came from Donovan.

Donovan's original:

We stood in the windy city
The gypsy boy and I
We slept on the breeze in the midnight
With the rain droppin' tears in our eyes
And who's going to be the one
To say it was no good what we done?
I dare a man to say I'm too young
For I'm going to try for the sun

We huddled in a derelict building
And when he thought I was asleep
He laid his poor coat round my shoulder
And shivered there beside me in a heap
And who's going to be the one
To say it was no good what we done?
I dare a man to say I'm too young
For I'm going to try for the sun

We sang and cracked the sky with laughter
Our breath turned to mist in the cold
Our years put together count to thirty
But our eyes told the dawn we were old
And who's going to be the one
To say it was no good what we done ?
I dare a man to say I'm too young
For I'm going to try for the sun

Mirror, mirror, hanging in the sky
Won't you look down what's happening here below?

I stand here singing to the flowers
So very few people really know
And who's going to be the one
To say it was no good what we done?
I dare a man to say I'm too young
For I'm going to try for the sun

We stood in the windy city
The gypsy boy and I
We slept on the breeze in the midnight
With the rain droppin' tears in our eyes
And who's going to be the one
To say it was no good what we done ?
I dare a man to say I'm too young
For I'm going to try for the sun


Lindsey's cover version lyrics:

"To Try For The Sun"
(originally by Donovan)

We huddled in the derelict building
The gypsy girl and I
We made our bed together
With the rain and tears in our eyes

And who will be the one
To say it was no good what we done
I dare anyone, dare anyone to say we were too young
We were only trying for the sun

Mirror, mirror in the sky
Won't you look what's happening here below

No one knows what's going on
Can you give us a sign where to go

And who will be the one
To say it was no good what we done
I dare anyone, dare anyone to say we were too young
We were only trying for the sun


this is a favorite for me - what Lindsey does to guitar parts here is sublime and so Lindsey. same as what he does with Love Minus Zero guitar parts.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:48 PM
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Yes, but Donovan doesnít sing it with a slight lisp....or whatever itís called.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:38 AM
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btw Lindsey adjusted some of Donovan's original lyrics, but mirror ones came from Donovan.
Thanks. "Mirror in the sky" is better than "Mirror hanging in the sky."
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