****** Psychedelic-1967-sound and 2nd single by Stevie Winwood's Traffic. Here's the lyrics:
I looked in the sky where an Elephant's eye was looking at me from a bubblegum tree and all that I knew was: the hole in my shoe, which was letting in water!
I walked through a field it just wasn't real with one hundred tin soldiers who stood at my shoulder and all that I knew was: the hole in my shoe which was letting in water!
(Little girl starts talking): I climbed on the back of a giant albatross which flew through a crack in the cloud to a place where happiness reigned... all year 'round ... the music played ever so loudly!
I started to fall and suddenly woke and the dew on the grass had soaked through my coat and all that I knew was: the hole in my shoe, which was letting in water!
Letting in water ... ooooh-ooohoo-oohoohoo ...
In retrospect I believe it was all about the effects of drugs. Must have been, or? Nevertheless, what did I know as a 14-year old? It topped my charts October 14, 1967.
***** Dave Mason vs Capaldi/Winwood. Traffic was in turmoil: who could write better? Here, Mason, gives his "how-to". A fantastic effort walking an ever disappearing line between describing one's psychotrippy experiences whilst couching it in simplistic seeming drivel so as to get it past the censors. He succeeded with consummate skill - Mason should have stayed on his albatross but was shot down by the Ancient Mariners of conformity and sell-out. Compare this song with 'Paper Sun' written by Capaldi/Winwood, and they sneered at Mason's song as bubblegum pop!
**** ▓ Aparte en vreemde plaat van "Traffic" uit begin september 1967 !!! Maar na 2 keer luisteren helemaal niet slecht !!! Deed het ook niet echt slecht in de Nederlandse hitlijsten !!! (NL Top 40: 8 wk / # 13) !!!
**** Ein recht netter Song, vergleichbar mit den frühen Pink Floyd u.ä. Kaugummibäume und der Flug auf dem Rücken eines Albatross' lassen, genauso wie die wirren Klänge und Chöre, auf die niedrigen LSD-Preise im Jahr 1967 schliessen.