Retro Music 7

When The Zombies released their first single in 1964, I was only 12 years old. But I bought it immediately. This was something really different, with the song and music by Rod Argent, and the great vocals of Colin Blunstone, it was destined to remain one of my favourites for life.

Well, no one told me about her, the way she lied
Well, no one told me about her, how many people cried
But it’s too late to say you’re sorry
How would I know, why should I care?
Please don’t bother tryin’ to find her
She’s not there
Well, let me tell you ’bout the way she looked
The way she’d act and the colour of her hair
Her voice was soft and cool
Her eyes were clear and bright
But she’s not there
Well, no one told me about her, what could I do?
Well, no one told me about her, though they all knew
But it’s too late to say you’re sorry
How would I know, why should I care?
Please don’t bother tryin’ to find her
She’s not there
Well, let me tell you ’bout the way she looked
The way she’d act and the colour of her hair
Her voice was soft and cool
Her eyes were clear and bright
But she’s not there
But it’s too late to say you’re sorry
How would I know, why should I care?
Please don’t bother tryin’ to find her
She’s not there
Well, let me tell you ’bout the way she looked
The way she’d act and the colour of her hair
Her voice was soft and cool
Her eyes were clear and bright
But she’s not there

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Rodney Terence Argent
She’s Not There lyrics © Marquis Music Co. Ltd., Marquis Music Co Ltd

37 thoughts on “Retro Music 7

  1. A song can take you back in an instant! That was the year I moved across the Atlantic but I think the song was popular for a long time because I remember getting on my car radio which would have been ’65 or later.

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  2. Time of the Season for me. She’s not there runs a close second. These guys were the keyboard based version of Peter Green-esque Brit pre-psychedelia. At Sequential I worked with Bob Styles, whose prior gig was managing Argent’s keyboard store in London. I have a great ‘tales out of school’ story about Rod “performing” off to the side of an historic event in the annals of electronic keyboards.

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