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Coloring Club Plus — 8/20/19

Aug 20

Aug 20a

I watched the last half hour of the Scorcese documentary, “Living in the Material World,” last night. It was extremely tough to get through it, especially hearing Olivia talking about the attack by the maniac. Seeing Ringo cry was also tough to take. I admire Olivia and can see where George could draw strength from a relationship with her. They raised a fine son, Dhani.

Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison is the third compilation of George Harrison’s music, and the first to span his entire solo career after the Beatles era. The collection was announced on April 14, 2009, the same day that Harrison received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was released 16 June 2009, on both CD and in digital format.

The album features songs originally released on the Beatles’ EMI-affiliated Apple Records and Harrison’s Dark Horse label. All the tracks are presented in digitally remastered form. Despite being marketed as Harrison’s first career-spanning hits compilation, four of his ten studio albums were not represented at all.

The cut I chose from it is from, “George Harrison,” which is his eighth studio album, released in February 1979. It was written and recorded through much of 1978, a period of domestic contentment for Harrison, during which he married Olivia Trinidad Arias and became a father for the first time, to son Dhani. Harrison wrote several of the songs in Hawaii.

“Blow Away” is the song and was the lead single from the album.

Day turned black, sky ripped apart
Rained for a year ’til it dampened my heart
Cracks and leaks
The floorboards caught rot
About to go down
I had almost forgot.

All I got to do is to love you
All I got to be is, be happy
All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it
Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away.

All I got to do is to love you
All I got to be is, be happy
All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it
Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away.

Sky cleared up, day turned to bright
Closing both eyes now the head filled with light
Hard to remember what a state I was in
Instant amnesia
Yang to the Yin.

All I got to do is to love you
All I got to be is, be happy
All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it
Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away.

All I got to do is to love you
All I got to be is, be happy
All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it
Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away.

Wind blew in, cloud was dispersed
Rainbows appearing, the pressures were burst
Breezes a-singing, now feeling good
The moment had passed
Like I knew that it should.

All I got to do is to love you
All I got to be is, be happy
All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it
Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away.

All I got to do is to love you
All I got to be is, be happy
All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it
Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away.

All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it
Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away.

All I got to do is to love you
All I got to be is, be happy
All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it
Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away.

Songwriters: George Harrison

11 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 8/20/19

  1. Such a simple positive song. George was at his best when he wrote positive songs…and this one was that…one that is overlooked I think.

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  2. I was torn between this one and “All Those Years Ago.” I can’t even remember the last time I heard either one of them. It is a very optimistic song. Where Olivia talked about when George wrote lyrics directly to individuals to express his feelings for them, I imagined he wrote this one to Olivia about how he found out letting himself be loved by her was a way to peace when the world got tough. Do you think he wrote Here Comes the Sun about her?

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  3. Yes. You know that quote about a person is never a hero in his own back yard (something like that)? George was not a hero in his own time, but he will be acknowledged as one of the greats in due time.

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  4. George was still married to Pattie at the time of Here Comes The Sun- was inspired to write it while visiting Eric Clapton- and by being in Clapton’s garden… Pattie sure inspired a lot of songs- Layla and Something being the greatest. He had yet to meet Olivia.

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  5. It has been a couple years since I’ve watched it- got to put it on my list for things to watch this fall…. still waiting for my copy of The Public to arrive…

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  6. He always…and still does live in two giant shadows. BUT… I do think since he died he did start breaking out a big and people started to see him as his own.
    In my opinion…Paul lived in Johns shadow the second John was shot. During the mid 90s and the Anthology they made…the shadow got much smaller I believe.

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