I Can Hear The Grass Grow

Album: Move (1998 reissue) (1967)
Charted: 5
  • According to John Van der Kiste in The Roy Wood Story..., the title came from the band's photographer. As it sounded "sufficiently hip," Roy Wood proceeded to write a song around it.

    Produced by Denny Cordell, "I Can Hear The Grass Grow" was released on the Deram label in April 1967 backed by "Wave The Flag And Stop The Train." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • This song has some pretty trippy lyrics:

    My head's attracted to a
    Magnetic wave of sound
    With a stream of colored circles
    Makin' their way around


    This being 1967, many listeners assumed the song was about an acid trip, but its writer Roy Wood didn't use drugs and had a completely different inspiration for the words: they were based on a book of "fairy stories for adults" that he had written. Many Move songs of this time came from bits he pulled from this book.

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