Massachusetts

Album: Horizontal (1967)
Charted: 1 11
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  • Feel I'm goin' back to Massachusetts
    Something's telling me I must go home
    And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
    The day I left her standing on her own

    Tried to hitch a ride to San Francisco
    Gotta do the things I wanna do
    And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
    They brought me back to see my way with you

    Talk about the life in Massachusetts
    Speak about the people I have seen
    And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
    And Massachusetts is one place I have seen

    I will remember Massachusetts Writer/s: Barry Gibb, Maurice Ernest Gibb, Robin Hugh Gibb
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Jennifur Suncynthia walker i have heard that it was written by Berry about their manager I believe it was
  • Cynthia Walker from Port Charlotte, Flto Kawa. To Love Somebody was written specifically for Otis Redding. Unfortunately he and his band were killed before they could record it.
  • Kawa from Tokyo, JapanI think that the first idea of the lyrics of the song came from the one from' Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair' sung by Scott McKenzie in 1967. I think because Mckenzie's song became a big hit and everyone in the world knew about that. As I told you about the comment on their hit, To Love Somebody, that's the way they had been trying to do for making a big hit. I mean they came from Australia, not UK, so I think that they think it was very disadvantage for them so they tried to write songs about the theme which people living in the US knew. Because I think that they thought it was not hard than not use it. The rest is history.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 5th 1967, "Massachusetts" by the Bee Gees entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #74; and 4 weeks later it almost made the Top 10 when on December 3rd, 1967 it peaked at #11* {for 2 weeks} and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    As stated above it reached #1 in the United Kingdom, it also made it to the top spot in Germany, Canada, New Zealand, and the Netherlands...
    R.I.P. Maurice Gibb {1949 - 2003} and Robin Gibb {1949 - 2012}...
    * It was the trio's only record to peak at #11; they did have fifteen records make the Top 10 with eight of them reaching #1.
  • Adam from West Palm Beach, FlThis was supposedly conceived as an anecdote to going to San Francisco and wearing flowers in one's hair - the idea that there was more to the day and age than simply flower power, free love, etc, etc, etc...
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