Hole In My Shoe

Album: Mr. Fantasy (1967)
Charted: 2
  • I looked to the sky
    Where an elephant's eye
    Was looking at me
    From a bubblegum tree
    And all that I knew
    The hole in my shoe
    Was letting in water (letting in water)

    I walked through a field
    That just wasn't real
    Where a hundred tin soldiers
    Would shoot at my shoulder
    And all that I knew
    The hole in my shoe
    Was letting in water (letting in water)

    (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
    Where music played ever so loudly)

    I started to fall
    And suddenly woke
    And the dew on the grass
    It stuck to my coat
    And all that I knew
    The hole in my shoe
    Was letting in water (letting in water) Writer/s: DAVE MASON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, T.R.O. INC.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Ged from Australia"The monologue in the middle of the song was by Francine Heimann. Little is known about her."

    Indeed, this is true. Perhaps why I became obsessed with wondering who she was and where she is now.

    I will not tell you how I did it, or what her name now is or where she lives, but I did find her.

    We spoke briefly via a chat-function. I got the impression that she has gone all these years without ever telling anyone about her brush with Rock & Roll Fame. I voluntarily agreed not to reveal anything that might identify her. Don't ask.

    But here's one tiny snippet that cannot hurt: Her *best* memory of that day was meeting Steve Winwood - who was a thoroughly decent human being by her own account. So there ya go!
  • Mike from London, United KingdomSongfacts does not list Traffic's superbly intelligent pop hit, 'Paper Sun' from the summer of love. It offers a good pub quiz question: who shouts at the end - 'That's the one!' - as the song fades....And BTW, the whole crew of the tv series The Young Ones linked up in the 80s with Cliff Richard in a re-recording of Richard's 1959 hit, 'Livin' Doll' a charity fundraiser...
  • Niles from Belpre, OhI saw Dave Mason perform with the late Warren Zevon. best concert I've been to . I'm 62 and I've seen a few
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