Daydream by The Lovin’ Spoonful

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Daydream by The Lovin’ Spoonful

Daydream by The Lovin' Spoonful

Folk Rock Songs

Group member John Sebastian wrote “Daydream” and published it in 1966. The Lovin’ Spoonful released it as a single (with “Night Owl Blues” on the B-Side) and also on the 1966 album Daydream. The song rose to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 as well as #2 on the U.K. Singles Chart. There have been numerous covers, including versions by Chet Atkins, David Cassidy, Bobby Darin, Art Garfunkel, Vince Gill and Kermit the Frog, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Maria Muldaur, Ricky Nelson, The Sandpipers, and Doris Day, among many others.

The Lovin’ Spoonful formed in New York, New York, and had their roots in the folk music scene. For this track, group members were John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky, Joe Butler, and Steve Boone. The Lovin’ Spoonful also had commercial success with “Do You Believe in Magic,” “You Didn’t Have to Be so Nice,”  “Summer in the City,” and “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?”

Here are the lyrics to “Daydream” by The Lovin’ Spoonful:

“What a day for a daydream
What a day for a daydreamin’ boy
And I’m lost in a daydream
Dreamin’ ’bout my bundle of joy

And even if time ain’t really on my side
It’s one of those days for taking a walk outside
I’m going to dare you to take a walk in the sun
and fall on my face on somebody’s new mowed lawn

I’ve been having a sweet dream
I been dreaming since I woke up today
It’s starring me and my sweet thing
‘Cause she’s the one makes me feel this way
And even if time is passing me by a lot
I couldn’t care less about the dues you say I got
Tomorrow I’ll pay the dues for dropping my load
a pie and a place for being a sleepy bull toad

And you can be sure that if you’re feeling right
A daydream will last long into the night
Tomorrow at breakfast you may pick up your ears
Or you may be daydreaming for a thousand years

What a day for a daydream
Custom-made for a daydreaming boy
And I’m lost in a daydream
Dreaming ’bout my bundle of joy”

For other songs by The Lovin’ Spoonful: “Summer in the City” and “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Daydream” by The Lovin’ Spoonful.

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