This song about forbidden love was written by Lou T. Josie and first performed on a demo by The Ever-Green Blues. Producer Steve Barri liked the horn section on it and thought it would be a good song for The Grass Roots, a rock and psychedelic pop group. The Grass Roots released it as a single in 1968. Their record of “Midnight Confessions” went to #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Cash Box Chart. It was in the Top 20 at #18 in Australia. Jimmy Haskell had written a horn arrangement for it, and members of the fabulous Los Angeles session musicians of The Wrecking Crew played on it, including Carol Kaye, who did the opening bass line. Kaye has worked with Phil Spector, The Beach Boys, and many other artists
The Grass Roots formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1965. For this song, the members were Rob Grill, Warren Entner, Rick Coonce, and Creed Bratton. There have been membership changes over the years, and they have continued to tour and perform for many decades.