The Grass Roots Midnight Confessions

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The Grass Roots Midnight Confessions

The Grass Roots Midnight Confessions

Psychedelic Pop

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.

Here are the lyrics to “Midnight Confessions” by The Grass Roots:

“The sound of your footsteps
Telling me that you’re near
Your soft gentle motion, baby
Brings out the need in me that no one can hear, except

In my midnight confessions
When I tell all the world that I love you
In my midnight confessions
When I say all the things that I want to
I love you

But a little gold ring you wear on your hand makes me understand
There’s another before me, you’ll never be mine
I’m wasting my time

Staggering through the daytime
Your image on my mind
Passing so close beside you, baby
Sometimes the feelings are so hard to hide, but

In my midnight confessions
When I tell all the world that I love you
In my midnight confessions
When I say all the things that I want to
I love you

That’s a little gold ring you wear on your hand that makes me understand
There’s another before me, you’ll never be mine
I’m wasting my time

In my midnight confessions
When I’m telling the world that I love you
In my midnight confessions
When I say all the things that I want to
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na”

For another song by The Grass Roots, a counterculture anthem: “Let’s Live for Today.”

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 “Midnight Confessions” by The Grass Roots.

2 Comments

  1. […] For another song by The Grass Roots: “Midnight Confessions.” […]

  2. Carol Kaye..The greatest bass player on planet earth.

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