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"TO SIR WITH LUV"

Included as a hidden bonus track at the end of Disc 2 on 2020's 'Something Good' release, this #1 hit from the 1967 Sidney Poitier film was originally sung by British pop singer 'Lulu' (aka Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie).

'To Sir With Love' has been a fan favorite in Luvplanet's live show through the years and is one of the few covers that sometimes finds it's way into Luvplanet's live setlist.

The film is about an aspiring engineer, Mark Thackery (Sidney Poitier) who's stuck in a dead end job teaching rebellious, low class kids at a secondary school in London. The song was written by Don Black & Marc London who penned many songs for films of the time and i's beautiful, infectious melody runs throughout the film. Lulu appears in the film as the sassy 'Ms. Peg'.

Luvplanet's Mark McGee says "As a kid my Father exposed me to many classic movies and 'To Sir' was always a deeply moving story for me. As a rebellious kid I remember feeling a connection to these troubled youngsters and thinking, I'm like them and in the end everything worked out, so I guess I'll be ok too. I guess it offered me a sense of hope at a time when I needed it the most. That along with other experiences would help fuel my burning desire to follow my dreams in Music which at that time seemed a massive mountain to climb! It's a fun song to play and for me it brings back fond memories of my Dad which is why it still rings true. One day while talking with Nicole about classic songs, I played it for her and she said I luv it, let's do it".

from the film...

LYRICS
(Words and Music by Don Black & Marc London © 1967)

Those school girl days of telling tales and biting nails are gone,
But in my mind I know they will still live on and on,
But how do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume.
It isn't easy but I'll try

 

If you wanted the sky I'd write across the sky in letters
that would soar a thousand feet high,
To Sir, With Love.

Those awkward years, have hurried by why did they fly away.
Why is it Sir children grow up to be people one day,
What takes the place of climbing trees and dirty knees in the world outside?
What is there for you I can buy?

 

If you wanted the world I'd surround it with a wall I'd scrall
These words with letters ten feet tall,
To Sir, With Love.

The time has come, for closing books and long last looks must end,
And as I leave I know that I am leaving my best friend,
A friend who taught me right from wrong, and weak from strong.
That's a lot to learn.
What can I give you in return?

If you wanted the sky I'd write across the sky
If you wanted the world I'd surround it with a wall
If you wanted the moon I would try to make a start

If you wanted the sky
If you wanted the world
If you wanted the moon

If you wanted to try

"DON'T TAKE ME FOR A LOSER"

from the 2004 release -

GIVE US MOORE!

A GARY MOORE TRIBUTE
(Lion Music)

In 2004 Luvplanet was contacted by Lion Music in Europe and asked to contribute a track to an upcoming Gary Moore Tribute cd. Gary was one of Mark's big influences and so the band quickly took them up on the opportunity. When asked what song to do, the answer was simple, 'Don't Take Me For A Loser'! It was the first Gary Moore song Mark ever heard back in 1983! With Mark singing lead vocals on the track he was able to pay homage to a hero! It was recorded and mixed in one afternoon at Audio Voyage Studios in Livermore, CA by Brad Barth. This was long before Gary's untimely passing and in retrospect the band is happy to have been a part of this release. Gary's music and influence is massive and continues to grow!

R.I.P. Gary Moore 

LYRICS

(Words and Music by Gary Moore)

Baby, I used to be the kind anyone could burn. 
But now I've left those days behind and it's time for the wheel to turn. 
Baby, I used to be so easy to take for a ride. 
But now I've learned to play the game and my eyes are always open wide.

I was the one who would listen to you, when you handed me all of your lies

(all of your lies) 
But those days have gone, and it's time you caught on, 
'Cause this time nothin's gonna get by.

Don't take me for a loser. 
Don't take me for a loser, 'cause I'm gonna win. 
Don't take me for a fool, baby. 
'Cause it would take a fool to lose you again.

Baby, you used to be the one who could run around. 
But now my heart is in my head and nothing you have said can pull me down. 
One day, I told you everything would come back on you. 
And now you've had all your chances and your one night romances are through.

I was the one who would listen to you when you handed me all of your lies

(all of your lies). 
But those days have gone, and it's time you caught on, 
'Cause this time nothin's gonna get by.

Don't take me for a loser. 
Don't take me for a loser, 'cause I'm gonna win. 
Don't take me for a fool, baby. 
'Cause it would take a fool to lose you again.

I was the one who would listen to you, 
When you handed me all of your lies (all of your lies). 
But those days have gone, and it's time you caught on, 
'Cause this time nothin's gonna get by.

Don't take me for a loser. 
Don't take me for a loser, 'cause I'm gonna win. 
Don't take me for a fool, baby. 
'Cause it would take a fool to lose you again.

 

I was the one who would listen to you, When you handed me all of your lies (all of your lies). But those days have gone, and it's time you caught on, 'Cause this time nothin's gonna get by.

Don't take me for a loser. 
Don't take me for a loser, 'cause I'm gonna win. 
Don't take me for a fool, baby. 
'Cause it would take a fool to lose you again.

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