Don't Make The Same Mistake As I Did

Lynch-Shuman-Westlake, 1965.  Recorded: 01-10-64

Johnny Kidd (voc) - John Weider (lead) - Johnny Spence (bass) - Frank Farley (drums) - Vic Cooper (keyboards)

An unashamedly commercial but good-sounding pop record in the making, from the collective pens of Kenny Lynch and Clive Westlake, both no strangers to the charts (especially Lynch who'd recently enjoyed a string of successes), plus American Mort Shuman. except that it was left on the flipside of "The Birds And The Bees". This track features a lead guitar overdub from John Weider, a most unusual venture throughout most of Kidd's career.

 
I can tell by the way she's looking at you
Oh, there's a look in her eyes that tells me we're through
If you don't treat her right you'll wind up crying every night
So don't make the same mistake that I did

It was just yesterday I broke someone's heart
She loved me all the way but I wasn't smart
I thought I'd have my fun and fool around with everyone
So don't make the same mistake that I did

Don't be like me, go to her, make her see
How much you care, really care
She'll only know if you're there
Stay by her side, make her feel satisfied
That you love her so, Then she won't want to go_
oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-ow

Listen now to her, friend, and don't treat her bad
If you do, you could lose the best girl you've had
And you'll end up just like me
Your heart in pieces, misery
So don't make the same mistake, no, no, no
Don't make the same mistake, Aaaah
Don't make the same mistake -
The same mistake that I did
No, don't make the same mistake that I did

Don't make the same mistake, the same mistake that I did
(repeat to fade)

 
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