Thursday, November 16, 2023

Not Even Not Zen 327: This Will Be Our Year

Listing to 'This Will Be Our Year' by The Zombies

I hadn't heard this song until a few months ago. It came out in 1968. 

In a way, I wish I'd heard it as a hit in the U.S., but it never was one. The Zombies band broke up before their last album, Odessey and Oracle, got released. Even when I learned about the band, long, long after, I never liked their music. This is it. This is their one song I like. So in a totally different way, I'm glad I didn't hear it until I had lived long enough for it to have meaning for me. 

It's a great love song. It's for couples who have gone through some hard times together.

This Will Be Our Year is optimistic against all sense. “You don’t have to worry, all your worried days are gone,” is a ridiculous promise. The singer knows. But it's a beautiful thought. 

Apparently, this song now gets a bit of play at weddings, or so I've learned from bits of information online. If true, it's easy to see why. 

And I won’t forget the way you held me up when I was down.
And I won’t forget the way you said, darling, I love you.
You gave me faith to go on.

Now we’re there and we’ve only just begun.

This will be our year. It took a long time to come.

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