Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Beating of My Heart
ERNIE K. DOE, 'Beating Like A Tom Tom' b/w 'I Got To Find Somebody' (Minit)
Well, it's 1962 OK. All across the JewSA.
There are many reasons why this is still my all-time favorite K. Doe song. Slavish Clyde McPhatter imitative it may be, yet the lyrics are its own defense.
This after-hours/after-bar-contemplative/ruminative approach may be at odds with most of the late-to-the-party 'Dancin' Man' dum-dums who only want 'Mother In Law' and 'Here Come The Girls' nonstop. Nevertheless, for a guy who was still in undisputed possession of his virginity at the ripe old age of 25, the minimal backing SLASH serenade style approach BACKED WITH these lyrics personally ring true:
It's not what you do
It's not what you say
The way that you feel
The way that you feel sometimes
The time and the place
I wonder do you believe?