If It Tastes like Honey Don’t Swallow It All

Jim Adams aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: SWEET / HONEY / SUGAR / CANDY / CHOCOLATE

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When I see a theme like this, my mind immediately thinks of a dozen of amazing sixties songs with a feel-good vibe. But for some reason, after going through my Sounds Of The Sixties playlist, my musical mind did a U-turn and recalled this blast from the more recent past.

I think one or two of you will recognize my song choice today, and some of you will wonder what on earth Caramel is listening to. Well, I have to admit I do not listen to Kula Shaker nowadays, but when I was a lass at school, they were one of the many bands that were shoved under the Britpop umbrella (whether they wanted to be under it or not. I saw them live twice.

This track “Hey Dude” was one of the band’s highest charting hits. I remember the crowd loving the way the band went crazy with their guitars on stage. It was a huge crown pleaser of a track. Wikipedia puts them under the psychedelic rock umbrella, which is one I am not at all familiar with. But I just remember us crazy kids thinking this track was incredibly cool.

All I have is all I need enough for love but not for greed, yeah
I was younger once this guy came to me told me about all the honey out there
He said honey gold jewels money women wine cars that shine
I don't know what he was talking about but I think I had an idea
He said smell the rose, the sweet sweet rose
Catch the sun find where it grows
Smell the rose, the sweet rose that grows from castle walls in heaven
In heaven yeah

Well if it feels like summer you're catching the sun
And I'll catch you the moment you fall
Well if it tastes like honey don't swallow it all
Don't wait for the moment to come - and catch the sun

Hey dude, don't lean on me man
'Cause I'm losing my direction and I can't understand, no no
Hey dude, well I do what I can
But you treat me like a woman when I feel like a man

I was crossing the city one day
Everybody was flashing by me
Like images of tombstones, images of tombstones
On a Friday night I've seen everybody looking for their little bit of honey
To alleviate the pain, to alleviate the pain

Well if it feels like summer don't burn in the sun
Don't wait for the evening fall
Well if it tastes like honey don't swallow it all
Don't wait for the moment to come - catch the sun

Hey dude, don't lean on me man
'Cause I'm losing my direction and I can't understand, no no
Hey dude, well I do what I can
But you treat me like a woman when I feel like a man - and I can't understand

N-no n-no n-no n-no n-no n-no n-no n-no - well I can't understand
When I feel like a man, sing it to me honey!

Ho
Oh yeah

Catch the sun

Hey dude, don't lean on me man
'Cause I'm losing my direction and I can't understand, no no
Hey dude, well I do what I can
But you treat me like a woman when I feel like a man

Hey dude! N-no n-no
Hey dude! N-no n-no
Ooh-ooh yeah

Hey dude, well I do what I can
But you treat me like a woman
When I feel like a man
Oh yeah

Written by: Crispian Mills, Paul Winter-hart, Alonza Bevan and Jay Darlington