The Creation – Making Time

This song was released in 1966. They patterned themselves after The Who and The Kinks. Making Time was the first rock song to feature the guitar being played with a bow. Shel Talmy produced the group who also produced The Who and Kinks.

Their lead guitarist, Eddie Phillips, was asked by Pete Townshend to join the Who as their second guitarist. They are one of those bands that slipped through the cracks. The Creation are from a town called Chesthunt 12 miles north of central London. They formed in 1963 as the Mark Four and went through different names until 66 when they became the Creation.

From Allmusic

They could’ve been contenders — hell, they should’ve been contenders! That’s the first thought that passes through one’s head as one hears the early singles by the Creation — and, indeed, how they weren’t contenders is astonishing. They had it all: the in-house songwriting, the production, the voices, and the sound that should’ve put them right up there with the Who and ahead of the Move and Jimmy Page, among others.

 

Making Time

Making time
Shooting lines
For people to believe in
Things you say
Gone in a day
Everybody leavin’
Everybody leavin’

Why do we have to carry on?
Always singing the same old song
Same old song
The same old song

Tellin’ lies
Closing your eyes
Making more excuses
Pullin’ the wool
Actin’ the fool
People have their uses
People have their uses

Why do we have to carry on?
Always singing the same old song
Same old song
The same old song

Lookin’ for
An open door
Never taking chances
Take your pick
Makes you sick
Seekin’ new advances
Seekin’ new advances

Why do we have to carry on?
Always singing the same old song
Same old song
The same old song

Author: badfinger20

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