The Zombies – Imagine The Swan

I had a Zombies Greatest Hits CD in the 80s that had their popular songs and also a few more. This song was never a big hit but it caught my attention. Imagine The Swan was recorded after the classic Oracle and Odessy LP. Time of the Season was a big hit in 1969 but the band had already broken up.

The record company then wanted the Zombies to reform to cash in but that wasn’t going to happen. Rod Argent, the keyboard player did a couple of tracks under The Zombies name…he sang this one, not lead singer Colin Blunstone…Zombie member Chris White wrote the song.

It blended in well with the rest of their songs. Rod Argent would go on to form the band, Argent.

It was released as a single and wasn’t on an album until a late seventies compilation. The song made it to #109 on Billboard and #77 in Cash Box in America in 1969.

Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone talking about this song.

 

 

Imagine The Swan

Well I have a picture in color of you
And it’s there in my room to remind me of you
So it was with surprise that I saw you today
And I did not recognize you, girl, what more can I say?

For the colors are gone
You’ve become kind of gray
And you’re not like the swan
That I knew yesterday…

Now the pictures are wrong
You’ve become kind of gray
I imagine the swan
That you were yesterday…

The sadness that I felt was hard on my eyes
And the truth on my face was hard to disguse
So I let you walk by
I turned out of your way
And I tried to close my eyes
And let the sadness fall away…

For the colors are gone
You’ve become kind of gray
And you’re not like the swan
That I knew yesterday…

Now the pictures are wrong
You’ve become kind of gray
I imagine the swan
That you were yesterday…

 

 

 

 

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

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