20/20 – Yellow Pills —-Powerpop Friday

20/20 was a band based out of Hollywood California. They were active from 1977 to 1983 and reunited during the mid-1990s to the late 1990s. This song was released as a single in 1979 as the B side to Tell Me Why (Can’t Understand You). The song was on their self titled album.

Everybody’s feeling groovy
Everybody’s got tight pants on
Everybody’s feels like they were
Just made by the Creator

I have to say that it is original.

From AllMusic

One of the key bands in the Los Angeles power pop explosion of the late 1970s and early ‘80s, 20/20 never quite scored a hit single, but they were a powerful draw on the West Coast in their heyday, and their signature song, “Yellow Pills,” became a cult favorite, covered by a number of later power pop acts and providing a noted pop fanzine with its name. 20/20 was founded by Steve Allen and Ron Flynt, two friends from Tulsa, Oklahoma who met when they were in grade school and discovered they both loved rock & roll, particularly British Invasion sounds (the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in particular) and classic pop.

Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots also did a version of this song.

 

Yellow Pills

One, two…
One, two, three, four…

Everybody’s feeling groovy
Everybody’s got tight pants on
Everybody’s feels like they were
Just made by the Creator

So come take a walk down my street
With your head up by the phone lines
You can see the world if you want to
Give it a try
Open your eyes
When you bring oh oh oh
My yellow pills
My yellow pills

Take a look around my street
Everybody’s got their new wheels
But they’re stuck in a jam on the freeway
And they glad they got their yellow pills

Just look at the happy faces
Plugged into the tape machine
Acting like they’re drivin’ to heaven
Turn left at Vine, I’ll meet you at 9:00
When you bring oh oh oh
My yellow pills
My yellow pills

I always believe in your lies
They make me feel so alive
But I don’t have to be real

‘Cause everybody’s feeling groovy
Everybody’s cut their hair short
Everybody’s feels like they were
Just made by the Creator

So come take a walk down my street
With your head up by the phone lines
You can see the world if you want to
Give it a try
Open your eyes
When you bring oh oh oh
My yellow pills
My yellow pills

 

Author: badfinger20

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

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