Hollies Lyrics


Formed in Manchester in 1962 by childhood friends Allan
Clarke (b. 15 April 1942, Salford, Lancashire, England;
vocals), and Graham Nash (b. 2 February 1942, Blackpool,
Lancashire, England; vocals/guitar). They had already been
singing together locally for a number of years as a
semi-professional duo under a number of names such as the
Guytones, the Two Teens and Ricky And Dane. They enlarged
the group by adding Eric Haydock (b. 3 February 1943,
Burnley, Lancashire, England; bass) and Don Rathbone
(drums), to became the Fourtones and More...




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What a Lovely Surprise | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song I Thought Of You Last Night performed by Hollies

To the Hollies-

I was a bit younger than you when my dad wrote this-- am 74 now- time sure flies! (sigh) LOL

Dad would have loved your rendition- I think it's great! :o)

Vicki Freed Smith
email chrisericksen9@gmail.com

Meaning | Reviewer: RD
    ------ About the song He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother performed by Hollies

I'll give my interpretation of the lyrics:

The "road" symbolizes life, demonstrated most clearly in the line, "from which there is no return." Clearly a death image since the phrase, "point of no return," is heavily suggested. Thus, the end of the road of life.

So, life is a one way street that we must travel. We can through life alone, or with others. "Brother" is probably a biblical allusion to Cain's, "Am I my brother's keeper." The Hollies are suggesting that as part of the human community, and their answer to this is a resounding yes.

As we travel through life with others, the lyric that says the road "leads us to who knows where," suggests that we have little knowledge of where we will end up and that there will be negative events and stresses along the way. Some of these burdens, doubts, fears, and injuries will be our own, at other times, they will be the burdens of those with whom we travel. The lyrics pretty clearly imply that we must help each other along the way because the support of others makes these burdens easier to bear. I see this in the lyrics "doesn't weigh me down at all...", "if I'm laden at all," and, of course, "He ain't heavy." These are all metaphorical loads since the lyric, "if I'm laden at all I'm laden with sadness," clearly is not referring to an actual load of sadness.

Lovely song, always liked it.

RD

BEST HOLLIES SONG EVER | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) performed by Hollies

From the summer of '72. The title is Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress). I bought the 45 (RPM on 7" vinyl) after hearing the song once on WPTR, Albany, NY. I still have it and still play it. I own the album too. Don't know where that guy got the idea about "fine mess". TIMELESS? I've been listening to Long Cool Woman for 40 years, and I still love it. ONE OF THE TOP FORTY SONGS OF ALL TIME. BRILLIANT, AGELESS, CLASSIC ROCK.

I'm down yes | Reviewer: Dave Gross
    ------ About the song I'm Down performed by Hollies

I remember seeing the hollies in the small town I'm in, {All Those Years Ago}. Oh yes,what a great song, one of thier many great songs. I'm down makes me scream out my heart, singing so loud, expressing my lost emotions, what a fantastic band!!!

Brother love | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother performed by Hollies

15/01/10 Was driving along listening to the radio and heard this song. It is the very essence of our best human qualities. Have been reading about world war 1 and this song reminded me of the close reliance of those men on eachother. The singer is fabulous. Even if this song were written after a drink or two it still gives me the feeling of tremendous gratitude towards our forfathers who suffered for our freedom. Jesus Christ the Saviour, being the ultimate Brother of mankind. Thankyou Hollies.

Big British Explosion | Reviewer: Dave
    ------ About the song I Can't Let Go performed by Hollies

I was a young teenager in the US when the Hollies broke onto the music scene.
Although "I Can't Let Go" didn't chart as well as their big hits, to me it personifies the best of the British Invasion. Tight harmonies, a driving drum and bass line, and some strong guitar work, take me back to a point in 60's rock just on the cusp of psychedelia.
It was definitely a time of growing out of innocence, but still a kinder and gentler era.

I just knew. | Reviewer: Colin Mortimer
    ------ About the song I'm Alive (Clint Ballard Jr.) performed by Hollies

After just 10 seconds of hearing this for the first time I knew it was heading for No 1. The 60's was a great era for pop, but this was one of the best, and has been etched on my mind ever since. A great record by a truly great group.

Sure about that? | Reviewer: tired
    ------ About the song Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) performed by Hollies

Hmmmm....guess The Hollies misunderstood the lyrics, as well....the song is listed as LONG COOL WOMAN IN A BLACK DRESS on their albums. Are you saying you know more about this than the artist?

*****

A fine mess up in lyrics | Reviewer: missheard | 2/13/2007

Just a quick note..

Title of this song is actually Fine Mess
second line is actually fine mess not bad mess

but since second line is hard to understand it has become know as long cool woman in a black dress

No matter what the title or lyrics I agree it is timeless and will NEVER get old...

He ain't heavy .he's my brother | Reviewer: clawson
    ------ About the song He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother performed by Hollies

no corrections however i would be interested in learning of your interpretation of the lyrics?
c

Great song | Reviewer: Gregg
    ------ About the song Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) performed by Hollies

I listen to this Hollies classic all the time, along with "Long Dark Road."

BTW, LOL Jim, it wasn't THAT innocent a time. After all alcohol was the drug of choice, it was prohibited, and people willingly broke the law to have it anyway ... the events in the song probably take place in a speakeasy.


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