Traffic — Feelin' Alright
Album: Traffic
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Released: 1968
Length: 4:08
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Seems I've got to have a change of scene
Cause every night I have the strangest dream
Imprisoned by the way it couldn't be
Left here on my own or so it seems
I've got to leave before I start to scream
But someone's locked the door and took the key

Ya feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself
Well, ya feelin' Alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself

Well boy you sure took me for one big ride
And even now I sit and wonder why
That when I think of you I start to cry
I just can't waste my time I must keep dry
Got to stop believin' in all your lies
Cause there's too much to do before I die

Ya feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself
Well, ya feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself

Don't get too lost in all I say
Like the time I really felt that way
But that was then and now it's today
Can't get off yet and so I'm here to stay
Till' someone comes along and takes my place
With a different name, yes, and a different face

Ya Feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself
Well, ya feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself
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The voice sounds a bit like Steven Stills...
Far freakin out man, {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist}{#Motor}{#Ass}{#Moon}{#Whipit}
 plaid wrote:
Yeah, sorry but Joe Cocker pretty much owned this song, once he covered it. This original is decent, but Joe's version is so much better.
 
and Cocker's version was done before Leon Russell started producing him, 
it is Cocker's song now 
I love this chill original version. Laid back, conversational, jazzy. Nobody overreaching.
Yeah, sorry but Joe Cocker pretty much owned this song, once he covered it. This original is decent, but Joe's version is so much better.
Saw Dave Mason play the other week. He was joking about this 'two chord' song and how he wrote it at 18.
 gutthawk wrote:

Wow... that brings back memories.   Forgot they had done this. I agree with you.  Its been a long time since I've listened to any GFR.   Time to dig it out....

 
Yup Yup, GFR waxed it with smokey room soul. Time for some Mark Don and Mel!
 gjr wrote:
apologies to all the joe cocker fans out there - this is the ONLY version of the song 

 
To each his own but Cocker blows this song away!!  I'll give them a 7 if for only being the original version but...
Good to hear the original being played.
{#Bananajam}{#Kiss}{#Group-hug}{#Kiss}{#Bananajam}Feelin good
Minman,

I think you are correct sir! 
Check the cover photo; in virtually every photo of Dave Mason from the 60's & 70's - he looks stoned - very stoned.
How come??
This is a pretty good version. But, come on, Cocker's is pure passion. Do you want pretty good, or light's out?
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

......... "seconded"
 
Nah. I prefer Joe's version. This feels passionless compared to Joe Cocker's raw emotion.
 gjr wrote:
apologies to all the joe cocker fans out there - this is the ONLY version of the song 

 
......... "seconded". Is "Godlike"
 gjr wrote:
apologies to all the joe cocker fans out there - this is the ONLY version of the song 

 
Love this, love Cocker's...from me both tens.
apologies to all the joe cocker fans out there - this is the ONLY version of the song 
Saw Traffic live around '70, Mott The Hoople opened for them. It was an awesome show! Dave Mason did some solo guitar but it didn't play well to the relatively drug-crazed crowd. "Alone Together" had not hit the streets yet, as I recall, but that became a life-long favorite of mine.
It's classic, so It's 10!