The Yardbirds — Over Under Sideways Down
Album: Roger The Engineer
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Released: 1966
Length: 2:19
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)
Cars and girls are easy come by in this day and age.
Laughing, joking, dreams, weed smoking, till I've spent my wage.
When I was young, people spoke of immorality.
All the things they said were wrong are what I want to be.

(Hey!) Over, under, sideways, down,
(Hey!) I bounce a ball that's square and round.
(Hey!) Over, under, sideways, down,
(Hey!) I bounce a ball that's square and round.
When will it end? (When will it end?)
When will it end? (When will it end?)

(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)
I find comments 'bout my looks irrelativity.
Think I'll go and have some fun, 'cause it's all for free.
I'm not searchin' for a reason to enjoy myself.
Seems it's better done than argue with somebody else.

(Hey!) Over, under, sideways, down,
(Hey!) I bounce a ball that's square and round.
(Hey!) Over, under, sideways, down,
(Hey!) I bounce a ball that's square and round.
When will it end? (When will it end?)
When will it end? (When will it end?)
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Yay! One of my favorite Yardbirds tunes.

 ekin wrote:
picture of braying donkey
 

What a flattering selfie of you, ekin! But I think we were all expecting a pic of the other end. 


 ginniet wrote:
That takes me back to high school.  {#Dancingbanana_2}

 
Yep, long time ago.

If you look up "seminal group" in Wikipedia, you see a picture of the Yardbirds (or you should).  Great just great!
 ginniet wrote:
That takes me back to high school.  {#Dancingbanana_2}

 
Takes me back to summer visits to Pennsylvania, discussing music with my cousins, fishing, good time ... probably not a typical reaction.

But, hey . . .

{#Bananajam} 
This has got to be the best worst album cover of all time.
That takes me back to high school.  {#Dancingbanana_2}
 FrankMc wrote:
For what it's worth: My Lai.

Let us not forget Martin Luther King, Chicago Democratic National Convention, Kent State, Watts and Detroit burning, Watergate, Walter Cronkite stating that the U.S. Government was flatly lying about Vietnam, evacuation of U.S. Embassy in Saigon by helicopter with people hanging from the landing struts as we got out of town as fast as we could.

Exciting may not be quite the word.

A corporate trainer named Morris Massey suggests that your outlook on life is determined by what the world was up to when you were fifteen. Some of the events referenced herein were before or after that point in my life but they're all close. I'm not the most trusting individual in the world. I have managed to overcome my cynicism (to some extent) but it hasn't been easy.

gemtag wrote:
Seems that most here lived thru the bay of pigs, moon landing, Kennedy brothers. My Li. etc.

What exciting times. 

The yardbirds were my first real favorite.

 
 
I remember being woken up in the middle of the night by a thunderstorm in the early 60's. Seeing the flashing of light scared the hell out of me, thinking it was the dreaded A-bomb and I was about to be obliterated.

Very exciting times indeed. 


 


Became familiar with this song in May 1979, right at the occurrence of this huge tragedy. Hence the title...felt it was ironic.
Absolute sonic orgasm....! {#Clap}
Wasn't this one of Jeff Beck's guitar leads?
 FrankMc wrote:
For what it's worth: My Lai.

Let us not forget Martin Luther King, Chicago Democratic National Convention, Kent State, Watts and Detroit burning, Watergate, Walter Cronkite stating that the U.S. Government was flatly lying about Vietnam, evacuation of U.S. Embassy in Saigon by helicopter with people hanging from the landing struts as we got out of town as fast as we could.

Exciting may not be quite the word.

A corporate trainer named Morris Massey suggests that your outlook on life is determined by what the world was up to when you were fifteen. Some of the events referenced herein were before or after that point in my life but they're all close. I'm not the most trusting individual in the world. I have managed to overcome my cynicism (to some extent) but it hasn't been easy.

gemtag wrote:
Seems that most here lived thru the bay of pigs, moon landing, Kennedy brothers. My Li. etc.

What exciting times. 

The yardbirds were my first real favorite.

 
 
  ????? so whats the statements got to do with the Lyrics and The Yardbirds ... Or is this site now become a political platform. ?


For what it's worth: My Lai.

Let us not forget Martin Luther King, Chicago Democratic National Convention, Kent State, Watts and Detroit burning, Watergate, Walter Cronkite stating that the U.S. Government was flatly lying about Vietnam, evacuation of U.S. Embassy in Saigon by helicopter with people hanging from the landing struts as we got out of town as fast as we could.

Exciting may not be quite the word.

A corporate trainer named Morris Massey suggests that your outlook on life is determined by what the world was up to when you were fifteen. Some of the events referenced herein were before or after that point in my life but they're all close. I'm not the most trusting individual in the world. I have managed to overcome my cynicism (to some extent) but it hasn't been easy.

gemtag wrote:
Seems that most here lived thru the bay of pigs, moon landing, Kennedy brothers. My Li. etc.

What exciting times. 

The yardbirds were my first real favorite.

 
 


 kaybee wrote:
What a fun song!  What a fun time to be a teenager!
  Indeed, I saw them live when I was 17, or there abouts, at an outdoor venue. They were great.  Hundreds of concerts later...tinnitus!


What a fun song!  What a fun time to be a teenager!

The correct artwork. This is the first LP this song came out on in 1966
 gemtag wrote:
Seems that most here lived thru the bay of pigs, moon landing, Kennedy brothers. My Li. etc.

What exciting times. 

The yardbirds were my first real favorite.

 
 
This was the first album I ever bought. Still a favorite.

Edit: Ah no,  It was Yardbird's Greatest Hits - thought the cover was wrong.

Seems that most here lived thru the bay of pigs, moon landing, Kennedy brothers. My Li. etc.

What exciting times. 

The yardbirds were my first real favorite.