Faces - Had Me A Real Good Time

Artist: Faces

Song: Had Me A Real Good Time

Album: Long Player (1971)

Artist: Faces

Song: Had Me A Real Good Time

Album: Long Player (1971)

This raucous Ronnie Wood rock tune was sung by Rod Stewart. About as close as it gets to a Rolling Stones bicycling entry.

(…) On LONG PLAYER the Faces sound more bluesy, more British (as opposed to the Irish tilt of A NOD'S AS GOOD AS A WINK...) and at times more like Rod Stewart's handpicked touring band. Ronnie Lane stands out with a couple of great tunes, a shared vocal with Rod on a great cover of McCartney's classic "Maybe I'm Amazed," and his always wonderful bass, the spine of all Faces records.

This was back in the days when Rod Stewart still had some soul and could sing English Folk, Rock, R&B and Pub tunes all on the same album without missing a step. He's in fine form here, as he was on most Faces records, all his Jeff Beck stuff and all of his own stuff right up to FOOT LOOSE & FANCY FREE. He couldn't pull off a fun-time gem like "Had Me A Real Good Time" today to save his life; it remains one of my all-time favorite Faces tunes. (…)


Thought i was lookin' good
So i cycled 'cross the neighbourhood
Was invited by a skinny girl
Into her high class world

Left my bicycle under the stairs
Laid my coat across the kosher chairs
Made my way across the crowded room
I had nothing to lose

My reception wasn't very keen
So turning on a friendly grin
Stood on the table with my glass of gin
And came straight to the point

I was glad to come
I'll be sad to go
So while i'm here
I'll have me a real good time


Dancing madly round the room, yeah
Singing loudly and sorta' out of tune
Was escorted by a friendly slag
'round the bedroom and back
Wandered across to the door
Missed my step and i fell on the floor.
Said one word and was asked to leave
Kinda' wish i was dead.


The skinny girl made it clear
That she only came here for the beer
The vicar simply reeked of gin
On my way home i happened to fall off my bicycle
(good party)
I was glad to come, but i was also glad to get home

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