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Slipping Into Darkness/Spill The Wine

10:59 Download
Urban Funk
08/16/2013
Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott

Story

"Slipping Into Darkness", backed with "Nappy Head", was War's first big hit since their name change from Eric Burdon and War. (The spelling was changed slightly to "Slippin' Into Darkness" for the single, and is also used on a CD edition of the album.)[3][4] An earlier single was "All Day Music" backed with "Get Down".[4] A subtitle for "Nappy Head" claims it is the theme from Ghetto Man, but there does not appear to be any notable film or television series with this title, and it may refer to a series that never went into production. "Baby Brother" is a live track recorded at the Hollywood Bowl, June 30, 1971, at an event called the United Artists 99 Cent Spectacular; a studio version of this song retitled "Me and Baby Brother" appeared on a later album, Deliver the Word (1973).

 

"Spill the Wine" is a 1970 song performed by Eric Burdon and War. Released as a single in May 1970 (backed by the non-album track "Magic Mountain"), it was War's first chart hit, peaking at number three in the US.[1] It was also a top three hit in Canada[2] and Australia.[citation needed] It charted #15 in Netherlands[3] and #28 in Germany.[citation needed]

In 1996, it was remixed by Junior Vasquez and released as a single again.

Lonnie Jordan said in an 2008 interview that Eric Burdon is the first Latin rapper in pop music.[4]

In the introduction to the live version of the song on Greatest Hits Live, Lonnie Jordan reveals that the inspiration for the song was a time when he spilled a glass of wine on a mixing board in the recording studio. Eric Burdon found the event funny, so he and Jordan used it as the inspiration for the song.

Lyrics

Slippin Into Darkness

- ah ah ah, well, well, well, well, well, well, well.
I was slippin' into darkness
When they took my friend away
I was slippin' into darkness
When they took, when they took my friend away
You know he loved to drink whiskey
Oh oh oh oh
While laughing at the moon.
Slippin' into darkness
Takes my mind beyond the trees
I was slippin' into darkness, yeah
Takes my mind beyond the trees
Well, i talked to my brothers
Oh oh oh oh
Who never said their names.
Slippn' into darkness, yeah
All my troubles though i choose
I was slippin' into darkness, yeah
All my troubles though i choose
I got a wife and a baby, yeah, yeah
Oh oh oh oh
Now my love has gained its fame.
Slippin' into darkness, yeah
When i heard my mother say
I was slippin' into darkness, yeah
When i heard my mother say
You've been slippin' into darkness
Oh oh oh oh
Pretty soon, you're gonna pay.
Yeah, yeah.

 

Spill The Wine

I was once I was strolling one very hot summer's day
When I thought laid myself down to rest
In a big field of tall grass
I laid there in the sun and felt it carressing my face
As i fell asleep and dreamed
I dreamed i was in a hollywood movie
And that i was the star of the movie
This really blew my mind
The fact that me an overfed long haired leaping nome
Should be the star of a hollywood movie, hmmm
But there i was
I was taken to a place
The hall of the mountain kings
I stood high by the mountain tops
Naked to the world
In front of
Every kind of girl
There was long one's tall ones, short ones, brown ones,
Black ones, round ones, big ones, crazy ones
Out of the middle, came a lady
She whispered in my ear
Something crazy
She said,
Chorus x4
Spill the wine and take that pearl
I could feel hot flames of fire roaring at my back
As she disappeared, but soon she returned
In her hand was a bottle of wine
In the other a glass
She poured some of the wine from the bottle into the glass
And raised it to her lips
And just before she drank it, she said
Take the wine take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl
Take that pearl, yeah!
It's on girl, all you gotta do is spill that wine
Spill that wine, let me feel, let me feel hot, yeah! yeah!
Spill the wine, spill the wine, spill the wine, spill the wine,
Spill the wine, spill the wine, spill the wine,
Take that pearl