Donovan — Wear Your Love Like Heaven
Album: A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
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Released: 1967
Length: 2:20
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Color in sky, prussian blue
Scarlet fleece changes hue
Crimson ball sinks from view
Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love like)
Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love like)
Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love)

Lord, kiss me once more
Fill me with song
Allah, kiss me once more
That I may, that I may
Wear my love like heaven (Wear my love like)
Wear my love like heaven (Wear my love)
La-la, la-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la

Color sky, havana lake
Color sky, rose carmethene
Alizarin crimson
Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love like)
Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love like)
Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love)

Lord, kiss me once more
Fill me with song
Allah, kiss me once more
That I may, that I may
Wear my love like heaven (Wear my love like)
Wear my love like heaven (Wear my love)
La-la, la-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la

Cannot believe what I see
All I have wished for will be
All our race proud and free
Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love like)
Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love like)
Wear your love like heaven (Wear your love)

Lord, kiss me once more
Fill me with song
Allah, kiss me once more
That I may, that I may
Wear my love like heaven (Wear my love like)
Wear my love like heaven (Wear my love)
Carmine
Carmine
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beautiful little prayer-like song to a love, still worth listening to (going to have to look up just what rose carmethene is though : )

found this on http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=5748 -
In our interview with Donovan, we asked how he came up with the vibrant images that appear in the lyric. Lines like:

Color sky Havana lake
Color sky rose carmethene
Alizarian crimson


Donovan explained that like many great songwriters - Joni Mitchell, John Lennon, Bob Dylan among them - he dabbled in art and thought in terms of paintings. This song is an example of translating images on a canvas into words. "'Wear Your Love Like Heaven' was really a paint-ily song - watching a sunset go down," he said.
This song was used in the Simpsons episode "Weekend at Bernsie's" when Homer is partaking in Medicinal Marijuana. 
whoa, cool
Probably the definitive Donovan song and album.
I don't think I can pretend this song holds up after 50 years.
What I always think of when I hear this song...

https://youtu.be/QW6uliAnHkk
I loved this song when it first came out.  Still do.
 mrgus wrote:
Makes me want to go out and buy some shampoo. Trivia question-Can you name the shampoo?

 
Love's Fresh Lemon, if I remember correctly.
 ginger wrote:
Well, live and learn. I was going to come on here to say something like, "worst cover ever" but I I just got schooled. Have to say I prefer Sarah McLachlan's cover, but total respect to Donovan for the writing.

 
Well said — exactly what I came to post too!  I only ever knew Sarah's version....doah!  {#Neutral} and I am still partial to hers
This Hurdy-Gurdy Man of our lifetime is still the quintessential troubadour — he put on a show for the ages here this autumn!
This song still reminds me of a commercial for Love's Fresh Lemon perfume.
{#Daisy}
 philinnz wrote:
holy catfish, a long time since I heard this

 
Amen, pre-jr high for moi
pretty underated song writer singer me thinks / love his back up vocals on alice coopers billion dollar babies
Great tune...Sarah McLachlan (sp) does a fine version of this also
Makes me want to go out and buy some shampoo. Trivia question-Can you name the shampoo?
Anyone remember when this was the song for the Heaven Sent perfume WAY back in the day?
 Proclivities wrote:
 ,joshfm wrote:
"Crimson ball sinks from view" ? That's just plain raunchy.
 
{#Whisper}  That Donovan was quite a dirty boy.  You probably don't want to know the hidden meanings of "Mellow Yellow" or "Hurdy Gurdy Man".   Plus, he often had that peculiar habit of dwelling on colors in his song lyrics.
{#Propeller}
 
Say no more.

"colors"??!!??!!!

SAY.  NO.  MORE.

Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink  {#Roflol} 
I first heard this song on the Simpsons
 joshfm wrote:
"Crimson ball sinks from view" ? That's just plain raunchy.
 
i always saw it as a sunset...
Very nice!
 ,joshfm wrote:
"Crimson ball sinks from view" ? That's just plain raunchy.
 
{#Whisper}  That Donovan was quite a dirty boy.  You probably don't want to know the hidden meanings of "Mellow Yellow" or "Hurdy Gurdy Man".   Plus, he often had that peculiar habit of dwelling on colors in his song lyrics.
{#Propeller}
 joshfm wrote:
"Crimson ball sinks from view" ? That's just plain raunchy.
 
I'd have to read the lyrics for accuracy, but I read this line as a description of a sunset.  {#Daisy}
Good tune from an old 'flower child.'
Well, live and learn. I was going to come on here to say something like, "worst cover ever" but I I just got schooled. Have to say I prefer Sarah McLachlan's cover, but total respect to Donovan for the writing.
Landon Donovan in the Sky with Diamonds
{#Daisy}
oh dear, this brings back fond memories of when I was an Army brat in high school in Frankfurt, Germany.... trippy man!

Beautiful song...
I first heard it from Sarah McLaughlan, and that's a beautiful version.
When this version (the original, I assume) started playing, I thought it was an (Asian) Indian guy singing it. Never thought it would be Donovan before I read the song details. Funny accent. Anyone get that?
I remember the excitement when the record store called me to tell me this amazing boxed set Time Machine called A Gift From A Flower To A Garden came in and I went down to pick it up and came back home and slapped it on the turntable — not before gathering my shroom-mates Allison and Kenny, however! and I dubbed it onto a cassette and we wound up spending the rest of the weekend chasing waves of light through aspen trees up by a pristine lake at the foot of Sawtooth...
WEAR YOUR LOVE LIKE HEAVEN, BABY, YEAH!


holy catfish, a long time since I heard this
What a freaker
Donovan could peel a mini at 100 yards.
"Crimson ball sinks from view" ? That's just plain raunchy.
Great peice of vinyl.. :daisy:
Hello, I know that Sarah McLachlan has a cover of this song, on one of her earliest CD's. Neil
Vocal is a bit flat And i mean that in an out-of-tune-in-the-chorus way rather than just dull...
Marr wrote:
I like this original version from a nostalgia standpoint. But I actually like Darr Williams cover version much better.
Where can I find this version? I'd like to hear it.
Roverfish wrote:
Fully agree with your recommendation. Excellent album from which to start. As for cop outs, I only think so in the case of the 'station' playing the tune...unless it originally appeared on a greatest hits, the source album should be listed. Ya readin' me, Bill?
yeah... i agree with that. i don't really consider a g-hits an album... it's a compilation of pre-released tracks. also... my favorite collection of donovan is barabajagal. great stuff on there... plus... the cd edition has 13 bonus tracks! can't go wrong with that.
redtex wrote:
Although risky...I highly recommend the album shown above. It's a great synopsis of Donovan's talent and diversity. But some may be too fanatic and think a 'greatest hits' is a cop out, some are too young and prefer covers of his music and some may doubt his talent altogether. For anyone else..get this CD.
Fully agree with your recommendation. Excellent album from which to start. As for cop outs, I only think so in the case of the 'station' playing the tune...unless it originally appeared on a greatest hits, the source album should be listed. Ya readin' me, Bill?
redtex wrote:
Although risky...I highly recommend the album shown above. It's a great synopsis of Donovan's talent and diversity. But some may be too fanatic and think a 'greatest hits' is a cop out, some are too young and prefer covers of his music and some may doubt his talent altogether. For anyone else..get this CD.
Yep, you're correct.
Although risky...I highly recommend the album shown above. It's a great synopsis of Donovan's talent and diversity. But some may be too fanatic and think a 'greatest hits' is a cop out, some are too young and prefer covers of his music and some may doubt his talent altogether. For anyone else..get this CD.
He looks like his daughter, Ione Skye, the actress, does now.
lotus_65 wrote:
i don't think justin would know what to do with such a complement.
I can speculate that he would: 1) cut a hole in a box. 2) ... 3) profit!
Ahhh . . . the good old days. :daisy:
I like this original version from a nostalgia standpoint. But I actually like Darr Williams cover version much better.
bokey wrote:
What was the product that used this in an ad back in the dark ages?
It was a cologne or perfume, I think. Might have been called "Heavent Sent" or something like that. The instant I heard this song start I thought of that commercial.
...neat; i'd ever only heard sarah mclachlan's cover before...
What was the product that used this in an ad back in the dark ages?
Neither mellow, nor yellow.
:yawn: <-( :frustrated:
drmaybe wrote:
omigod! did he just say "cannibal eave what I see"?
Uh, it's "cannot believe what I see". But nice imagery. Howzabout Donovan's "Catch the Wind"? A classic that doesn't sound dated.