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)
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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}