IF YOU THINK YOU'RE (GROOVY)
 
(Music & Lyrics by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane)

Now I can tell you how I feel
A broken heart is this for real
There's still so much for me to do
And to know
And to be
And to feel

Hey
If you think you're groovy
You don't even move me
There's no denying
If you dare to be true

In my dreams I dreamt for two
My dreams were real but where were you
And now my dreams have all been changed
Rearranged there's room for two
But not for you
Not for you

Hey
If you think you're groovy
You don't even move me, no - no
There's no denying
If you dare to be true

Oh you made me feel so real
Baby how I used to feel
Now I know what it's all about
Honey I found out
I found out
I found out
I found out
I found out
And I wanted to tell you

Hey
If you think you're groovy
You don't even move me
There's no denying
If you dare to be true

If you think you're groovy
You don't even move me, no - no
There's no denying
If you dare to be true

If you think you're groovy
You don't even move me, no-no
There's no denying
If you dare to be true

(total playing time 3:37)

Song Facts: This appears on Rock of Life and Calling All Girls (Romantic Collection)

 According to US

This is a much better cover song to end an album with than Black is Black that ends side one from SHSMY in my opinion. I can stomach this song. The other one just irritates me. If there was no indication in the liner notes that Rick didn't write this song, I think I would have figured it out. He doesn't seem to be the type of person to use the word "groovy" and I think if he was, he would've used it on an earlier album. Plus the way Rick says groovy in this song - kind of like groov-ay, instead of groov-ee. 

I'm curious also, as to why Rick chose this particular song for this particular album. We all know by now that Rick does not make flippant choices when it comes to his music, so I'm sure there is definite reasoning for this particular selection. Is it because it must be just as fun to play as it is to sing it? I mean, c'mon where else do you get to say the word groovy a few times in less than 5 minutes and not have anyone look at you like a complete idiot? 

This song reminds me of just a fun, hang-out and do nothing summer day. It doesn't matter what you're singing about, the melodies just sort of wrap around you and you find yourself singing along without even realizing it.  - Michelle P.


I like this song, it has some attitude. It'd be interesting to know why Rick included it. Did he think it fit well into the theme of the album? Was it a favorite song of his and he just wanted it in there? It's hard to tell. You just want to dedicate this song to anyone out there that thinks they are "it".

My favorite part:
And now my dreams have all been changed
Rearranged there's room for two
But not for you
Not for you


As we've discussed before, it's a good thing Rick writes most of his songs or we really wouldn't have much to talk about, would we? (yikes).

Footnote on the writers of this song - 

In early 1969, Ronnie Lane crawled from the wreckage that had been the Small Faces. Steve Marriott, his band mate and writing partner, had just left the band to form Humble Pie with Peter Frampton. Although Lane was trying to keep the remaining boys from the Small Faces together, he was also eager to try something new. Around that time, Ron Wood invited Ronnie Lane to join a band he was forming with drummer Mickey Waller and ex-Blue Cheer guitarist Leigh Stephens. Dissatisfied with the results, the two Ronnies scrapped those plans but pressed on, jamming and writing together. Soon, Ian McLagan found himself sitting in with them, and Kenney Jones later became involved. The three ex-Small Faces were again together as a band, and planned on sharing vocal duties amongst themselves and with their new guitarist. 

More than once, while they were rehearsing at the Rolling Stones' complex in Bermondsey, Wood's friend and bandmate from the Jeff Beck Group, Rod Stewart, tagged along to listen. The second or third time this happened, Kenney Jones asked Rod Stewart to have a go at singing with them.They weren't Faces yet-- they weren't even Quiet Melon, but that's something you'll have to discover for yourself. So, put a pillow under your arse, pour a pint for yourself, and get comfortable as the fracas that were the Faces unfolds before you.

Listed as influences of the Small Faces:
Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Solomon Burke, The Beatles

One of the songs on a compilation Small Faces LP is "You Really Got Me". 

You can kind of see the intertwining of the artists that Rick liked in his youth (well, he's still pretty youthful, isn't he?) and his influences being quite similar.