Tuesday’s Dead – No It’s Not – Yusuf – Cat Stevens

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One of the great albums, and a personal favourite, is “Teaser and the Firecat” by Yusuf, or as he is also known – Cat Stevens. Many of you would know of him. He is a lovely man that has not only shared his music with the world but has also tried to make our planet a better place.

Teaser and the Firecat has song after song that brings joy and reflection that also includes some of his biggest, and most influential, hits including Morning has Broken, Moon Shadow and Peace Train.

A couple of years ago, my daughter brought tickets for her and I to attend his concert. So, for a fan and scratchy guitarist like me, I was over the moon. When we were there, we bumped into some of my former colleagues who had paid for premium tickets to gain access to meet Yusuf at the concert. Later on, they came up to me and gave me a nice little cloth bag that contained three of Yusuf’s guitar picks (plectrums). How awesome is that? Just so you know, I do use them when I play. Without a doubt, some people (my daughter included) are priceless.

When I am no more, it’s my wish to have this album play from beginning to end in celebration of what it means to embrace all.

One of my fall time favourite songs though is Tuesday’s Dead, from this fabulous album – a joyous and bright song for you to enjoy today:

Enjoy Your Tuesday!

If I make a mark in time,
I can’t say the mark is mine
I’m only the underline of the word
Yes, I’m like him; just like you,
I can’t tell you what to do
Like everybody else I’m searching through
What I’ve heard
Whoa, where do you go
When you don’t want no one to know?
Who told tomorrow Tuesday’s dead?

Oh preacher won’t you paint my dream,
Won’t you show me where you’ve been
Show me what I haven’t seen
To ease my mind
Cause I will learn to understand,
if I have a helping hand
I wouldn’t make another demand
All my life
Whoa, where do you go
When you don’t want no one to know?

Now, what’s my sex, what’s my name?
All in all it’s all the same,
Everybody plays a different game
That is all
Now, man may live, man may die
Searching for the question, “Why?”
But if he tries to rule the sky, he must fall
Whoa, where do you go
When you don’t want no one to know?

Now every second on the nose,
The humdrum of the city grows
Reaching out beyond the throes
Of our time
But we must try to shake it down
Do our best to break the ground
Try to turn the world around
One more time
Yes, we must try to shake it down
do our best to break the ground
Try to turn the world around
One more time
Whoa, where do you go
When you don’t want no one to know?

4 Comments on “Tuesday’s Dead – No It’s Not – Yusuf – Cat Stevens”

  1. Cat Stevens/Yusuf has contributed some great work to the music world! I know someone who has a collection of his music from his early career to the beginning of Yusuf. I sometimes sneak a listen to the various CDs. It’s fascinating to see how his style developed over time.

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    • Yusuf is amazing, and I hope you keep enjoying your friend’s CDs. He is one of the greats.

      As far back as I can remember, Cat Stevens has been a part of my life. My earliest memories are of my parents’ Cat Steven album posters stuck up on the walls at home. Of course, I still have their vinyl LPs. And I find playing his songs on the guitar is like being on Aladdin’s magic carpet where I am suddenly transported to another place and time.

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