December 21, 1943
Leominster, England, United Kingdom
Albert Lee (born 21 December 1943 in Leominster, Herefordshire, England) is known as the guitarists' guitarist, having begun with Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds and then Heads Hands & Feet in the UK, he moved to the US to work with The Crickets and Emmylou Harris's Hot Band. In the early 80s he worked with Eric Clapton. He also played regularly with The Everly Brothers for over twenty years. Lee first experienced commercial success as the lead guitarist with Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds. Quitting the Thunderbirds in 1968, Lee joined Heads Hands & Feet in 1969 until the breakup in 1973.
Thoughts on Songs with Albert Lee
4 years ago
A classic! The best part of all is that it's not really a happy or hopeful song at all. Actually, is about spending the time doing nothing and at all, being "on tour" in a way and avoiding responsabilites, like running away. And how that could make anyone happy? I always thought it referred to a life the narrator and someone else wanted to have and people didn't agree with it, so they left and hit the road and while they, they realize that even though they are happy to be together, it's still wrong and it can't last forever.