Magic by Pilot (Capitol, 1975)

This US one hit wonder hit the top 5 in the Summer of 1975. By this time I was into listening to music wherever it was playing, straining my ears to hear whatever was on and this was played a lot that year. But I think the ‘magic’ was that this was a hit at all. Look at these lyrics:

Ho, ho, ho
It’s magic, you know
Never believe it’s not so
It’s magic, you know
Never believe, it’s not so

Never been awake
Never seen a day break
Leaning on my pillow in the morning
Lazy day in bed
Music in my head
Crazy music playing in the morning light

I love my sunny day
Dream of far away
Dreaming on my pillow in the morning
Never been awake
Never seen a day break
Leaning on my pillow in the morning light

That’s it. The verses are pretty much both the same. All this song is about is a lazy dude. He’s so lazy that even though he loves a sunny day he’d rather dream about it than open he’s freakin’ eyes. So where does the magic part come in? What’s magic? Is he rubbing it in that musician’s love to get up at the crack of noon? Is he secretly Santa? Is he keeping his pimphand strong?

BTW: After I wrote this post, I got into my car, turned on the XM 70s channel and this song started playing. Now that’s magic.

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