THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD
506) The Millennium — “I Just Want to Be Your Friend”
Sunshine pop went supernova with the Millennium, a 60’s sunshine supergroup that created Begin, the greatest sunshine pop album ever recorded. One of the loveliest songs on the album, and B-side to the Band’s first single, is the melancholy “I Just Want to Be Your Friend.”
Begin cost more to make than any other album from ’68 other than The Beatles (the White Album)— and no one buys it (at least until era of CD reissues). As Richie Unterberger writes, it was “at once too unabashedly commercial for underground FM radio and too weird for the AM dial.” (https://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-millennium-mn0000814312) For more on the Millennium and Curt Boettcher, see #396.
“You know I just want to be your friend. ‘Cause I’d like our little drama to have a happy ending and finally be fear transcending. You know I’d just like to send you a love line or maybe two. ‘Cause I know you’re thinking ’bout me and to when we were so free. If you only knew there’s someone who really loves you. It’s your heart and it’s your soul and it’s you they want to know. You’ve got to love yourself becore you love another. You know I just want to be your friend. ‘Cause I’d like our little drama to have a happy ending and finally be fear transcending. Look into your eyes and say do I dare face me today? And if I play love’s game to win, can I give up this pride? You know I just want to be your friend. You know I’d just like to be your friend.”
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