"Itchycoo Park" as written by Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott....
Over bridge of sighs
To rest my eyes in shades of green

Under dreaming spires
To Itchycoo Park, that's where I've been

(What did you do there?) I got high
(What did you feel there?) well, I cried
(But why the tears there?) tell you why
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful

I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up, feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun

I'll tell you what I'll do (what will you do?) I'd like to go there now with you
You can miss out school (won't that be cool?) why go to learn the words of fools?

(What will we do there?) we'll get high
(What will we touch there?) we'll touch the sky
(But why the tears there?) I'll tell you why
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful

I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up, feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, hah

It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful, it's all too beautiful


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"Itchycoo Park" as written by Steve Marriott Ronnie Lane

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  • +3
    General CommentIt is indeed about skipping school to get stoned in a park, and of course, about seeing so much beauty everywhere.
    HeyMaryAnneon May 05, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHearing Ichycoo Park makes me want to burn a zilch! Beauticious, man...
    Pooeron June 05, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTimeless '60s...wanna get stoned when I hear this!!
    kevwizon August 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentobviously its about going to a park (illford park, london) and taking LSD, like most things that came out of the 60s. I wish i was there :(
    mrmoo232on January 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAn NPR interview with Ian McLagan confirms Ronnie Lane was the one who had the inspiration for the song, co-written with help from Steve Marriott. "Dreaming spires" was a line borrowed from an Oxford brochure. Though bandmates have offered various locations as the actual park, Ronnie said it was in Ilford, and Steve specified that it was Ilford's Valentines Park.

    What is great about this song, though, is of course less a tribute to the place and more a tribute to the time. It's impossible to listen to this song without somehow being transported to the '60s. Even if you were not around during the era of the counter-cultural revolution in consciousness and empowerment of youth wanting to change the world, you experience it when hearing Itchycoo Park.
    KangNKodoson December 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentItchycoo Park is in England is known for it's stingling nettles
    missantarcticaon April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a song! I love this song and it works so well with visuals.
    floydloveon November 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a simple song. Blissful.
    HeyMaryAnneon May 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWas Itchycoo Park in Ilford or Manor Park ? I think they had a tie to Manor Park due Steve coming from there and the Ruskin Arms being a venue they played in early on. I think the parents of one of the SF's might have run it. SF tribute bands still have an annual bash there.
    Lachlan12on July 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about having diarrhea in the back of a tour bus.
    OddLeggedOswldon August 29, 2016   Link

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