EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Blackberry Way’ – The Move

What was the number one song in the UK on 5th February 1969?

British rock band, The Move was number one with Blackberry Way for 1 week.

Blackberry Way is very clearly inspired by the Beatles’ Penny Lane and let’s be honest, it’s hardly comparable. It’s a little disappointing that a band so obviously tried to copy a song, in an attempt to emulate its success. Its influence is so blatant that Blackberry Way almost becomes a parody of Penny Lane. I can see why people liked it. It’s not an awful song. If Penny Lane didn’t exist, I might even quite like it. However, it does exist, so this song can get in the bin for all I care.

Lyrics

Blackberry way
Absolutely pouring down with rain
It’s a terrible day
Up with the lark
Silly girl I don’t know what to say
She was running away
So now I’m standing on the corner
Lost in the things that I said
What am I supposed to do now

Goodbye blackberry way
I can’t see you, I don’t need you
Goodbye blackberry way
Sure to want me back another day

Down to the park
Overgrowing but the trees are bare
There’s a memory there
Boats on the lake
Unattended now for love to drown
I’m incredibly down
Just like myself they are neglected
Turn with my eyes to the wall
What an I supposed to do now

Goodbye Blackberry Way
I can’t see you, I don’t need you
Goodbye Blackberry Way
Sure to want me back another day

Run for the train
Look behind ya for she may be there
Said a thing in the air
Blackberry Way
See the battlefields of careless sins
Cast to the wind
So full of emptiness without her
Lost in the words that I said
What am I supposed to do now

Goodbye Blackberry Way
I can’t see you, I don’t need you
Goodbye Blackberry Way
Sure to want me back another day

Goodbye Blackberry Way
I can’t see you, I don’t need you
Goodbye Blackberry Way
Sure to want me back another day

Goodbye Blackberry Way
I can’t see you, I don’t need you
Goodbye Blackberry Way
Sure to want me back another day

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