The Guess Who - No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature




"No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature" is a song by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who. It was released on their 1970 album American Woman, and was released on the B-side of the "American Woman" single without the "New Mother Nature" section.


According to Randy Bachman, the inspiration for the song arose after an incident when he was visiting California. He was walking down the street with a stack of records under his arm, when he saw three "tough-looking biker guys" approaching. He felt threatened and was looking for a way to cross the street onto the other sidewalk when a little car pulled up to the men. A woman about 5 feet tall got out of the car, shouting at one of them, asking where he'd been all day, that he had left her alone with the kids, didn't take out the trash, and was down here watching the girls. The man was suddenly alone when his buddies walked away. Chastened, he got in the car as the woman told him before pulling away: "And one more thing, you ain't getting no sugar tonight". The words stuck in Bachman's memory.[




Lyrics


Lonely feeling deep inside

Find a corner where I can hide

Silent footsteps crowding me

Sudden darkness but I can see


No sugar tonight in my coffee

No sugar tonight in my tea

No sugar to stand beside me

No sugar to run with me


In the silence of her mind

Quiet movements where I can find

Grabbing for me with her eyes

Now I'm falling from her skies


No sugar tonight in my coffee

No sugar tonight in my tea

No sugar to stand beside me

No sugar to run with me


Jocko says yes, and I believe him

When we talk about the things I say

She hasn't got the faith or the guts to leave him

When they're standing in each other's way

You're tripping back now to places you've been to

You wonder what you're gonna find

You know you've been wrong but it won't be long

Before you leave 'em all far behind


'Cause it's the new Mother Nature taking over

It's the new splendid lady come to call

It's the new Mother Nature taking over

She's gettin' us all

She's gettin' us all


Jocko said no, when I came back last time

It's looking like I lost a friend

No use callin' 'cause the sky is fallin'

And I'm getting pretty near the end

A smoke-filled room in a corner basement

The situation must be right

A bag of goodies and a bottle of wine

We're gonna get it on right tonight


'Cause it's the new Mother Nature taking over

It's the new splendid lady come to call

It's the new Mother Nature taking over

She's gettin' us all

She's getting' us all


Jocko says yes and I believe him

(Deep inside) when we talk about the things I say

(Find a corner) she hasn't got the faith or the guts to leave him

(Where I can hide)when they're standin' in each other's way

(Silent footsteps) you're driven back now to places you've been to

(Crowdin' me) you're wonderin' what you're gonna find

(Sudden darkness) you know you've been wrong and it won't be long

(But I can see) before you leave 'em all far behind


'Cause it's the new Mother Nature takin' over

It's the new splendid lady come to call

It's the new Mother Nature takin' over

She's gettin' us all, yeah, she's gettin' us all


Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow (Mother Nature)

Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow (nature)

Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow (sugar)

Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow (sugar)

Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow (sugar)

Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow (nature)

Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow



Songwriters: Burton Cummings / Randy Bachmann

No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature lyrics © BMG Rights Management






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