FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Needle in a Haystack’ The Twilights (1966)

The Twilights were an Australian rock band that formed in Adelaide in 1964. Alongside The Easybeats and The Masters Apprentices, The Twilights are widely considered to be one of the most significant Australian rock groups of the 1960s. During their run, they were noted for being on top of current musical trends, regularly covering British and American rock hits in their early repertoire.

Lyrics below

Originally released by US Velvelettes in 1964

Well well, I once believed all fellas were nice
But girls, listen to me, take my advice
Girls, you’d better get yourselves onto my track
‘Cause findin’ a good man, girls, is like findin’ a
(Needle in a haystack)
What did I say, girls? (Needle in a haystack)
(She-doop, she-doop, la la)
(She-doop, she-doop, la la)

Girls, those fellas are sly, slick & shy
So don’t you ever let ’em get you starry-eyed
Well, you may think their love is true
But they’ll walk right over you
Now girls, you should know these things right off the back
‘Cause findin’ a good man, girls, is like findin’ a
(Needle in a haystack)
What did I say, girls? (Needle in a haystack)
(She-doop, she-doop, la la)
(She-doop, she-doop, la la)

Now girls, I say I’m tellin’ you the natural facts
‘Cause findin’ a good man, girls, is like findin’ a
(Needle in a haystack)
What did I say, girls? (Needle in a haystack)

I’m tellin’ you, girls, you’d better look before you leap
Still water sometimes runs very deep
You’ll be sorry when you just jump
& do justice passed by love
Girls, you should know these things right off the back
‘Cause findin’ a good man, girls, is like findin’ a
(Needle in a haystack)
What did I say, girls? (Needle in a haystack)

I say you’d better take heed (needle in a haystack)
Listen to me (needle in a haystack)

You’d better play hard to get
Or you’re gonna regret
The day you were born, girl
When he leaves you alone, girl
Good guys are like findin’ a (needle in a haystack)
Girls, they’re like findin’ a (needle in a haystack)


Don Matthews
June 2021




Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

2 thoughts on “FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Needle in a Haystack’ The Twilights (1966)

  1. Many bands came out of Adelaide, and Gawd help us, Elizabeth. Jimmy Barnes paints a harrowing picture of the joys of life in Gepps Cross hostel and Elizabeth in one of his books. His singing in the INXS cover of the Easybeats’ good Times’ kinda sounds fuelled by a LOT of anger, understandably!

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