Arizona

Mark Lindsay

About Arizona

"Arizona" is a song written by Kenny Young and recorded in 1969 by Mark Lindsay, a solo effort while still lead singer for Paul Revere and the Raiders. Lindsay was backed by L. A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew. The single peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on 14 February 1970 and was awarded a RlAA Gold Disc in April 1970.


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1998
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She must belong to San Francisco
she must have lost her way (Posted up poster of poncho and Cisco)
one California day
She said she believes in Robin Hood and brotherhood
and colors of green and gray
And all you can do is laugh at her
Doesn't anybody know how to pray

Arizona take off your rainbow shades
Arizona have another look at the world, my my
Arizona cut off your Indian braids
Arizona hey won'tcha go my way

Strip off your pride your acting like a teeny-bopper run away (child)
Scrape off the paint off the face of a
little (town)saint
Arizona take off your hobo shoes
Arizona hey won'tcha go my way

Follow me up to San Francisco (I would be guide your way)
I'll be the Count of Monte Cristo
You'll be the Countess May
You can believe in Robin Hood and brotherhood and (Rolling the ball in the hay)
(I would be reading you an Aesop's fable)
Anything to make you stay
Arizona take off your rainbow shades
Arizona have another look at the world, my my my
Arizona cut off your Indian braids
Arizona (Hey won'tcha) go my way
Arizona take off your hobo shoes
Arizona have another look at the world, my my my

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Mark Lindsay

Mark Lindsay (born March 9, 1942) is an American musician, best known as the singer for the group Paul Revere & the Raiders. more »

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Written by: Kenny Young

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12 facts about this song

Song Release
"Arizona" was released by Mark Lindsay in February 1970 as his debut solo single.
Song Artist
Mark Lindsay is known as the former lead singer of 'Paul Revere & the Raiders', one of the most popular rock groups from the mid-1960s.
Song Chart Success
"Arizona" reached No. 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it one of Lindsay's most successful solo ventures.
Song's Origin
The song was recorded after Lindsay's departure from his former band in an attempt to pursue a solo career.
Album Information
"Arizona" was also the title track of Lindsay's debut solo album, which was released later in 1970.
Song Lyrics
The song lyrics tell the story of a man wanting to return to Arizona, where a girl he cares about lives.
Song Genre
"Arizona" is classified under the genres Psychedelic Pop and Pop-Rock, which were popular styles during that time.
Song Duration
The official run time of "Arizona" by Mark Lindsay is 3 minutes and 6 seconds.
Song Writers
The song was written by Kenny Young, who also wrote numerous other hit songs.
Other Notable Achievements
Lindsay’s song "Silver Bird" was released as a follow-up to "Arizona" and also peaked in the top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Song's Impact
To this day, “Arizona” is still played on classic rock radio stations and appears on numerous compilation albums of hits from the 70s.
Recognition and Awards
Despite its commercial success, "Arizona" didn't win any notable music awards but created a strong fan base for Lindsay's solo career.

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