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Uploaded on Feb 11, 2012

Written by Ray Davies, "Days", a song originally released by The Kinks as a single in 1966 is a simple yet poignant masterpiece; this tribute to the late Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 -- 18 December 2000), an English singer-songwriter, is of fair use pursuant to 17 U.S.C. section 107 for nonprofit, educational and only the most respectful purposes incorporated herein.

Kirsty MacColl covered "Days" on her brilliant 1989 album, Kite. Days was released by Kirsty as a single and it reached #12 on the UK singles chart, the same position which it had achieved by The Kinks in 1969 (on its second release). Kirsty's single, "They Don't Know About Us," became a pivotal single for comedian/actress/singer, Tracy Ullman, but failed to showcase Kirsty as a viable artist.

Kirsty MacColl was renown for her vocal faculties which graced many a collaborative effort on recordings by her husband, veteran producer, Steve Lillywhite. One well-known collaboration of hers was with The Pogues on their album, "If I Should Fall From Grace With God." She had some brief success with singles such as "There's A Guy Works Down The Chipshop Swears He's Elvis," yet despite her gift as both a talented lyricist and singer, Kirsty, remained virtually unknown in the US.

With stirring songs as "Mother's Ruin," among many others, Kirsty's death was painful to many musicians who had admired her. Kirsty died valiantly while swimming with her children in Mexico.

Pushing her son to safety, she was sacrificed in the wake of a speed boat. Her untimely demise raised controversy regarding this boating incident in Mexico.

Allegedly owned by a millionaire, the speedboat was operating within a protected swimming area where Kirsty was swimming with her two children. The alleged person commandeering the craft was spared of his prison confinement for a pittance of pesos, $90 USD and about $2000 remuneration paid to her family for their loss.

"Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me.
I'm thinking of the days,
I won't forget a single day, believe me.

I bless the light,
I bless the light that shines on you believe me.
And though you're gone,
You're with me every single day, believe me.

You took my life,
But then I knew that very soon you'd leave me,
But it's all right,
Now I'm not frightened of this world, believe me.

I wish today could be tomorrow,
The night is dark,
It just brings sorrow, let it wait.

Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me.
I'm thinking of the days,
I won't forget a single day, believe me." -- Ray Davies

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