Like an Old Time Movie

It had been intended that the John Phillips song Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon) would be Scott's follow up song to San Francisco but contractual obligations resulted in The Mamas and Papas recording the song and Scott released Like An Old Time Movie, which was a minor hit, and to this day he is known as a 'one hit wonder'. On stage Scott says that if you are going to be a one hit wonder, San Francisco is the hit to have.

There is a theory that Like An Old Time Movie was not a bigger hit, especially in Europe, because at that time Europeans did not really know what an old time movie was – they didn't have late movies on television.

Lyrics

Every time I see you
It's just because you're blue
You don't really need me
The way that I need you
Don't come on so groovy
You do better mean
You're like an old time movie
One that I already seen

Baby, yes I need your love
But I'm not gonna get this low
Don't you think that I can tell
When you've no place else to go
Could it be you misunderstood

 

When you tried to read my mind
Cause this time you will find
I'm gonna let you go
Every time I see you

You're like an old time movie
Baby, yes I need your love
But I'm not gonna get this low
Don't you think that I can tell
When you've got no place else to go
Could it be you understood
When you tried to read my mind
Cause this time you will find
I'm gonna let you go
Every time I see you