May 9, 2021

The Song Is Over

Nicky Hopkins plays piano. This was never played onstage due to its complexity, and it quotes from ‘Pure and Easy’ in its final bars. Completed at Olympic on May 11, 1971.

[In 1967, Pete wrote a song for the never-finished rock opera Rael called "Party Piece For Rael." The opening line of the song is "She was the first song I ever sang." "The Song Is Over" was to be the finale to the Lifehouse movie, beginning as Bobby and the crowd vanish and continuing through the end credits. Pete’s original demo was released on his 1999 solo album Lifehouse Chronicles.]