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Mecca Lyrics

Artist: Gene Pitney

(opening instrumental--chiefly Indian fakir's flute)

I live on the West side, she lives on the East side of the stree-ee-eet
And though they say that East is East and West is West
And never the twain shall meet
Each morning I face her window and pray that our love can be
'cause that brownstone house where my baby lives
Is Mecca (Mecca, Mecca, Mecca) Mecca (Mecca, Mecca) to me-e-e-e-e-e.

Oh she's my dream goddess and her ruby lips are so div-i-ine
And though her folks say we're too young to know of love
I worship at her shrine
Each morning I face her window and pray that our love can be
'cause that brownstone house where my baby lives
Is Mecca (Mecca, Mecca, Mecca) Mecca (Mecca, Mecca) to me-e-e-e-e-e.

(instrumental interlude-chiefly guitar)

Each morning I face her window and pray that our love can be
'cause that brownstone house where my baby lives
Is Mecca (Mecca, Mecca, Mecca) Mecca (Mecca, Mecca) to me-e-e-e-e-e.

(ending instrumental-chiefly Indian fakir's flute)

Comments/Interpretations

by Randy Williams on 2/15/2010 6:57am
One of the best pop vocalists and writers from Brill.
by rfrazer2@gmail.com on 2/21/2011 7:44pm
I like this song since I first heard it long ago. I wonder what Islamic people would say, about the use of the word Mecca. It doesn't take much to offend anyone today, even with an innocent love song.
by Don on 10/10/2012 1:45am
I have also liked this song and many of Gene Pitney's other songs. Coincidentally, I also wondered if the use of "mecca" was considered offensive so I looked up the meaning of the word in the dictionary as I believed that it meant more than just the city in Saudi Arabia. Mecca is a "Goal of aspiration, place revered as a birthplace of a faith or policy." It fits the song as a goal of aspiration.
by Rock on 3/21/2015 11:41am
Got to #5 in MA in '63, then faded away unfortunately. Great to hear this song again.
by john mostyn. on 2/14/2018 10:29pm
What a very unusually high voice this great singer had .At a guess with my music knowledge I'd say he'd have to have been a male alto voice like Neil Sedaka, TOM jones, even Roy Orbison as these types of singers were so high and also Del Shannon .The most difficult type of music you can try to sing with the highs that you can get. In the male voice alto is the highest and to the female it's the opposite. What great voices we used to have but I'm afraid nearly all gone now .Elvis of course will always be numero uno.
by Purple Tooth on 3/5/2019 3:37pm
My husband asked, "Where's your dog?"
I replied, "Facing Mecca". She loved the
girl across the street. After, I wondered
about what I'd said, derived from Gene
Pitney's lyrics. I looked up about song &
a "coveted aspiration" certainly fit. I hope
it wasn't offensive to any group. Don't
people say "it was Heaven"....so what!








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