Just Like Me (Paul Revere and the Raiders)

22 JANUARY 1966


Paul Revere and the Raiders’ very solid bit of quality garage rock, ‘Just Like Me’, was at its peak position of #11 on the US Billboard charts this week. It was taken from their album 'Just Like Us'.

The Raiders were the most successful of the garage rock bands from the north-west US scene, and had a string of reasonable hits into the early 1970s (including a #1).

The video above shows them dressed in their trademark Revolutionary War attire while engaging in their usual zany goofball onstage antics. This kind of shtick seems lame (and annoying) today, but it was an approach that earned them several hundred TV appearances, including performing as themselves in an episode of the ‘Batman’ series. It probably also prevented them from being taking too seriously as a rock act, which is a shame because they had one of the heavier guitar sounds of the mid '60s.

B-side: 'B.F.D.R.F. Blues' 
Released: 1965
Highest chart position: #11 (US)
Length: 2:23
Label: Columbia
Writers: Rick Dey and Rich Brown

Just Like Me (Paul Revere and the Raiders)

'It's just like me
To say to you
Love me do
And I'll be true

And what I'd like
For you to say
Is you'll come home
To me each day

Now you'll be my girl
That's what I want
Just you sweet girl
And not a front

It's just like me
To feel so blue
And fall so much
In love with you

It's just like me
It's just like me
I'm just your fool
That's all I'll be

But it's just like you
To say goodbye
And leave me all
Alone to cry, waaa

It's just like me
To say to you
Love me do
And I'll be true

And what I'd like
For you to say
Is that you'll love me
Here each day

It's just like me
It's just like me
I'm your fool
That's how I'll be

But it's just like you
To say goodbye
And leave me alone
Alone to cry

It's just like me
It's just like me...'