Change

Seb

5/5

À la première écoute, j’ai été déçu. À la deuxième j’ai été interpellé. À la troisième écoute, j’ai été impressionné. À la quatrième écoute, j’ai été conquis. Je pensais ranger ce disque très vite au placard, mais il a fallu que je m’y habitue et je l’écoute maintenant avec beaucoup de plaisir, énormément même. Des morceaux comme Goodbye Baby Blue, Change ou Another Day sont des ultras classiques de Ray, mais vraiment rien n’est à jeter. Et puis il y a quelques joyaux qui demandent plus d’écoutes encore, comme She Fades Away ou Believe. Attention, ce n’est pas le disque du siècle, mais c’est un très bon disque, qui passe très très bien et qu’on écoute avec beaucoup de plaisir.

Tracklist

(Ray Wilson)

(Instrumental)

(Wilson)

She arrived so unexpectedly, with a thousand untold truths
Hidden in behind a smile, you couldn’t see through
And all those frown lines on her forehead
Disappeared before my eyes
She told me I’d arrived, just in time

And you could see it in her face
There was more than meets the eye
Something hidden all those years and hidden deep inside

So Goodbye Baby Blue
Goodbye Baby Blue
I spent so long thinking of you

She would lie awake, every night I’d hear her cry
Her mind in slow decay, I guess she couldn’t take goodbye

So Goodbye Baby Blue
Goodbye Baby Blue
It’s been so long, I’m thinking of you

So Goodbye Baby Blue
Goodbye Baby Blue
It’s been so long, I’m thinking of you

I’m thinking of you

(Wilson)

Making the most of it
Turning a light up and
Breaking the back of a
Killing the negative
Finding the faith isn’t
As much as I’d like it to be
Follow the path set by
Somebody else’s hand
Craving addiction and
Living in fear of me

But I don’t think that I can change
I’ve been feeling this way for so long now
And this feeling inside still remains
I aint gonna change
Aint gonna change

Bent on destruction I
Have no intention
Black into day into
Dark into Night I go
Blaming myself like I
I’m in control of it
I Turn it around for a
Just for the fun of it
Back to the start I go
I Wish I had learned from you

But I don’t think that I can change
I’ve been feeling this way for so long now
And this feeling inside still remains
I aint gonna change
Aint gonna change

(Steve Wilson)

Yes I found heaven and I can take you there
And I found a reason but you don’t care
So turn your back don’t look round close your eyes make no sound are you leaving?
Close the door like before turn around are you sure that you mean it?
And you can take another step along the way

Just keep your eyes on the road
That lies before you
Take advice from a fool
Who chose to ignore you
And choose the side of the fence that you sit and just keep crossing that bridge

Take it or leave it
The decision is yours now
Is it time to get even or time to just go now?

But as you’re breaking free you mean nothing to me just a memory
And the memories will fade just like tides drift away to the sea

Keep your eyes on the road that lies before you
Take advice from a fool
Who chose to ignore you
And choose the side of the fence that you sit
Just believe in it now
And walk away from the world you don’t fit
And just keep crossing that bridge.

Keep your eyes on the road that lies before you
Take advice from a fool
Who chose to ignore you
And choose the side of the fence that you sit
Just believe in it now
And walk away from the world you don’t fit
But just keep crossing that bridge

Yes I found Heaven

(Wilson)

Don’t talk to me
It’s time to walk away and make it easy
Cause I can’t see clear
And the further away you go, the more I want you near

I Wish It Was Yesterday
How I wish it was yesterday

I can’t erase, I’ve been thinking about you every day
Place faith in me
I just find this all so hard to believe

I wish it was yesterday. Cause you’d be in my life again
I just wish it was yesterday, putting wrongs to right again
I wish it was yesterday
Today is only just another day without

We watched the sun go down
Stayed out in the rain
We’d talk all night
And dream all day

And why I wish it was yesterday? Cause you’d be in my life again
I just wish it was yesterday putting wrongs to right again
I wish it was yesterday
Today is only just another day without

That’s why I wish it was yesterday, Cause you’d be in my life again
I wish it was yesterday, so the sun would shine again
I just wish it was yesterday
Today is only just another day without

Another Day Without

(Wilson)

Lets all go down to the beach
Breathe in the air, take in the sun

Lie there trying not to notice
What goes on around you
Buried and unseen

I know it wasn’t done on purpose
It rests beneath the surface
Hidden from your view

Lets all stroll into the sea
Washing away the memories

Try to stop yourself from drowning all the fears surrounding
Everyone you meet
They know
They don’t know I think so
Heaven waits an answer
Prayers are seldom heard

I know it wasn’t done on purpose
It rests beneath the surface
Hidden from your view
They know
They don’t know I think so
Heaven waits an answer
Prayers are seldom heard

(Wilson)

Just when I was getting over you
You appeared from out of nowhere
A little older and wiser
But I’m at pains to believe in you

I can’t imagine you’d remember me
You never did spend much time thinking about me
And time will not erase
Oh that memory
It won’t erase the memory

Cry if you want to and don’t cry if you don’t want to
You can cry if you want to and don’t cry if you don’t want to cry

You seem a little heavy round the eyes
Another line or two on that ageing forehead of yours
But you know just what to do
To reel me in
You always throw me back again

Cry if you want to don’t cry if you don’t want to
You can cry if you want to and don’t cry if you don’t want to
You can cry if you want to and don’t cry if you don’t want to

I blame me
I should have known much better than this
Cause inside I believe
Only for you

Cry if you want to don’t cry if you don’t want to
Cry if you want to and don’t cry if you don’t want to

You can cry if you want to and don’t cry if you don’t want to
Cry if you want to and don’t cry if you don’t want to

Cry if you want to don’t cry if you don’t want to

You can cry if you want to and don’t cry if you don’t want to
Cry if you want to don’t cry if you don’t want to cry

(Wilson)

It was faith that brought me here
Conversation of the year
You talked so much but nothing said
Empty words just fill my head

I can’t lie
But I could try

You’re beautiful
Beautiful
A beautiful child

Little by little you fade away
I’m just living for the next day
With that in mind, I say goodbye

To beautiful
Beautiful
Beautiful
Beautiful child

So as I’m trying to understand
Just move on to the next man

I can’t lie
But I could try

You’re Beautiful
Beautiful
Beautiful
A beautiful child

Nan Na Na na na na na

You’re Beautiful
Beautiful
Beautiful
A beautiful child
Nan Na Na na na na na

Shut Up

(Steve Wilson)

She says the feelings won’t slip away, Yeah
And he says, she never felt them anyway

She stares out of the window the world just walks on by
The faces she won’t meet, she won’t even try
And she fades away
She fades away, just fades away
Like a smile upon her face, disappears without a trace
She fades away

She lies there in the darkness
The moon lights up her face, yeah
Her breath steams up the window, her smile seems out of place
Strange how she feels just fine, can’t feel the pain this time
She lets the moment pass
And it seems so far away but the memory’s here to stay
In the bottom of her glass and she fades away
She fades away, just fades away
Like a smile upon her face disappears without a trace
She fades away

She says she’s hoping that her time will never come
Turn and face it or to turn around and run
She lies there thinking has the moment passed her by
But never thinks to ask the reason why
And she fades away

She fades away
Just fades away
Like a smile upon her face
Disappears without a trace
She fades away
She fades away
Just fades away

(Steve Wilson)

I look for you there
I look for you there
This dream won’t let me in
This dream won’t let me in

(Wilson)

She said I like the way you smile at me
Always makes me feel so young
And that’s the difference between you and all the other ones

She kept a note of all the things he said
In a diary hidden under her bed
And every now and then she’d sleep with it held in her hand
Pretend he was there

And that’s all that she believes in
Lives her life pretending one day
He’ll come home again
Don’t think she’ll ever lose that feeling
Until the day

Until there’s nothing left in front of you
Until there’s nothing left that you can do
Until regret remains the parting view
Forget it

She said I like the way you smile at me
I just know that I should hold on
And that’s the difference between
Me and all the other ones

And that’s all that she believes in
Lives her life pretending one day
He’ll come home again
Don’t think she’ll ever lose that feeling
Until the day

Until there’s nothing left in front of you
Until there’s nothing left that you can do
Until regret remains the parting view
Forget it

Until there’s nothing left in front of you
Until there’s nothing left that you can do
Until regret remains the parting view
Forget it

(Wilson)

Some things disappear inside, should I try to run away
If I could I would escape you
I won’t argue anymore, I have lost the will to be
Hope you don’t think I’m ungrateful?
Why, why are you laughing?
Is it something that I said?

I don’t like this place at all, makes me wonder what I’m here for
Someone take this pain away
Dying to see another day

Close the curtains lock the door, left my note upon the stair
In the hope you wouldn’t read it
Fake emotions in my head, everything I’ve seen and read
Can’t begin to find a reason

I don’t like this place at all, makes me wonder what I’m here for
Someone take this pain away
Dying to see another day
And I don’t want to be your friend, or pretend I can fit into
I’m incensed, I’m blown away
Dying to see another day

(Wilson)

(Instrumental)

(Wilson)

Sister I’m depending on your strength to help me through it all
And foresight to make sure I find my way
Colours paint the photograph the picture isn’t always black
For deep within I know I’m flying high

Oh li la li la li

Substance is what makes me strong and blind faith helps me carry on
Without it I can only ever dream
Bewildered now I find myself though clearly I can see a wealth
Of wisdom that lives deep within my soul

The sun shines down into the garden
It helps the seeds to grow
Rain in June, makes it much harder
When rain turns into snow

And I’m bored to hell
With all this negative
It makes me want to shout it out

Don’t forget, don’t even try to
Help the feelings grow
I feel alive the passion never dies
There never can be failure
Which only goes to show

Gouranga

The sun shines down into the garden
It helps the seeds to grow
I’m still alive the passion never dies
There never can be failure
Which only goes to show.

(Steve Wilson)

Where were you when I needed you?
The fear that I would call out to despite
You

Lying staring at my feelings across some sacred crowd
An endless search for anger
This silence is too loud
Do I have no strength?

Oh Oh
There’s a long way to go
Oh Oh
A long way

From the black of night
My darkness fades to grey
Like the ramblings of a fool
There was nothing I could say

My spirit it was broken
My body it was weak
The truth comes from a liar, whose promises I keep
I promise to keep them

Oh Oh
There’s a long way to go
Oh Oh
There’s a long way

There’s a lonely place I fear, I can taste it it’s so near
I feel it surround me
I think that’s its here,
I think that it’s here,
I know that it’s here

Like an endless search for truth, nothing left to hold on to
Here alone it gets so dark, so dark
Oh Oh

She came to me like a hurricane crashing through the trees
Lifted me like a fires dancing embers in the night
My spirit it was broken my body it was weak
Do I have no strength ?

(Wilson)

Must I be forced to remember?
You aren’t meant for me
Oh how I tried, but it wasn’t to be
I’m so alone
Fate to me is recognised
The nights are spent alone

Cool Cool Water
Cool Cool Cool Water

It takes me back
I thought it was gone
You teased me
You held me close

The pain in my life goes unrecognised
Nights are spent alone

Cool cool Water
Cool cruel cruel water
Cruel cruel Water
Cool cruel water

Stay
The dawn of time
Close
Love
Hold
Me
Love
Me
Watch the garden catch the sun

Cool Cruel Cruel water
Cool Cool Cool Water
Cruel Cruel Cruel Water
Cruel Cruel Cruel Water

Infos générales

Produit par Ray Wilson
Ingénieur du son, programmation et mixage : Uncle Jack
Enregistré à Jaggy Thorn Studio, Edinburgh et Brooklyn Broadcast, New York
Mastering par Mark Finlay et David Taylor

Ray Wilson : chant, guitare, basse, orgue « bouche », piano, cordes
Steve Wilson : guitare et coeurs
Amanda Lyon : chant
Nir Z : batterie et percussion
Brian Mc Alpine : accordeon
Andy Hess : basse
Irvine Duguid : orgue hammond, wurlitzer et cordes
Taj Wyzgowski : guitare, guitare slide, mandoline
Paul Holmes : claviers et cordes
John Haimes : basse
Adam Holtzman : wurlitzer
James Mckintosh : percussion
Jenny Gardner : violon
David Paton : basse
Ornette Clennon : Clarinette

Sorti en avril 2003

Single :
Mars 2003 – Change/Gouranga
Septembre 2003 – Goodbye baby blue