Dance Into The Light

Seb

4/5

Quatre étoiles ! Oui, ça peut paraître beaucoup, mais trois c’était insuffisant. PC est de retour, il a quitté Genesis, il va bien, il est joyeux et ça s’entend. Trop content de pouvoir rejouer de la batterie (il pensait ne plus pouvoir en jouer après avoir joué pendant la tournée Both Sides avec un poignet cassé (il a dit souffrir le martyr chaque fois qu’il frappait la caisse claire et je le crois !). Son médecin lui avait dit que l’os était mort), il a tout joué sur une vraie batterie et pas une seule BAR sur ce disque ! Ça sonne parfois très PC (That’s what you said, Love Police, Oughta know by now) mais rien de bien embêtant. Dance into the light, la chanson titre est une bombe, pareil pour Lorenzo et d’autres comme River so Wide). Lorenzo justement, écrit en hommage à un gamin Africain atteint d’Adrenoleucodystrophie et dont la mère a envoyé les paroles à PC pour qu’il en fasse une chanson. PC a sorti de ses tiroirs des rythmes africains (ça s’entend aussi sur River so wide, d’ailleurs, on a la même impression sur la BO de Tarzan). Au milieu de tout ca, on a deux ballades superbes : It’s in your eyes et surtout The same moon. On trouve aussi une bonne petite chanson qui bouge bien (Take me down) ainsi qu’une chanson rigolote : Wear my hat. Pour finir, PC fait une très belle reprise du classique de Bob Dylan : The times they are a-changin’. En le réorchestrant et en jouant de la cornemuse dessus. Sacrilège pour certains, pas pour moi.

Tracklist

(Collins)

It’s there in the eyes of the children
In the faces smiling in the windows
You can come on out, come on open the doors
Brush away the tears of freedom

Now we’re here, there’s no turning back
We have each other
We have one voice

Hand in hand we will lay the tracks
Because the train is coming to carry you home

Come dance with me
Come on and dance into the light
Everybody dance into the light

There’ll be no more hiding in shadows of fear
There’ll be no more chains to hold you
The future is yours – you hold the key
And there are no walls with freedom

Now we’re here, we won’t go back
We are one world
We have one voice

Side by side we are not afraid
Because the train is coming to carry you home

Come dance with me
Come on and dance into the light
Everybody dance into the light

Do you see the sun – it’s a brand new day
Oh, the world’s in your hands, now use it
What’s past is past, don’t turn around
Brush away the cobwebs of freedom

Now we’re here, there’s no turning back
You have each other
You have one voice

Hand in hand you can lay the tracks
Because the train is coming to carry you home

Come dance with me
Come on and dance into the light
Everybody dance into the light

(Collins)


I remember the night you weren’t at home
Had to work late is what I heard
That’s what you said
I can never forget the way it felt,
you needed some time to work it out,
that’s what you said
and now I feel a fool.

‘Cos late at night I call your name,
I’m wondering what for,
‘cos I’ve seen those other guys
sniffin’ around your door.

Whatever happened to the words
‘Lovers for all eternity?’
That’s what you said,
I was your Romeo, you were my Juliet,
eternally
that’s what you said
and now I feel a fool.

‘Cos late at night I hear your voice
calling out my name,
oh I know it’s just a dream
but every night’s the same.

I carried a torch for you, through the thick and thin
you know it don’t seem right that I won’t see you again
No no

Late at night I call your name,
I’m wondering what for,
‘cos I keep seeing those other guys
sniffin’ around your door.

I carried a torch for you through the wind and rain
I’ll never forget you, but I won’t see you again
No no

I thought your friends all liked me
I thought I fitted in just right,
that’s what you said.
Soon I’ll be gone and you’ll be free,
you can go find the things that you want.
That’s what you said
and I won’t feel a fool

‘cos late at night I still call your name,
I’m wondering what for,
‘cos I keep seeing those other guys
sniffin’ around your door.

What for?

(Music – Collins/Lyrics – Michaela Odone)
Once upon a time I made a lion roar –
he was sleeping in the sunbeams on the old zoo floor.
I had gone to see the park where my papa used to play,
it’s called called Villa Borghese and it’s on the way
to East Africa.

Down on Grand Comoro Island, where I grew past four,
I could swim and fish and snorkel on the ocean floor,
and the wind laughed, and the wind laughed through the trees as if to say,
here’s a child who’ll want the world to go his way
in East Africa, in East Africa.

Suddenly for me the world turned upside down –
far from my friends the lions and the dolphins came this awful sound.

Dark shadows, sounds of thunder raging over me,
came this monster called ‘A-dre-no-leu-ko-dys-tro-phy’
Where’s my East Africa?

Well they said, they said, they said (the ones who know it all)
they said from now on for you there will be no more standing tall,
so I took my parents’ hands, I lifted my head to say
I’ll just have to be a hero, there’s no other way!
Back to East Africa
Back to East Africa
Back to East Africa
Come with me I’m going back, going back to East Africa.

(Collins)
Father comes home ‘cos his money’s run out –
seems a little loose tonight, he starts to shout.

Dinner’s not on the table, seems mother’s not able,
she’s staring at the TV.

You can smell it on his breath, feel it in his touch,
he never meant to hit her hard, but he’s like that when he’s had too much.

It’s just another story ’bout going too far,
it’s just another story ’bout going too far.

Well the kid’s at school, she’s getting good grades,
but the peer pressure’s starting now – too bad, she had it made.

Seems there’s always someone trying to push you to do something, you know, ain’t the way they told you to –
it’s hard to see
the things you taught her, how to be, it’s like you told her nothing, selective memory.

Come on try it, it’s just a smoke, ain’t gonna kill you, so she takes a toke –
fade to grey.

It’s just another story ’bout going too far,
it’s just another story ’bout going too far.

Well the guys at work seemed OK, they’d buy you a drink, get you laid, what’s wrong with that?

Why’d they have more money than you, expensive cars, expensive clothes, d’you ever think of what they do?

At night they’re out, shakin’ people down, when they’re walking together seems they own the town.

But hey, who’s gonna talk, you are their alibi, don’t turn around, don’t ask questions, just walk –

It’s just another story ’bout going too far,
it’s just another story ’bout going too far.

(Collins)

Sometimes I lie awake, wondering if I’ll make it out of here,
but the wind blows round my heels, so I stay
I remember lying there, wishing I could be someone else
trying to find somehow to get away.

If I asked him nicely d’you think he’s show me how to fly,
‘cos the dust has weighed my wings down, and I’m too tired to try.

Sometimes I sit here hearing voices in my head
I try to understand, to make some sense.
I wonder if I had to, would I lie to save myself?
A plea of guilty, but self defence.

If I asked him nicely d’you think he’d show me how?
I’m sure he’s out there listening, but he’s too tied up right now to try

Try, all of my sins
‘cos I can’t stop now,
just don’t leave me behind.

Sometimes I lie awake, wondering if I’ll get out of here,
but the words stick in my throat and I stay.
I remember lying there, wishing I could be someone else,
trying to find somehow to get away

If I asked him nicely d’you think he’s show me how to fly,
‘cos the dust has weighed my wings down, and I’m too tired to try.

(Collins)

She came looking for me with her arms open wide,
like some long lost friend of mine.

She said ‘Excuse me, but do you remember me ?’
I said ‘No, I don’t believe I do’
So she looked me up and down
and undressed me with her eyes,
then she said ‘You’ve got everything I need, you’ve got everything I want’

So I said ‘OK,

you can wear my hat,
you can have my coat,
you can take my shirt
‘cos I don’t need it.
You can wear my shoes,
you can take my socks,
come on take my bag it’s yours

If you love it,
you can have it if you love it,
ain’t no problem if you love it,
come on take it if you love it.

So her friend came up to me
with a pen and paper in her hand,
expressing some interest in the number of my room,
She said ‘Excuse me, but do you remember me? ‘
I said ‘No,’ she said ‘Can I appeal to you?’

So I looked her up and down
and realising her insinuations I blushed
she said ‘Listen babe you don’t know me,
no you don’t know me but you owe me,

and I love you,
yes I love you,
put your arms around me ‘cos I love you,
I got all your records and I love you’

So I suggested

you can wear my hat,
you can have my coat,
you can take my shirt
‘cos I don’t need it.
You can wear my shoes,
you can take my socks,
come on take my bag it’s yours

If you love it,
you can have it if you love it,
ain’t no problem if you love it,
come on take it if you love it.

Well later on that day this guy came to me
with a scrap of paper in his hand
he said ‘Hey buddy can you sign your name for me?’
I said ‘Why, do I owe you money?’ He said ‘No’
I said ‘Listen pal do I know you? Have we ever met?
Why do you want my name on this little piece of paper?

He said ‘I love you,
I don’t know you but I love you,
like my brother I love you,
put your arms around me ‘cos I love you’

I said ‘Hey let’s not rush things

you can wear my hat,
you can have my coat,
you can take my shirt
‘cos I don’t need it.
You can wear my shoes,
you can take my socks,
come on take my bag it’s yours

If you love it,
you can have it if you love it,
ain’t no problem if you love it,
come on take it if you love it.

You can wear my hat,
You can wear my hat,
You can wear my hat,
Come on wear my hat.’

(Collins)

It’s in your eyes,
the love you hide away.
You can’t disguise
the things you feel, the thing you say

If you just call my name
any time at all, I’ll be there.

I don’t know why,
the way you’re falling away from me.
I can’t describe
it’s how it feels, it’s what I see.

If you just call my name
anytime at all,
anytime at all,
anytime at all, I’ll be there.

I look around, all I see is you
but you gotta tell me that you want me too.
Look at me, you’re all that I need, it’s true.

I’m here, just call my name
anytime at all, I’ll be there.

I look around, all I see is you
but you gotta tell me that you want me too.
Look at me, you’re all that I need, it’s true.

I can’t disguise
the love I wait for you to share
I can’t deny
if you reach out and touch my hand it’s there.

Or just call my name,
anytime at all,
anytime at all,
anytime at all, I’ll be there.

(Collins)

You oughta know by now
that a man can’t hold on forever,
so why do you keep waiting here
when you know it makes me want you more?

You oughta know by now
how it fells to be loved,
so why d’you keep me hanging here,
with this stone around my heart, dragging me down, down, down

when all I’m trying to do is trying to get next to you, let me in, let me in.

You oughta know by now
or maybe someone should show you
that a man needs to be loved
and even in this man’s world
with you it don’t come easy

You oughta know by now
that no man can sleep at night
with a burning in his heart
that would tear this man apart
take me out of my misery,

‘cos all I’m trying to do is trying to get next to you, let me in, let me in.

You oughta know by now
just how good it feels to be wanted,
and no man could love you more,
so why can’t you show me something,
just a little bit of something?

You oughta know by now
all the things a man has to do in his life,
and all these things I do
you know that I do it all for you, I do it all for you.

‘Cos all I’m trying to do is trying to get next to you,
yes all I’m trying to do is trying to get next to you.

Let me in, let me in,
Let me in your heart.

(Collins)

Seems I’ve lingered too long in the darkness
unlock the door, turn the light on and wait.
I should know better than to rest on a promise
but this body before you has seen too much pain.

Take me down, take me down to the water,
take my hand, learn me all I should know.
Here I am, I’m waiting for you
just give me a sign, oh feet please don’t fail me now.

It’s at this time we feel the emotion,
nothing is wasted, nothing is lost.
I’m sure that I’ve been here before sometime
some bridges are reached but never are crossed.

Take me down, take me down to the water,
take my hand, learn me all I should know.
Here I am, I’m waiting for you
just give me a sign, oh feet please don’t fail me now.

Take me down, take me down to the water,
take my hand, learn me all I should know.
Here I am, I’m waiting for you
just give me a sign, oh feet please don’t fail me now.

Don’t fail me now
‘cos it’s out of my control.
I’m coming with you,
I’m right beside you,
oh feet don’t fail me now.

Seems I’ve lingered too long in the darkness
unlock the door, turn the light on and wait.
I should know better than to rest on a promise
but this body before you has seen too much pain.

Take me down, take me down to the water,
take my hand, learn me all I should know.
Here I am, I’m waiting for you
just give me a sign, don’t let me go.
Take me down, take me down to the water,
take my hand, learn me all I should know.
Here I am, I’m waiting for you
just give me a sign, oh feet please don’t fail me now.

(Collins)

When the daylight comes and I look across the room,
I see you’re gone.
As the morning breaks and I reach to hold your hand
I can see, see I’m the only one.
Well, your clothes are gone and your bags are packed
but the bed’s still warm where you lay
now I need your love to come shining through
to carry me, come carry me away.

If you choose a time, I’ll catch the moon
I’ll see you there
from wherever I am, wherever you are
we’ll find somewhere.
I see the same stars in the same sky
shining down on you,
I’ll be looking up from wherever I am
and it’s you I’ll see if you’re looking too.

There’ll be days that’ll seem much longer,
some nights will seem so cold,
But I see hope on the horizon
and it’s gotta come soon – please don’t be too long,
don’t be too long.

If you choose a time, we can catch the moon
I’ll see you there
Whenever it is, from wherever you are
oh we’ll find, yes we’ll find somewhere.
are you looking at the same moon?

(Collins)

If we can cross at the place that divides us.
cross the river, the river so wide,
if we can smother the pain that’s inside us,
deny the demons that wait by our side,
we can find, find the light

Our nights are filled with the light of the same moon,
we share the comfort of the same stars.
Our days are bright with the light of the same sun,
that don’t matter, can’t you see what we are,
what we are, what we become?

Keep our sights on the way ahead,
don’t look back, it won’t help us now.
The storm we left so far behind
seems a dark memory that starts to fade,
but till we see the light we will not be safe.

We all sink or swin in the same ocean,
break our skin and we will bleed
our minutes pass with the same motion,
we face the same danger, we share the same needs,
we’re all the same, you and me.

Keep our sights on the way ahead,
don’t look back, that won’t help us now.
Upstream, the river gets too wide
so we must build that bridge right here,
‘cos if we wait we will not reach the other side.
See under that clear blue sky
the winds of change are blowing hard and long,
and they’ll not stop to rest ‘cos the change is gonna come

Our nights are filled with the light of the same moon,
we share the comfort of the same stars.
Our days are bright with the light of the same sun,
that don’t matter, can’t you see what we are,
what we are, what we become?

Keep our sights on the way ahead,
don’t look back, it won’t help us now.
‘cos upstream the river gets too wide
and if we don’t build that bridge right here, right now,
you know we’ll never ever reach the other side.

(Collins)

Well it’s a long, long road when you’re out there alone,
no matter what side you’re on,
but there’s a heart of gold behind the smile
and it brought me to where I belong.

‘Cos I’d set my sights on finding you
and I’m staying forever, you know it’s true
Yes I’d set my sights on finding you
don’t be lonely tonight, we can make it alright

No matter what you say,
no matter who you are,
love always finds a way
finds a way to your heart.

Well it’s a cold lonely road, but you can survive
no matter which way you choose,
and as long as there’s life behind these eyes
I’m here with you, win or lose.

If you let your light shine on through
someone will come round to pull you through,
yes just let your light shine on through,
don’t be lonely tonight, you can make it alright.

Just hold my hand,
come with me a while, I’ll make you smile.
Just hold my hand
there’s someone who loves you, it’s me, oh it’s me.

No matter what you say,
no matter who you are,
love always finds a way
finds a way to your heart.

It’s alright that you cry if you’re lonely sometime,
no matter who’s by your side,
‘cos the love that you look for is inside us all,
but it’s something you have to find

And I’d set my sights on finding you
and I’m staying forever, you know it’s true.
Yes I’d set all my sights on findingyou
don’t be lonely tonight, we can make it alright.

No matter what you say,
no matter who you are,
love always finds a way
finds a way to your heart.

(Bob Dylan)

Come gather ’round people wherever you roam,
and admit that the waters around you have grown,
and accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone
if your time to you is worth savin’
then you better start swimmin’
or you’ll sink like a stone
for the times they are a-changin’

Come writers and critics who prophecise with your pen
and keep your eyes wide,
the chance won’t come again,
and don’t speak too soon
for the wheel’s still in spin
and there’s no tellin’ who
that it’s namin’
for the loser now
will be later to win
for the times they are a-changin’

Come senators, congressmen,
please heed the call
don’t stand in the doorway,
don’t block the hall,
for he that’ gets hurt
will be he who has stalled,
there’s a battle
outside and it’s ragin’
it’ll soon shake your windows
and rattle your walls
for the times they are a-changin’

Come mothers and fathers
throughout the land,
and don’t criticize
what you can’t understand
your sons and your daughters
are beyond your command,
your old road is rapidly agin’,
please get out of the new one
if you can’t lend your hand
for the times they are a-changin’

The line it is drawn,
the curse it is cast,
the slow one now will
later be fast,
as the present now
will later be past
the order is rapidly fadin’
and the first one now
will later be last
for the times they are a-changin’

Extra Moves - Disque Bonus

1 : Dance into the light (Live)
2 : Just Another Story (Live)
3 : Wear My Hat (Live)
4 : River So Wide (Live)
5 : Take Me Down (Live)
6 : Lorenzo (Demo)
7 : That’s What You Said (Demo)
8 : Another Time
9 : It’s Over
10 : I Don’t Want To Go

Infos générales

Produit par Phil Collins & Hugh Padgham
Ingénieur du son Hugh Padgham
Assistant : Simon Osborne
Mixé par Hugh Padgham & Phil Collins

« Il n’y a pas de boite à rythme sur celui là !! »

Sorti en Octobre 1996

Singles:
Septembre 96 Dance into the light/Take me down
Decembre 96 It’s in your eyes/Don’t want to go
Juillet 97 Wear my hat