Hello I Must Be Going

Seb

5/5

Après l’énorme succès commercial de Face Value, et après l’enregistrement de la tournée Abacab avec Genesis, Philou récidive avec Hello I must be going… même ambiance, même qualité, rien à jetter. Le disque commence avec I don’t care anymore dans lequel Phillou règle ses comptes et hurle sa rage, le tout amplifié par une batterie omniprésente qui martèle accompagnant à merveille PC dans sa détresse. Soufflé. Après un début comme ca, on se demande vraiment si la suite va être à la hauteur ! Et bien Oui !!! I cannot believe it’s true, Like China etc… tout du très bien, du très très fort. Des rythmes et des cuivres très PC, mais pas trop, contrairement à Thunder and Lightning. C’est original, c’est puissant, c’est rythmé, bref, c’est excellent. Ca continue comme ca avec un reprise : You can’t hurry love (Raaaah, la basse…) et l’excellent It don’t matter to me (j’adore la rythmique et le flot des paroles, ainsi que les cuivres… hum). Ensuite ca se calme et on revient a des ballades à l’ambiance extraordinaire. Thru these walls, Why can’t it wait til morning et Don’t let him steal your heart away, sans oublier l’instrumental The west side, que tout le monde ou presque connaît à cause de la pub…

Tracklist

(Collins)

Well you can tell ev’ryone I’m a down disgrace
Drag my name all over the place.
I don’t care anymore.
You can tell ev’rybody ’bout the state I’m in
You won’t catch me crying ‘cos I just can’t win.
I don’t care anymore I don’t care anymore

I don’t care what you say
I don’t play the same games you play.

‘Cos I’ve been talking to the people that you call your friends
And it seems to me there’s a means to and end.
They don’t care anymore.
And as for me I can sit here and bide my time
I got nothing to lose if I speak my mind.
I don’t care anymore I don’t care no more

I don’t care what you say
We never played by the same rules anyway.

I won’t be there anymore
Get out of my way
Let me by
I got better things to do with my time
I don’t care anymore I don’t care anymore
I don’t care anymore I don’t care anymore

Well, I don’t care now what you say
‘Cos ev’ry day I’m feeling fine with myself
And I don’t care now what you say
Hey I’ll do alright by myself
‘Cos I know.

‘Cos I remember all the times I tried so hard
And you laughed in my face ‘cos you held all the cards.
I don’t care anymore.
And I really ain’t bothered what you think of me
‘Cos all I want of you is just a let me be.
I don’t care anymore D’you hear? I don’t care no more

I don’t care what you say
I never did believe you much anyway.

I won’t be there no more
So get out of my way.
Let me by
I got better things to do with my time
I don’t care anymore
D’you hear? I don’t care anymore
I don’t care no more
You listening? I don’t care no more
No more!

You know I don’t care no more!

(Collins)

When I opened your letter yesterday
I could not believe my eyes
‘Cos I’ve already given all I have to give
And I think it must have slipped your mind
But I remember not so long ago
I gave it all, it’s gone
And I gave it all to you
Now I’m living on borrowed time, but it’s mine

Oh, d’you hear me?
I cannot believe it’s true
Are you really doing the things you do.
No I cannot believe it’s you, really you

Oh these people I’m talking to don’t understand
They don’t seem to realize
They’re listening but they’re not hearing me
They’re being too cruel to be kind
Any kind of feeling that I had is gone
‘Cos I gave it all, it’s gone
And I gave it all to you
Now I’m living on borrowed time, but it’s mine

Oh, d’you hear me?
I cannot believe it’s true
Are you really doing the things you do.
No I cannot believe it’s you, really you

Over and over I keep on telling myself
Over and over I hope I’m gonna make up
Over and over I know it’s really happening
And there’s nothing that I can say
‘Cos nothing can change all the things that you’ve done to me
Nothing can make me stay

Oh, ‘cos you know I cannot believe it’s true
Are you really doing the things you do
No I cannot believe it’s you, really you

I know it’s a crying shame, it’s all the same to you
It seems all so well laid out but I cannot get through
Never meant it to show
It started happening, that’s all you know.

Oh, I gave it all to you
Now I’m living on borrowed time, but it’s mine

Oh, d’you hear me?
I cannot believe it’s true
Are you really doing the things you do
No I cannot believe it’s you, really you

Over and over I keep on telling myself
Over and over I Hope I’m gonna make up
But over and over I know it’s really happening
And there’s nothing that I can say
‘Cos nothing can change all the things that you do to me
Nothing can make me stay

‘Cos you know I cannot believe it’s true
Are you really doing the things you do
No I cannot believe it’s you, really you

(Collins)

My mom and daddy both say
I must be crazy to be this infatuated
But I know you know
We got something special never felt before
You get me going just looking at you
And the feeling’s not hard to recognise so
Alright I’ll come out in the open with it
Will you walk out with me.

Cos you’re the first girl I’ve ever loved
Tell me do you feel the same way
Well I’ll show you I’m not like all the rest
Cos I know who I am

Your skin is smooth as silk and your eyes like stars
You’re just like a picture book standing there
But I can’t go on
No, I can’t go on thinking you don’t feel the same way that I do

I’ll be so careful I’ll hold you like china
I’ll promise not to hurt you I’ll hold you like china
You won’t feel nothing, I’ll hold you like china
‘Cos I know it’s your first time

Your mum and dad don’t like me
And they tell me every time I call around to see you
I don’t know why
Cos I always straighten my tie and comb my hair
I know your brother thinks that
I’m a limp wristed wimp from the other side of town
I know he’s got me wrong
Because I’m really not like that, I’ll tell you why

You’re the first girl I’ve ever loved
Tell me do you feel the same way
Well I’ll show you I’m not like all the rest
‘Cos I know who I am

I remember the very first time I held your hand
And that was the last time you were so close to me
But I can’t go on
No, I can’t go on thinking you don’t feel the same way as I do

I’ll be so careful I’ll hold you like china
I’ll promise not to hurt you I’ll hold you like china
You won’t feel nothing, I’ll hold you like china
‘Cos I know it’s your first time

I know you know and now I want to, I want to tell everybody
I know you know and now I want them all to see…

(Collins)

You said you would, you didn’t and I wanna know why
And don’t make no excuses
You promised, you promised, you better explain
Tho’ I don’t know what the use is
You said you could, you couldn’t, now why did you lie
You made it look so easy
You did it, why do it, what was your point?
Laughing while you tease me

Oh, do you know and do you care?

I said I did, I shouldn’t cos the magic will go
It happened once before
You’ll see it, you’ll steal it and take it away
And then come back for more
Don’t say you weren’t, you were ‘cos I saw you myself
It’s too late for your reason
You’re lying, you’re lying, you’ve done it this time
I’m sick of all the cheating

Oh, well do you know and do you care?

‘Cos I watch you
oo every day I watch you pass me by
I’ll get you
Yes in the end I’ll get you
Just watch me try

Oh you make it hard to be hard but I’m trying my best
Cos down inside I’m burnin’
You want it, you get it, now take it and run
I’ll hide how much it’s hurtin’

Oh, well do you know and do you care?
Oh, well do you know and do you care?

(Holland/Dozier/Holland)

I need love, love
ooh, ease my mind
And I need to find time
someone to call mine;

My mama said
You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
But it’s a game of give and take
You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
Just trust in a good time
No matter how long it takes

How many heartaches must I stand
Before I find the love to let me live again
Right now the only thing that keeps me hanging on
when I feel my strength, ooh, it’s almost gone

I remember mama said
You can’t hurry love
No you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
It’s a game of give and take
How long must I wait
How muck more must I take
Before loneliness
Will cause my heart, heart to break?

No, I cant bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But when I feel that I, I can’t go on
Well these precious words keep me hanging on

I remember mama said
You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
Well, it’s a game of give and take
You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
Just trust in a good time
No matter how long it takes, now break!

Now love, love don’t come easy
But I keep on waiting
Anticipating for that soft voice
To talk to me at night
For some tender arms
hold me tight
I keep waiting
Ooh, till that day
But it ain’t easy (Love don’t come easy)
No, you know it ain’t easy

My mama said
You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
It’s a game of give and take…

(Collins)

Well it don’t matter to me what you say, what you say
And it don’t matter to me what you’re doing alright, alright.

Because I’ve heard it all so many times before
Just what you’re saying and
I don’t really want to hear it all no more, no more
Don’t wanna hear it no more

Cos there’s no way that you can run
Cos I’m gonna find you
And there’s nobody that you can turn to
cos I’ll be behind you just to remind you

That it don’t matter to me what you say, what you say
Well it didn’t matter to me what you’re doing alright, alright

It seems to me it’s been too easy for you for too long
So you’d better climb down before you fall and hurt your pride, your pride
You’re gonna hurt your pride

Cos there’ nowhere that you can run to
Cos I’m gonna find you
And there’s no place that you can stay
Cos I’ll be behind you just to remind you

Well it don’t matter to me what you do
Well it don’t matter to me, I’m talking to you, talking to you
Well it don’t matter to me believe me
Well it don’t matter to me…

(Collins)

I can hear thru’ these walls
I can hear it when they’re foolin’ around
I can hear thru’ these walls
And I hear ev’ry sign, ev’ry sound
I can hear thru’ these walls
In the dark with the shades pulled down

Ev’ry word that they say
Ev’ry noise they make feels it’s coming my way

My fav’rite moment
Putting the glass up next to the wall
Imagination
Tho’ I see nothing, I hear it all
Putting my sign up
Do not disturb me, speak or shout, inside out
Oh mind my clothes, they’re all laid out

I can see thru’ my windows
I can see the girls and the boys
I can see thru’ my windows
And I can imagine the noise
I can see thru’ my windows
I can see them playing with toys

Oh I hope it won’t end
If I promise not to touch, just be a friend

Life is so lonely
I don’t get high off just being me
I like pretending
Wanting to touch them, wanting to see
It’s only normal
Creeping behind you, now don’t shout, ‘cos it’s alright
They keep the windows locked and the door shut tight

Oo I’m feeling like I’m locked in a cage
No way in, no way out, and it gets so lonely
Am I really asking a lot
Just to reach out and touch somebody
‘Cos when I look thru’ my windows or open my door
I can feel it all around me

I can hear thru’ these walls
I can hear it when they’re foolin’ around
I can hear thru’ these walls
And I hear ev’ry sight, ev’ry sound
I can hear thru’ these walls
In the dark with the shades pulled down

Ev’ry word that they say
Ev’ry noise they make feels it’s coming my way

Ah yeah…

(Collins)

You were lonely and you needed a friend
And he was there at the right time with the right smile
Just a shoulder to lean on
Someone to tell you it’ll all work out alright

Don’t let him steal your heart away
No, don’t let him steal your heart away
Don’t let him steal your heart away
No, don’t let him steal your heart away

You can look at him the way you did me
And hold him close say you’re never letting go
But any fool can see you’re fooling yourself
But you ain’t fooling me

So don’t let him steal your heart away
No, don’t let him steal your heart away

And don’t pack my suitcase, I’ll be back
And don’t take my pictures off a’ the wall
Oh, did you hear me?
Don’t let him change a thing ‘cos I’ll be back
Jus tell him to pack his things and get out of your life
And just give me one more chance
I’ll show you I’m right, I’m right

‘Cos I’ve been thinking and I know it was me leaving you lonely
But hoping you could be strong
But could you look at me straight
Tell me what else can I do but say I was wrong?

So don’t let him steal your heart away
No, don’t let him steal your heart away

Well he’s gonna try to make it work for you
Make you think your whole life’s been leading to this
But whatever you do
Think about me and don’t be fooled by his kiss

And don’t let him steal your heart away
Please, don’t let him steal your heart away

And don’t pack my suitcase, I’ll be back
And don’t take my pictures off a’ your wall
Oh, did you hear me?
Don’t let him change a thing ‘cos I’ll be back
Jus tell him to pack his things and get out of your life
And just give me one more chance
I’ll show you I’m right
You know I’m right

You were lonely and you needed a friend
And he was there at the right time with the right smile
Just a shoulder to lean on
Someone to say don’t you worry it’ll all be alright
But he’s no good for you
He’ll make you think your whole life’s been leading to this
And whatever you do
Think about me, oh, and don’t be fooled by his kiss

(Collins)

(Instrumental)

(Collins)

Why can’t it wait ’til morning?
We can talk about it then
‘Cos I’ve had a drink too many
And my troubles, well I ain’t got any

Why can’t it wait ’til daylight?
Things will seem much clearer then
I’m tired and my eyes are weary
And I just want you lying here with me

So close your eyes
I’ll make it oh, so nice

Well I don’t wanna think about what we’ve said
And I don’t wanna know why we hurt ourselves
‘Cos I just wanna hold you so close to me
It’ll take care of itself and I wanna sleep

So why can’t it wait ’til next time?
‘Cos that time may never come
Stay here with your arms around me
You’re going nowhere without me

So close your eyes
I’ll make it oh, so nice for you

Hello! Extras - Disque Bonus

1 : I Don’t Care Anymore (Live)
2 : I Cannot Believe It’s True (Live)
3 : Like China (Live)
4 : You Can’t Hurry Love (Live)
5 : It Don’t Matter to Me (Live)
6 : The West Side (Pratique Live)
7 : People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) (Live)
8 : Thru These Walls (Live)
9 : It’s Alright (Live)
10 : Oddball (Demo : : Do You Know, Do You Care? : )
11 : Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away (Demo)

Infos générales

Produit par Phil Collins
Assisté de Hugh Padgham
Ingénieur du son : Hugh Padgham
Assistant : Howard Gray
Martyn Ford : mixage supplémentaire sur les pistes orchestrales
Enregistré au Old Croft On 1″ sur huit pistes
Overdubbed à ‘The Farm’ et « Townhouse’ Mai-Juin 1982
Cordes enregistrées à CBS, Ingénieur du son : Mike Ross
Masterisé par Ian Cooper

Section cuivre The Phoenix Horns arrangée par Tom Tom 84
The Mountain Fjord Orchestra dirigé par Martyn Ford et led by Garyn Wright

Sorti en Novembre 1982

Singles :
Octobre 82 – Thru these walls/ Do you know, do you care
Novembre 82 – You can’t hurry love/I can’t believe it’s not true (UK)
Novembre 82 – You can’t hurry love/Do you know, do you care (USA)
Fevrier 83 – I don’t care anymore/The west side
Mars 83 – Don’t let him steal your heart away/ Thunder and Lightning
Mai 83 – Why can’t it wait til morning/Like china
Mai 83 – I can’t believe its not true/Thru these walls