Live And Unplugged

Seb

5/5

Et si je pouvais en mettre plus je le ferais volontiers. Un des meilleurs albums live que je possède. Ray a une voix exceptionnelle et reprend à son avantage un certain nombre de chansons à la guitare acoustique, seul ou accompagné de son frère et d’une choriste faisant également quelques nappes de clavier. Et les chansons fonctionnent parfaitement, même des chansons n’ayant rien à voir avec la guitare comme Mama ou Carpet Crawlers ! Le choix des chansons est excellent, Ray allant pecher dans toutes les facettes de sa carrière : Guaranteed Pure, Stiltskin, _Cut et évidemment Genesis. Franchement, il n’y a rien a jeter dans ce disque. Si un tout petit truc (il en faut toujours un !) : la fille qui fait les choeurs : une sorte de hurleuse comme c’est la mode en ce moment… Chanter comme ça sur In the air tonight mérite pas moins que la peine de mort par pendaison, puis fusillade (ce qui est plus sportif que le contraire) au petit matin.

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I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord
I’ve been waiting for this moment, all my life, Oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord, Oh Lord

Well, if you told me you were drowning
I would not lend a hand
I’ve seen your face before my friend
But I don’t know if you know who I am
Well, I was there and I saw what you did
I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off the grin, I know where you’ve been
It’s all been a pack of lies

And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord
I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, Oh Lord
I can feel it in the air tonight, Oh Lord, Oh Lord
And I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life, Oh Lord, Oh Lord

Well I remember, I remember don’t worry
How could I ever forget, it’s the first time, the last time we ever met
But I know the reason why you keep your silence up, no you don’t fool me
The hurt doesn’t show; but the pain still grows
It’s no stranger to you or me

And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord…

Swing low in a dark glass hour
You turn and cower
See it turn to dust

Move on a stone dark night
We take to flight
Snowfall turns to rust

Seam in a fusing mine
Like a nursing rhyme
Fat man starts to fall

Year in a hostile place
I hear your face
Start to call

And if you think that I’ve been losing my way
That’s because I’m slightly blinded
And if you think that I don’t make too much sense
That’s because I’m broken minded
Don’t keep it…
Inside
If you believe it
Don’t keep it all inside

Strong words in a Ganges sky
I have to lie
Shadows move in pairs

Ring out from a bruised postcard
In the shooting yard
Looking through the tears

Out of the black slate time
We move in line
But never reach an end

Fall in a long stray town
As the ice comes down
Rivers start to bend

And if you think that I’ve been losing my way
That’s because I’m slightly blinded
And if you think that I don’t make too much sense
That’s because I’m broken minded
Don’t keep it…
Inside
If you believe it
Don’t keep it all inside

Each night I taste the silence
Of the words in my throat
Each day we hide in laughter
When they turn round and float

Do you lie back and think of England
As they shout in your face
Stand up and give them flowers
Mary full of grace

Temper’s out of control again
There’s an itch in my soul again
If I scratch it I will rest in peace

Each day I’m in the future
Of a net curtained past
Each day I’m out of pocket
Time didn’t last

Each night I wake up smoking
And my eyes start to sting
Wish I could keep them open
When the trees start to sing

Temper’s out of control again
There’s an itch in my soul again
If I scratch it I will rest in peace

Each night I taste the silence
Of the words in my throat
Each day we hide in laughter
When they turn around and float

Temper’s out of control again
There’s an itch in my soul again
If I scratch it I will rest in peace

I’m a million miles from anywhere, where can I be
Somewhere out on the ocean
Just take a look out on the horizon, what can you see
There’s nothing there for me

I feel shipwrecked, I might as well be shipwrecked
I’m helpless and alone drifting out to sea
I can’t believe what you said to me

Even standing on the corner of a busy city street
I still feel so lonely
Why do you say you want to be with me
But the next day say you don’t

I’m shipwrecked, I might as well be shipwrecked
I’m helpless and alone drifting out to sea
I can’t believe what you said to me
Without you I feel shipwrecked
But I can’t let it show
A million miles away from anywhere, ooh, ooh, ohh

Is it my imagination
Or is it getting darker, are the waves getting higher
I’m a million miles from anywhere
A million miles from anything I know

You know that’s why I’m shipwrecked
I might as well be shipwrecked
I’m helpless and alone drifting out to sea
I can’t believe what you said to me
You know that’s why I’m shipwrecked, shipwrecked
Losing my direction
Please come and rescue me (shipwrecked)
Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked…

A little piece of something
Falling gently down down down
No one understands you like I do

I’d rather be beside you
Everything we know so well
Tell me what you feel now
Show me what you think of it

It’s not about us anymore
It’s all about the reasons
That we think we’re fighting for
It’s not about hate
It’s not about pain we always feel
I know we have our problems
But we’re not the only ones
It’s not about you it’s not about me
It’s not about anger
It’s more about the loneliness we feel

How can I begin to
Ask for some forgiveness
For all that we have taken
There’s nothing left now

Just a little piece of something
Falling gently down down down
No one understands you no no
Like I do
There’s nothing left now

It’s not about us anymore
It’s all about the reasons
That we think we’re fighting for
It’s not about hate
It’s not about pain we always feel
I know we have our problems
But we’re not the only ones
It’s not about you it’s not about me
It’s not about anger
It’s more about the loneliness we feel

It’s not about us
It’s not about hate
It’s more about the loneliness we feel, can you feel it
It’s not about anger
It’s not about wanting
I know we have our problems
But we’re not the only ones, we’re not the only ones
It’s not about you, it’s not about me…

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 hope you wouldn’t read it
Fake emotions in my head, everything I’ve seen and read
Can’t begin to find a reason
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
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
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

Sarah, sweet Sarah, hold me so close to you
Reach out, no reason needed
You’re the one for me, Sarah
You’re the one for me
Like a dream come true, so beautiful
I will be with you forever
And if the nights grow cold, I’ll be there for you
Please don’t make me wait
People surround me, offers of sympathy
I just want to be left alone
Sarah, sweet Sarah, hold me so close to you
Take in all I say, listen carefully
Words I want you to remember
And if the nights grow cold, I’ll be there for you
Please don’t make me wait
People don’t make me wait
People surround me, offers of sympathy
I just want to be left alone
Sarah, I’ll miss you
I don’t regret all that we shared together
Everything I need, given to me

God is my witness I can feel you
There! Before my very eyes, a vision to me
Don’t put out this fire
It’s burning for me, burning for you
Stand within the sunlight, press against me
Take me back to other times, different days
Love I do surrender, it belongs to
Belongs to me, belongs to me
Lay down on me, naked gypsy
Watching you bathe in water
False childhood lies, fear in your eyes
Give me a son and daughter
There is nothing I can’t see in my mind
A picture of you painted, so vividly
Blood runs through my fingers
And in through
Through my light, through my darkness
Lay down on me, naked gypsy
Watching you bathe in water
False childhood lies, fear in your eyes
Give me a son and daughter
Wish I could, wish I could see you
Lay down on me, naked gypsy
Watching you bathe in water
False childhood lies, fear in your eyes
Give me a son and daughter
Lay down on me, naked gypsy
Watching you bathe in water
False childhood lies, fear in your eyes
Give me a son and daughter
Son and daughter

Another Saturday night
I’m sitting here at home
Ain’t got nobody
I’m all alone
Sometimes it seems
Like there’s no-one to love me
No more
Oh oh oh

So I put on some jeans
And I head off down town
To look for some fun
But there’s none to be found
Sometimes it seems
Like there’s no one to party
No more
Oh oh oh

Maybe I’m getting old
But I’m not getting grey
Brighten up your life
In that old familiar way
(What you going to do)

You’ve got to swing your bag
(Swing your bag baby)
Let your hair hang down
(Swing it swing it)
Always look behind
Before touching your toes
You’ve got to swing your bag
(Swing your bag baby)
Right around your head
(Swing it swing it)
Whenever your life
Is becoming a drag
Swing you bag

So if watching the box
Becomes top of the bill
Get some insurance
Maybe make out your will
You only live once
But it’s never too late
You can even swing your bag
Up at those pearly gates

Maybe I’m getting old
But I’m not going grey
Brighten up your life
In that old familiar way
(What you going to do)

When I wake, you’re holding me
Like a child to his father
And I can feel the real love
I could love no other

And in your eyes I see innocence
You’re so beautifuly naive
To me you are so beautiful
I could never leave

You’re always in my heart
However far appart
We may be
You’re always in my heart
And my life
You can share with me
Always stay with me

I can’t stand to see you cry
It just breaks me up inside
Takes the whole of my devotion
And waves goodbye

We might not grow old together
But we’ll never be appart
I guess somethings never change
You’re always in my heart

You’re always in my heart
However far appart
We may be
You’re always in my heart
And my life
You can share with me
Always stay with me

From outside our love
I’ll bath in in your water
Without and within I’ll brick down this wall
Always in my heart

You’re always in my heart
However far appart
We may be
You’re always in my heart
And my life
You can share with me
Always stay with me
Always stay with me

Walking across the sitting-room, I turn the television off.
Sitting beside you, I look into your eyes.
As the sound of motor cars fades in the night time,
I swear I saw your face change, it didn’t seem quite right.
…And it’s hello babe with your guardian eyes so blue
Hey my baby don’t you know our love is true.

Coming closer with our eyes, a distance falls around our bodies.
Out in the garden, the moon seems very bright,
Six saintly shrouded men move across the lawn slowly.
The seventh walks in front with a cross held high in hand.
…And it’s hey babe your supper’s waiting for you.
Hey my baby, don’t you know our love is true.

I’ve been so far from here,
Far from your warm arms.
It’s good to feel you again,
It’s been a long long time. Hasn’t it?

The crawlers cover the floor in the red ochre corridor.
For my second sight of people, they’ve more lifeblood than before.
They’re moving in time to a heavy wooden door,
Where the needle’s eye is winking, closing in on the poor.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
« We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out. »

There’s only one direction in the faces that I see;
It’s upward to the ceiling, where the chamber’s said to be.
Like the forest fight for sunlight, that takes root in every tree.
They are pulled up by the magnet, believing they’re free.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
« We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out. »

Mild mannered supermen are held in kryptonite,
And the wise and foolish virgins giggle with their bodies glowing bright.
Through a door a harvest feast is lit by candlelight;
It’s the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
« We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out. »

The porcelain mannikin with shattered skin fears attack.
The eager pack lift up their pitchers – they carry all they lack.
The liquid has congealed, which has seeped out through the crack,
And the tickler takes his stickleback.
The carpet crawlers heed their callers:
« We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out. »

September ’77
Port Elizabeth weather fine
It was business as usual
In police room 619
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja
-The man is dead

When I try to sleep at night
I can only dream in red
The outside world is black and white
With only one colour dead
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja
-The man is dead

You can blow out a candle
But you can’t blow out a fire
Once the flames begin to catch
The wind will blow it higher
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja
-The man is dead

And the eyes of the world are
watching now
watching now

I can’t see you mama
but I can hardly wait
ooh to touch and to feel you mama
oh I just can’t keep away
in the heat and the steam of the city
oh its got me running and I just can’t brake
so say you’ll help me mama
cos its getting so hard – oh

Now I can’t keep you mama
but I know you’re always there
you listen, you teach me mama
and I know inside you care
so get down, down here beside me
oh you ain’t going nowhere
no I won’t hurt you mama
but its getting so hard – oh

ha ha, ha ha ha ha, ha ha, argh
ha ha, ha ha ha ha, ha ha, argh

Can’t you see me here mama
mama mama mama please
can’t you feel my heart
can’t you feel my heart
can’t you feel my heart oh
now listen to me mama
mama mama
you’re taking away my last chance
don’t take it away
can’t you feel my heart?

ha ha, ha ha ha, ha, argh

It’s hot, too hot for me mama
but I can hardly wait
my eyes they’re burning mama
and I can feel my body shake
don’t stop, don’t stop me mama
oh make the pain, make it go away – hey
no I won’t hurt you mama
but its getting so hard – oh

Now I can’t see you mama
but I know you’re always there
you taunt, you tease me mama
but I never never can keep away
it’s the heat and the steam of the city
oh got me running and I just can’t brake
so stay don’t leave me mama
cos its getting so hard – oh

don’t go no no, don’t go
no no no, don’t go…

May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
You been out ridin’ fences for so long now
Oh, you’re a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin’ you
Can hurt you somehow

Don’ you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She’ll beat you if she’s able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can’t get

Desperado, oh, you ain’t gettin’ no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they’re drivin’ you home
And freedom, oh freedom well, that’s just some people talkin’
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine
It’s hard to tell the night time from the day
You’re loosin’ all your highs and lows
Ain’t it funny how the feeling goes away?

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin’, but there’s a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you, before it’s too late

In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected
and steppin’ out over the line
Baby this town rips the bones from your back
It’s a death trap, it’s a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we’re young
`Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs ’round these velvet rims
and strap your hands across my engines
Together we could break this trap
We’ll run till we drop, baby we’ll never go back
Will you walk with me out on the wire
`Cause baby I’m just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta find out how it feels
I want to know if love is wild
girl I want to know if love is real

Beyond the Palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard
The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors
And the boys try to look so hard
The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist
I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight
In an everlasting kiss

The highway’s jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybody’s out on the run tonight
but there’s no place left to hide
Together Wendy we’ll live with the sadness
I’ll love you with all the madness in my soul
Someday girl I don’t know when
we’re gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go
and we’ll walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us
baby we were born to run

Here I am sitting at the airport
Waiting on a plane
Taking me to New York
Choking on my coffee
As a girl goes past
Only funny things seem to make me laugh

When I came I didn’t know that I’d be
Still here a week next Friday
The plane was late
Cause it’s raining outside
Someone stole the engines
And were going to have to glide

But I can’t sit here forever
Cause I want to go hom
Never have I felt so bad
Maybe I’ll just take a cab
Cause I think I’m going mad
Went to the bar to buy myself a beer
Met up with a guy
Who’d arrived last year
Bought myself a whisky
And lit a cigarette
Said the more you seem to drink
Well the easier it gets

So I guess I’m trying to tell you
That if you’re going to fly
Get a set of wings
And kiss your ass goodbye
When you pack your case
Better pack yourself a bed
Cause if you had a wish
You’d be wishing you were dead

La la la la !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Infos générales

Album Live enregistré sur la tournée Storyteller en 2001

Sorti en décembre 2001