Love Songs

Seb

5/5

On pouvait s’attendre au pire avec une telle compilation, mais il n’en est rien. Phil ne s’est pas moqué de nous. Ok, tous les grands tubes sont là, mais pas que, et c’est en ça que cette compilation est audacieuse. Tout d’abord on a un certain nombre de perles oubliées, comme Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away ou un maximum de chansons de Both Sides, mais on a surtout des chansons inédites comme Tearing and Breaking, une version quasi a capela de True Colors à tomber par terre qui enterre à 10 Km sous terre la précédente version, et des petites surprises comme Somewhere, The Way You Look Tonight etc. Un double CD en plus, avec autant de chansons pas connues du grand public, voire des fans. Qui osera dire que Phil n’a pas pris un risque ? (alors qu’il aurait pu se contenter d’une compil sans surprise, sur un cd, avec juste One More Night et Do You Remember and co…)

Tracklist

(Martyn/Collins)

Tearin’ and breakin’ down
Tearin’ my heart
Tearin’ and breakin’ down
Tearin’ my heart

Tearin’ and breakin’ down
Tearin’ my heart
There goes my heart again
Tearin’ and breakin’ down
Tearin’ my heart
Watch my heart fly away

All the love that I have ever known
Came from the sweetest things
Every time I was looking for love
I found it in here

Tearin’ and breakin’ down
Tearin’ my heart
There goes my heart again
Tearin’ and breakin’ down
Tearin’ my heart
Watch my heart fly away

All the tears you found in your eyes
I know that they were mine
All the love you were trying to disguise
I never could deserve

Tearin’ and breakin’ down
Tearin’ my heart
There goes my heart again
Tearin’ and breakin’ down
Tearin’ my heart
Watch my heart fly away

Saw that look in the eyes
And I felt so sorry for myself
I could have cried
Heard you sing about
Then you know it felt so strange
Cause I’ve only tried

Tearin’ and breakin’ down
Tearin’ my heart
There goes my heart again
Tearin’ and breakin’ down
Tearin’ my heart
Watch my heart fly away

(Collins)

We never talked about it
But I hear the blame was mine
I’d call you up to say I’m sorry
But I wouldn’t want to waste your time

‘Cos I love you, but I can’t take any more
There’s a look I can’t describe in your eyes
Yes we could try, like we tried before
When you kept on telling me those lies

Do you remember…?

There seemed no way to make up
‘Cos it seemed your mind was set
And the way you looked it told me
It’s a look I know I’ll never forget

You could’ve come over to my side
You could’ve let me know
You could’ve tried to see the difference between us
But it seemed too far for you to go.

Do you remember…?

Through all of my life
In spite of all the pain
You know people are funny sometimes
‘cos they just can’t wait
To get hurt again

Do you remember…?

There are things we won’t recall
Feelings we’ll never find
It’s taken so long to see it
Cos we never seemed to have the time

There was always something more important to do
More important to say
But « I love you » wasn’t one of those things
And now it’s too late

Do you remember…?

(Collins)

One more night, one more night
I’ve been trying ooh so long to let you know
Let you know how I feel
And if I stumble if I fall, just help me back
So I can make you see

Please give me one more night, give me one more night
One more night cos I can’t wait forever
Give me just one more night, oh just one more night
Oh one more night cos I can’t wait forever

I’ve been sitting here so long
Wasting time, just staring at the phone
And I was wondering should I call you
Then I thought maybe you’re not alone

Please give me one more night, give me just one more night
Oh one more night, cos I can’t wait forever
Please give me one more night, ooh just one more night
Oh one more night, cos I can’t wait forever
Give me one more night, give me just one more night
Ooh one more night, cos I can’t wait forever

Like a river to the sea
I will always be with you
And if you sail away
I will follow you

Give me one more night, give me just one more night
Oh one more night, cos I can’t wait forever
I know there’ll never be a time you’ll ever feel the same
And I know it’s only words
But if you change your mind you know that I’ll be here
And maybe we both can learn

Give me just one more night, give me just one more night
Ooh one more night, cos I can’t wait forever
Give me just one more night, give me just one more night
Ooh one more night, cos I can’t wait forever

(Collins)

(Featured on the soundtrack of « Against All Odds » ,1984)

How can I just let you walk away, just let you leave without a trace
When I stand here taking every breath with you, ooh
You’re the only one who really knew me at all

How can you just walk away from me,
when all I can do is watch you leave
Cos we’ve shared the laughter and the pain and even shared the tears
You’re the only one who really knew me at all

So take a look at me now, oh there’s just an empty space
And there’s nothing left here to remind me,
just the memory of your face
Ooh take a look at me now, well there’s just an empty space
And you coming back to me is against all odds and that’s what I’ve got to face

I wish I could just make you turn around,
turn around and see me cry
There’s so much I need to say to you,
so many reasons why
You’re the only one who really knew me at all

So take a look at me now, well there’s just an empty space
And there’s nothing left here to remind me, just the memory of your face
Now take a look at me now, cos there’s just an empty space

But to wait for you, is all I can do and that’s what I’ve got to face
Take a good look at me now, cos I’ll still be standing here
And you coming back to me is against all odds
It’s the chance I’ve gotta take

Take a look at me now

(Collins)

Could’ve given you everything that you need
but I cannot turn back the years
The perfect love was all you wanted from me
but I cannot turn back the years

So we have to be strong, and I’m finding that hard
we have to move on, but no matter how hard I try
if your heart’s in pieces, you look for the truth
and when I look deep down inside I know, it’s too bad I love you

Sometimes. hits me in the morning, hits me at night
that I cannot turn back the years
so I look out my window, turn off my light
but I cannot turn back the years

Can’t make it seem easy, when you’re all that I see
can’t live in a dream and I won’t serenade the truth
people are hurting and they’re looking to me
and I look at you there’s nothing more to say, it’s too bad I love you

But I’m never gonna give it up

All that I lived for, all that I dreamed
but I cannot turn back the years
You’re the water i drink, you’re the air that I breathe
but i cannot turn back the years

So we have to be strong, and I’m finding that hard
we have to move on, but no matter how hard I try
if your heart’s in pieces, you look for the truth
and when I look deep down inside I know, it’s too bad I love you

But I’m never gonna give it up

(Wine/Bayer/Sager)

(Featured on the soundtrack of « Buster », 1988)

When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue
When you’re close to me, I can feel your heart beat
I can hear you breathing near my ear
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love

Anytime you want to you can turn me onto
Anything you want to, anytime at all
When I kiss your lips, ooh I start to shiver
Can’t control the quivering inside
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love, oh

When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue
When I’m in your arms, nothing seems to matter
My whole world could shatter, I don’t care
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love
We got a groovy kind of love
We got a groovy kind of love, oh
We got a groovy kind of love

(Collins)

I got lost, couldn’t find my way
and I guess there’s nothing more to say
love can make you blind, make you act so strange
but I’m here and here I will stay

So everyday I cry
yes everyday I fall
do you ever wonder why, why I love everything about you

But everyday I say I’ll try to make my heart be still
’til then every way there is to cry, ourselves to sleep we will

It picked me up, knocked me off my feet
I’ve got no way to explain
still I love you, love you, love you but this fire inside
will never see the light of day

So everyday goes by
and everyday I fall
it makes me wonder why,
my life’s worth nothing without you

But everyday I say I’ll try
to make my heart be still
‘cos every way there is to cry,
ourselves to sleep, we will

You’ll never know, no, no, no ,no ,no
you’ll never know just how close we were
you’ll never know, no, no, no ,no ,no
you’ll never know
no you’ll never see

The book closes and we try to forget
but I know that things won’t change
how we feel, how life goes on
and that seems so strange

And so the light fades away
try, try, try as I may
I can’t stop thinking about you
it seems my life’s worth nothing without you

But everyday I say I’ll try
to make my heart be still
’til then every way there is to cry,
ourselves to sleep, we will

Everyday, everyday you know I try so hard
everyday, everyday it gets a little harder

(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)

Please come out tonight I need you here
its been a long, long time and I can’t wait
let’s find out, let’s see what it’s like out there
if it rains we’ll find somewhere, somewhere dry and warm

You’ll say « my, it’s been a long, long time »
I’ll say « how are you? I’ve been fine »

Please come out tonight, let’s go out and see the world
we can try to find, find somewhere
it seems so long ago, I can hardly remember the time
it’s all I want, it’s all I want, so let’s see what we find

You’ll say « there’s so much you need to know »
I’ll say « are you really sure you have to go? »

We don’t need a reason, no explainations
just stay with me here, tonight
I won’t say a word
I just need you here

Please come out tonight, let’s go out and find ourselves
you can lean your head on my shoulder, remember?

You’ll say « My, is that the time? »
I’ll say « why not stay with me tonight? »

We don’t need a reason
it’s so warm inside
there’s no one between us
if someone comes we can hide
just lay here beside me
just see what it’s like

Please come out tonight

(Collins)

It must be love, I’m feeling
This must be love
Oh this must be love, I’m feeling
This must be love

Well I wait in every day, just in case,
You decide to call
And I can hardly wait, ‘cos I never thought time could pass so slowly

It must be love, I’m feeling
This must be love
Oh this must be love, I’m feeling
This must be love

Happiness is something I never thought I’d feel again, but now I know
It’s you that I’ve been looking for
And day by day more and more
I know what you think, you’ve heard it before
Don’t tell me I know
But this feeling inside my heart,
You know I’m never letting go
‘Cos I think that…

It must be love, I’m feeling
This must be love
Oh this must be love, I’m feeling
This must be love

Words can only say so much
It’s hard to express
The things you do to me
You’re everything I could ever dreamed you’d be

This must be love, I’m feeling
This must be love
Oh this must be love, I’m feeling
This must be love…

(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.

(Nicholls)

So you’re leaving in the morning on the early train
I could say everything’s alright
And I could pretend and say goodbye
Got your ticket
Got your suitcase
Got your leaving smile
I could say that’s the way it goes
And I could pretend and you won’t know
That I was lying

Cause I can’t stop loving you
No I can’t stop loving you
No I won’t stop loving you
Why should I?

We took a taxi to the station, not a word was said
And I saw you walk across the road
For maybe the last time I don’t know
Feeling humble
I heard a rumble
On the railway track
And when I hear that whistle blow
I’ll walk away and you won’t know
That I’ll be crying

Cause I can’t stop loving you
No I can’t stop loving you
No I won’t stop loving you
Why should I?

Even try ……I’ll always be here by your side
Why, why, why ……I never wanted to say goodbye
Why even try ….I’m always here if you change, change your mind

So you ‘re leaving in the morning on the early train
I could say everything’s alright
And I could pretend and say goodbye
But that would be lying

Cause I can’t stop loving you
No I can’t stop loving you
No I won’t stop loving you
Why should I even try?

(Collins)

I want to testify, testify my love for you
I’m here to testify, testify my love for you
And I will do, all that I can do for you
Together, we will be together

Come on testify, testify your love for me
Testify, testify your love for me
You can be all the things you want to be
And together, we will be together

Every heart that’s ever been broken
Knows these things must not go unspoken
Giving yourself, giving each other
The strength to lean on one another
I’ll be there for you, you’ll be here for me

That is why I want to testify, testify my faith in you
Come on and testify, testify your trust in me
We can be all the things we want to be
And together, we can do it together

Every heart that’s ever been broken
Knows these things must not go unspoken
Giving yourself, giving each other
The strength to lean on one another
I’ll be there for you, I know that you’ll be here for me

I want to testify, testify my love for you
I’m here to testify, testify my love for you
I will do everything that I can do for you
And you know together, we will always be together

(Steinberg/Kelly)

You, with the sad eyes:
don’t be discouraged, oh, I realize
it’s hard to take courage
In a world full of people, you can lose sight of it
And the darkness inside you makes you feel so small

But I see your true colors shining through
I see your true colors, and that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show-
your true colors, true colors
Beautiful, like a rainbow

Show me your smile
Don’t be unhappy, can’t remember when
I last saw you laughing
This world makes you crazy; when you’ve taken all you can, baby,
just call me up because you know I’ll be there

But I see your true colors shining through
I see your true colors, and that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show-
Just show your true colors, true colors
Beautiful, like a rainbow

Such sad eyes
Take courage, now; I realize
This world makes you crazy; when you’ve taken all you can, baby,
just call me up because you know I’ll be there

And I see your true colors shining through
I see your true colors, and that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid, to let them show
only your true colors, true colors
true colors, beautiful,
beautiful like a rainbow, yeah, yeah

Show me your colors
show me your rainbow
show me your colors
show me your rainbow
that’s why I love you

(Collins)

Come stop your crying
It will be all right
Just take my hand
Hold it tight

I will protect you
from all around you
I will be here
Don’t you cry

For one so small
you seem so strong
My arms will hold you
Keep you safe and warm
This bond between us
can’t be broken
I will be here
Don’t you cry

‘Cause you’ll be in my heart Yes, you’ll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

You’ll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You’ll be here
in my heart always
Always

(Collins)

I read all the letters, I read each word that you’ve sent to me
And though it’s past now, and the words start to fade
All the memories I have start, still remain

I’ve kept all the pictures, but I hide my feelings so no-one knows
Oh sure my friends all come round, but I’m in a crowd on my own
It’s ‘cos you’re gone now, but your heart, still remains
And it’ll be here if you come again

You see, I’d heard the rumours, I knew before you let me know
But I didn’t believe it, not you,
No you would not let me go
Seems I was wrong, but I love, I love you the same
And that’s the one thing that you can’t take away but just remember…

If leaving me is easy,
Going back is harder…

(Mayfield)

I’ve been trying, lord knows that I’ve been trying
to understand why can I be your only man

Now you said you loved me so sincerely
that I believed that you loved me
Yet I can’t understand why
Can I be your only man

Day after day you tread me in your way
I wanna go but my heart says no
Acting so strange but my love still remains
So keep on trying boy she’s gonna change

(Collins)


I’ve forgotten everything about you
’til someone says your name
I’ve forgotten all the reasons I loved you
’til someone tells me that you rang

The memories are hazy now
I don’t recall at all
there’s nothing, there’s nothing there
just me
and I don’t understand why

I can’t recollect my feelings
’til someone mentions that they saw you
I really don’t remember all the things you said
’til someone shows me where you live

Why is everything so hazy now
I don’t recall at all
there’s nothing, there’s nothing there
just me
and I don’t understand why

I can’t recall your smile
the touch of your hand holding mine
and I can’t remember why
holding you seemed so right

The memories they’re hazy now
I don’t recall at all
there’s nothing, there’s nothing there
just me
and I don’t understand why

I’ve forgotten everything about you
’til someone says your name
I’ve forgotten all the reasons I loved you
’til someone tells me that you rang

(Bernstein/Sondheim)

There’s a place for us,
Somewhere a place for us.
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us
Somewhere.

There’s a time for us,
Some day a time for us,
Time together with time spare,
Time to learn, time to care,
Some day!

Somewhere.
We’ll find a new way of living,
We’ll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere . . .

There’s a place for us,
A time and place for us.
Hold my hand and we’re halfway there.
Hold my hand and I’ll take you there
Somehow,
Some day,
Somewhere!

(Collins/Stuermer)

I was lying awake last night, waiting for your call
But if the rumours are true, that won’t bother you at all
I’m trying hard to understand
What it takes to be your man
Now I don’t have to wonder anymore

Least you can do is say you’re sorry
Least you can do is give me back my heart
Just give me back my heart

Seems living in hope was wrong those years I was away
Thinking your letters, I never received, had gone astray
You said you’d always be there for me
Like a fool I thought you’d be
Now I don’t know what I was thinking at all

But the least you can do is say you’re sorry girl
Least you can do is give me back my heart
I won’t come around no more
You won’t find me standing outside your door
Least you can do is tell me why, tell me why

The least you can do is say you’re sorry girl
Least you can do is give me back my heart
I won’t come around no more
You won’t find me standing outside your door
But the least you can do is tell me why

I won’t be your fool anymore
There’s no need to be cruel anymore …no, no
Least you can do is say you’re sorry girl
The least you can do is give me back my heart ….just give me back my heart

(Collins/Dozier)

(Featured on the soundtrack of « Buster », 1988)

Well, there was no reason to believe she’d always be there
But if you don’t put faith in what you believe in
It’s getting you nowhere
Cos it hurts, you never let go
Don’t look down, just look up
Cos she’s always there to behind you, just to remind you

Two hearts, believing in just one mind
You know we’re two hearts believing in just one mind

Cos there’s no easy way to, to understand it
There’s so much of my life in her, and it’s like I’m blinded
And it teaches you to never let go
There’s so much love you’ll never know
She can reach you no matter how far
Wherever you are

Two hearts, believing in just one mind
Beating together till the end of time
You know we’re two hearts believing in just one mind
Together forever till the end of time

She knows (she knows)
There’ll always be a special place in my heart for her
She knows, she knows, she knows
Yeah, she knows (she knows)
No matter how far apart we are
She knows, I’m always right there beside her

We’re two hearts…

(Bishop)


You called me from the room in your hotel
All full of romance for someone that you met
And telling me how sorry you were, leaving so soon
And that you miss me sometimes when you’re alone in your room
Do I feel lonely too?

You have no right to ask me how I feel
You have no right to speak to me so kind
We can’t go on just holding on to time
Now that we’re living separate lives

Well I held on to let you go
And if you lost your love for me, well you never let it show
There was no way to compromise
So now we’re living (living)
Separate lives

Ooh, it’s so typical, love leads to isolation
So you build that wall (build that wall)
Yes, you build that wall (build that wall)
And you make it stronger

Well you have no right to ask me how I feel
You have no right to speak to me so kind
Some day I might (I might) find myself looking in your eyes
But for now, we’ll go on living separate lives
Yes for now, we’ll go on living separate lives
Separate lives

(Robinson)

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it’s cold outside
I’ve got the month of May

I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way

My girl (my girl, my girl ooh)
Talkin’ bout my girl
(My girl)

I’ve got so much honey
The bees envy me
I’ve got a sweeter song
Than the birds in the tree

Well, I guess you say
What can make me feel this way

My girl (my girl, my girl ooh)
Talkin’ bout my girl
My girl

Ooh
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Ooh yeah

I don’t need no money
Fortune or fame
I’ve got all the riches baby
One man can claim

Well, I guess you say
What can make me feel this way

My girl (my girl, my girl, ooh)
Talkin’ bout my girl
My Girl
Talkin’ bout my girl

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
With my girl,
I even got the month of May
My girl
Talkin’ bout
Talkin’ bout
My girl
Talkin’ bout my girl

(Berlin)

Dreams will all come true
Being here with you
And time will fly
Caring each day more
Than the day before
Till spring rolls by
And when the springtime has gone
Will my love linger on

‘Cause I’ll be loving you
Always
With a love that’s true
Always
When the things that you plan
Need a helping hand
I will understand
Always, always

Days may not be fair
Always
But that’s when I’ll be there
Always
Not for just an hour
No, no, not for just a day
Not for just a year
Oh but always

Days may not be fair
Always
But that’s when I’ll be there
Always
Not for just an hour
No, no, not for just a day
Not for just a year
Oh but always

Until forever is through
Until there’s just me and you
Always
Oh always

(Kern/Fields)

Someday,
When I’m awfully low
And the world is cold,
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight.
But, you’re lovely
With your smile so warm
And your cheek so soft.
There is nothing for me but to love you
Just the way you look tonight.

With each word your tenderness grows,
Tearing my soul apart.
And that love that wrinkles your nose,
Touches my foolish heart.

But you’re lovely,
Never, never change.
Keep that breathless charm.
Won’t you please arrange it, ’cause I love you
Just the way you look tonight–
Just the way you look tonight.

Infos générales

Compilé par Geoff Callingham.
Sorti en septembre 2004.