Smallcreep’s Day

Seb

5/5

Le tout premier disque solo de Mike. Somptueux de part en part… Notamment Smallcreep’s day suite… Voilà, pas grand chose de plus à dire.

Tracklist

(Rutherford)

It’s so very dark in here
There’s water on the wall
I can see no lights and what’s that sound
That droning far above the smoke
And everywhere I look their eyes are watching me.

Hello my friend
The day is long and I am very hot
This metal world
The lower half of every face is lit
Everytime I look the clock is calling me
On the tick and the tock.

I’ve got my love to get me there
But I’ve more pain that I can bare
There is a world to find and share
Oh Saturday – Oh Saturday
And I can see a dying race, who live their lives
On the tick and the tock, in between.

(Rutherford)

I’m hopelessly waiting in line
For what I don’t know I don’t mind
There’s never a day that goes by
Without blood on my hands in my hair.

I’m hopelessly working in line
On what I don’t care I don’t mind
There’s nothing that I would give
To see what comes out at the end.

(Rutherford)

(Instrumental)

(Rutherford)

Say I’m going, yes I am going in another day,
Coz if I do go home I’ve nothing left to say.
I’m a man who clocked on but out of my life.
When the lights go out tonight I’ll make my move.
Too many years and all those tears have gone so deep inside me.
Oh No!

Along the edge, above the metal dreamlike streamlike world.
Way up above looking down up row after row of factory machines.
There’s no time like the present.
Singing a song I brought along to keep me company.

Aching back, my breath coming fast my feet getting lighter, I
I feel kind of dizzy

Running up, I’m running down.
I am nearly there, I am, I’m nearly there.
The light in the distance is getting so much brighter.
I’m a no-man in a no-man’s land.

The metal girders that stand all around have now gone.
The sky through the skylight’s a different shade of blue.
Cats and rats in this neighbourhood,
Cats and rats in this neighbourhood.
Look different to me.

Let it be a better day – for you my love.
Let it be a better day – for me my love.

The day is nearly ended hurry home to your bed
My nights are oh so lonely come and lay down your head
The eyes of all our children growing heavy with sleep
And with one final flicker into a world full of dreams.

Oh I need you now through the lonely nights
And when the morning comes upon us
I’ll be holding you so close to me.

The grass is never greener either side of the wall
If I am here or somewhere many miles away
For I have come to realize nothing changes at all.

Oh I need you now through the lonely nights
And when the morning comes upon us
I’ll be holding you so close to me.

(Rutherford)



And I feel like the night is closing – I know it is
Do you feel it burning in my blood
Burning in my blood like it’s setting me fire.

And I feel like a cloud is closing in – I know it is
As I slip into a hazy crazy world – I know I am
Sooner or later moonshine in my brain
Turning me around till there’s madness in the air.

Turning water into wine, till there’s nothing left to burn
Courage deserted me tonight.

And in the moments that I have when peace is all around
I can see clearly now, and what I see
There’s your world and there’s mine
There’s so little in between
But listen my love
We will never know which one of us has got it right.

Coz baby the things I do are hurting everyone
I know they are. I’ve got to try to find the door
Sooner or later it will turn me inside out
Begone all those who would torment me
I’ve an answer for you now.

And I’m glad it’s not late to give it up – I know it’s not
All I need’s a year or two to rearrange – to rearrange
I can feel it burning in my blood
Turning me around till there’s madness in the air.

Turning water into wine, till there’s nothing left to burn
Courage deserted me tonight.

And in the moments that I have when peace is all around
I can see clearly now, and what I see
There’s your world and there’s mine
There’s so little in between
But listen my love
We will never know which one of us has got it right.

Turning water into wine, till there’s nothing left to burn
Courage deserted me tonight.

Turning water into wine, till there’s nothing left to burn
Courage deserted me tonight.

(Rutherford)


It’s been so many years since I saw your face,
But now I’m home again back in my old place
And though you’re not quite sure you think you see me by the door
I’ll be there.

When the winter comes knocking on the door
And you’ve the firelight dancing on the floor
In the dead of night when every star is burning bright
I’ll be there

Time and time again
I am always there to see you through the night
Time and time again
Rest your tired head and it will be alright
and after all is said, is said and done
Oh God you’ll never know
Just how lonely life can be for me.

So let me tell you now what it’s like to be
The one whose memories are scattered on the sea
When the wind goes down you’ll see them lying all around.

On a cloudy day, high up in the sky
There’s a lonely bird who’s sailing round and round
Looking for a place to land down on the ground, for a while
Over and over again
Please give your love to me
Throw it in the wind and I’ll be there.

Deep within the darkness I’m the shadow next to yours
I’ll be there.

Time and time again
I am always there to see you through the night
Time and time again
Rest your tired head and it will be alright
And after all is said, is said and done
Please give your love to me
Throw it in the wind and I’ll be there.

(Rutherford)


There never was a moment I wasn’t sure
I would be someone who roamed the world
And when the time was ready and so was I
get out of here onto the streets
Who’ll make everything better, who’ll make everything better.

The life that I was living, the great outdoors
Stars up above me everynight, as I lay down my head
Who’ll make everything better, who’ll make everything better.

Get out of bed I hear them singing all along the way
You’re where you want to be out on the open road again
Ain’t that peculiar, you’re on you’re own again
You’re on your own, on your own, I guess you always were.

One day you come to realise you’re getting old
No one to share the lonely days, to be together
Who’ll make everything better, who’ll make everything better.

Get out of bed I hear them singing all along the way
Too late to change it all, the gypsy in your blood has gone
Ain’t that peculiar, you’re on your own again
You’re on your own, on your own, until the very end.

(Rutherford)


How, how can I
How can I be back here again
It was just the other day.

That I, I said I
I said I would be moving on
Seems to me I’m going round and round
It’s the only way I know.

Every road that I take is the same
Everyway I go, everyday I go
Leading me back the way I’ve just come
Every road that I take is the same
Don’t be sorry please, don’t you worry please
I will be back again very soon.

Then, when I know
I know that I have stayed too long
And there’s nothing left for me to say
So I’ll be on my way

Every road that I take is the same
Everyway I go, everyday I go
Leading me back the way I’ve just come
Every road that I take is the same
Don’t be sorry please, don’t you worry please,
I will be back again very soon.

Follow me now, wherever I go
Follow me now.

(Rutherford)


Get the money and run
Now’s not the time to hang around
Overnight job it’s an overnight job
Anymore for anymore
Think it over, you’ve always got to be
Just one more step ahead
Everyone said that it couldn’t be done
And I know that’s why you’re here tonight
You’ve got everything that you need for the job
I hope that it all works out right.

Out on the streets at the dead of night
There’s nobody else around
Overnight job it’s an overnight job
Anymore for anymore
Think it over, you’ve always got to be
Just one more step ahead
Coz everyone said that it couldn’t be done
And I know that’s why you’re here tonight
Over your shoulder the day’s getting bolder
The shadows are fading away.

Because everyone’s got it inside, just a little bit somewhere

Overnight job it’s an overnight job
Think it over, you’ve always got to be
Just one more step ahead
Everyone said that it couldn’t be done
And I know that’s why you are here tonight
Over your shoulder the day’s getting bolder
The shadows are fading away.

Infos générales

Mike Rutherford : guitares, basse, pédale basse
Noel McCalla : chant
Anthony Phillips : claviers
Morris Pert : percussion
Simon Phillips : batterie
Produit par : David Hentschel
Ingénieur du son : David Hentschel
Enregistré à Polar Studios, Stockholm 1979
Mixé à Maison Rouge, London 1979 assisté par Dave Bacsombe

Sorti en janvier 1980

Singles :
Janvier 1980 – Working In Line/Compression
1980 – Moonshine/Working In Line
Juillet 1980 – Time And Time Again/At The End Of The Day/Overnight Job