Mike Rutherford

Tracklist

(Rutherford)

(Face B de Working In Line)

And it really doesn’t matter what you say or what you do
After many years of being oh-so close, it’s over

I know you know, I know
Now that I’m out in the cold with the lonely people
Darling, darling, darling, darling, darling
I never thought that I could feel so all alone
Cos I will be whatever I should be, for you

I know you know, I know
Now that I’m out in the cold with the lonely people
Darling, darling, darling, darling, darling
You know it hurts me so, to be so all alone

And though it’s dark around us, I can see love in your eyes
I’ve covered all the angles, nothing will be a surprise

Cos I know that you know, I know you know
That everything is better in the morning
You’ve got to say that I, say that I
I’m really out of place

Oh, I know I’m a lucky boy
Now that I’m out in the cold with the lonely people
Darling, darling, oh darling, darling, darling
It leaves me cold to think, it’s after all these years

You hear they tell me something, I can see that in your eyes
And though I’ve covered all the angles, will it still be a surprise?

(Rutherford)

(Face B de Against All Odds de Phil Collins)

Did you ever wonder
Just who’s in control
Underneath the surface
Feel a different world

I feel the knife in my shoulder
But it doesn’t hurt at all
I’ll still be the loser
Whichever way I fall

It’s just a dream that I had and I’m making a big mistake
It’s just a dream that I had and I’m making a big mistake
It’s just a dream that I had and I’m making a big mistake
It’s just a dream that I had and I’m making a big mistake

I don’t think you care
Just what’s goin’ on
They get some information for you
Don’t stay too long

I can do what I want to
And I could say what’s in my mind
I’ve gotta make some decisions
I’m running out of time

It’s just a dream that I had and I’m making a big mistake
It’s just a dream that I had and I’m making a big mistake
It’s just a dream that I had and I’m making a big mistake
It’s just a dream that I had and I’m making a big mistake
It’s just a dream that I had and I’m making a big mistake
It’s just a dream that I had and I’m making a big mistake

(Rutherford)

(Face B de Hideaway)

Pas de paroles disponibles

(Rutherford)

(Face B de Silent Running)

(Instrumental)

(Rutherford)

(Face B de The Living Years)

Don’t stop now, it’s a work of art
Watching you work the route takes away my breath
Show him how, show him what to do
It’s a master-class, baby I’m impressed
She said, « Who do you think you’re talkin’ to?
I treat all my men with a little respect »
I said, « That may be the case baby,
But I know who you are, I don’t wanna be next »

(Ooh) Don’t waste your time, don’t throw those lines at me
(Ooh) Too many friends, too many casualties
(Ooh) You point those eyes just like a loaded gun
(Ooh) I’m not about to be just anyone

Things don’t change, there will always be
Someone the same as you, someone the same as me
That’s okay, there’s no need to rush
Please don’t adjust your philosophy
She said, « Who do you think you’re talkin’ to?
All I ask is just a little respect »
I said, « That may be the case baby,
But I know who you are, I don’t wanna be next »

(Ooh) Don’t waste your time, don’t throw those lines at me
(Ooh) Too many friends, too many casualties
(Ooh) I don’t need this, I need a tender heart
(Ooh) You worked alone, I knew that from the start

(Ooh) Don’t waste your time, don’t throw those lines at me
(Ooh) Too many friends, too many casualties
(Ooh) You point those eyes just like a loaded gun
(Ooh) I’m not about to be just anyone

No, no, no, keep away from me baby
I know who you are, hey, don’t wanna be next
Keep away, you’re wasting your time, you’ll ruin your lines, oh yeah

(Rutherford/Robertson)

(Face B de Get Up et Stop Baby)

I didn’t get it, not at all
When to run or when to crawl
Consistency, that’s not my game
A whisper, then a shout
My youthfulness, I sense today
Forever may have fell away
Reluctantly, I have to say
It’s time we talked things out

Cos I think I’ve got the message
I can hear you loud and clear
You don’t have to spell it out for me, my dear
You don’t have to paint a picture
Or whisper in my ear
Cos I think I’ve got the message, loud and clear

I don’t know what gets into me
Makes me act so foolishly
The steady hand, once in control
Been missing, here of late
I know it’s been a bumpy ride
So up and down, from side to side
I’ll get my head out of the clouds
And try to see things straight

Cos I think I’ve got the message
I can hear you loud and clear
You don’t have to spell it out for me, my dear
You don’t have to paint a picture
Or whisper in my ear
Cos I think I’ve got the message, loud and clear

You don’t have to paint no picture
Or whisper in my ear
I think I’ve got the message loud and clear
Yes, I think I’ve got the message
Loud and clear

(Rutherford/Robertson)

(Face B de Over my shoulder)

I’m thinking, I’m always the last to know
Seems like, I come on a little slow
You disappear before my eyes
How come I was the last to realize
Oh oh oh oh

Hoping, praying for something new
Wishing, that somebody might be you
Saw you standing in the street
Never thought we ever get to meet
Oh oh oh oh oh

Are you for real or just a fantasy
I like to think you just exist for me
So real to me
Whatever I do it only goes to show
It seems to me I’m still the last to know
Oh oh oh oh oh

Seems like, I’m always the least aware
Thinking, yeah
It’s not that I didn’t care
I got nobody else to blame
But it would help me if I knew you’re name
If I knew you’re name

Are you for real or just a fantasy
I like to think you just exist for me
Oh you feel so real
Whatever I do it only goes to show
It seems to me I’m still the last to know

Oh oh oh
I’m always the last to know
Don’t you know I’m thinking
Always the last to know
And I ask you
You disappear before my eyes
How come I’m the last one to realize
Always the last to know
Always the last

(Rutherford/Neil)

(Face B de A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold)

One two, one two

You’re dreamin’, your fast Dina has turned sixty-three
You hate readin’, you hate ridin’, you hate history
Your standing in nomans land til you hear the band checking
One two, (one two, one two)

No Chopin, or Beethoven, just a little R N B
’cause, in your dreams, in your dreams, in your dreams
You’ll be up there to
In your dreams, in your dreams, in your dreams
There’ll be lovin’ you

Every weekend it’s always the same
The boys watching Eric, the girls watch in vain
And the young contenders sit down here again
There all down here again
Boys at the front

Your hands spinnin’, with young women, playin’ on your mind
They say traction, but no action, ’cause you don’t have the time
Nobody can make you choose, so you play the blues
‘casue you want to (one two, one two)

Young liein’, you keep tryin’, not to toe the line
‘casue, in your dreams, in your dreams, in your dreams
You’ll be up there to
In your dreams, in your dreams, in your dreams
There’ll be lovin’ you

Every weekend it’s always the same
The boys watching Eric, the girls watch in vain
And all the young contenders sit down here again
Ain’t no trouble going down
Boys at the front

In your dreams, in your dreams, in your dreams
You’ll be up there to
In your dreams, in your dreams, in your dreams
There’ll be lovin’ you

Every weekend it’s always the same
The boys watching Eric, the girls watch in vain
And all the young contenders sit down here again
Ain’t no trouble

Every weekend it’s always the same
The boys watching Eric, the girls watch in vain
And the young contenders sit down here again
Down here again
Boys at the front

Boys at the front
Boys at the front

Thank you

(Rutherford/Neil)

(Face B de A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold)

Let me go said the little boy
And it’s just like me
Let me go said the little boy
And it’s just like me

And they stole my future, and they stole my place
And it’s just like me
But they won’t tell my story, they won’t show my face
And it’s just like me

When every single thing in the world is broken
There’s nothing left worth hanging on to

All I wanted was the tender touch
Never wanted much, but noone belived me
All I needed was a little luck
It would have meant so much, if someone belived me
All I needed was a little time
When we threw that line, well it worked out fine
All I wanted was the tender touch
Now it means so much, cause somebody needs me

Let me go said the little boy
And it’s just like me
Let me go said the little boy
Hey, it’s just like me

And it’s bit by bit, and piece by piece
And it’s just like me
I can’t see no conclusion, I can’t get no relief
And it’s just like me

When every mothers son in the world was running
I had my spirit broken in two

All I wanted was the tender touch
Never wanted much, but noone belived me
All I needed was a little luck
It would have meant so much, if someone belived me
All I needed was a little time
When you threw that line, well it worked out fine
All I wanted was the tender touch
Now it means so much, cause somebody needs me

Let me go
And it’s just like me

And it’s just like me

When every single thing in the world is broken
There’s nothing left worth hanging on to

All I wanted was the tender touch
Never wanted much, but noone belived me
All I needed was a little luck
It would have meant so much, if someone belived me
All I needed was a little time
When you threw that line, well it worked out fine
All I wanted was the tender touch
Now it means so much, cause somebody needs me

All I wanted was the tender touch
Never wanted much, but noone belived me
All I needed was a little luck
It would have meant so much, if someone belived me
All I needed was a little time
When you threw that line, well it worked out fine
All I wanted was the tender touch
Now it means so much, cause somebody needs me

All I wanted was the tender touch

(Rutherford/Carrack)

(Face B de Another Cup Of Coffee)

Lying sleepless wide awake, wondering how much I can take
You never change
Tired of living with your lies, comes to me as no surprise
You never change

No more tears left to cry
I have to forget you, all over again
No matter how many times that you try
I know that you never change

Like a habit hard to break, I can learn from my misstakes
You never change
Now I feel like I’ve been here before, oh a thousand times or more
But you never change

No more tears left to cry
I have to forget you, all over again
No matter how many times that you try
I know that you never change

All this time I finally realize that it’s all over
There’s no point in taking time to talk it over
There’s to much sorrow, to much pain to go through it all again
Cause you never change

No more tears left to cry
I have to forget you, all over again
No matter how many times that you try
I know that you never

No more tears left to cry
I have to forget you, all over again
No matter how many times you try to explain
I know that you never change

You never change

(Rutherford/Robertson)

(Face B de Another Cup Of Coffee)

You don’t know what love is baby, someday you may
You don’t know the hurt you cause
And all the thoughtless things you say

You don’t know, you don’t know

You don’t know what trust is maybe, someday you find
Someone is obsessed by you
Remember to be kind, then you know

What you don’t know

Cut to the chase
Spare me the lie, right to your face with no disguise
I’m not beeing mean, seems you’ve a lot to learn

Well you don’t need to be smart, or try to be cool
Noone suggesting you’re a fool
To your face, to your face, to your face

Baby, you don’t know what love is, someday you may
You don’t know the pain you cause
With all the crazy things you say

You don’t know, oh you don’t know

You don’t know what hope is baby, you have to try
Put your faith in someone, doesn’t mean he’ll make you cry

You don’t know, you don’t know

Put down your guard
Give me a break, just take a chance that’s all it takes
To my face, to my face, to my face

Tell me, You don’t know what love is, someday you may
You don’t know the pain you cause
With all these crazy things you say

You don’t know, no you don’t know

You don’t know what love is baby
But someday you may
And you don’t now the hurt you cause
All the silly thoughtless things you say

You don’t know, you don’t know, you don’t know baby
You don’t know the thoughtless things you say
You don’t know what love is
Someday you may, someday you may

You don’t know

(Rutherford/Carrack)

Face B de A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold

Nobody told me what I had to do to make you happy
Nobody told me what I had to do to make you stay
Somebody help me, how can I get your attention
Somebody tell me, why have we ended up this way

When I first saw you
Darling always from the start, I wanted to be with you
If I could only hold you
Take you in my arms, I can be there too

Tell me again, is there nothing I can do
To make you belive, every word I’m saying is true
Tell me you know what I mean

Nobody told me that I would be running round in circles
Nobody told me I’d just be waiting by the phone
Somebody help me, tell me ther’s no misunderstanding
Somebody tell me, why am I sitting here alone

All I’m asking
Darling look into my eyes, tell me what you see
Is it a dream
Or is it a fading memory, of you and me

Tell me again, is there nothing I can do
To make you belive, every word I’m saying is true
Tell me you know what I mean

Nobody told me what I had to do to make you happy
Nobody told me what I had to do to make you stay
Somebody help me, how can I get your attention
Somebody tell me, why we’ve ended up this way

Nobody told me, Nobody told me
Somebody help me, Somebody help me

(Rutherford/Neil)

Face B de A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold

Help me, help me understand
I still find it hard to comprahend
Tell me, tell me who I am
The one who shared your life or just a friend

I can read your heart like an open book
But I can’t belive the thinhgs you do
I can’t belive the things you do

Show me, show me what you need
Do you really know or do you care

You don’t now me if you think I can’t see
promises you break when I’m not there

I can read your face like an open book
But I can’t belive the things you do
I can’t belive the things you do

When you’re alone and looking out across the years
You’re caught in space, you’re caught in time

And when you add up all the laughter and the tears
I hope your future will be mine

Help me, help me understand
I still find it hard to comprahend
Tell me, tell me who I am
The one who shared your life or just a friend

Just a friend

Infos générales

Chansons n’apparaissant sur aucun album. 

Seb

1/5

Grosse déception à l’écoute de ce disque. Des nouvelles chansons très peu inspirées, des ré-enregistrements qui passent à côté, donc une version interminablement mauvaise de All I Need Is A Miracle. Pas de bol… 

Tracklist

1 : One Way

2 : Out Of The Blue

3 : What Would You Do

4 : The Living Years

5 : Beggar On A Beach Of Gold

6 : Get Up

7 : Another Cup Of Coffee

8 : All I Need Is A Miracle

9 : Silent Running

10 : Over My Shoulder

11 : Word Of Mouth

Infos générales

Compilation avec ré-enregistrements.

Sortie en 2019

Seb

2/5

C’est un peu le gadin après le précédent album. Cet album n’apporte rien de nouveau… Dommage. 

Tracklist

I don’t wanna live without living
I don’t wanna wear a disguise
I don’t wanna keep on pretending
Just living a lie
Every day the pressure is building
Every night I’m howling at the moon
Feeling like the wolves are just closing in
What can I do?

So let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
If I don’t try, I will never know
let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
See how far I can go

None of us is born to be prisoners
But some of us end up in a cell
What if we were born to be a witness
Living is the only way to tell

So let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
If I don’t try, I will never know
let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
See how far I can go

And let me dream, let me dream, let me dream
I can be who I wanna be
let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
See how high I can go

Funny thing is
Make a wish and
Hope it counts for something
Standing here
And I’m looking down
Not afraid to fall

So let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
If I don’t try, I will never know
let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
See how far I can go

And let me dream, let me dream, let me dream
I can be who I wanna be
let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
See how high I can go

So let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
If I don’t try, I will never know
let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
See how far I can go

And let me dream, let me dream, let me dream
I can be who I wanna be
let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
See how high I can go

So let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
If I don’t try, I will never know
let me fly, let me fly, oh, let me fly
See how far I can go

And let me dream, let me dream, let me dream
I can be who I wanna be

Are you ready?
To put your heart on the line
To tell the world that you’re mine
To love me all of the time

Wiser and older
I thought it was over
But I’m haunted again by you

Stronger and deeper
I’m still a believer
No, I never got over you

Over the waves and across the years
I’ve dealt with my demons and faced my fears
But, there’s only one thing I need to know

Are you ready?
To put your heart on the line
To tell the world that you’re mine
To love me all of the time

Are you ready?
To stand with me when it counts
Let go of all your doubts
Love me all of the time
 
When I was younger
I let you go under
And I never forgave myself

All of the time I was on the run
I’m back here to finish what I’ve begun
Now there’s only one thing I need to know

Are you ready?
To put your heart on the line
To tell the world that you’re mine
To love me all of the time

Are you ready?
To stand with me when it counts
Let go of all your doubts
Love me all of the time

Can you trust in what I say?
Step into a brand new day
New day

Tell me, are you ready?
To put your heart on the line
To tell me, are you ready?
Love me all of the time
 
Tell me, are you ready?
To stand with me when it counts
Let go of all your doubts
Love me all of the time

I put my heart on the line
Tell me, are you ready?
To put your heart on the line
To tell the world that you’re mine
You got to tell the world you’re mine
Love me all of the time
Tell them, tell them

Are you ready?
Tell them, tell them, are you ready?
I’m ready
I’m so ready
Hey, hey, hey (Love me all of the time)
Tell me, are you ready?
Take a look around you
I really think you should
At all the things you’ve broken
Just because you could

Think of all the people
You know who they are
Ya took them all for granted
And gave them only scars

And I wonder
When you are here beside me
And I hold you
I know that you don’t love me
Do you wonder
If we’re so good together
Why ya do
The things you do
To me and to you?

Every single moment
Every single day
Ya never seem to tire
Of all the games you play
 
I doubt you’ve even noticed
The world is movin’ on
It’s too late for salvation
Your power’s all but gone

And I wonder
When you are here beside me
And I hold you, yeah
I know that you don’t love me
Do you wonder
If we’re so good together
Why you do
The things you do
To me and to you?

Are you blind to what I’m sayin’?
It’s not too late for changing
I look into the future
And this is what I fear
The smile that made me love you
Has all but disappeared
But who am I to tell you?
Who am I to say?
I’ve nothin’ left to offer
Just hope ya find your way
 
And I wonder
Well, you are here beside me
And I hold you
I know that you don’t love me
Do you wonder
If we’re so good together
Why ya do
The things ya do
Why ya do
The things ya do
To me and to you?

Yeah, yeah

Do you ever wonder
Somewhere in your mind
Why ya do the things ya do

Do you ever wonder

The things ya do

Oh yeah, love

Do you ever wonder?
Are there days when you’re feeling
Days when you’re feeling down?
And you’re looking for hope but
How can that be found?
Are there nights when you’re falling
Nights when you’re falling fast?
Can you take a hold of my hand
Let go of the past?
Can I take a hold of your heart?
That’s all I ask

And if you say yeah
You give it one more chance
You see, the best is yet to come
And if you say yeah
The future’s in your hands
The best is yet to come

If there’re times you’re the winner
Times you’re the loser too
Are there times when you question
Everything you knew?
I don’t want you to give up
Don’t you give up now
Gotta keep your feet on the ground
And your head in the clouds
Can you just be true to yourself
And make me proud?
And if you say yeah
You give it one more chance
The best is yet to come
And if you say yeah
The future’s in your hands
The best is yet to come

Why are you giving up the ghost
This is the time I need you most
I only wanna see you standing tall
Life is a circle at your feet
Always perfected and so sweet

And if you say yeah
You give it one more chance
You see, the best is yet to come
And if you say yeah
The future’s in your hands
The best is yet to come
And if you say yeah
You give it one more chance
The best is yet to come
And if you say yeah
The future’s in your hands
The best is yet to come
That’s all I ask
The best is yet to come
The future’s in your hands
The best is yet to come
That’s what I ask
The best is yet to come
Now the tears are falling
But not again
Do not fear the darkness
It has to end

If we hold together
Be as one
I know finally
We’ll see the sun

I’m not trying to save the world
Only wanna make us better
Cause we all want to feel that our lives have a reason
And you’ve given me hope something I can believe in

Sorrow is no stranger
Not to me
He has often brought me
To my knees

But if we stand together
In the light
I can promise
You will be alright
 
I’m not trying save the world
Only wanna make us better
I’m not trying to save the world
I know nothing lasts forever
Cause we all want to feel that our lives have a reason
And you’ve given me hope something I can believe in

Ooh
Ooh, yeah

I’m not trying to save the world
Only wanna make us better
I’m not trying to save the world
I know nothing lasts forever

I’m not trying to save the world
(‘Cause we all want to feel that our lives have a reason)
Only wanna make us better
(And you’ve given me hope something I can believe in)
I’m not trying to save the world
(‘Cause we all want to feel that our lives have a reason)
I know nothing lasts forever
(And you’ve given me hope something I can believe in)

I’m not trying to save
You believe me?
Save the world baby, no
I was such a lucky man
Before I turned the tables
You were everything to me
Now I’m like a fallen angel

Made a promise to myself
I would love nobody else
But I don’t know what came over me
No, I don’t know what came over me

I was such a fool
All I ever cared about was you
Always you, always you

It was only for a night
A moment in madness
But I’ve paid a heavy price
For these endless days of sadness

Made a promise to myself
That I wouldn’t love nobody else
But I don’t know what came over me
No, I don’t know what came over me
I was such a fool
All I ever cared about was you
Always you, always you
Made a promise to myself
I would love nobody else
But I don’t know what came over me
No, I don’t know what came over me
But I don’t know what came over me
No, I don’t know what came over me
But I don’t know what came over me
No, I don’t know what came over me
I don’t know what came over me
Friend of mine
Friend of mine
Told me about a girl that I left behind
Said she was living on her own
And I said she needed to go home
So I tried to find

Tried to find
But she’s elusive at the best of times
Best of times
I tried to get inside her head
I tried to think of what I said

Yeah I was looking through the cold dark nights
But there was nothing to find
I asked a stranger if he knew your name
Said you nearly lost your mind

Looking for the high life
‘Cause it’s over now
Said that you could see it
In her eyes
Looking for the high life
Wasn’t working out
But she’ll be looking for the rest of her life
There she goes
There she goes
It’s too late but I should have told
Should have told
That she don’t need to be like them
To be loved in the end

So she went off into the cold dark night
But there was nothing find
I should have held close for one last time
So she wouldn’t lose her mind

Looking for the high life
‘Cause it’s over now
Said that you could see it
In her eyes
Looking for the high life
Wasn’t working out
But she’ll be looking for the rest of her life

Looking for the high life
‘Cause it’s over now
Said that you could see it
In her eyes
Looking for the high life
Wasn’t working out
But she’ll be looking for the rest of her life
Yeah, she’ll be looking for the rest of her life
Said she’ll be looking for the rest of her life
Her life

I read the words today
The words you’d never say, not ever to my face
Just a simple page
That I found by mistake, now nothing will be the same, oh no

Don’t know why I never saw it in your eyes
All this time you were a master of disguise
It was just a simple letter
That I never will forget
Now things will never
Now things will never be the same
Never be the same
No, no

A simple twist of fate
If I had closed the drawer into it
But it’s too late
I’m wakin’ from a dream
What else remains unseen, I wonder
Will I never know?

Don’t know why I never saw it in your eyes
All this time you were a master of disguise
It was just a simple letter
That I never will forget
Now things will never
Now things will never be the same
Never be the same
No, no
Don’t know why I never saw it in your eyes
All this time you were a master of disguise
It was just a simple letter
That I never will forget
Now things will never
No things will never
Thing will never be the same
Never be the same
Never be the same
Never be the same
Never be the same
No never

It’s Monday mornin’ and she’s
Back on the train
It’s the same old empty faces
Again and again
It’s Friday evenin’ and the
Week is done
She used to just live for the moment
Go out and have fun
But she’s not out of love
She’s not out of hope and dreamin’
She’s not out of love, no
She’s still got so much to believe in

You gotta hold on
You gotta hold on
To the things in life that really matter
Friends to keep you strong
You gotta hold on
You gotta hold on
Just believe that life, the world kept right
Even when the world seems wrong

It’s Sunday mornin’ and she’s
Still laying in bed
She reads through the Sunday papers
But despite what she read
But she’s not out of love
Not out of hope and dreamin’
She’s not out of love, no
She’s still got so much to believe in
You gotta hold on
(Hold on)
You gotta hold on
(Hold on)
To the things in life that really matter
That keep you strong
You gotta hold on
You gotta hold on
Just believe that life, the world kept right
Even when the world seems wrong

Everything that you have ever loved
Is all that matters in the end
The only thing that you can count on
Is the love of a friend

Oh yeah
Not out of love
No, you still got so much
(Not out of love)
Not out of love
(Not out of hope and dreamin’)
Not out of hope and dreamin’
(Not out of love)
Not out of love
Still got so much to believe in
Not out of love
(Not out of hope and dreamin’)
Not out (Not out of love)
Still got so much (Still got so much to believe in)
Know you can make it
Hold on
Now everything is wrong
How can I carry on?
You broke a part of me
I doubt if you can see

And even now I’m hoping it wasn’t all in vain
‘Cause all that I have left is the pain

There’s got to be some love left over
‘Cause I meant everything that I told ya
There’s got to be some time to mend it
Wasn’t like I ever wanted to end it
There’s got to be some love

I packed my life away
Just for a rainy day
Still weathering the storm
How can I carry on?

And even though I’m hopin’, maybe time can heal
You will never feel what I feel
There’s got to be some love left over
‘Cause I meant everything that I told ya
There’s got to be some time to mend it
A broken heart just can’t keep on pretendin’
There’s got to be some love

You’re lookin’ for the movers and shakers
But how you find the good from the great
If I have only one demand, it’s that you try to understand
Life is not worth living this way
 
There’s got to be some love left over
‘Cause I meant everything that I told ya
There’s got to be some time to mend it
Wasn’t like I ever wanted to end it

There’s got to be some love left over
‘Cause I meant everything that I told ya
There’s got to be some time to mend it
A broken heart just can’t go on pretendin’

There’s got to be some love
Oh, there’s got to be some love
Sweet love
No one can say
You didn’t want to fly
You went your own way
And weren’t afraid to try
Now you feel so alone
When your dreams aren’t always what they seem

You give all you got
Still get hurt
Still get torn in two
When the battle seems lost
I’ll be there
I’ll be there for you (There for you)
I’ll be there
I’ll be there for you

You’ve fallen from grace
And given up the fight
But you know life finds a way
When there’s no hope inside
And you’re not alone
When your dreams aren’t always what the seem
You give all you got
Still get hurt
Still get torn in two
When the battle seems lost
I’ll be there
I’ll be there for you (There for you)
I’ll be there
I’ll be there for you
Always
Always

Oh, when your dreams aren’t always what the seem
You give all you got
Still get hurt
Still get torn in two
When the battle seems lost
I’ll be there
I’ll be there

(You give all you got
Still get hurt
Still get torn in two
When the battle seems lost
I’ll be there
I’ll be there for you (There for you)
I’ll be there
I’ll be there for you
Traveled south to wash my sins away
But the devil laughed as he turned and sealed my fate
Oh let go of my soul, I never feel, I’m never on my own

Someone right behind haunts me to the bone

All I want is something
That I know I can believe in again
All I want is something
That I know I can believe in again
And I know that’s you
Hey

Gave my child a gun
To see what he could do
Shot them down
With the dirty shade of blue

All I want is something
That I know I can believe in again
All I want is something
That I know I can believe in again
Shine a light into the dark
Before it brings me to my knees
Oh give me your light
I need your light

Storms will rise
Rain will fall on you
River runs
Away from the truth

And all I want is something
That I know I can believe in again
All I want is something
That I know I can believe in again

Oh give me your light
I need your light
Oh baby

I just need something that I can believe in
All I need
All I need is something
I just need something, something

Infos générales

Sortie en 2017

Seb

0/5

Pas d’avis pour le moment

Tracklist

1 : Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)
2 : All I Need Is A Miracle
3 : The Living Years
4 : Word Of Mouth
5 : Over My Shoulder
6 : A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold
7 : Another Cup Of Coffee
8 : Now That You’ve Gone
9 : Taken In
10 : Nobody’s Perfect
11 : Everybody Gets A Second Chance
12 : Nobody Knows
13 : Seeing Is Believing
14 : A Time And Place
15 : Whenever I Stop
16 : Reach Out (Touch The Sun)
17 : Try To Save Me
18 : When My Feet Don’t Touch The Ground

Infos générales

Compilation

Sortie en 2014

Seb

4/5

Ben voilà ! Un chouette disque. Mike s’est ressaisi et à reformé un nouveau groupe puisque Môôôôsieur Carrack ne veut plus. Très bien. Deux chouettes chanteurs en plus. Le M&M’s nouvelle formule est cool même s’il ne révolutionne pas la musique.

Tracklist

(Rutherford/Neil/Sutton)


And the road gets brighter
And the load gets lighter
And it’s so much better
Better every step we take together
Ooh look where we’ve come
Looking back who’d of thought
We could do what we’ve done
We still got
So much to carry
So far to go
(Still got)
So much to learn
So much we don’t know
Maybe we’ll stumble, maybe we’ll fall, but
We got each other to hold
And the road gets brighter
And the load gets lighter
And it’s so much better
Better every step we take together
And the life tastes sweeter
And the love runs deeper
And it’s so much better
Every step we take together
Let’s take our time
And the way that we’re going
It’s gonna be fine
We still got
So much to carry
So far to go
(Still got)
So much to learn
So much we don’t know
Maybe we’ll stumble, maybe we’ll fall, but
We got each other to hold
And the road gets brighter
And the load gets lighter
And it’s so much better
Better every step we take together
And life tastes sweeter
And the love runs deeper
And it’s so much better
Better every step we take together

(Rutherford/Roachford/Norton/Weaver)


It seems that I’ve
Fallen to the ground
It seems like I’m whole again
What can they do
I’ve learnt to take it
If only I knew then

The world is turning night and day
So love let it shine away

Reach out and touch the sun
Reach out and feel again
You’ve gotta reach out
Again

This situation,
Coming to the end
Now the light is back again

And I will never be afraid
So love let it shine away

Reach out and touch the sun
Reach out and feel again
You gotta reach out
Again

Reach out and touch the sun
I know that you’ll make it
Through the rain
You gotta reach out
Again

And it’s good that
We won’t be afraid
Coz every night and day
When you’re trying to make it
And you know you’ll find a way

Reach out and touch the sun
Reach out and feel again
You’ve gotta reach out
Again

Reach out and touch the sun
I know that you’ll make it
Through the rain
You gotta reach out
Again

(Rutherford/Neil/Roachford)


All my family, all my friends
They won’t take me back again
It’s not hard to understand
Why they finally washed their hands
Try to save me
Oh don’t betray me
Try to save me
Give back what you gave me
Try to save me
I know I’m crazy but
Try to save me
Like I saved you
When you were scared and full of doubt
I got down and pulled you out
And if in time you feel the same
I’ll always hold myself to blame
Try to save me
Please don’t betray me
Try to save me
Give back what you gave me
Try to save me
Lord knows I’m crazy but
Try to save me
Like I saved you
It’s a lonely weight to carry
I need your help to keep me strong
Try to save me
No don’t betray me
Try to save me
Give back what you gave me
Try to save me
Oh Lord I’m crazy but
Try to save me
Like I saved you

(Rutherford/Neil/Carstens)


These streets
These streets have beats that linger
These trigger fingers seldom caress
The best sound
Comes from nowhere
In These streets
We speak in conversations
Caught up in invitations
And yet
The best sound comes from nowhere
Out of nothing
In the background noise
Comes the world of choice
In the distance a familiar voice
It’s the one, it’s the one
I adore
In the background noise
I can hear you call
With such persistence
That I have to fall
It’s the one, it’s the one
I adore
What gives what takes
I’m always considered a contender
I surrender I surrender
In the background noise
Comes the world of choice
In the distance a familiar voice
It’s the one, it’s the one
I adore
In the background noise
I can hear you call
With such persistence
That I have to fall
It’s the one, it’s the one
I adore
These streets

(Rutherford/Neil/Howar/Roachford)


Do you wanna dance
Do really wanna
Take another chance
Are you strong enough
To hold love in your hands
Just to watch it fall away
Do you wanna scream
Falling in the fire
Burning to extreme
Count the pieces
Of another broken dream
Try to put it back again
I don’t do love
I don’t do anything
I’m not chasing after someone’s heart
But I’m not strong
When you are next to me
I feel I’m getting closer
Feel I’m going back to start
I don’t do love
I don’t do dreams
I can’t do hope
All those things
I won’t do pain
I won’t do tears
I can’t get close
All those years
Do you wanna dance
Do you really wanna take a lovers chance
Watch another memory
Slipping through your hand
While you slowly walk away
Do you wanna scream
Feel the hope and pain
And everything between
Another lover
Never saying what they mean
Never meaning what they say
I don’t do love
I don’t do anything
I’m not chasing after someone’s heart
But I’m not strong
When you are next to me
I feel I’m getting closer
I feel I’m going back to start
I don’t do love
I don’t do dreams
I don’t do hope
All those things
I won’t do pain
I won’t do tears
I can’t get close
All those years
Do you wanna dance
Do you really wanna dance
Do you wanna dance
Do you really wanna dance
Do you wanna dance

(Rutherford/Neil/Sutton)


One summer afternoon
You walked into heaven
No one said a word
About your t-shirt and your jeans
No one asked to see
Proof or confirmation
You were meant to walk
In a place you’ve never been
All the sacred words
All the regulations
Holy aspirations
They don’t get you there
Every voice is heard
No discrimination
There’s no revelation
Heaven doesn’t care
Your name was on the door
You were unexpected
Got there way too soon
Before your time
All around you saw
Every kind and every colour
Every single soul
A star that shines
All the sacred words
All the regulations
Holy aspirations
They don’t get you there
Every voice is heard
No discrimination
There’s no revelation
Heaven doesn’t care
All the holy words
All the revelations
Only aspirations
They don’t get you there
Every voice is heard
No discrimination
There’s no revelation
Heaven doesn’t care

(Rutherford/Neil/Carstens)


You always seek the problems
At my door
Its the prettiest problem
I choose to ignore
And love will always let you down
And its ruthless
You’re in distress
Why don’t you come out and confess
And did the ship already sink long time ago
Did the anchor break
It’s only we who’d know
See people talking
Solving nothing
It only hurts
It only hurts
It only hurts… for a while
It’s a human mystery no one can explain
Why we take the ones who hurt us
Back again
And love will always let you down
You moved less
To his caress
Why don’t you come out and confess
And did the ship already sink long time ago
Did the anchor break
It’s only we who’d know
See people talking
Solving nothing
It only hurts
It only hurts
It only hurts… for a while
Time has knocked the wind out of your sail
No adventure, no fulfilment
Just this space
And you could have it all
And lose it all
It only hurts
It only hurts
It only hurts… for a while
It only hurts
It only hurts
It only hurts… for a while

(Rutherford/Roachford/Norton/Weaver)


I don’t know if I can find a way
To help myself
I’m going to start again
Wanna take the the dreams we had before
And try it again
Wasting life on a fantasy
I don’t know why I ran away
Oh what I’m trying to say…
I wanna be the best that I can be
Can you find the faith to believe me
Oh like walking on water
Heaven knows that I’m willing to try
Over and over and over and over
I didn’t understand
That I can’t stand alone
I need you back again
Time has passed
Now I just can’t stay and hideaway
Oh what I’m trying to say
I wanna be the best that I can be
Can you find the faith to believe me
Oh like walking on water
Heaven knows that I’m willing to try
Over and over and over
Wanna take you up to the touch the sky
Be the water when the well runs dry
Wanna make a world and take you there
Over and over
If you can find a way
Let me take your hand
I won’t let go again
Time has passed
Now I just can’t stay and hideaway
That’s what I’m trying to say
I wanna be the best that I can be
Can you find the faith to believe me
Oh like walking on water
Heaven knows that I’m willing to try
Over and over and over

(Rutherford/Neil/Carstens)


Love will always hunt you down
Now the chase is on around and around
Love will always hunt you down
I hope that we can make it
I hope that one day you will come around
Don’t write me off
Before we begin
You act like love is a sin
But even losers can win
Don’t cut me out
For now we are here
There is no time for tears
And it’s a long way from over
Love will always hunt you down
Now the chase is on around and around
Fools are we to think we’ll stay apart
I hope that we can make it
I hope that one day you will come around
Don’t shoot me down
Give it a chance
Why don’t you finish the dance
Now we’ve got time on our hands
Don’t hold me back
Don’t shut down your heart
This is only the start
And it’s a long way from over
Love will always hunt you down
Now the chase is on around and around
Love will always hunt you down
I hope that we can make it
I hope that one day you will come around
Love will always hunt you down
Now the chase is on around and around
Love will always hunt you down
I hope that we can make it
I hope that one day you will come around

(Rutherford/Neil/Howar)


Oh no
I don’t know what to say
When you won’t even look at me
Let go… Let go
I tried
But I never believed
That you sleep with the enemy
I closed my eyes
Now every time I see your face
I wonder where we both would be
If we could only leave the past behind
Oh no
What are we gonna do
What are we gonna say
Oh no
How are we gonna feel
If we can’t run away
Oh no
And I don’t understand
Why we don’t feel the same
When we ask each other why
Sometimes
In the heat of the night
I can hear what you said to me
My life
It’s my life
Who’s wrong
For it can’t be denied
When it’s standing in front of me
Who’s wrong
Who’s right
Now every time I see your face
I wonder where we both would be
If we could only leave the past behind
Oh no
What are we gonna do
What are we gonna say
Oh no
How are we gonna feel
If we can’t run away
Oh no
And I don’t understand
Why we don’t feel the same
When we ask each other why
And if I have to live this lie
Then I won’t let this fire die
I will not walk away
And I refuse to say
Goodbye…
Oh no
What are we gonna do
What are we gonna say
Oh no
How are we gonna feel
If we can’t run away
Oh no
And I don’t understand
Why we don’t feel the same
When we ask each other why

(Rutherford/Neil/Roachford)


You could be the rock
I could be the rollercoaster
I don’t know how to stop
Even when the party’s over
You could be the light
Even when there’s no light shining
It’ll be alright
I don’t have to keep on hiding
When you climb this wall
You’re not afraid to fall
And somehow
I know
I could be the book
You could be the final pages
Show me where to look
And I will be the man who changes
I could be the knife
You could be the voice of reason
You could save a life
Keep a cold heart beating
When you climb this wall
Not afraid to fall
And that’s why I know
In the quiet of the night
I need you in my life
And it’s clearer every day
Standing right in front of me
I feel you reaching out for something there inside
Everything that I can’t see
You have never been afraid
To make it right…
When you climb this wall
Not afraid to fall
And somehow
I know
You could be the rock
I don’t know how to stop

Infos générales

2011

Mike Rutherford : guitares, basse, programmations
Andrew Roachford : chant, choeurs, piano Wurlitzer
Tim Howar : chant, choeurs
Gary Wallis : batterie
Anthony Drennan : guitares
Luke Juby : claviers

Arno Carstens : chant (« Background Noise », « It Only Hurts for a While », « Hunt You Down »)
Martin Sutton : programmations, guitare
Peter Adams : orgue Hammond
Toby Chapman : claviers
Harry Rutherford : batterie (« Background Noise », « Hunt You Down »), programmations additionnelles
Jamie Norton : claviers (« Reach Out (Touch the Sun) », « Walking on Water »)
Ben Weaver : guitare (« Reach Out (Touch the Sun) »), basse (« Walking on Water »)
George Hewlett : orgue (« Hunt You Down »)
Hugo Flower : guitare (« Hunt You Down »)
Jamie Moses : guitare (« Try to Save Me »)
Ben Robins : programmations (« Try to Save Me », « Oh No »)
Christopher Neil, Hazel Fernandez, Beverley Brown, Mary Pearce : choeurs
Barrow Hills School Choir (« Heaven Doesn’t Care »)

Produit par Christopher Neil et Mike Rutherford.
Enregistré à The Farm, Surrey, aux Churchfield Studios, Londres, et aux Tree House Studios, Cape Town.
Enregistré et mixé par Harry Rutherford.
Masterisé par Dick Beetham à 360 Mastering, Londres.

Pochette réalisée par Greg Jakobek.

Seb

0/5

Bon, je vais pas y aller pas quatre chemins… personnellement mon verdict est sans appel : c’est une merde. Définitivement pour moi Beggar est le dernier album de M’n Ms. M6 n’a vu le jour qu’à cause du chantage de Carrack, qui a d’ailleurs partiellement conduit à la disparition de Genesis avec Ray, et celui là n’aurait jamais du voir le jour également, par respect pour un Paul Young à qui il n’est fait aucune allusion dans la pochette (le best of précédent lui est dédié… super). Musicalement parlant, soit c’est de la daube infâme comme One left Standing ou la chanson titre, soit c’est de la pop mielleuse sans AUCUNE inventivité, qui pourrait être sympa à la rigueur mais qui n’a tellement rien d’exceptionnel que je préfère passer mon chemin… C’est du sur réchauffé et sur re-servi… Il n’y a rien dans ce disque qui me donne envie d’y revenir… I don’t want it all et Underscore passent à la rigueur, mais qu’on est loin d’un Silent Running, All I Need Is A Miracle ou Beggar on a Beach of Gold… déçu déçu déçu déçu. Je souhaite vraiment que ce soit le dernier et que Mike se ressaisisse…

Tracklist

(Carrack/Rutherford/Woolf)

You’ve got to hold on tonight
Do you think that it’s easy trying to take me for a ride?
Signs…. time that you recognised them
Doesn’t work anymore. it’s gone and you can’t make it right

Please just read my lips. get the message now baby
I been tangled enough. don’t get me caught up again
Time I’ve lost count of times I’ve been had do you blame me
But enough of this madness. no more to say it’s been said

All this time I’ve ben holding it together
If you walked a mile in my shoes you know what
I’d been going through
How many times can we go back
Make the same mistakes, it’s written all over your face

You and I were a river flowing
Now the tide has turned and all of my tears have run dry
How come I am the one left standing?
Now I’m drowning inside all of my tears have run dry

Back right where I started again
But it’s hard to forget. everything’s sodifferent then
I would have moved mountains if you’d asked me to
That’s a lifetime ago. You’ve got to face up to the truth

Forgetting all of our mistakes
I just keep on falling right back in again

You and I were a river flowing
Now the tide has turned and all of my tears have run dry
How come I am the one left standing?
Now I’m drowning inside all of my tears have run dry

You and I were a river flowing
Now the tide has turned and all of my tears have run dry
You and I were a river flowing
Now the tide has turned and all of my tears have run dry
How come I am the one left standing?
Now I’m drowning inside all of my tears have run dry

(Carrack/Robertson/Rutherford)

If I were you
I wouldn’t hurt the ones you love the way you do
I wouldn’t make them cry

If I were you
I would learn to see the other point of view
You don’t even try

Let’s say that you were me
You’d do thing differently
And cut out all the fears and lies

Then maybe you could see
The possibility
To compromise

If I were you
I would look at all the quarrelling we do
Cause that’s no help at all

If I were you
I would give a little credit when it’s due
That would be my call

Let’s say that you were me
You’d do thing differently
And cut out all the hurt and pain

Then maybe you could see
The possibility
To love again


If I had the choice
You would make yourself heard
Without raising your voice

In my master plan
You could get your way
Without raising your hand

I don’t want to be the one getting it
wrong time after time
I no longer want to play game for
any reason or rhyme
Nobody’s asking you to do something
you don’t want to do

If I were you
I wouldn’t hurt the ones you love the way you do
I wouldn’t make them cry

If I were you
I would learn to see the other point of view
You don’t even try

If I were you

(Carrack/Robertson/Rutherford)

I want a perfect child
To live a perfect life in this world
And though my heart tells me this could never be
I see it all so perfectly

They say when we have children
It changes how we live
Changes our direction
From take to give

It changes our perspective
Of how the world should be
Our hopes and aspirations
Of what we want to see

I want a perfect child
To live a perfect life in this world
And though my heart tells me this could never be
I see it all so perfectly

See her kind of pretty
See her neat and smart
See her like her mother
With a golden heart

See him tall and handsome
See he has resolve
Believe he’s like is father
But without his father’s faults

I want a perfect child
To live a perfect life in this world
And though my heart tells me this could never be
I see it all so perfectly

I know these dreams are fragile
Never work out as you planned
I pray that God will hold them
In the hollow of his hand

I want a perfect child
To live a perfect life in this world
And though my heart tells me this could never be
I see it all so perfectly

(Instrumental)

(Carrack/Rutherford)

I been keeping it to myself
I been thinking about it all day long
I got nobody I can blame
They say what goes around surely comes around

I wouldn’t dream of trying to complicate your life
You don’t need to change anything you do

Because
I don’t want it all
I just need some time a piece of love that I can hold onto
I don’t want it all
I just need to feel something good is happening in my life

I read my paper and get depressed
No point in hanging around waiting for a call
I don’t expect you to read my mind
This time I’m going to tell you exactly how I feel

I need the thought of stealing a moment with you
So I can just jeep holding on

Because
I don’t want it all
I just need some time a piece of love that I can hold onto
I don’t want it all
I just need to feel something good is happening in my life

Do you think you want to be free this time?
I’ll do anything to make you mine
I’ll do anything

I don’t want it all
I just need some time a piece of love that I can hold onto
I don’t want it all
I just need to feel something good is happening in my life

I don’t want it all
I just need some time a piece of love that I can hold onto
I don’t want it all
I just need to feel something good is happening in my life

I been keeping it to myself
Thinking about it all day long
I just need some time
I don’t want it all
I just need to feel something good
I just need some time

I don’t want it all
I just need some time a piece of love that I can hold onto
I don’t want it all
I just need to feel something good is happening in my life

I don’t want it all
I just need some time a piece of love that I can hold onto
I don’t want it all
I just need to feel something good is happening in my life

I don’t want it all
I just need some time a piece of love that I can hold onto
I don’t want it all
I just need to feel something good is happening in my life

(Carrack/Rutherford)

How can I tell you and sound like I mean what I say
You turned a light on in me and it shines to this day
Once it was easy to open my heart up to you
Now you know the way that I’m feeling better than I do

Why can’t I just say what I mean?
Words don’t come easy to me

I think you sometimes forget how I feel about you
You come alive every time that the message gets through

Why can’t I just say what I mean?
Words don’t come easy to me

You and I we’ve got something going on
That I know you don’t find every day
You and I we belong together
That’s the way that I want it to stay

Sooner or later the penny will drop and you’ll see
That I don’t want anyone else and you only need me


Why can’t I just say what I mean?
Words don’t come easy to me

You and I we’ve got something going on
That I know you don’t find every day
You and I we belong together
That’s the way that I want it to stay

How can I tell you and make you believe what I say?

(Carrack/Rutherford/Woolf)

She lied to me
I don’t get it. I’m not letting it go.
I can’t get through anymore. Not this time

She cheated me
Of all my senses up against it this time
I can’t fight anymore. Not this time

Falling. I’m falling
Sooner or later there will be nothing out there
All that I believe in
Spinning around me. It don’t make no sense

And I’m
Falling. I’m falling
Sooner or later there will be nobody left
Calling. I’m calling
Somebody stop me falling off the edge of this life

What does it take?
Someone hear me. listen clearly I’m done
She broke my heart in her hand and was gone

Can’t get it through, tell me
I’m in freefall down
And I can’t stop now it’s not right
She turned my soul and left me undone

Falling. I’m falling
Sooner or later there will be nothing out there
All that I believe in
Spinning around me. It don’t make any sense now

Falling. I’m falling
Sooner or later there will be nobody left
Calling. I’m calling
Somebody stop me falling in and out of this life

Falling. I’m falling
Sooner or later there will be nothing out there
All that I believe in
Spinning around me. It don’t make any sense now

Falling. I’m falling
Sooner or later there will be nobody left
Calling. I’m calling
Somebody stop me falling in and out of this life

(Carrack/Roberston/Rutherford)

Somewhere along the line
We convince ourselves
Accept the ordinary

Refuse to read the signs
We just can’t see
The extraordinary

Somewhere along the way
Dreams become a burden
I don’t want to hear you say
That you’re not certain of our love

Somewhere behind the sun
All the simple things
Appear as complicated

We substitute the fun
In a complex game
We call sophisticated

Somewhere along th way
Hopes turn to illusion
I don’t want to hear you say
It’s the conclusion of our love


Somewhere along the way
We lose imagination
It’s new just to hear you say
In celebration of our love

Somewhere along the line
We convince ourselves
Somewhere along the live

Somewhere along the line
Somewhere along the line
Somewhere along the line
Somewhere along the line… somewhere

(Instrumental)

Infos générales

Sorti le 31 mai 2004

Single :

One Left Standing – juin 2004
Perfect Child – août 2004

Seb

2/5

Je ne possède pas ce disque. Néanmoins, bien qu’il n’y ait certainement pas grand chose à redire niveau artistique, vu les chansons présentes, au point de vue commercial, ça semble tout de suite moins rose : cet album fait quand même bien doublon avec Hits sorti 5 ans plutôt, et il y a l’inévitable inédit (en fait une nouvelle version d’une chanson précédemment sortie en face b de Another Cup Of Coffee) histoire de faire un petit chantage envers les fans qui ont déjà tous les disques. Discutable donc. Surtout lorsque l’on sait qu’en plus cette compilation fait suite au décés de Paul Young, un des deux chanteurs du groupe, le 15 juillet 2000.

Tracklist

1 : All I Need Is A Miracle

2 : Now That You’ve Gone

3 : Over My Shoulder

4 : The Living Years

5 : Word Of Mouth

6 : Silent Running

7 : A Time And Place

8 : Whenever I Stop

9 : Another Cup Of Coffee

10 : Everybody Gets A Second Chance

11 : Nobody Knows

12 : When I Get Over You

13 : Nobody’s Perfect

14 : Get Up

15 : A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold

16 : Par Avion

17 : You Never Change

Infos générales

Compilation

Sortie en février 2001

Seb

1/5

Je suis très embété pour dire quoi que ce soit de ce disque… Je l’ai acheté le jour de sa sortie, par fidélité pour Mike… Et je ne l’ai écouté que quelques jours après mais seulement la moitié… Je n’ai accroché à rien, et je l’ai oublié. Oublié carrément de finir de l’écouter. Ce n’est qu’en milieu d’année 2002 que je me suis dit qu’il faudrait quand même que je le finisse. Et je l’ai remis, et je me suis forcé à aller jusqu’au bout…

Tracklist

(Rutherford/Carrack)


Whenever I stop and think about it
There’s still a question in the back of
my mind
Whenever I go, whatever I do
You know it’s with me everyday
Whatever you say you need to
understand
I never want to know that feeling again
No matter how hard I try to forget
I can’t help being the way I am

Well I want you to listen
And I want you to see
I want you back here with me
Just like it used to be
Everything will be easy everything
will be fine
Cos I’ll be different this time

Whenever I stop and think about it
There’s still a question in the back
of my mind
Whenever I go whatever I do
You know it’s with me everyday
Wherever you are I hope you
understand
I’m always waiting for a chance to
make amends
Cos I realise however I try
I’ll never find someone like you

Well I want you to listen
And I want you to see
I want you back here with me
Just like it used to be
Everything will be easy
everything will be fine
Cos I’ll be different this time

Whenever I’m lost I’ll think about you
Try to remind myself how good it can be
Maybe in time you’ll come to realise
Just what you really mean to me

Whenever I stop and think about it
There’s still a question in the back
of my mind
Whenever I go, whatever I do
You know it’s with me everyday

Whenever I stop and think about it
There’s still a question in the back
of my mind
Whenever I go, whatever I do
You know it’s with me everyday

Whenever I stop, stop and think about it
I’m always waiting for a chance to
make amends
Cos I realise however I try
I’ll never find someone like you

(Rutherford/Carrack)


As the night comes down
Darkness slowly descends
I am lost and alone again
Now that you’ve gone

As the shadows fall
There’s no place to hide
From the pain I feel inside
Now that you’ve gone
Every thought of you, every memory
Is a ghost that is hauting me
Now that you’ve gone

Now that you’ve gone
How can I go on?
I can’t believe, this could happen to me
Now that you’ve gone
I’ve got to find a way
I need to know life goes on
Now that you’ve gone

There’s a heavy cloud
Hanging over me
It’s part of the legacy
Now that you’ve gone
Everything I do
Seems to make no sense
And I’m losing all my confidence
Now that you’ve gone

Now that you’ve gone
How can I go on
I can’t believe, this could happen to me
Now that you’ve gone
I’ve got to find a way
I need to know life goes on
Now that you’ve gone

I’m just a shadow of the man I used to be
Before you turned me inside out
Your love was all that ever meant
a thing to me
It’s something I can’t live without

No, No
Now that you’ve gone
Losing my way
Don’t let me see
Now that you’ve gone

Now that you’ve gone
How can I go on?
I can’t believe, this could happen to me
Now that you’ve gone
I’ve got to find a way
I can’t believe, this could happen to me
Now that you’ve gone
I’ve got to find a way
I need to know life goes on
Now that you’ve gone

Oh, Oh
Now that you’ve gone
Can’t get away
Oh, Baby
Now that you’ve gone
I’ve got to find a way
Baby
Now that you’ve gone
To letting it go
Baby I need to know
Now that you’ve gone
Cos I need to know
Letting me go
Now that you’ve gone
No matter baby

(Rutherford/Carrack/Young)

So he buys her flowers and
diamond rings
Tries to turn her head around in a
million ways
I realise that it’s hard to resist
his attention
But she just ignores the kinda things
he says

She’s an ordinary girl
She don’t wanna change the world
She still loves me all she can
I’m her ordinary man
If I had the chance to start all over
I know she’s the kind I’ll still be
looking for

Just an ordinary girl
She don’t wanna change the world
And she’s givin’ all she can
To her ordinary man

I don’t know why, why she should
make me feel so fine
I couldn’t give an explanation if I tried

She don’t fool around, given temptation
Even though I know he’d like to
steal her away
Every time he tries, to his frustration
She just turns her head and looks
the other way

She’s an ordinary girl
She don’t wanna change the world
And she’s givin’ all she can
To her ordinary man
Just an ordinary girl
She don’t wanna change the world
And I give her all I can
I’m her ordinary man

Ordinary girl
I don’t wanna change her world
cso she loves me all she can
Just an ordinary man
She’s an ordinary girl
She don’t wanna change the world
And she’s doin’ all she can
For her ordinary man

(Rutherford/Robertson)

I read all the philosophies
The theory ideologies
They leave me cold
I sit around at tables talking
long into the night and when we’re
walking home
You take me by the hand
You say you understand
And this is all the light I need

I know we’ve had our ups and downs
I play the fool I play the clown
Just like a man
I think it wouldn’t be so bad
If only you believed I had some
kind of plan
But as the evening fades
You say you’re going to stay

And this is all the light I need
And these are all the clothes
that keep me warm
You come to me and then
You love me once again
And this is all the light I need

When we found the going tough
You always seemed to have enough
To pull us through
Although I never mention it
I often wonder how I’d manage
without you
You say that in the end
You’ll always be my friend

And this is all the light I need
And these are all the clothes that
keep me warm
You come to me and then
You love me once again
And this is all the light I need

You say that in the end
You’ll always be my friend

And this is all the light I need
And these are all the clothes that
keep me warm
You come to me and then
You love me once again
And this is all the light I need

This is all the light I need
And these are all the clothes that
keep me warm
This is all the light I need
And these are all the clothes
that keep me warm
This is all the light I need

(Rutherford/Robertson)

What will you do
What will you do if you’re left
on your own
What will you do
What will you do when there’s
no one at home?

What will you do when I’m gone
What will you say when you’re out
with our friends
Will you just play them along
And say it was better we quit in the end

What will you do
What will you do with the life
that we made
What will you say
What will you say when the memory fades?
What will you do when I’m gone
Will you admit that I’m not coming back
Will you just never let on?
You have to face it, it’s nearly a fact
What will you do
What will you do?

We said we’d always be together
You said we’d have the longest run
We found that nothing lasts forever
But you’ll always be the one

What will you do
What will you do here when
I’m not around
What will you do
What will you do on the days
when you’re down
What will you do when I’m gone
When I’ll be wandering out of this world
Will you be acting so strong
Will I be losing the fight for this girl?

What will you do
What will you do when it’s over and done
What will you say?
Say it was good when we played
it for fun
What will you do
What will you do when you’re
no longer mine
What will you do
Will you be laughing pretending it’s fine
What will you do
What will you do with the rest
of your life?

(Rutherford/Robertson)

Welcome to my little island
Though it’s not much to look at I know
But it’s somewhere to come
When things have slowed down
You can stretch out and let yourself go

Welcome to my little island
Just relax get away from it all
When the peolple and crowds
Get too noisy and loud
You can slip out and over the wall
Just give my little island a call

When I came to my little island
Well I wasn’t too certain at first
Far away from my friends
And the things I depend on
I guess I had feared for the worst
Now all my reservations reversed

Come on over to my little spot
Where it’s never too cool and it’s
never too hot
You can dance on the beach
You can reach for the stars in the sky

Welcome to my little island
This is paradise you can’t deny
And we all journey here
When we’ve conquered our fears
Are you willing to give it a try?
Then wave your little island goodbye

Come on over to my little spot
Where it’s never too cool and it’s
never to hot
You can dance on the beach
You can reach for the stars in the sky
Welcome to my little island

(Rutherford/Robertson)

Don’t ask me why should it always be
So hard to let my feelings show
I’ve thought it over a thousand times
Why you didn’t leave, I’ll never know

Now I assume you can read my mind
I don’t understand why you’re confused
I know you’re making a big misstake
If you really believe you’re being used

I’ve never really let you know just
what you mean to me
But how I wish you’d let me try again

If I could see you now
I’d open up my heart
And tell you everything
I should have all along
If I could see you now

Sometimes I feel I could lose my mind
If you don’t believe me when I say
I’ll do my best to do right this time
I’m trying to change everyday
I’ve never really let you know just
what you mean to me
But how I wish you’d let me try again

If I could see you now
I’d open up my heart
And tell you everything
I should have all along
If I could see you now

I’d tell you everything that’s in my heart
I only wish that I could see you now
I’d open up my heart
Tell you everything
I should have all along
If I could see you now
I’d open up my heart
If I could see you now

(Rutherford/Neil)

When I get over you
I’ll be who I want to be
I’ll sleep where I want to sleep
And laugh at your memory

When I get over you
I’m not gonna need a friend
I’m not gonna tell the truth
I’ll never do that again
You’ll never see me cry
You’re gonna see something new
You’re not gonna watch me die
When I get over you

When I get over you
I won’t make the same mistake
I don’t wanna hear your voice
I don’t wanna see your face
I know it’s all in the past
And it’s long overdue
I know that I won’t look back
When I get over you

Did somebody teach you how to lie
And take what you’re feeling from
your eyes
It’s a sad disguise
Take it off and say goodbye

You’ll never see me cry
You’re gonna see something new
You’re not gonna watch me die
When I get over you

Did somebody teach you how to lie
And take what you’re feeling from
your eyes
It’s a sad disguise
Take it off and say goodbye

When I get over you
I’ll be who I want to be
I’ll sleep where I want to sleep
And laugh at your memory

When I get over you
I’m not gonna need a friend
I’m not gonna tell the truth
I’ll never do that again

When I get over this
I won’t make the same mistake
I don’t wanna hear your voice
I don’t wanna see your face

(Rutherford/Carrack)

Still waters always run so deep
I’ve heard you cry in the night
And talk in your sleep

Why would you want to
Keep it all inside?
Now you’re alone
With nothing but your pride

If only you’d listened to me
Cos I still want you now
I don’t want to be free
If only you listened to me
Cos I still feel the loss
And it won’t let me be

I’ve tried talking long into the night
but nothing that I tried to say
Ever came out right

There’s no point in crying
My tears have run dry
I hope that you’re satisfied

If only you’d listened to me
Cos I still want you now
I don’t want to be free
If only you listened to me
Cos I still feel the loss
And it won’t let me be

(Rutherford/Robertson)

I know I let you believe
You weren’t important to me
And now it’s safe to assume
That you’ll be leaving me soon

Well I won’t analyse it
I know I’ve been a pain
But I must emphasise
My need to explain

I’m asking for the last time
Is there anything
I can do to change your mind
I’m asking for the last time
Before you walk away
From this heart of mine

Don’t say we’re over and done
Before we’ve even begun
Maybe you’ve made a mistake
Don’t leave me for heavens sake

But I won’t agonise
If you leave me behind
But still I recognise there’s doubt in
your mind

That’s why I’m asking for the last time
Is there anything
I can do to change your mind
I’m asking for the last time
Before you walk away
From this heart of mine

No I won’t agonise
If you leave me behind
Cos I still recognise there’s doubt in
your mind

That’s why I’m asking for the last time
Is there anything
I can do to change your mind
I’m asking for the last time
Before you walk away
From this heart of mine

I’m asking for the last time
Is there anything
I can do to change your mind

I’m asking for the last time
Before you walk away
From this heart of mine

(Rutherford/Carrack/Young)

Always listen to your heart
Always listen to your heart

Don’t make the same mistakes
The ones that I have made
The consequence could lead you to an
early grave
This is my best advice
To one so young and brave
Always listen to your heart
Always listen to your heart

We live in stressful times
It’s hard to make ends meet
Sometimes it’s hard to know
The way to point your feet
Life, sometimes devious
Can fool you with deceit
Be sure to listen to your heart
Always listen to your heart

It’s only just begun
Your precious life
One day you’ll identify right from wrong
So don’t fail to be strong

Always listen, listen to your heart
Always listen, listen to your heart

Never tell a lie honest from the start
Just take good care of it
Don’t let it fall apart
Be sure to listen to your heart
Always listen to your heart

It’s only just begun
Your precious life
One day you’ll identify right from wrong
So don’t fail to be strong

Always listen, listen to your heart
Be sure you don’t just let it fall apart

Be sure to listen to your heart
Always listen to your heart
Be sure to listen to your heart
Be sure to listen to your heart
Always listen to your heart
Always listen, listen to your heart
Be sure you don’t just let it fall apart
Always listen to your heart
Be sure to listen to your heart
Always listen to your heart
Be sure to listen to your heart

(Rutherford/Carrack)

Did you see me coming
Did you see I was there for the ride
Was I wasting time when I thought that I
Was with somebody with nothing to hide

Do you think about it
Did the thought even enter your head
Was it by design like the perfect crime
Did you mean every word that you said

I’ve tried putting myself in your place and
I still feel the same
You’ve been looking to find an excuse
There’s nobody else you can blame

Did you see me coming
Could you see me a good mile away
Did I talk to much
Did I laugh to loud
Was there something that I didn’t say
Can I tell you something
Just in case you don’t already know
Well it’s crossed my mind
More than once that I
Should have left a long time ago

Sometimes you make it look easy
To somebody like me
One day you’re gonna turn around
And I’ll be a bad memory

Did you see me coming
Did you see I was there for the ride
Was I wasting time when I thought that I
Was with somebody with nothing to hide

Do you think about it
Did the thought even enter your head
Was it by design like the perfect crime
Did you mean every word that you said

I’ve tried putting myself in your place and
I still feel the same
You’ve been looking to find an excuse
There’s nobody else you can blame

(Rutherford/Robertson)

Look across at dreamland
Can you see the light
Look in the reflection
For something bright
Look up to the heavens
Can you see the stars?
You know you’re here
But you don’t know who you are

Look across at dreamland
Tell me what you see
Can you see the river
Flowing free?
Gaze upon the water
Can you see the truth?
You know it’s here
But don’t know if it’s you
you may be someone
Who’s needing someone to love
To love

Look across at dreamland
Can you see yourself?
Can you tell there’s magic
With someone else?
Look up to the heavens
That’s the mystery
It’s up there, it’s here
With you and me
If you’re with someone
Who gives you someone to love
To love

Look across at dreamland
Can you see the stars?
You know you’re here
But you don’t know who you are

Look across at dreamland
Can you see the stars?
You know you’re here
But you don’t know who you are

Infos générales

Mike Rutherford : guitares, basse
Paul Carrack chant, claviers, guitare, batterie, coeurs
Paul Young chant, percussions, coeurs
Gary Wallis batterie, programmation
Matthew Vaughan, Steve Pigott, Oscar Paul : programmation
Sharon Woolf : coeurs
Simon Hale direction et arrangement de cordes
Jamie Moses : guitare, basse, coeurs

Produit par Mike Rutherford sauf les chansons :
1 : Mark Taylor & Brian Rampling
4, 8 et 13 : Mike Rutherford & Christopher Neil
5 et 11 : Mike Rutherford, Nick Davis & Matthew Vaughn
6, 10 et 12 : Mike Rutherford & Nick Davis

Ingénieur du son
Engineer Nick Davis assistants Ian Huffam sauf sur les chansons :
1 : Mark Taylor
4, 8 et 13 Simon Hurrell
1 : Chris « Privet » Hedge

Mixé par Nick Davis sauf la chanson 1 : Mark Taylor

Enregistré à Fisher Lane Farm, Surrey de Septembre 1998 à Avril 1999 (assistant : Geoff Callingham, Mike Bowen & Dale Newman) sauf la chanson 1 : à Dreamhouse Studios, London

Sorti en juin 1999

Singles :
Mai 1999 – Now That You’ve Gone
Août 1999 – Whenever I Stop

Seb

5/5

Excellente compilation. Rien à dire. Version géniale de All I Need Is A Miracle.

Tracklist

1 : All I Need Is A Miracle ’96
2 : Over My Shoulder
3 : Word Of Mouth
4 : The Living Years
5 : Another Cup Of Coffee
6 : Nobody’s Perfect
7 : Silent Running
8 : Nobody Knows
9 : Get Up
10 : A Time And Place
11 : Taken In
12 : Everybody Gets A Second Chance
13 : A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold

Infos générales

Compilation

Sorti en 1996

Seb

4/5

Un excellent disque après deux disques moyens. Un tube immense : Over My Shoulder, une chanson titre qui fait plus que très bien tenir la route… Bref… pas grand chose à dire.

Tracklist

(Rutherford/Robertson)

I didn’t know when I was lucky
Discontented feeling bad
Filled with envy
For possessions other people had

I found my pride had always hurt me
Fought the world to gain control
Not realising
I was sitting on a beach of gold

Oh lord I’m a poor man
With all the riches I can hold
I’m a beggar
And I’m sitting on a beach of gold

The problems I encountered
Gave me strength helped me sustain
To know the pleasure
First I had to cure the pain

When I was searching for solutions
I found the answer lay in me
I’m a drifter
But I’m drifting on a silver sea

Oh lord I’m a poor man
With all the riches I can hold
I’m a beggar
And I’m sitting on a beach of gold

I didn’t have courage
My life was as dark as night
When alone in the darkness
I saw the brightest light
Let the light shine down

Are you out there now on empty
Feel you’ve nothing left to give
Sick of trying
Have you lost the will to live?

Don’t be drowning in the shallows
With the beach so near at hand
Hear the voice say
Stand up get up
And join me on the gilded sand

Come and join me on the beach
With all the riches I can hold
Cause I’m a beggar
And I’m sitting on a beach of gold

Oh lord I’m a poor man
With all the riches I can hold
I’m a beggar
I’m sitting on a beach of gold

My children my salvation
The father to this man
They’re my teachers
Playing on the golden sand

With my family all around me
I’ve all the riches I can hold
I’m a beggar
Sitting on a beach of gold

Oh lord I’m a poor man
With all the riches I can hold
I’m a beggar
Sitting on a beach of gold

(Rutherford/Neil)

And she pours herself another cup of coffee
As she contemplates the stain across the wall
and it’s in between the cleaning and the washing
That’s when looking back’s
The hardest part of all

And she always did her best to try and please him
While he always did his best to make her cry
And she got down on her knees to stop him leaving
But he always knew one day he’d say goodbye

Where are your friends
Where are your children
Is this your house
Is this your home
Does nothing ever last forever
Does everybody sleep alone

And he tears the business tags from his old suitcase
As he packs away the pieces of his life
They all love him but they always try to change him
That’s what happens when a girl becomes a wife

And she pours herself another cup of coffee
As the pictures leave a clean space on the wall
and it’s in between the leaving and the loving
That’s when looking back’s
The hardest part of all

Where are your friends
Where are your children
Is this your house
Is this your home
Does nothing ever last forever
Does everybody sleep alone

Don’t look back
Don’t give up
Pour yourself another cup

(William Robinson, Jr.)

I don’t like you but I love you,
Seems that I’m always thinking of you.
Oh, you treat me badly I love you madly;
You really got a hold on me,
You really got a hold on me, baby.
I love you and all I want you to do is just hold me,
Hold me, hold me, hold me.

I don’t want you but I need you,
Don’t want to kiss you but I need to.
Oh, you do me wrong now my love is strong now;
You really got a hold on me,
You really got a hold on me, baby.
I love you and all I want you to do is just hold me,
Hold me, hold me, hold me.

You tighter,
Tighter I want to leave you don’t want to stay here,
Don’t want to spend another day here.
Oh, I want to split now;
I can’t quit now.
You really got a hold on me,
You really got a hold on me.
Baby really got a hold on me,
I said you really got a hold on me.

(Rutherford/Neil)

You can’t forgive
And you won’t forget
We did something
That we both regret mea culpa

I held my breath while you
Took your time
To tell the world
What’s yours is mine mea culpa

You don’t need me
You don’t need anyone at all
You’ve got what you desired
You lit the fire
And watched the rise and fall

And in your eyes I could see my face
A non believer
In a state of grace mea culpa

I see no reason for your complaint
You got the sinner
And not the saint mea culpa

I can’t say much I can’t say anything at all
You tell the story well
Then you retire to watch the rise and fall

You never know what’s in your heart
Until you look
You never know what’s in your heart
Until you look
Take a look
Just take a look
Just take a look
Just take a look

Ad libs to fade

(Rutherford/Carrack)

Looking back over my shoulder
I can see that look in your eye
I never dreamed it could be over
I never wanted to say goodbye

Looking back over my shoulder
With an aching deep in my heart
I wish that we were starting over
Oh instead of drifting so far apart

Everybody told me you were leaving
Funny I should be the last to know
Baby please tell me that I’m dreaming
I just never want to let you go

Looking back over my shoulder
I can see that look in your eye
Turning my heart over and over
I never wanted to say goodbye

I don’t mind everybody laughing
But it’s enough to make a grown man cry
Cos I can feel you slipping through my fingers
I don’t even know the reason why

Every day it’s a losing battle
Just to smile and hold my head up high
Could it be that we belong together
Baby won’t you give me one more try
One more try

Looking back over my shoulder
I can see that look in your eye
I never dreamed it could be over
I never wanted to say goodbye

Looking back over my shoulder
Oh with an aching feeling inside
Cutting me up, deeper and deeper
Fills me with a sadness that I can’t hide

Looking back over my shoulder
I can see that look in your eye
I never dreamed no no it could be over
I never wanted to say goodbye

Looking back over my shoulder
I can see that look in your eye

(Rutherford/Neil)

Last night I shook hands with the devil
In a dream that I can never lose
He laughed when he saw me cryin’
At the pictures on the evening news
He said it’s not really a dilemma
You’re just a little out of touch
Don’t think of the situation
Cos it’ll make you think too much

Someone always hates someone
Someone always hates someone
Someone always sells a gun
Cos someone always hates someone

A child will be born tomorrow
As open as an empty cup
And we’ll fill it with hope and sorrow
The very things that messed us up
We’ll ask him to join the congregation
A hindu moslem christian or jew
Pretty soon he’ll recognise his brothers
But soon he’ll know the enemy too

Someone always hates someone
Someone always hates someone
Someone always buys a gun
Cos someone always hates someone

I died and I went to heaven
In a dream I never had before
A good friend who had gone before me
Had kindly left my name at the door
I looked on the face of the almighty
Couldn’t help myself
I started to shout
How come you made a mess of things
How come you didn’t work it out

He said
Someone always hates someone
Someone always hates someone
There’s so much love for everyone
But someone always hates someone

(Rutherford/Robertson)

It was an unbelievable night
She was an unremarkable girl
You may not call it poetry
But it changed my world

It was an unforgettable dawn
She was an indisputable fact
Even if I could have
I might not have it back

It’s an unexceptional day
She’s an unavoidable truth
Uncompromised elation
Suspended since my youth

It’s an unforgivable lie
I have nothing in my defence
There can be no forgiveness
To caution this descent

It wasn’t in a dream
A film or on TV
This was really happening
Happening to me
Though I may protest
Suggest I never knew
The ghost comes back to haunt me
The ghost of sex and you

I held her hand outside the hotel
Kissed her mouth in the back of the car
Whether fact or fantasy
I knew we’d gone too far

I feel her breath on the back of my neck
She’s lying naked here on the floor
Wrap the sheet around her
Disappear beyond the door

It wasn’t in a dream
A film or on TV
This was really happening
Happening to me
Though I may protest
Suggest I never knew
The ghost comes back to haunt me
The ghost of sex and you

It was an unbelievable night
She was an unremarkable girl
You may not call it poetry
But it changed my world
The ghost of sex and you

It was an unforgettable dawn
She was an indisputable fact
Even if I could have
I might not have it back
Sex and you

It’s an unexceptional day
She’s an unavoidable truth
Uncompromised elation
Suspended since my youth
Sex and you

It’s an unforgivable lie
I have nothing in my defence
There can be no forgiveness
To caution this descent
The ghost of sex and you

(Rutherford/Carrack)

Just a minor indiscretion
No need to apologise
I don’t want this to become an obsession
But I just can’t believe my eyes

Evidence in my possession
Points a finger straight at you
Every day I’m closer to a confession
If only I can face the truth

Every mistake that you make
Drives the knife into my heart
Twisting down deeper and deeper
Still tearing me apart

I’m trying to find a grain of truth in this web of lies
I’m trying to find a grain of truth in this web of lies

You swear to god you’re on the level
And you’ve nothing more to hide
Then I turn around and « speak of the devil »
You’re both together side by side

Every mistake that you make
Seems more careless than the last
I’m just amazed that you try to cover
The tracks of your past

I’m trying to find a grain of truth in this web of lies
I’m trying to find a grain of truth in this web of lies

Have you got me in your pocket?
Am I eating from your hand
I think we need to shed some light on the matter
So I can really understand

Darlin’ there’s no perfect crime
That’s left without a trace
And right now I’m judge and I’m jury
Till I can rest my case

I’m trying to find a grain of truth in this web of lies
I’m trying to find a grain of truth in this web of lies

(Rutherford/Robertson)

I’d like my life to be simple
I need my life to be straight
I’d like to see my existence
Going great going great
Going great great great

I want my life to be easy
Need my life to be pure
I want to see my success is
Guaranteed that’s for sure
That’s for sure sure sure

Give me the simple life
The plain and the simple life
You’ve got to give me the simple life
The plain and the simple life

Don’t want my life to be anxious
Don’t need my life to be tense
I’d like to see my existence
Making sense making sense
Making sense sense sense

I’d like my life to be simple
Like my life to be plain
So don’t you say that I ever
Live in vain live in vain
That’s insane sane sane

Give me the simple life
The plain and the simple life
Give me the simple life
The plain and the simple

Give me the simple life
The plain and the simple life
Give me the simple life
The plain and the simple

(Rutherford/Neil)

There’s a silver moon
Shining in the room
Where we sleep like spoons together
Lying in the dark
I can feel your heart
And it beats with mine forever

Coming from the street
You can feel the heat
As the city sleeps
In the silence
And the perfect light
Of a summers night
Is broken by the violence

Then a woman screams
And a baby cries
And someone’s dream is shattered
When the nightmares dance
Before your eyes
They can leave you bruised and battered

Then I realise
That I’m by your side
And I’m listening to you breathing
And in this room
With the silver moon
You’re something to believe in

There’s a boy out there
With a crazy stare
And a gun to make a living
In a sea of hate
Where you can’t think straight
In a world that’s unforgiving

And it’s all gone bad
In a world gone mad
And you’re scared that you’ll discover
That the one you love
And the one you trust
Is like all the others

Then I realise
That I’m by your side
And I’m listening to you breathing
And in this room
With the silver moon
You’re something to believe in
You’re something to believe in

And in this room
With the silver moon
You’re something to believe in

(Rutherford/Robertson)

There may be some things about me
Things you don’t want to hear
For the rumours that precede me
May be very true I fear

They tell you I will deceive you
I don’t know how to care
Though my intentions might be good
There’s another darker look beware

When you walk through the door
Hang on to your senses
At best you must assume
It’s a house of many rooms

Some rooms are filled with pleasure
Laughter and love and light
All the things you never see
I keep under lock and key at night

When you walk through the door
Hang on to your senses
At best you must assume
It’s a house of many rooms

If you love me in the light
Love me in the shadow
I’m afraid you must assume
It’s a house of many rooms
A house of many rooms

It’s a house that’s so unstable
There are those who recommend
If they’d the strength and they were able
It ought to be condemned
I don’t agree but I will warn you
At best you must assume
I live in a house of many rooms

Here I’m in the library
Trying to understand
What empowers this behaviour
Degenerates the man
The same apartment later
With the bottle half consumed
I see a house of many rooms

In the parlour I’m your father
Who could ask for more
The bedroom compromise me
With your best friend from next door
In the kitchen being honest
The lounge a lying tongue
Locked in the bathroom
Pretending to be young

The chapel finds me kneeling
Praying for my soul
The painting in the attic
Can’t prevent me growing old
Help me live forever
Silent as a tomb
I live in a house of many rooms

Join me at the dining table
Join me at the feast
Join me in the stable
I’m laying with the beast
You’re walking in the garden
Oblivious who’d know?
I’m in the cellar ready to explode

(Yvonne Wright/Stevie Wonder)

Shattered dreams worthless years
Here am I encased inside a hollow shell
Life began then was done
Now I stare into a cold empty well
The many sounds that meet our ears
The sights our eyes behold
Will open up our merging hearts
And feed our empty souls

I believe when I fall in love with you
It will be forever
I believe when I fall in love this time
It will be forever
Without despair

We will share and the joys of caring
Will not be replaced
What has been must never end
And with the strength we have
Won’t be erased
When the truths of love are planted firm
They won’t be hard to find
And the words of love I speak to you
Will echo in my mind

I believe when I fall in love with you
It will be forever
I believe when I fall in love this time
It will be forever
Ever, ever, ever

I believe when I fall in love with you
It will be forever
I’m so glad that I found someone
To believe in again

God surely answered my prayer
God surely answered my prayer
You know god surely answered my prayer
You know god surely answered my prayer
God always will answer your prayers
Believe in one who will answer my prayer
Thank you god

I believe when I fall in love with you
It will be forever
I believe when I fall in love with you
It will be forever

Come on let’s fall in love
You’re the woman I’ve been waiting for
Come on let’s fall in love
You’re the girl that I really adore
Come on let’s fall in love
Come on baby let’s fall in love
Come on let’s.

(Rutherford/Neil)

Going going home
I hold a memory I can’t let go
Going going home
Going going home

You’re long ago
And far away
But I can still remember you

Going, going home
I’ve got a memory that I can’t let go
And I know I won’t be alone
I’m goin’ home

The ones I love will all be there
And I can see their smiling faces

Oh I’m giving in
It’s like living in a war
It can’t be right
And I can’t fight this world
No more

I don’t care where this highway goes

Going going home
I know I won’t be alone
I’m going
I’m going home

I know you’ll always wait for me
And now I’m going back to you

Oh I’m giving in
It’s like living in a war
It can’t be right
And I can’t fight this world
No more
I don’t care where this highway goes

Infos générales

Mike Rutherford : guitares, basse, claviers
Paul Carrack : chant, claviers, coeurs
Paul Young : chant, coeurs
Peter Van Hooke : batterie
Gary Wallis : batterie
Adrian Lee : claviers
Wix : claviers
BA Robertson : claviers
Clem Clempson : guitare
Andy Newmark : batterie
Tessa Niles & Katie Cassoon : coeurs
Pete Beachill : arrangements de cuivre
Rich Mendelson & Dave Frangioni : programmation de boucle de batterie

Produit par Christopher Neil et Mike Rutherford

Ingénieur du son : Paul Gomersall assisstant : Mark Robinson
Enregistré à The Farm 1994 (assistant technique : Geoff Callingham, Mike Bowen)
et The Manor, UK
Programmation : Dale Newman
Enregistrement et mixage sur les chansons 3 et 12 : Nick Davis
Mastering par Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland Maine

Sorti en 1995

1995 Over My Shoulder/Something To Believe In/Always The Last To Know
1995 A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold/Boys At The Front/Little Boy/Help Me/Nobody Told Me
1995 Another Cup Of Coffee/You Never Change/You Don’t Know What Love Is

Seb

3/5

Un peu meilleur que le précédent, ce bouche à oreille (traduction de Word of Mouth) laisse quand même un goût d’inachevé. Entre deux albums de Genesis, Invisible Touch et We Can’t Dance, Mike prend le risque, après The Living Years de sortir un nouvel album de M&Ms… Mais Genesis sonne le rassemblement et Mike ne veut pas le faire attendre, la preuve : il n’y aura pas de tournée pour la promotion de Word Of Mouth. Et le disque me laisse une impression de baclé. Il n’en reste pas moins d’excellentes chansons comme Word Of Mouth, Everybody Gets A Second Chance ou encore Get Up.

Tracklist

(Rutherford/Carrack)

Do you remember how we used to say
Nothing could ever stand in our way
Well it’s no use pretending things are still the same
‘Cause we’re no longer ahead of the game

Well I’ve already gone through it all and it’s true
If you want to survive there’s just one thing to do

Get up! and do something
Get up! and take control of your life
Get up! and do something about it
Don’t ever make the same mistake twice

Just like a flyer high above the ground
I’m on a tightrope, afraid to look down
Well I’m almost approaching the point of no return
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever learn

Well I’ve already said that you ought to be proud
Listen, talking is cheap oh but action speaks loud

Get up! and do something
Get up! and take control of your life
Get up! and do something about it
Don’t ever make the same mistake twice

All of this time you’ve been learning to crawl
When you’re down on your knees you’ve got nowhere to fall
Get up!

(Rutherford/Neil)


Now the world is getting older
There’s a few things to be said
Do you believe the things they told you
Do you believe the things you’ve read

There’s a rumour on the corner
But it’s always been denied
Cause they don’t want you any wiser
You’re just toeing the party line

From the west side to the east side
From the north side to the south
You’ll never get bad information
If you believe in the word of mouth

Look out for those who still want to hang on
Look out for those who live in the past
Get out and listen to the whisper
Because the times are changing fast

From the west side to the east side
From the north side to the south
You’ll never get bad information
If you believe in the word of mouth

You don’t believe the information
You don’t believe it when it’s denied
So when you’re reading explanations
You have to read between the lines

From the west side to the east side
Through the windows I’m looking out
You’ll never get bad information
If you believe in the word of mouth

(Rutherford/Robertson)


There’s a time and a place
For you to make your mark and show your face
There’s a place in time
When you must step outside the line

So understand what I mean
There is a time and place for you to have your dream
But here and now may not be
The time and place for you and me
You and me

It’s the finest line
A missed opportunity or the perfect time
You must not despair
You’ll recognise it when you’re there

So understand what I mean
There is a time and place for you to have your dream
But here and now may not be
The time and place for you and me

The time and place for you and me
There’s a time and there’s a moment you will see
Don’t lower your expectations
There are no limitations
There’s a time and place for you and me

So understand hard as it seems
There is a time and place for you to have your dreams
Though here and now may not be
The time and place for you and me
You and me

(Rutherford/Robertson)


I met a man back in the future
He was high then he was low
You know his one consideration
Should he come or should he go

I met a girl she wants to give me
The gift of living just for today
Ignore the past ignore the future
You’re only going to wish your life away – say

Why can’t today be tomorrow
Why must there be yesterday
Why can’t today be tomorrow
Oh tell me why please tell me why
Are you wishing your life away?

You know that life is no rehearsal
You’re never going to get it right
It’s inconsistent and it’s imperfect
It’s going to give you sleepless nights

And then you find you wake up nervous
For every reason under the sun
Life is full of indecision
It’s the same for everyone – say

Why can’t today be tomorrow
Why must there be yesterday
Why can’t today be tomorrow
Oh tell me why please tell me why
Are you wishing your life away?

Why can’t today be tomorrow
Why must there be yesterday – so tell me
Why can’t today be tomorrow – oh tell me
Why can’t today be tomorrow
Are you wishing you’re life away
Why can’t today be tomorrow?

(Rutherford/Carrack)


Softly you told me what I already knew
No doubt in my mind, no doubt that it was true
The tenderness we had and the love that we used to share
Have long since disappeared if ever really there
Torn by the pleasure and the pain of loving you
I’m so confused I don’t know what to do

Just when I’m saying the need for you is gone
That’s when I realise the feeling’s just as strong

Something in the way you look at me
Something that you just can’t hide
Something in the way you look at me
Oh could never be denied
Nothing I can do to change it
Nothing I can even try
Something in the way you look at me
Darlin’ I don’t know, I don’t know why

Too long it’s been easy to carry on this way
When the words that really hurt are the ones we don’t say
Hard to believe we had a love so strong
And I just can’t accept that it could go so wrong

Try to explain I don’t know if I can
What will it take to make you understand there’s

Something in the way you look at me
Something that you just can’t hide
Something in the way you look at me
Oh could never be denied
Nothing I can do to change it
Nothing I can even try
Something in the way you look at me
Darlin’ I don’t know, I don’t know why

Something in the way you look at me
Something that you just can’t hide
Something in the way you look at me
Oh could never be denied
Nothing I can do to change it
Nothing I can even try
Something in the way you look at me
Darlin’ I don’t know, I don’t know why

Something in the way you look at me
Something I just can’t explain
Something in the way you look at me
And I know I’ve got to try try again
Nothing I can do to change it
Nothing I can even try
Something in the way you look at me
I don’t know why

(Rutherford/Robertson)


A single failure
A little slip
A misdemeanour
A little trip
Does this condemn me
Lock me away?
Before you turn the key
I have one more thing to say
To make amends
Maybe be friends

Everybody gets a second chance
The Circumstance to say I’m sorry
I’d like to tell you in advance
Take my chance and tell you
I’m sorry too

A little stumble
A little fall
Inconsequential
Nothing At All
Now there was someone
I heard him say
That the best laid plans
Sometimes go astray
So don’t be surprised
If I offer you no alibis

Everybody gets a second chance
The Circumstance to say I’m sorry
I’d like to tell you in advance
Take my chance and tell you
I’m sorry too

Everybody gets a second chance
The circumstance to say I’m sorry
I’d like to tell you in advance
I’ll take my chance and tell you I
Take my chance and tell you
I love you

Everybody gets a second chance
The Circumstance to say I’m sorry
I’d like to tell you in advance
Take my chance and tell you
I’m sorry too


Everybody gets a second chance
The Circumstance to say I’m sorry
I’d like to tell you in advance
Take my chance and tell you
I’m sorry too

Everybody wants a
Everybody needs a
Everybody gets a second chance

(Rutherford/Neil)


Open your eyes
Tell me what’s on your mind
Don’t try to hide
Baby what’s wrong

You never lie
But you don’t know what to say
Now I look in your eyes
I can see it’s all gone

Stop Baby
You don’t understand and I said
Stop Baby
You don’t know what you’re doing and I said
Stop Baby
You’re breaking my heart and I said
Stop Baby
Think it over again and I said
Stop

Where will you go
Where will you stay tonight
Is there someone you know
Are you sure you’re alright

I never cry
I never could show the pain
But I won’t survive
Now it’s all gone
Stop Baby
You don’t understand and I said
Stop Baby
You don’t know what you’re doing and I said
Stop Baby
You’re breaking my heart and I said
Stop Baby
Think it over again and I said
Stop

(Rutherford/Carrack/Lee)


Words of warning took me by surprise
From a voice I hardly recognised
Well my heart was beating faster
And my blood ran hot and cold
I was heading for disaster
When suddenly I realised that I had lost control

Loaded questions played upon my mind
Allegations I could not deny
Well my mind was in confusion
Had my back against the wall
I’d been led into collusion
Before I realised I was a victim of it all

Here’s to my crime of passion
I can’t forget the look upon your face
And to your tender mercies
Goodbye to all the innocence we never can replace

All of Sunday sittin’ by the telephone
Not a whisper, well I should have known
But it seems that I’d insisted
‘Cause in spite of all you said
I believe my words were twisted
As line by line the promises were spinning round my head

Here’s to my crime of passion
I can’t forget the look upon your face
And to your tender mercies
Goodbye to all the innocence we never can replace

Waves of anger slowly do recede
To faded memories that I’ll never need
But my mind keeps on returning to the way it used to be
There’s a flame forever burning
There’s nothing I can say to you will ever make you see

Here’s to my crime of passion
I just can’t seem to shake it off my mind
As for your tender mercy
I’ll never stop regretting that I left it all behind

(Rutherford/Robertson)


Supposin’ we said it didn’t happen
Didn’t happen at all
Didn’t happen at all

Empty and gone
There is nothing left within
One penny in a tin
Makes all the noise

You don’t understand
Nothing stays the same
Situations change
And It’s all different now
I’ve made my choice

Let’s just pretend it didn’t happen
Supposin’ we said it didn’t
Come down that way at all
Let’s just pretend it didn’t happen
Did it happen at all
Didn’t happen at all

I thought at the time
When you cut me to the core
It hurt and made me sore
In time it would mend

It hasn’t you see
I forgive but can’t forget
I tried so hard and yet
I’m afraid it’s the end
We can never be friends

Let’s just pretend it didn’t happen
Supposin’ we said it didn’t
Come down that way at all
Let’s just pretend it didn’t happen
Did it happen at all
Didn’t happen at all
Does it matter at all?

No going back
We can’t undo the past
Oh you know it’s built to last
It outlives you and I

I’m trying to say
In this time and in this place
Here and now and face to face
With a tear eye to eye
It’s goodbye

Let’s just pretend it didn’t happen
Supposin’ we said it didn’t
Come down that way at all
Let’s just pretend it didn’t happen
Did it happen at all
Didn’t happen at all

Let’s just pretend it didn’t happen
Supposin’ we said it didn’t
Come down that way at all
Let’s just pretend it didn’t happen
Did it happen at all
Didn’t happen at all

(Rutherford/Carrack)


A freezing cold December brings a chill into my heart
And fills me with an emptiness now we’re so far apart
Lost in my confusion now through everything I see
Oh won’t you come on back I need you here with me

Before
Before
Before the next heartache falls
Before
Before the next heartache falls

Lonely as the darkness casts a spell upon the night
I’m past the point of caring if I’m wrong or I am right
I wonder if you realise oh just what it means to me
Listen to me darlin’ I’m just let you see

Before
Before
Before the next heartache falls
Before
Before the next heartache falls

Early morning finds me at the house upon the hill
Everywhere the laughter reminds me of you still
I’m haunted by the memories all too easy to recall
I would dare to mention there’s a lesson for us all

Before
Before
Before the next heartache falls
Before
Before the next heartache falls

Tears already falling like the rain upon the ground
When the storm is over no trace of it is found
Never will I understand how you vanished like the rain
Tell me that you’ll come back and let me live again

Before
Before
Before the next heartache falls
Before
Before the next heartache falls

Infos générales

Mike Rutherford : guitares, basse
Paul Carrack : chant, coeurs
Paul Young : chant, coeurs
Adrian Lee : claviers
Peter Van Hooke : batterie
Tim Renwick guitare
Ian Wherry : claviers
Steve Piggot : claviers
Martin Ditcham : percussions
Pino Palladino : basse
Phil Todd : saxophone
London Community Gospel
Kitson Hall Audience
Producteur Christopher Neil & Mike Rutherford
sauf pour les chansons 1, 3, 5, 8, 9 et 10 : Christopher Neil, Mike Rutherford & Chris Titelman
Ingénieurs du son : Rob Eaton assistants : Mark Robinson, Jeremy Wheatley, Shaun De Feo
Enregistré à The Farm technical (assistants Geoff Callingham, Mike Bowen) et aux Olympic Studios, London
Masterisé par Ted Jensen, Sterling Sound

Sorti en mars 1991

Mars 1991 – Word Of Mouth/Let’s Pretend It Didn’t Happen
Mai 1991 – A Time And Place/Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Août 1991 – Get Up/I Think I’ve Got The Message/Before The Next Heartache Falls
Septembre 1991 – Stop Baby/Get Up/Before (The Next Heartache Falls)/I Think I’ve Got The Message
Janvier 1992 – Everybody Gets A Second Chance/The Way You Look At Me

Seb

2/5

Deuxième album de M&Ms. De bonnes chansons comme The Living Years, Nobody’s Perfect ou encore Nobody Knows, mais pour moi la sauce ne prend pas. C’est un peu mou du genou. À noter le riff de batterie de Black and Blue, sur lequel joue Phil, enregistré par Tony.

Tracklist

(Rutherford/Robertson)

It must be hard
being an angel
when the devil in your heart
won’t set you free
it must be hard
being an angel
when the world has let you down
imperfection all around

Hey look at me
it must be hard
it must be hard
it must be hard.

Nobody’s perfect
all of the time
nobody’s perfect
we are what we are
there’s no perfect reason
and no perfect rhyme
for most of the time
that’s what we’re looking for.

Gentlemen gentlemen please!
can you please support the notion
of what I’m saying here
that the person here in question
must be an angel here on earth
if they can’t see a human being
for what a human being’s really worth
gentlemen please!

Nobody’s perfect
all of the time
nobody’s perfect
we are what we are
there’s no perfect reason
and no perfect rhyme
for most of the time
that’s what we’re looking for.

It must be hard
being an angel
it must be hard
when the world has let you down
it must be hard
being an angel
it must be hard.

Nobody’s perfect
all of the time
nobody’s perfect
we are what we are
there’s no perfect reason
no perfect rhyme
most all of the time
that’s what we’re looking for…

(Rutherford/Robertson)


Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door

I know that I’m a prisoner
To all my Father held so dear
I know that I’m a hostage
To all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations
I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got

You say you just don’t see it
He says it’s perfect sense
You just can’t get agreement
In this present tense
We all talk a different language
Talking in defence

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It’s the bitterness that lasts

So Don’t yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective
On a different day
And if you don’t give up, and don’t give in
You may just be O.K.

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

I wasn’t there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him
All the things I had to say

I think I caught his spirit
Later that same year
I’m sure I heard his echo
In my baby’s new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

(Rutherford/Robertson)


I believe in Jesus
his father’s only son
I do believe he sees us
with the loaded gun.

I believe in the magic
Of the Mujahedin
I still believe in Daniel Ortega
the sun in Omega, the Lord of the Rings
I believe in most everything.
I believe, I believe

I have a friend in England
who says I must escape
the meetings of Mao and Nixon
it’s an old debate.

But I believe in the magic
of the King and the Queen
And I still have a young rebel’s sympathy
radical symphonies still have a ring
I believe in most everything.
I believe
I fear this muddled thinking
has to go some time
I fear this sinking feeling’s
not the best of signs
I feel I’m in trouble
as the Eighties close
I look to the future
I’m frightened, I’m scared U suppose.

You may think it’s foolish
that I still believe in love
You laugh and you sneer
-it’s cruel
It’s what I’m thinking of.

I believe in the magic
in the power of the soul
one to one’s my equation
that carries the nation on to the goal
we’re all brothers and sisters, I’m told.

I believe, I believe, I believe in love
do you believe what you’re seeing
Oh I believe in love.

I believe in love
I believe, I believe,
I believe, I believe, I believe in love.

(Rutherford/Neil)


There is nothing wrong with me
there’s nothing wrong with you
maybe we’re just blind to see
each other’s point of view.

Nobody knows what we had.

You could do much better,
you could do much worse than me.
I could have walked right out on you
there was nothing stopping me

Nobody knows what we had.

We were running of passion
we were running out of time
there’s a face to fit the future
there’s a face to fit the crime.
Now the truth is on the table
and the ghost is plain to see
there’s nothing wrong with you or me.

I won’t live in your world,
you can’t live in mine
We don’t hate each other darlin’
we just gave up trying.

Nobody knows what we had.

Maybe I’m not crying
maybe I don’t mind
But it hurts just knowing
your children won’t be mine.

Nobody knows what we had.

(Rutherford/Neil)


He’s a poor boy in his pocket
he’s a poor boy in his shoes.
he’s done his time
he’s stood in line
that boy has paid his dues.

He ain’t looking for a handout
he’s just looking for a start
he don’t hate anyone
he don’t carry a gun
you can tell that kid is smart.

So you can’
t keep that poor boy down
you can be unkind
you can rob him blind
but you can’t keep that poor boy down.
you can lie and cheat
you can chain his feet
but you can’t keep that poor boy down.

And all down throughout the ages
the kid’s been treated rough
just take a look
in any history book
you can see that times were tough.

Now we move up to the nineties
up to the 21st
one day he’ll stand
a full grown man
and be the same as all of us.

So you can’t keep that poor boy down
you can lock him up
you can break his cup
but you can’t keep that poor boy down.

You can fight and steal
you can drag your heels
but you can’t keep that poor boy down
You can kick his ass
if the kid’s got class
you can’t keep that poor boy down.

Let’s stop the truck
go back and pick him up
you can’t keep that poor boy down.

Let him go!!

(Rutherford/Neil)


While you’re defending yourself
maybe you’d like to explain
are you a king for a day
is it some ancient campaign
Warpaint your flag on your face
Gather the troops on the line
you never made a mistake
There at the scene of the crime.

blood on your hands
blood on your feet
down in the pouring rain
what do you care
out on the street
we’re gonna drive you insane
nobody else to blame for all that.

Where are the angry young men
where are the fighters or yore
looking for trouble again
looking to settle a score.

Why do you reincarnate
why will you always be here
pour out a nation of hate
pour out an ocean of tears.

blood on your hands
blood on your feet
down in the pouring rain
what do you care
out on the street
we’re gonna drive you insane
nobody else to blame for all that.

Nobody questions the power elite
who’s gonna take up the strain
nobody else to blame!

(Rutherford/Neil)


I don’t want to condescend
I just want to be your friend
I don’t want to drive your car
I just want to make a start
with you

I don’t want to touch your lace
I just want to touch your face
but everytime I reach for you
you say you don’t want me to – you say
don’t
don’t hold my hand
you don’t understand
don’t push too hard
don’t go too far – don’t

you don’t seem to be concerned
when you make my body burn
you don’t want to torture me
it’s just a little purgatory
I don’t want to call you names
you insist on playing hames
when I try to state my case
you just put me in my place — you say
don’t
will you walk with me
will you talk with me
open your heart
and be human to me
it’s not fantasy
it’s reality
This need for you that’s
Consuming me.

I don’t want to tempt no fate
you just won’t communicate
when I try some sympathy
You just turn your back on me
You say don’t

(Rutherford/Robertson/Young)


Hey, hey one fine day
you’re going away ooh
what do you say, little girl.

Yeah it’s you I’m talkin’ to
tell me what right have you
to leave me black and blue.

You say nothing lasts forever
no never, ever, ever
but the goods you got
oh God, you know it’s hot, hot, hot, hot, hot.
Ooh, it’s hot.

That’s right it’s black and white
you’re saying day is night
But you leave me black and blue.

You say nothing’s everlasting
and that love is just the last thing
that you feel you want.
You know you got
You know it’s hot, hot, hot, hot, hot.

We’ll I’ve tried to make it on my own
But I just can’t leave your love alone.

Maybe just maybe, I’ll get it sometime
from a boat or a plane or a magical sign
Send me the pieces, that make up my heart
I’ll put them together, a part by a part by ….

Hey you I’m talking to,
Tell me what right have you
to leave me black and blue
yeah what right have you, what right
to leave me black and blue
you wanna fight
you’re saying day is night
you leave me black
bring back the pieces that make up my heart
and I’ll put them together, a part by a part by a…

Hey you I’m black and blue.

(Rutherford/Neil/Young)


Four o’clock in the morning
waiting for the light
it’s another day dawning
another day
a better life.

Walk out in the morning sun
I’m always going to be
with you

Lay down when your day is done
I’m always going to be
with you.

I don’t blame you for crying
no-one else could see
but today we’ll be flying
forever you
forever me.

Walk out in the morning sun
I’m always going to be with you
Lay down when your day is done
I’m always going to be
with you

No doubts now we’re free to run
I’m always going to be
with you.

It’s a beautiful,
Beautiful day….

(Rutherford/Robertson)


These are dangerous times
that were living in
and there are dangerous signs
that were giving in to fear
late one night, I’m lying here
I thought I heard a sound.

Tell the mothers and the babes
tell the old, tell the sick they will be safe
get the young males. Tell them to be brave
I was so concerned with saving live
I never saw you pull the knife.

High on the mountains
across seven seas
All of the people
why me, why me?
Do you feel so frustrated
Frightened and feared
answer my question
Why me, why me, why me
why me, why me, why me?

You’re such an angry young man
with all your grievances
people don’t understand,
they just can’t understand
what you must do to stay alive.

So you try to justify
all the violence and hate, before your eyes.
Through the ages better men than you have tried
to give what is not theirs to give
to take the land where others live.

High on the mountains
across seven seas
all of the people why me, why me?
Do you feel so frustrated
frightened and feared
answer my question
why here, why now,
why here, why now, hey here,
why now, why me?

Oh, for now you have the power
the guns and all the swords
but nature has a nasty habit
of balancing her flaws.

Now you may try to break my body
lock me up and throw away the key
but you’ll never break my spirit
I’m free!

Infos générales

Mike Rutherford : guitares, basse
Paul Carrack : chant, coeurs
Paul Young vocals : chant, coeurs
Adrian Lee : claviers
Peter Van Hooke : batterie
Alan Murphy : guitare
B.A. Robertson : claviers
Martin Ditcham : percussion
Louis Jardin : percussion
Sal Gallina : « Synthé à vent »
King’s House School Choir
Christopher Neil, Alan Carve : coeurs
Phil Collins : batterie sur le riff samplé de Black & Blue

Produit Christopher Neil & Mike Rutherford

Ingénieur du son : Nick Davis assisté de Paul Gomersall et Terry Irwin

Enregistré à The Farm du 18th avril au 18th août 1988
Assistants techniques : Geoff Callingham, Mike Bowen
Riff de Black & blue enregistré par Tony Banks, 1986

Sorti en Octobre 1988

Singles :
Octobre 1988 – Nobody’s Perfect/Nobody Knows
Janvier 1989 – The Living Years/Too Many Friends/I Get The Felling
Avril 1989 – Nobody Knows/Why Me?