Tony Banks

(Banks/Kershaw)

(Face B de Wall Of Sounds)

They say every action
Has an opposite and an equal one
For each little action
It’s like you’re looking back at a loaded gun

So don’t fire the first shot
Before you think it through
When you can hear above the push and shove
Then it’ll all come back to you
Yes it all comes back to you

You don’t remember
What you did to get where you are right now
You don’t recall it
But you must’ve done something wrong somehow

You can’t be an island
In anything that you do
You can put it out – a scream and shout
But it’ll all come back to you
Yes it’ll all come back to you

Your reflection
Looks into your face
Putting you back in your place
As you ride for the fall
He will always be calling your name
Cause when it’s all said and done
He and you are both one and the same

One word in anger
And another comes back to break your day
One voice of reason
And everybody will hear the things you say

One punch in frustration
Could be leaving you black and blue
But if you give your heart
Wake up, get smart
Then it’ll all come back to you
Yes it’ll all come back to you

Your reflection
Looks into your face
Putting you back in your place
As you ride for the fall
He will always be calling your name
When it’s all said and done
He and you are both one and the same

So don’t fire the first shot
Before you think it through
When you can hear above the push and shove
Then it’ll all come back to you
Yes it’ll all come back to you

They say every action
Has an opposite and an equal one
For each little action
It’s like you’re looking back at a loaded gun

So don’t fire the first shot
Before you think it through
When you can hear above the push and shove
Then it all comes back to you
Yes it all comes back to you

They say every action
Has an opposite and an equal one
For each little action
It’s like you’re looking back at a loaded gun

Coffret sorti en 2019 regroupant les7 albums « rocks » de Tony Banks publiés entre 1979 et 1995 plus un DVD avec les clips. 

Seb

5/5

Le meilleur des disques classiques de Tony et peut-être même son meilleur tout court après A Curious Feeling. 

Tracklist

1 : Prélude To A Million Years

2 : Reveille

3 : Ebb and Flow

4 : Autumn Sonata

5 : Renaissance

Infos générales

Sortie le 23 février 2018

Tony Banks : compositions et piano

Nick Ingman : direction de l’orchestre et arrangements orchestraux additionnels 

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Choir

Tracklist

1 : Rebirth
2 : At the Edge of Night
3 : Walls of Sound
4 : Lion of Symmetry
5 : The More I Hide It
6 : Shortcut to Somewhere
7 : The Waters of Lethe
8 : I Wanna Change the Score
9 : Water Out of Wine
10 : Something to Live For
11 : By You
12 : Never Let Me Know
13 : Thirty Three’s
14 : Charity Balls
15 : An Island in the Darkness
16 : The Border
17 : Lucky Me
18 : Another Murder of a Day
19 : Moving Under
20 : Still It Takes Me by Surprise
21 : Red Day on Blue Street
22 : After the Lie
23 : Redwing
24 : Queen of Darkness
25 : A Piece of You
26 : Big Man
27 : Angel Face
28 : This Is Love
29 : I’ll Be Waiting
30 : Back to Back
31 : For a While
32 : Throwback
33 : You Call This Victory
34 : And the Wheels Keep Turning
35 : You
36 : The Final Curtain
37 : Blade
38 : Black Down
39 : Siren
40 : Earthlight
41 : From the Undertow
42 : Spring Tide
43 : Neap Tide
44 : City of Gold
45 : The Chase
46 : Kit
47 : Poppet
48 : The Wicked Lady

Infos générales

Collection de chansons de Tony Banks, sortie le 31 juillet 2015. 

Seb

3/5

Dans la suite de Seven, mais sans le piano magique de Tony. Du coup, je m’ennuie ferme. Malheureusement.

Tracklist

1 : Siren

2 : Still Waters

3 : Blade

4 : Wild Pilgrimage

5 : The Oracle

6 : City of Gold

Infos générales

2011

Tony Banks : compositions
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Paul Englishby : direction de l’orchestre
Martin Robertson : saxophone alto
Charlie Siem : violon

Seb

5/5

Cinq étoiles, parce que je ne suis pas friand de musique classique, et j’ai énormément apprécié ce disque. Je l’ai trouvé très agréable, super reposant, et bourré d’émotions Banksiennes. Bref, franchement un bon investissement, surtout à un tel prix (6 euros en moyenne)… Une excellente surprise, vu qu’habituellement je trouve la musique classique à base de violon « sans âme »… J’ai trouvé celle là particulièrement « habitée »… Merci Tony. Pour moi c’est l’équivalent, si on peut dire ainsi, de « A Hot Night In Paris » de Phil…

Tracklist

1 : Spring Tide

2 : Black Down

3 : The Gateway

4 : The Ram

5 : Earthlight

6 : Neap Tide

7 : The Spirit of Gravity

Infos générales

Composé par Tony Banks
Enregistré entre le 3 et le 9 juillet 2002 au Air Studios par le London Philharmonic Orchestra dirigé par le chef d’orchestre Mike Dixon.
Piano par Tony Banks
Orchestration réalisée par Simon Hale
Produit par Tony et Nick Davis

Sorti en Mars 2004

Seb

4/5

J’adore ce disque, malgré ses sonorités très « cheap » (le solo de guitare au clavier dans la chanson titre, il fallait oser !!!). Pour une fois, la voix du chanteur ne me dérange pas trop, bien qu’elle soit un peu passe partout quand même. Je n’ose imaginer le résultat avec des arrangements de Phil et la voix de Ray ou Fish sur toutes les chansons !!!! À noter l’immense morceau qui finit le disque « An Island In The Darkness » qui est pour moi le meilleur morceau de la carrière de Tony, et ce n’est pas à cause de ses 17 minutes et quelques. Le piano est sublime et la mélodie vocale somptueuse. Rien à jeter. Si seulement Ray ou Fish…….

Tracklist

(Banks)

I could be a tiger
A loser or a fighter
A man or mouse
You don’t see me

I could be a wonder
An alien among you
But you won’t know
Can’t you see, can’t you see

I stand in open sunlight
I scream and shout
I warn you don’t turn your back on me
You look right through me
Like I’m some chameleon
Don’t turn your back on me

I could be the thin man
Maybe a sumo wrestler
For all you know
For all you care

I could be a genius
Normal or just curious
Why don’t you care
Hear me cry, hear me cry

I stand in open sunlight
I scream and shout
I warn you don’t turn your back on me
You look right through me
Like I’m some chameleon
Don’t turn your back on me

(Banks)

To be here with you alone beside me
Is to leave the world behind
To desire and to hold
To have longed for and be told

I see you, I see no one else at all
In my life, in my heart for evermore
Words of comfort, walls of sound
Unseen and secret, all around, all around

I never saw myself as one to stir or warm
Or believed this could ever be
But you are here you are real
You are all that I could wish

I see you, I see no one else at all
In my life, in my heart for evermore
Words of comfort, walls of sound
Unseen and secret, all around, all around

The stars are out in our world tonight
We can reach and touch them
Forever in their light

In the glare of cold and truthful morning
And not just in candlelight
You remain as the one
That I build my world upon

I see you, I see no one else at all
In my life, in my heart for evermore
Words of comfort, walls of sound
Unseen and secret, all around, walls of sound

(Banks)

She was an only child
With her body and mind she had to much attention
Too much of everything
She was an angel child
But the devil within her would test her on the way

Into the dark filled places underground
She entered in forbidden rooms
Only seventeen

All alone so alone
All alone so alone

Into the tunnel and back toward the light
That shines between the fingers of dark
The light that shines showing the way to the start

She was an only child
She had so far to fall then so far to climb
To get to the light again
She was a special child
She know what was coming but she know she could not turn

Back in the dark filled rooms
One of a crowd but more than on her own

All alone so alone
All alone so alone

Into the tunnel and back toward the light
That shines between the fingers of dark
The light that shines showing the way to the start

Only seventeen somewhere in between

The race is almost over now
The dance is almost done
Remember how it was when it was fun?

All alone so alone
All alone so alone

Into the tunnel and back toward the light
That shines between the fingers of dark
The light that shines showing the way to the start

(Banks)

In the silence of the night, a serpent shape
Moves its way across the stony floor
In the comfort of your life, the serpent said,
You know that you could have still more,
Picture where you want to be
The door is open wide
Don’t you really want to know?

Don’t you want to know how it feels
To see if it’s all worth trying?
You want to know how it feels

Don’t you want to rule the world a little bit,
Who to help and who to leave to swim?
You could better everything, the serpent said,
In your own peculiar way,
History would honour you
No matter what you did
Don’t you really want to try?

You want to know how it feels
And see if it’s all worth trying
You want to know how it could feel,

In the silence of the night, you lie awake,
Turning over in your mind the words:
If at first you lack the nerve, the serpent said,
You could always try again.
And now left upon your own
Has nothing changed at all
Do you really want to know?

You want to know how it feels
And see if it’s all worth trying
You want to know how it could feel,
To be the one.

(Banks)

The key is in the front door
The clock is on the wall
The coals are in the fireplace
Nothing has moved at all
But as you look around you
Still nothings quite the same

The windows are cracked the curtains are torn
Your life disappoints if you want to be free
Hold me never let me know

Do you stand upon the station
Or are you on the train
Do you want to vanish
Or could we begin again
Do I just imagine
Or is it really true?

You want to be free to be on your own
To start a new life you want to leave me
Hold me never let me know

Never let me know
Never let the world we share together
Tumble, be destroyed
Never let me know
Always keep our dreams and memories
Cherished in your heart

On the road we travel
Sometimes I feel I know
You’d rather walk without me
Please say it isn’t so
Just put your arms around me
And never let me go

Without you the world would be cruel and cold
It cannot be true that you want to be free
Hold me never let me go

Put your arms around me never let me go

(Banks)

You think you’re safe from all that’s gone before
No one can touch you now for evermore
It’s out of sight but not out of your mind
You cannot lose it you can only pretend
This is the end my friend this is the end

You’re a great example to us all
A pillar of society, that’s for sure
But I hear those bones shake behind the cupboard door
And I know the combination to free them once more
This is the end my friend this is the end.

I don’t need no one to spy
Telescope or private eye
Cos I know, yes I’ve know it all the while

You go to goodwill functions, charity balls
You walk with royalty in presidential halls
But in your soul a voice is screaming to be heard
No matter how you try it cannot be deterred
This is the end my friend this is the end

I don’t need no one to spy
Telescope or private eye
Cos I know, yes I’ve know it all the while

I hear your modest tones upon the radio
And I see you public face an all-convincing show
You know who you are and where you’re coming from
You know what the future hold you cannot always run
This is the end my friend this is the end

I don’t need no one to spy
Telescope or private eye
Cos I know, yes I’ve know it all the while

You think you’re safe from all that’s gone before
No one can touch you now for evermore
It may be hid but in spite of it all
It’s there in neon letters ten feet tall
This is the end my friend this is the end

(Banks)

And when in times like these so much is secondhand
But somehow passed off as the new
You need to believe some things are worthwhile

Too weak to break out from the hold that pins you down
To loose the voluntary chains
Too strong to concede and leave the field

Never let them get you down
Never let them get you down
Tell them all that you don’t care
Tell them all that this, it’s what you live for
You’d die for
Something to live for
Die for
Shut your eyes then you won’t see
Close your ears then you won’t hear
You won’t care

With honeyed words and oiled smiles the wheels turn
But still we’re running out of steam
Too much to contain prepare for breakdown
The land beside the road is littered with the wrecks
Of those who tried to make it round
But to make it through it’s what you must do

Never let them get you down
Never let them get you down
Tell them all that you don’t care
Tell them all that this, it’s what you live for
You’d die for
Something to live for
Die for
Shut your eyes then you won’t see
Close your ears then you won’t hear
You won’t care

(Banks/Hues)

A street in Paris in the rain
I shoot in black and white a hundred frames
I watch your make-up
Begin to run

You show a strange unease
But you’re my subject and it’s me you please
I feel your spirit freeze
As the shutter clicks down

We are in heaven now
As if we broke the bonds of earth somehow
Here for eternity
A piece of you is part of me

I know you’ll never leave
Cos like a primitive I do believe
I have you spirit seized
As the shutter clicks down

We are in heaven now
As if we broke the bonds of earth somehow
Here for eternity
A piece of you is part of me

We are in heaven now
As if we broke the bonds of earth somehow
You’re under my control
Because I’ve captured your immortal soul
Don’t look for signs
Your spirit shines
Here till the end of our days

And now in Paris in the rain
I put the camera in its case again
And in those hundred frames
Another moth to the candle flame

We are in heaven now
As if we broke the bonds of earth somehow
Here for eternity
A piece of you is part of me

(Banks/Hues)

I want to tell you all about a young man
He’ll be known as Dan
Then he was living down in San Diego
Drove an ice-cream van
One night he met a girl in Club Alamo
But she was strictly incognito

They had a drink and when he asked her name
She told him Jennifer
But what he didn’t realize as he was
Dancing close to her
He held the body of a waitress called Kaye
Who used to live in Sacramento
They danced right through the night and into the day
Remaining strictly incognito

He drove her home in the sunlight of morning
He held her close in the car
But fourteen year old Sara Lee was watching
She knew he’d gone much too far

Poor Dan a simple man he just failed to see
It wasn’t Jennifer who kissed him
Cos when Dan took her hand he held Sara Lee
She knew that she could convict him

So Dan got ten years to dream in state detention
And lost the use of his car
And all because his waitress Kaye forgot to mention
It’s not always clear who we are

Now she’s waiting tables in Paloma
Near the Four-O-Five
And there’s another twenty-eight personas
Keeping her alive
Next time your waitress looks you right in the eye
You’d better exercise your veto
And keep your mind right on that blueberry pie
Remaining strictly incognito

(Banks)

Like a fuse to the end will burn
Like a wave when the tide has turned
You keep on coming regardless
You won’t accept defeat

And in the light of a cold grey dawn
When all seemed lost and you felt so forlorn
You sensed a warmth surround you
And now you find you’re
No longer on your own

It’s impossible unbelievable news
It’s impossible but it’s true

You never thought you would ever be here
You never even dared to hope you would ever be here
In a world you used to dream of
And watch from afar

After all of the time gone by
Searching fruitlessly asking why
It’s hard to stop the trying
To truly realize

That all the pain all that’s gone before
Lies behind and you can close the door
In the past forever
No need to worry
No need to fear at all

It’s impossible unbelievable news
It’s impossible but it’s true

You never thought you would ever be here
You never even dared to hope you would ever be here
In a world you used to dream of
And watch from afar


In every minute of every hour so many dreams die
Do you believe it will be any different this time
This dream will last forever
This day will never end

Now the fog surrounds you
Swirling all around you
Confusing all your senses
All you see are phantoms
Always just out of reach
They tantalize and beckon
Seduce but without promise
You don’t want to be here anymore
You don’t want to be here to take it anymore
Now the water rises
It takes you where it will
You cannot choose direction
Or control the motion
And in the end you’re thrown up
On an island in the darkness
Nothing is familiar
Tell me are you frightened on your own
Do you have the will to carry on?

Infos générales

Musiciens :
Tony Banks : clavier, synth guitare, synth basse, programmation batterie
Jack Hues : chants, guitare
John Robinson : batterie
Daryl Stuermer : guitare
Nathan East : basse

Produit par Tony Banks et Nick Davis
Ingénieur du son : Nick Davis assisté par Mark Robinson
Enregistré à The Farm, Surrey
Assistance Technique : Geoff Callingham & Mike Bowen
Mastering par Bob Ludwig au Gateway Studios, Porland, Maine

Sorti en septembre 1995

1995 – Only Seventeen/The Serpent Said
1996 – Walls Of Sound/Back To You/Only Seventeen (Instrumental)

Seb

3/5

Je n’aime pas beaucoup ce disque, je ne sais pas pourquoi. Je trouve les chanteurs assez quelconques, mis à part Fish qui fait un travail génial sur Another Murder Of A Day.

Tracklist

(Banks/Kershaw)

They’re kissing babies and telling me lies
They’re taking over my television
They’re making noises that sound so wise
Trying to influence my decision
Rituals old fashioned
With speeches so proud and passionate
Hope reigns, fears rule
I may be crazy but I’m not such a fool
No such fool

Red day on blue street
And this world promises everything
Old shoes on new feet again
Nothing changes
Red day on blue street

Here comes a man with a face so sincere
Here comes another with power on his mind
Both with a want for a word in my ear
Both with a message of hope for my kind
Heads of this nation
Fight lies with misinformation and
This gives, that takes
One or the other for the difference it makes
None at all

Red day on blue street
And this world promises everything
Old shoes on new feet again
Nothing changes
Red day on blue street

We are the chosen ones
You have asked us to serve you
We deserve you
It’s going the way that we said it would
We say that you never had it so good
No one’s a loser who plays our game
The difference is clear, we just changed our name
Nobody knows that it’s just the same
Red day on blue street
Or how about
Blue day on red street
It doesn’t matter, it really doesn’t
It doesn’t matter, it really doesn’t

Somebody showing me the magical way
Somebody waving the key to my chains
They must believe I was born yesterday
They must believe I’ve got sand for my brains
Members historical
Woo me with words rhetorical
Blood runs, mud flies
Can’t see a thing for the wool in my eyes
In my eyes

Red day on blue street
And this world promises everything
Old shoes on new feet again
Nothing changes
Red day on blue street
This world promises everything
Old shoes on new feet again
Nothing changes
Red day on blue street…

(Banks)


Are you ready for the rest of your life
Does your comforter provide
Are you ready to remain evermore in your world of ice
All your feelings all locked inside

Are you a woman or just a mannequin
Does your heart beat like the rest
Do you ever feel like joining in with the human race
Or are you happier outside?

But now you’re gone you’ve broke the spell
I’ve got no memories just a photograph
I’ve got the best there is of you
You’re just a devil with a pretty angel face

You’ve made your choice and that’s ok
It never would have worked out anyway
I’ve got the best there is of you
You’re just a devil with a pretty angel face

Will you be ready in your later life
When your looks are on the wane
and you’re thinking of the ones and the scores
that you left behind
As they come to haunt your mind
And when the twilight moment comes at last
and you have to face that nobody’s there to care

But now you’re gone you’ve broke the spell
I’ve got no memories just a photograph
I’ve got the best there is of you
You’re just a devil with a pretty angel face

You’ve made your choice and that’s ok
It never would have worked out anyway
I’ve got the best there is of you
You’re just a devil with a pretty angel face

Pretty angel face…

(Banks)


The door is opening there’s a glimmer of light
Keep on pushing it will give tonight
And I don’t care if it takes me long
It really doesn’t matter if its right or wrong

The fires are burning and its warm inside my soul
As we wander down the road
The gift is mine tonight

Don’t care if the mood won’t last
And I don’t care if it goes slow or fast
The stage is set, the timing’s right
Let me lead you to the light
A chance is all there’s ever gonna be
It’s here let’s take a hold
The gift is mine tonight – tonight

The magic look is in your eye
The power to move and satisfy
And the promise that you bring to me
Lifts me up and sets me free.

I’ve thought of how it could be in the future everyday
I’ve thought of all the good things in the past
Everyday, everynight.
I shouted at the sky but the sky was deaf
I looked into the ashes but the heat had all left
I never dreamed that it could be this way again

The magic look is in your eye
The power to move and satisfy
And the promise that you bring to me
Lifts me up and sets me free.

And I don’t care if the cost is great
Stop and think about it, it’s too late
The sails are set, the tide has turned
Time to go explore the world
The winds are blowing but its warm inside my soul
As we turn and leave the shore
The gift is mine tonight

The magic look is in your eye
The power to move and satisfy
And the promise that you bring to me
Lifts me up and sets me free.

The magic look is in your eye
The power to move and satisfy
And the promise that you bring to me
Lifts me up and sets me free…

(Banks)


It can be strange
In the world we live in
So many things are not how they appear
We sit and talk
Of what it doesn’t matter
The meaning of the words we use
hides behind the sound

Yet still it takes me by surprise
How the feeling overtakes me and fills my mind
With thoughts which even now I can’t control
How simple words and gestures
make the world seem right
No matter what they say
No matter what they say

It’s hard to believe
That once we met as strangers
Not knowing of the life that we would share
You lead me on
Through new ways unfamiliar
Or down a road we travelled many times before

Yet still it takes me by surprise
How the feeling overtakes me and fills my mind
With thoughts which even now I can’t control
How simple words and gestures
make the world seem right
No matter what they say
No matter what they say

The years go by
Older yet no wiser
Our hearts and minds remain as they once were
And after all the time
That we have been together
So many times we must have been this way before

Yet still it takes me by surprise
How the feeling overtakes me and fills my mind
With thoughts which even now I can’t control
How simple words and gestures
Make the world seem right
No matter what they say
No matter what they say

(Banks)


I was walking along at the end of the day
I was walking along when it began to rain
and by the edge of the path was a suitable tree
I decided to wait there patiently

Then a scream cut through the air
and a voice spoke much too near
« Little girl you’re on your own
You’re so scared and far from home »
I knew what I was meant to do
I should go to the young girl’s aid
Act like a man be a hero strong and brave

I pictured myself front page news
Headline story hero for an hour
But my natural nature got the better of me
I took to my heels and I fled so fast
That only when I was miles away
Did I catch my breath and slow down
To a walk and then to rest

Front page news Headline story
Front page news Headline story

Well I was walking along when it came to me
That maybe I’d acted to hastily
and that the thing to do was to go on back
To be of help yes be the hero of the the hour
So I retraced my steps in the gathering gloom
Till I thought I was back where I started from
I searched and looked but I couldn’t find
I was very relieved if you know what I mean

And then I heard a voice behind
I was rooted to the spot
« Little man you’re on your own
You’re so scared and far from home »
You take me for a fool I know
to return to the lion’s den
I felt lost and confused and about to be misused
I felt the time had come to do what I do best
Time to do the thing that I do better than the rest
I let my natural nature get the better of me
I took to my heels and I fled so fast
That only when I was miles away
Did I catch my breath and slow down
to a walk and then to rest

Front page news Headline story
Front page news Headline story…

(Banks/Kershaw)


I wanna be in another place
Some other body and someone else’s face
Don’t wanna be in here
I need a space I can disappear
I wanna play me a different part
Another feeling in someone else’s heart
Don’t wanna cry out loud
Don’t wanna show you I’m too damn proud.

You can change the words you say
Stop the things you do
Throw away your yesterdays
You’ll still be stuck with you
But don’t be sad
Get a hold upon yourself before you get too far
No matter what you have to learn to live with who you are.

I wanna live in a different time
Another reason in someone else’s mind
I wanna change the score
I don’t wanna be me no more
I wanna play in a different game
Another player in someone else’s name
Don’t wanna be the fool
Don’t wanna show you I can lose my cool

You can stop the world you’re on
Change the song you sing
Choose defection, wrong direction
That won’t change a thing
But that’s so good
No time to wish your life away, follow your star
Be glad of what you have my friend, be glad of who you are.

I wanna be like a different man
I wanna set me free if I can.

I wanna be in another place
Some other body and someone else’s face
Don’t wanna be in here
I need a space I can disappear
I wanna play me a different part (different part)
Another feeling in someone else’s heart
Don’t wanna cry out loud
Don’t wanna show you I’m too damn proud.

I wanna live in a different time (different time)
Another reason in someone else’s mind
I wanna change the score
I don’t wanna be me no more
I wanna play in a different game
Another player in someone else’s name
Don’t wanna be the fool
Don’t wanna show you I can lose my cool

(Banks)


In the dark it seems so easy now
If you could just remember how the problem can be solved
The sun comes up lightening the sky
But everyday is the same
Doubts return and the answers desert you

Fragments fall around you
All shot down in flames
Suddenly now you know that it can never be the same
All of the hopes and dreams and promises
You made have upped and gone
Bringing boredom out of wonder, water out of wine, oh

By the fire cheered up by the flames
Watching people on the TV
Thinking I can do the same
The sun goes down darkening the sky
Leave things undecided
Lest the thinking cause you pain
So everyday is the same
You know what to do, just how eludes you

Fragments fall around you
All shot down in flames
Suddenly now you know that it can never be the same
All of the hopes and dreams and promises
You made have upped and gone
Bringing boredom out of wonder, water out of wine, oh

Look into the glass
Can you still recall
That bundle of potential
That you were when you were young
The sun comes up brightening the sky
The sun goes down darkening the sky
So everyday is the same
Till the day when the dreaming is over

Fragments fall around you
All shot down in flames
Suddenly now you know that it can never be the same
All of the hopes and dreams and promises
You made have upped and gone
Bringing boredom out of wonder, water out of wine, oh

(Banks/Fish)


She dreams china white behind her eyes of china blue
Her future wrapped in velvet and her memories wrapped in warm cotton
wool

And the coffee grounds
are burying the hours that she killed
in another murder of a day

Her patience starts to crumble
like a rock that turns to sand
and time breaks down to seconds
when you’re waiting, waiting on a man, waiting on a man

She’s checking out the doorway while she’s checking out the guy
Whose drunk imagination is climbing up the ladder of her silk clad thigh

And the cigarettes
are burning up the hours that she killed
in another murder of a day

Her patience starts to crumble
like a rock that turns to sand
and time breaks down to seconds
when you’re waiting, waiting on a man, waiting on a man, waiting on a
man

It seems so long since yesterday
The time goes by so slow
When you’re waiting on a man, waiting on a man to show

She shivers in a cold sweat that she’s trying to ignore,
As she wraps her shaking fingers round the loose change by the phone,
She needs him more than she’ll admit and more than others need to know,
She hopes the knots that tie her stomach are only butterflies,
The time goes by so slow
When you’re waiting on a man, waiting on a man to show.

She prays that no one pays attention
As she punches out the call,
As she fumbles with the number
That the panic still doesn’t show,
She prays the lights stay green all night
She prays the traffic doesn’t slow,
And that the knots that tie her stomach are only butterflies,

Only butterflies, fly by every day
While you’re waiting on a man, waiting on a man to show

There he stands behind the door,
She reaches for her coat to go,
And she wanders away in a dream
She wanders away to a dream

She threads her way home through the neon washed alleyways
She flirts with the shadows and skirts round the victims
Of a night that’ll sleep through the day
that casts out its refugees and throws out its debris,

She turns the key in a lock to a fairytale world
that she guards with her ghosts of faithful familiars
who attend to her shrine in the patchwork cathedral
observing the ritual with silent compassion and prayers

On the candlelit edges of a tightening circle
She arranges the photographs faded and yellowing
The memories left of her friends and her family
Respectfully turned to the wall

She turns up the sound on a second hand radio
and drowns out the noise of the world that she lives in
Her conscience her witness her life is her courtroom
And the man she left waiting is waiting to murder a day

(Banks)


He’s not the only one
To think that things are going wrong
and all around is only second best.
Time was when all was fair
and we built solid castles in the air
He said that back to back in time’s the way to go

Better in my day
I hear everybody say
but then they’ll still be saying it tomorrow

It’s so hard to take it
When your time is over
Yes it’s hard to take it
When you try to remember

Better in my day, in my way, can’t you see
Better in my way, here to-day, don’t you see

I remember well he said,
When great men led the way instead
Of manicure and media-hugging style
But I don’t know what to do
From now on we’ll always lose
He said that back to back in time’s the way to go

Better in my day
I hear everybody say
but then they’ll still be saying it tomorrow

It’s so hard to take it
When your time is over
Yes it’s hard to take it
When you try to remember

Better in my day, in my way, can’t you see
Better in my way, here to-day, don’t you see

He’s not the only one
To think that things are going wrong
And all around is only second best
But I don’t know what to do
From now on we’ll always lose
He said that back to back in time’s the way to go

The only way to go
Try to remember
Oh better in my day, better in my way…

(Banks)


It’s been fun but the time has come
To bring down the final curtain move along
Time to face what you know in your heart
That the world keeps on turning you’ve lost your part
It is never ending
Take a look if you’re not sure at the millions gone before

It’s been hard when the going is rough
Or you’re many thousand miles away from home
To believe that it’s all worthwhile
That it makes the slightest difference in the end
And it gets harder

Will you stay until you’re pushed
Or will the day dawn when you’re on your own
You look around
There’s only empty rows of chairs
Where once your fairweather friends
Hung on every word that you said

Its been fun but the moment is near
To write down the final chapter turn the page
To be free from the power and the lure
That has pushed from behind and led you on
It is never ending
Take a look if you’re not sure at the millions gone before

It’s been fun but the time has come
To bring down the final curtain move along
Time to face what you know in your heart
That the world keeps on turning you’ve lost your part

It’s been hard when the going is rough
Or you’re many thousand miles away from home
To believe that it’s all worthwhile
That it makes the slightest difference in the end

Infos générales

Musiciens :
Tony Banks : claviers, synth basse, programmation batterie, chant
Nik Kershaw : chant
Jayne Klimek : chant et coeurs
Andy Taylor : chant
Fish : chant
Daryl Stuermer : guitares
Pino Palladino : basse
James Eller : basse
Vinnie Colaiuta : batterie
Graham Broad : batterie
Luis Jardim : percussion
Martin Robertson : saxophone
Nick Davis : programmation batterie

Produit par Tony Banks & Nick Davis
Ingénieur du son : Nick Davis assité par Mark Robinson
Enregistré à The Farm, Surrey
Assistance : Geoff Callingham & Mike Bowen

Sorti en mai 1991

Singles :

Mai 91 – I Wanna Change The Score/Hero For An Hour
Juin 91 – The Gift/Back To Back
Février 92 – Still It Takes Me By Surprise/The Final Curtain

Seb

3/5

Un bon disque de Tony, malheureusement passé inaperçu. 

Tracklist

(Banks)

I am the throwback
But you don’t know I walk amongst you every day
I don’t need moonlight
Or any secret word to make the change in me

I don’t know what you see in your rules
In conversation or in delicate feelings of romance

If you know some place I can go
Then I ask you lead me to the door

In deepest midnight
That time of night when even dogs believe in ghosts
I walk the backstreets
Of every dirty city searching for the route

That leads me back to where I belong
I don’t know how but I’m trapped in the wrong time

If you know some place I can go
Then I ask you lead me to the door

Nobody sees me no one believes me
Nobody understands the words that I say

Tell me you see me say you believe me
Tell me you understand and I will be free – oh

I guess I don’t fit the times
I’m just a throwback
I’m trapped but still I search for a clue
From far away I hear the call
Come on back to me

I am the throwback
I have no use for anything I see
I’d like to find a country
Where no one else has ever been before

I don’t know what you’re wanting from life
I just don’t understand your tricks and your slyness

If you know some place I can go
Then I ask you lead me to the door

(I’m just a throwback)
(I’m just a throwback) I’m just a throwback
(I’m just a throwback) Don’t need no moonlight
(I’m just a throwback) I’m just a throwback

(Banks)


Night and once again I hear you calling
In my mind you speak the words I long to hear
I see your face can even feel your breathing
Though I know that you are never really there

If I had been born bolder you would be truly next to me

So then
I’ll be waiting I’ll be waiting
I’m waiting just for you

To stroke your hair and feel your arms around me
To talk of things we did or we would do
Would be the kind of magic I’d believe in
But there’s some things even wizards cannot do

If I had been born bolder I wouldn’t need a magic wand

So then
I’ll be waiting I’ll be waiting
I’d give up all for you
What else can I do
I’m waiting just for you

We stand together in the evening sun
Unspoken thoughts we share as one
Golden light on distant mountains
Slowly fades as surely as the light of dreams

Don’t think about tomorrow
In the darkness I can still believe you’re here
If the power of thought can give a vision substance
Then in truth you are alive and close to me

If I had been born bolder I would take you in my arms
Who’s to stop me reaching for you the only one is me

So then
I’ll be waiting I’ll be waiting
I’d give up all for you
What else can I do
I only dream of you
What else can I do
I’m waiting just for you
What else can I do

I’ll be waiting

(Banks)


If you want me to I will be your fairy princess
Your dream of romance
If you ask me then I can be your queen of darkness
Take you below

It don’t matter at all
Devil or priestess – teacher or fool
What you want will be what you receive
I am the answer to all of your dreams

If you wanted a creature from another dimension
I’m the answer
If you wanted a reason for an endless conflict
I’m the one

It don’t matter at all
Devil or priestess – teacher or fool
What you want will be what you receive
I am the answer to all of your dreams

I can be your nightmare
And then I’ll take you places you didn’t mean to go
Or take a long look
Into the future
I’ll tell you many things that you didn’t want to know

If you want me to I will be your humble servant
Need your protection
If you ask me then I can be your fearless fighter
Your Joan of Arc

It don’t matter at all
Devil or priestess – teacher or fool
What you want will be what you receive
I am the answer to all of your dreams

Build me up – bring me down
Put me back on my feet again
Please leave me alone

If you want me to I will be your fairy princess
Your dream of romance
If you ask me then I can be your queen of darkness
Take you below

It don’t matter at all
Devil or priestess – teacher or fool
What you want will be what you receive
I am the answer to all of your dreams

Build me up – bring me down
Put me back on my feet again
Please leave me – please leave me alone

(Banks)


I was always insecure
I never was too sure
That what we did that night was right
Or very wrong

It was never in dispute
It was always understood
But I can’t leave it there

Now what am I supposed to do about it

Rest your weary head with mine
I’ll take you through the night
And bring you to the dawn in hope

But don’t turn your head around
No matter what you see
You cannot return

You’re caught by the magnet
Drawn to the light
Like a prisoner you are captured
You are left without a choice

Now it’s all because of you
That I don’t know what to do
My memory’s confused when
I recall that night

Now the coin is in the air
And I don’t know if I care too much
Which way it lands

Oh and what am I supposed to do about it

Rest your weary head with mine
I’ll take you through the night
And bring you to the dawn in hope

But don’t turn your head around
No matter what you see
You cannot return

You’re caught by the magnet
Drawn to the light
Like a prisoner you are captured
You are left without a choice – oh

That night Rest your weary head with mine
Take me through the night I’ll take you through the night
Take me through the night to the dawn And bring you to the dawn in
hope

It’s all because of you But don’t turn your head around
I don’t know what to do No matter what you see
My memory’s confused that night You cannot return

Oh I can’t undo that night…

(Banks)


When private rainclouds form
And tears seem the likely solution
Try to shelter from the storm
Who knows what tomorrow might bring

Now the sun breaks through the dark
And life isn’t quite as confusing
Release your cloud of woe
And follow its course with your eyes

Higher higher into the blue sky
Higher higher than the tallest of mountains
Higher higher into the sunlight
Higher higher till it vanishes from view

And I will watch as it goes
And I will follow the cloud till it is gone

Though the past has let you down
Don’t be too hard on the future
You can make it through the day
Who knows what tomorrow might bring

Higher higher into the blue sky
Higher higher than the tallest of mountains
Deeper deeper into the distance
It’s not too late for you – oh yeah
Higher higher into the sunlight
Higher higher till it vanishes from view

And I will watch as it goes
And I will watch as the cold wind blows
And I will watch as it goes
And I will follow the cloud till it is gone

When private rainclouds form
And tears seem the likely solution
Try to shelter from the storm
Who knows what tomorrow might bring to you
Dream what tomorrow might give to you
Believe what tomorrow might bring

(Banks)


Dry forever the sun blinds off the whitewashed walls
Unbelieving she looks up from the unswept floor
You don’t have to go you don’t have to tell me
All that talk of lofty causes wrapped in foolish pride
That’s a lie

That you don’t have to tell me

I don’t wanna hear how wisdom walks beside you
Or how God is inside you again

No wire marks the border
No fence or wall
No town breaks this horizon
Nothing at all

Dust surrounds her the men go hungry for disaster
All they leave behind are
The old and useless and the broken
That never will be mended

I don’t wanna hear you’re captured by the madness
Of ideas long discredited from other people’s minds
They’re all lies

That you don’t have to tell me

All that comes of this is poverty and hardship
Still you don’t absorb a word I say

But now there is a border
A line of blood
Now men patrol the border
But they’re dead

(Banks)


The hot seat’s vacant cos he gave up the reins
He’s kissed his title goodbye run far away
He’s gone to ground in some hole – I don’t know where
All I know is somehow that I’m big man up here

I don’t need your worship
Just need a sacrifice each day
No need to worry
Just want to help in every way

I just don’t know what all these levers are for
Well I don’t know it but I’m reasonably sure
I’ve got a red light warning – I don’t know why
Maybe it will go away if I close my eyes

I don’t need your worship
Just need a sacrifice each day
No need to worry
Just want to help in every way
Help every day
In every way

I don’t know what’s come over me
I’m really feeling rather strange

I got no time for wisdom cos I’m the fool
I got no time for those who won’t obey my rules
Some day I won’t be teacher – I don’t know when
Ha but I’m gonna please myself until then

I don’t need your worship
Just need a sacrifice each day
No need to worry
Just want to help in every way
Help every day
In every way

Don’t need your worship
Just need a sacrifice each day
No need to worry
Just want to help in every way
Help every day
In every way

(Banks)


Wandering in a daze
Through a cold mechanical maze
I am lost and confused
I am always the loser
You tell me there’s a place
Where I can be alive

Is it near is it far is it somewhere between
This land you say exists that I’ve never seen
Call me please talk to me tell me the truth
I need to believe like a house needs a roof
Is it strange is it wonderful I need to know
Do you have a picture that you can show
The minute to capture the moment has come
The minute to capture the moment has come

It’s easy to believe
But less easy to imagine
I’ve grown so used to not coping
Waiting eternally hoping
Wishes come and go
But this one will stay I know
Could the time for adventure be
Just around the corner

Is it near is it far is it somewhere between
The land you say exists that I’ve never seen
Call me please talk to me tell me the truth
I need to believe like a house needs a roof
Is it strange is it wonderful I need to know
Do you have a picture that you can show
The minute to capture the moment has come
The minute to capture the moment has come

I wonder if it’s true
Do I put my faith in you
Do I risk one more failure
To add to this tale
Or do I turn my back
And slowly walk away
Please tell me if you know

Is it near is it far is it somewhere between
The land you say exists that I’ve never seen
Call me please talk to me tell me the truth
I need to believe like a house needs a roof
Is it strange is it wonderful I need to know
Do you have a picture that you can show
The minute to capture the moment has come
The minute to capture the moment has come

(Banks)


The more I dream of you
The less you want me to
The more I need to hold you
The less you seem to care

If I knew what I was meant to do
Then I’d be doing it all the time
If I could find the key
I’d keep the doorway open wide

But I will stay with you
Forever if you want me to
As long as there’s a heaven
And that’s a long long time

To yearn without reward
To plan and hope in vain
It’s you that has the power you know
To soothe and end this pain

Another season passes
But the sky is always grey
Autumn leaves and summer breezes
Can’t bring on a change

But I will stay with you
Forever if you want me to
As long as there’s a heaven
and that’s a long long time

The more I hide it the more it shows
The more confused I feel
And on my own alone
Tell me what am I supposed to do?

It’s so hard to understand
What means so much to me
What fills my heart with fire
Will only leave you cold

I wonder what you’re thinking
As we play the game again
I wonder if you knew my thoughts
You’d still want me to say

That I will stay with you
Forever if you want me to
As long as there’s a heaven
And that’s a long long time

The more I hide it the more it shows
The more confused I feel
And on my own alone
Tell me what am I supposed to do?

The more I hide it the more it shows…

(Banks)


(And diamonds aren’t so hard to find)

Don’t let it bring you down
Your woman’s gone and left you
The taxman’s here he’s knocking on your door – oh

Don’t let it bring you down
Your brand new house is burning
They’re dumping toxic waste in your backyard – oh
Your next door neighbour’s gone and won the pools
The life’s so bad you wish that it was all over – over

You and I
Could leave this all behind
Dream a little
Leave ourselves behind

Come with me
Where dragons rule the air
And diamonds aren’t so hard to find
And come what may
Heroes never fail
And time stands still
No matter if you’re young or old

Don’t let it bring you down
Nothing lasts for ever
Even female movie stars grow old – oh

We try to break the rules and never age
We try so hard but everything’s in vain
Then one day you wake and find that it’s all over – over

You and I
Could leave this all behind
Dream a little
Leave ourselves behind

Come with me
Where dragons rule the air
And diamonds aren’t so hard to find
And come what may
Heroes never fail
And time stands still
No matter if you’re young or old

So come with me
Where dragons rule the air
And diamonds aren’t so hard to find…

(Banks)

(Instrumental)

Infos générales

Musiciens :
Tony Banks : claviers, synth bass, chant, synth guitare
Alistair Gordon : chant, coeurs
Jayne Klimek : chant, coeurs
Steve Hillage : guitares
Pino Palladino : basse
Dick Nolan : basse
Geoff Dugmore : batterie
John Wilson : coeurs
Matin Ditcham : congas & tambourin
Martin Robertson : saxophone
Phantom Horns : cuivres

Produit par Steve Hillage & Tony Banks assisté par Stephen Short
Ingénieur du son : Steve Chase (principalement) et John Galon
Assistants ingénieurs du son : Simon Osbourne, Hugo Nicholson, Andy Mason et Croydon

Enregistré, et mixé à The Farm, Surrey

Sorti en Août 1989

Singles :

Juin 89 – Throwback/Thursday The Twelfth
Octobre 89 – I’ll Be Waiting/Diamonds Aren’t So Hard To Find

Seb

2/5

C’est une compilation de musique que Tony a fait pour deux films : Lorca And The Outlaws et Quicksilver. Et ça se laisse écouter… 

Tracklist

(Banks/Fish)

He was a fallen angel from the Tower of Babble
Strung out on the high wire
Another skyline drifter an immaculate stranger
A legend for the wild west end
So when you’re running in the slipstream of the ratrace veterans
Only one thing left to do
Take a breath slide away Quicksilver
The clean cut easy way through

It’s no Easy Rider ain’t no Midnight Cowboy
Took his place at the starting line
Cos he left you behind with his reputation
Lone Ranger still fresh in our minds
So when you’ve worked out the problems and you’ve worked out the angles
And you’ve worked out what you wanted to do
Take a breath slide away Quicksilver
The only style that you ever knew
That you ever knew

Everyone’s wanting a shortcut to somewhere
Everyone’s needing someone to look up to
Everyone’s looking for somebody’s hero
Are they nowhere to be found?
– Are they nowhere to be found?

With the high heels clicking out the avenue semaphore
Tapping out a serious distress
To yesterdays zeros those reluctant young heroes
Need a light to lead them out of this mess
So when you’re running in the slipstream of the ratrace veterans
Only one thing left to do
Take a breath slide away Quicksilver
It’s a clean cut easy way through

He was a fallen angel from the Tower of Babble
Strung up on the high wire
Another skyline drifter an immaculate stranger
A legend for the wild west end
So when you’ve worked out the problems and you’ve worked out the angles
And you’ve worked out what you wanted to do
Take a breath slide away Quicksilver
The only style that you ever knew
That you ever knew

Everyone’s wanting a shortcut to somewhere
Everyone’s needing someone to look up to
Everyone’s looking for somebody’s hero
Are they nowhere to be found?

(Banks)

(Instrumental)

(Banks)

(Instrumental)

(Banks/Diamond)


You call this victory you say the battle’s won
You call this justice when without her there’s no sun
You call this freedom, well you make up your own mind
I call this madness looking from the other side

When this thing started
It was more than just a dream, that kept us warm
Through every crazy moment we pushed on
Searching for the perfect sky
To be as one again
As one together we would fly

You call this victory you say the battle’s won
You call this justice when without her there’s no sun
You call this freedom, well you make up your own mind
I call this madness looking from the other side

Now I must get ready
To face up to what I see now is the truth
I need to see your eyes again on fire
And hear the beating of your heart
We had so little time
So little time for turning back
I know it’s oh so easy to forget
And I know it’s oh so easy to regret
And maybe time can take this fear away
Reminding me you were so sure
You had the key and you had found the door
Hey lady –

You call this victory you say the battle’s won
You call this justice when without her there’s no sun
You call this freedom, well you make up your own mind
I call this madness looking from the other side

You call this victory…

(Banks/Wilcox)


The stars ignite as the sun sets
And disappears in a river of dancing molten gold
In the moon rise the lion steps out tonight

No law, no sin, no rip it up and start again
No tears, no pain, no fear, no more chains

The office walls are closing in
As the telex machines perversely sing ignored
You’re hypnotised and the lion roars within

No law, no sin, no rip it up and start again
No tears, no pain, no fear, no more chains
Why are we here? Not just to live and breathe
I cannot sleep, I need the beast
I need some action, I need destruction
I’ll return to the wild, I’ll return to the child I said
No sense of emotion adrift in the ocean
Here we are knee-deep in stars, knee-deep in stars

City nights caressed in a shroud
All is quiet and the silence is tentatively loud
You kiss the streets as you crawl on your hands and feet

No law, no sin, no rip it up and start again
No tears, no pain, no fear, no more chains

Why are we here? Not just to live and breathe
I cannot sleep, I need the beast
I need some action, I need destruction
I’ll return to the wild, I’ll return to the child I said
No sense of emotion adrift in the ocean
Here we are knee-deep in stars, knee-deep in stars

Moving in the darkness
Phosphorus eyes, jungle pride
A glisten of madness, a wave of sadness
The lion never sleeps, he’s never at peace
He stalks so boldly, so nervous, so coldly
Vicious serenity, perverse intensity
Head bowed stretched proudly, embrace the earth
Same blood, same soul, same breath, same goal

The office walls are closing in, feel the sensation
Telex machines perversely sing raw communication
And you’re hypnotised, a transformation
The lion steps out tonight

And you kiss the damp streets with ease
As you crawl on your hands and feet
Naked is the beast and the beast is forever free
You are the lion, you are the lion of symmetry
Golden warrior savage, savage creature
You are the lion, you are the lion of symmetry

No law, no sin, no rip it up and start again
No tears, no pain, no fear, no more chains…

(Banks)

(Instrumental)

Infos générales

Musiciens :
Tony Banks : claviers, percussion
Fish : chant sur Shortcut To Somewhere
Jim Diamond : chant sur You call this Victory
Toyah vocals : chant sur Lion Of Symmetry

Produit Tony Banks sauf
Shortcut To Somewhere : Richard James Burgess
You call this Victory et Lion Of Symmetry : Tony Banks and John Eden
Ingénieur du son : Tony Banks sauf
Shortcut To Somewhere : Andy Jackson
You call this Victory et Lion Of Symmetry : Chas Watkins
Assistance Technique : Geoff Callingham

Sorti en mars 1986

Singles :
Septembre 1986 – Short Cut To Somewhere/Smilin’ Jack Casey

Seb

4/5

Le meilleur album solo de Tony à mon gout. Il chante toutes les chansons. Ca sonne très très très années 80. Mon morceau préféré est This is love.

Tracklist

(Banks)

Here am I, lost in a world behind me,
All alone, just like before you found me.
Now I stare out on the traffic in the city,
Even in the dark,
And the rain falls on my window sill.
This is love, girl, call it what you will,
This is love.

As I sit, thoughts of the past surround me,
All around, like the sound of the wind in Winter,
Now I walk among the buildings of the city,
Always in the dark,
And the rain falls, spray from passing wheels,
This is love, girl, call it what you will,
This is love.

Do what you want, do what you want, you’ve got to,
Be what you want, be what you want, you’ve got to…

Before, my life was a waste without you,
What do I do now that I’m gonna lose you?
But you’re gonna do exactly what you want to,
Finish my world if I don’t get to hold you again.

Now I walk among the buildings of the city,
Always in the dark,
And the rain falls, spray from passing wheels,
This is love, girl, call it what you will,
This is love.

And if ever you want me again, I will be there,
If your world seems to need me again, I will be there,
Now I stare out on the traffic in the city,
Even in the dark,
And the rain falls on my window sill,
This is love, girl, call it what you will,
This is love, girl, call it what you will,
Oh this is love.

(Banks)


In shadowy holes, the light disappears,
Evening is with us now,
And all around begins the movement,
The many creatures of the night prepare.

Undisturbed by the sound, with noiseless tread,
A figure comes into view,
A trail of magic runs behind him,
The Man of Spells has come to visit you,
He knows how much you really want him,
He knows just what you all want him to do.

Drawn back cloak revealing,
Wraith-like form concealing,
Half-seen eyes unseeing,
Half-heard words beseeching,
Help me as I helped you,
Help me now I need you.

The enchantment is gone, the ghost disappears,
Leaving just a tired old man,
In restless dreams we might have changed him,
But a wanderer’s all he’ll ever be.
With shuffling feet he turns and is gone,
Back to his open home,
A trail of ashes runs behind him,
The man of magic has retired tonight,
He knows how much you really want him,
He knows just what you wanted him to do.
He knows how much you really want him,
He knows just what you wanted him to do…

(Banks)


And the wheels keep turning, all the time,
But there’s no pounding or purring, not a sound,
Just a feeling of stirring, hold them down, hold them down, hold them
down.

Yes it might happen this way,
You have no warning, she is going away,
She was the backbone, to your life and your plans,
And now the unknown, holds you down with its hands,
And then you know that there’s no turning back from here.

And the wheels keep turning, all the time,
No mechanical churning, not a sound,
Just a feeling of stirring, hold them down, hold them down, hold them
down.

Yes it might happen this way,
She is familiar, nothing much more to say,
And then the day comes when you look in her eyes,
And what you see there takes you quite by surprise,
And then you know that there’s no turning back from here.

People moving, going about their day,
People planning, knowing just what to say,
In one year we’ll have money to spare,
And in five all we require,
In ten years we’ll have a place of our own,
And in forty we’ll retire,
So we do what we must, before we turn to dust.
So we do what we must, before we turn to dust.

And the wheels keep turning, all the time,
No expansion or burning, not a sound,
Just a feeling of stirring, hold them down, hold them down, hold them
down.

Yes it might happen this way,
You have no warning, she is going away,
She was the backbone, to your live and your plans,
And now the unknown, holds you down with its hands,

And then you know that it might happen this way,
She is familiar, nothing much more to say,
And then the day comes when you look in her eyes,
And what you see there takes you quite by surprise,
And then you know that there’s no turning back from here.

(Banks)


On a cold clear night in November,
All the people have gone to bed.
We found ourselves upon a cliff edge,
Looking out to sea.
Then a sight in the pale moonlight,
Made us shake our heads in dismay,
A wave taller than the tallest tree
Bore down on she and me.
All the hopes and dreams we had
Dissolved amidst the fear,
What I’d be… without you now,
Only the stars could ever tell.

From the window of our hotel room,
We look out on the city below,
Driven lights move randomly,
The never ending show,
And when the bells start ringing,
We have fifty floors to go,
What I’d be… without you now,
Only the stars could ever tell.

Say you’ll never leave me, never leave me alone.
Say you’ll never leave me, never leave me alone.

On a lake, we cling to the rail,
On the back of a sailing boat,
A mist falls around us,
Now becalmed we float,
Then from behind comes a warning sound,
We’re helplessly adrift,
Still, we see nothing,
And then we see the ship.

High above it dwarfs us,
There’s nowhere we can go.
What I’d be… without you now,
Only the stars could ever tell.

Say you’ll never leave me, never leave me alone,
Say you’ll never leave me, never leave me alone,
Say you’ll never leave me alone,
Say you’ll never leave me alone,
I’d be so lonely here without you,
So lonely here without you, my love,
So lost without your love.

(Banks)

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(Banks)


As I step inside the street sound,
A growl of thunder turns my head round,
I see one face in the crowd,
Like a beacon in the rain,
I see your sunshine calling to me.

As the people rush on by you,
I will move myself aside you,
Link arms like policemen in a chain,
Keep ourselves inside the line,
I need you now like it needed to rain.

As the puddles form around us,
And the thunder noise surrounds us,
Now I can laugh amid the storm,
Like a child in the warm,
I feel your sunlight shining on me,
All around me, inside me.

Then high in the sky, a star appears to be winking,
A branch caught by the wind, its leaves beckon to me.
Stone still at my feet, its grey matches my thinking,
Well water so deep, its song calling me down, down, down…

Now in the street I stand deserted,
With the cold and wet returning,
I turn, rejoining the crowd,
Like a leave caught in the stream,
I need you now like it needed to rain.

I will meet you where the winds blow,
The thunder rolls to and the streams flow,
I will see your face in the crowd,
Like a beacon in the rain,
And see your sunshine calling to me.

I will meet you where the winds blow…

(Banks)


In fading starlight, creeping gloom,
At the edge of night,
I dream inside this half-lit room,
It’s gonna be alright,
And I will say, that I will stay with you
And be forever by your side,
No matter what before might lie
Or what we leave behind.

And now the sun shines through the trees,
In the morning light,
It seems so easy to believe.
It’s gonna be alright.
And I will say, that I will stay with you
And be forever by your side,
No matter what before might lie,
Or what we leave behind.

But if you’re thinking that you don’t feel that way,
I’ll leave you alone now, I’ll go away.
I promise, I’ll go now, no matter what I said,
But I’ll be waiting, right here for you
Until I lay my body down
And it will be forever nighttime,
If that’s the way it is, the way it has to be.

And now the stars come back to life,
At the edge of night.
Another day has slipped away,
It’s gonna be alright,
And I will say, that I will stay with you
And be forever by your side
No matter what before might lie,
But if you turn me down,
Then I’ll be waiting, right here for you,
Until I lay my body down,
And it will be forever nighttime,
If that’s the way it is, the way it has to be.

(Banks)

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(Banks)


Into the night, but out of the dark,
To be cornered and yet to survive,
The jester performed, with his body he scorned,
With his voice he amused, and a little confused
His masters the King and Queen,
The laugh of the King was clear and strong,
So out of fear the crowd laughed along,
And how I’d love to leave here,
Moving under…

Lost in space and with no hiding place,
And no chance of staying alive,
His men turn to him with confident eyes,
They’ve been in trouble before, but still they’re alive
They’re sure he’ll think of something,
But slowly their eyes take on looks that accuse
As they realize, he know they must lose,
And how I’d love to leave here,
Moving under…

Doesn’t anybody know that I am on the run?
How I’d love to leave here,
Always moving on,
Always moving on somewhere that doesn’t mean a thing,
How I’d love to leave here,
How I’d love to be there,
Always on the run,
Always searching for some place that I can be alone,
Doesn’t anybody know the reason why?
Doesn’t anybody know the reason why?

Into the night, but out of the dark,
To be cornered and yet to survive,
The Fugitive runs, though his hands are tied,
His legs are in irons but his head’s held high.
He knows how not to feel.

The time is right to move out of the night,
Into the light and stay out of sight,
How I’d love to leave there.
Moving under…

Doesn’t anybody know the reason why?
Doesn’t anybody know the reason why?

(Banks)

You and me, we got to go somewhere,
Somewhere where there’s air to breathe,
Even though we can’t see daylight,
Somehow we can feel the breeze, oh no,
Gonna be there someday – oh, gonna make it some way – oh.

Climbing cross the hills on pathways,
Where wiser men would fear to tread,
The air itself seems made from treacle,
Our shoes they feel they’re made from lead, oh no,
Gonna be there someday – oh, gonna make it some way – oh, oh.

I got to know how you feel,
Got to know who you are,
Got to know from where you come,
You and me got nowhere to go,
Nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide,
Ways appear, then disappear forever, all around.

We wander down between the houses,
Then walk among the fields again,
If we always keep on moving
We know we’ll get there in the end, oh no,
Gonna be there someday – oh, gonna make it some way – oh, oh.

I’m gonna be there someday – oh, gonna make it some way – oh, oh.

(Banks)


Sometimes I have to ask myself,
How it is that we survive,
We know trains, boats, planes and cars
Will sometimes fail,
And if one don’t get you then the other one will,
And if the other don’t get you then another one surely will.

Inside, your heart must keep on going,
And so must all the other parts too.
Illnesses and poisons lie in wait,
And if one don’t get you the other one will,
And if the other don’t get you then another one surely will.

I’m not just talking ’bout the mountain climbers,
Jungle explorers or even hang gliders,
I’m not just talking about test pilots,
Steeplejacks, stuntmen or racing drivers.

Half the people in the world behave
Like they’d like to see the other half dead,
With guns and knives or perhaps just unconcern,
And if one don’t get you the other one will,
And if the other don’t get you then another one surely will.

I’m not just talking ’bout the mountain climbers,
Jungle explorers or even hang gliders.
I’m not just talking about test pilots,
Steeplejacks, stuntmen or racing drivers.
I’m not just talking ’bout lion tamers,
Human cannonballs or secret agents.
I’m not just talking about skydivers,
Trapeze artists or rodeo riders
I’m not just talking ’bout bounty hunters,
Astronauts, boxers or Billy Bunters…

Infos générales

Musiciens :
Tony Banks : Chant, claviers, synth bass, programmation batterie
Daryl Stuermer : Guitares
Mo Foster : Bass
Tony Beard : batterie, percussion
Steve Gadd : batterie, percussion

Produit par Tony Banks assistant : Stephen Short
Ingénieurs du son : Tony Banks & Stephen Short
Enregistré chez Tony entre fin 82 et début 83
The Farm, Surrey (ajouts et mixage), début 83
Assistance technique :Geoff Callingham

Sorti en Juin 1983

Singles :

Mai 1983 – This Is Love/Charm
Août 1983 – And The Wheels Keep Turning/Man Of Spells

Seb

3/5

Disque totalement instrumental. La première face sont les chansons jouées par Tony, et la deuxième face sont les mêmes chansons, mais jouées par un orchestre. 

Tracklist

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Infos générales

Musiciens :
Tony Banks Claviers (première face)
National Philharmonic Orchestra Of London (deuxième face)

Production :
Première face : Tony Banks
Deuxième face : Christopher Palmer

Ingénieurs du son :
Première face : Tony Banks & Stephen Short
Deuxième face : Tony Faulkner

Enregistrement :
Première face : Chez Tony avec l’aide de Stephen Short et Geoff Callingham
Deuxième face : St. Peter’s Church, Morden

Orchestration par : Christopher Palmer

Sorti en Mai 1983

Singles
Juin 1983 – The Wicked Lady (version banks)/The Wicked Lady (version orchestrale)