Testify

Seb

4/5

Bon alors : Testify. C’est excellent. C’est du très très bon Phil. Avec sa nouvelle voix, celle qu’on lui connait depuis Dance into the light et Tarzan, sauf que par moment elle est éraillée !! C’est surprenant de sa part, lui qui a été toujours si cristallin même quand il hurlait… C’est très proche de Both Sides musicalement, Phil utilise plein de BAR sur ce disque, contrairement à Dance into the light, plein de grosse batterie dont il a le secret. Quasiment pas de cuivre… Évidemment, c’est musicalement irreprochable. Je suis d’accord avec Phil quand il dit que c’est un disque qui contient quelques unes de ses meilleures chansons… Testify par exemple, qui est le gros morceau du disque : mélodie envoutante et hypnotique, arrangements magnifique, très lent, très posé, qui décolle progressivement, la batterie entre, frappe… argh 🙂 C’est le In the air tonight du 21ème siècle… Mes préfèrences vont ensuite à This Love, This Heart qui est une grande ballade avec une mélodie géniale et des changements de tonalités bien ammenés et Thru my eyes, pour l’ambiance et le coté optimiste de la chanson… Donc voilà, pour être franc, je n’attendais pas autant de ce disque, mais Phil c’est Phil, faut pas en douter :))) Je m’attendais à un truc chiant et plein de chansons d’amour ennuyante (suite à un mariage et à une naissance…), à l’eau de rose tout le temps, et ben non… Franchement, c’est un disque excellent, avec quelques petites points faibles, mais rien de bien grave, parce qu’ils s’intègrent bien dans le disque…

Tracklist

(Collins)

This is your wake up call… young hearts be free

Get up, get on, get out about and shout it
Tell ’em all you’re dressed and on your way
Oh there’s absolutely no doubt about it
This is your wake up call
You’re gonna miss it all

Am I the only one out there that’s listening
Cos it’s such a lovely noise that I can hear
Eyes are opening up to all around them
This is their wake up call
They’re gonna miss it all

Can you feel what’s happening here
Everything is changing all around you
It’s in the air, electricity
Everybody, yes everybody’s waking up
Good morning to you

You’re not the only one out there who’s running
But the man who’s sitting next to you’s asleep
So pick him up and shake him till he hears you
This is his wake up call
He’s gonna miss it all

Can you feel what’s happening here
Everything is changing all around you
It’s in the air, electricity
Everybody, yes everybody’s waking up
Good morning to you

Those who’ve done all they can do sleep easy
Those that turn away, they sleep alone
But there’s no doubt about it absolutely
This is a wake up call
We’re gonna miss it all

This is your wake up call
This is your wake up call
This is your wake up call
You’re gonna miss it
You’re gonna miss it all

(Collins)

I’ll try to make the sun shine brighter for you
I will even play the fool if it makes you smile
I’ll try to make you laugh if there’s a tear in your eye
After all is said
After all is done
I’d do anything for you

Come with me, close your eyes
Hold my hand, it’ll be alright
Don’t be scared, don’t be shy
Lift your head it’s gonna be alright

I’ll try to make the stars shine brighter for you
And I’ll take you on my shoulders, hold you way up high
I’ll even chase the rainbow hanging in the sky
Cos after all is said
After all is done
I’d do anything for you

Come with me, close your eyes
Hold my hand, it’ll be alright
Don’t be scared, don’t be shy
Lift your head it’s gonna be alright

Through the eyes of innocence
You will find, you will see
There’ll come a time it all makes sense
And you won’t know, but it will show inside, deep inside

Come with me, close your eyes
Hold my hand, it’ll be alright
Don’t be scared, don’t be shy
Lift your head it’s gonna be alright

I’ll try to make the days last longer for you
From the daybreak, ’til the sunset, ’til the end of time
I’ll keep you safe, away from the heartache
Cos when all is said
And when all is done
I’d do anything for you

Come with me, close your eyes
Hold my hand, it’ll be alright
Don’t be scared, don’t be shy
Lift your head it’s gonna be alright

(Collins)

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Collins)

Don’t get me started on politicians
And the lies they spread
Don’t even mention sex and religion
And who they take to bed
But if you see me running down the street
Know where I’m running to
I’m tired of honesty being denied us
I’m coming looking for you

Don’t hold me down, I’m on my way
And nothing’s gonna turn me round
Don’t turn around, give it to me straight
I’m on my way and nothing’s gonna shake me
I’ll hold my ground
Wild horses won’t make me

Don’t get me started on information
Magazines and T.V.
There’s one man under his big umbrella
While it’s raining on you and me
Everyday it’s getting harder to judge
Fiction from fact
I’m tired of truth being denied me
It’s mine and I want it back

Don’t hold me down, I’m on my way
And nothing’s gonna turn me round
Don’t turn around, give it to me straight
I’m on my way and nothing’s gonna shake me
I’ll hold my ground
Wild horses won’t make me

Business as usual in our pressure steamer
Where reality slips from view
They say that we can’t take it
I think I can, can you?

Don’t get me started on blood and thunder
with people flying blind
Not caring what or who they take with them
Or what they leave behind
It’s one mans god against another
While the river of tears roll by
The things they do in the name of their father
Can someone tell me why

Don’t hold me down, I’m on my way
And nothing’s gonna turn me round
Don’t turn around, give it to me straight
I’m on my way and nothing’s gonna shake me
I’ll hold my ground
Don’t get me started

(Collins)

The sun is rising in the sky
Here we’re waiting, standing by
Round in circles, round and round
Pulse is racing, can’t sit down
The noise of people fills the air
Search for silence goes nowhere
Time just passes, starts to rain
I look at you and I feel your pain

Day after day watching it grow, counting the time
In each and every way the pleasure is mine
Through all of the high times
Through all of the low times
The farther we reach, the farther we see
The farther we go

Time after time waiting for you, when will you come
Wanting to play the game we’ve begun
Through all of the high times
Through all of the low times
The more we can give, the more we can keep
The more there will be

Like the man said he was right
’bout something coming in the air tonight
Well if it’s coming, let it be now
I feel it’s close, I just know somehow
I can’t hold on much longer
My head is filled with wonder
But if these things don’t come to pass
I’ll bring you water and fill your glass

Everyday the stronger it grows, it’s easy to see
Getting to feel how good it can be
Through all of the high times
Through all of the low times
The more that we teach, the better we learn
The better we’ll be

(Collins)

Gently rolling Father time
Is calling to him now,
And though he hears him
He looks out to sea.
Somewhere out there lie his dreams
A story with no ending
And till he finds his answers
He won’t be going nowhere

For him, it’s not too late
It’s not too late
For some it’s never too late

Quietly knocking on her door.
He patiently stands waiting,
And though she hears him
She sits steadfast in her chair.
Somewhere out there never seen
Her hopes and dreams lie waiting,
And till she finds an answer
She won’t be going nowhere

For her, it’s not too late
It’s not too late
For some it’s never too late

For everything we know that’s certain
There is much we cannot see,
So we choose to close the curtain,
Never knowing what could have been

It’s not too late, it’s not too late, never too late

Slowly rocking the baby’s bed
He strokes it’s head and whispers
And though it hears him,
It keeps smiling and kicks it’s feet
Somewhere out there is a life,
A lifetime made for living
So it holds on fast, it ain’t going nowhere

For some it’s not too late,
It’s not too late
For some it’s never too late
For some it’s not too late
It’s not too late
For some its never too late

(Collins)

This love, this heart, these arms to hold
So tight to you, I won’t let go
Can this be real, or just some dream that feels so true
I wish you love, I wish you more
You are all that I live for
I’ll never hurt you believe me
My heart beats just for you
It only beats for you

I’ll keep the fire alight for you
Can’t think of nothing else, what can I do
This lonely heart of mine, it only beats for you
It only beats for you

You bring me peace, you make me smile
You give me strength and all the while
You ask for nothing, only love
And my heart beats just for you
It only beats for you

I’d say all these things to you
If you were here, but that’s not gonna be
COs you ‘re not here at all
There’s only me
But I won’t stop trying

I won’t give up, I’ll wait for you
‘Til you come back, it’s all I can do
I’ll be right here, I’m going nowhere without you
Give me the chance, just make the call
Just say the words, I’m waiting for
Just let this heart of mine show you
It only beats for you

Yes it only beats for you
It only beats for you
This love, this heart
These arms, they’re only for you
This love, this heart
These arms, they’re only for you
They’re only for you

(Collins)

No matter where you go I’ll be there
No matter where you hide I’ll find you
I’ll be there looking through the window watching everything you do
There’s no escaping me
I’ll be like your worst enemy
I’m right behind you every place you run to I’ll be there with you

COs being without you is driving me crazy
Oh I just don’t know what to do
Yes being without you is driving me crazy
COs all I want is you ….
And I like it

If all the world’s a stage and we are,
We’re only just two crazy players
Please understand why I just can’t go on without you anymore
There’s no escaping me
I want you back, can’t you see
I’m losing all control and cannot guarantee my sanity

COs being without you is driving me crazy
And I don’t know what to do
Yes being without you is driving me crazy
COs all I want is you
Being without you is driving me crazy
I don’t know how long I’ll last
Being without you is driving me crazy
Feel my pulse it’s going so fast

You, you’re driving me crazy
Me, I’m out of my mind
You, you’re making me crazy
Me, I’m running out of time

I am your conscience, I’m your guide
I know just what you feel inside
I share your darkest thoughts with you but share no consequences for them
There’s no escaping me
I’m with you while you sleep
I hear your lies, I hear your truth
I hear you speak before you do

But being without you is driving me crazy
and I don’t know what to do
Yes being without you is driving me crazy
COs all I want is you
Being without you is driving me crazy
I don’t know how long I’ll last
Being without you is driving me crazy
Feel my pulse it’s going so fast

(Collins/Stuermer)

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Nicholls)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Collins)

It’s never where you think you’ll find it
The thing you think you’re looking for
It could take you all your lifetime
And still you’d never quite be sure

You could look everywhere
Because you know it’s there
Somewhere beneath the sky
But too close and you’ll get burned
There’s no lesson learned
Yet some people pass it by

You’ll see things different when you look thru my eyes
Things are different if you see what I see
Just look closely and you’ll see thru my eyes
It could be different, you’ll see how it could be,
If you can see

You may need help to find your way home
Those who brought you here have flown
The road you take is full of hope or sadness
The choice you make will be your own

But you’re not alone in there
Just say hello in there
Cos there are many just like you
They’ll help you find someway
To make it all the way
They’ll tell you all you have to do

You’ll see things different when you look thru my eyes
Things are different if you see what I see
Just look closely and you’ll see thru my eyes
It could be different, you’ll see how it could be,
If you can see

No one warns you of the heartache
No one can hide you from the storm
But from the shadows there will come the sunshine
A place to dry and keep you warm

Though no one tells you how
Your hearts beating faster now
Getting stronger day by day

Suddenly it’s clear, what you seek is near
It’s what you learn along the way

Its never where you think you’ll find it
The thing you think you ‘re looking for
Well it could take you all your lifetime
Still you’ll never quite be sure
You’ll find it, just look closer

(Collins)

Somehow you reach in and you touch my heart
Somehow you reach in, you touch my soul
When I look at you, I see everything we could be

Eyes wide open, looking at me
What can I offer you that you’ve never seen
Just don’t be afraid, someone is watching
You will see

Somehow when you smile the day seems brighter
Somehow when you smile you melt my heart
When I look at you I see all things we should be

And in your darkest hour, hold out your hand for me
Something will guide you, I’ll be beside you
And when its rough out there, I’m with you everywhere
I will be right behind you if you should fall

Someday you will find everything you look for
Someday you will find a love like mine
When you smile at her you will feel the things you could be

Eyes wide open, looking at me
What can I offer you that you’ve never seen
Just don’t be afraid, someone is watching
You will see, you will see

Somehow you reach in and you touch my heart
Somehow you reach in, you touch my soul
When I look at you, I see everything we could be

Additional Testimony - Disque Bonus

1 : High Flying Angel (B-side)
2 : Crystal Clear (B-side)
3 : Hey Now Sunshine (B-side)
4 : TV Story (B-side)
5 : True Colors (live rehearsal 2004)
6 : Come with Me (live 2004)
7 : It’s Not Too Late (live 2004)
8 : Can’t Stop Loving You (live 2004)
9 : It’s Only Loving (demo)
10 : Tearing and Breaking (demo)

Infos générales

Produit et Realisé par Rob Cavallo
Ingénieur du son et Mixage : Allen Sides
Sauf « Can’t Stop Loving You » Mixé par Tom Lord Alge
Protools Engineering par Doug McKean
Assistant : René Weis
Masterisé par Bernie Grundman
Enregistré entre 2000 et 2002 en Europe et aux U.S.A.

Sorti en Novembre 2002

Singles:
Novembre 2002 – Can’t Stop Loving You/High Flyin’ Angel/Sussudio (live big band)
Janvier 2003 – Wake Up Call/Hey Now Sunshine/Tears Of A Clown
Janvier 2003 – Least You Can Do//Hey Now Sunshine/Tears Of A Clown