The Road

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.