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  • Label: Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment
  • Release: 21 Mar, 1994
  • Catalog No: 475955

Back to the studio with Pete and a collection of songs we have written. Debbie, who has worked for me on and off for sometime in many guises, takes over as manager. A new AandR Rob Stringer who later becomes Sony Main Man. We wanted to move on quickly. An album that was rawer more crunchy weird BV’s. Songs that could be stripped bare to guitar and still be recognisable…all went well until it was delivered and rejected.

I was then sent in to record it again. This time with Ian Brody producing. I had lost a little of the energy in having to do it twice but Ian is a clever bloke and it was another interesting experience. Too wordy in places but still there were parts that worked. Some really good songs. Worst sales performance but no regrets. No supporters left at the label and the beginning of the most arduous wrangling to date.

Alison, writing here, May 2007

  • Falling

    • Lyrics

      She said something like I want to go
      Down where the river's wild
      He said take me then I want do drown
      Deep in your violent eyes
      (feel the water rise again,
      Call the river by your name)
      I want to float in through your door
      Hand it on the wall, hang it all
      But I want to be sure of one thing
      That I'm getting into something peaceful
      I want to fly in on your wing
      Way way up here I don't care for anything
      It's all in, and I'm not afraid I don't fear
      Falling

      She said listen I've been telling you
      I'm into something cruel
      He said give me what got into you
      I don't care what you do
      (if there's a full moon in Taiwan
      I want half of what you're on)
      I want to open up your mind
      Leave it all behind you and me
      We're one of a kind
      We may find that we're getting
      High on something peaceful
      We're gonna take it for a ride
      Goin' nowhere fast but we got
      Nothin' to tie ourselves on
      And I'm not afraid to go down
      Falling

      She said something like
      I"m tired of me
      You've got to paint my face
      He said fold up like a paper boat,
      Set sail for me again
      I want to fly in on your wing
      Way way up here I don't care
      For anything, it's all in
      And I'm not afraid I don't fear
      Falling

  • And I Know

    • Lyrics

      She told me today
      I'm in your way
      She thinks your heading somewhere
      You've a long way to go
      Even more than she knows
      She thinks you're half the way there

      You've learnt nothing much at all
      No doubt you told her
      That you stayed with me through pity
      Honorable you
      Oh go away
      Make it easy on yourself
      Tell them I let you down
      I'm not the girl you met
      Oh no
      And if I smile just a little
      Forgive me
      But I read that book as well
      And I know
      You now

      Oh now I'm so intrigued
      Your life's such a read
      It much be torture for you
      Unlike one such as me
      You know all that I need
      Is to pick up after you

      You don't understand at all
      You move amongst us like
      Some alien higher being
      Skimming no plane but yours
      So go away
      Make it easy on yourself
      Tell them I'm off my head
      I keep you from yourself
      And I
      Can't help but smile just a little
      Remembering all you choose to forget
      And I know

      You know that I still feel the world
      Revolving miles beneath my feet
      You and I were hapless space cadets
      Mirrored when we meet
      When I was coming down
      You let me fall alone

      You've learnt nothing much at all
      You move amongst us like
      Some alien higher being
      Seeing no pain for yours
      Oh go away
      Make it easy on yourself
      Tell them I let you down
      I'm not the girl you met
      Oh no
      And if I smile just a little
      Forgive me
      But I read that book as well
      And I know
      You know

  • Whispering Your Name

    • Lyrics

      When she said that you were through
      I thought that there was
      Nothing that I could do
      Just because she ran right here
      Doesn't mean I interfered
      Now I'm wondering
      If we can feel the same

      'Cause she keeps whispering your name
      She keeps on whispering your name
      Like she's just waiting

      She once told me how she felt
      Didn't just want me
      To hear it from someone else
      There were unknowns she couldn't know
      But she hoped you two would grow
      And when you didn't
      She was brought to me in pain

      And she keeps whispering your name
      She keeps on whispering your name
      Like she's just waiting
      If it's just a little fling
      A simple thing
      I'll try not to pretend
      If it's just for jealousy
      She's using me
      That might be hard to mend
      Oh what else can I do
      But try to give her
      More than she got from you
      And when she wakes up suddenly
      And she says your name to me
      I'll just hope it's force of habit
      And not need

      'Cause she keeps whispering your name
      She keeps on whispering your name
      Like she's just waiting
      Oh tell me what is fair
      When nothing's wrong and
      She just stares
      Like she's just waiting

  • Getting Into Something

    • Lyrics

      I'm getting into something
      You got me into something good
      Like I knew you would
      I'm moving into something
      You move me into something easy
      And it pleases me
      Took me by surprise
      I never saw the light
      Until you turned it on
      You got me into something
      God knows I'm hitting on life
      And I wonder why the sun ain't shining where you are you know
      It's alright baby it ain't over
      Oh it's only ours to loose
      What is gone well we can't use together
      So it's alright baby it ain't over
      I didn't mean to hurt you

      I'm getting into something
      You got me into something wild
      And I'm getting high
      I'm pulling into something
      You pull me into something deeper
      Oh it's deeper now
      Took me by surprise
      I never thought that I would give it out again
      You got me into something
      God knows I wanna be as close as I'll ever be
      Something's getting into me
      You know it's alright baby it ain't over
      Oh it's only ours to loose
      What is gone well we can't use together
      So it's alright baby it ain't over
      I didn't mean to hurt you
      It was nothing
      I was dreaming
      But I'd rather live believing

      The time you got addictive
      I was somewhere getting used
      When you were self-abusive
      I put out and got abused
      With you I don't feel the need to qualify my life
      Lets get it on before it's gone
      Just meet me at the corner cos it's alright

      Baby it ain't over
      Oh it's only ours to loose
      What is gone well we can't use together
      So it's alright baby it ain't over
      I didn't mean to hurt you
      It was nothing
      I was dreaming
      But I'd rather live believing

  • So Am I

    • Lyrics

      Our room across is a mile wide
      She comes, and look now
      How you are the fireside
      I'm watching
      She's waiting to show you
      The pearls in her Betty Clark eyes
      She sighs the whistling winds you sail in
      She cries and you are alive
      She's saying she's sorry and oh,
      So am I
      So am I
      For ninety seven days
      That should have been an hour

      I know
      It's all you can do
      When she's so very near
      Praise be
      The king of the settee
      And his Guinevere
      I'll get up and go out
      And no doubt
      You're giving it all to her, oh
      So am I
      So am I
      The ninety seven days,
      The fifteen blessed hours

      And it's easy
      As it goes, so am I
      How an hour of ninety days will
      Soon run out of time
      The weight of the world
      Has the head in your hands
      She's Indian-giving again
      You're sorry and sick
      And you know
      So am I
      So am I
      That ninety seven days
      And fifteen sodding hours
      Came to nothing
      Taken in?
      So was I
      She's going going gone and you know
      That's fine

      And so am I

  • Satellite

    • Lyrics

      You were alight and I wouldn't look away
      You said I was sky and caught me anyway
      How could I ever know you burn all that you hold
      Now sing to the walls
      I've cared more
      I want to go, I want to stay, I want your name
      And I want nothing that you are
      Not even when you're moving me
      (And you're moving me)
      I want to talk, I want to sleep
      Want to get up and wash the rest of you away
      You never had me
      Satellite

      Maybe today I'll not wear you anymore
      I'll fold you away, lay you down where you belong
      Maybe you'll wake in time to break open a smile
      Wide and wild as the Humber

      Satellite
      Are you dancing tonight
      Are you burning as bright
      As the she-boy outside
      The firefly

  • Ode To Boy

    • Lyrics

      When he moves
      I watch him from behind
      He turns and laughter
      Flickers in his eyes
      Intent and direct when he speaks
      I watch his lips

      When he drives
      I love to watch his hands
      White and smooth
      Almost feminine
      Almost American
      I have to watch him

      In his face
      Age descends on youth
      Exaggeration on the truth
      He caught me looking then
      But soon his eyes forgot
      And everything he seems to do
      Reflects just another
      Shade of blue
      I saw her searching into you
      And ached a while

      I watch his lips
      Caress the glass
      His fingers stroke
      The stem and pass
      To lift a cigarette at last
      He dries his eyes
      From a shadow by the stair
      I watch as he weeps unaware
      That I'm in awe of his despair

  • Dorothy

    • Lyrics

      I am running up the stairs
      I can hardly breathe again
      Into your arms and a perfect day
      From the garden where we lay
      With the roses all aflame
      You called my name and I meant to say
      Dorothy it's been too long, so long

      I looked for your face
      watching down from the window
      Wave me 'til I'm gone
      I remember the dress you wore
      And you're still here with me
      But maybe
      Dorothy it's been too long, so long

      Now I'm waiting in the dark
      In the strangeness of your bed
      To hide my face where you lay your head
      As I listen to the room
      And it speaks about a distance never met
      You were there and yet
      Dorothy, it's been too long, so long

      You left without saying goodbye
      And I was so impatient then
      Always one too cynical to pray
      But I talk to you today
      D'you hear me
      Dorothy it's been too long, so long

  • Another Living Day

    • Lyrics

      Ours was the best September
      Of blue and gold it was
      Of aching nights
      And sleep-all days
      I made my way to meet you
      By then the air had changed
      And you had seen me everywhere and they sparkled
      And shined like new
      Like you said I used to
      Another magic day is lost on you
      And all the love falls through your fingers
      Another living day is lost and gone on you

      One night you took me driving
      You coloured everyone in shades that I'd never seen
      You said someone had left you
      You'd tried your very best
      (What silver clouded eyes see)
      Saying stay when leaving me
      When I'm all that you need
      Another magic day is lost on you
      And all the love falls through your fingers
      Another living day is lost and gone on you

      If you could feel it now
      Warmer than magenta skies
      My spirits burning just like the blazing cheeks on the face
      Of a young child
      And it's wild

      Another magic day is lost on you
      (What a day another living day)

  • Boys Own

    • Lyrics

      Well how are you?
      Can I look a little closer?
      Well let me introduce you to
      Say how'd you do believer

      So tell me is he young enough
      Or could it be hung up enough?
      And does he help to keep it up
      When he's handing it out, out to please you?

      Do you ever sink the night away?
      How about the day, ain't it getting long?
      These eggshell hearts you're tripping on

      Oh when you've got money you can build a bomb
      Oh it's beautiful, torching up your lonely night
      Oh how you shine when you throw all the suckers on
      You're tired of every single one

      Oh you're filthy, filthy, filthy
      And someone's gonna hold you down
      You're gonna be sorry for the way
      You whore a life around, yeah

      Now tell me is he young enough
      Or could it be hung up enough?
      Or maybe just be hung enough to keep it up
      When you're flagging?

      Do you ever soak the night away?
      How about the day, ain't getting long?
      These eggshell hearts you're tripping on

      Oh when you've got money you can build a bomb
      Oh it's beautiful, torching up your lonely nights
      Oh how you shine when you throw all the suckers on
      You're tired of every single one, yeah

      These eggshell hearts you're tripping on

      Oh when you've got money you can build a bomb
      Oh it's beautiful, torching up your lonely nights
      Oh how you shine when you throw all the suckers on
      You're tired of every single one, yeah

  • Take Of Me

    • Lyrics

      What a dream
      I could feel everything
      Silk of softnesses
      Why alone I'll be lonely with you
      Do I want for diamond skies

      Will You take of me
      Will you take of me

      Not a sound I would hear everything
      Everything I hear
      Lay me down
      Dance can we?
      Cast as one into the sea
      Will you take of me

  • Ode To Boy II

    • Lyrics

      When he moves I watch him from behind
      He turns and laughter flickers in his eyes
      Intent and direct when he speaks
      I watch his lips

      When he drives I love to watch his hands
      White, smooth, almost feminine
      Almost American
      I love to watch him

      In his face age descends on youth
      Exaggeration on the truth
      He caught me looking then but soon his eyes forgot me
      And everything he seems to do
      Reflects just another shade of blue
      I saw her searching into you and ached a while

      I watch his lips caress the glass
      His finger stroke its stem and pass
      To lift a cigarette at last
      He dries his eyes
      From the shadows by the stairs
      I watch as he weeps unaware
      That I'm in awe of his despair

      In his face age descends on youth
      Exaggeration on the truth
      He caught me looking then but soon his eyes forgot me
      And everything he seems to do
      Reflects just another shade of blue
      I saw her searching into you and ached a while

  • Whispering Your Name (single mix)

    • Lyrics

      When she said that you were through
      I thought that there was
      Nothing that I could do
      Just because she ran right here
      Doesn't mean I interfered
      Now I'm wondering
      If we can feel the same

      'Cause she keeps whispering your name
      She keeps on whispering your name
      Like she's just waiting

      She once told me how she felt
      Didn't just want me
      To hear it from someone else
      There were unknowns she couldn't know
      But she hoped you two would grow
      And when you didn't
      She was brought to me in pain

      And she keeps whispering your name
      She keeps on whispering your name
      Like she's just waiting
      If it's just a little fling
      A simple thing
      I'll try not to pretend
      If it's just for jealousy
      She's using me
      That might be hard to mend
      Oh what else can I do
      But try to give her
      More than she got from you
      And when she wakes up suddenly
      And she says your name to me
      I'll just hope it's force of habit
      And not need

      'Cause she keeps whispering your name
      She keeps on whispering your name
      Like she's just waiting
      Oh tell me what is fair
      When nothing's wrong and
      She just stares
      Like she's just waiting