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  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • Release: 10 Nov, 2014
  • Catalog No: COOKCD612

“Having worked live for an age with a traditional band line-up I decided to return to my recording roots and an electronic pallet. This rapprochement begins with my 2013 album ‘the minutes’, a body of work I wrote together with its producer Guy Sigsworth, resulting in a collection of material that is entirely pleasing for me to perform live.

“As the catalyst for ‘the minutes’ tour, it enabled me to revisit some of my earlier work, either in the context it was originally intended, or with a new ear. Instead, reworking organic songs into a programmed format rather than the other way around and sparing me the niggling suspicion that I was in danger of inhabiting my own tribute act – which is a relevant consideration when you have been singing some of the songs for 30 something years, and wish still to be engaged.”

Alison Moyet, October 2014, Album Press Release

  • Horizon Flame

    • Lyrics

      Suddenly the landscape has changed
      Horizon flame
      In the stream, what is square?
      Would you put the lights out? Dead
      Look at all the lights out there
      Could have been enough for you
      Living like we needed to
      Would have been enough left for you

      You can be the sire
      You were never plain
      Go and paint that sign
      Ordinary pain
      Ordinary pain
      Ordinary pain
      Ordinary pain

      In the stars, what is care?
      Would you keep the sound down? Dead
      Look at all the stars out there
      Could have been enough for you
      Talking as we needed to
      Would have been enough left for you

      You can be the sire
      You were never plain
      Go and paint that sign
      Ordinary pain
      Ordinary pain
      Ordinary pain
      Ordinary pain

      You can be the sire
      You were never plain
      Go and paint that sign
      Ordinary pain
      Ordinary pain
      Ordinary pain
      Ordinary pain.

  • When I Was Your Girl

    • Lyrics

      When I was your girl
      I didn't know that I would
      End where you begin
      More beautiful in your skin
      No matter of regret
      This loosening curl
      Teasing you out
      When I was your girl

      In my room you said we'll stay here for an endless year
      Close the door we're letting no one near
      When I was your girl
      When I was your girl

      And then today
      All the nightmares came my way
      All the tears I tried to stay
      You were never satisfied
      When I was your girl
      When I was your girl

      And when I was she
      I'd put on every coat
      To wear the weather down
      But even in the sun
      You said you tasted rain
      I watched you unfurl
      You held on to me
      When I was your girl

      In my cups I see you watching from the edge of the bed
      I'm sinking words that you never said
      When I was your girl
      When I was your girl

      And then today
      I'll be keeping out your way
      Every debt they owe I pay
      They were never satisfied
      When I was your girl
      When I was your girl

      We tore out a page
      Impolitely quit the stage
      Into corners sweep our rage
      I would never leave you crying

      When I was your girl
      When I was your girl
      When I was your girl.

  • Ordinary Girl

    • Lyrics

      She left on Sunday afternoon,
      "It is the only way for everyone concerned" she said
      And I could only ask her why,
      But she just smiled and told me, one day I would learn

      "Don't you worry, this will all make sense tomorrow,
      Don't be sorry, that everything we shared will fade away
      There's so much to see in each new day,
      They'd never understand, I'm not an ordinary girl"

      She took nothing but her clothes
      Taking more would just remind her of her past, she said
      I thought I'd never laugh again
      On the day I said goodbye to my best friend

      And now I understand, she's just an ordinary girl

  • Remind Yourself

    • Lyrics

      Remind yourself
      Of the little signs
      And the small asides
      Playing on your mind
      Shift of air
      The turn of phrase
      Obsession to
      Averted gaze
      Remind yourself
      How the field is wide
      And the eye takes more than it sweeps aside
      Choose to keep or select the shelf
      Is a tender lie
      Remind yourself

      Remind yourself as the moon shifts overhead
      That roll it does
      Roll it does
      And the drum beat in your chest
      It becomes a pulse
      It becomes

      Remind yourself of a wiser day
      When you let them come
      But wouldn't let them stay
      Gave them hope and
      Forgot your own
      Took your head to town
      And your body home
      When you told yourself
      That you couldn't have
      And you wouldn't feel
      And it wasn't bad
      When you know the truth matters
      Nothing less
      They will lie to you
      Remind yourself

      Remind yourself as the moon shifts overhead
      That roll it does
      Roll it does
      And the drum beat in your chest
      It becomes a pulse
      Becomes
      As the moon shifts overhea
      Roll it does
      Roll

      Remind yourself
      When you say goodbye
      They'll forget today
      And forget the tie
      And somebody else
      Is gonna fill the cup
      That they say no one but you
      Filled up
      Remind yourself
      The heart that pleads
      Very soon takes care
      Of its own needs
      The greatest love
      Is dealt and done
      Remind yourself
      And move along

      Move along

  • Is This Love?

    • Lyrics

      n a fleeting moment of a restless day

      Driven to distraction
      I was captured by the game.
      I have often wondered why I ever wanted to
      Leave these scattered hours behind me and speed myself to you.

      I choose never to forget

      I want our lips to kiss and our limbs to entwine

      Let our bodies be twisted but never our minds.
      Is this love? Is this love? Is this love? Is this love?
      Set to work idle hands
      Shake these thoughts

      Had I planned them they never would be teasing me
      As viciously as these.

      I would not have believed you
      Had I never seen

      Now you and I are intimately pictured
      In my dreams.
      I could not forsake you all for tumbling away

      And if I live in wonderland
      I'm better off this way.
      I choose never to forget

      Is this love? Is this love? Is this love? Is this love?
      Is this love? Is this love? Is this love? Is this love?

  • Winter Kills

    • Lyrics

      Green in your love on bright days
      You grew sunblind
      You thought me unkind
      To remind you
      How winter kills
      Lost in daydreams
      You drove too fast and got nowhere
      You rode on half fare
      When you got too scared
      How winter kills
      Tear at me searching for weaker seams
      Pain in your eyes
      Makes me cruel - Makes me spiteful
      Tears are delightful
      Welcome your nightfall
      How winter kills

  • Filigree

    • Lyrics

      I fell into a cinema
      Watching pictures in a dream
      Shifting the fidget into still
      Nine other people took their leave

      No humping bones
      All filigree
      Grace and nature
      Mimicry
      All but took me to my knees

      You jump too soon and miss it all
      Now something beautiful happens
      All there is - these beautiful minutes
      We wait on
      We wait on

      It moved as slow as slow can be
      Half eaten words of earth and sea
      I didn't feel it touching me

      You jump too soon and miss all this
      Now something beautiful happens
      All there is - these beautiful minutes
      We wait on
      We wait on

      I fell into a cinema
      I didn't know where else to be
      Sitting out a trip or three
      I thought I wanted trippery

      That girl five seats down, and me
      Concave and blinking at the scene
      Rolling credits on a screen

      You jump too soon and miss all this
      Now something beautiful happens
      All there is - these beautiful minutes
      We wait on
      We wait on

  • Only You

    • Lyrics

      Looking from the window above
      Its like a story of love
      Can you hear me?
      I came back only yesterday
      Moving farther away
      Want you near me

      [Chorus:]

      All I needed was the love you gave
      All I needed for another day
      And all I ever knew
      Only you

      Sometimes when I think of her name
      When its only a game
      And I need you
      Listen to the words that you say
      Getting harder to stay
      When I see you

      This is gonna take a long time
      And I wonder what's mine
      Can't take no more
      Wonder if you'll understand
      Its just the touch of your hand
      Behind closed door

  • Changeling

    • Lyrics

      Radio through my car window
      Mouths make shapes
      Hullos that look like violence
      We pull out
      And here the traffic waltzes
      Slow, quick, go
      Move over you say:

      Pre-chorus:
      How does anybody get to work like this
      Can anybody tell me does it work like this?

      Chorus:
      I remember when the world was a little girl
      Every corner turned leading back to her
      Flowing like a stream on a rolling stone
      Certain there was nothing changing

      Heel to toe,
      We throw our forward roll and hope
      Something somewhere is catching
      Spill onto a boulevard
      I lose my grip of you
      Move with me I say

      Pre-chorus:
      How does anybody get to work like this
      Can anybody tell me does it work like this?

      Chorus:
      I remember when the world was a little girl
      Every corner turned leading back to her
      Flowing like a stream round a rolling stone
      Dream that I was never changing
      Changing

      And in every face I should chance to meet
      I’m looking for the one that could still ṗlace me
      Any corner turned back for her
      Dream that we were never changing

  • This House

    • Lyrics

      Whose sticky hands are these?
      And what is this empty place
      I could be happily lost but for your face
      Here stands an empty house
      That used to be full of life
      Now it's home for no one and his wife
      It's a hovel and
      Who can take your place?
      I can't face another day
      And who will shelter me?
      It's cold in here
      Cover me

      Under these fingertips a strange body rolls and dips
      I close my eyes and you're here again
      Later as day descends
      I'll shout from my window
      To anyone listening. "I'm loosing"

      Who can take your place?
      I can't face another day
      And who will shelter me?
      It's cold in here
      Cover me

      Oh in a plague of hateful questioning
      Tap dancing every syllable from ear to ear
      I hear the din of lovers jousting
      When I'm hiding with my head to the wall

      Who will shelter me?
      It's cold in here

  • All Signs Of Life

    • Lyrics

      The skyline is fading
      Planets rearranging
      For one man collecting his distance
      His lungs are a bellow
      Such a mechanical fellow
      He's breathing in circles
      (All signs of life)

      On the rolling hills
      Like the curve of a hip dipping
      Oh, he can see her face
      So he picks up his pace
      Don't hurry here

      All signs of life
      All signs of life, here

      His bodys a blister
      Scowling, solitary mister
      No tail wind to borrow
      No rest tomorrow
      His lungs are a bellow
      Dress him in sunflower yellow
      He's breathing in circles

      And he spits his pain
      And he sucks in the air like ether
      And he breathes it again
      Now his chest is a mine exploding
      And the bitumen sticks
      Like the catch in his throat
      He's going down
      And he sleeps in the dust
      On a blanket she laid out for him, here

  • All Cried Out

    • Lyrics

      You took your time to come back this time
      The grass has grown under your feet
      In your absence I changed my mind
      And someone else is sitting in your seat

      I know that I said that there'd be no-one else
      I know that I said I'd be true
      But baby, I burned Cupid's arrow
      And here's the short and narrow
      I've nothing left to offer you

      All cried out
      You took a whole lot of loving for
      a handful of nothing
      All cried out
      It's hard to give you something when
      You're pushing and shoving me around

      So don't look surprised there was no disguise
      You know where I stood from the start
      So stop, look around you
      You're right back where I found you
      Take back your cold and empty heart

      All cried out
      You took a whole lot of loving for
      a handful of nothing
      All cried out
      It's hard to give you something when
      You're pushing and shoving me around

      You go your way
      I'll go mine
      I won't stay around here
      Don't you waste my time

      All cried out

  • Situation

    • Lyrics

      Blue eyed dressed for every situation
      Moving through the doorway of a nation
      Pick me up and shake the doubt
      Baby, I can't do without

      Move out, don't mess around
      Move out, you bring me down
      Move out, how you get about
      Don't make a sound, just move out

      I remember only for an hour
      Move right through me, can you feel the power?
      I don't know what's going on
      It scares me but it won't be long

      Move out, don't mess around
      Move out, you bring me down
      Move out, how you get about
      Don't make a sound, just move out

      Now he's in control, he is my lover
      Nations stand against him, he's your brother
      Been a long time, been a long time now
      I'll get to you somehow

      Move out, don't mess around
      Move out, you bring me down
      Move out, how you get about
      Don't make a sound, just move out