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The Wedding Present - Tommy

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Tommy

Jul 1988 - UK LP (Reception Records LEEDS 2)
Jul 1988 - UK MC (Reception Records LEEDS 2C)
Jul 1988 - UK CD (Reception Records LEEDS 2CD)

1 Go Out And Get 'Em Boy! (4.09)
2 (The Moment Before) Everything's Spoiled Again (3.19)
3 Once More (3.14)
4 At The Edge Of The Sea (2.39)
5 Living And Learning (2.52)
6 This Boy Can Wait (4.01)
7 You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends (3.01)
8 Felicity (2.18)
9 What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? (3.46)
10 Never Said (2.36)
11 Every Mother's Son (1.36)
12 My Favourite Dress (4.12)
Total Time: 37.53

1000 copies were signed by the band and sold exclusively by The Chain With No Name. 10,000 copies included a poster of the band's original line-up taken in Belgium. 'You Should Always...', 'Felicity' and 'What Becomes Of The...' are from 'Peel Sessions' EP, 'Living And Learning' from an Andy Kershaw radio session (November 28, 1985), the other tracks from singles. A. (Alan?) Middleton plays "feedback guitar" on "Living And Learning".

Sleeve

Go Out And Get 'Em Boy! You were a survivor after all
You never even called (I didn't expect you to)
Now, there's such a lot you've done
And you're only twenty-one (yes, you're only twenty-one)

Oh, there's just something; something I noticed
That there's a whole world out there but it's shrinking fast
You want to take it all and make it last forever
Or maybe just a lifetime

Now you've gone to fly the flag
From some pinprick on the map (won't you ever bring it back)
Tonight, when you hold her in your arms
And you prove that you're a man (oh well, I hope she understands)

Oh, there's just something; something I noticed
That there's a whole world out there but it's shrinking fast
You want to take it all and make it last forever
Or maybe just a lifetime, maybe just a lifetime

And some things just don't ever go away
Some things you know are just here to stay

And in a golden field there is a little girl
Left with a union jack
And there's a price to pay, no matter what you say
There is no going back today
And if we're worlds apart, then I've still got a heart
Can you imagine that?
"Another wasted day", yes I can hear you say
But I'm afraid, it means much more to me than that

(The Moment Before) Everything's Spoiled Again Have I said something wrong?
How can I know if you're not going to speak to me?
There I am, in your eyes
We're only playing, but what am I saying?
What am I saying?
What am I saying?

"Oh there's no one like you
No one like that now
There's always some way
That you could bring me down

Maybe it's just that I fly too high
But the ground is hard (it always hurts me)
When I fall over sideways and break out in sores
And people start laughing; but it's not what I'm into

I don't expect you to know
I don't expect you to know

And when the sound of your laughter is getting too hard
and people start staring, but nowhere is better than
Lying down here with you
And no one is supposed to know how I feel, but

I don't expect you to know
I don't expect you to know

It's just that I don't want you to go
It's just that I don't want you to go
Don't leave me alone again
I never wanted that again
Don't leave me alone again
I never wanted that again

Once More A gang of thieves, somebody leaves
I swear I heard laughter
An empty gloom and some forbidden room
And a window to shatter

And does your heart begin to fail
When the moment gets closer?
You always turn the other way
But it doesn't really matter at all
It doesn't really matter at all, oh no

A crashing blow, does somebody know?
They must've heard my heart beating
And we're in tonight but there'll be a fight
Can you tell what I'm thinking?

And does your heart begin to fail
When the moment gets closer?
You always turn the other way
But it doesn't really matter at all
It doesn't really matter at all, oh no

Once more
Oh I know that I've said this before
Oh but this time I'm changing for sure
Just let me go out there

Once more
Oh I know that I've said this before
Oh but this time I'm changing for sure
Just let me go out there

Once more. Once more

Once more
Oh I know that I've said this before
Oh but this time I'm changing for sure
Just let me go out there

Just let me go out there again
Just let me go out there again

Once more, just let me go out there once more
Once more

At The Edge Of The Sea We lie in this salty embrace
A sunny day, this special place
Tonight the sea is ours
And restless with sand in our shoes
A golden mile, that special smile
Asleep in a lover's arms

And if heaven sent a kiss
Would it be something like this?
Would it soar above the waves?
Is that how a kiss behaves?
Is that how a kiss behaves?
And colours so icy and bright
Are swimming round my head tonight
A clear and sleepy tide
But watch with a heavier heart
As I try to tear it all apart
With a greed that's all my own

And if heaven sent a kiss
Would it be something like this?
Would it soar above the waves?
Is that how a kiss behaves?
Is that how a kiss behaves?
Why don't you tell me?

Living And Learning If you said that it was nice, would you feel the same way twice
Or was it me who said, "There's no forever"
When the twilight's in the sky, there's a twinkle in your eye
God knows just why they seem to go together

When we're walking in the park, and staying out til dark
You know I've got to face the world tomorrow
If we feel a slight disgrace, it's well hidden in that case
The furthest thing from both our hearts is sorrow

You must know that, wrong or right
I'm going to need your help tonight
I don't care what she says
We can do it anyway
Oh, we can do it anyway

If you're standing in the light, make sure I'm out of sight
I can't afford to be seen from your window
And the closeness that we feel, is surely never real
Its what we are, not what will be tomorrow

You must know that, wrong or right
I'm going to need your help tonight
I can say without a doubt, it's going to be the end when she finds out

This Boy Can Wait Let me stay and talk with you and John
We could laugh and tell jokes all night long
Another glass and I'm sure I could explain
But you could maybe guess that I've got to see your friend again

Oh yes I know it's late, oh but this boy can wait
This boy can wait
Oh there's nothing more that you could do
I've just got to see this through

My heart beats so fast whenever you are near
My tongue gets tied up whenever you can hear
When I touch your hand why do we have to hide behind these doors?
If the world doesn't understand, then the world has got to learn

Oh yes I know it's late, oh but this boy can wait
This boy can wait
Oh there's nothing more that you could do
I've just got to see this through

Tonight, when I hold you in my arms
And I prove that I'm a man
Oh well I hope you understand

You Should Always Keep In Touch with Your FriendsAfter school, a friendship walking home
We fled across the fields, until we were alone
To a bridge, that stood close by the sea
The day that we spent there, is ours eternally

I don't have to tell you
I'm sure you understand
The first who lay beside me
Made me what I am (oh, she made me what I am)

A smile, in these ungrateful times
Makes all that you left me seem more worthwhile
But no, I couldn't really dare
To show how much I miss you
Isn't that unfair?

I don't have to tell you
I'm sure you understand
The first who lay beside me
Made me what I am (oh you made me what I am)
And no matter how it ends
You should always keep in touch with your friends

Felicity (Orange Juice)I objected
When they took it away from here
Honesty that could not have been much more than me
One must be strong for without the weather will change
But within remain unchanged the things for which we strive
For happiness, I guess, when you lay it on the ground

Felicity, I guess so
Felicity, I guess so

Now I'm in a stupor
Behind the scenes which say
This was is OK
The clarity of my eyes
Shines both in memories of past victories
Fine scenes shining while, shining white

Felicity, I guess so
Felicity, I guess so

Take me to the bridge now

Happiness
Oh oh happiness
Oh oh happiness
This is the sound of happiness

What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? And this is for you
You must know it's for you
What else can I think about?

I knocked on your door
Until my fingers were sore
Although I'd guessed you were out

And what do I need?
Is it hunger or greed
That has brought me here?

And what will I find?
Aren't we two of a kind?
Oh I take back everything
I didn't mean a thing

And when you pull the strings I don't think you feel a thing

Don't forget what I say
We can be back in one day
We can borrow your mother's car

Don't sing me that song
I've been here for too long
Oh you couldn't have looked that far
Did you look very far?

I seem to recall
You said nothing at all
The day that this letter came

It must have been sent
By the friend of a friend
Oh now I forget his name
I'm really not to blame!

And when you pull the strings I don't think you feel a thing
Oh do you feel a thing?
And when you pull the strings I don't think you feel a thing

Never SaidI haven't heard this song in years
It never fails to start the tears
A country lane and the smell of pine
A stripey blouse and some cheap English wine
And my dad's car would never start
But one phone call rescued two love hearts
And did I splash mud on your coat
Yeah you wore mine and I got cold

Just what went wrong?
You never said just what went wrong
You never said just what went wrong

We've got some good friends still in Manchester
Sometimes I think I'd like to live back there
Oh that was just embarrassing
At times I say the most stupid things
And then your name's still mentioned next to mine
That's what you hated at the time
I know I said that it just couldn't last
But people get used to things so fast

Just what went wrong?
You never said just what went wrong

I've walked behind you for more than an hour
I don't even think that I know this part of town
I think I'm trying to find a way to talk to you again
I think I'm trying to find a way to bring you back again
Oh won't you please come back again

 

Every Mother's SonYou could hardly hope to please me
You haven't got that voice
A man just needs his mother back
A woman's got a choice
A little boy means strife and joy
In sickness and in health
A man's got to have his mother back
A woman's got herself, oh a woman's got herself

Will you help me, will you hold me
Will you miss me when I've gone?
A woman's got to have her mother's boy
So that her man is on his own
Will you excuse my little weakness
Will you tell me, &quotThat's all right"
A woman's got to have her mother's boy
So that her man comes back each night
Oh that man comes home each night

My Favourite DressSometimes these words just don't have to be said
I know how you both feel, the heart can rule the head
Jealousy is an essential part of love
The hurting here below and the emptiness above

There's always something left behind.
Never mind

The tender caresses that bring out the man
I can't still be drunk at five
Oh, I guess I surely can
Slowly your beauty is eaten away
By the scent of someone else in the blanket where we lay

There's always something left behind
Maybe next time

Uneaten meals
A lonely star
A welcome ride in a neighbor's car
A long walk home
The pouring rain
I fell asleep when you never came
Some rare delight in Manchester town
It took six hours before you let me down
To see it all in a drunken kiss
A stranger's hand on my favourite dress

That was my favourite dress, you know
That was my favourite dress

©2005 Chester Severien (Chester@Severien.nl)