Abbey Road Live

by Colin Vearncombe

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1.
Alive 04:01
Listen to the silence growing louder A whisper can sometimes be louder than a scream Even in your wildest dreams Oh growing louder But I am Never more alive than when I am Lying in your arms again Some say that each and everyone of us is dying They don’t admit that they have never really Lived at all And swung it at the big ball Oh I don’t fight it ‘cause I am never more alive than when I am lying in your arms again Some people act like love was just a kind of guessing game So when they want you what the hell are they responding to? And some people act like they’re immaturing I don’t know if I am growing younger But I am never more alive than when I am lying in your arms again
2.
Ave Lolita 04:46
Gone and gone for good Grown up and gone away Passed from now to then like a river running by to Rush headlong in to the sea She hears the band play Ave Lolita She sees her future coming to her in a flash Starts counting hours, starts counting minutes And walks the line while there’s still time Ave Lolita If you sleep at all sleep well for the coming day won’t spare you If fear is the key you are locked outside the door And you’ve been there before When you heard the band play Ave Lolita And you saw your future coming to you in a flash Start counting hours, start counting minutes And walk the line while there’s still time Ave Lolita Watch the sky for details, watch the distance for fire Fiery pinpricks out of reach I can’t hold the lines of words To tick them off but it won’t be long now Cause she hears the band play Ave Lolita She sees her future rushing by her in a flash Starts counting hours, starts counting minutes And walks the line she still can’t define Ave Lolita
3.
Lately we’ve been acting like strangers We never show our feelings Or say the things we mean It’s hard to admit But maybe it’s time to quit pretending cause we both know it’s better letting go there’s no point hanging on to what used to be why can’t we see it’s better letting go It’s crazy to sit here in silence Counting off the seconds The beating of our hearts When there’s no more to give There’s no easy way to live together We both know It’s better letting go It’s time to walk away And start again This makes no sense It’s better letting go No matter how we fake it This love has faded The feeling has gone It’s time to move on It’s no good looking back It hurts but we both know it baby It’s better letting go There’s no point hanging on To what used to be Why can’t we see It’s better letting go It’s better letting go It’s time to walk away And start again This makes no sense It’s better letting go
4.
Gonna fly up to the moon Raising all of my money Can’t make it too soon I am sick of it down here Gonna fly up to the moon So this is how the world ends Not with a bang but with a Wimpy Don’t laugh too soon, I am sick of it down here Gonna fly up to the moon Who needs all the troubles of today, what’s the difference anyway? I feel out of focus but what can I do there’s only you? Gonna fly up to the moon Raising all of my money, can’t make it too soon I am sick of it down here Gonna fly up to the moon When they open the borders where will you be? I’ll climb the highest tree to avoid the stampede And if I should fly there’s only you You There’s only you that would say Goodbye
5.
Sometimes I wonder at this shame I hide Pare away the man and find the worm inside Your mind’s unclear and instinct is a lie I hear what you say you’d do And I wish it were true How can he take you when you give yourself? All the old lies just to bind yourself Then you wrap yourself around me and Whisper in my ear ‘where is your jealousy?’ all I feel is fear I want to hear you, I want to see Let me watch you make love And imagine that it’s me
6.
I think my heart must be made of clay Cause everyone said it would be broken some day And now I’ve come to that fateful day So I sit on the floor with my head in my hands And don’t tell me how to make it pay I write a new song every day I just wish I was made of wood I might not feel pain even if I should Even if I should The sweetest smile that ever did Melt the pats in the butter dish And if you could have believed in me I swear to God I’d have made damn sure Our hearts were warm, and glad with wine I’d keep the doors locked all the time I just wish I was made of wood You might not seem glad, even if you should Even if you should, if you should I think my heart must be made of clay Cause everyone said it would be broken some day Seems that I have come to that fateful day So I sit on the floor with my head in my hands With my head in my hands Even if I should, if I should
7.
Breaks her vows and keeps the ring Buys a car and steals a gun and tries to run Stares ahead and drives the night and when she’s run the county line she looks behind With angry eyes Your bloodless hands, your stupid friends, your vicious lies I’ll give you something to cry about I am more than pussy face I am more than pretty thighs wrapped up in lace And I want more than broken dreams I was always more than I seemed and I’ll give you something to cry about I want a child I want to play Like children do I want much more than I could Ever have with you I’ll give you something to cry about Breaks her vows and keeps the ring Buys a car and steals a gun and tries to run
8.
Tell me have you seen her Did she look the same as before? The last time that I saw her I swore That I didn’t know that she was who she was But if I tried I could still see that look In her eyes; the one that went missing The way she was before And tell me how d’you find her Did she look like she was having fun? Smiling at a stranger is when she’s dangerous; Never ashamed of what she has done But if I try I can still see that look in Her eyes; the one that went missing The way she was before The clothes that she wore I loved the way she walked The jokes she liked to tell I loved the way she smiled And it was fun while it lasted It didn’t last long but I’m not bitter I just miss her the way she was before
9.
Here I go out to sea again The sunshine fills my hair And dreams hang in the air Gulls in the sky and in my blue eyes You know it feels unfair There’s magic everywhere Look at me standing Here on my own again Up straight in the sunshine No need to run and hide It’s a wonderful, wonderful life No need to laugh or cry It’s a wonderful, wonderful life The sun’s in your eyes The heat is in your hair They seem to hate you Because you’re there And I need a friend, oh I need a friend To make me happy Not stand there on my own Look at me standing here on my own again Up straight in the sunshine No need to run and hide It’s a wonderful, wonderful life No need to laugh or cry It’s a wonderful, wonderful life I need a friend, oh I need a friend To make me happy, not so alone Look at me here, here on my own again Up straight in the sunshine No need to run and hide It’s a wonderful, wonderful life No need to laugh or cry It’s a wonderful, wonderful life

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Recorded Live at Abbey Road Studios in 1999.

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released March 2, 2000

Produced by Mike Hedges

Engineered by Ian Grimble
Mastered by Bob Whitney

Additional Guitar by Christian Marsac
Backing Vocals by Lady Black

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Black

Colin Vearncombe, otherwise known as Black, was born in Liverpool on 26 May 1962.

He had three top- ten records across Europe and sold over two million albums before leaving the mainstream and going independent. He released a string of albums as Black and under his own name on his own label; Nero Schwarz.

He died in a motor accident in January 2016. His legacy lives on in the Love, Colin project.
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