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In a Heartbeat (2010)

by Black

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Recorded at Unity Studios, North London, in front of an invited audience.


I wish she’d leave me alone
Like I know she would if she saw me alone sitting
On a barstool looking back at her
And I couldn’t hide the hunger from her
Should I leave?
In a heartbeat
Sha la la la don’t mean I love you…….

And sometimes you dream of home
But like a lover that’s a long time gone
And she’s so unknown, when you thought you knew
What you try to put in words as if it’s words you understood
Should I leave?
In a heartbeat
Sha la la la don’t mean I love you…….

Change, keep changing
Turn it inside out
Turning it from what it is to what it was about
Staking what you never had and never want to lose
Strip your shoes and cut your feet on what you’re going
The last time was the first time but the first time never fades
Only exists inside a dream you never made

Sha la la la la la la la la la
Don’t mean I love you,
I wish she’d leave me alone


Music and Lyrics by Colin Vearncombe

Colin Vearncombe
Calum MacColl
Liam Bradley
Simon Edwards

Recorded by Mark Wallis
Mixed by Andy Patterson


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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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