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You And Me Both

  • Date: July 4, 1983

  • Catalogue number: Mute STUMM 12

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01. Intro

Entering that gable-ended Spouter-Inn, you found yourself in a wide, low, straggling entry with old-fashioned wainscots, reminding one of the bulwarks of some condemned old craft. On one side hung a very large oilpainting so thoroughly besmoked, and every way defaced, that in the unequal crosslights by which you viewed.

03. The Cover

The cover was designed by UK design team 23 Envelope. The iconic photo of the two fighting dalmatians was taken by Nigel Grierson and chosen by Alison as the main photo:

"I remember being sent down to see this photographer for the album sleeve and I remember I was in a black mood, and he was showing me his portfolio, just showing me what kind of pictures he could take, and as a part of the portfolio was the picture of the two dogs snarling, and I just said, 'We'll have that', and I left".

04. The Tracks

Half'n'half

On this album Alison Moyet was the most dominant songwriter, having penned six of the albums eleven tracks; including the first and only official (at least in UK) single release Nobody's Diary.

01. Nobody's Diary (Moyet)

If I wait for just a second more,
I know I'll forget what I came here for,
My head was so full of things to say,
But as I open my lips all my words slip away
And anyway,

I can't believe you want to turn the page,
And move your life onto another stage,
You can change the chapter you can change the book,
But the story remains the same if you'd take a look.

For the times we've had I don't want to be, a page in your diary babe,
For the good, the bad I don't want to see, a page in your diary babe,
For the happy, the sad, I don't want to be another page in your diary.

Perhaps if I held you I could win again,
I could take your hands we'd talk and maybe then,
That look in your eyes I always recognize,
Would tell me everything is gonna be fine,
You're gonna be mine
For a long time

For the times we've had I don't want to be, a page in your diary babe,
For the good, the bad I don't want to see, a page in your diary babe,
For the happy, the sad, I don't want to be another page in your diary.

02. Softly Over (Clarke)

It's over, there's nothing more to say
Silent comes the night time, end another summers day
I can just remember, or is this the dream that never goes away.

Understand me, I'm calling -
Understand me, can you hear me call.

Night time, surely it's a lie,
No-one ever told me, I just let the chance go by
Wishing there was time enough, you tell me there's no time, but I can try.

Understand me, I'm calling -
Understand me, can you hear me call.

Speak now, without the summer light
All the words I should have spoken, when you held me tight
Still I'll keep in calling, till the morning ends another lonely night.

Understand me, I'm calling -
Understand me, can you hear me call.

I'll be waiting for you hoping, that someday you'll hear me calling
But there's never any answer, just the echo of the call

03. Sweet Thing (Moyet)

Hey, hey, hey, sweet thing
I give in
Sweet thing
I give in (submission)
(Don't you want to right it, fight it)
Oh, no, if you don't think it's right
Can't change your mind if I talk all night
(Don't you want to right it, fight it)
Oh, no, 'cos nothing now can keep this a good thing.

Hey, hey, hey, sweet thing
I give in
Sweet thing
I give in (submission)
(Don't you want to right it, fight it)
Just go.
I don't want to fight
Just take your things
And say goodnight
(Don't you want to right it, fight it)
Just go.
'Cos nothing now can keep this a good thing.

Hey, hey, hey how could you be so unkind
When you were lying to me all the time
You don't need me now your life is fine
It's your day now, but it's gonna be mine
Oh and what a sweet day.

Hey, hey, hey,
(Submission)
(Don't you want to right it, fight it)
Oh, no, if you don't think it's right
Can't change your mind if I talk all night
(Don't you want to right it, fight it)
Oh, no, 'cos nothing now can keep this a good thing.

Hey, hey, hey how could you be so unkind
When you were lying to me all the time
You don't need me now your life is fine
It's your day now, but it's gonna be mine
Oh and what a sweet day.

Sweet thing - I give in
Sweet thing - I give in
Sweet thing - submission (I give in)
Sweet thing - submission (I give in)
Sweet thing - submission (I give in)

04. Mr. Blue (Clarke)

Winter sounds crying like an old man slowly dying
And the only sound, the wind that fills the trees
Even colder comes the moon
And though it never seems too soon
Sudden stillness as the rainfall starts to freeze

I'm Mr.Blue
I'm here to stay with you
And no matter what you do
When you're lonely, I'll be lonely too

A young girl, she is shaded
Bears the scars that never faded
Of the baby that was born on Christmas day
While the heaven sing their song
A child's life is never long
'Cause the food supplies will only last a day

I'm Mr.Blue
I'm here to stay with you
And no matter what you do
When you're lonely, I'll be lonely too

Patriot emotion is the cause of the commotion
After all there's really no one here to blame
Soldiers taking orders 'cause we must defend the borders
Of our nation and the other side's the same

I'm Mr.Blue
I'm here to stay with you
And no matter what you do
When you're lonely, I'll be lonely too

I'll come to you at night
When all the world is sleeping tight
And lie beside you till the early morning dew
You can't hear me, you can't see
But you can feel me when you read
The folded letter she left addressed to you

I'm Mr.Blue
I'm here to stay with you
And no matter what you do
When you're lonely, I'll be lonely too

05. Good Times (Moyet)

Sometimes I feel,
I'll never belong
I want to get there so bad
But it's taking so long
Sometimes I feel
Like letting go
But when it comes right down to it, baby
Who wants to know? (no-one)

And I find (for a good time)
I'm knocking for a good time (for a good time)
Now I find (for a good time)
I'm knocking for a good time (for a good time)

Standing on the outside
I'm looking in
Trying to be heard
I don't know where to begin
Help me baby show me how
To be a part of it all and all
Right here - and now

And I find (for a good time)
I'm knocking for a good time (for a good time)
Now I find (for a good time)
I'm knocking for a good time (for a good time)

Hands are full of silver
My pockets full of gold
It's time I'm trying to spend
And I can't get myself sold
I'm a bargain honey
I'm a giveaway
And you can have it all
If you'd use up my day.

And I find (for a good time)
I'm knocking for a good time (for a good time)
Now I find (for a good time)
I'm knocking for a good time (for a good time)

06. Walk Away From Love (Clarke)

Move along you're in my way.
Made my mind up not to stay
And it don't matter what you do
I've had enough of you.
You can talk about the good times
I can just remember bad times.
There ain't nothing left for saying
'Cos there's no way that I'll be staying
You tell me to remember
When I told you that I'd never walk away

Hey baby, don't walk away from love
Tell me baby, ain't my love enough
Listen to the things I say
And tell me why you walk away from love?

Leave you standing on your own
It's time I spent some time alone
Need a while to think it out
Not sure what it's all about.
And it's no use to sit there crying
I can see you're only lying.
Now I'll put the past behind me
Run some place where you can't find me.
You tell me to remember
When I told you that I'd never walk away.

Hey baby, don't walk away from love
Tell me baby, ain't my love enough
Listen to the things I say
And tell me why you walk away from love?

Bags are packed, I just can't wait.
Gotta get out before it gets too late,
I don't need you any more
Don't need your love for sure.
You can talk about the good times
I can just remember bad times.
There ain't nothing left for saying
There's no way that I'll be staying
You tell me to remember when I told you that I'd never walk away.

Hey baby, don't walk away from love
Tell me baby, ain't my love enough
Listen to the things I say
And tell me why you walk away from love?

Don't walk away from love

07. Ode To Boy (Moyet)

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
And when he drives I love to watch his hand
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 him searching into you and ached a while

I watch his lips caress the glass,
His fingers stroke its 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

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 him searching into you and ached a while

08. Unmarked (Clarke)

Go and join the army
Said the father to the son
See the world around you boy
And learn to use a gun
Think you're something special
Well, we'll make you just the same
There's nothing wrong in dying
After all, it's just a game
- Just a game.

Read the morning paper
There's a picture of a cross
We were proud in them days
By the way, I think you lost
Trust me when I tell you boy
That God is on our side
Even Jesus cheers us on
Against the other side
- Against the other side.

He who shouts the loudest
Is the one who's in control
We who never listen
Are the ones who pay the toll
Tell us that it's time at last
To make a final stand
I'm glad 'cos all I wanted
Was to kill another man
- Just to kill another man.

09. Anyone (Moyet)

Fate took a freeway to my room
Said to much while he stayed
And left too soon.
Bright on an evening sea,
Washed in with the tide
Deep in each other's dreams
Where all but dreams had died.

Wretched in your thoughts
Gentle hate within the love you brought.
Words fade like flowers shadowed
There beneath your wall
Wind cries from every angle
Dead leaves left to wait for fall.

And in my darkest hour
When I can find no light
My goals are out of sight
And nothing warms the night.
I close my eyes
And with such sweet surprise
I can be anywhere
I can be anyone.

And in my darkest hour
When I can find no light
My goals are out of sight
And nothing warms the night.
I close my eyes
And with such sweet surprise
I can be anywhere
I can be anything
I can be anyone
I can be anyone.

10. Happy People (Clarke)

Take no notice 'cos I'm just the same
There's a thousand other faces with the very same name.
And we look like each other,
And we all live together,
And we talk about the same things,
And we never try and change things.

We're the happy, happy people

We never give opinions and we never state views
After all, you can't be sure that what we say is true
And if you want to join us, you can follow on behind us.
You can talk about your visions
You can make some big decisions.

We're the happy, happy people

We believe in having fun and smiling all the time
And sometimes we're on TV if we're over 69
And when we have a raffle, then it's just a big reshuffle.
It's a democratic poll
But we're the ones who are in control.

We're the happy, happy people

11. And On (Moyet)

Your mother was crying
Your father passed her a handkerchief
Their tear-stained faces
Looked to mine for a sign of grief
A thousand raincoats
Always stand around too long
But I stayed to talk with you
After they had gone.

The flowers I brought you
Were beginning to fade under the heavy rain
Your name on the card had run
So I tried in vain to write it again
They didn't understand you - No!
They didn't even try
I'm so glad that you left us now
Before you had the chance to die.

I sat there for a long time,
Expecting to turn and see you there
I ran my fingers through the long grass
Willing it to turn into your hair - and oh
I'm gonna miss you, dear
But I don't have to cry
I'm so glad that you left us now,
Before you had the chance to die

And oh, I'm going to miss you dear,
But I'm not going to cry
I'm so glad that your life stopped now,
Before it had the chance to die.

05. The People

Produced by – Yazoo, Eric C. Radcliffe
Recorded At – Blackwing Studios, London
Mastered At – Gedmal Galvanic Ltd.

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