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The Lovers That Never Were
27 September 2017
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Easily and always has been one of the highlights of not only 'Off The Ground ' but Paul's catalogue however since hearing the studio outtake in the 'Flowers In The Dirt ' uber-incredibly-so-super-deluxe set I prefer that. There is a soul-baring vulnerable desperate anger in the performance, no doubt helped by Elvis Costello's vocal but Paul's is something you rarely hear him do, which isn't as produced as the commercially released recording. 

The lyrics are incredible and very pertinent

"I have always needed somebody girl
But I close the doors to keep out the world
But for you, i would be here all alone
Locked in a photograph
All of the clocks have run down
Lover beware
We'll be the lovers that never were

I hang patiently on every word you send
Will we ever be much more than just friends?
As for you, you sit there playing this game
You keep me waiting
When all of the clocks have run down
All over the world
We'll be the lovers that never were

For as long as the sun shines in somebody's eyes
I believe in you baby, so don't tell me lies
For as long as the trees throw down blossoms and leaves
I know there will be a parade of unpainted dreams

And I know dear, how much it's going to hurt
If you still refuse to get your hands dirty
So you, you must tell me something... I love you
Say goodbye or anything
All of the clocks have run down
Time's at an end
If we can't be lovers we'll never be friends

For as long as the sun shines in somebody's eyes
I believe in you baby, so don't tell me lies
For as long as the trees throw down blossoms and leaves
I know there will be a parade of unpainted dreams"

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of self to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

28 September 2017
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@meanmistermustard 

One of my favorite Macca songs.

Have not seen that super-deluxe set - wonder if there's a link to the song somewhere.

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28 September 2017
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@meanmistermustard 

I suspect that these are E Costello lyrics, no?:

For as long as the trees throw down blossoms and leaves
I know there will be a parade of unpainted dreams

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28 September 2017
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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
@meanmistermustard 

One of my favorite Macca songs.

Have not seen that super-deluxe set - wonder if there's a link to the song somewhere.  

The first demo is on youtube. The studio band demo, which I meant above not the studio outtake, and studio outtake are not, yet.

 

Into the Sky with Diamonds said
@meanmistermustard 

I suspect that these are E Costello lyrics, no?:

For as long as the trees throw down blossoms and leaves
I know there will be a parade of unpainted dreams  

I would think so.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of self to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

30 September 2017
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meanmistermustard said

The first demo is on youtube. The studio band demo, which I meant above not the studio outtake, and studio outtake are not, yet.

*Ahem* You can find virtually any digital music for free online, if you know where to look...  ahdn_paul_02

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Duke_of_Kirkcaldy said

meanmistermustard said
The first demo is on youtube. The studio band demo, which I meant above not the studio outtake, and studio outtake are not, yet.

*Ahem* You can find virtually any digital music for free online, if you know where to look...  ahdn_paul_02  

True, thankfully. Not everyone is going to mortgage a kidney and auction their left kneecap to raise the money for one of Paul's archive releases. To be fair tho, Paul does give us enough time to have children, put them thru college/university, get a degree, repay any debts/loans/fees and have them buy the next album as a thank you when they turn 30.

However, the two tracks I mentioned are not on YouTube - yet.

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Yes, indeed. I haven't bought a physical album in like 5 years (I'd like to have SOME room left in my apartment), but have no problem paying money for the digital download. Unfortunately, the powers that be are not making the Archive Releases' extra Deluxe Edition tracks available this way... which can lead one to take drastic measures.a-hard-days-night-paul-3

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Duke_of_Kirkcaldy said
Yes, indeed. I haven't bought a physical album in like 5 years (I'd like to have SOME room left in my apartment), but have no problem paying money for the digital download. Unfortunately, the powers that be are not making the Archive Releases' extra Deluxe Edition tracks available this way... which can lead one to take drastic measures.a-hard-days-night-paul-3  

It's one of those results due to stupid actions; fans, who are willing to spend, are forced to download elsewhere due to record companies pricing sets at unaffordable amounts. Sales are therefore down making it seem as there is less interest than there is. 

Paul could easily make all the music available to download from his site in HQ but instead we're forced to spend a fortune, or not, on all the extras we could ultimately do without.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of self to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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  This song as I perceive it is a spiritual message from Paul. There's way too much I need to explain, please don't be offended if you're a "OMFGUIERFBEJHRKFWUWJEIHF PAUL IS MINE YOU BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!!!!!1" person. That's all I have time to say right now.

"I'm sick and tired of hearing things from
Uptight short sided narrow minded hypocritics" - John Lennon

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