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ATTEMPTED REVIEW & LYRICS

WARNING: JASON IS PISS-POOR AT WRITING REVIEWS... 

All three tracks are a treat to listen to; they mark a new chapter in the League that will be filled with some decent tracks. I must admit that I have been playing it nonstop since getting the CD last Wednesday. I have attempted to write someone below, but it is rushed and new things come to me all the time. I have also tried to reproduce the lyrics where possible. Please get in touch: jason.wood@ntlworld.com.

All I Ever Wanted

This is probably my favourite of the three tracks. It manages cleverly to bring together some brand new material and a great new sound (note the vocal synth effects) with a mix that reminds me of Travelogue through to Octopus. There is a steady bass line throughout the track, and Phil commands most of the lyrics, with the girls joining in through the chorus. There are some quirky lyrics - some of which I can't write down because I can't hear then correctly! The best bit for me is when the chorus is approaching and you have the girls chanting "Heaven would be lonely without you" etc. The chorus itself allows that Phil-desperation singing to come through, where he stretches for that high note and demands that all he ever wanted was "to beeee with youuuu" plus the legendary track mark "hey hey hey" as featured in another couple of their tracks...! The base line could easily be put over a Dare track. There is a nice break with one of the long "One Man in My Heart" sustained synth noises! In short, it is just a wicked track and no amount of blubbering would do it justice. If this track is representative of the album as a whole, then we are in for a real bloody good treat...

Never Give Your Heart

This song, admittedly, is my least favourite of the three tracks. Susan's vocals are slightly strained, and some of the lyrics are very simplistic. Its got some quirky little computer/synth effects that make the tune worth a listen; especially in the build up to the chorus. Reminds me a bit of One Man, when Sue sings and Phil repeats in speech. "So Nice.." "So Nice." etc. It reminds me a bit of the Romantic? era, perhaps reminding me of things like Men are Dreamers or the like - good, but just falling short of amazing...

Love Me Madly

What? WHAT! I played this track thirteen times before concluding that it is fresh, different and exciting! The Intro sounds like the start of "Dignity of Labour" or something, but then it pounds into a swirling, frantic melody of bitterness. Phil is singing about his mad love - something that not only the lyrics portray but also the mad thumping background bass and synth effects. There are occasions that make you laugh "A woman from species", and other moments that make you think that with a good remix this would storm the dance charts. Its got the makings of a really good dance track, but stays static throughout the song. Next time you are clubbing, listen out for the kind of quirky effects you hear throughout this track. All in all, I think it was the lyrics that sold this one to me, and whilst it is very League, it is also very different.

 

Track 1: All I Ever Wanted (3:31)

What you gonna say

What you gonna do

Too good

You could

Be so misunderstood

Snow pure

Demure

Donít feel so insecure

 

Heaven would be lonely without you

You satisfy the need in me

No-one makes me feel the way you do

 

What you gonna say

And what you gonna do

What you gonna say

And what you gonna do

 

(???!)

Youíll find

A strength to ease your mind

Trust fate

Relate

This trail youíll tolerate

 

Summer would be bitter without you

You satisfy the need in me

Sunshine couldnít warm me like you do

Devotionís what you read in me

 

All I ever wanted

Just to be with you

Just to be with you

 

All I ever wanted

Just to be with you

To be free with you

 

Review

Brand new

You know youíll see it through

 

From now

I vow

Theyíll take what you allow

 

Paradise so dreary without you

I couldnít last a day without you

Nothing else could take the place of you

You know I wouldnít stay without you

All I ever wanted

Just to be with you

Just to be with you

 

All I ever wanted

Just to be with you

To be free with you

 

(repeat a bit varied)

 

I believe in you

(hey hey yeah yeah)

 

What you gonna say

And what you gonna do

 

All I ever wanted

Just to be with you

Just to be with you

 

All I ever wanted

Wanna be with you

Gotta be with you

 (Repeat to fade)

 

Track 2: Never Give Your Heart (4:00)

Baby baby

Donít you hurt me

Donít you say youíve got to go

Donít you threaten to desert me

Is it something I should know

 

First you tell me itís the real thing

Then you say you just donít know

 

Never give your heart to a runaway

Never tell yourself that youíll make them stay

Put away your heart for another day

Never give your heart to a runaway

 

All the heartache that weíve been through

That means nothing to you now

You can come up with a reason

Canít explain it any how

Only leave me with a meaning

Iím not asking for your vow

 

So nice

So fine

One day gonna make you mine

Someday

Could be

Youíll know what you mean to me

 

Never give your heart to a runaway

Thereís nothing you can do that will make them stay

Stop them moving on on another day

Never give your heart to a runaway

 

Save your love

For a rainy day

 

So nice

So fine

One day maybe make you mine

Someday

Weíll see

Youíll know what you mean to me

 

Never give your heart to a runaway

Passing up a kiss on a holiday

Save a little love for another day

Never give your heart to a runaway

 

Track 3: Love Me Madly (4:08)

You know youíre making me nervous

I donít know if the world deserves us

Youíre doing things I wouldnít mention

You have a hunger for attention

 

You know youíre making me frantic

Is this supposed to be romantic

Youíre like the woman of species

I think Iím gonna go to pieces

 

You never do right

For doing wrong

You better get back where you belong

You never do right

You do it wrong

(?

 

Love me well or love me badly

Do you have to love me madly

Stay for life or leave me sadly

Do you have to

 

Youíre really making me anxious

You know that everybody blanks us

Youíre like a cocktail set (?? Dunno)

A kind of holland park gorilla

You know Iím heading for a crack up

Youíre getting everybodyís back up

Iím getting ready for a freak out

What makes you think youíre right to speak out

 

You never back down

Youíd rather fight

Youíre ready for combat day or night

You never back down

Youíd start the fight

Then (?hide behind meÖ)

 

Love me well or love me badly

Do you have to love me madly

Stay for life or leave me sadly

Please donít always love me madly

 

Love me well or love me badly

Do you have to love me madly

Be my friend, reject me gladly

Do you have toÖ

 

I feel Iím getting rather tense

At the turn of these events

I want to run away and hide

But you keep dragging me inside

Iím tethered to a trainee hell cat

And feeling jealous of the door mat

Iím nearly fainting with attention

One day weíll end up in detention

 

You never do right,

Youíre doing wrong

Youíd better get back where you belong

You never do right

Youíre always wrong

 

(Nice instrumental interlude)

 

Love me well

Or love me badly

Do you have to love me madlyÖ

 

 

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