Everybody's Angel

1991
Produced by Tanita Tikaram, Peter Van Hooke & Rod Argent


Only The Ones We Love

Oh, you can't say nothing to the pouring rain
And you can't say nothing till there's hope
Again -
(Say) - oh my baby - you must never change
For we're only the ones we love
And I've stood stolen by the pauper's heart
Yes, I've stood stolen where the aching starts
But the way you watched - it's a life apart

For we're only the ones we love
Only
Only
You're the only one who could say
I could love this way
I could love this way

Oh, you can't get even with this kind of pain
But to see you steady brings the calm, again
(Say) - oh my baby - let them stay the same
For we're only the ones we love
And they've seen something which I'll never see
But - I dreamed something when you fell for me
(Yeah), I dreamed something which soars above

For we're only the ones we love
Only the ones we love
Yes, love, and love, mmm, mmm
This love, love
Oh, I get tired - and I get old
But to see you steady brings a flood of gold
(Say, oh, my baby) - I've been taught and told

We're only the ones we love
Only the ones we love
Love, love, mmm, mmm
This love, mmmm, mmm

Tanita Tikaram, vocals

Jennifer Warnes, harmony vocals

Nick France, drums

Mark Creswell, guitar

David Hayes, bass

Rod Argent, piano

String Orchestra


Deliver Me

One day to wonder what's bothering me -
(You said it)
I'm just the half of this - that just won't see -
(Believe it)
If I am wishing I am hoping as well
(Sometimes I)
I tell you clearly
But it's hard to tell

Someone will watch me with an eager eye -
(But I'm not)
I'm not even here, to even try
If the rain stops calling, calling my name
Well, I'm still in the thick of it and bearing the shame

(Deliver me)
Oh, no - you don't deliver in me
(Deliver me)
Oh, no - you don't deliver in me
(Deliver me)
Oh, no - you don't deliver in me, but one day
You'll wake up and then you'll see

Some times are hard, some times they drag
Well, I can see your face - you've seen the half of this
Maybe, I'm naming all the changes too much
(But see you), you never leave it if you have to touch

(And I will) always be waiting with a happy smile
But the smile is just a laughing
Killer - laugh-a-while
Don't know what I'm doing here
Don't know if I'm sane
But I swear if I'm feeling this -
I'm feeling the pain

(Deliver me)
Oh, no - you don't deliver in me
(Deliver me)Oh, no - you don't deliver in me
(Deliver me)Oh, no - you don't deliver in me, but one day
You'll wake up and then you'll see
And I can't be your standards
Wish you away
No, I can't be all this much
See you still have too much to say

Some skies are darkening and call out loud
Well, I'm the good side of you and I'm still proud
To be waiting for lightness when you stray
Well I'm sure that I hear him
He's slipping away

(Deliver me)
Oh, no - you don't deliver in me
(Deliver me)
Oh, no - you don't deliver in me
(Deliver me)
Oh, no - you don't deliver in me, but one day
You'll wake up and then you'll see

Tanita Tikaram, vocals

Mark Creswell, lead guitar

Nick France, drums

David Hayes, bass

Rod Argent, piano

Katie Kisson, harmony vocals

Carol Kenyon, harmony vocals

The Section


This Story in Me

A scene so simple
As if you're carried along
I've seen -
Some strange things and
He says:
"I'm used to winning"
Hearts abound
"I'm used to striking bands"
The sound
I'm used to turning every leading
Story in me
Believe this story in me

The scene's
A young man
It's the same self-same man
It's the - way you won me
A day ago -
It's strange to know so much
Always known too much
always cared so much to take
Believe this story in me
Believe this story in me
Mm Hm Mm Hm Mm Hm

A scene -
So second
A scene -
So second best
I'm sure I'm saving you
When they look around
Here are the gathered
Here is the test of time
Here is what matters - in my heart
Yeah, maybe my heart's blind
In my heart
Yes - maybe my heart's blind
But I'm sure
I'm taking - believe this story in me
Believe this story in me
Mm Hm Mm Hm Mm Hm

Watch young scenery
Watch young
What's been burning here?
well - you know it's
Seen the sun in me
Yes, you now it's
Seen the sun in me
Yes, you know it's warm and I feel better
I feel better, I feel better

Tanita Tikaram, vocals & guitar

Mark Creswell, guitar

David Hayes, bass

Nick France, drums

Rod Argent, piano

The Section


To Wish This

It's a long day
For me and my world
It's a long day
To be your girl
It's been a hard times
Spent missing so much
But still I love you
To wish this,
To wishes

It takes some caring
To have enough
It takes some pleasing
To keep us crossed
And growing harder
To keep you crowned
But such a true look can be
To wish this
To wishes

Some dust in my eye
Some movement cries
Some will and won't
Some he has shown me love
It takes a murmur
To keep this touch
It's a murmur
Who wants this touch?
To such a soft heart
It can be found
To hush this longing
To wish this
To wishes

It takes a long day
To find your world
It takes a long day
To be your girl
But it's the right time
To feel this much
I still love you
To wish this
To wishes

Tanita Tikaram, vocals

Rod Argent, piano

Nick France, drums

David Hayes, bass

Mark Creswell, lead guitar

Katie Kisson, harmony vocals

Carol Kenyon, harmony vocals

The Section


Mud In Any water

Brother - won't you, walk you town?
Don't you ever wanna stray?
See, I've been seeing someone in this town
And they don't wanna stay

Mud in any water - see you
See you laugh and sing
Everbody will be happy
Everbody will bring

Mud in any water - bring me
Never want to be alone
Can't you ever sense it - send me?
Somebody bring me home

Mud in any water
He brings - He don't wanna shy today
'Course the people want their friends
But they don't want their friends true
'Course the people want their friends
But they don't want their friends true

Mud in any water - want you
See you laugh and sing
Everbody will be happy
Everbody will bring

Have a shot at any heaven
Have a shot at any heart
Have a shot at where you're taking
Maybe let me know my heart

Heaven seller
Heaven celebrate
Helps to bring us all around
Mud in any water's danger
But you look to where it's found

I got shot of any harbour
I got shot of any trial
Where the people are so open
Where my openess - a child

Mud in any water - see you
See you laugh and sing
Everbody will be happy
Everbody will bring

Tanita Tikaram, vocals & guitar

Jennifer Warnes, harmony vocals

Rod Argent, hammond organ

Mark Creswell, lead guitar

David Hayes, bass

Nick France, drums

The Section


Sunface

Often
Too often closed
With a little beauty
And the right supposing
Suppose I meet you
And make you feel
There is no real reason
Why I be real for you
For you - it's just - a -
A dozen dreamers
This is the way I will it
Sometimes -
I'm sometimes
I'm just, just, just too much
Just too much
And I don't know
And never known
And all I ever want to be
And I can't tell you
I can't tell you
But it's never really near to me
Sunface, sunface, sunface, sunface

And, closing up
And winding down
This little beautiful
This little wonder ground
How would it be
To take your hand
I'm not the easy kind
I'll never understand
And somehow
Make it seem so right
This is the easy child
Who's going to face the light
Sunface, sunface
Some felt it, some felt it
Sunface, sunface
Some felt it, some felt it

And walk around
And touch the view
There is an easy angle
Least that is true
And truth's enough
To make me smile
Everbody's able and
Everybody's trial
And if you're really
High enough
To be the pauper
And take the rough
well the easy time will never be
But your comet's down
And it shines on me
(Just a)
Sunface, sunface, sunface, sunface
Sunface, sunface, sunface, sunface
Sunface, sunface, sunface

Tanita Tikaram, vocals & guitar

Mark Creswell, lead guitar

Nick France, drums

David Hayes, bass

Rod Argent, hammond

Katie Kisson, harmony vocals

The Section


Never Known

Where everybody was
Where everbody go?
Well, I'm so sorry boy
I don't really know
Oh, how did you do today?
Well, I'm telling you this much
I might seem like a paying girl
But I've never had enough

Never known
No - I'm never really known
I ain't never shown
To come alive
And call my own
I'll never be

Where the sweetness settle me
I ain't seen
Where somebody waits for me

Waste half an evening
Wasted half my time
Just to tell how I'm living this
And keeping us in line
Oh, how did you do today?
Well, it never seems to speak
Yes, I'm sure that I'm keeping this
But it's keeping me too weak

Never known
No - I'm never really known
I ain't never shown
To come alive
And call my own
I'll never be
Where the sweetness settle me
I ain't seen
Where somebody waits for me

Old bones steal weakness
Old bones stay sane
All days come on speak to us
You can be what you say
You can be what you say

Air - everybody sings
Everybody dreams
Well, you know how it went for me
But it never seemed to mean
Where everybody needs
Where everybody hides
Where the sweetness settles me
Well you know if you're feeling this
It let's everbody cry

Never known
No - I'm never really known
I ain't never shown
To come alive
And call my own
I'll never be
Where the sweetness settle me
I ain't seen
Where somebody waits for me

Tanita Tikaram, vocals

Rod Argent, hammond

David Hayes, bass

Nick France, drums

Mark Creswell, guitars

Katie Kisson, harmony vocals

Carol Kenyon, harmony vocals

The Section


This Stranger

I'm gonna build a strange
City overcome
Mad as any
And anyone
Who wants to wish upon me
I will take a city
And it will take the rain
Anybody who sees this face
Will have to blink at this

Strange heart
This stranger
Everbody's angel and
Everbody's friend
Everybody who came around
Will come around again

I will stake this city
And it will take the soil
And anybody who sings me
Will know the trouble's been a
Strange heart
This stranger

Where's yours sincerely?
Where you say you'll be
I sit wrapped in this restless night
Yes - it still comes back to me
Everybody's favoured
And everybody's day
'Cos everytime I see your face
I can see your
Strange heart
This stranger

Tanita Tikaram, vocals

Rod Argent, hammond, harmony vocals

Mark Creswell, lead guitar

Nick France, drums

David Hayes, bass

The Section


Swear By Me

Amazing -You don't have much to say
Amazing -You don't have much to say
I know your kind all too well
The weather will storm
Will you swear by me?
Would you swear by me?

Innocence -
That changes nothing -
I'm sure
That changes something -
Aside -
Would you go tell it wrong?
Not swear by me
Not swear by me

I'm huddling for the summer inside
The chase brings blues
The habit that grows inside,
It just grows and grows
Right back to you
I'm missing
So what do you say?
Amazing -
That somebody will say
I guess I've seen some very strange faces
Well, we all wind up in the oddest of places
The value of

Swear by me -
You will swear by me
You will swear by me
You will swear by me
You will swear by me
You will swear by me

Tanita Tikaram, vocals

Rod Argent, piano

David Hayes, bass

Nick France, drums

Mark Creswell, lead guitar

Mark Isham, loop horn

Helen O’Hara, lead violin

David Emanuel, violas

Jack Glickman, violas

Paul Silverthorne, violas

Andrew McGee, violas

Anthony Pleeth, cello

Ben Kennard, cello

Paul Kegg, cello

Martin Robinson, cello

Mike Brittain, double bass


Hot Pork Sandwiches

We don't talk about our better selves
As it is - I survive and survive so well
Yes, y'know  it, hovering on the edge of life
Is so exciting
Baby, you can take me home
Because dinner is
Dinner served alone

Now, who wants hot pork sandwiches?
Wrapped in foil
Corners are laced with gristle
I trust it's been freshly boiled
Now, who wants hot pork sandwiches?
Wrapped in foil
Corners are laced with gristle
I trust it's been freshly boiled

And in the darkness of the avenue
Boys in sharp suits and smiles
Girls with their recipe for romance
Are wide-eyed to the child
And as the stars shine brightly over them

Love will blossom once again
It's hot - got that sizzle
It's sizzle, sizzle, sizzlke
'Til then
Taking home new apprentice
Clearer bubble -
Always very hard to do
Because dinner is -
Dinner served for two

Now, who wants hot pork sandwiches?
Wrapped in foil
Corners are laced with gristle
I trust it's been freshly boiled
Now, who wants hot pork sandwiches?
Wrapped in foil
Corners are laced with gristle
I trust it's been freshly boiled

And every mother, father and son
Chant little lullabye for one and all to see
What life should be
Waiting for the chance
To hear your life has changed
When baby you can take me home
Because dinner is -
Dinner served alone

Now, who wants hot pork sandwiches?
Wrapped in foil
Corners are laced with gristle
I trust it's been freshly boiled
Now, who wants hot pork sandwiches?
Wrapped in foil
Corners are laced with gristle
I trust it's been freshly boiled

La-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-yeah-e-yeah
Da da da da da da dum

La-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-yeah-e-yeah
Da da da da da da dum
Da da da da da
Da da da da da da dum

Tanita Tikaram, vocals & guitar

Rod Argent, hammond

David Hayes, bass

Nick France, drums

Mark Creswell, guitars

The Section


Me In Mind

Well, our dog beats in his own heart
Our dog was from the start
Not much use in the rain
Not much use in the sun
Put it outside and let the paint run
Put it outside and let the paint run

Well, our mean day was not heaven sent
Couldn't stay, couldn't raise the rent
Couldn't stay-a-little - let us be
Couldn't stay - so we set it free

Hey
Supposing
I meet you
We waste some time
Supposing, I let you
You still be in mind, mind, mind, mind

Enter - kisses not able
Not able to turn some tricks
Not able to give me favours
Not even when I'm thick with it

And my heart wasn't a stranger
But it sure made no sense to me
Made no sense to any flavour that came
Sown in so cautiously

Hey
Hearts still
Yearn to
Make the sign
Watching
You send me in mind, mimd, mind, mind

Well, our old stairs are all the same
The same weather, the same wood stain
You can beep from the left
You can beep from the right
Put it outside and let  them turn wide
Put it outside and let them turn wide

Well, no respect, no leniency
Was not ever so well spooked in me
Was not evil so it hangs OK
This is the world in which we play
This is the world in which we play

Hey
Harder
Sane, spent and all awake
Their eyes
Shame me -
With their mistakes
And mine, mine, mine, mine

Tanita Tikaram, vocals & guitar

Rod Argent, hammond organ

Nick France, drums

David Hayes, bass

Mark Creswell, lead guitar

Katie Kisson, harmony vocals

Carol Kenyon, harmony vocals

TT, PVH, RA, PC, hamony? vocals!

The Section


Sometime With Me

If I ever wanna be someone
These words undone an evil spell in me
If I ever need to tell someone
This one's who's waiting
So patiently

Good enough
When nothing means enough
It's just time-sweeping
Some time-beaten
Some time with me

If I ever need to hide away
You tell sometime
And still I pray for love
If I ever need to tell too much
You hide sometimes
It never means this love

Good enough
When nothing means enough
It's just time-sweeping
Some time-beaten
Some time with me

I owe you
Not to dance and scar
I owe you
But you never know
No, you never know

If I ever want to shy away
These words, truth spoken
And still I play around
Just to tell you that it's never true
This mind is aching -
It's just for you

Good enough
When nothing means enough
It's just time-sweeping
Some time-beaten
Some time with me

It's just time-sweeping
Some time-beaten
Some time with me
It's just time-sweeping
Some time-beaten
Some time with me

Tanita Tikaram, vocals

Nick France, drums

Mark Creswell, lead guitar

David Hayes, bass

Rod Argent, piano

Mark Isham, solo trumpet

The Section


I Love The Heaven’s Solo

Now - you can't tell me - well,
That you know too much
Well, that you know too much to let go
Now, I can't watch you
Be an
Easy vision
Well an
Easy vision

Lord I love the heaven's solo
I love the heaven so
I love the heaven know by now
That there is a place to

Now you can't tell me -well
I have lived too much
Well - I have lived too much, to know
Now you can't wash me
Like a simple reason
Well a
Simple reason

Lord I love the heaven's solo
I love the heaven so
I love the heaven know by now
That there is a place to

Now you can't tell me - well
I have dreamed enough
Well - I have dreamed enough to know
Now I can dream you
Like an easy vision
Well an
Easy vision

Lord I love the heaven's solo
I love the heaven so
I love the heaven know by now
That there is a place to

Mmmm Mmmm
Mmmm Mmmm

Tanita Tikaram, vocals

Rod Argent, piano, harmony vocals

David Hayes, bass

Nick France, drums

Mark Creswell, guitars

Katie Kisson, harmony vocals

Carol Kenyon, harmony vocals

The Section


I’m Going Home

When the phone calls - I blew it
I'm going home - I blew it
You know, so, well where I'm going
So long - leave me alone

The times change - I don't believe that
The times change
I'm deceived by the hum
Makes all days go circling round me

You were always doing best by me
You were always so true
But here sometimes
In here sometimes
There's still someone watching for you

My love - could not stand all this
To love - could not stand all the heartache
But I won't be taking no sweet silence round here

Tanita Tikaram, vocals & lead guitar

David Hayes, bass

Mark Creswell, guitar

Helen O’Hara, lead violin

String Orchestra

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