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Graeme Edge Band

PARADISE BALLROOM

Album Information

Paradise Ballroom
 LIST OF SONGS

  1. Paradise Ballroom
  2. Human
  3. Everybody Needs Somebody
  4. All Is Fair
  5. Down, Down, Down
  6. In The Night Of The Light
  7. Caroline

BONUS TRACK RELEASED ON CD
  8. Be My Eyes

Paradise Ballroom
Graeme Edge and Adrian Gurvitz

You gotta save your city
Don't let it fall
Don't let it change your life
Cause it's a pity if you're lettin' someone come and steal your wife 
And he thinks she's still pretty

Save your city
Fight for your belief
Don't let them change your side 
Or pay you off with money, honey 
I ain't foolin', I'm gonna change my city

Two time losers, save yourselves
The fourth time's gonna give you up, if you let it
I just tell it, tell it on passin' by
Can you tell me the way to the terrible city, baby, in the sky? 
To Paradise Ballroom
Paradise Ballroom 

Fallen city from a rock to a pebble
That's how you smash my frills
Not a bird, there's nowhere to land, it has to take to the hills 
You've had your cake and you'd better eat it

Fallen lovers
So sad to see you gamble with your lives
You've had your bellies filled with card games and all those fights
It's about time you choose right

Don't you know you gotta save your city
Don't let it fall
Don't let it change your life
'Cause it's a pity if you're lettin' someone come and steal your wife 
And you think she's still pretty

Fallen lovers
So sad to see you gamble with your lives
You've had your bellies filled with card games and all those fights
It's about time you choose right
It's about time you choose right 
It's about time you choose right 
To save your city, yeah

Paradise Ballroom, where are you today? 
The tension of my evenings 
I thought they were great
So pray for the people
I still get off for free 
At the Paradise Ballroom, my friends and me

Paradise Ballroom
Paradise Ballroom 

Paradise Ballroom

Human
Graeme Edge and Adrian Gurvitz

I wanna be the one 
Don't wanna be the two 
I wanna be the lover 
Don't wanna be a fool 
No, no

I'm not going to be your stepping stone 
You can't walk on me 
Because I'm only human
Because I'm only human 
Because I'm only human, you see

Don't laugh about my face 
Because I found mine in space 
And you found yours in a fancy-dress parade 
Oh, what a move, smooth as cream, yeah 
She's nothing like I've ever seen 
But she's only human 
Yes, she's only human
You know, she's only human, to me

Some say she's as cold as ice 
Better leave her, get smart and get wise 
But I cannot hear their cries
Humiliation I can stand 
When only I take her by the hand 
Because she's only human, 
Because she's only human, 
Because she's only human, to me

Because she's only human, 
Because she's only human, 
Because she's only human, to me

Because she's only human, 
Because she's only human, 
Because she's only human, to me

Because she's only human, 
No, she's only human, 
Because she's only human, yeah, to me

Everybody Needs Somebody
Graeme Edge and Adrian Gurvitz

Everybody needs somebody to love, to love 
Everybody needs some time to love, to love 
And do a bit o' dancin' 
And a bit o' romancin' 
And take the chances of love 

I say, everybody needs somebody to love, to love 
I need love [hear me]
I need love [hear me] 
I need love [hear me] 
I need love 

Everybody needs somebody to love, to love 
Everybody needs some time to love, to love 
I need love [what you sayin'?]
I need love [I can't hear ya]
I need love [hear me]
I need love 

Everybody, everybody, everybody 
Needs love, needs love, needs love 

Everybody, everybody, everybody, everybody, everybody
Needs love, needs love, needs love. 

Everybody, everybody, everybody, everybody, everybody
Needs love, needs love, needs love. 

Everybody, everybody, everybody


 

All Is Fair
Graeme Edge and Adrian Gurvitz

She said:  Don't let your worries lock away your mind, boy
Lock away your worries andcome inside...of me
If you take away the love here
You take away the sun there 

All is fair in love
Sign from the Lord above 
Come on lemme give you my love tonight
Your sweet love...sweet love

You gotta see the other side of it, boy
What's gonna happen to her another day
It's just the world of make believe
So make believe you're mine, that's right

All is fair in love 
Sign from the Lord above 
Can't get enough of your sweet love, tonight 
Alright...sweet love...hot love 
Put it up, let it down, put it up

You can do it, if you try 
Come on baby, come inside 
Get on up, get on up, get on up 

Don't let your worries block away your mind, boy
Lock away your worries and come inside...of me
If you take away the love there
You take away the sun over there and over there and everywhere 

All is fair in love 
Sign from the Lord above 
Can't get enough of your sweet love, tonight 
Alright...loosen up...do you need me? 

All is fair in love 
All is fair in love 
All is fair in love 

You gotta make it 
Gotta make it 
Gotta make it 
Gotta make it 
I gotta make it 
All is fair in love 

Down, Down, Down
Graeme Edge and Adrian Gurvitz

Down, down, down is the mood I'm in
Since you've been away
Lost in the world, my stomach's sick with pain
I can't stand the day

To be in love 
It's just a phase I'm goin' through 
Because I still love you
You tore me down so bad
To your friends, I know
You forgot the good times, girl
The time will show

To be apart
It's just a phase we're goin' through
Because I still love you

You say you wanna leave, run with the wind
Moving on, baby, is no sin
But what about the love you had for me?
It just can't fade away

To stay in one place 
And watch something grow
Is a feeling you're never going to know
If you stay away from me
Don't stay away from me

Don't stay away from me 
When I see you walking by, 
The shadows in your eyes just say it all

Down, down, down is the mood I'm in
Since you've been away
Lost in the world, my stomach's sick with pain
I can't stand the day

To be in love
It's just a phase I'm goingthrough
Because I still love you
To be in love, it's just a phase I'm goin' through
'Cause I still love you 
To be in love, it's just a phase I'm goin' through
'Cause I still love you 

To be in love, it's just a phase I'm goin' through
I'm in love with you

In The Night Of The Light
Graeme Edge and Adrian Gurvitz

Take a look at my face
You seen it so many times
Across the Chicago state line 
Reflected in a bottle of wine

I'm taking a chance on the night
Restless moon's a-dancing in the sky
And the beauty's running through my eyes
In the light of the night

You're as young as the hills
Timeless rivers running through your eyes
And your beauty is ok no disguise
In the light of the night

I took a look at your face 
I've seen it so many times
Across the Chicago state line 
Reflected in a bottle of wine

Take a look at my face
You've seen it so many times 
Across the Chicago state line 
Reflected in a bottle of wine

I'm taking a chance on the night
Restless moon's a-dancing in the sky
And the beauty's running through my eyes
In the night of the light

In the night of the light 
In the night of the light
In the night of the light...light...light

Caroline
Graeme Edge and Adrian Gurvitz

Sweet Caroline
Left you on your own in a broken down old room 
With my sweat on the steps and my mind full of debts
Now I wanna pay back all my dues to
Sweet Caroline 

Caroline...Caroline...Caroline
Sweet Caroline 

Take me back this time 
Hell, it's gettin colder than ever 
And the free joints are low 
And even buskin' don't show me a livin' anymore
Sweet Caroline 

Ahhhh... layin' under a cluster of stars for a blanket was fine once 
Ahhhh... and sleepin' in shelters with my friends and a bottle of wine once 
Ahhhh... but when winter the sets in, Caroline, I'm cold
And I wanna go home

Yes, I miss your crazy love 
On a warm night
Close to me 
Oooo baby
I'm comin' home to you Caroline 

I miss your crazy love 
On a warm night 
Close to me 

Oh Sweet Caroline 
Sweet, sweet lover of mine 
Caroline, baby 

I'm comin' home to you 
I'll bring it on home to you 
I'm bringin' it on home...yeah

Caroline, Caroline, Caroline 
Caroline, Caroline, Caroline 
Caroline, Caroline, Caroline 
BONUS TRACK RELEASED ON CD

Be My Eyes
Graeme Edge and Adrian Gurvitz

Travelling along on a beam of light 
Looking for friends who will be on my side and tell me no lies
Travelling along holding hands with faith 
Searching out places darker than night skies 
And deeper than love lie

So hard to see
Will you be my eyes? 

Travelling along with a dream of a voyage 
I'm hoping to find a lost city and new world that I must see
Look here, my friend, see me tremble with fear 
I've lost all companions, stay close as we coast 
Through a lifetime of journeys an endless sea 
My companion, the voyage, and me

Be my eyes

Travelling along on a beam of light 
Looking for friends who will be on my side and tell me no lies
Travelling along holding hands with faith
Searching out places darker than night skies 
And a-deeper than love lies

So hard to see 
Will you be my eyes? 
So hard to see 
Will you be my eyes? 
So hard to see
Will you be my eyes? 


 

Album Information:
Original LP released April 29, 1977 by Decca Records
Original CD release: September, 1989 by Decca Records

All songs written by: Graeme Edge and Adrian Gurvitz
Produced by Graeme Edge and Adrian Gurvitz
Published by Gredge Music/Led Panache

Recorded at Threshold Studios, London
Brass & Strings: Recorded at Andent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee.
Recording Engineers: Anton Matthews & Paul Gurvitz
Mixing Engineers: Paul Cooper & Paul Gurvitz
Engineer: Andent Studios Memphis: Ron Capone

Musicians:
Ann O'Dell: Keyboards & Moog
Tony Hymas: Keyboards
Blue Weaver: Organ & synthesizer
Rebop Knaku Baah: Percussian
B.J. Cole: Steel Guitar

Memphis Strings and Horns:
Bill Easley: Sax, Tenor Alto Flute and all sax solos
Ken Spain: Trombone
Ben Cawley: Trumpet, Flugel Horn
Edgar Matthewes: Trumpet, Flugel Horn
Lawnie McMillan: Tenor Flute
Bill Floores: Trombone, Bass Tenor
Emerson Able: Baritone Sax

Sleeve Design: Joe Petagno

Singles:
Jun 1977 Everybody Needs Somebody/Be My Eyes
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