Tuesday, 25 November 2014

You took your time to come back this time



Timeslip moment again...

Basildon's finest singer Miss Alison Moyet, the backbone of the uber-cool synth-soul stylings of Yazoo had, thirty years ago, been seduced into striking out on her own. The result was one of those masterful albums that really defined the early 80s, Alf - I honestly don't think there was a home across the UK that didn't have a copy, mine included.

Hit after classic hit emerged for Miss Moyet, including Love Resurrection, Invisible and, from this week in 1984, one of the greatest sing-along torch songs of its era, All Cried Out.

All together, now!



You took your time to come back this time
The grass has grown under your feet
In your absence I changed my mind
And someone else is sitting in your seat

I know that I said there'd be no one else
I know that I said I'd be true
But baby, I've burned out Cupid's arrow
And here's the short and the narrow
I've nothing left to offer you

I'm all cried out
You took a whole lot of loving
For a handful of nothing
(All cried out)
It's hard to give you something
When you're pushing and a-shoving me around

So don't look surprised
There was no disguise
You knew where I stood from the start
So stop
Look around you
You're right back where I found you
Take back your cold and empty heart

(All cried out)
I'm all cried out
You took a whole lot of loving
For a handful of nothing
(All cried out)
It's hard to give you something
When you're pushing and a-shoving
(All cried out)
I'm all cried out
You took a whole lot of loving
(All cried out)
I'm all cried out
It's hard to give you something
When you're pushing and a-shoving me around

(Around around around around around
Around around around around around)

(You go your way)
You go your way
(I'll go mine)
I'll go mine
(I won't stay around here)
I wont stay around here
Don't you waste my time
(Waste my time)

(All cried out)
You took a whole lot of loving
For a handful of nothing
(All cried out)
It's hard to give you something
When you're pushing and a-shoving
(All cried out)
I'm all cried out
You took a whole lot of loving
(All cried out)
I'm all cried out
It's hard to give you something
When you're pushing and a-shoving me around

(Around around around around around
Around around around around around
Around around around around around
Around around around around around)


Brilliant. I can still lip-sync every word...

Alison Moyet official website

2 comments:

  1. I still love that song (in fact, all the singles from her first two solo albums are amazing). Her last studio album remains one of my favorite albums from the last 3-4 years.

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    1. I am going to have to try very hard to get into The Minutes album... Jx

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