Precious

Al Barton

 
Being With You
White Dust
Precious
Carry Your Heart
Soakin' Up The Sun
Drive, Drive, Drive
These Feelings For You
July '69
Running Away From Heaven
All Fall Down

Alan Barton veröffentlichte 1991 mit “Precious” sein einziges Soloalbum.

Über Jahre hinweg spielten Alan Barton und Andy Whelan zusammen in Alans Tonstudio Demoversionen von Songs ein. Später wurden diese im Woodlands Recording Studio mit Schlagzeug, Bass und anderen Instrumenten ergänzt und einzelne Gitarrenparts neu eingespielt, um den Sound zu verbessern.

Entstanden ist ein tolles Album, das Alan Barton als Songwriter in Bestform präsentiert. "July '69" erinnert an Brian Jones, den 1969 verstorbenen Gitarristen der Rolling Stones, von dem Alan selbst großer Fan war.

    BEING WITH YOU
     
    I wanna lay with you and held you close
    I'm gonna show you how much you mean to me
    Show my feelings that I have for you
    I'll wear my heart on my sleeve
    Baby, all I ever do is sit here dreaming of you
    Someday, if everything comes true
    Nothing I want more than
     
    CHORUS
    Being with you
    Is just what I wanna do
    'Cause nothing compares to having you here
    And holding you near
    I want you know that nothing compares to
    Being with you
     
    I need to have you, need to feel your touch
    I want you so and I just can't get enough
    Stay a while and lay down here with me
    I'll give you all my love
     
    Darlin' all I ever do is sit here dreaming of you
    Someday, if everything comes true
    Nothing I want more
     
    CHORUS
     
    I'll never lose this feeling
    I give you all my heart
    Take from me what you need
    You'll be save in my arms
     
    CHORUS
     
    A.Barton S.Humphrey/AB Music/Conkeror Music
     
     
     
     
    WHITE DUST
     
    The hands of time move on, away from yesteryear
    Feels like a moment has passed by since we were here
    When we were young and free
    Just like our heroes we were
     
    On high adventure we would save the universe
    We'd charge across the field, toy swords above our heads
    But all our dreams were free
    Now look me straight and tell me
     
    CHORUS
     
    Where do you buy your dreams?
    How do you find your pleasure?
    White dust cures everything
    But it don't fool me, oh no, sir
    You're living in a dream
    If you think that's the answer
    White dust will bring you pain
    But if you won't try, I can't help ya
    To win, don't give in, break free again
     
    The memory of your laughter echoes in my mind
    I watch you fading as you take your one way ride
    Think how it used to be
    Believe you can break free, boy
     
    CHORUS
     
    A.Barton A.Whelan/AB Music
     
     
     
     
    PRECIOUS
     
    I've been watching you drifting away
    In a world of your own
    No-one there behind your painted smile
    You've known for a while
    The love that he's outgrown
     
    And I've been watching you lose your confidence
    Truth that you hide away
    Your heart aches, can't fight away the tears
    You needed him to stay
     
    CHORUS
    Precious minutes tick away
    Like falling grains of sand
    Your precious love has gone astray
    See it slipping through your hands
    Precious love lost again
     
    Don't they say time will heal the pain
    Mend the scars that remain
    Still you build that wall so high and proud
    To keep the hurting out
    Will love get through again?
     
    CHORUS
     
    A.Barton/AB Music
     
     
     
     
    CARRY YOUR HEART
     
    I  know he said his love is true, darling
    Of how he feels and cares for you, but
    I believe that I'm the one
    You should lay your love upon, girl
     
    There you go turning on the charm
    With fancy lines to warm my heart
    If I give in to all you say
    Please don't let me down some day, boy
     
    CHORUS
    I believe that I'm the one
    You should lay your love upon, darling
    I will hold you in my arms
    I'll keep you save and warm
    I will carry your heart home
     
    He doesn't flirt the way you do
    He's always there, someone to turn to
    And when I'm feeling lost and down
    He'll be there to bring me round
     
    But does he know just where to touch
    Those little things you like so much, girl
    Do you melt with his caress
    Then give in to his tenderness, well
     
    CHORUS
    I don't know who to choose, what's best for me
    Baby please, give me a little time to find what's got to be
     
    Well does he kiss the way I do
    And his embrace, does it thrill you
    Do you melt with his caress
    And give in to his tenderness, well
     
    CHORUS
     
    A.Barton/AB Music
     
     
     
     
    SOAKIN' UP THE SUN
     
    Summer's here and we're on the beach
    I can feel the summer sun beating down on me
    Looks like someone painted the sky blue
    I'm gonna soak up all this sun, lying here with you
    The music's playing on the radio
    We take it easy, take it nice and slow and go
     
    Ooh, ooh, la la la
    Ooh, ooh, la la la
    Ooh, ooh, soakin' up the sun
     
    I rub the oil into your golden tan
    The aqua blue comes crashing down on that golden sand
    The midday sun is beating down on me
    And sending silver kisses skimming across the sea
    The radio is sounding in the air
    There's people singing, dancing everywhere they go
     
    Ooh, ooh, la la la
    Ooh, ooh, la la la
    Ooh, ooh, soakin' up the sun
     
    I'm gonna sail away
    Leave my cares behind
    I'm gonna float on air
    Just like a bird in flight
    Worries just melt away
    Fading from my mind
    I'm living for today
     
    A.Barton/Flagg Music
     
     
     
     
    DRIVE, DRIVE, DRIVE
     
    Me and Ricky gonna take the car, take us in some sights
    We're getting bored with this worn out town
    Tired of wasting time
    Check myself in the mirror, oh I got my image right
    Something here inside me's waiting for a spark of light
    A couple of girls at the drive-in
    Oh, tonight's the night
    I've heard some say that Sue goes all the way every time
     
    Ricky and me gonna drive, drive, drive
    We're gonna dance on this high wire
    Me at the wheel, gonna take this ride
    Weekend's here and the time is mine
    Me and Ricky got this feeling that we're walking a dead end street
     
    Going nowhere in this sleepy town
    A noose around our feet
    But pretty soon we're gonna breakout, oh yeah
    Just you wait and see
    Ain't getting caught in this animal trap
    It's suffocating me
    I see those tired old faces
    Oh, they're vegetating here
    Don't waste your time complaining
    Nobody cares 'cause nobody hears
     
    Ricky and me gonna drive, drive, drive
    We're gonna dance on this high wire
    Me at the wheel, gonna take this ride
    Weekend's here and the time is mine
     
    Ricky and me gonna drive, drive, drive
    We're gonna do what we desire
    Me and the wheel, gonna take this ride
    Weekends here and the time is mine
     
    A.Barton A.Whelan/AB Music
     
     
     
     
    THESE FEELINGS FOR YOU
     
    I saw you lost and lonely in the crowd
    You had a look that turned my heart around
    Something awoke inside of me
    Feelings I thought would never be
    I just had to make you see
     
    That I would give everything to be with you
    I can't think of anything I'd rather do
    Than gently caress you all night long
    To taste your sweet lips upon my tongue
    Do I have to wait so long?
     
    CHORUS
    These feelings for you
    Are something I can't lose
    This change in my heart
    Is something true
    These feelings I hold girl
    I have for you
     
    Well I never thought that I would feel this way
    I can't express how much I need to say
    Something that's deep inside of me
    Feelings I thought would never be
    I just have to make you see
     
    CHORUS
     
    You and you alone
    Turned me inside out
    And all I ever seem to do
    Is lay and dream of you
     
    CHORUS
     
    A.Barton N.Ferguson/AB Music
     
     
     
     
    JULY '69
     
    I recall a summer night
    In July '69
    When you gave up your life, and left this world unkind
    You didn't think we'd cared, you needed love so much
    Your only happiness was the music that you loved
     
    CHORUS
    A prince of rock and rage
    A life on drugs sustained
    The fast life showed upon your face
    While the drugs destroyed within
    So rest in peace you golden stone
    I hope that you've find peace and warmth
    Away from all torments of life
    I hope that you found love
     
    You looked the perfect star
    And lived your live that way
    They reduced you to an ornament but the right star wouldn't fade
    And even when you died, all the papers had to say
    The shocking life of Brian Jones was the picture they portrayed
     
    CHORUS
     
    A.Barton/Flagg Music
     
     
     
     
    RUNNUNG AWAY FROM HEAVEN
     
    When I first saw you your love shone through
    Oh that thrill inside captivated my mind
    My head's spinning round with this love I've found
    Bu I don't want this feelings just to find myself let down
     
    You and me girl, oh, what a thrill girl
    You say all you're love's for me, is this all it seems
    My heart won't let go but my head tells me no
    Fears go rushing through 'cause I don't want to find I've lost you
     
    So mixed up can't decide true love is to find
    'Cause I've been this way before and I've felt the hurt inside
    Leaving me lost breaking my heart and hurting my pride
     
    CHORUS
    So all I can do is keep
    Running away from heaven, turning my back on a dream come true
    Your love is tearing me up and tying me down
    All I can do is keep
    Running away from heaven, no turning back on a dream come true
    If I turn around will I think of you
    Or will you leave me blue?
     
    When I touch you passion runs through
    Oh, sweet desire burning up inside
    My heart's spinning round with this love I've found
    But I don't want these feelings just to find myself let down
     
    Once bitten twice shy, I'm unsure I can't deny
    'Cause I've been this way before and I've felt the hurt inside
    Leaving me lost, breaking my heat and hurting my pride
     
    CHORUS
     
    If I turn around will I think of you, will you still be there or will you leave me blue?
     
    I look up at times and see a lonely road ahead
    Who'll be there to catch me when I fall
    And I wake up at nights, I'm in a cold and empty bed
    Alone, all love gone
     
    CHORUS
     
     
    A.Barton S.Humphrey/AB Music/Conkeror Music
     
     
     
     
    ALL FALL DOWN
     
    Is this all a dream, a living fantasy
    Do we know for sure what we're all here for
    Is heaven just a breath away
    Can we open up our minds to see
    Is our spirit running free
    Or do we all fall down again?
    So tell me what is here for me
    Is there something to believe
    For us all when we fall?
     
    Could it really be, did he die for me?
    I can't understand, I just can't comprehend
    Such unselfish love
     
    Is this all a master plan
    Are we really in his hands
    Or do we all fall down again?
    So tell me what is all this for
    Was there ever something more
    For us all when we fall again?
     
    Is this something that is never ending
    So many questions, I don't know where to begin
    If we're all here for a reason
    Why am I stood in confusion
    Is this one never ending cycle
    Do we shut the door to reappear again
    Are we getting any nearer
    Is the vision any clearer now?
     
    (Is this all a dream, a living fantasy
    Do we know for sure what we're all here for?)
    Is heaven just a breath away
    Can we open up our minds to see
    Is our spirit running free
    Or do we all fall down again?
    Are we really in command
    Is this all a master plan
    For us all should we all fall down again?
    Will we all fall down again?
     
    A.Barton M.Bullard/Flagg Music
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