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  • The Twisted Logic of Love

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    11 songs written by Theresa Rhodes

    Collective arrangements by Claude Tedesco, Alain Ruard and Manu di Costanzo

    THE BAND

    Theresa Rhodes: Lead vocals, harmonies, guitar
    Claude Tedesco: Piano, keyboard, violin
    Manu di Costanzo: Guitars
    Alain Ruard: Drums
    Tony Sgro: Bass

    GUEST ARTISTS

    Eric Sempé: Additional keyboards, ukulele, udu, kalimba
    Cathy Palvair: Backing vocals on Wasted Love
    Maria Marolany: Backing vocals on Ti Chinja


    Produced and edited by Eric Sempé
    Recorded and mixed by Jean-Pierre Chardiet and Eric Sempé at Studio Marylin, Cagnes-sur-Mer (www.studio-marylin.com)
    Mastering: Emmanuel Serres (Roots Records)
    Cover picture and CD design by Thierry Clauson, Atelier Clauson,
    GenevaExecutive producer for Sound Business Records: Nicolas Sursock

    Published by Sound Business Publishing © 2012
    ®All rights reserved

     

    Titles:

      1. The Twisted Logic of Love
      2. Where Will I Lay My Head
      3. Ti Chinja
      4. Tomorrow At the Break of Day
      5. The Things I Dread
      6. Wasted Love
      7. He Made Me Laugh
      8. When All Is Said and Done
      9. First and Last
    10. Can You Make a Difference
    11. Under My Toes

    THE TWISTED LOGIC OF LOVE
    From the album The Twisted Logic Of Love
    
    It hurts me, consumes me
    But we are powerless to cope
    With the cruel logic of love
    I love you; you love her
    And you don’t leave me any hope
    Twisted logic of love
    And I need your loving,
    Why do I need your love?
    Can’t blame me, can’t blame you
    Because there is nothing we can do
    It’s the twisted logic of love
    I love you; you love her
    And she’s in love with someone else
    Evil logic of love
    And I need your loving,
    Why do I need your love
    I Breath in, breath out
    I want to scream and shout
    But that’s not the solution
    Where is my resolution?
    Breath in, breath out
    I’m lost, so lost in doubt
    Betrayed by an illusion
    I’m drowning in confusion
    Because I need your loving
    Why do I need your love?
    
    
    WHERE WILL I LAY MY HEAD From the album The Twisted Logic Of Love We have seen a million rising suns Over golden fields From this room yeah I have heard the chorus of the dawn Waking up the land From my room yeah But now, they took everything I loved Took everything we owned Took our home And now gone are the fields of hay They took everything away Where will I lay my head? I have heard the beating of the drums Quickening my heart From my room yeah I have seen the cruel burning flames Swallowing the night From my room And now, they took everything I loved Took everything we owned Took our home And now gone are the fields of hay They took everything away Where will I lay my head? Where will I lay my head? I have heard the screams and seen the pain Tearing up my soul From my room I have said goodbye to my old friends Looking one last time From my room And now, they took everything I loved Took everything we owned Took our home And now gone are the fields of hay They took everything away Where will I lay my head? Where will I lay my head?
    TI CHINJA (LET’S CHANGE) From the album The Twisted Logic Of Love If anybody cares for those who live beyond despair Hear the story of my brothers unfold They believed change was in sight They believed it was their right And they voted for “chinja”. How bold! Because all of those who dared Believing change was in the air Were hunted, tortured and raped Some were beaten to the bone Some were burnt inside their homes And for many there was no escape But the time has come for changes And it’s there in an outstretched hand Hear the cries of people suffering And children of this devastated land Chinja - Ti chinja – Ti chinja – Hey hey Chinja - Ti chinja – (n)di zhozho – Hey hey And shame on those who help preserve These ruling psychopaths While they prosper on sorrow and pain Shame on those who sell them guns Shame on those who hide their funds Tyrants must pay for their crimes Does anybody care for those who live beyond despair While they’re hunted, tortured and die For their right to decide who’s to rule and preside Let the past step aside, step aside Because time has come for changes And it’s there in an outstretched hand Hear the cries of people suffering And orphans of this devastated land Chinja - Ti chinja – Ti chinja – Hey hey Chinja - Ti chinja – (n)di zhozho – Hey hey Chinja - Ti chinja – Ti chinja – Hey hey hey hey hey hey Chinja - Ti chinja – (n)di zhozho – Hey hey
    TOMORROW AT THE BREAK OF DAY From the album The Twisted Logic Of Love Tomorrow at the break of day When all is quiet in the land You know will steal away And I’ll take the winding trail Where you once led me by the hand You are never far away I’ll cross the meadows and the woods The golden field where we once laid How I long to be with you And when I’ll reach the mountain ridge I’ll watch the lights across the bay Just like we used to do And you’ll be waiting patiently You are always a part of me I’ll walk alone with my heavy heart To me the day will be like the night You once told me to be brave I’ll reach your home when all is dark Come straight to you with a candlelight And place wild flowers on your grave
    THE THINGS I DREAD From the album The Twisted Logic Of Love The night is closing in behind my walls As darkness prays upon the fears of tormented souls Lying on my wooden boards A dreamless sleep is all I need and longing for As I wait, my heart is drumming in my head I lie awake and think of all the things I dread The floor is creaking in the corridor Some heavy breathing filters through my bolted door Where are you when I need you most? You knew just how to chase away these awful ghosts As I wait my heart is drumming in my head I lie awake and think of all the things I dread A shadow moves along the curtain folds Now I’m in trouble if I lose my self-control Someone’s screaming down the hall It must have woken all the things that creep and crawl As I wait, my heart is drumming in my head I lie awake and think of all the things I dread
    WASTED LOVE From the album The Twisted Logic Of Love It comes in waves to wound and injure More than you will ever know I wonder why, I wonder how and days go by while I remember when you were my life My one and only love I ask myself once more Did I waste my love? Did I waste my love? Wasted love, wasted love Was it worth the many torments? All the lies you told so well? Was it worth the broken hearts? The emptiness, well time will tell I didn’t know how much you yearned for freedom From our gentle life You faked your happiness for all to see Until our final strife Did I waste my love? Did I waste my love? Wasted love, wasted love Time will ease my pain But I still ask again Did I waste my love? Did I waste my love? Wasted love, wasted love
    HE MADE ME LAUGH From the album The Twisted Logic Of Love Is love a simple accident A mere coincidence The hands of chance Or was our meeting meant to be Part of our destiny I have no idea But he made me laugh, I made him cry He made me sometimes just want to die I made him proud, he made me shine I often felt I was on cloud nine Is love celestial chemistry Two souls in ecstasy It’s a mystery Did we meet many lives ago I guess God only knows Why I love him so He made me laugh, I made him cry He made me sometimes just want to die I made him proud, he made me shine I often felt I was on cloud nine I made him laugh, he made me cry I made him sometimes just want to die We stood as one through thick and thin Not always easy but we didn’t give in
    WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE From the album The Twisted Logic Of Love Why go down that road one more time You said it didn’t mean a thing I’ve got to smile as you lie to my face Please explain who’s bedded in my place It was a foregone conclusion For everyone but me Robbed of my sweetest delusion For harsh reality When all is said and done This betrayal, like a gun Shattered my life-long dream Poor unsuspecting fools Living by the wedding rules Learn that things aren’t quite what they seem Not quite what they seem I will try my luck one more time To mend my broken confidence I’ll revamp my anatomy And find some lasting company It was a foregone conclusion For everyone but me Robbed of another delusion For harsh reality When all is said and done This betrayal, like a gun Shattered my life-long dream Poor unsuspecting fools Living by the wedding rules Learn that things aren’t quite what they seem Not quite what they seem
    FIRST AND LAST From the album The Twisted Logic Of Love You promised but a night to me But then forgot to set me free You wished to leave and told me so I bit your lips and let you go You gave me joys, you gave me pains You made the blood rush through my veins And when that night you said farewell You opened up all living hell First and last I wonder, now that time has passed Where you will come to rest at last The shadow moved but darkness stayed Within my heart; it wouldn't fade Like ancient tales of love gone wrong Forever in this mournful song I walk the lonely desert sands My sadness fills these ancient lands And every star that hang above Remind me of my only love First and last I wonder, now that time has passed Where you will come to rest at last First and last love of mine I wonder, now that time has passed Where you will come to rest at last
    YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE From the album The Twisted Logic Of Love You’ve been away for such a long time In foreign lands you’ve cried all your tears You bare the scars of our broken country But you’re not alone so master your fears What can you do for your brothers in need? From dawn to dusk, it’s a fight for existence What can I say that would change your mind? Oh, you can make a difference I’ve lost the count of motherless children Left on their own, they barely survive In shanty towns a whole generation Pays for the sins of corruption and strife What can you do for your sisters in need? From dawn to dusk, it’s a fight for existence What can I say that would change your mind? Oh, you can make a difference Where are the doctors, where are the teachers, Where are the farmers to feed and heal the land? Please heed the call. Your beloved homeland Calling you back to lend a helping hand What can you do for your brothers in need? From dawn to dusk, it’s a fight for existence What can I say that would change your mind? Oh, can you make a difference? Yes you can make a difference
    UNDER MY TOES From the album The Twisted Logic Of Love I could have been a nuclear physicist I could have been an anthropologist I could have mastered in philosophy Cosmography, palaeontology, but I have Idle hands, lazy bones Grass grows under my toes No bees, no honey No work, no money I could have been a Nobel price-winner But I have talent as a bartender Wasn’t cut out to be a politician Don’t know the meaning of the word ambition. I’ve got Idle hands, lazy bones Grass grows under my toes No bees, no honey No work, no money Early to bed, early to rise Makes you healthy, wealthy and wise Early to bed, early to rise Makes you healthy, wealthy and wise, but I’ve got A sailor’s life is one of constant motion Rather be floating on a waveless ocean A vagabond without a begging bowl My secret goal is to be on the dole because I’ve got Idle hands, lazy bones Grass grows under my toes No bees, no honey No work, no money But easy come easy goes Grass grows under my toes Grass grows under my toes
  • If You Had Only...

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    12 songs written by Theresa Rhodes

    Collective arrangements by the band except:
    If You Had Only,
     
    More Than My Life, High Hopes, and Lonely Ladies arranged by Eric Sempé

    THE BAND

    Theresa Rhodes: Lead vocals, harmonies, guitar
    Eric Sempé: Guitar, additional keyboards
    Neil Gerstenberg: Saxophone, pennywhistle, keyboards, backing vocals on High Hopes
    Felix Sabal-Lecco: Drums
    Marc Peillon: Bass

    GUEST ARTISTS

    Claude Tedesco: Piano on Mr. Right, Dance Beneath the Sun, High Hopes, Steal a Ray from Heaven, Violin on Three Ain’t a Crowd
    Scott Allen: Backing vocals on High Hopes


    Recorded by Jean-Pierre Chardiet and Eric Sempé at Studio Marylin in Cagnes-sur-Mer
    Realised and edited by Eric Sempé
    Mixed by Bruno Ehlinger at Studio du Palais des Congrès in Paris
    Mastered by Raphael Jonin at Dyam Mastering in Paris
    Cover Design and photographs by Thierry Clauson
    Executive producer: Nicolas Sursock

    Published by Sound Business Publishing © 2007 
    ®All rights reserved

    Titles:

     1.   Tomorrow You'll Be Mine (4'08)
     2.   Steal A Ray From Heaven (4'26)
     3.   Three Aint A Crowd (3'18)
     4.   More Than My Life (3'32)
     5.   Lonely Ladies (3'58)
     6.   High Hopes (3'03)
     7.   Let It Go (4'12)
     8.   Mr. Right (4'05)
     9.   Travelling On (4'11)
    10.  If You Had Only... (3'30)
    11.  Insufferable Days (4'50)
    12.  Dance Beneath The Sun (4.44)

    TOMORROW YOU’LL BE MINE
    From the albums Stealing The Show and If You Had Only…
    
    “Don’t move an inch” he said
    “I know, tomorrow you’ll be mine
    I saw you wander in a crowd
    With no-one else around”
    I like him. I love him
    But how can it be that I like him, I love him?
    My head was turning when he said:
    “I’ve lost my shadow for a while
    And left no trace behind
    You haven’t changed, I’ve been around
    Tomorrow you’ll be mine”
    I like him. I love him
    But how can it be that I like him, I love him?
    Did we meet once upon a time?
    Did we part once upon a crime?
    “Don’t be afraid,” he said “Tonight
    You’re battling with your mind
    When comes the dawn you’ll realise
    And then you will be mine”
    I like him. I love him
    But how can it be that I like him, I love him?
    Is my head burning with desire? Desire
    “Long time ago, you wore my crown
    And kept right by my side
    Now that you’re back I guess you know
    Tomorrow you’ll be mine”
    I like him. I love him
    But how can it be that I like him, I love him?
    How can it be that I like him, I love him?
    How can it be that I like him, I love him?
    But how can it be that I love him?
    I can’t deny I feel alive, alive again
    
    
    STEAL A RAY FROM HEAVEN From the albums The Other Side and If You Had Only… Are you lonely? Are you lonely when she's gone? Yeah Do you want me? Do you want me to come by tonight? Just for a while? Yeah yeah yeah yeah Out of sight, out of mind I'll leave no trace behind. Have no fear When the night turns to dawn I'm cutting out of here Steal a ray from heaven Love me now or never Nothing is forever lasting Steal a ray from heaven Love me now or never Nothing is forever, Love me Are you travelling? Are you travelling on your own? Yeah Would you keep me? Would you keep me company tonight? Just for a while. Yeah yeah yeah yeah I have wandered alone A thousand miles I've roamed like a storm Come the dawn I’ll belong To sweet oblivion Steal a ray from heaven Love me now or never Nothing is forever lasting Steal a ray from heaven Love me now or never Nothing is forever. Love me
    THREE AIN’T A CROWD From the albums The Other Side and If You Had Only… I never wanted to rely On someone who could mystify me so Teasing me, teasing my mind But he came to me just like a revelation ah ha I never wanted to deny You of the love you'd crucify me for Driving you, driving you wild And you came to me just like an inspiration ah ha Overwhelmed by love Who said that three is a crowd? Overwhelmed by love Because they're so good, so good to me I never wanted to imply Nobody else would qualify as I'm Walking on cloud number nine They all come to me much like some recollections ah ha Overwhelmed by love Who said that three is a crowd? Overwhelmed by love Because they're so good, so good to me You my revelation, you my inspiration, You my recollections, play me like a violin My revelation, you my inspiration, You my recollections, play me like a violin Overwhelmed by love Who said that three is a crowd? Overwhelmed by love And they're so good, so good to me Overwhelmed by love Who said that three is a crowd? Overwhelmed by love And they're so good, so good to me
    LET IT GO From the albums The Other Side and If You Had Only… Heat and steam and opium dreams On a hazy lazy afternoon Golden limbs and female whims But don’t you let it worry you Sighs and whispers in my ears Helping to soothe my own fears And every day goes whirling past me Like a Dervish in a trance Hard times coming Let it go, let it go, down again he goes Let it go, let him go down again Saw my lover lying in the gutter Try to rise and fall back down again While he’s treading muddy waters So our lives wash down the drain Spirit calling from the bottle will Put an end to this romance And every day goes whirling past me Like a Dervish in a trance Let it go, let it go, down again he goes Let it go, let him go down again These are hard times coming, hard times It got a little out of hand And there is much to understand Shame for those you leave behind Have they all vanished from your mind? Things got a little out of hand And there is much to understand I’m taking one breath at a time Because every day goes whirling past me Like a Dervish in a trance Let it go, let it go, down again he goes Let it go, let him go down again Let it go, let it go, down again he goes Let it go, let him go down again
    MR. RIGHT From the albums Stealing The Show, Live At The Chat Noir and If You Had Only Don't go wasting precious time Find love while you're easy on the eye You haven't got a dime Your foolish dreams could leave you high and dry She waits for love, the ideal love The ultimate, the paragon, the unattainable Not any love, heavens above She waits for the ideal love Hey babe, have you found your Romeo? They tell me you've been searching high and low Endless nights, with nothing to show but Cigarette butts and a lip-sticky cup She waits for love, the ideal love The kind of love you read about in glossy magazines Not any love, heavens above She waits for the ideal love Great news! The President is on the phone He'll send the chauffeur if you 're on your own A stretch limousine with television screens What's that you say? You’re not at home! “I'm out of town tonight, looking for Mr. Right Don't you see, the one for me The ultimate, the paragon, the unattainable Not any love, heavens above I wait for the ideal love” She waits for love, the ideal love The kind of love you read about in glossy magazines Not any love, heavens above. She waits for the ideal love
    TRAVELLING ON From the albums Quiet Storm and If You Had Only… I've climbed the highest mountains And sailed the wildest seas In all those distant lands You've been on my mind all of the time I've wandered with nomads on the sands And followed them down ancient trails In all those far-off lands You've been on my mind all of the time Where are you now my love? Is she still good to you? I pray the One above is watching over you Will you always be the only one for me? My love, my true love I've slept in woods beneath the midnight sun And roamed the hills and valleys wide In all those far-off lands You've been on my mind all of the time Where are you now my love? Is she still good to you? I pray the One above is watching over you Will you always be the only one for me? My love, my true love I've lost myself in cities of the East And shared my bed with gentle souls Throughout my wanderings You've been on my mind all of the time Where are you now my love? Will I see you again? I'll keep on travelling until you fade from me But will you always be the only one for me? My love, my true love Will you always be the only one for me? My love, my true love
    HIGH HOPES From the albums Quiet Storm and If You Had Only… High hopes for peace when war is raging on High hopes for love when love is dead and gone High hopes we'll march the road to freedom High hopes they'll heed the words of wisdom High hopes will free men from their chains Heal the deepest wound and dull a burning pain High hopes can shatter from despair Without hope, how much more can they bear? High hopes to feed the starving everywhere High hopes to share but no one really cares High hopes in spite of all the misery To find some work and feed the family High hopes to save the forests that remain Of all our sins, greed is the most insane High hopes to live in perfect harmony High hopes that love will shape our destiny High hopes, Hope for freedom, for wisdom, Hope for love Hope for freedom, for wisdom, Hope for peace
    MORE THAN MY LIFE From the album If You Had Only… If you go down the middle road It’ll take you to me Come at the edge of darkness and Look for the Judas tree No need to bring me anything You gave it all before And all your pearls of wisdom I can’t Use them anymore But I loved you more than my life More than my life And I loved you so much more than my life If you look far beyond despair In the land of nowhere You’ll see the torments of a soul Deprived of love and care For all the broken promises There was a price to pay I did what I was meant to do And they took you away But I loved you more than my life More than my life And I loved you so much more than my life And in the shadow of a doubt That lies in wait for me I’m turning back the wheels of time To cheat my destiny And now you look into my eyes Just a heartbeat away I swear I’ll never let you down Come what may Because I love you more than my life More than my life And I love you so much more
    LONELY LADIES From the album If You Had Only… Ghost town, a derelict café Shelters all those who've lost their way Anyone is welcome Anyone can walk in It's passed the lighthouse Pass the word on Pass the gin Lonely ladies Will help you lighten the load Lonely ladies Will offer you one for the road Oh what a beauty, here comes that Ruby She sparkles, she knows it all Ask for Malena, lovely Malena, She sings to soothe your soul Anyone is welcome Anyone can walk in It's passed the lighthouse Pass the word on Pass the gin Lonely ladies Will help you lighten the load Lonely ladies Will offer you one for the road Lola, Lolita, what is a girl like you doing in a place like this? Well Segnorita, this is my home and there is no better place than this! Anyone is welcome Anyone can walk in It's passed the lighthouse Pass the word on Pass the gin Lonely ladies Will help you lighten the load Lonely ladies Will offer you one for the road
    IF YOU HAD ONLY… From the album If You Had Only… If you had only, if you had only seen How much I want you, how much I want you to be Lying beside me, breaking my loneliness Sharing a moment, a moment of happiness I saw you walking, I watched you walking by Holding your head up, your beautiful head up high Mystical angel, you looked into my eyes And for a moment, I stood in paradise How long? How long? Will I wait for your warm embrace? How long? How long? Will I wait for your warm embrace? I saw you walking, I watched you walking by I saw you looking, looking into my eyes Beautiful stranger, you vanished into the night Will I be searching with every morning light How long? How long? Will I wait for this warm embrace? How long? How long? Will I wait for your warm embrace? If you had only, if you had only seen How much I want you, how much I want you to be Lying beside me, breaking my loneliness Sharing a moment, a moment of happiness
    INSUFFERABLE DAYS From the album If You Had Only… God-fearing, flag-waving, gun-loving Straight-talking kind of guy All dressed up to kill, Pride of a military drill You must obey All orders that come down the chain of command For this is the law of the land You’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t For many insufferable days You’ll dance with the woman dressed in black You’ll dance while the hangman sways One man’s gain is another man’s pain In many insufferable ways, for many insufferable days Determined, hate ridden, believer Cool-headed kind of guy, So willing to blow Up in the middle of a crowd You will obey The order that comes from your leader, your guide You mother will know why you died And while I cry a thousand hawks cloud up the sky And darken the light of my day You’ll dance with the woman dressed in black You’ll dance while the hangman sways One man’s gain is another man’s pain In many insufferable ways War is on, load your gun Keep your finger on the trigger Hate and scorn, wail and mourn While the rift is getting bigger Shattered souls, secret goals Propaganda meant to fool you Take a stand, save the land Do it even if it kills you You’ll dance with the woman dressed in black You’ll dance while the hangman sways One man’s gain is another man’s pain In many insufferable ways For many insufferable days
    DANCE BENEATH THE SUN From the albums The Other Side and If You Had Only… If I've fallen out of grace Dumped like radioactive waste Yet there's nothing that I miss from the things I've lost You don't care and I don't mind In a circle I go round And in dancing beat the ground along the way And I wouldn't trade my place with anyone Because I'm happy as I dance beneath the sun Nothing is supposed to last I'm indifferent to the past And there's nothing that I miss from the things I've lost In a festival of sound In a circle I go round And in dancing beat the ground along the way And I wouldn't trade my place with anyone Because I'm happy as I dance beneath the sun I turn and turn till I'm losing my direction Whirl and whirl in the circle of illusion Turning, turning round and round again I turn and turn till I'm losing my direction Whirl and whirl in the circle of illusion Turning, turning round and round again Curse the need to understand I brought the struggle to an end And there's nothing that I miss from the things I've lost As the truth cannot be found In a circle I go round And in dancing beat the ground along the way And I wouldn't trade my place with anyone Because I'm happy as I dance beneath the sun I turn and turn till I'm losing my direction Whirl and whirl in the circle of illusion Turning, turning round and round again
  • The Other Side

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    Distributed in Switzerland by Disques Office (ref.: 65523)

    11 songs written by Theresa Rhodes
    Arrangements by Kiet Nguyen

    THE BAND

    Theresa Rhodes: Vocals
    Kiet Nguyen: Guitars, saz, tres, tempura, programming
    Peter Greenwood: Guitar
    Laurent Sonnerat: Accordion, keyboard
    Michelle Ortiz: Backing vocals
    Claude Currat: Bass
    Thierry Hochstatter: Washboard, other percussions
    Felix Sabal-Lecco: Drums

    GUEST ARTISTS

    Marcello Giuliani: Bass on all the tracks except Don’t Abandon Me, Cold Winter Night In Harlem
    Dorothy Cox: Backing vocals on It Was Fate, The Other Side, Steal A Ray From Heaven, Irate
    Ahmed Ait Hssain: Ethnic vocals on Let It Go


    Produced and engineered by Kiet Nguyen
    Mixed by Bruno Ehlinger and Kiet Nguyen at Studios du Palais des Congrès in Paris
    Mastered by Raphael Jonin at Dyam Mastering in Paris
    Cover Design and photographs by Thierry Clauson
    Executive producer: Nicolas Sursock
    Published by Sound Business Publishing © 2004 
    ®All rights reserved

    theresa rhodes

    Titles:

     1.  Dance Beneath The Sun (5'38)
     2.  Let It Go (3'59)
     3.  Sentimental Crime (4'03)
     4.  Back For More (3'41)
     5.  Cold Winter Night In Harlem (4'26)
     6.  Steal A Ray From Heaven (4'25)
     7.  Three Ain't A Crowd (3'27)
     8.  Don't Abandon Me (4'40)
     9.  It Was Fate (3'52)
    10. Irate (4'56)
    11. The Other Side (4'50)

    DANCE BENEATH THE SUN
    From the albums The Other Side and If You Had Only…
    
    If I've fallen out of grace
    Dumped like radioactive waste
    Yet there's nothing that I miss from the things I've lost
    You don't care and I don't mind
    In a circle I go round
    And in dancing beat the ground along the way
    And I wouldn't trade my place with anyone
    Because I'm happy as I dance beneath the sun
    Nothing is supposed to last
    I'm indifferent to the past
    And there's nothing that I miss from the things I've lost
    In a festival of sound
    In a circle I go round
    And in dancing beat the ground along the way
    And I wouldn't trade my place with anyone
    Because I'm happy as I dance beneath the sun
    I turn and turn till I'm losing my direction
    Whirl and whirl in the circle of illusion
    Turning, turning round and round again
    I turn and turn till I'm losing my direction
    Whirl and whirl in the circle of illusion
    Turning, turning round and round again
    Curse the need to understand
    I brought the struggle to an end
    And there's nothing that I miss from the things I've lost
    As the truth cannot be found
    In a circle I go round
    And in dancing beat the ground along the way
    And I wouldn't trade my place with anyone
    Because I'm happy as I dance beneath the sun
    I turn and turn till I'm losing my direction
    Whirl and whirl in the circle of illusion
    Turning, turning round and round again
    
    
    LET IT GO From the albums The Other Side and If You Had Only… Heat and steam and opium dreams On a hazy lazy afternoon Golden limbs and female whims But don’t you let it worry you Sighs and whispers in my ears Helping to soothe my own fears And every day goes whirling past me Like a Dervish in a trance Hard times coming Let it go, let it go, down again he goes Let it go, let him go down again Saw my lover lying in the gutter Try to rise and fall back down again While he’s treading muddy waters So our lives wash down the drain Spirit calling from the bottle will Put an end to this romance And every day goes whirling past me Like a Dervish in a trance Let it go, let it go, down again he goes Let it go, let him go down again These are hard times coming, hard times It got a little out of hand And there is much to understand Shame for those you leave behind Have they all vanished from your mind? Things got a little out of hand And there is much to understand I’m taking one breath at a time Because every day goes whirling past me Like a Dervish in a trance Let it go, let it go, down again he goes Let it go, let him go down again Let it go, let it go, down again he goes Let it go, let him go down again
    SENTIMENTAL CRIME From the album The Other Side Slow down, we've come to the right place Watch the day light coming down Bathe in the warm rays, golden rays, always Mesmerised by your eyes Sentimental crime Now the king is up in arms I've been loving you from time out of mind No-one can untwine Our two hearts; they beat as one Come we'll walk into the sun And melt away Ominous shadows grow taller Watch the sun drown in the sea Go through the ritual, magical, sensual Love of mine, love divine Sentimental crime Now the king is up in arms I've been loving you from time out of mind No-one can untwine Our two hearts; they beat as one Come we’ll walk into the sun And melt away Sentimental crime Now the king is up in arms I've been loving you from time out of mind No-one can untwine Our two hearts; they beat as one As we cross the great divide And fade away
    BACK FOR MORE From the album The Other Side I never will comprehend the reason Why you keep going back for more There are no walls around your prison We’ve been through all of this before Wasting your life with an illusion Filling your head with many lies He’s got you twisted in confusion With all his phoney alibis Still I see you go back for more Yeah why do you go back for more Yeah I see you go back for more Oh why do you go back for more Silent accomplice to your downfall Hiding dark bruises on your arm You say he didn't mean to harm Your battered heart and shattered soul Addicted to pain and degradation You fear the moment he'll return He feeds upon humiliation I wonder if you'll ever learn Because I see you go back for more Yeah why do you go back for more Living with amnesia Can ease the chill of failure but This isn't the answer To your trouble my friend I know you'd find your Eden If you chose to leave him and I beg you to listen because it hurts me so When I see you go back for more Oh why do you go back for more Yeah I see you go back for more Oh why do you go back for more
    COLD WINTER NIGHT IN HARLEM From the album The Other Side Cold winter night down in Harlem Wandering star on the wane Searched in her eyes for some kind of hope, in vain It was gone; and she Sang through the night in Harlem Filled me with anguish and blues Glittering star how I wish I could soothe All the wounds of your heart; and she Sang of men gone away, gone away She sang of love gone astray yeah She sang of men who betray, who betray Oh why must love fade away Cold winter night in Harlem Beautiful soul on the wing Hooked on a diet of bourbon and gin And heroin for the sting When she sang through the night in Harlem I never could swallow my tears Wandering star with a voice so sincere It would pierce through my heart and she Sang of men gone away, gone away She sang of love gone astray yeah She sang of men who betray, who betray Oh why must love fade away Cold winter night down in Harlem Wandering star on the wane Searched in her eyes for some kind of hope, in vain It was gone And she sang of men gone away, gone away She sang of love gone astray yeah She sang of men who betray, who betray Oh why must love fade away She sang of men gone away, gone away She sang of love gone astray yeah She sang of men who betray, who betray Oh why must love fade away, fade away
    STEAL A RAY FROM HEAVEN From the albums The Other Side and If You Had Only… Are you lonely? Are you lonely when she's gone? Yeah Do you want me? Do you want me to come by tonight? Just for a while? Yeah yeah yeah yeah Out of sight, out of mind I'll leave no trace behind. Have no fear When the night turns to dawn I'm cutting out of here Steal a ray from heaven Love me now or never Nothing is forever lasting Steal a ray from heaven Love me now or never Nothing is forever, Love me Are you travelling? Are you travelling on your own? Yeah Would you keep me? Would you keep me company tonight? Just for a while. Yeah yeah yeah yeah I have wandered alone A thousand miles I've roamed like a storm Come the dawn I’ll belong To sweet oblivion Steal a ray from heaven Love me now or never Nothing is forever lasting Steal a ray from heaven Love me now or never Nothing is forever. Love me
    THREE AIN’T A CROWD From the albums The Other Side and If You Had Only… I never wanted to rely On someone who could mystify me so Teasing me, teasing my mind But he came to me just like a revelation ah ha I never wanted to deny You of the love you'd crucify me for Driving you, driving you wild And you came to me just like an inspiration ah ha Overwhelmed by love Who said that three is a crowd? Overwhelmed by love Because they're so good, so good to me I never wanted to imply Nobody else would qualify as I'm Walking on cloud number nine They all come to me much like some recollections ah ha Overwhelmed by love Who said that three is a crowd? Overwhelmed by love Because they're so good, so good to me You my revelation, you my inspiration, You my recollections, play me like a violin My revelation, you my inspiration, You my recollections, play me like a violin Overwhelmed by love Who said that three is a crowd? Overwhelmed by love And they're so good, so good to me Overwhelmed by love Who said that three is a crowd? Overwhelmed by love And they're so good, so good to me
    DON’T ABANDON ME From the album The Other Side God it’s so dark in here Have I just crossed the last frontier? I feel so light and free yet something is holding me From drifting silently towards the light that shines for me Into the night God it’s so dark in here! Is this the moment that I feared? A thousand memories assail my dazzled mind And suddenly I hear a voice that echoes in the space Surrounding me Don't abandon me; I would be lost on my own Please stay with me, don’t ever leave me alone Don't abandon me What am I doing here? Where has my body disappeared? It’s strange but I could swear I’m floating in the air And down below I see the mirrored image of myself Still in your arms Don't abandon me; I would be lost on my own. Please stay with me. Don’t ever leave me Don't abandon me; I would be lost on my own. Please stay with me. Don’t ever leave me alone Don't abandon me God it's so bright in here! Was it a dream? Was it for real? I felt so light and free! There's nothing to be feared And all the time I heard your haunting voice fill in the space Surrounding me Don't abandon me; I would be lost on my own Please stay with me. Don’t ever leave me Don't abandon me; I would be lost on my own Please stay with me. Don’t ever leave me alone Don't abandon me
    IT WAS FATE From the album The Other Side I was walking on the sand by the shore On my way to a fatal rendez-vous When I heard a voice call out of the blue Such a beauty I had never seen before It was fate, it was fate, it was fate It was fate I came to stop by heaven's gate It was fate, it was fate, it was fate Fate I came to stop by heaven's gate I was talking to a daughter of the sea And she said she'd really like to be free To run into the woods and the fields And make herself at home up on the hills Oh it was fate, it was fate, it was fate It was fate I came to stop by heaven's gate It was fate, it was fate, it was fate Fate I came to stop by heaven's gate She was smiling at me with melancholy When I saw her tears melting in the sea I felt like holding her tenderly I guess I fell in love instantly It was fate, it was fate, it was fate It was fate I came to stop by heaven's gate It was fate, it was fate, it was fate Fate I came to stop by heaven's gate I said I'd really like to be free To swim amongst the creatures of the sea So she took me by the hand graciously And I followed her below fearlessly It was fate, it was fate, it was fate It was fate I came to stop by heaven's gate It was fate, it was fate, it was fate Fate I came to stop by heaven's gate
    IRATE From the album The Other Side Ohhhh run away, far away, run away, run You used me, abused me Passion turned a lighter shade of red You tricked me, deceived me Visions of Johanna in your bed I've been down a solitary road, now I'm turning How about a lonely, lonely, lonely heart for the taking Irate, I hate you for leading me astray Irate, I hate you for letting me down, ohhhh Ohhhh run away, far away, run away, run Blue eyes, sweet lies Took me to the point of no return High heels, low deals And all of my bridges left to burn I've been down a solitary road, now I'm turning How about a lonely, lonely, lonely heart for the taking Irate, I hate you for leading me astray Irate, I hate you for letting me down, ohhhh I got to run away, far away, get a life "Is it possible?" Run away, far away, run for my life Irate, I hate you for leading me astray Irate, I hate you for letting me down, ohhhh Ohhhh run away, far away, run away, run
    THE OTHER SIDE From the album The Other Side Wake up in the dead of night To find I can no longer hear that ticking sound Did someone break the hands of time? Can't sleep, can't weep Is my imagination playing tricks on me? A case of uninvited company Can anybody hear? Can anybody hear me call? Can anybody hear, hear me on the other side? Shadows come alive I hear a thousand whispers in a foreign tongue Is this the land where I belong? Pray for my soul I can't believe this curse is happening to me Forever changing my reality Can anybody hear? Can anybody hear me call? Can anybody hear, hear me on the other side? Shadows come alive I find I can no longer hear that ticking sound Did someone break the hands of time? Pray for my soul Because I am drifting in a world no one can see Beyond the realm of mortal certainty Can anybody hear? Can anybody hear me call? Can anybody hear, hear me on the other side? Can anybody hear? Can anybody hear me call? Can anybody hear me calling? Can anybody hear? Can anybody hear me call? Can anybody hear me calling yeah?
  • Stealing The Show

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    10 songs written by Theresa Rhodes
    Arrangements by Kiet Nguyen


    THE BAND

    Theresa Rhodes: Vocals
    Kiet Nguyen: Guitars, twang bass, bouzouki, dobro, Unicorn, keyboard, drum programming
    Peter Greenwood: Guitar
    Laurent Sonnerat: Accordion, accordina, ottavino spinet, Hammond organ
    Michelle Ortiz: Backing vocals, percussion
    Claude Currat: Bass, double bass
    Etienne Brachet: Drums

    GUEST ARTISTS

    Gerard Paolo: Bass on Stealing The Show
    Christophe Caccia: Bass on Tomorrow You’ll Be Mine
    Denis Favrichon: Double bass on The Dreamer
    Laurent Soriano: Bass on Mr. Right
    Yannis Schweri: Banjo on Mr. Right
    Julien Israelian: Percussion on Mr. Right
    Barry Gilbert: The man from the Ministry on The Lounge Lizard

    Produced and engineered by Kiet Nguyen
    Mixed by Dave Richards, assisted by Kris Fredriksson at Mountain Studios in Montreux
    Mastering by Antoine Confetti at Dyam Mastering in Paris
    Cover Design and photographs by Thierry Clauson
    Executive producer: Nicolas Sursock

    Published by Sound Business Publishing © 2000 
    ®All rights reserved

    theresa rhodes

    Titles:

     1.  The Bare Truth (5'42)
     2.  Tomorrow You'll Be Mine (3'41)
     3.  The Lounge Lizard (4'29)
     4.  Mr. Right (4'45)
     5.  Street Sounds of Saigon (0'24)
     6.  Embers Of Love (4'44)
     7.  Paper Planes (3'59)
     8.  Fallen Angel (4'32)
     9.  The Dreamer (4'40)
    10. The Vampire's Tricks (5'06)
    11. Stealing The Show (4'01)

    THE BARE TRUTH
    From the album Stealing The Show
    
    I deny the rumours we've heard overnight
    And I rely on you my friend to shed some light
    Did I break a rule?
    You must try to keep your cool
    Did I cross the line?
    Was it something in the wine?
    Oh, won't you interfere?
    As for the truth, no fear:
    It's going right past
    Going right past their eyes
    Yeah, going right past their eyes
    I deny ever having an affair
    And I reply these allegations are unfair
    Will you testify?
    Offer me an alibi
    I hope you won't decline
    Signing on the dotted line
    The hounds bark at the door
    We've stretched the truth before
    It's going right past
    Going right past their eyes
    Yeah, going right past and I deny
    All rumours of a cover up
    And I rely on you my friend to back me up
    It's going right past
    Going right past their eyes
    Yeah, going right past their eyes
    
    
    TOMORROW YOU’LL BE MINE From the albums Stealing The Show and If You Had Only… “Don’t move an inch” he said “I know, tomorrow you’ll be mine I saw you wander in a crowd With no-one else around” I like him. I love him But how can it be that I like him, I love him? My head was turning when he said: “I’ve lost my shadow for a while And left no trace behind You haven’t changed, I’ve been around Tomorrow you’ll be mine” I like him. I love him But how can it be that I like him, I love him? Did we meet once upon a time? Did we part once upon a crime? “Don’t be afraid,” he said “Tonight You’re battling with your mind When comes the dawn you’ll realise And then you will be mine” I like him. I love him But how can it be that I like him, I love him? Is my head burning with desire? Desire “Long time ago, you wore my crown And kept right by my side Now that you’re back I guess you know Tomorrow you’ll be mine” I like him. I love him But how can it be that I like him, I love him? How can it be that I like him, I love him? How can it be that I like him, I love him? But how can it be that I love him? I can’t deny I feel alive, alive again
    THE LOUNGE LIZARD From the album Stealing The Show There is a curse upon a friend of mine Dark shadows testify He's fighting wars and waging battles Like a lonesome samurai There is a woman living down the way Who delves into the mind She takes you up a winding garden path Like the blind leading the blind And I see it through my bedroom eyes Play the fool and shun the wise Lord knows I'm on a high, electrified There's a lounge lizard in my gown I'm on a high, fully satisfied Living carefree in this crazy town, crazy town Well Louise called me up to let me know The end of the Earth is near She's making tracks to join her mentor Like a brainwashed volunteer While in the traffic jam the sandwich man Is working for his bread There is a purple cloud over our heads And it is hanging by a thread But I take it with a pinch of salt Anyway it's not my fault And I see it through my naked eyes Play the fool and shun the wise Lord knows I'm on a high, electrified There's a lounge lizard in my gown I'm on a high, fully satisfied Living carefree in this crazy town, crazy town I'm on a high, electrified There's a lounge lizard in my gown I'm on a high, fully satisfied Living carefree in this crazy town, crazy town Crazy town, what a crazy town, crazy town
    MR. RIGHT From the albums Stealing The Show, Live At The Chat Noir and If You Had Only… Don't go wasting precious time Find love while you're easy on the eye You haven't got a dime Your foolish dreams could leave you high and dry She waits for love, the ideal love The ultimate, the paragon, the unattainable Not any love, heavens above She waits for the ideal love Hey babe, have you found your Romeo? They tell me you've been searching high and low Endless nights, with nothing to show but Cigarette butts and a lip-sticky cup She waits for love, the ideal love The kind of love you read about in glossy magazines Not any love, heavens above She waits for the ideal love Great news! The President is on the phone He'll send the chauffeur if you 're on your own A stretch limousine with television screens What's that you say? You’re not at home! “I'm out of town tonight, looking for Mr. Right Don't you see, the one for me The ultimate, the paragon, the unattainable Not any love, heavens above I wait for the ideal love” She waits for love, the ideal love The kind of love you read about in glossy magazines Not any love, heavens above. She waits for the ideal love
    EMBERS OF LOVE From the album Stealing The Show Can I find peace of mind? Embers of love still burn in me I thought your fate was mine And tenderness our guiding line But heaven in a spell Turned to hell They kept you hidden well Confined you in the darkest cell You never could hear me call Damn them all! Embers of love burn in me Embers of love burning me Harbouring the pain buried inside Keeping love alive, keeping it alive Embers of love burn in me Embers of love burning me I wonder if you can feel it in your heart Keeping love alive, keeping it alive Life goes on, years went by Embers of love still burn in me One day they'll set you free But will you come back to me The day you'll walk down the road From Saigon Embers of love burn in me Embers of love burning me Harbouring the pain buried inside Keeping love alive, keeping it alive Embers of love burn in me Embers of love burning me I wonder if you can feel it in your heart Keeping love alive, keeping it alive
    PAPER PLANES From the album Stealing The Show I lie in fear of footsteps coming near No-one would hear me if I called Don’t tell anyone, don’t spoil all the fun They’re laughing and drinking down the hall It’s late, I hear the footsteps coming near I wish that I could disappear Be gentle, be bold and do just as you’re told Or you will be taken down the hall And so I make a paper plane, a boat, a train In dreams they take me far away A paper plane, a boat, a train To help the hours go by It’s late, I hear more footsteps coming near I wish that I was strong and tall Be gentle, be bold and do just as you’re told More daddies are waiting in the hall And so, I make a paper plane, a boat, a train In dreams they take me far away A paper plane, a boat, a train To help the hours go by Keep pleasing everyone They’ll catch you if you run Keep pleasing everyone There’s nowhere you can run Keep pleasing everyone They’ll get you if you run And so I make a paper plane, a boat, a train In dreams they take me far away A paper plane, a boat, a train To help the night go by
    FALLEN ANGEL From the album Stealing The Show Living on a pipe dream, dizzy from the heights Flowing in the mainstream, blinded by the lights Was a fallen, fallen angel, fooling, fooling around Cosmic revelation, he swept me off the ground Coming out of nowhere, stepping out of bounds My foolish, foolish angel Crying, crying out loud: “I’ve fallen, fallen down I’ve fallen from the skies Drowning, I’m drowning I’m drowning in your eyes” Got myself untangled, then I realised It’s good to be manhandled, taken by surprise By a fallen, fallen angel, fooling, fooling around Speaking of the devil, can you hear the sound Of his crying, crying out loud: “I didn’t know my luck until It ran away from me I need your love now. Oh, don’t you see I’ve fallen, fallen down, I’ve fallen from the skies Drowning, I’m drowning I’m drowning in your eyes” I didn’t know, I didn’t know I didn’t know what love is all about I didn’t know, I didn’t know, I didn’t know I didn’t know, no, I didn’t know I didn’t know what love is all about I didn’t know, no, I didn’t know, I didn’t know
    THE DREAMER From the album Stealing The Show Everybody sleeps. I'm still trying Everybody wakes me when I'm dreaming Everybody talks. I'm not listening Everybody screams; then I'm down Everybody works. I'm pretending Everybody stands up when I’m sitting Everybody calls. I'm just hiding Everybody screams; then I'm down How I wish they wouldn't break my reverie I feel so at ease living in my fantasy And I wish they wouldn't break my reverie Bring me back to face reality You want to be my friend. I'm not hiding You take me by the hand. Am I dreaming? You say you will be mine. Now I'm listening We whirled into the night going round and round God I wish they wouldn't break my reverie I feel so at ease living in my fantasy And I wish they wouldn't break my reverie Bring me back to face reality Let me go. Let me go Everybody sleeps. I'm still trying Everybody wakes me when I'm dreaming Everybody talks. I'm not listening Everybody screams; then I'm down How I wish they wouldn't break my reverie I feel so at ease living in my fantasy And I wish they wouldn't break my reverie Bring me back to face reality
    THE VAMPIRE’S TRICK From the album Stealing The Show Wait because I’m a getting kind of hungry Aren’t you feeling pretty lonely? Just like me Who knows? We might get a little closer You could do with something warmer Just like me I hide from the sun Coming and going when the moon stands high No, I can’t say why We’re having good fun Laughing and playing. I’ve got a bag of tricks I’ll show you just for kicks Don’t be shy. You’re my guy Slow down. I’m a feeling kind of weary And my legs are pretty shaky Stand by me Hold on. Come a little closer Let me lean over your shoulder Just like this I hide from the sun. Coming and going when it’s biting cold And my fangs unfold I’m having such fun Laughing and playing. I’ve got a bag of tricks I’ll show you just for kicks Don’t be shy. You’re my guy I hide from the sun Coming and going like a bat out of hell To get you under my spell I’m having such fun. Laughing and playing I’ve got a bag of tricks. I’ll show you just for kicks
    STEALING THE SHOW From the album Stealing The Show Someone is asking If God will be baking Our favourite cookies for tea My head is just spinning While Stalin is talking And pointing his finger at me And rain keeps falling; my mind keeps fogging Two wide-eyed women lay low I wouldn’t be here If you hadn’t been stealing the show It comes and goes Someone is screaming The walls are still moving But here comes the wandering knight These pills make me lazy I never get angry When Roosevelt is picking a fight And rain keeps falling; my mind keeps fogging Two wide-eyed women lay low I wouldn’t be here If you hadn’t been stealing the show It comes and goes But soon I will be much stronger Ready to conquer the world without you Yeah, soon I’ll be back on the ball and Prove to you all that I’m second to none And rain keeps falling; my mind keeps fogging Two wide-eyed women lay low I wouldn’t be here If you hadn’t been stealing the show
  • Live at "Le Chat Noir"

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    7 songs by Theresa Rhodes.
    "Memphis Blues Again" by 
    Bob Dylan
    Arrangements by Kiet Nguyen

    THE BAND

    Theresa Rhodes: Vocals
    Kiet Nguyen: Guitars, bouzouki, dobro, harmonica
    Peter Greenwood: Guitar
    Laurent Sonnerat: Accordion
    Michelle Ortiz: Backing vocals, percussion
    Claude Currat: Bass
    Etienne Brachet: Drums

    GUEST ARTISTS from “LE GROUP” on Mr. Right:

    Yannis Schweri: Tenor banjo
    John Menoud: Baritone saxophone
    Dadi Christov: Bass trombone
    Julien Israelian: Bass drums

    GUEST ARTIST on Amai Africa:

    Pierre-André Baumann on percussion

    Produced and arranged by Kiet Nguyen
    Recorded at "Le Chat Noir" by Jean-Jacques Burger (Zap Sono)
    Mixed by Dave Richards at Mountain Studios in Montreux
    Mastered by Raphael Jonin at Dyam Mastering in Paris
    Cover Design and photographs by Thierry Clauson
    Executive producer: Nicolas Sursock

    Published by Sound Business Publishing © 2001 
    ®All rights reserved

    theresa rhodes

    Titles:

     1.  Mr. Right (4'34)
     2.  I'll Follow The Signs (3'39)
     3.  I Took The Lot (5'48)
     4.  Island Lady (4'23)
     5.  Memphis Blues Again (4'05)
     6.  Amai Africa (7'21)
     7.  Bright Lights (4'03)
     8.  Secret To Love (9'28)

     

  • An Acoustic Affair

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    12 songs written by Theresa Rhodes
    Arrangements by Kiet Nguyen


    THE BAND

    Theresa Rhodes: Vocals
    Kiet Nguyen: Acoustic guitars, Unicorn, twang bass
    Peter Greenwood: Acoustic guitar
    Laurent Sonnerat: Accordion, ottavino spinet
    Michelle Ortiz: Backing vocals
    Dominique Bollinger: Acoustic bass
    Etienne Brachet: Drums
    Roger Melt 'Tibois': other percussions acoustic rhythm guitar

    GUEST ARTISTS

    Willy Wainright: Fiddle on Just Call Me Jane
    Gerard Paolo: Bass on Amai Africa, The Mirror for the Blind
    Vincent Courtois: Violoncello on Taste of Paradise, A Tale of Mystery, Come To Think of It
    Clovis Lobao: Cowbells on Taste of Paradise, I’ll Follow the Signs. Triangle on Amai Africa
    Patrick Merz: Congas on I’ll Follow the Signs, Vietnamese woodblock on Island Lady
    Gerard Fourtois: Backing vocals on I’ll Follow The Sign, The Mirror for the Blind
    Letty Girardet: Backing vocals on I’ll Follow The Signs
    Dorothy Cox: Backing vocals on Amai Africa
    Philippe Massey: Ottavino spinet on The Mirror for the Blind

    Produced, engineered & mixed by Kiet Nguyen
    Mastering by Glenn Miller at Greenwood Digital in Nunningen
    Cover Design and photographs by Thierry Clauson
    Executive producer: Nicolas Sursock

    Published by Sound Business Publishing © 2004
    ®All rights reserved

    theresa rhodes

    Titles:

     1.  Clone your favorite Lovers (3'27)
     2.  Just Call me Jane (3'23)
     3.  Taste of Paradise (3'56)
     4.  I took the Lot (4'47)
     5.  I'll Follow the Signs (3'31)
     6.  A Tale of Mystery (4'05)
     7.  Island Lady (3'44)
     8.  Amai Africa (4'36)
     9.  Come To Think of It (4'58)
    10. The Mirror for the Blind (3'19)
    11. TheToy (3'59)
    12. Secret to Love (3'49)

     

    CLONE YOUR FAVORITE LOVERS
    From the album An Acoustic Affair and Single Remix by Gareth Cousins
    
    Face the mirror image of your long lost lover
    Tremble in the presence of the one you want
    Try our carbon copy of your first love story
    It’s not a fantasy
    Take him to bed, you’ll be
    Praising our technology
    We can clone your favorite lovers
    Born of virgin mothers
    We can clone your favorite lovers
    Born of virgin
    So won’t you try our latest model 
    Of your bedtime hero?
    And how about a twin set of the one you want
    You just supply the genes
    We’ll take care of your dreams
    Make them a reality
    We can clone your favorite lovers
    Born of virgin mothers
    We can clone your favorite lovers
    Born of virgin
    Triple your chance to be happy as you can be
    Satisfaction guaranteed
    Yes I know, I know, we tamper with the mystery
    Yes I know, I know, some will call it heresy
    Triple your chance to be happy as you can be
    We can clone your favorite lovers
    Born of virgin mothers
    We can clone your favorite lovers
    Born of virgin
    
    
    JUST CALL ME JANE From the album An Acoustic Affair In a moment of pure madness I called him on the phone Hadn't seen him for a life time And prayed that he was home alone I said -“I've got two things to wear And if I dare ask for advice (…)”. -“Who is on the line At this late hour of the night”? -“Just call me Jane Just call me Jane, remember”? Searching for an everlasting love The real love every girl is dreaming of Searching for an everlasting love I am searching for everlasting love Searching for a love, everlasting love -“So can you help me make my mind up? Should it be black? Should it be white”? When I heard him laughing gently There was a glimmer of a light Now you can guess who spoke all night To the stranger on the line Just call me Jane, just call me Jane, remember? Searching for a love, everlasting love I am searching for everlasting love Just call me Jane, just call me Jane, remember? Just call me Jane, just call me Jane, remember? Just call me
    TASTE OF PARADISE From the album An Acoustic Affair Sadly I write in the dim station light For my unfaithful love won't be coming Soon on my way to defend our homeland I will reach our front lines by the morning You gave me your sweet love Then slipped through my fingers You gave me sweet lies Taste of paradise, only for a while I'll be on the road to living hell While you sigh within his arms Does it matter if I live or die? Will you cry if I come to harm? My love, soul of my soul, pour out your heart Be truthful, and tell me if I stand a chance Will we go on just as friends? I do believe you'll come back to me Here I stand in the dim station light With a burning desire to see you again You should have been with me You should have known better I long for your lies Taste of paradise, if only for a while I'll be on the road to living hell While you lie within his arms Does it matter if I live or die? Will you cry if I come to harm? Soul of my soul, write to me soon Be truthful, and tell me if I stand a chance Will we go on just as friends? I do believe you'll come back to me
    I TOOK THE LOT From the album An Acoustic Affair and Live at Le Chat Noir Why do you need me so badly Your feelings are foreign to me You proudly expose All the scars down your back My nails are razor sharp You gave me all you've got And I, I took the lot I took all that you had And that was very bad, very bad The whole town is been talking 'bout this affair But I don't even care Your mother insists that I should get the boot Your father finds me cute You gave me all you've got What could I say? Thanks a lot I took all that you had And that was very bad, very bad I took all that you had I guess it was very bad, very bad The sheriff came by with his loaded gun But it turned out to be fun And now he's just looking for more evidence To claim my innocence You gave me all you've got What could I say? Thanks a lot You gave it all away Along the way, along the way, along the way
    I’LL FOLLOW THE SIGNS From the album An Acoustic Affair and Live at Le Chat Noir I'm going South from town to town I get to meet new faces along the way But I intend to settle down In a village by the sea Where the rhythm suits me He told me he'd take me Down where the sun always shines That ‘ll do fine! Walking down the highway Early on a Monday Wary of a stormy sky I stopped the one truck passing by -"Haven't I seen you before? Find this weather such a bore!" Then he asked me: -"By the way, do you need a place to stay?" I'm going South … He showed me the back of his truck Couldn't quite believe his luck But when he came out in the nude I just wasn't in the mood Running in the pouring rain I got on to a late night train -"Looks like you’re drenched to the bone" Said a man sitting on his own I'm going South from town to town I get to meet new faces along the way And I intend to settle down In a village by the sea Where the rhythm suits me He told me he knew of A place where the sun always shines Or some words along those lines
    A TALE OF MYSTERY From the album An Acoustic Affair I cannot, for my soul Remember how I met her Long years of suffering Have bled my heart and mind My memory 's possessed By visions of my lover Since she laid down and died And fate left me behind Deep into the night, she calls me out In every ray of light, I seek her out She struggled for her life With passionate devotion Her spirit truly fierce Her will to live so strong I have gone mad I fear A breakdown from emotion Is it her voice I hear That haunts me like a song? Deep into the night, she calls me out In every ray of light, I seek her out Is it you that I see? So slowly you approach me Your skin like ivory You move with gentle grace You know that I will go Wherever you will take me Our love is not entombed I yearn for your embrace Deep into the night, you call me out In every ray of light, I seek you out
    ISLAND LADY From the album An Acoustic Affair and Live at Le Chat Noir Hear me sighing, tossing and turning I'm your island, I'm your island lady Once you said our love is sweeter than wine And you'll stay with me till the end of the line But I wonder if your heart is still true to mine Love another woman and a spell will come your way Love another woman and you'll need someone to pray Love another woman and you'll see me get my way I'm a jealous lady Hear me sighing, I lie awake all night Tossing and turning, I lie awake all night I'm your island, I'm your island lady Careless lover are you seeing someone? I recall being second to none Now I wonder If your heart is holding true to mine Catch you with another and I'll bend your will my way Catch you with another and a curse will make you pay Catch you with another and you'll need someone to pray I'm a jealous lady Love another woman and a spell will come your way Love another woman and you'll need someone to pray Love another woman and you'll see me get my way I'm a jealous lady I'm your island, I'm your island lady
    AMAI AFRICA From the album An Acoustic Affair and Live at Le Chat Noir Amai Africa, how I miss my Africa Amai Africa, how I long for Africa Oh why am I today in a land so grey Kune makore Everyday I pray I'll be home one day Hakuna zuva I'd travel lightly Happy memories are the only things I'd carry I'd go on gladly, if I could only find a way I'm in disarray like a castaway Kune makore Everyday I pray I'll return one day Hakuna zuva I miss my Africa; how I long for Africa Amai Africa, take me back to Africa Amai Africa, how I miss my Africa Much to my dismay I'm a castaway Kune makore Everyday I pray, I'll return one day Hakuna zuva I'm in disarray like a castaway Kune makore Everyday I pray I'll go back someday Hakuna zuva Why am I in a land so grey? How I pray I'll be home someday Take me home I'm in disarray How I pray I will find a way Here I am just a castaway Lord I pray I'll go home to stay Why am I in a land so grey? Lord I pray I'll be home someday
    COME TO THINK OF IT From the album An Acoustic Affair Come to think of it There was sadness in her eyes Come to think of it There was no time to realize Why did I let her go? I should have stayed right by her side Things are not as they seem Like in a distant dream She came upon the scene -"Don't get the wrong idea, The morning mist will clear Then I will disappear I'm running out of time I'm running out of time I'm running out of time" Come to think of it Although it took me by surprise Come to think of it I could have read between the lines Why did I let her go? I should have stayed right by her side And now I miss her so Things are not as they seem Like in a distant dream She travelled in between This world and the next And when the mist did clear She was no longer here She was no longer here We had run out of time We had run out of time We had run out of time Why did I let her go away?
    THE MIRROR FOR THE BLIND From the album An Acoustic Affair Slow down, go lightly on the wine The mirror for the blind Reveals what lies behind This cold, cold heart Lights fires with a spark Oh boy! You burn your wings For her, it was just a fling She doesn't love him She doesn't need him She'll never care for him at all She only faked it Boy! He fell for it Cool down, go easy on the wine Your foolish acrobat Has landed on his back Calm right down I see she's leaving town Forget about his lies And his phoney alibis My visions are sold For a few coins of gold See this line in your hand Joins the path of your man She didn't love him She didn't need him She never cared for him at all She only faked it Boy! He fell for it Cool down, slow down, slow down Slow down, cool down, cool down
    THE TOY From the album An Acoustic Affair Man, I stand at your command My fate is in your hand I'll do as you demand I don't hang my head in shame 'though I'll take all the blame I long to play the game You watch me as I move I hope you will approve I know what's on your mind My love for you is blind When you hold me tight I don't put up a fight I'm just a toy You play with as you choose I hope you won't abuse 'though I'd never refuse You brought me to the wilder shores of love And this is where I want to be So long as you will stay with me my love So long as you will stay with me When you go, I break down when you go Don't leave me all alone, all on my own I'll do just as you please And do it at your ease Or I will improvise Forgetting to be wise When you hold me tight I don't put up a fight Man, my man, I stand at your command My fate is in your hand I'll do as you demand I don't hang my head in shame 'though I'll take all the blame I long to play the game
    SECRET TO LOVE From the album An Acoustic Affair and Live at Le Chat Noir I've been looking at you baby And I've seen you hide your tears away There's something I must tell you To help you through those troubled days: My love's here to stay and love won't run away Thoughts weigh heavy on your heart When we are far apart, I know But any time, any day If you're looking for someone Just to light your way I'll be there, you will see I hold the secret to love in me I hold the secret to love in me There's no reason to cry I will never be too far away And soon you won't remember Why we've been through all those troubled days My love's here to stay And love won't run away So dream of all the love we have And the good times that we'll share again Any time, any day If you're looking for someone Just to light your way I'll be there, you will see I hold the secret to love in me Any time, any day If you're looking for someone Just to light your way I'll be there, you will see I hold the secret to love in me I hold the secret to love in me
  • Quiet Storm

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    Distributed in Switzerland by Disques Office (ref: 65350 - 94533)

    14 songs written by Theresa Rhodes

    Produced by Matt Clifford
    Production assistance by John Acock
    Mastered by Toby Alington
    Preproduction assistance by Kiet Nguyen & Peter Rebeiz
    Engineered by Steve Satkowsky, David Golan, Michelangelo de Feo and Paul Sutin
    Recorded and mastered at Dinemec Sound Studio, Geneva
    Cover Design by Thierry Clauson
    Cover photo by Nicolas Sursock
    Executive producer: Nicolas Sursock

    Published by Sound Business Publishing © 1993-94 
    ®All rights reserved

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    Titles:
     1.  Save Tomorrow (4'30)
          (Duet with Jermaine Jackson)
     2.  The Loner (4'30)
     3.  The Fantasy (3'47)
     4.  Indifference (4'33)
     5.  Heart full of Tears (4'27)
     6.  Bright Lights (4'03)
     7.  Steamboat (4'02)
     8.  Travelling On (6'21)
     9.  Crying Shame (3'40)
    10. High Hopes (3'30)
    11. A Secret of Mine (3'37)
    12. The Midnight Trail (3'40)
    13. Love at first Smile (3'35)
    14. You're the One (4'35)

    SAVE TOMORROW
    From the album Quiet Storm
    
    Too much pain, too much sorrow
    Children cry in vain: "Save tomorrow"
    When all the dying is done
    Will they work as one?
    Too much pain, too much sorrow
    Ruined cities lie everywhere
    Shadows run through streets in the cold night air
    Search for shelter and some bread to share
    A sniper in the dark brings in more despair
    Too much pain, too much sorrow
    Children cry in vain: "Save tomorrow"
    Tortured memories carve an empty hole
    Women raped of their very soul
    We sit and watch the war take its toll
    Indifferent to the curse on us all
    Too much pain, too much sorrow
    Women cry in vain: "Save tomorrow"
    So much pain, so much sorrow
    When will they finally go their way
    When will they ever know a future safe?
    Why all the hate and the futile crime?
    Killing one another in an endless line
    Too much pain, too much sorrow
    Children cry in vain: "Save tomorrow"
    So much pain, so much sorrow
    Children cry in vain
    
    
    THE LONER From the album Quiet Storm I hear the thunder, I feel my heart beat I see a shadow moving swiftly And in the depth of the night vanish from my sight I leave my shelter, breathe in the cool air I sense a presence very near me Lurk in the still of the night, but I feel no fright And I say: "Hey, hey, hey, come to me, I'm not your enemy Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey" And I pray: "Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, come to me Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, come to me Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey" The moon is rising over the prairie I see the loner staring at me Then in the silvery light, howl with all its might And I hear: "Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh" I feel a shiver as he's watching me And wonder how long, oh yes how long Will we be sharing this space in perfect harmony? And I say: "Long last your liberty Keep on roaming wild and free Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey" And I say: "Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, May you always live wild and free Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey" And I pray: "Long last your liberty May you always live wild and free Keep on roaming, keep on roaming free"
    THE FANTASY From the album Quiet Storm Gently you steal into my daydream And take possession of my mind I'll readily surrender To leave the loneliness behind I know the bonds of complete slavery As you stand watching over me I feel my body trembling helplessly Your presence leads me to ecstasy You take me far away From my everyday How I wish you'd stay with me Just a little while longer Tonight my dream will bring you back to me When all lies quiet around me I'll welcome you my lover Can't I keep dreaming eternally? You take me far away From my everyday How I wish you'd stay with me Just a little while longer
    INDIFFERENCE From the album Quiet Storm Silent accusations from a photograph Showing starving people lining up in chains Latest victims of some ruling psychopath We've allowed to prosper on sorrows and pains Our indifference has caused their agony Nothing's being done to soothe their misery We'd rather not believe, we'd rather not see Our indifference favours barbarity Violent confrontations on the TV news Involving innocents killed for their belief Latest victims of the one they wouldn't choose A tyrant who thrives on anguish and grief Our indifference won't end the tyranny Just dispel the fears in our own memory We'd rather not believe, we'd rather not see Our indifference has caused their agony Daily allegations on the radio Charges of mass-murders no one can explain Latest victims of a known scenario We've allowed to happen, again and again Our indifference has caused their agony Nothing's being done to soothe their misery We'd rather not believe, we'd rather not see Our indifference favours barbarity And indifference won't end the tyranny Just dispel the fears in our own memory We'd rather not believe, we'd rather not see Our indifference has caused their agony
    HEART FULL OF TEARS From the album Quiet Storm I was living with a heart full of tears I couldn't help looking back on all those years And I was living with a heart full of tears I couldn't help looking back on all those years It doesn't matter any more Though when you walked away, you left me so unsure I needed time But on your way you said: "To part is not a crime" And I was living with a heart full of tears I couldn't help looking back on all those years Yes I was living with a heart full of tears I couldn't help looking back on all those years It doesn't matter any more All of your promises you've chosen to ignore I needed you But on your way you said: "One love just couldn't do" And I was living with a heart full of tears Couldn't help looking back on all those years It doesn't matter any more I have remade my life; on you I've closed the door It took a while, But now I know for sure that you just cramped my style And I am living now with a heart full of joy I have seen true love in the eyes of a tender boy Yes I am living now with a heart full of joy I have seen true love in the eyes of a tender boy And I was living with a heart full of tears I couldn't help looking back on all those years And I am living now with a heart full of joy I have seen true love in the eyes of a tender boy
    BRIGHT LIGHTS From the album Quiet Storm and Live at Le Chat Noir I'm going 'round, looking for a lover I'm going down town tonight I'm going 'round, looking for adventure I'm going where the lights shine so bright I hear the soldiers are back in town Put on a tight dress and we'll really have a good time You know they long to touch a silky gown Let's have some fun! Hey you handsome in the uniform Don't you just sit there while the music is rolling Get up and move to the beat of the travelling band Let's have some fun! Let's look around, find ourselves new lovers Let's head for town again tonight Let's hang around, ready for adventures Let's head for lights that shine so bright Now it's the sailors turn to be in town Put on some colours and we'll really have a good time You know they long to touch a silky gown Let's have some fun! Hey you handsome in the blue and white stripes Instead of whistling won't you order us some gin slings My friend and I love the groove of this travelling band Hey you handsome in the uniform Don't you just sit there while the music is rolling Get up and move to the beat of the travelling band Let's have some fun! Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun
    THE STEAMBOAT From the album Quiet Storm Steamboat, rolling down the river Took my love away, and now I wonder How long, lonely down the river Will he wait for me? Oh I wonder Endless horizons in foreign lands Were on his mind I knew he wouldn't stay another day He'd leave me behind Though I lay in his arms, he didn't see my pain He didn't feel my heart break apart Steamboat, rolling down the river Took my love away, and now I wonder How long, lonely down the river Will he wait for me? Oh I wonder The nights turned cold and days turned to months I felt so alone I made up my mind to buy my fare and leave my home But then his letter came With sweet words of love to heal my pain Oh it wasn't all in vain Steamboat, brings me down the river To my love again, and now I wonder Will he, be waiting by the river To carry me away? Oh I wonder Steamboat, rolling down the river Took my love away
    TRAVELLING ON From the albums Quiet Storm and If You Had Only… I've climbed the highest mountains And sailed the wildest seas In all those distant lands You've been on my mind all of the time I've wandered with nomads on the sands And followed them down ancient trails In all those far-off lands You've been on my mind all of the time Where are you now my love? Is she still good to you? I pray the One above is watching over you Will you always be the only one for me? My love, my true love I've slept in woods beneath the midnight sun And roamed the hills and valleys wide In all those far-off lands You've been on my mind all of the time Where are you now my love? Is she still good to you? I pray the One above is watching over you Will you always be the only one for me? My love, my true love I've lost myself in cities of the East And shared my bed with gentle souls Throughout my wanderings You've been on my mind all of the time Where are you now my love? Will I see you again? I'll keep on travelling until you fade from me But will you always be the only one for me? My love, my true love Will you always be the only one for me? My love, my true love
    CRYING SHAME From the album Quiet Storm She never plays by the rules Cruel game! She's taking you for a fool Who's to blame? You can't afford such precious jewels You've been hoping for so long Can't you see you don't belong In the high realms she glides along? She can't hear your song: "On your breast my beauty I would lay my head to rest But you show no mercy And put my love to the test" Your dying soul she will not save Crying shame! For all these years you've been her slave Who's to blame? She won't be weeping on your grave It's no wonder you've gone insane She'll never be your own to claim Your eyes are blurred with the mist of pain Life runs from your vein "On your breast my beauty I would lay my head to rest But you show no mercy And put my love to the test"
    HIGH HOPES From the albums Quiet Storm and If You Had Only… High hopes for peace when war is raging on High hopes for love when love is dead and gone High hopes we'll march the road to freedom High hopes they'll heed the words of wisdom High hopes will free men from their chains Heal the deepest wound and dull a burning pain High hopes can shatter from despair Without hope, how much more can they bear? High hopes to feed the starving everywhere High hopes to share but no one really cares High hopes in spite of all the misery To find some work and feed the family High hopes to save the forests that remain Of all our sins, greed is the most insane High hopes to live in perfect harmony High hopes that love will shape our destiny High hopes, Hope for freedom, for wisdom, Hope for love Hope for freedom, for wisdom, Hope for peace
    A SECRET OF MINE From the album Quiet Storm and Live at Le Chat Noir He walked into my life Late on a stormy evening The clouds were gathering up high in the sky A voice came through the darkness And then a flash of lightning Revealed the face I would cherish for life He looked into my eyes And asked for one night's shelter How could I possibly just turn him away? He told me of his travels The fire warmed the hours I wished this moment Would stand still in time I'll remember forever Forever he'll be on my mind I'll remember forever And ever this moment in time He saw into my heart And shared my deepest yearnings A love so perfect would never come again He begged me to go with him To leave my man and children My heart had never known such cruel pain We had three days together And three nights to last all our lives I will love him forever Forever a secret of mine
    THE MIDNIGHT TRAIL From the album Quiet Storm She looked around her for a last time And heaved a sigh Their belongings she would leave behind Tears in her eyes From the valley below Rose the anger of the battle She took her child in her arms and prayed For a future free of wars Will she see her valley once more With fields of barley growing And a gentle river flowing Through its heart? Someone came knocking on the window She drew on a veil They would soon be moving shadows On the midnight trail From the valley below Rose the fires of the battle She kissed the child in her arms and prayed For a future in foreign lands Will she ever see her valley again With fields of barley growing And a gentle river flowing Through its heart?
    LOVE AT FIRST SMILE From the album Quiet Storm I heard a laugh which crossed my path A crowd had gathered in the room I raised my eyes and loved his smile A jukebox started playing an old tune The smoke and music filled the air A lonely girl begged for a dance As friends sat over cans of beer I was willing him to take a glance I watched as she leaned closer And prayed he wouldn't answer I felt so drawn into the scene Why is this happening to me? Will I no longer be free From feelings that he cannot see? And as she pulled him by the hand Someone invited me to dance And so we joined them on the floor The time had come to take a chance He saw me swaying gently The music playing softly His eyes were travelling over me I smiled and kept on dancing Life is so enchanting Wrapped in his arms I longed to be Our bodies turned, a secret born His eyes were locked right into mine The lights dimmed low, the rhythm slowed To steal her man would be my crime What is this happening to me? No longer can I stay free From feelings that he shares with me
    YOU ARE THE ONE From the album Quiet Storm Oh you are the one I've been waiting for all along I know you're the one Take me in your arms where I belong You'll be gone with the morning light And return in the heat of the night I'll be waiting here for you Because all I really want to do Is be with you Oh you, you are the one I've been longing for all this time Hold me in your arms Whisper in my ear you're all mine And in the evening of our days When the shadow comes in to stay I'll be sitting here with you Because all I really want to do Is leave with you Oh you, you are the one I've been loving so all my life Oh you are the one Keep me in your arms where I belong
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    We Can Clone Your Favorite Lover

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    Available in MP3 on CDBaby

    A song written and sung by Theresa Rhodes

    Remixed and arranged by Gareth Cousins f
    rom an original song by One For The Road.
     

    Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Gareth Cousins
    at Dinemec Sound Studio, Geneva.

    Cover Design and photographs by Thierry Clauson
    Executive producer for Sound Business Records: Nicolas Sursock


    Published by Sound Business Publishing © 2000 
    ®All rights reserved

     

    Click to Listen to We Can Clone...
    CLONE YOUR FAVORITE LOVERS
    From the album An Acoustic Affair and Single Remix by Gareth Cousins
    
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