Coverafbeelding Gilbert O'Sullivan - I'll Believe It When I See It

Gilbert O'Sullivan

I'll Believe It When I See It

  • Statistieken
  •   6 weken
  •   11 piekpositie
  •   109 punten
  •   1975

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   01-12-1946
Land   Ierland

Gilbert O'Sullivan werd geboren in Ierland als Raymond Edward O'Sullivan (Ray). Hij verhuisde in 1960 naar Swindon, waar hij geïnteresseerd raakte in muziek en o.a. met Rick Davies (later Supertramp) de band Rick's Blues vormde. In 1967 tekende hij een vijfjarig platencontract bij CBS Records. Eind jaren 60 maakte hij zijn eerste plaatopnamen, maar met weinig succes. Wel namen The Tremeloes enkele nummers van hem op. Nederland was een van de eerste landen die de artiest omarmden. Hij woonde zelfs tijdelijk in Blaricum. In de jaren 70 had hij wereldwijd succes met nummers als:



Nothing Rhymed, Underneath the blanket go, Alone Again (Naturally), No matter how I try, Clair (opgedragen aan het driejarige dochtertje van zijn manager, dat hem natuurlijk uncle Ray noemde), Get Down, Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day, I wish I could cry en Matrimony.

In die jaren '70 stond Gilbert ook bekend vanwege zijn 'crisisimago' (met bloempotkapsel, streepjesdas en 3/4-broek). Zijn manager vond dat niet zo'n goed idee maar hij wilde er gewoon anders uitzien dan alle anderen.

Hij treedt nog regelmatig op met oud en nieuw materiaal.



Songtekst

You gave your love so tenderly
Said there could be no one but for me
And all the time you had it planned
To spend your weekend with another man

What kind of love do you call this,
I cannot live my life on promises,
You say your lesson has been learned,
It's over now as far as you're concerned;

Well I'll believe it when I see it,
I'll believe it when I see it,
If I can't have you when I want to,
Then I might just as well be dead,

I don't think I can live my life
Sharing you with someone else,

You told our children on the phone,
How much you hated leaving them alone,
Yet for the past few weeks or so
You never phoned them just to say hello

You disappointed me so much,
Does it surprise you that I bear a grudge,
In spite of promises you broke,
You still insist that there is a ray of hope,

Well I'll believe it when I see it
I'll believe it when I see it
If we can't survive and live our lives
The way we both intended to
We might just as well stop right now
What good would going on do

(I'll believe it when I see it)
Oh, you know
I try to understand,
(I'll believe it when I see it,)
'Cos that's the kind of man I am,
If I can't have you, when I want to,
Oh when I want to,
(I just might as well be dead)
Oh, I might just as well be dead,
I don't think that I can live my life
Sharing you with someone else;

Oohh,

(I'll believe it when I see it,)
Baby, baby, what else can I do,
(I'll believe it when I see it)
You don't know how much I'm in love with you,
If we can't survive and live our lives
The way we both intended to
We might just as well stop right now
What good would going on do

Songinformatie

ArtiestGilbert O'Sullivan
 A-kant
Titel I'll Believe It When I See It
Componist(en) G. O'Sullivan
Producer(s) Gordon Mills
 B-kant
Titel Just As You Are
Componist(en) G. O'Sullivan
Producer(s) Gordon Mills
 
Platenlabel MAM
Catalogusnr 6101 686
Album 20 Greatest Hits


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