Coverafbeelding Level 42 - Overtime
  • Statistieken
  •   3 wkn Tipparade
  •   1991

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

Funkband die eind jaren 70 wordt opgericht. Bekendste leden van de groep zijn zanger en bassist Mark King en toetsenist Mike Lindup. Level 42 scoort in de jaren 80 de ene hit na de andere. Lessons In Love wordt in 1986 hun grootste hit en behaald de tweede plaats in de Top 40. In 1989 overlijdt gitarist Alan Murphy aan de gevolgen van aids. In 1994 scoort de band hun laatste hit met de single Forever Now die van het gelijknamige album komt. Sindsdien heeft Level 42 geen hits meer gescoord maar de band neemt nog steeds albums op en Mark en Co. treden nog steeds veel op. In 2016 stonden ze op het North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam en brachten ze een EP getiteld Sirens uit.

Songtekst

Sometimes the looks I get
from people that I've never met
it's cruel
poor hard done by you
sometimes I hear remarks
like he's a snake out in the grass
it's cruel
poor hard done by you

Well I beat around the bush a lot
don't let my feelings show
'cause if I did I'd surely hit the roof
maybe if you'd listened
you'd've known something was missing
what I say surely is the truth

Well I've been working on this overtime
you might think that I don't care
but if you look inside this heart of mine
you'll still be there

Some lovers won't admit
that all the pieces just won't fit
it's cruel
poor hard done by you
so tell me that I'm blind
to let my heart go rule my mind
it's cruel
poor hard done by you

Well I've been working on this overtime
you might think that I don't care
but if you look inside this heart of mine
you'll still be there

I've been working on this overtime
what's been done I can't repair
but if you look inside this heart of mine
you'll still be there

My wanderlust betrayed your trust
don't want forgiving
all things must change, it ain't so strange
life's for the living

(baby baby please)

I've been working on this overtime
you might think that I don't care
but if you look inside this heart of mine
you'll still be there

I've been working on this overtime
what's been done I can't repair
but if you look inside this heart of mine
you'll still be there

I've been working on this overtime
you might think that I don't care
but if you look inside this heart of mine
you'll still be there

Poor hard done by you

Songinformatie

ArtiestLevel 42
 A-kant
Titel Overtime (Radio Edit)
Lengte 3:50
Componist(en) Mark King, Mike Lindup & Drew Barfield
Producer(s) Wally Badarou & Level 42
Mixage Tom Lord Alge
 B-kant
Titel At This Great Distance
Lengte 4:40
Componist(en) Mark King, Mike Lindup & George Green
Producer(s) Wally Badarou & Level 42
Platenlabel RCA
Catalogusnr PB44997
Hoogste positie UK 62
Hoogste positie US -
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