Coverafbeelding Level 42 - Take A Look
  • Statistieken
  •   5 weken
  •   14 piekpositie
  •   95 punten
  •   1988

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

I'm a ragged man with a ragged heart
but I wear my soul with pride
you can see me on the road
see my carrying my home
and perhaps it seems that I'm all alone
but I'm happy here inside
you can keep your fancy dress
'cause to me it don't impress

when I look in your face
that camera smile looks out of place on you
by the look in your eyes
I can see you realize

so lend yourself to me
I'll show you what could be

well I've come so far down so many roads
I've experienced your pain
you know that that's a fact
I can see the way you act
but I learned to see what was wrong with me
and I won't go back again
I know I've made mistakes
but I also made the break

you surround yourself
with secrets you are afraid to show to the world
you convince yourself
there's no other way to go don't you
see the smile on my face
does it look so out of place

so lend yourself to me
I'll show you what could be (yes I will)

so many ways
for you to spend the passing days

loving and living or losing and using
life is forgiving so use it well
feeling revealing or wheeling and dealing
life's not for stealing and time will tell

take a look at your face
take a look at your face

you must surely know
if man made heaven then man made hell
so take a look at yourself
what's this secret you can't tell me
(when I look in your face
I see that smile so out of place on you
and by the look in your eyes
I can see you realize, oh yeah)



I'm a ragged man with a ragged heart
but I wear my soul with pride
you can see me on the road
see my carrying my home
and perhaps it seems that I'm all alone
but I'm happy here inside
you can keep your fancy dress
'cause to me it don't impress

when I look in your face
that camera smile looks out of place on you
by the look in your eyes
I can see you realize

so lend yourself to me
I'll show you what could be

well I've come so far down so many roads
I've experienced your pain
you know that that's a fact
I can see the way you act
but I learned to see what was wrong with me
and I won't go back again
I know I've made mistakes
but I also made the break

you surround yourself
with secrets you are afraid to show to the world
you convince yourself
there's no other way to go don't you
see the smile on my face
does it look so out of place

so lend yourself to me
I'll show you what could be (yes I will)

so many ways
for you to spend the passing days

loving and living or losing and using
life is forgiving so use it well
feeling revealing or wheeling and dealing
life's not for stealing and time will tell

take a look at your face
take a look at your face

you must surely know
if man made heaven then man made hell
so take a look at yourself
what's this secret you can't tell me
(when I look in your face
I see that smile so out of place on you
and by the look in your eyes
I can see you realize, oh yeah)

Songinformatie

ArtiestLevel 42
 A-kant
Titel Take A Look
Lengte 4:41
Componist(en) Mark King,Wally Badarou, Rowland "Boon" Gould & Mike Lindup
Producer(s) Wally Badarou, Level 42 & Julian Mendelsohn
 B-kant
Titel Man
Lengte 7:24
Componist(en) Mark King,Wally Badarou, Rowland "Boon" Gould
Producer(s) Wally Badarou, Level 42 & Julian Mendelsohn
Platenlabel Polydor
Catalogusnr 871 032-7
Hoogste positie UK 32
Hoogste positie US -
Album Staring At The Sun

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