Coverafbeelding Level 42 - Tracie
  • Statistieken
  •   6 weken
  •   14 piekpositie
  •   106 punten
  •   1989

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

Steppin' out from underneath my shadow
walking home from fridays nine to five
rememberin' the long way round the meadow
the one we used to take from time to time

I thought about you
how you must have changed now baby
far away from me
how I used to savour all your kisses
where no one else could see

Exchanging knowing glances across the schoolroom
dreamin' of a love down by the sea
changing plans to cover up for one another
working on our secret fantasy

But now as I walk down the road to your house baby
there's no one there but me
how I wish that I could steal your kisses
just as they used to be
and I wanna know

Tracie, where are you now girl
I don't know why this feeling's so strong
Tracie, where have you been
you know there's no one now to tell us we're wrong

Countin' by the street lights to the phone box
where we used to meet before the dawn
smoking on the top floor of the school bus
promising the moon as we rode along

But now if I saw you across a crowded dance floor
or somewhere in the town
would you show me what I have been missing
and spin me round and round

Tracie, where are you now girl
I don't know why this feeling's so strong
Tracie, where have you been
you know there's no one now to tell us we're wrong

'cause deep inside from some other place
I turn to find we're there face to face
we laugh, we cry, we work and we play
as love filled night gives way to the day

(repeat chorus)

Songinformatie

ArtiestLevel 42
 A-kant
Titel Tracie
Lengte 3:25
Componist(en) Mark King & Gary Husband
Producer(s) Wally Badarou, Level 42 & Julian Mendelsohn
Mixage Level 42, Julian Mendelsohn
 B-kant
Titel Three Words
Lengte 4:44
Componist(en) Mark King, Wally Badarou & Mike Lindup
Producer(s) Level 42, Wally Badarou & Julian Mendelsohn
Mixage Level 42, Julian Mendelsohn
Platenlabel Polydor
Catalogusnr 871 434-7
Hoogste positie UK 25
Hoogste positie US -
Album Staring At The Sun


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