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the jeweller (part two)


composers
Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Burchill


background
This song appeared on the first track listing for Black And White 050505.

Originally recorded as Jeweller To The Stars for the 'lost' album Our Secrets Are The Same, it was finally issued on Silver Box.

People kept asking when the track would be released properly. So, it was re-recorded as a B-side for singles from Black And White 050505, but ended up being so good that it was added to the album.

"Melodically this is proof that where the rest of us have blood, Charlie Burchill has pop hooks running through his veins. Lyrically the idea of Jeweller came from a ridiculous ad in the back pages of a trashy newspaper that I came across in a hotel lobby. Beautiful image nonetheless."" - Jim, Silver Box.




lyrics
It's a long cold distance through the galaxies.
If my eyes were open wide, maybe I could see.
If a burned out future seems all that's in store.
I'd tumble to the ground like a fading meteor.

Jeweller to the stars.
Jeweller to the stars.
Jeweller to the stars.
That's who you are.
That's who you are.

Ever been out walking where the air gets thin?
Or stranded on a planet losing out on oxygen?
Scream out 'Listen' in a silent place?
While feeling like you're falling, calling into space?

Jeweller to the stars.
Jeweller to the stars.
Jeweller to the stars.
That's who you are.
That's who you are.
That's who you are.

I still want you.

It's a long cold distance through the galaxies.
My eyes were open wide, dazzling me.
If a burned out future is what's in store.
I'd tumble to the ground like a fading meteor.

Jeweller to the stars.
Jeweller to the stars.
Jeweller to the stars.
That's who you are.
That's who you are.

I want you.
Jeweller to the stars.
Jeweller to the stars.



discography
Snippet (2:03)
Produced by Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Arranged by Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Programmed by Jez Coad
Engineered by Arjen Mensinga and Michiel Hoogenboesem
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain

Black And White Snippet CD
Edit (3:11)
Produced by Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Arranged by Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Programmed by Jez Coad
Engineered by Arjen Mensinga and Michiel Hoogenboesem
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain

The Jeweller (Part Two) European Promotional CD Single

Album Version (4:17)
Produced by Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Arranged by Jez Coad and Simple Minds
Programmed by Jez Coad
Engineered by Arjen Mensinga and Michiel Hoogenboesem
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain

Black And White Promotional CD #1 Black And White Promotional CD #2 Black And White US Promotional CD Black And White US Promotional CD Black And White US Promotional CD Black And White Japanese Promotional CD Black And White Japanese Promotional CD Black And White Argentinian Promotional CD Black And White Thailand Promotional CD Black And White 050505 CD Black And White 050505 Japanese CD Black And White 050505 Russian CD Black And White 050505 Eastern European CD Black And White 050505 Argentinian CD




downloads
Live Version (28th Aug 06) (3:28)
Recorded: Black And White Tour 2006
Mixed By Jez Coad

Black And White Live Bundle #6




live history
Intimate Tour: 2005
Black And White Tour: 2006