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too much television


composers
Sean Kelly


publisher
GMW Music/Bucks Music Group Limited


background
One of the songs recorded during the Black And White 050505 sessions, this Sean Kelly composed piece was radically different from the rest of the material being written during that period.

Exclusively premiered on the Billy Sloan show (9th August 2005), it was suggested that it was a B-side of the forthcoming single (which it wasn't). It subsequently became the first song from the period to be released, appearing on iTunes (UK only) as a official download a week before the Home single.

Exclusive artwork was also prepared for it.

Both Jim and Sean Kelly sang on the recording; one of the view times the band have recorded with two vocalists.




lyrics
The lyrics have never been published: a transcription follows

SK: Watching all the time.
SK: Watching.
SK: Watching all the time.

SK: I saw the first man walk on the moon,
SK: 'Cause my Daddy got me up to watch it on the TV.
SK: There some faces I know better than my own - I havenít even met them.
SK: I get the feeling someone's making a fool out of me,
SK: I watch too much television.

SK: Too much television.
SK: Watching television.

SK: Another piece of history sprayed through the back of my eyeballs.
SK: Another chunk of the universe bounced into my retina.
SK: From The Beatles, to bombs, birds, stats, cornflakes, über models, governments, starvation, battleships, cartoons, "Drink Beer", "Eat This" "Drive That", "Buy This" - it's a polyunsaturated shampoo whitewash.
SK: Too much television.

SK: Television.
SK: Too much television.
SK: I love watching television.

JK: Maybe he's dressed in black,
JK: Walking through the sleep.
JK: Slipping through the cracks,
JK: Nothing's what it seems.
JK: Feels as if vibrating,
JK: Someone's in the ???.
JK: Sounds if something coming,
JK: There's nothing there at all.
JK: She's levitating.

SK: I can feel it flowing through the walls,
SK: I can feel it flowing through the ceiling.

SK: Too much television,
SK: I can feel it dripping out the sockets.

SK: I love watching television,
SK: I can feel it change the way I'm feeling.

SK: Still watching television.
SK: I love watching television.
SK: Too much television.
SK: I love watching television.
SK: Still watching television.
SK: Television.

SK: Watching all the time.



discography
Single Version (4:19)
Producer: 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
Featured voice: Sean Kelly

Black And White Japanese Promotional CD Black And White 050505 Japanese CD Stranger European CD Single




downloads
Single Version (4:19)
Producer: 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
Featured voice: Sean Kelly

Too Much Television Download