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all for you


composers
Written by: Kerr / Burchill


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing Limited: (1979 - 2007)
© JKMC-Bucks Music Group Ltd / Hornall Music: (2008 - 2014)
© BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd: (2015 -)


background
Simple Minds realised they were a song short on their debut album, so they resurrected All For You, which they’d performed live in the early part of 1978 and subsequently dropped. It was never a popular tune, not even considered for the two demo tapes prepared for the album.

It was duly performed live in 1979 as Simple Minds toured the UK and then finally dropped for good.

The instrumental break featured some odd synthesiser swishing sounds and effects. This was down to Bruce Findlay who turned up at the studio drunk one night and proceeded to play around the the keyboards. Amused by the cacophony, John Leckie mixed the resulting sounds into the song.


lyrics
I had a walk the other day,
To meet someone I think you know.
The air was cold,
Skies were so grey,
Somebody lay on the ground below.
All for you,
All for you,
All for you.

Came face to face,
Felt so uneasy,
Oh so confused as what's going on.
Just could not move,
Feel so afraid,
Whisper the words,
The words were said.

All for you,
All for you,
All for you.

Into the street,
People can meet.
Don't turn your back to the view.
The silver blade can cut up your throat.
I tell you now,
'Cause I know it's true.

All for you,
All for you,
All for you.

I had to walk the other day,
To meet someone,
All for you.



discography
Album Version (2:50)
Producer: John Leckie
Engineer: John Leckie
Arrangement: Simple Minds/John Leckie

Life In A Day Promo LP Life In A Day LP Life In A Day MC Life In A Day LP (Virgin Reissue) Life In A Day MC (Virgin Reissue) Life In A Day LP (Virgin Budget Reissue) Life In A Day MC (Virgin Budget Reissue) Life In A Day CD Life In A Day Disky CD Life In A Day Remaster Promo CD Life In A Day Remaster Limited Edition CD Life In A Day Remaster CD X5 Life In A Day Promo CD X5 The Vinyl Collection (79,84)






live history
Simple Minds: 1978