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kaleidoscope


composers
Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Simple Minds


publisher
Copyright Control


background
Kaleidoscope started off life during the Life In A Day tour. It's slow melodic swirls suggested an alliance with Take Me To The Angels; another paced, slow number from their early concerts.

It's assumed that it was formally recorded during the Real To Real Cacophony sessions as a potential B-side.

However, it finally saw the light of day as a bonus track on a limited edition flexi-disc given away with the I Travel single.




lyrics
See.
What so you see?
Tell us the things,
That circulate round you.
Scars,
Deep as an ocean.
I've got some things,
I'd like to show you.
Friends of mine,
Who ask to stay,
Well you can turn around,
And walk.

All things lie in hope,
Focusing through,
Your human kaleidoscope.
One man has a dream,
Tells it to me,
And I call it fiction.
Friends of mine,
Who ask to stay,
Well they can turn around,
And walk,
Walk, walk,
Walk away.

Chimes,
Rhythms to me.
Someone else waits,
Behind the curtain.
Image,
Leave them to me.
Destructive virgin,
Behind the curtain.
Friends of mine,
Who ask to stay,
You can turn around and,
Walk, walk walk,
Walk, walk walk away.
Walk, walk,
Walk, away.
Walk, walk,
Walk, away.
Walk.
Walk, away.
Walk, walk, away.
Away, away, away.



discography
Single Version (4:15)
Producer: Leckie
Engineer: Jones


I Travel 7" limited edition flexi-disc I Travel 12" single Celebration Promo LP Celebration LP Celebration MC Celebration LP (Virgin Reissue) Celebration MC (Virgin Reissue) Celebration CD Celebration LP (Virgin Budget Reissue) Celebration MC (Virgin Budget Reissue) Celebration Disky CD X5 Real To Real Cacophony Promo CD X5



live history
Life In A Day Tour: 1979