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someone


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
Somone was one of their poppier songs, composed during the latter half of 1978 and premiered during their 1978 gigs.

It was recorded for the band's third demo tape. This version featured a different synth melody by Mick, which can be heard on live bootlegs from 1978, and which was changed when the song was formally recorded for Life In A Day. The demo version remains unreleased.

It opened their debut LP. Of all the songs on Life In A Day, this recording of Someone was representative of their live sound at the time - the band being disheartened with the rest of the album.

It was also selected as the B-side for the German edition of Life In A Day and pressed into service for their UK tour of 1979. Since then, it was totally forgotten until being dramatically resurrected for Lostboy! AKA's first tour.


lyrics
Ruby says she does not dream,
She says she's seen it all before,
Outside the night is cold and wet,
Don't know if we can take much more.
Is there someone?
Someone?

She says:
Someone is calling,
Someone is calling for me.
She says:
I got some feelings so different,
No one else can see,
She says,
She says.

Streets are empty every day,
No longer can you see the sun,
You're running home before the morning light,
There is a new age that has just begun.

Is there someone?
Someone?

She says:
Someone is calling,
Someone is calling for me.
She says:
I got some feelings so distant,
No one else can see.
She says,
She says.



discography
Album Version (3:40)
Producer: John Leckie
Engineer: John Leckie
Arrangement: Simple Minds/John Leckie

Life In A Day German 7" single 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 Compact Collection 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 Version (24th February 2012) (3:58)
Recorded: Academy, Birmingham, UK
Recorded by: Olivier Gerard
Mixed by: Olivier Gerard
Engineered by: Rudy Coclet
ISRC: GB01A1201428

5X5 Live Promo CD #1-2 5X5 Live Promo CD #2-2 5X5 Live 5X5 Live Irish Promo CD




demo discography
Demo Version (3:45)
Producer: Unknown
5 Tracks Demo Tape



live history
Simple Minds: 1978
Life In A Day Tour: 1979
Real To Real Cacophony Tour: 1979-1980
Lostboy! AKA Promo Tour: 2010
5X5 Tour: 2012
Festival Tour: 2012