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sad affair


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
Recorded for their third demo tape, Sad Affair featured in their early 1978 gigs, but was dropped towards the end of the year.

The demo is much the same as the final recorded version but doesn't include sax.

Not a popular song, it featured in their first UK tour and was quickly dropped again.

It's now been totally forgotten.


lyrics
I called you last night,
But I got no reply.
There's something not right,
By the look in your eye.
Makes me laugh,
To walk the path,
So many pass this way.
It's so unreal,
I can't help but feel,
I gotta wake you from this daze.
Listen to a world of your own,
You've got to leave me alone.

Sweet mother calling up now,
Don't want to speak to no fool.
She say I got to look out,
For I've got to find the jewels.
I have some precious momements,
Into the night I stare.
To dream of something special,
Ooh another sad affair.
When all your trust,
Turns to dust,
And you're lost for words to say.
You've got so much more to see before,
You turn to walk away.

Listen to a world of your own,
You've got to leave me alone.

Ooh another sad affair,
Another sad affair,
Ooh another sad affair,
Another sad affair.

It makes me laugh to walk this path,
So many pass this way.
It's so unreal,
I can't help but feel,
I gotta wake you from this daze.

Listen...



discography
Album Version (2:45)
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)






demo discography
Demo Version (2:32)
Producer: Unknown
5 Tracks Demo Tape



live history
Simple Minds: 1978