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sweet things


composers
Kerr, Burchill


publisher
Copyright Control


background
Mentioned by both Brian Hogg and Lindsay Hutton in their respective reviews, this song opened their gigs in the later half of 1978.

It was a belter; a two part majestic, sprawling opening announcing to all and sundry that the band had definitely arrived on stage, before sliding into a more conventional structure, with Jim elongating the song's title over the chorus.

Whilst working on their material before formal recording of Life In A Day, the extended intro was scrapped and the main song was toned down, tidied up and given a new lyric (a similar process which took Cocteau Twins and metamorphized it into No Cure).

It was finally recorded as Destiny on the album.


download
Sweet Things [Live]: Town Hall, Grangemouth, UK: 28th December, 1978 (3130K, .WMA format, 6:35 minutes)


lyrics
The lyrics have never been published.



live history
Simple Minds: 1978