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war babies


composer
Written by: Kerr / Burchill


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing 1998
© JKMC-Bucks Music Group Ltd / Hornall Music. (Post 2013 credit)


background
"It's a symphony alright - a 2AM harmony. I don't know if it's the lull before the storm or calmness after the deluge. One lover speaks - the other is much too tired of the world outside - she will never understand - prefering to listen only to these quiet words."

"HOW COME then - so much grace in a place so brutal! Conflict outside and the wars inside ourselves. It's no requiem, although definintely something is dying - and it is true that no matter what or who survives such drama - nothing can ever be quite the same."

"Lovewars! Phantoms and shrapnel everywhere. Where can they go?" - Jim, e-mail, 11th March 1998

Despite being only a minor hit, the song became a live favourite, and was featured during several tours, most notably the band's Celebrate: Greatest Hits + tour. After the tour's conclusion, the band returned to the recording studio and re-recorded a "band" version of the song.




lyrics
See the white clouds roll in.
Spirits lying next to me.
Catch the wildflower falling.
It's the wound that never bleeds.
Hear the sirens calling.
Spinning out their show.
Hold the moment close to me.
Take it down to slow.

Be mine, be mine, war babies.
Be mine, be mine, war babies.

Can you still keep going?
Shattered pieces left inside.
To face the final, knowing,
That there's somethings you can't hide.

Be mine, be mine, war babies.
Be mine, be mine, war babies.

So will the force let go?
Or will the phantoms stay?
Let the foreteller be your sight,
It feels like something's happening today.

Some shame's like no other.
And nothing feels the same.
Nothing feels the same.
War babies.
Be mine, be mine, war babies.
Nothing feels the same.
War babies.
War babies.
Nothing feels the same.
Be mine.
Be mine.
War babies.



discography
Edit (4:24)
Produced by: Charlie Burchill and Pete Walsh
Engineeed by: Pete Walsh
Mixed by: Simple Minds and Pete Walsh

The Best Of Simple Minds CD2 Promo The Best Of The Best Of US Promo The Best Of SACD The Best Of Night Of The Proms Special Remastered Edition Gift Pack Limited Edition The Best Of Donna Moderna cover CD

Bascombe Mix Single Version (4:19)
Produced by: Charlie Burchill and Pete Walsh
Engineeed by: Pete Walsh
Mixed by: Dave Bascombe

War Babies - All Tracks CDR War Babies CD promo War Babies CD promo War Babies CD single War Babies European CD single War Babies European CD single Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + Promo CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + Promo CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + 2CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + 3CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + Australian Promo 2CD

Bascombe Mix Full Length Version (4:43)
Produced by: Charlie Burchill and Pete Walsh
Engineeed by: Pete Walsh
Mixed by: Dave Bascombe

War Babies 7" War Babies cassette single The Platinum Collection CD

Album Version (5:03)
Produced by: Charlie Burchill and Pete Walsh
Engineeed by: Pete Walsh

Neapolis Promo CD Neapolis Promo CD Neapolis Promo Box Set Neapolis MC Neapolis CD Neapolis Limited Edition eCD

Johnson Somerset Extended Mix (7:51)
Produced by: Charlie Burchill and Pete Walsh
Remixed by: Johnson Somerset
Mix engineer: Ben 'Nurofen' Jones
Programming by: Rich B & Dave Holmes

War Babies - All Tracks CDR Remixes - Disc Two CDR War Babies CD promo War Babies CD single

Johnson Somerset Desert Dub Remix (7:17)
Produced by: Charlie Burchill and Pete Walsh
Remixed by: Johnson Somerset
Mix engineer: Ben 'Nurofen' Jones
Programming by: Rich B & Dave Holmes

War Babies - All Tracks CDR Remixes - Disc Two CDR

Live Version (29th March 2013) (5:23)
Recorded: Sands Centre, Carlisle, UK
Mixed By Concert Live
Remastered By Derrick Carter

Simple Minds Live Generic CD Simple Minds Live Specific CD

Live Version (6th April 2013) (5:06)
Recorded: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
Mixed By Concert Live
Remastered By Derrick Carter

Simple Minds Live Generic CD Simple Minds Live Specific CD

Live Version (15th April 2013) (5:03)
Recorded: O2 Academy, Bournemouth, UK
Mixed By Concert Live
Remastered By Derrick Carter

Simple Minds Live Generic CD Simple Minds Live Specific CD Simple Minds Live Commercial CD

Live Version (26th January 2014) (5:05)
Recorded: Palladium, Riga, Latvia
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (27th January 2014) (5:05)
Recorded: Circus, Helsinki, Finland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (29th January 2014) (5:10)
Recorded: Circus, Stockholm, Sweden
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (30th January 2014) (5:06)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (3rd February 2014) (5:06)
Recorded: Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (16th February 2014) (5:10)
Recorded: Capitol, Hannover, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (18th February 2014) (5:06)
Recorded: Phönixhalle, Mainz, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (23rd February 2014) (5:06)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Singen, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (25th February 2014) (5:08)
Recorded: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB




downloads
Live Version (26th January 2014) (5:05)
Recorded: Palladium, Riga, Latvia
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (27th January 2014) (5:05)
Recorded: Circus, Helsinki, Finland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (29th January 2014) (5:10)
Recorded: Circus, Stockholm, Sweden
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (30th January 2014) (5:06)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (3rd February 2014) (5:06)
Recorded: Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (16th February 2014) (5:10)
Recorded: Capitol, Hannover, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (18th February 2014) (5:06)
Recorded: Phönixhalle, Mainz, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (23rd February 2014) (5:06)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Singen, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (25th February 2014) (5:08)
Recorded: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB




videography
Bascombe Mix Single Version (4:03)
Produced by: Charlie Burchill and Pete Walsh
Engineeed by: Pete Walsh
Mixed by: Dave Bascombe

War Babies promo video War Babies CD single Seen The Lights - A Visual History Promo DVD Seen The Lights - A Visual History DVD




live history
Festival Tour: 1997
Neapolis Tour: 1998
The Floating World Tour: 2002
Festival Tour: 2004
Greatest Hits +: 2013
Americas Tour: 2013
South Africa / Europe: 2013
Greatest Hits + European Tour: 2014