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carnival (shelter in a suitcase)


composers
Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Simple Minds


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing


background
The edgy paranoia of Carnival further plunges the A-side of the album into unfamilar territory with Jim's lyrics hinting potential hostility and conspiracy.

Written before the album sessions, it was considered a possible single.

As such an uncompromising song, it's little wonder that no evidence of it being performed live has ever surfaced.




lyrics
Low club light.
Lips sealed tight.
Expose fade away.
Observer write it all down,
For Me.
No soundtrack,
No fightback,
Noise annoys,
Dark subject.

All the underworld,
Making plans for us.
We are open wide,
Need someone to stand up,
Up, up.

Lovers,
Shelter in their suitcase.
Waiters,
Shelter in their suitcase.
Stangers,
Shelter in their suitcase.
Sailor talk to soldier.
Sailor.

Low club light,
Lips sealed tight,
Expose fade away.
Observer write it all down,
For me.
I'll try,
I'll spy,
I would not buy,
A car from you.
They make uniforms,
Something to call style.
We need to stand up,
We are open wide-ide-ide.

Lovers,
Shelter in their suitcase.
Waiters,
Shelter in their suitcase.
Strangers,
Shelter in their suitcase.
Soldier talk to sailer,
Soldier.

All the underworld,
Making plans for us.
We are open wide,
Need someone to stand up,
Up, up.

Lovers,
Shelter in their suitcase.
Waiters,
Shelter in their suitcase.
Strangers,
Shelter in their suitcase.
Soldier talk to sailer,
Soldier.



discography
Album Version (2:49)
Recorded and mixed: John Leckie
Arrangement: John Leckie and Simple Minds

Real To Real Cacophony LP Real To Real Cacophony MC Real To Real Cacophony LP (Virgin Reissue) Real To Real Cacophony MC (Virgin Reissue) Real To Real Cacophony LP (Virgin Budget Reissue) Real To Real Cacophony MC (Virgin Budget Reissue) Real To Real Cacophony CD Real To Real Cacophony Disky CD Original Gold compilation CD Real To Real Cacophony Remaster Promo CD Real To Real Cacophony Remaster Limited Edition CD Real To Real Cacophony Remaster CD X5 Real To Real Cacophony Promo CD X5 The Vinyl Collection (79,84)