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Stay
(Cast Iron CIRCD 023)
Stay
 
  1. There You Go (John/Lynne)
  2. The Picture You Paint (Lynne)
  3. Stay (Lynne)
  4. Too Old For This (Lynne)
  5. Emily’s Song (Lynne)
  6. Yellow Tangerine (John/Lynne)
  7. Come On Home Maybelline (John)
  1. Wait (Lynne/John)
  2. Your Answer (Lynne)
  3. Dear St. Nicholas (Lynne)
  4. Like A Flame (Lynne)
  5. You Fool (Lynne)
  6. Chance Like This (Lynne)
  7. The One That Got Away (Lynne)
(Lyrics)
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There You Go John’s Lyric — An observational song about someone in a state of disillusion at the end of a relationship — nothing makes sense though you can see the missed opportunities and signs — Ah well, there you go!
John & Lynne on Guitars and all Vocals, John on Bass, James Billinge on Drums, Gary Payne on Mandolin.
The Picture You Paint It’s a painful process when you have high hopes and dreams from a relationship, then as expectations fall away one by one you realise that it’s all been a walk up the garden path.
John & Lynne on Guitars and all Vocals, John on Bass, James Billinge on Drums, Orchestration by Wim Oudijk.
Stay Lynne has often been drawn to the sea for her imagery. This is probably the closest we’ve ever been to a folk song. A song of flight and fantasy. Whilst it is largely a song of imagination it is also partly a song about how we can’t help how we feel about people, or indeed, how other people feel about us. Sometimes the twists and turns are inevitable.
John & Lynne on Guitars and Vocals, Sherryl Payne on Double Bass and additional Backing Vocals, James Billinge on Percussion, Paul Hancock on Whistle. Nature played the Sea.
Too Old For This Although this song is drawn from the “end of relationship” store of story lines, the starting point was the everyday realisation that as the years go by we often find ourselves saying “I’m just too old for this.”
John & Lynne on Guitars and all Vocals, John on Bass, James Billinge on Percussion.
Emily’s Song This is a love song. Love for a grandchild. Lynne was inspired by Emily, one of her five grandchildren, all of whom mean so much to her.
John & Lynne on Guitars and Vocals, John on Bass.
Yellow Tangerine The second jointly written song on the album, this lyric by John is once again pure fantasy and imagination. No real life inspiration. An exercise in poetry using a series of theatrical references to draw pictures of real life relationship inter-dependence and personal growth — I think.
How Lynne managed to create a tune to that is a mystery — but she did.

John & Lynne on Guitars and Vocals, Sherryl Payne on Double Bass and additional Backing Vocals, James Billinge on Drums, Mike Baker and G.P. Hall on additional Guitars.
Come On Home Maybelline This is John’s only solo writing contribution to the album. It’s an observational song. We’ve all seen it happen to someone. They lose the one they love simply by taking it all for granted. If you love someone — tell them. Tell them now. Tell them again and again. Tell them every single day until the day you die.
John & Lynne on Guitars and all Vocals, John on Bass, Orchestration by Wim Oudijk.
Wait Can you rekindle an old affair? Maybe sometimes, but you have to remember why it didn’t work first time round.
John & Lynne on Guitars and Vocals, Lynne on Whistle, Sherryl Payne on Double Bass and additional Backing Vocals, James Billinge on Drums, Paul Hancock on Whistle, Claire Tester on Piano.
Your Answer Unrequited love. The empty longing can sometimes be more painful than loving and losing.
John & Lynne on Guitars and Vocals, John on Bass, Sherryl Payne Backing Vocals, James Billinge on Drums, John Mitchell on Electric Guitar.
Dear St. Nicholas Our first Christmas Song — but with a difference. Christmas alone. Christmas without love. Not the happy time it should be.
Lynne on Guitars, Whistles and all Vocals, John on Bass, Lyndon Green on Guitar.
Like A Flame This beautiful song by Lynne is one of the most delicate and poignant songs on the album. Love is so complicated.
John & Lynne on Guitars, Lynne Vocals, Sherryl Payne on Double Bass and Backing Vocals, Mike Baker plays the Guitar Solo, Orchestration by Wim Oudijk.
You Fool Love can make you behave in the strangest of ways, and then when it doesn’t go your way you can behave even more foolishly than before.
John & Lynne on Guitars and Vocals, Sherryl Payne on Double Bass.
Chance Like This Another poetic look at the possibility of love becoming a reality. The hope of dreams coming true. The longing not to miss the chance.
John & Lynne on Guitars, Lynne Vocals, John on Bass, Sherryl Payne on additional Backing Vocals.
The One That Got Away It’s all in the title. Funny how memories can linger. Even when it never really happened in the first place.
John & Lynne on Guitars and all Vocals, James Billinge on Drums, Claire Tester on Piano, John Mitchell on Electric Guitar.

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