Songs You May Have Missed #171

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James: “Waltzing Along” (1997)

Couldn’t decide between studio or live versions of this song–they’re both winners.

The video is from the same performance as their live album Getting Away With It, of which Amazon says:

Getting Away with It is a valedictory wave of the flower-petal handkerchief from James founder and singer Tim Booth, who announced his decision to leave the band late in 2001. Recorded at a celebratory hometown show (in
Manchester) on the band’s farewell tour, the crowd–clapping louder than hailstones hitting a corrugated roof–egg the group on all the way to the checkered flag.

Waltzing Along:

Help comes when you need it most
I’m cured by laughter
Mood swings not sure I can cope
My life’s in plaster

May your mind set you free
(chorus: opened by the wonderful)
May your heart lead you on
May your mind let you see through all disasters
(chorus: opened by the wonderful)
May your heart lead you on

These wounds are all self-imposed
Life’s no disaster, disaster
All roads lead unto death-row
Who knows what comes after

May your mind be wide open
May your heart beat strong
May your mind’s will be broken
By this heart-felt song

May your mind set you free
(Chorus: Be opened by the wonderful)
May your heart lead you on
May your eyes let you see through all disasters
May your heart lead you on, lead you on
(Chorus: May your eyes be opened by the wonderful)
Set you free
(Chorus: May your heart lead you on)
Lead you on

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