Thursday, January 11

More Paul: Stanley Road.

Another day, another couple of songs. These are from the album Stanley Road.

Paul Weller was born John William Weller, 25 May 1958, in Stanley Road, Woking, Surrey (hence the name of the album).

Paul’s own 1995 album Stanley Road took him back to the top of the British charts, and went on to become the best selling album of his career.

It marked a return to the more guitar-based style of his earlier days.

The album's major single, "The Changingman", was also a big hit, taking Weller back into the Top 10 of the UK singles charts.

The album also featured a second popular single, the ballad "You Do Something To Me".

Personally, I like Stanley Road the best.

"I just like the beat." Ha. No, really. The sound reminds me of Nicky Hopkins.


Stanley Road





Stanley Road


A hazy mist hung down the street
The length of it's mile -
As far as my eye could see
The sky so wide, the houses tall
Or so they seemed to be,
So they seemed to me so small,
And it gleamed in the distance
And it shone like the sun -
Like silver & gold - it went on & on.
The summer nights that seemed so long
Always call me back to return -
As I re-write this song
The ghosts of night, the dreams of day
Make me swirl & fall & hold me in their sway -
And it's still in the distance
And it shines like the sun -
Like silver & gold - it goes on & on.
The rolling stock rocked me to sleep -
Amber lights flashing 'cross the street
And on the corner.....a dream to meet -
going on & on.
On & on,
On & on..........

Changing Man







Changing Man

Is happiness real?
Or am I so jaded
I can't see or feel - like a man been tainted
Numbed by the effect - aware of the muse
Too in touch with myself - I light the fuse
I'm the changingman - built on shifting sands
I'm the changingman - waiting for the bang-
As I light a bitter fuse
Time is on loan - only ours to borrow
What I can't be today - I can be tomorrow
And the more I see - the more I know
The more I know - the less I understand.
I'm the changingman - built on shifting sands
I'm the changingman - waiting for the bang-
To light a bitter fuse
It's a bigger part -
When our instincts act
A shot in the dark -
movement in black
And the more I see - the more I know
The more I know - the less I understand.
I'm the changingman - built on shifting sands
(I don't have a plan)
I'm the changingman - waiting for the bang-
To light a bitter fuse

You do Something to Me






You do something to Me

You do something to me - something deep inside
I'm hanging on the wire - for a love I'll never find
You do something wonderful - then chase it all away
Mixing my emotions - that throws me back again
Hanging on the wire, I'm waiting for the change
I'm dancing through the fire, just to catch a flame -
an' feel real again
You do something to me - somewhere deep inside
I'm hoping to get close to - a peace I cannot find -
Dancing through the fire - just to catch a flame
Just to get close to, just close enough -
To tell you that.....
You do something to me - something deep inside.
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Special bonus to those who made it all the way down here:

That's Entertainment from a previous blog. If you don't know the song, it's well worth a listen.

4 comments:

Toccata said...

I am currently listening to Stanley Road. My favorite so far. I am an absolute sucker for the real sounds of a piano. Aw, it just ended. Must hit play again.

Deb said...

I still can't access any of the songs you post...they're just white/blank spots on your blog :(

I'm not very familiar with this music but am going to track it down now and give it a listen. (My ex actually was from Surrey.)

busterp said...

Deb, thanks for stopping. Wish the songs came through.

Toccata, seriously, I'll find you a Nicky Hopkins if you like Stanley Road. You'll love it. And, I am listening to it Stanley Road again too. Love that driving beat.

Toccata said...

Thanks Busterp. I look forward to hearing Nicky Hopkins.