“…. file it away somewhere between Sade and the pop sensibility of Dusty, and as Lily sings she’ll ‘teach you satisfaction’ oh yes please“
Of course songs come and go on the radio..fodder for the masses as the latest wannabee bores us with their innermost heartache. As if we really care!
But then sometimes a song comes along that doesn’t scream out ‘listen to me!’ And beguiles us with its bittersweet melody and a voice that hasn’t been ‘autotuned’ to death. A voice that has a sense of craft and history.
If this is the future of Australian music we are in safe hands. It’s Billie Reid at his very best. Of course with Roy Martinez on bass and guitar weaving his soulful licks around Lily’s voice, it doesn’t get much better. So file it away somewhere between Sade and the pop sensibility of Dusty, and as Lily sings she’ll ‘teach you satisfaction’ oh yes please.. Give me more.
“You’re a shadow puppet theatre, I’m a fighter going one last bout”
I’ve been dreaming about you, every time I close my eyes,
Dreaming about you baby, doesn’t come as no surprise
When I think of the way you dance around
I can almost taste you running wild
If I catch you with both feet on the ground!
Gonna knock you off them baby, gonna make you twist and shout,
Gonna wrap my arms around you
Gonna show you what my LOVE’S all about.
I’ve been waking lonely baby
Thoughts of you all through my head
Shaking off the last of last-night’s DREAMS
DREAMS that leave me sweating in my bed
Can YOU here me calling out to you
As you lay there sleeping all alone
Is there anything that I can do
To make YOU come to me girl, to melt the ICE (from) around Y’R HEART,
To turn Y’R THOUGHTS to me NOW
To show YOU what my LOVE’S all about
I can’t get YOU off my MIND
Every DAY and every NIGHT
Y’r there in the darkness baby
Y’r there when I turn on the LIGHT
Do I really need to be with YOU?
(Or) Is it just a sex attraction?
Am I a FOOL or do you feel it too?
I’m going to start the action
I’m going to make you throw away your doubts
& teach you satisfaction
& show you what my LOVE’S all about
I’ve been thinking about you
Every night and every day
I can smell your perfume honey
When I think of you that way
If I ever get to have my way
You’ll be with me all the time
All that I really want to say is
I am going to love you darling
I am going to sort your feelings out
You’re a shadow puppet theatre
I’m a fighter going one last bout
When I show you what my LOVE’S ALL ABOUT
Written by Billie Reid