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PARADISE 9
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THANKS TO:
Roy Weard (That Legendary Wooden Lion)
Shane Collinson, Ray Hilsden (for putting up with us!).
Poppy Gonzalez
Paul Burrows at Graceland Studios, Kim O’Kelly, Richard McMellon
Donald MacKenzie at Quo Vadis Studios,
Jeanette Murphy ,Simon Godfrey, Tracey Reacher, Steve Rispin
Also Caroline Read & Rob Taylor at NAM, SteveTeers,
Tym Whittaker of Acoustic Revolution
Debbie, Jez and Larni, Mike Mishra, Gareth Whelan, Peter Young
and everyone who has supported Paradise 9 past and present...
Recorded and Mixed @ QUO-VADIS Studios. London.
Engineered and Mixed by Don MacKenzie
Arrangement by G. Mckella
except “Theme”, and “Into the Ethers”, by Paradise 9
and “Glow’ by G. McKella & P Gonzalez
Final Master by Steve Rispin Production Services
Photography by Peter Young
Sleeve Design, Layout & Artwork by Jeanette Murphy & Steve Rispin Prcduced by Gregg McKella

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released January 9, 1999

Band:

Gregg McKella: Guitar/Fx/Vocals

Andy McDonald: Bass

Wayne Collyer: Drums

Mufa: Percs

Steve Teers: Djembe

Guests:

Poppy Gonzalez: Backing Vocals/Keyboards/Shaker

Tracey Reacher: Backing Vocals

Jeanette Murphy: Backing Vocals

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Paradise 9 Brighton, UK

Paradise 9 are Gregg - vocals/guitar/ clarinet/FX's,
Neil - bass, Tyrone -lead guitar, backing vocals - Wayne - drums
Based in London and Brighton and formed by singer songwriter Gregg McKella.

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Track Name: 01 - Falling For You
FALLING FOR YOU (5.38)
(McKella)

I’m calling I’m falling for you.
I’m falling I’m calling for you.
Calling to you can you hear?
I’ve got to make my feelings clear.
Chorus:
Because you are the warmth in the night
You are that torch shining light
You are that bright star that shines
And I can’t get you out of my mind.

I’m turning I’m twisting for you
I’m turning I’m burning for you
I want for your body and soul
To join mine and make our liven whole
Chorus:
Because you are the warmth in the night
You are that torch shining light
You are that bright afar that shines
And I can’t get you out of my mind.

And when I hear breathe close next to me
I’m hoping you will now find
Comfort and tranquility
All of those things you give to me
Chorus:
Because you are the warmth in the night
You are that torch shining light
You are that bright star that shines
And I can’t get you out of my mind.

I’m turning, I’m twisting, I’m calling, I’m falling, I’m turning, I’m burning for you.
I’m calling, I’m fallen, I’m turning, n’ twisting, I’m calling, I’ve fallen for...
Track Name: 02 - Into The Ethers
INTO THE ETHERS (7.38)
(McKella /McDonald/Collier)

Into the ether,
Into the sea,
World within waters,
Aa you net yourself free.
Into the ether,
Into the deep,
World within waters,
As you enter their keep
You sink in your asleep
As you sink in your asleep
as you sink in your sleep
as you sink in your sleep
as you sink in your sleep
as you sink in your sleep
Track Name: 03 - All Said And Done
ALL SAID AND DONE (4.21)
(McKella)

I didn’t see the warnings, I didn’t see the signs
Too busy running round chasing spent time
You know I didn’t mean it
I never meant it that way
I didn’t hear your calls, didn’t hear your sighs
To busy running round I never realized
You know I never meant it
I never meant it that way.

Chorus:
And I know I said
you know I never want to hurt you
And I know I said
you know I never want to lose you

I didn’t see the stress, I didn’t see the strain
I didn’t even mean if when I left you with blame
You know I didn’t mean it
I never meant if that way.
I never heard your cry, never saw your tears
You know if can’t be me that is adding fears
You know I never meant it
I never meant it that way.

Chorus:
And I know I said
you know I never want to hurt you
And I know I said
you know I never want to lose you

I didn’t mean to scream, I didn’t mean to shout
I don’t even recall how thin all came about
You know I didn’t meant it
Didn’t mean it that way.
I didn’t mean to do it, the reason you decide
That I must be some kind of Jekyll & Hyde
You know I didn’t mean it
Didn’t mean it that way.

Chorus:
And I know I said
you know I never want to hurt you
And I know I said
you know I never want to lose you
And I know I said
you know I never want to hurt you
And I know I said
you know I never want to lose you
Track Name: 04 - Showtime
SHOWTIME (5.08)
(McKella)

See another image on the TV screen
Images of chaos, a reporter on the scene
See another picture, front-page news
Another man of power and all he has abused.
Reams and reams of paper rolling off in print
Telling us the scandal — watch a politician sink
And time and time again he said it wasn’t true
But somewhere down the corridors somebody knew.

Chorus:
Hear them talking now here we go again
Hear them talking now here we go again
Hear them talking now here we go again
Hear them talking it’s showtime once again.

Muslims and Christians’ ‘bigging’ up themselves
About to give each other just a few more rounds in hell
Evil dictators who think they’re gonna fall
So they ask their people to answer to their Gods call
Further to the West a high wind blows
Scientists are saying global warming’s on the go
Temperatures are soaring, sea level riding high
No need to analyze we know the reason why.

Chorus:
Hear them talking now here we go again
Hear them talking now here we go again
Hear them talking now here we go again
Hear them talking it’s showtime once again.

High above the stratosphere a satellite glows
Probing the Universe and beaming down more shows
And scientists are asking if there’s life out there
If you were an Alien, now would you really dare?
News flash report on a sad occasion
Was it just an accident or was it assassination
Millions of flowers in nineteen ninety seven
As they sent her body up to television heaven.

Chorus:
Hear them talking now here we go again
Hear them talking now here we go again
Hear them talking now here we go again
Hear them talking it’s showtime once again.
Hear them talking now here we go again
Hear them talking now here we go again
Hear them talking now here we go again
Hear them talking it’s showtime once again.
Track Name: 05 - Glow
GLOW (6.46)
(McKella)

I can see you now and I can hear you now
I feel the magic coming from your heart.
Can you sense it now and to enhance it now
So we are strong as we, as we depart.

Chorus:
I turn around, I look around, I see you glow
I turn around, I see the magic in you grow and grow.
And when I’m feeling down you pull me off the ground
I feel your magic coming through to me.
And with your magic voice, give us a better choice
So we are strong as we continue our journey.

Chorus:
I turn around, I look around, I see you glow
I turn around, I see the magic in you grow and grow.
I turn around, I look around, I see you glow
I turn around, I see the magic in you flow and flow.

Can you see me now, I’d like to tell you how
I’d like to tell you how you pulled me through.
Can you see me now and can you hear me now
I’d like to give that magic back to you.

Chorus:
I turn around, I look around, I see you glow
I turn around, I see the magic in you grow and grow.
I turn around, I look around, I see you glow
I turn around, I see the magic in you flow and flow.
I turn around, I look around, I see you glow
I turn around, I see the magic in you grow and grow.
I turn around, I look around, I see you glow
I turn around, I see the magic in you flow and flow.
Track Name: 06 - 700 feet (Base Jumper)
700 Feet (BASE JUMPER) (5.36)
(McKella /McDonald)

I’m standing at the top.
At the top of this tall building
Parachute, Parachute on my back
Feel the wind cooling my sweat on my forehead
Looking down, looking for a place to land.

Chorus:
Look down you know it really ain’t that far to go
Look down you know it really ain’t that far.
Look down you know it realty an’t that far to go
Look down with 700 feet to go.

I’m looking down
Looking around at these city lights
Motor cars moving around like ants
One leap is all it really takes all it takes to go
I feel adrenaline start to flow.

Chorus:
Look down you know it really ain’t that far to go
Look down you know it really ain’t that far.
Look down you know it realty an’t that far to go
Look down with 700 feet to go.

I’m at the top
Standing at the top of this tall building
Parachute, Parachute on my back
Jump down at ten meters per second, per second fall
Cord rip, feel the strings haul me back.

Chorus:
Look down you know it really ain’t that far to go
Look down you know it really ain’t that far.
Look down you know it realty an’t that far to go
Look down with 700 feet to go.

Watch me fall.
Watch me fall.
Watch me fall.
Watch me fall.
Track Name: 07 - These Days
THESE DAYS (7.20)
(McKella/McDonald/Collier)
Everywhere
Everywhere I go
Everywhere
You seem to know
No matter how fast
No matter how slow
The time
The place
Mile by mile
Recorded on camera
Entered on a data base file
Everything
Everything I say
Every statement then relayed
To your listening, listening banks
On tape, on tape, on tapes all blank
Getting stored up
With another conversation
Another statement
Another street citation
These days, these days
These days, these days

Medical history
Age and Sex
Political leanings
How far left
How many exams that I’ve failed
How much time spent in jail
Electronic tagging
CCTV
Checks on occupation
Complete CV
Ethnic origin
Sexuality
Which religion
Bank credibility
All hidden in my ‘Smart Card’
Hidden in my ID
All hidden in my ‘Smart Card’
Hidden in my ID
These days, these days.
These days, these days
Track Name: 08 - Theme
THEME (6.07)
(McKella/McDonald/Collier/Mufa)

Instrumental
Track Name: 09 - These Days (Reprise)
THESE DAYS (Reprise) (2.08)
(McKella/McDonald/Collyer)

I dream of the day
When we can meet far away and all alone
On our own with no one else looking on...
I dream of the day
When we can meet far away and all alone
On our own with no one else looking on...
But
These days
These days
These days
These days

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