the song
title : Thank you
written by : Holly Lerski
song copyright : © 1998 Haven Records

the performance
musicians
Holly Lerski lead and backing vocal, 12-string guitar, bass guitar
Jo Baker electric guitars, glockenspiel, backing vocals
Phil Di Palma drums, percussion
with :
Sam Glaser cello
Eddi Reader backing vocal
music
key : G major;   except verses: modal B minor
time-signature : 12/8
tempo : MM 56
form : v V V C ½v V V C ¾v M P
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Thank you

so the drugs have come, I might have some
so the feeling will slip again
I’ve got valium, but I need someone
I need a friend

I have been among the sleepers
sedated but still so aware
sometimes I’d like to stay with them
but I’m still
here

thank you, thank you for just hanging on
thank you, thank you for just hanging on
on

when I was younger I lived in a sad house
somebody’d buried her life there
dug up her bottles, I think I got ’em all
’cept the one from the hardware

once I stood and watched the green sea, yeah
in the water below the weed tendrils were swaying like hair
and for a moment in that garden I could see me
but it’s cold and deep
deep
I don’t think I really want to be there

thank you, thank you for just hanging on
thank you, {thank you} you for just hanging on
on, ho-o-on
{aah-haa??}

{I thank you} oh I thank you
{I thank you} oh I thank you
{I thank you} oh I thank you
{I thank you} hang on in there
{I thank you} hang on in there
{I thank you} hang on in there
hang


the recording
personnel
produced by : Calum MacColl
recorded by : Jock Loveband at Purple Studios, Norwich   1997-11
mixed by : Jock Loveband at Intimate Studios, London   1997-11
mastered by : ? at Abbey Road, London
technical
track timing : 4:59
song timing : 4:56
released on
album : Automiracles track 6