the song
title : It don’t make sense
written by : (Willie?) Dixon
song copyright : © 19xx? Hoochie Coochie Music/BMI

the performance
musicians
Anthony Thistlethwaite lead vocal, guitar
with :
James Hallawell keyboards
Matthew Seligman bass, backing vocal
Kevin Wilkinson drums
and guests :
Simon “Honeyboy” Hickling harmonica
Eddi Reader additional vocal
Mick Taylor guitar
and The Kick Horns :
Roddy Lorimer trumpet, backing vocal
Tim Sanders tenor saxophone, backing vocal
Simon Clarke baritone saxophone, backing vocal
and additional backing vocals by :
Max Edie, Louise Goffin, Clare Kenny, Ginny Klee, Geanie Lee, Nan Vernon, Karl Wallinger
music
key : C minor
time-signature : 12/8
tempo : MM 74
form : v VR VR RX vr VR RX p
lyrics

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

It don’t make sense

you have made great ’planes to span the skies
you give to sight to the blind with other men’s eyes
you even make submarines stay submerged for weeks

but it don’t make sense – you can’t make peace

you take one man’s heart and make another man live
you even go to the moon and come back thrilled
why, you can crush any country in a matter of weeks

but it don’t make sense – you can’t make peace

no it don’t make sense {you can’t make peace}
it don’t make sense {you can’t make peace}
it don’t, it don’t make sense {you can’t make peace}
no it don’t make no sense {you can’t make peace}

– saxophone solo

you can make a transfusion that will save a life
you can change the darkness into broad daylight {yeah}
you make the deaf man hear and the dumb man speak

but it don’t make sense – you can’t make peace

{you can’t make peace}
it don’t make sense {you can’t make peace}
no it don’t make sense {you can’t make peace}
it don’t make, it don’t make sense {you can’t make peace}
but it don’t make sense {you can’t make peace}
you know it, it don’t make sense {you can’t make peace}
no sense {you can’t make peace}
oh no {you can’t make peace}
oh no, oh no {you can’t make peace}
{you can’t make peace}
{you can’t make peace}
it don’t make sense {you can’t make peace}
no it don’t, it don’t make sense {you can’t make peace}

{spoken:}
it don’t make sense
it don’t make sense
no sense in it

explanations
as far as I can tell, Eddi does the parallel backing vocal to Anthony’s lead and the other singers do the ‘chorus’ phrases

the recording
personnel
produced by : Anthony Thistlethwaite
recorded by : ? at ?
mixed by : Phill Brown at ?
mastered by : Noel Summerville and Richard Dowling at Transfermation
technical
track timing : 6:01
song timing : 5:59
released on
album : Aesop wrote a fable track 7