the song
title : Alone in the makeout room
written by : Steven Adams, Angela Penhaligon and The Broken Family Band
song copyright : © 2007? The Track & Field Organisation?

the performance
musicians
Steven Adams lead vocal, guitar
Jay Williams guitar
Gavin Johnson bass guitar
Micky Roman drums
with :
Eddi Reader joint-lead and backing vocals
Gill Sandell harmonica?
Timothy Victor banjo
music
key : D major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 104
form : V V C V V C v v V′ V C
lyrics

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Alone in the makeout room

{Steven:}
I want you to die with my hands round your throat
or with me in the castle and you in the moat
and every one you know stood around laughing

{Eddi:}
I want to watch you swing from a tree
or fry in a chair while you’re looking at me
and everyone in the world will be glad when you’re gone

oh its safe to say we were never happy
all those nights we spent kissing under the moon
but I died inside when you ran out with my pride
why did you leave me alone in the makeout room?

{Eddi:}
I want to watch you drown in a lake
or get stabbed by a bull or bit by a snake
and there’s not a single doctor who would come and help you

{Steven:}
hey-yeah, I want to hear you moved to Australia
with me a success and you facing fail(i)ure
and all of the friends that you had ignoring your calls

oh its safe to say we were never happy
all those nights we spent kissing under the moon
but I died inside when you ran out with my pride
why did you leave me alone in the makeout room?

– banjo & harmonica

{Steven:}
I want to leave you by the side of the road
or out in field in the rain and the snow
and people walking past could come and take pictures

{Eddi:}
oh I’m going to treat you the best that I can
’cos I’m only a girl and you’re my man
we’ll make them jealous at our effort at not carrying on

oh its safe to say we were never happy {Eddi: ahhh}
all those nights we spent kissing under the moon {Eddi: mm-hmm}
but I died inside when you ran out with my pride
why did you leave me alone in the makeout room?

why did you leave me alone in the makeout room?


the recording
personnel
produced by : The Broken Family Band?
recorded by : Brian O’Shaughnessy at Bark Studio, London
mixed by : ? at Bark Studio, London?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
equipment : Neumann, Apex or AKG mics; M.C.I. Series 600 36 channel automated console?; Studer A80 Mk.3 24 track?; UREI 811 main monitors powered by Crown?
signal path : AAA
track and song timing : 4:37
released on
single : Alone in the makeout room side A

commentary
on this single a-side the Broken Family Band veer to the alt.country side of their style, with Eddi perhaps reliving her Your cheatin’ heart days;

as the BFB are Cambridge-based one suspects that a connection via Boo Hewerdine lead to this collaboration
Adrian Dover