the song
title : Broken vows
written by : Eddi Reader and Roy Dodds
song copyright : © 1991 MCA Music Ltd / copyright control (?)

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal, vocal percussion, concertina
Phil Steriopulos double bass
Roy Dodds drums
with :
Dominic Millar guitar
Huw Warren accordion
music
key : C major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 66
form : i V V v V v V N
lyrics

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

Broken vows

ah-ah

you say God bless
what else now in your party town
you won’t rest tonight
the party is alight
and the people are pretty
ah-ee-ah-ee-ah
la-la

blue eyes, you changed your vows
now we have parted in doubt
no doubt at all
no reasoning enough

– ‘hawaiian’ sounding guitar solo

and rest my love
until death does fly you away
the time will come
when forgetful’s easier

– more guitar solo
ah-ah
ooh-ee-ooh

when forgetful’s easier
and rest my love
rest my love
when forgetful is easier


the recording
personnel
produced by : The Patron Saints of Imperfection
recorded by : Terry Medhurst at Helicon Mountain Studio, London
mixed by : Terry Medhurst? at Helicon Mountain Studio?
mastered by : ? at Townhouse?
technical
track timing : 5:08
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : All or nothing track 2
album : Mirmama [BVCP-176, BVCM-37434] track 12
album : Mirmama [7 4242 2] track 12

commentary
Obviously a song directed to an unfaithful love, but can anyone supply the correct lyrics so we can get a handle on the expression, please?