the song
title : Footsteps fall
written by : Boo Hewerdine and Annette Bjergfeldt
song copyright : © 1998? Chrysalis Music Ltd / Bug Music
source recording : Boo himself recorded this for his Thanksgiving album (1999)

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal, backing vocals?, acoustic guitar
music
key : A major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 136
form : v V V C V v C C VX v
lyrics

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

Footsteps fall

I’m in a new place now
they don’t know me next door
though I can hear their footsteps fall

every night about this time
does he take her in his arms?
there’ll be Django playing as they waltz across the floor

and loneliest sound of all
is the sound of love through a stranger’s wall

and when their laughter fades
when there are no more words
the silence breaks me most of all

and loneliest sound of all
is the sound of love through a stranger’s wall

and loneliest sound of all
is the sound of love through a stranger’s wall

I’m in a new place now
they don’t know me next door
I wonder where your footsteps fall
I wonder where your footsteps fall
I wonder where your… footsteps… fall

oh, yeah-yeah
…’m in a new place now


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader and Roy Dodds?
recorded by : Roy Dodds at Driftwood Studio, London
mixed by : Roy Dodds at ?
mastered by : Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering
technical
track timing : 2:45
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Simple soul track 6

commentary
Eddi’s live performance of this song, recorded for the Transatlantic Sessions 2 tv programmes, was released on one of the albums accompanying the series, which was released some two years before this studio version. For full details see the appropriate page.