the song
title : Holiday
written by : Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 2001 Redemption Songs / Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
with :
Adam Kirk electric guitar
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Graham Henderson accordion
Tim Harries bass guitar
Roy Dodds drums
music
key : E flat major
time-signature : 3/4
tempo : MM 160
form : V V M v V ?
lyrics

this attempt at transcribing the lyrics, which are difficult to catch and seem somewhat oblique, are provided for purposes of research and private study only (see above for copyright details) – any improvements will be welcomed by the site-owner:

Holiday

fetch the cavalry
fly the white […]
I’m through with the fighting
we’re all back and blue, oh
ah between us
the travels were [… zero?]
never again

fake the lottery
tell them you’re a big millionaire
watch their faces
then they wouldn’t dare
no, come between us
[…] [zero] […]
they’ll never wear

take a journey into the centre of the earth
no one is there under it’s sleep
there was never, ever
always […]

– electric guitar solo

take a holiday
paint a bright wagon ?
???
pick up your shoes and oh
oh, you don’t need to
hope that the waves roll again
[never again]
oh


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine and Roy Dodds
recorded by : Boo Hewerdine and Roy Dodds at Driftwood Studio, London
mixed by : Roy Dodds at ?
mastered by : Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering
technical
track timing : 2:50
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Driftwood (UK) track 8
album : Driftwood (Japan) track 6