the song
title : I won’t stand in your way
written by : John Douglas
song copyright : © 2008? John Douglas (MCPS)

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocals, backing vocals
with :
Teddy Borowiecki piano, bass accordion?
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
John Douglas acoustic guitar
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Alan Kelly accordion
Kevin McGuire double bass
Jack Maher acoustic guitar
music
key : D major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 63
form : V C V C M v C Cx c p
lyrics

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

I won’t stand in your way

you’re growing up
you drop my hand
before I knew it
you could stand
I find it hard
the letting go
but there’s one thing I know

I won’t stand in your way
to go out tonight
see all the lights
I couldn’t stand
it if you stayed
and missed out tonight
so go out tonight

you find friends
that you can call
when you need someone
to lean on
the finest friends
a man deserves
and that’s one thing I’ve learned

I won’t stand in your way {aah-da-da etc.}
so go out tonight
see all the lights
I couldn’t stand
it if you stayed
and missed out tonight
so go out tonight

{ooh etc.}
I understand the things you need
and the world you’d like to see
I only want you to
be free


ha-ah-ha

I won’t stand in your way {aah-da-da etc.}
so go out tonight
see all the lights
I couldn’t stand
it if you stayed
and missed out tonight
so go out tonight

I won’t stand in your way {aah-da-da etc.}
so go out tonight
see all the lights
I couldn’t stand
it if you stayed
and missed out tonight
so go out tonight

see all the lights
see all the lights


mm-hmm, mm-hmm
ah-hah
aah
see all the lights
aah-ha


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader
recorded by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008;
additional recording by Teddy Borowiecki in ‘his mum’s garage’, somewhere in Canada
mixed by : Mark Freegard and Eddi Reader at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008
mastered by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 6:28
song timing : 6:22
released on
album : Love is the way track 13