the song
title : Leave the light on
written by : Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 1996 Warner Music UK Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead vocal, guitar
Teddy Borowiecki accordian [sic]
Boo Hewerdine guitar
Calum MacColl acoustic and electric guitars, dulcimer
David Piltch electric bass
Roy Dodds drums and percussion
with :
The Electra Strings :
Jules Singleton, Sonia Slaney,
Sally Herbert, Anna Hemery,
Jocelyn Pook, Claire Orsler,
Dinah Beamish and Sian Bell
strings
Neill MacColl leslied bass
music
key : D major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 94
form : V V C V C N
lyrics

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

Leave the light on

leave the lights on when you go
turn your picture to the wall
take back your name and leave this place
forget you ever saw my face

leave the lights on when you go
I’ll change the lock, you loose the key

and all the things you say to her
all the things you said to me

there are some things you’ll never know
there are some things you’ll never know
leave the light on when you go

leave the light on

take your hat and your magazines
off to town to [painted love]

take your bad luck charms with you
and go

there are some things you’ll never know
there are some things you’ll never know
leave the light on when you go

leave the light on

bye-bye baby bye-bye [etc.]


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader and Teddy Borowiecki
recorded by : Gerry O’Riordan at The Snake Ranch, Lots Road, Chelsea, London
mixed by : Dave Bottrill assisted by Adrian Scarff at Eden Studios
mastered by : ? at ?
original 1992 session:
produced by : Eddi Reader
recorded by : Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine? at Helicon Mountain
remixed by : Dave Bottrill at Eden Studios, Acton, London
technical
track timing : 2:52
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : Town without pity CD 1, MC track 2
single : Rebel angel track 2