the song
title : Nobody lives without love
written by : Tonio K. and Larry Klein
song copyright : © 1995 Warner Music UK Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead vocal, backing vocals
Greg Bone guitars
George De Angelis programming and keyboards
Roy Dodds drums
music
key : G minor
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 120
form : V C V C M ½c C P
lyrics

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

Nobody lives without love

seems like I’ve gone off the side of a mountain
couldn’t be sure I was even alive
fallen from the icy heights, landed with a broken cry
in this valley of shadow ’n’ sorrow and sighs
can you save me baby?

nobody lives without love
nobody gets to give up
you can try to lock your heart away
the love will come back for you some day

nobody lives without love

thought I could live my life as a stranger
hide from the heartbreak that love always brings
make it to the higher ground
and try to turn the volume down

couldn’t stop the sirens from singing
sing for me baby

nobody lives without love
nobody gets to give up
you can try to lock your heart away
the love will come back for you some day
nobody lives without love

you came along like a flash of your lightning
crashed into my life like a runaway star
feels like I’m falling in gravity’s action
I’m standing here offering a stranger my heart

– keyboard solo, with vocalise

you can even lock your heart away
the love will come back for it some day

nobody lives without love {nobody lives without love}
nobody lives without love
nobody lives without love
since I got blown off the side of the mountain {nobody lives without love}
couldn’t be sure I was even alive {nobody lives without love}
thought I could live my life as a stranger
hide from the heartbreak that love always brings {nobody lives without love}


the recording
personnel
produced by : Trevor Horn for Horn Productions
recorded by : Tim Weidner at Studio 52 and Sarm East, London
mixed by : Tim Weidner at Studio 52 and Sarm East, London
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 4:57
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : Nobody lives without love track 1

commentary
note the passing reference to the sirens in verse two (see Eddi’s track of that name)
Adrian Dover