the song
title : New pretender
written by : Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 2001 Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
with :
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar, omnichord
Johnny Scott acoustic guitar
Teddy Borowiecki keyboards
music
key : G minor
time-signature : 3/4
tempo : MM 156
form : V V M V P
lyrics

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

New pretender

here comes the new pretender
a bible in his hand
he thinks he will be happy
he thinks that life is grand
I have learnt how to be grateful
for the scraps that fall from your table
oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

here comes the new pretender
he looks just like the old
he would get a big surprise
when he finds hell is cold
there are those who want to warm you
then one day they won’t phone you
oh, oh-oh, oh

and in every sleepy town
you will find heads full of dreams
heads full of dreams

there goes the new pretender
he won’t last that long
there will be a new face
to sing the same old song, oh
he will learn how to be grateful
for the scraps that fall from your table
oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

here comes the new pretender


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine 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 : 2:59
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Driftwood (UK) track 10
album : Driftwood (Japan) track 8