the song
title : Peacetime
written by : Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 2006 Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead and backing vocals
with :
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Ewen Vernal double bass
and guests :
Andy Cutting accordion
Rudi DeGroote cello
Kobus Frick viola
Alan Kelly accordion
Greg Lawson violin
James Mackintosh percussion
Fiona Stephen violin
music
key : A major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 106
form : VR VR v VR VR v ½Vx
lyrics

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

Peacetime

in peacetime
when church bells ring
they scatter birds
through hopeful skies
in summer fields
a straw-headed boy
with so much to find

in peacetime

and in peacetime
when fires burn
gunpowder stars
fill the eyes
our shadows dance
to flames’ wild song
and the dark is kind

in peacetime


ooh-ooh-ooh-ee-ooh
ah-ah-ee-ah, {etc.}

and in peacetime
when lovers part
there is no fear
in their goodbyes
tomorrow’s kiss
each sour joy
is on their minds

in peacetime

and in peacetime
when flowers bloom
they herald spring
as winter flies
no hearts undone
no mother’s ache
for those left behind

in peacetime


la-ee-ah, {etc.}

no hearts undone
no mother’s ache
for those left behind

in peacetime

in peacetime


the recording
personnel
produced by : John McCusker
recorded by : Andy Seward at Pure Records Studio, Yorkshire, 2006;
possible additional recording at PawPaw Productions and Park Lane Studios, Glasgow;
additional engineering by Paul McGeechan and Keith Bird (at Park Lane?), Iain Graham (at PawPaw?) and Joe Rusby (at Pure?)
mixed by : Andy Seward assisted by John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine at Pure Records Studio, Yorkshire?
mastered by : Calum Malcolm in ?
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 7:40 (two songs)
4:25 (Japan, USA)
song timing : m:ss
song timing : 4:18
released on
album : Peacetime track 13 (UK : first song)