the song
title : Red face big sky
written by : Eddi Reader and Teddy Borowiecki
song copyright : © 1993 Redemption Songs Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal, backing vocals, tambourine
Teddy Borowiecki piano, keyboards, guitar
Dean Parks guitars
David Piltch bass
Curt Bisquera drums, percussion
music
key : D major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 98
form : V R V R M v V R P
lyrics

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

Red face, big sky

let’s go walking to the edge of here
let’s go find the big sea
maybe the sky will fall on us
but I’ve got your name
in my mouth like {wildfire}
ah it’s just like {wildfire}

all the things you said
make my face turn red
each time someone somewhere
stops to weep
there’s someone somewhere
starts it’s like {wildfire}
just like {wildfire}
wildfire
wi…, wi…, ah-ee-ah
wildfire

in between the nothing that there is
you walk into my life
friend or foe the knife that cuts
or sun that burns me white

– electric guitar solo
ah-hah

shall we run or will we stumble
will we touch or fumble
look I’m Joan of Arc and I’m mumbling
{love me} oh burn me, burn me
{love me} oh-oh
{love me} ooh, burn me, burn me, oh-oh
{wildfire} hah-ah-ah
{wildfire} just like
{wildfire} ooh
wildfire
{wildfire} oo-ee
{wildfire} oh
{wildfire} ah
{wildfire} oh
[etc.]
shall we run or stumble
[fades]

explanations
Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake by the English administration in Rouen on 1431-05-30. She had been leading the French revolt and was canonized as the second patron Saint of France in 1920

the recording
personnel
produced by : Greg Penny
recorded by : Jon Ingoldsby at El Mirador, Ojai, California
mixed by : Jon Ingoldsby assisted by Andy Strange at Air Studios, London
mastered by : Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, LA
technical
track timing : 4:10
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Eddi Reader track 8
single : Patience of angels track 2
single : Nobody lives without love track 3