the song
title : Safe as houses
written by : Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 2006 Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead and backing vocals
with :
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitars
John McCusker keyboards, tenor guitar
Ewen Vernal double bass
music
key : A major
time-signature : 12/8
tempo : MM 70
form : V C V C M v C C
lyrics

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

Safe as houses

one victory they burned down
and sometimes its hard
to take you kite shopping
in Neil’s yard

that was then
and I don’t know how
but I was caught in the middle
and it doesn’t matter now
wherever you are
let me know that you’re safe
safe as houses

on our bus ride, it struck me
we’re not apart
stuck together with hands of kindness
and your good, good heart

that was then
and I don’t know how
but I was caught in the middle
and it doesn’t matter now
wherever you are
let me know that you’re safe
safe as houses

you told me
you would be
the one who’d
watch over me


ooh-ee-ooh

that was then
and I don’t know how
but I was caught in the middle
and it doesn’t matter now
wherever you are
let me know that you’re safe
as safe as houses

that was then
and I don’t know how
but I was caught in the middle
and it doesn’t matter now
wherever you are
let me know that you’re safe
as safe as houses


ah-ee-ah


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 : 3:53
song timing : 3:47
released on
album : Peacetime track 11