the song
title : Sex lives
written by : Frank Reader, Paul Livingston, ? Stevenson (The Trash Can Sinatras)
song copyright : © Go! Discs Music Ltd? or copyright control
source recording : sorry, I can’t find any trace of Trash Can Sinatras’ recording of this song, if there is one, being released

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead vocal, guitar
Boo Hewerdine guitar
Calum MacColl guitar
David Piltch electric bass
Roy Dodds drums and percussion
with :
Bernard Butler electric guitar
music
key : A major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM
form : V V C V v C V C′ P
lyrics

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Sex lives

parliament and jury are hung tonight
for interfering in the sex lives of consenting adults
come and watch it welt, the well bred burden of guilt
for interfering in the sex lives of consenting adults

curtains drawn
the old radio gently grows warm
curtains drawn
a knock at the door in the middle of the night

a kind of phrase for us
all night we turned and tossed
all night I called and worst
[worst]

curtains drawn
the old radio gently grows warm
curtains drawn
a knock at the door in the middle of the night

bring back suspended sentences and hanging judge
for interfering in the sex lives

curtains drawn
we sail away

we sail away

explanations
for those who don’t know this song, I’ll explain that the second word of the title is pronounced as the noun not as the verb

the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader and Teddy Borowiecki
recorded by : Gerry O’Riordan assisted by Dan Gilliland, Mark Chambers and Ron Warshow at : The Snake Ranch, Lots Road, Chelsea, London and David Bottrill assisted by Adrian Scarff at Eden Studios, Acton, London
mixed by : David Bottrill assisted by Adrian Scarff at Eden Studios, Acton, London
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 4:06
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : Town without pity CD 2 track 3
album : Candyfloss and medicine (Japan) track 11