the song
title : Tinderheart
written by : Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 2006? Eddi Reader, copyright control; 2006? Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead and backing vocals
with :
Ian Carr? acoustic guitar?
Roy Dodds drums, percussion, backing vocal?
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar, backing vocal?
Ewen Vernal double bass
and guests :
Alison Brown? banjo?
Alan Kelly? accordion
music
key : G major
time-signature : 3/4
tempo : MM 88; chorus, middle eight MM 116
form : V B C V B C C M C C ½V Cx
lyrics

provided for research and private study only:

Tinderheart

the darker the night is
the brighter the star
when your shadow is longer
you can see who you are

the colder the winter
the more welcome the spring
I know you don’t believe me
you don’t believe anything

but just one spark
your tinderheart
will burn again

there will be ashes
there will be dust
I know we all leave here, I
know that we must

but life is for living
and the lesson is love
the gift is forgiven and
that’s more than enough

just one spark
your tinderheart
will burn again

just one spark
your tinderheart
will burn, burn, burn

I know it’s been a long dry season
when nothing rhymes and there’s no good reasons
just when you think the world’s a liar
catch a flame, start a fire

{ooh-hoo} mm-hmm
your tinderheart
will burn, burn again

take it right back to the start
your tinderheart
will burn, burn, burn

{hi-ya} burn, ooh-ooh

{?}
I know you don’t believe me
when the world’s a liar {oo-oh}

take it right back to the start
take it right back {just one spark}
to the start
just one spark
take it right back to the start

explanations
according to the note in the booklet ‘tinderheart’ means both soft-hearted (presumably like ‘tenderhearted’) and kindling, awaiting a spark to set it alight

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
mixed by : Andy Seward assisted by John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine at Pure Records Studio, Yorkshire?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 4:19
song timing : 4:00
released on
album : Peacetime (Japan only) track 14