the song
title : When I watch you sleeping
written by : Mark E. Nevin
song copyright : © 1991 MCA Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal, guitar
Mark E. Nevin guitar
music
key : B minor
time-signature : 4/4 + 5/4
tempo : MM 110
form : V R V R M V R P
lyrics

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

When I watch you sleeping

when I watch you sleeping
I see myself for what I am
and the secret I’ve been keeping
it’s more than I can stand
oh I’ve tried but can’t ignore
what I know that heaven saw

that’s why when I watch you sleeping
I cry
mmm-he, mmm, mm-mmm

there’s a number in my pocket
that I should really lose
and your picture in my locket
smiles so warm and true
well my heart grows ever cold
at the thought of the lies I’ve told

that’s why when I watch you sleeping
I cry
ah-hah, mmm, mm-hmm

if I confess
would you forgive me?
or if I pretend
will this emptiness
always be with me?

when I hear you talking
with your unquestioning faith
I stop our eyes from meeting
I turn my face away
why should you pay for the crime
when all the blame is mine

that’s why when I watch you sleeping
I cry
ah-oh, mmm, ah-ha
{vocalise}


the recording
personnel
produced by : Greg Penny
recorded by : ? in the attic, Court Hope Road (London?)
mixed by : ? at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 3:57
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : Dear John track 2

commentary
this is a demo version of the studio track released on the self-titled Eddi Reader album.