the song
title : Allelujah
written by : Mark E. Nevin
song copyright : © 1988 BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
Mark E. Nevin acoustic guitar
Simon Edwards guitaron (Mexican acoustic bass)
Roy Dodds drum kit, percussion
with :
Roger Beaujolais glockenspiel
Kim Burton accordian [sic]
music
key : C major
time-signature : 6/8
tempo : MM 44
form : V V C V C v C C ½V
lyrics

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

Allelujah

the lights on the Westway go on
a million cars hurry home
an ice cream van shuts off its tinsel bells
winter won’t be long

I see you every day
I watch as you walk down this way
we pass on the stairs of this council block
too shy to find words to say

but your smile is a prayer that prays for love
and your heart is a kite that longs to fly
allelujah here I am
let’s cut the strings tonight

so meet me on the corner at eight
let’s get out of this place
we’ll kiss the first of a million kisses
and let the past fall away

for your smile is a prayer that prays for love
and your heart is a kite that longs to fly
allelujah here I am
let’s cut the strings tonight

yes your smile is a prayer that prays for love
and your heart is a kite that longs to fly
allelujah here I am
let’s cut the strings tonight

yes your smile is a prayer that prays for love
and your heart is a kite that longs to fly
allelujah here I am
we’ll cut the strings tonight

and we’ll kiss the first of a million kisses
la-la-la-la-la-la

explanations
Westway probably refers to the A40 road running west from Marylebone in central London

the recording
personnel
produced by : Fairground Attraction and Kevin Moloney
recorded by : Kevin Moloney, assisted by Alistair Johnson at Chipping Norton Studios
mixed by : Kevin Moloney at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 3:24
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : First of a million kisses track 12
album : Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 12
album : Best selection (comp., Japan) track 1
album : Perfect : the best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 11
album : The very best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 8
album : The masters (comp.) track 11
album : Perfect (comp., US?) track 11
album : The best of Fairground Attraction (comp., Japan) track 4
album : The very best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 7