the song
title : Falling backwards
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 vibraphone
music
key : G major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 72 alternating with 128
form : V C V C M M ½C P
lyrics

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

Falling backwards

like water wears away a stone
time gently erodes memories
and when love’s been replaced
by a bitter aftertaste
it’s hard to recall
just what started it all

but I remembered what I thought I’d forgotten
when I saw you again today
I resisted and I can be stubborn
but my resistance just crumbled away
and now I’m falling backwards
into your arms again

days turned to years and went by
and my tears eventually dried
but the salt that remained
made me thirsty again
well nobody’s all bad
and I couldn’t stay mad

when I remembered what I thought I’d forgotten
when I saw you again today
I resisted and I can be stubborn
but my resistance just crumbled away
and now I’m falling backwards
into your arms again

oh, sweetness it’s madness
to start this all again
but when we kiss
I’ll gladly let them come and certify me insane

I remembered that heatwave summer
we were practically kids
you persisted and I surrendered
and we were glad when I finally did

and now I’m falling backwards
into your arms again
falling backwards
falling backwards
falling backwards
into your arms again


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 : 2:28
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : Perfect CD, 12" track 2
album : First of a million kisses CD track 13
album : Best selection (comp., Japan) track 15
album : The very best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 15