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

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal
Mark E. Nevin acoustic and electric solo guitars
Simon Edwards guitaron (Mexican acoustic bass)
Roy Dodds drum kit, percussion
with :
Ian Shaw backing vocals
music
key : D major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 138
form : V C V C v V CX
lyrics

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

Perfect

I don’t want half-hearted love affairs
I need someone who really cares
life is too short to play silly games
I’ve promised myself I won’t do that again

it’s got to be-e-e-e-e-e-e perfect
it’s got to be-e-e-e-e-e-e worth it, yeah
too many {ooh-ooh} people take second best
but {ah-ah-ah} I won’t take anything less
it’s got to be-e-e-e-e-e-e perfect!

young hearts are foolish, they make such mistakes
they’re much too eager to give their love away
well I have been foolish too many times
now I’m determined I’m gonna get it right

it’s got to be-e-e-e-e-e-e perfect
it’s got to be-e-e-e-e-e-e worth it, yeah
too many {ooh-ooh} people take second best
well {ah-ah-ah} I won’t take anything less
it’s got to be-e-e-e-e-e-e pe-e-e-e-e-erfect!

– guitar solo

young hearts are foolish, they make such mistakes
they’re much too eager to give their love away
well I have been foolish too many times
now I’m determined I’m gonna get it right

it’s got to be-e-e-e-e-e-e perfect
it’s got to be-e-e-e-e-e-e worth it, yeah
too many {ooh-ooh} people take second best
well {ah-ah-ah} I won’t take anything less
it’s got to be yeah pe-e-e-e-e-erfect!
it’s got to be yeah wo-o-o-o-o-orth it
it’s got to beeeeee pe-e-e-e-e-erfect!


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 : 3:36
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : Perfect track 1
album : First of a million kisses track 2
single : “Original hit singles” track 1
single : Perfect (“Celtic Heart” tie-in) track 1
album : Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 1
album : Best selection (comp., Japan) track 8
album : Perfect : the best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 1
single : Perfect / Find my love track 1
album : The very best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 1
album : The masters (comp.) track 1
album : Perfect (comp., US?) track 4
album : The best of Fairground Attraction (comp., Japan) track 2
album : The very best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 1