the song
title : A smile in a whisper
written by : Mark E. Nevin
song copyright : © 1988 BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal, backing vocal
Mark E. Nevin acoustic guitar
Simon Edwards guitaron (Mexican acoustic bass)
Roy Dodds drum kit, percussion
with :
Roger Beaujolais glockenspiel
Kim Burton tiny harp and piano
music
key : G major
time-signature : 6/8
tempo : MM 54
form : v VR ½v VR v′ VR R vr p
lyrics

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

A smile in a whisper

sky of ink and diamond stars
empty streets with just occasional cars
here we lie in a lullaby
of the stillness in our room

words are unable to speak of love
like a smile in a whisper does
oh, words are unable to speak of love
like a smile in a whisper
does, na-na-na-na-na

all of the letters in all of the words
in all of the books all over the world
they’re nothing but sounds and vowels and nouns
for talking to strangers, that’s all they’re worth

words are unable to speak of love
like a smile in a whisper does
oh, words are unable to speak of love
like a smile in a whisper
does

orchestra of tiny harps
it’s like pepper sprinkled on our hearts
we’re threading a needle with boxing gloves
when we try and talk about love

words are unable to speak of love
like a smile in a whisper does
oh words are unable to speak of love
like a smile in a whisper does

ah, words are unable to speak of love
like a smile in a whisper does
yeah, words are unable to speak of love
like a smile in a whisper
does

wo-ah-wo-o-o-ah [etc.]

like a smile in a whisper does


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 : 3:30
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : First of a million kisses track 1
single : A smile in a whisper track 1
album : Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 3
album : Best selection (comp., Japan) track 4
album : Perfect : the best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 5
album : The very best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 4
album : The masters (comp.) track 6
album : Perfect (comp., US?) track 10
album : The best of Fairground Attraction (comp., Japan) track 5
album : The very best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 13