the song
title : Nobody wins
written by : Radney Foster / K. Richey
song copyright : © 19xx? St Julien Music / Polygram / Blue Water Music

the performance
musicians
Radney Foster vocal
with :
Aly Bain fiddle
Russ Barenberg guitar
Jerry Douglas dobro
Tommy Hayes percussion
Eddi Reader backing vocal
Breda Smyth fiddle
Danny Thompson double bass
music
key : G major; modulates to A major for last verse
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 104
form : c′ V B C V B C M C P
lyrics

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

Nobody wins

you say this ain’t over yet
I’ve said things that I’ll regret
it won’t be easy to forget
scars take time to heal

’fore another bitter word gets loose
I was hoping we could call a truce

’cos nobody wins, we both lose
hearts get broken and love gets bruised

when we light that same old fuse
again and again
nobody wins slamming doors
we both lost this fight before
and I won’t play that game no more
’cos nobody wins

darling we got too much pride
it don’t matter who’s wrong or right
our honey love ain’t black and white
it’s the way I feel about you

all I want to do is hold you tight
I can’t take another angry night

and nobody wins, we both lose
hearts get broken and love gets bruised

when we light that same old fuse
again and again
nobody wins slamming doors
we both lost this fight before
and I won’t play that game no more

’cos nobody wins

I know something’s bound to break if we don’t bend
baby what’s it going to take

nobody wins, we both lose
hearts get broken and love gets bruised
when we light that same old fuse
again and again
nobody wins slamming doors
we both lost this fight before
and I won’t play that game no more
nobody wins

nobody wins {nobody wins}
nobody wins
{oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh}


the recording
personnel
produced by : Douglas Eadie for BBC Scotland, the National Video Corporation Ltd and Radio Telefis Eirean
recorded by : Cunningham Audio Productions, Beauly, Inverness at a Highland hotel in 1998
mixed by : Brian MacNeill at Cunningham Audio Productions, Beauly, Inverness?
mastered by : Jon Turner at Cunningham Audio Productions, Beauly, Inverness?
technical
track timing : 4:01
song timing : 3:58
released on
album : Transatlantic sessions 2, volume one track 10

commentary
recorded live during filming for the Transatlantic Sessions 2 tv series, with no audience apart from other musicians and the tv crew