the song
title : Who’s your jailer now?
written by : Clive Gregson and Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 1993? Gregsongs / Dizzy Heights Music Publishing Ltd administered by Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Clive Gregson lead vocals, guitar
Boo Hewerdine guitar, backing vocals
Eddi Reader backing vocals, shaker?
music
key : G major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 97
form : m′ VR VR M VRx m′
lyrics

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

Who’s your jailer now?

{sweet, sweet
sweet, sweet
}

who takes the blame for all your plans
the ones that won’t go right?
who gets the chance to make your day
when I can’t make your night?
well I locked the door and lost the key
you still got away somehow
if after this you can’t be free

who’s your jailer now?

who turns the wheels that grind you down?
who sets your teeth on edge?
who sows the seeds that bear no fruit?
{ah behind:} gets to take the pledge?
for this mouth you only lie
of the sweat from off my brow
whoa, you’ve stolen what you could have had for free

who’s your jailer now?

{if all we had to do was hurry through our lives
if all we had to do was make ends meet
how would we ever learn to separate
the sour from the sweet
sweet
}

who gets to ride this roller-coaster
and not go up and down
this house of cards, this paper thing
since you took to tinsel-town?
well I {ah behind:} shadowed streets of silver
but I stand with my head bowed
well I cross my heart and hope to die

who’s your jailer now?

I cross my heart {ah} and hope to die

who’s your jailer now?

{sweet, sweet
sweet, sweet
sweet, sweet
sweet, sweet
sweet, sweet
}


the recording
personnel
produced by : Jon Kelly
recorded by : Tom Leader at Helicon Mountain Studio, London
mixed by : Tom Leader? at Westside, London
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 4:11
song timing : 4:08
released on
single : Wonderful lie track 3