Quick, Quick, Slow

by The Cry feat. John Watts

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released January 1, 1984

Bass – David Graham (2)
Design – Bill Smith (19)
Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Theo Thunder
Engineer – John Etchells (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A5, B2 to B5)
Featuring [Saxophone, Woodwind] – Mick Donnelly*
Featuring [Trumpet] – Simon Gardener
Featuring [Vocals] – Lorenza Johnson, Mae McKenna
Lead Vocals, Guitar – John Watts
Photography By – Gered Mankowitz
Photography By [Linear Photos] – Allan Ballard
Producer – Jimmy Douglass (tracks: A1, A5, B2 to B5), John Watts
Producer, Engineer – Howard Grey* (tracks: A3), Richard Manwaring (tracks: B1)
Recorded By [Additional] – Richard Manwaring
Synthesizer, Piano [Glock & Tack Piano] – Mike Benn
Written-By – John Watts, Mike Benn (tracks: B3, B4)

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Fischer-Z Brighton, UK

John Watts’ 40-year career has included 20 albums and around 3000 concerts and festivals worldwide. He has been successful both in Fischer-Z and as a solo artist throughout Europe, with album sales in excess of two million. Peter Gabriel, Steve Cropper and Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ Brass section have all contributed to his recordings. ... more

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Track Name: No Time For Love
no time for love you don't ask why.
your pillow's warm.
slip on your sandals imagine you are off to the ball.
they weren't awake you close the door
it's so unusual to sleep alone.
your hair in knots, your dreams beyond their control.
no time for love - i can't explain. . .
no time for love. . . within these walls.
no time allowed to be a child.
no time for love, no time, no time for love, no time,
no chance for romancing,
no time to be a child- no time.
no time to talk -so much to say.
go to the town in your cotton dress.
try all the clothes you know
you'll never afford to buy.
so you gaze at the stars of matinees.
piazza for the rich and the poor
then come home tired with a smile all over your face.
Track Name: Laughing & Crying
don't you wind me up, i gave you everything you wanted.
don't you wind me up.
stuck in a room with a view. . .
oh, cruel hand of fate. . .
and the candle burned down. . .
and we still have to wait (wait for it, wait for it)

laughing and crying it's almost the same for me.
laughing & crying is taking my breath away.
don't give up the fight 'cos you'll be sorry when it's over

don't give up he fight.

stuck in a room with a view. . .
oh, cruel hand of fate. . .
and the candle burned down. . .
and we still have to wait.

laughing and cry it's taking my breath away.
i'm laughing and crying and laughing and crying and laughing
and crying and crying and laughing.
Track Name: Take It Round Again
(oh darling, please don't bring your trials home).
laugh. . .life is a tune. . .
every one knows. . .
don't be so serious with me.
now tell me i'm wrong. . .
now that your smile's restored.
here. . . see in the glass. . .
you're looking tired. . .
you need a change to night baby. . .
i'm ready to be your guiding light.

Let me take your hand mmm.
come and catch the train. . .
and go out in style. . .

and then take it round again.

girl cast off the day. . .
let your hair down. . .
no need to compromise and you don't need an excuse
just to enjoy yourself.
you won't get away. . .
i won't accept any apologies.
so i've run you a bath
so you can drift away.

let me take your hand mmm.
come and catch the train. . .
and go out in style and then take it round again.
Track Name: Quick, Quick, Slow
Calculations leaving me confused.
no matter how you work it out
you're always gonna lose.
you helped me to believe it.
working hours for a quiet life.
working through the daytime. . .
working through the night.

you helped me to believe it.
mind over muscle,
muscle ouer mind,
big men come down so hard.
mind over muscle, muscle over mind,
big men shout very loud.

come with me quick quick slow, quick quick slow, quick quick slowly.

all the people feel the same way here.
they said why can't we change things,
they said why don't they care.
you helped me to believe it.
round and round in circles
with the same idea we're going round
and round in circles.

you helped me to believe it.
mind over muscle, muscle over mind,
big men come down so hard.
come with me quick quick slow, quick quick slow, quick quick slowly.
Track Name: Money Talks
Studies in time ond motion. . .
strategic haloween.
a movement to the left. . .
a movement to right in a glossy colour magazine.
and when we find a way to be true - money talks louder and louder
money talks down to the gutter.
little by little by little it hurts.
does anyone need confusion ?
must everyone pay this game.

diversion to the left,
diversion to the right and fighting's
not a children's game.

and when we find a way to be true. . .
money talks louder and louder
money talks down to the gutter
little by little it hurts.

oh there's something wrong about you. . .
something i should know.
if blind is not contagious,
then loosen up those minds.
but pressure to the left
and pressure to the right is common to our modern times.
and when we find a way to be true. . .
money talks. . .
Track Name: Dreamland
concentrate the sun on my skin late in the day.
heat me outside heat me in. . .
keep hyena's away.
i've heard the righteous voices claim isn't that right ?
all i know is they're taking me down to dreamland.
need a hand to shade my eyes.
isn't it bright?
innocent and unprepared,
surrounded with lies.
law of jungle. . . law of man
so hard to define.
all i know is they're taking me down to dreamland.
take a life a life like mine, what is it worth ?
sacrifice a year of my time. . .
chapter and verse.
draw a picture in the sand with the end of my gun.
alll i know is they're taking me down to dreamland.
Track Name: Welcome (To The Club)
I caught that smile as you turned away.
it wasn't hard to identify.
a friendly face in an angry sea.
i caught you laughing at the world, with me.
welcome to the club.
we hesitated i could wait no more.
i asked you what it is you're looking for.
you said i couldn't tell you
it would take too long.
we went for coffee and the world felt warm.
welcome to the club.
all that time i looked at you.
all that time ago.
welcome to the club.
i sat and listened
i was in a trance.
you spoke so clearly
it was elegance.
and when we rose to leave
the smokey room, you reassured me i was not alone.
welcome to the club.
i caught that smile as you turned away.
and for a moment it was clear as day.
came in the
entrance hall,
i wonder if you ever came here at all.
welcome to the club.
Track Name: Before The Boat Goes Down
Every morning i get restless. . .
cups of coffee, fruitless journeys.
permutations, combinations, situarions, i don't like that.
walking pavements, full of faces.
feel the whirlpool, fight against it.
calling voices, low on choices, hidden forces.
it's a full time occupation, going nowhere.
think of something
think of something
quick before the boat goes down.
think of sometking
think of something good.
searching always for an answer.
empty glasses vicious circles.
permutations, combinations, complications.
it's a full time occupation. . .
reading papers, writting letters.
words are always there to squander.
see the moonlight, through the window,
stop believing.
it's a full time occupation. . .
Track Name: Need You
I thought we were free till i found out different.
i thougt we'd escape
but we still have to wait.
you helped me stay calm though we've been bombarded.
and strengthened me with love through an arduous campaign.
so much closer than we were. . .
makes it all worth fighting for. . .
faint hearts and promises let me down.

and i need you. . .
yes i need you.
you're my shadow.
oho, oho, i'm sure it's right.


careful with your friends or they'll end up jealous,
loyalty and love are never for sale.
i thought we'd escaped
all the complications,
i thought we'd escaped
but we still had to fail open-eyed and innocent,
situations aggrevate faint hearts,
and promises let me down

and i need you
yes i need you,
you 're my shadow
oho, oho, i'm sure it's all right.