You And Me (radio version)

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Probably my favourite lyric I've written in a while. Sometimes you can be in a room with a person you love but without any rhyme or reason, things don't feel right. Its no-ones fault, its just how it is. The 'dog' line was one of my favourites but was vetoed by Steve (as he's lead vocals and older than me!) but found its way back in, in later versions. A couple of lines that were altered/added later hinted at guilt for either party but this was always intended as a song with no-one to blame and it being very much in the balance. Will they, wont they?
The final musical feel was very different to what I had in mind when I first wrote the words but that has been one of the learning points through this process with Steve and Jaf. The words on paper can be interpreted in very different ways by different people. Once I press the 'send' button, they are let loose, like children, to then have their own adventures and grow and evolve in their own way depending on whom they meet.
(Michael MacNeill)

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You and Me
(Skaith & MacNeill)

I’ve heard the lies that you said before
Heard the lies that you cried before
All the times love has died before and it was over.

All the days that have played before us
All the hands that have strayed upon us
All the times you’ve lied for us
All the times you tried

It’s you and it’s me
And it’s now or never
It’s you and it’s me and I’ll do whatever
And I will trust you, I will trust you
So never again
It’s you and it’s me
And that’s fine

All the words that have gone before
All the hurt that was wrong before
All the misheard sighs in our time

And to all the love that was lost before us
All the dogs that have lain before us
And the calm that became us, there’s no harm.

All the lies, all the cries all the times you tried before.

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from You And Me / Thieves' Imagination, released March 3, 2017
Performed and arranged by Latin Quarter, who are:
Steve Jeffries (keyboards and backing vocals); Steve Skaith (acoustic guitar and vocals) Martin Ditcham (drums and percussion); Yo Yo Buys (bass and electric guitar) with Mary Carewe (vocals)

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Latin Quarter UK

Latin Quarter first burst onto the scene with their singles "Radio Africa" and "New Millionaires" – songs that stayed for months in the German single charts in the 80s. The band split up in 1998. In 2011 five of the original musicians got together again. Unlike other bands they didn’t rely on previous fame but released two albums with new songs - 'Ocean Head' and 'Tilt'. ... more

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