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Wasting Away And Wondering

by THE SCHOOL

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Every Day 02:41
You always leave me here just wondering How I'd ever be without you And I'm so lucky just to know you But I'll never let it show And I don't care if you sometimes feel down Just as long as you say you'll be round Every day that it wasted with you Is a day never wasted at all So you wanna move to Amsterdam You never liked it there before You found someone to make you look good Well I'm happy for you now
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Love is anywhere you find it And I've found it with you Love is all around you every day And I'm happy just to say that I've found you Love is anywhere you want it And I want it with you Love is all around us every day But be careful that you always stay true People often tell me to push our love aside But they're all running round with expectations oh-so high They don't understand you've gotta Treat the one you love oh-so good Love is anywhere you give it And I give it to you Love is all around you every day And I'm happy just to say that I've found you Love is all around us every day And I'm happy just to say that I've found you
3.
I won't blame you if you say you have to leave But darling I want you to stay I won't blame you if you say you've gotta go But I'll always want you around Cos all I want from you is everything That's all I'm asking for All I want from you is everything You know I need you so I won't beg you if you're walking out the door But darling I want you to stay I won't beg you if you're never coming home But I'll always want you around
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Gonna see how love can be With you I've got to try it Shouldn't give my heart away But I can't help it I've waited oh-so long Now I'm the lucky one And I won't waste another day I can't wait til you belong to me Didn't think I'd find it here With you there's no denying Didn't think I'd trust again But now I'm trying
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Don't worry baby, I don't love you any more No don't worry baby, I don't love you any more And this time I know, I'll be much better off without you around So don't worry baby, I don't love you any more Don't worry baby, I don't need you any more No kisses from me, cos I don't need you any more And this time I'll go, holding my head up to the blue skies above So don't worry baby, I don't need you any more And every night, I'll close my eyes with a smile upon my face So don't worry baby, I don't love you any more
6.
And my heart's beating overtime Whenever you walk by And I can't control the way That I'm feeling inside
7.
Baby won't you tell me is there something on your mind? Cos I've been waiting here now for a long time If there's something wrong then you have got to let me know Or if you really love me let it show Cos you've been playing games and they've been going on too long All my friends keep telling me to move on If there's something wrong then you have got to let me know Or if you really love me let it show Don't you ever leave me here Wasting away and wondering what I'd be if you'd just set me free How can you ever leave me here Wasting away and wondering what I'd do for a boy like you Well I can't do it any more
8.
First time I saw you with that smile upon your face I knew I would have to make you mine No hesitating now that time ain't on our side Love, it is too precious for us to hide And do I love you? Do I love you? Oh yes I do boy, yes I do Do I love you? Do I love you? Oh yes I do boy, yes I do Next time I saw you with that smile upon your face I knew I was glad to make you mine boy No hesitating now that time ain't on our side Love, it is too precious for us to hide You're the sweetest thing that ever I did see You can make the day as bright as it can be You're the best thing that ever happened to me And I'm gonna show you baby, nothing's gonna be the same
9.
Last night my friend, she came to me How could I tell That he used to be so special to me But he was untrue Don't hold his hand, don't kiss goodnight He's gonna break your heart one day Don't walk him home, and don't squeeze him tight He's gonna break your heart one day
10.
I can see in your eyes you've been hurt before But that ain't gonna happen any more Believe me it's true, and all that I ask of you Put your hand in mine to make this real love Put your hand in mine to make this beautiful So you say that she will only break your heart Don't you think it's time you made a brand new start? Believe me it's true, and all that I ask of you Put your hand in mine to make this real love Put your hand in mine to make this beautiful Put your hand in mine to make this anything Put your hand in mine to make this beautiful
11.
I really don't wanna go now, but I'll see you soon No I really don't wanna go now, but I'll see you soon There ain't no doubt about it So if you're lonely and needing a friend Let's pretend this sea's a river, and I will see you soon I really don't wanna say it, it's only goodbye But I really don't wanna hear it, there's tears in my eyes And I cannot remember Oh if I ever had feelings this way So get over here already, and I will see you soon
12.
Oh my arms, they feel like nothing When they're without you And nothing seems to feel the way you do Yeah my arms, they feel like nothing When they're without you And nothing seems to feel the way you do When you're oh-so far away I just can't see How someone as good as you would be with me

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FORMATS: LP [Numbered Limited Edition of 750 copies] / CD Digipak / Digital Album

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▶ Watch the official videoclip of "All I Want From You Is Everything": bit.ly/1NFc4kY

▶ Watch the official videoclip of "Do I Love You?": bit.ly/1OgPb7w

▶ Watch the official videoclip of "I Will See You Soon": bit.ly/1FP18cr

▶ Watch the official videoclip of "Put Your Hand In Mine": bit.ly/20AW05E

► Watch the official video-clip of "My Arms, They Feel Like Nothing": bit.ly/29FmaWu
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We have finally gotten our hands on it; THE SCHOOL are back with a huge album, where their maturity and freshness combine to create an unusual formula that, based on soul, pop, and rhythm 'n blues, goes above and beyond the limits of brilliance and optimism, despite the sad title. Along with their traditional- eight musician line-up, led by Liz’s omnipresent voice, there are three more musicians with them, helping to create an album with lush instrumentation, and stunning completeness. This third album is anxiously awaited by so many of the fans the group has gathered (earned) all around the world with the success they achieved with their previous albums and their fantastic concerts.

“Every Day” is a trademark song in every way. Sixties-inspired folk-pop with precious arrangements, delicious choruses, and delicate but brilliant melodies. The first rays of sunshine are shining through. “Love Is Anywhere You Find It” picks it up a notch. It has a Motown base, a solid rhythm, a bridge that is a chorus in and of itself, and it reaches new levels, along with close cousins like “Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Keeping Nothing” by Mayer Hawthorne and “You Can't Hurry Love” by THE SUPREMES. From “All I Want From You Is Everything”, we were already talking about the advance single for this album: outbursts of ye-ye and a band that is perfectly geared up to make a wall of melody, a solid and simultaneously gently exciting framework “Til You Belong To Me” has fascinating brass instruments. Optimistic, lively, with echoes of Wilson Pickett’s rhythm ‘n blues. “Don't Worry Baby (I Don't Love You Any More)” stands with THE SHIRELLES’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” as one of the songs that excites us the most, and also leaves us in the greatest despair, using Phil Spector’s legacy. Melancholy and sadness run high. “My Heart's Beating Overtime” is a small piece of dreamy folk pop, a brief message traced by hand and hidden in a handful of incredible songs.

“Wasting Away And Wondering” gets back to rhythm ‘n blues in the best way, with the push and the strength of THE COMMITMENTS, the blues of Rufus Thomas, and an ever-present revitalizing pop spirit. “Do I Love You?” keeps the voltage high with an exceptional example of northern soul that will definitely play thousands of times this year in the best pop clubs all over the world, and that we will definitely dance to until we’ve had our fill. “He's Gonna Break Your Heart One Day” takes us to the best tradition of french pop, from Jacques Demy’s musical “Les Parapluies de Cherbourg” to singers like France Gall and Françoise Hardy, with a bridge that Ennio Morriccone could perfectly have set to music.

This is solid proof of how the Welsh group’s discourse has diversified, reaching magisterial levels in all cases. Northern soul reappears with “Put Your Hand In Mine”, with a huge starring role for the string instruments, that give a lyrical tone to a song with an incredibly, highly hummable, really energetic chorus. “I Will See You Soon” was one of the songs that we already heard on the advance a few weeks ago. Straight-forward pop, solid, with small loving nods to ye-ye that play perfectly with the minor chords (another of features that could be said about the rest of the album).

And the album closes with “My Arms, They Feel Like Nothing”. This song deserves a special mention. With its choral scheme, its solid soul, it works like the ideal closure for such a perfect album. Once again, the solid rhythm that comes from Rob Jones (SLOW CLUB’s live bassist and also the producer of this new album by THE SCHOOL, and of SWEET BABOO’s album “Ships”) pushes the song until the wind instruments reach their apex, coming to an end that is like the tail of a sardine: there is no other choice but to listen to the album all over again from the very beginning.

THE SCHOOL has already given us more than enough reasons to include them among the best pop groups of the international panorama, but this marvellous “Wasting Away And Wondering” confirms it definitively. Either way, don’t miss out on the fun!

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released September 4, 2015

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