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Only When I'm Dancing

by THE YEARNING

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Every time I try to leave Sayin' that I don't believe I can't do it Every time I walked away Sayin' I'm not gonna stay I blew it So, I'm telling you I'm sure You don't have to worry anymore 'Cause I'm never gonna let you go Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna let you go Never wanna make you cry Every little falling out Even when we'd start to shout We'd get through it Every little passing day Colour pushing through the grey I knew it So, I'm telling you once more You're all that I'm looking for 'Cause I'm never gonna let you go Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna let you go Never wanna make you cry We've had our moments Our times in the dark But now we move forwards With love in our hearts
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I'm sorry if I gave you hope I didn't mean to lead you on You start a fire when there's no smoke But all the love in me has gone 'Cause it's not what you are thinking And it's time that I should go But before you get your hopes up I've just got to let you know Don't take me to heart Don't take it the wrong way Don't pull it apart There's nothing in hearsay I know what you think That there may be something Between us but please Don't take me to heart 'Cause I'm not the right one I'm not the girl you're looking for I'm not who you think I am You need someone who gives you more Someone who you can understand 'Cause it's not what you are thinking And it's time that I should go But before you get your hopes up I've just got to let you know Don't take me to heart Don't take it the wrong way Don't pull it apart There's nothing in hearsay I know what you think That there may be something Between us but please Don't take me to heart 'Cause I'm not the right one
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I can't breathe it's like you're haunting me Like a shadow I can't shake You're not here but it's still daunting me There's only so much I can take 'Cause you, you're there in every scene In my head since I was seventeen So, how can I forget you when I see your face everywhere? It's only when I'm dancing It's only when I'm dancing That I can move away from you Escape the world that we've been through It's only when I'm dancing It's only when I'm dancing That I can hide away from it all And spare me the fall And build me a wall It's only when I'm dancing I can't see it's like you've blinded me Like a code that I can't break All the memories you've confined in me With the peace I want to make So, I could change the way I am Grow my hair and live in Amsterdam Yet nothing, nothing can change the way I feel It's only when I'm dancing It's only when I'm dancing That I can move away from you Escape the world that we've been through It's only when I'm dancing It's only when I'm dancing That I can hide away from it all And spare me the fall And build me a wall It's only when I'm dancing
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I thought that I was immune Thought I would never be caught so soon 'Cause I've been done times before So, I won't go there again - no more But now I feel like I'm falling And it's my name that they're calling And now I can feel it starting over again Pulling me in until you're more than a friend I try to resist but I'm undone by your kiss And now it's too late 'cause love Love has taken hold of my heart I thought I'd try on my own Forever happy to be alone It seemed the easiest way To keep the trouble and hurt at bay But now you're standing before me And your eyes tell a story And now I can feel it starting over again Pulling me in until you're more than a friend I try to resist but I'm undone by your kiss And now it's too late 'cause love Love has taken hold of my heart But now I feel like I'm falling And it's my name that they're calling And now I can feel it starting over again Pulling me in until you're more than a friend I try to resist but I'm undone by your kiss And now it's too late 'cause love Love has taken hold of my heart
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I feel the music washing over me tonight The swathes of people moving underneath the lights And then I see you and the music starts to fade And I'm drawn to you There's something more to this, I feel it when we dance Your eyes are telling me you want to take that chance So, take a chance Lend me your love Just for the night, ah Lend me your love Just for the night, ah And as the people leave, the rhythm marches on We're tied together by the everlasting song And at this moment I can't be alone again Do you feel it too? Let's grab a taxi ride and drive into the night The dawn is breaking but the day is out of sight Let's take the night Lend me your love Just for the night, ah Lend me your love Just for the night, ah Lend me your loving Look into your soul Tell me your secrets Relinquish control And as we're sitting here, you take me by the hand The future's nothing but a far and distant land We understand Lend me your love Just for the night, ah Lend me your love Just for the night, ah
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Come to me And just before we say goodbye Hold me close While stars still shine above This may be The last time you can be with me So, come to me And give me all your love Come to me The morning seems so far away Hold my face And touch me with your heart Pull me near For tomorrow brings a darker day Come to me Until we're torn apart Kiss me like we're strangers Like the first time that we met Reckless to the dangers That were not with us yet Come to me And just before we say goodbye Hold me close While stars still shine above This may be The last time you can be with me So, come to me And give me all your love
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Take a little look in my direction Take a little glance my way tonight Give a little love or some affection Give a little time, you know it's right I've been standing in line Trying to give you a sign So, I can catch some of your attention I've been dancing alone While you stare at your phone It's time to give my heart a mention Take a little look in my direction Take a little glance my way tonight Give a little thought, or some reflection Give a little time, you know it's right I've been waiting so long Been so patient and strong I need to know your heart's reaction You're the one that I choose And I've no plans to lose If I could just prove a little distraction? Take a little look in my direction Take a little glance my way tonight Give a little love or some affection Give a little time, I know it's right Take a little look in my direction Take a little glance my way tonight Give a little thought, or some reflection Give a little time, you know it's right Take a little look
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Just because you hear the chorus Doesn't mean you make a verse Singing like there's no tomorrow Is only gonna make it worse It doesn't matter anymore It's nothing new to what's gone before So, I'm telling you now You don't have to make a song or a dance Every time the music plays You don't have to brew a storm in a teacup When you hear a little rain Cos it's nothing more and nothing less It is what it is, now leave it to rest No need to make a song or a dance Every time the music plays Just because you hear a rhythm Doesn't mean you feel the beat Just because the drummer's playing Doesn't mean you leave your seat It doesn't matter anymore It's nothing new to what's gone before So, I'm telling you now You don't have to make a song or a dance Every time the music plays You don't have to brew a storm in a teacup When you hear a little rain Cos it's nothing more and nothing less It is what it is, now leave it to rest No need to make a song or a dance Every time the music plays It's really nothing It's time to let it go Don't make it something Something they need to know You don't have to make a song or a dance Every time the music plays You don't have to brew a storm in a teacup When you hear a little rain Cos it's nothing more and nothing less It is what it is, now leave it to rest No need to make a song or a dance Every time the music plays
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Morning sunrise I crawl out of bed Painful memories run through my head Regret of how I hurt you Coffee wake up Then out to the world Mindless papers and stories unfurl To forget the time I left you Yet I cling to this flight of fancy That you'll come back some day So, keep me in mind, my darling Keep me in line, I'm waiting Moments in time keep passing But lights'll still shine, I'm hoping 'Cause I'll never let go Of a love that I know Is still waiting there for us So, I hope that you'll find a way To keep me in mind Evening train home The houses race by Happy families cosy inside While I blew it with you Yet I cling to this fond illusion That you'll come back to me So, keep me in mind, my darling Keep me in line, I'm waiting Moments in time keep passing But lights'll still shine, I'm hoping 'Cause I'll never let go Of a love that I know Is still waiting there for us So, I hope that you'll find a way To keep me in mind
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A hopeless romantic With rose-coloured eyes Stuck in a time-loop And a modern disguise These times were made for someone else I keep telling myself I need you now Those memories Will bring you back to me I'll always be yearning for you I'll never stop dreaming When everyone's changing their own point of view I'll always be yearning for you I've always looked backwards At times that have passed I don't understand it Why they couldn't last And now I'm lost I can't agree With what you're telling me I don't belong I can't ignore The life that's gone before I'll always be yearning for you I'll never stop dreaming When everyone's changing their own point of view I'll always be yearning for you (You) are the one I adore The one that I live for Let me see you again These times were made for someone else I keep telling myself I need you now Those memories Will bring you back to me

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Joe Moore is full of surprises. We get the feeling that every new release his name is on, whether they are his own projects (THE YEARNING of course, but also THE PERFECT KISS and JULIE ET JOE) or other people’s (Lia Pamina, Cristina Quesada and Maddie Mae), gives us incredible results. Lounge music, soul, girl groups, chamber pop, French pop from the 60s... Diverse styles pass through his hands like an unstoppable song-making machine, from any era, and any place. That is why this new release is creating so much speculation among his followers - will it be a new and improved version of his last work? Will there be another leap to a new time and place? What will the journey be this time?

As the title, “Only When I'm Dancing”, and the advance singles that have already been released hint, “Only When I'm Dancing”, this new album from THE YEARNING, transports us to the golden age of disco music, when the dance floor was full of excitement, melancholy, elegance and majestic arrangements (something that Moore notably excels at). When hips moved to the beat of groove and syncopation. This time, the change of sound comes with a change in singer. The angelic voice of Maddie Dobie (who is currently focusing on her own solo career, also supported by Joe himself) makes way for the elegance of Luci Ashbourne. Her mature, velvety voice is perfect for these sensual, exciting songs, many of which are aimed directly at the dance floor. When Joe began working on this new album, he imagined Karen Carpenter singing along with the music of Benny and Björn, and that is how he began the search for a new voice for these songs. Until he found Luci and discovered that his new songs fit her like a glove.

“Never Gonna Let You Go” begins like a tribute to Barry White. The chords begin, the wah wah, the piano full of class, and then comes that marvelous chorus. It is a magical song that takes us to THE CARPENTERS. “Don't Take Me To Heart” has those bass lines that are so typical of the beginnings of disco music, those Rod Temperton guitars and one of Joe’s favorite chord sequences, from “Bizarre Love Triangle”. It could not miss its mark. Another hit, one of those that makes you dance with tears in your eyes. It is like the title track (which was the debut single of this new work and the first song on the album that Joe wrote), “Only When I'm Dancing”, euphoria, excitement, “Dancing Queen” and Luci shining like a star. “Love Has Taken Hold Of My Heart” returns to certain echoes of ABBA with a base that reminds us of THE NOLANS. Vitality and a rising spirit. “Lend Me Your Love” closes side A, influenced by PET SHOP BOYS’s “Being Boring”, by Andrea True Connection, and with production in the style of a feverish BEE GEES. Once again, that ultra-catchy chorus. It causes such convulsions that just listening to it makes you dance inside your head.

“Come To Me” has a French disco base, hazy and galactic, with a sensual touch that expands over the only mid-tempo on the album. “Take A Little Look” has that irresistible and catchy kitsch touch - ABBA, Tina Charles, THE NOLANS... We’re melting. “Song Or A Dance” has a more soul spirit than disco, with touches of Motown and echoes of FLEETWOOD MAC. And now the slow song: “Keep Me In Mind”. Moore returns to one of his biggest references: Burt Bacharach. And this time Luci performs an absolutely incredible transformation into Karen Carpenter. A song like this on an album of disco music is like an oasis, a statement of intentions, a sad song, almost desperate, and further proof of Joe Moore’s versatility. And to close, “Yearning For You”: Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield make a tailor-made suit for Olivia Newton-John, and the lyrics are a confession in and of themselves.

A new album, a new surprise, a new pleasure, a new era, changes, unpredictability, the twist… All of this and more is part of what Joe Moore offers. And us, we just keep on enjoying it.

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released September 25, 2020

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