Saturday, July 13, 2013

Anne Clark : The Very Best OF

Anne Clark (born 14 May 1960, Croydon, London, England) is an English poet and songwriter.
Clark soon became involved with the Warehouse Theatre, an independently financed stage for bands, that was always low on cash.

Although the theater's owners initially objected to the strange, pierced punk scene characters and their leather outfits, Anne was able to successfully arrange the program. Anne Clark managed to fill the theatre with artists like Paul Weller, Linton Kwesi Johnson, French & Saunders, The Durutti Column, Ben Watt (who is now a member of Everything But The Girl), and many others. She experimented with music and lyrics herself and first appeared on stage in Richard Strange's Cabaret Futura with Depeche Mode.

A unique figure in British music, Anne Clark is a singer and lyricist who works in both electronic and acoustic music, performing literate but emotionally charged songs of contemporary life.

Harrow's electronics would dominate many of Clark's best-known releases, but she also collaborated frequently with classically trained pianist Charlie Morgan (he co-wrote and played on the album Hopeless Cases), as well as recording with John Foxx of Ultravox and Martyn Bates of Eyeless in Gaza (the latter on a collection of songs adapted from poems by Rainer Maria Rilke).


Through these city nightmares you'd walk with me
And we'd talk of it with idealistic assurance
That it wouldn't tear us apart
We'd keep our heads above the blackened water
But there's no room for ideals in this mechanical place
And you're gone now

Through a grimy window that I can't keep clean
Through billowing smoke that's swallowed the sun
You're nowhere to be seen

Do you think our desires still burn
I guess it was desires that tore us apart
There has to be passion
A passion for living, surviving
And that means detachment

Every-body has a weapon to fight you with
To beat you with when you are down
There were too many defence between us
Doubting all the time
Fearinf all the time
Doubting all the time
Fearinf all the time
That like these urban nightmares
We'd blacken each other skies

When we passed the subway we tried to ignore our fate there
Of written threats on endless walls
Unjustified crimes carried on stifled calls
Would you walk with me now through this pouring rain
It used to mingle with our tears then dry with the hopes
That we left behind
It rains even harder now .


01 The Sitting Room     2:23    
02 Short Story     1:54    
03 All We Have To Be Thankful For     4:17    
04 Echoes Remain Forever     3:34    
05 Wallies     4:11    
06 Sleeper In Metropolis     4:06    
07 Our Darkness     5:21    
08 Killing Time     4:45    
09 Heaven     3:59    
10 Alarm Call     3:56    
11 Poem Without Words 2 - Journey By Night     3:37    
12 Cane Hill     4:19    
13 This Be The Verse     1:13    
14 Homecoming     4:38    
15 The Power Game     3:22

         Bonus Tracks

16 Heaven (Live In Montreal)     4:22    
17 Self Destruct (Extended Version)     6:19    
18 Our Darkness (Remix)     6:30    
19 Hope Road (A-Z Route)     6:53


I've been sitting here all day
trying to understand
why people want to rule each other
when the problem's close at hand

a little less of what you want
and more of what you've got
is enough to keep you strugging
without hatching other plots

But justify yourself !
Don't satisfy yourself !

You should be out there voting
say the power mongers gloating

You hide behind the left or right
To add power to your claims
But what you're really saying
Doesn't need theories to explain

Self glorification is what you really mean
The glory you say you despise
It make's more I've seen

I'll fight to make life better
In any way I can
I'll break the rules that you tie to me
If it means staying who I am

Don't tell me how to live my life
Don't tell me what to do
Repression is always brought about
by people with politics and attitudes like you
And politics
And attitudes
And you



Songwriters: Clark, Anne Charlotte / Harrow, David

Stumbling words and stuttering lips
Make the sentence complete
A death sentence complete

Create hell our of hopelessness
Confirm the failure of it all

Falling and calling
Falling and crawling
A Stick in the ground scratches your name
A scream in the darkness is searching
Again and again

Watching eyes wait for sadeness to rise
True superstitions combine and thicken
This poison that reaches my Soul
This terror that blackens my Soul

I must smile at your strategy
And laugh at your plan
And the execution of it all

Like death itself love is rotting inside of me
But there'll be no protection for you - you cannot hide me

I am cold on a bed of ice
But like seasons I know it will pass
It will always return again though
A Summer of love is a momentary and transient thing

Winter will always return again

And I should have known
We were only killing time
Now you have chosen you're killing time
Let's hope you make the kill in time

Lies fall out of your mouth like laughter
So shallow - it's become so disposable
We had faith like a cross
We had trust like a flag
We had faith
We had trust
Killing time

Take it as you like : MP3  or Flac People
And politics
And attitudes
And you

MP3  : Size  : 187  MB
 Flac Part 1 : Size : 239  MB
Flac Part 2 : Size :  253  MB


  1. αγαπω πολυ το our darkness!
    τα σχεδιακια τι ειναι;

    1. Τα σχεδιάκια είναι απο το Comic-Book "Hellraiser" του Clive Barker.Κυκλοφόρησε το 2008 απο τις εκδόσεις ΟΞΥ.