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November 2013

Don’t Look Back

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“Don’t Look Back” was wholly produced by Patrick Patterson and Trevor White. It was recorded and mixed almost entirely at Ocean Studios and Yellow Fish studios in the UK. The Band introduced the album with the deep and soulful single Put Your Faith in Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gedF-p-imv8

Rules Of The Game

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“In Time” was followed by “Rules of the Game”. The recording of Rules of the Game started during the band’s stint with EMI Records. The initial recording started with producer Gary Katz in New York at Sorcerer Studios lasting for a period of six weeks. While the band was undertaking this project, “In Time” was still making its way along the promotion trail in both the UK and the USA. The Band had by then been placed with EMI’s American counterpart Capitol Records for its US release and promotion and under the auspices of Capitol Records undertook a promotional tour of the USA.
However, the Band’s relationship with EMI ended during this period and it was many years before “Rules of the Game” was finally completed, although Trevor and Patrick continued to record tracks for “Rules of the Game”. The process was undertaken over an extended period, and it took eight years before they finally returned in earnest to the studio to complete the album which was finally released the album in 2002.
Rules of the Game contains tracks that fall into the soul/ R&B genre and the band’s style id exemplified by tracks such as:
Operator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb-b6biXyAA and Man of Mystery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt6FJfqKOwQ

In Time

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“In Time” was the first full album release from View from the Hill. It marked the beginning of the band’s relationship with the major record label EMI Records. EMI had signed the band in 1986, at the point at which the band had started to achieve critical acclaim from the release on the independent label Survival Records of the self-entitled EP “View from the Hill”. The release of the EP on Survival Records was itself a repackaging and re release of the EP which had been issued on the Zara label two years earlier.
“In Time” crossed different musical styles including soul, rock and adult contemporary. One of the unique characteristics about the music of View from the Hill is the combination of great soulful ballads with interesting and poignant social commentary. This combination obviously appealed to the tastes of a discerning record buying public because, following the release of the Album the band acquired further critical recognition, particularly for two of the songs which were initially release as singles, No Conversation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfCIFKekYq0 and I’m No Rebel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9pzhwA5kOw. Both tracks found their way into the UK charts.
For the recording of “In Time”, the Band had used a number of different producers, including Stewart Levine (producer of The Crusaders, Minnie Ripperton, Simply Red and Oleta Adams), with whom the band recorded No Conversation and I’m No Rebel; Mick Glossop, whose long relationship with the music of Van Morrison made him a perfect fit for music for a band like View from the Hill. Mick Glossop produced “Stay and Let Me Love You”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTjinVMR22A and “Lovers Confessions”, tracks which stand out as consummate soulful ballads. Other producers on the album were Pete Winfield (18 with a bullet) who took the seat for “Turn out the Light” and Howard Gray, who sat in for “On the Corner”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTjinVMR22A
The other tracks on the album were produced by Patrick and Trevor along with Nick Gatfield.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

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Patrick Patterson
Thirty years with nothing to show
All her dreams lost long ago
She feels it’s time to move on and never look back

Life is empty now the kids are grown
She has the strength to stand alone
She’s confident now, it will be ok
Now she’s leaving, today’s her Independence day

Has so many sad regrets
Forsaken love she can’t forget
She’s discontented every time she looks back

Blaming all her ups and downs
On some fool notion that love could be found
In the arms of a good hearted man who was going nowhere
Now she’s leaving, today’s her Independence day

The time has come to lift her wings and fly
Let fate and fortune take her where they will
She says she will not let life pass her by
There’s no more left to say
Today is her independence day

Days of love have come and gone
There’s nothing left, she can’t hold on
Her life must change she won’t go on this way

All her dreams she’s left behind
Out of sight but not out of mind
It’s not enough to make do, as mama used to say
Now she’s leaving, today’s her independence day

The time has come she can’t live a lie
Who cares what the world may say
She knows it’s now a case of do or die
There’s no more left to say
Today is her independence day

LOVE LIKE WINE

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Patrick Patterson

Gotta talk this thing over -bit by bit
Sort out our problems and get down to the root of it
We’ve seen some good times -oh for sure
If only for the memory let’s try it just once more

Chorus
Cause I can’t walk away please try to forgive me
Overlook my mistake this time
And let your loving flow like wine

Forget all the failings –the bad days are gone
We can put them behind us
All we gotta do is hold on
I won’t let sadness fill your heart with pain
Won’t let your teardrops flow like falling rain

I can’t walk away please try to forgive me
Overlook my mistake this time
Let your loving flow like wine

Let your heart make the decision –you can put your trust in me
Give yourself the kind permission, baby you will get the best of me

Forget all the failings though I’ve done wrong
Put the past behind us, all we gotta do is hold on
Won’t let sadness fill your heart with pain
Won’t let your teardrops fall like rain

chorus
I can’t walk away you know my heart won’t let me
Overlook my mistake this time
Let your loving flow like wine

Let your loving flow like wine
Let your loving flow like wine
Let your loving flow like wine
Let your loving flow like wine
Let your loving flow like wine

(On me this time your love like wine)

DONT KNOW WHY I LOVE YOU

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Patrick Patterson

Don’t know why I love you but I do
Don’t know why I’m crazy about you
Here every moment breaking in two
Don’t know why I love you but I do

Don’t know why I miss you desperately
Even though you’re simply out of view
Here when I’m lonely thinking of you
Don’t know why I love you but I do

Maybe it’s my weakness that keeps my heart in chains
Maybe there are reasons that words cannot explain
Maybe I have been enchanted, that’s what love can do
But oh when I’m close to you
I only know I do

Don’t know why I love you but I do
Don’t know why I’m crazy about you
It’s clear every moment that I am with you
I will always love you as I do
It’s clear every moment that I am with you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you as I do

MOVIE STAR

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Patrick Patterson/Trevor White

Can’t explain what it takes to turn you my way
Perfect stranger holds the key to your heart
Don’t possess the gift of good conversation
But I’m gonna make a new start

Your heart yearns for a lover on a big screen
A leading man is always on your mind
When you need someone for loving
I won’t be far behind

Chorus
I’ll be –I’ll be your movie star
Coming-no matter where you are
You say that I must stand in line
You heart’s not mine.

Not the kind of man to move in new directions
My best performance is self control
But if you heart really needs affection
Cast me in the leading role

Your eyes might be fixed on another
He’ll break your heart though he looks so fine
But I believe in give to get
So here take this heart of mine

Chorus

You think that he’s the answer to your needs
But life isn’t quite the same
As it is on the silver screen

I know you still read true love stories
Romance is what you’re dreaming of
Don’t look to you find yourself another
I will be good enough

Your heart yearns for a lover on the big screen
A leading man’s always on your mind
When you need someone for loving
Baby you take this heart of mine

Chorus
Rpt

NO IN BETWEEN

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Patrick Patterson

Tried a hundred ways to get through
Because love really matters
Closed my eyes to small indiscretions
Always patiently yours
Tried my best for the best of all reasons
Kept right on loving you
Love has a limit to what love can do

There’s no in between
No comes and goes
No part solutions
When it’s time to let go

I still get weak and I fall apart
Every now and then
All my convictions and my precious defences just slip away
Sometimes it’s hard and I cry just a little
My heart’s filled with doubt
And although I love you
I keep holding out

There’s no in between
No comes and goes
No part solutions
When it’s time to let go

Looked at all that we have been through
Life’s twists and turns
Found the heart not to surrender
This is the lesson I’ve learned
Sometimes it’s hard and I cry just a little my heart’s filled with doubt
But although I love you I keep holding out

There’s no in between
No comes and goes
No part solutions
When it’s time to let go

There’s no in between
No comes and goes
No part solutions
When it’s time to let go
No part solutions
When it’s time to let go

When the night comes

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Lets talk about the anger that we feel inside
Lets talk about colours and the great divide
When the night comes
Lets talk about history and the price we paid
Lets talk about chances before the chances fade
When the night comes
Lets talk about trying to make the pieces fit
Lets talk about religion just for the hell of it
When the night comes
talk about the writing on the crumbling city walls
talk about the meaning the meaning of it all
When the night comes
Talk about people fighting to be free
Lets talk about the old days and destiny
When the night comes
talk about the poor man living on his knees
Ask the politicians for an explanation please
When the night comes
talk about the anguish of the native man
Lets talk in a language we all understand
When the night comes
Let’s talk of revolution cause it makes some sense
talk about silence and its consequence

Lets talk about it
Lets talk about it
Lets talk about it
Lets talk about it

PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME

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Patrick Patterson

Today I heard my father’s word s
They touched the deepest part of me
I heard him say whatever comes your way
You can always count on me

In troubled times just put your hand in mine
When you’re weak I will be strong
So shed no tears discard your fears
Lean on me when things go wrong

Put your faith in me
Put your faith in me
Your rock of ages I’ll be
Put your faith in me
Put your faith in me
There’s no mountain we can’t climb if you’ll just put your faith in me

Today I found that love built on solid ground
Always stands the test of time
The hurt the tears, all the silent years
can be left behind

In troubled times though our paths unwind
When you need me I’ll be strong
So have no fear I’ll be right here
Lean on me when things go wrong

Put your faith in me
Put your faith in me
Your rock of ages I’ll be
Put your faith in me
Put your faith in me
There’s no mountain we can’t climb
Just keep your hand in mine
And always put your faith in me

No matter how hard you find your road
I’ll be with you in times of sorrow
Whenever you find you’re in need of me
You can always put your faith in me

Today I heard my father’s word s
They touched the deepest part of me
I heard him say whatever comes your way
You can always count on me

WE DONT TALK
Patrick Patterson

We don’t talk about it now,
We just watch the world go round
Holding back our true emotions, without comment without sound

We don’t talk about the old days,
Searching for the secrets of the soul
Crying out against injustice, watching tragedy unfold

We don’t talk about it now,
About the dreams we left behind
Somewhere out there in the mystic,
Another place and time

Chorus
When the night comes and memory takes us back to the beginning
When the night comes
We think about the way the way it used to be
When the night comes

We don’t talk now from the heart,
About the rage we feel inside
Cover all our true convictions in some articulate disguise

We don’t talk these days of deeds and consequences
The cost of war that still outrage the senses
We don’t talk we say that talking makes no sense
But the cost of silence is its consequence

Chorus

We don’t talk of days of sorrow
Like we did in the days of old
Take the path of least resistance
Silence must be broken …stories must be told

Chorus

We only talk these days in fashion
Old deceits in new disguise
Put away the hard to mention
Don’t talk too proud don’t act too wise

We don’t talk these days of principles and passion
Sit in silence in a place of satisfaction
We don’t talk, we say that talking makes no sense
But the cost of silence is its consequence