‘All I Wanted (Breathe album version)’ [4:19] (Mike Peters), Mike Peters

‘All I Wanted (Breathe album version)’ [4:19] (Mike Peters), Mike Peters
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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All that I wanted
All that I needed
All I wanted was you

I was a stranger moving from place to place
Driven by a need for something I could not explain
I was lost in a no mans land between night and day
Travelling a road that was leading me astray
Every time I tried to find it (tried to find it)
Every time I tried to find it I'd lose my way

All that I wanted
All that I needed
All I wanted was you
All that I wanted
All that I needed
All I wanted was you
All I wanted was you

I've been down to the crossroads many times
I've been north, south, east and west in my life
And the train kept a rollin' 
A thunderin' down the miles
And the train kept a rollin' all day and night
Every time I tried to find it (tried to find it)
Every time I tried to find it I'd lose my way

All that I wanted
All that I needed
All I wanted was you
All that I wanted
All that I needed
All I wanted was you
All I wanted was you

All I wanted was you

A whispered name...A naked flame...
Imagination...Wide awake
I lost my way until you saved me
All I ever wanted was you

All that I wanted
All that I needed
All I wanted was you
All that I wanted
All that I needed
All I wanted was you
All I wanted was you
All I wanted was you
All I wanted was you

Notes
:Recorded at Sain Studios, Llandwrog, Wales
Produced by Mike Peters
Mixed by Risteard O’Monaigh & Field Marshall Slug
Engineered by Gethyn Evans

Mike Peters & The Poets:
Mike Peters – Guitar & Vocals
Field Marshall Slug – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar & Backing Vocals
Jules Jones – Piano, Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Brychan Llyr – Rhythm guitar, mandorin & backing vocals
Emyr Penlan – Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Mike Peters Notes
:”‘All I Wanted’ was again written at an early stage and has already developed into a huge favourite at the shows. This is the hardest type of song to record in the studio; everyone has an expectation. Live, ‘Wanted’ usually featured in the latter stages of the show when the adrenaline between band and audience is really high and consequently the tempo of the song would be pushed to the limit. Aware of the ‘expectation,’ our main concern was to record the song at a tempo that would suit everyone; fast enough to satisfy, yet subtle enough to make sense inside the body of a recorded album. I spent hours listening to sound-board tapes and bootlegs and cross-referencing the live tempos from small gigs such as King Tuts in Glasgow to larger halls like the Empire in Shepherds Bush. Once the tempo had been set the song was recorded in virtually the first take. When sequencing a record as opposed to a live show a different set of dynamics comes into play. Firstly, most people do not possess a stereo system as loud as a concert p.a. system and so the excitement has to register in other ways. The Rolling Stones used to say that all their production time went into the first few seconds of a record, because if you didn’t grab the listeners’ attention straight away, it’s easy for them to become distracted and lose interest. With this in mind, I thought ‘Poetic’ and ‘Wanted’ made for the perfect start to the album and if you are one of the few people to have a P.A. system in your bedroom, then be warned, these songs are very loud and in the case of ‘Wanted,’ very fast.”
(21st Century Fanzine #2)
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