‘If I Can’t Have You’ [4:54] (Mike Peters), Mike Peters

‘If I Can’t Have You’ [4:54] (Mike Peters), Mike Peters
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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Please don't leave me in the morning
Stay tonight and through the day
For I can't face the new horizon
Another day another moment

If I can't have you
I don't want nothing
Can't go on living
If I can't have you

I have thought about the future
Life means nothing without you
Heaven's a place so far away
Don't ever leave me alone again

If I can't have you
I don't want nothing
Can't go on living
If I can't have you
I don't want nothing
I can't go on living
If I can't have you

I don't want to lose you darling
I never want to say goodbye...
I've got so much to say to you now
But there's so little time
Oh no, oh no, there's so little time

(There's so little time)
If I can't have you
I don't want nothing
Can't go on living, oh no

If I can't have you
I don't want nothing
I can't go on living
If I can't have you

If I can't have you
(If I can't have you)
If I can't have you
(I don't want nothing)
Can't go on living
If I can't have you
(I don't want nothing)�.

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
:”This song, in all honesty, is a sister to ‘Rain in the Summertime’. If I could have led The Alarm (after ‘Change’) in the direction of my choosing, this is what might have been. I felt the need to embrace the music technology that was starting to permeate all recordings in the late eighties. I realised it was something I ought not to be afraid of and, more importantly, was something that could help me to develop as a musician. From being the most vehement of detractors, (Check out ‘Rescue me’ on ‘Electric Folklore’), I had a ‘Road to Damascus’ experience with the new technology and once I had started working with it I realised it enabled me to portray my sound images in a clearer reality, helping me to communicate my ideas without compromise. I will always be a ‘Live’ musician in the strictest sense but in a way that Pete Townshend of The Who found it worked to his advantage around the time of ‘Who’s Next’, I too have realised the benefit of being able to work at home with the computer as a sort of ‘musician in a box’, who I can call on at all times. I mean, whoever heard of a drum machine answering back?”
(21st Century Fanzine #2)
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