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Within Four Walls

lyrics by Jeremy Kidd, music by Hal Lewis



(4 bar intro)

Lost my friend to knitting, lost my nerve for crime.
Lost my sense of direction, wasted so much time.
I though I had a duty, to put myself about.
Saw my life in colour, when the reality is black and white.

(8 bar break)

Sung my song of sorrow, squeezed my memory dry.
Time to ring the changes, my but don't time fl-y!

(16 bar break)

Do it or don't do it do it right, or give your life to others.
Do it or don't do it do it right, forget the colours.

(4 bar break)

So take yourself in hand, bleach the colours from your mind.
Remember what I told you and live in black and white.
Don't try to live in colour, save it for your dreams.
These four walls that surround me, surround you to - oh yes they do, yes they do!

Life within, life within four walls.
Life within, life within four walls.

These four walls surround me, four walls close me in.
These four walls surround me, four walls close me i-i-i-in.
These four walls surround me, four walls close me in.
These four walls surround me, four walls close me in.



 

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I remember this as being one of the most enjoyable recordings we did - especially jamming over the end in the early hours of a hot summer's night.   Hal

Red Guitars do psychedelic! I loved this, and it was a great opportunity for Hallam to play some real Hallam stuff! "Don't ever live in colour, save it for your dreams." What a fantastic line!   Matt

Before computerised desks, mixing a song was real big event. We all had jobs to do, you know, riding the guitar or backing vocals. I was in charge of a "clink" sound made by someone hitting a piece of railway track. It took all night, somebody always missed something. We all knew when we got this one right though.   Lou

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