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Dive

lyrics by Jeremy Kidd, music by Hal Lewis



I'm flying southward in a silver airplane,
I'm flying on my own.
I left my baby in the cold and the rain,
She didn't want to know.

The sky is falling and there's nowhere to go,
I feel it weighing on my soul.
I cup the ember of my last cigarette,
I crush it under foot - oh yes I do.

Dive!

The sky is falling and there's nowhere to go,
I feel it weighing on my soul.
You trace my footsteps in the frost on your lawn,
I leave with the rising sun.

The radio does play, some sweet forgotten melody,
Reminds you of me...Dive!

I'm flying southward in a silver airplane,
I'm flying on my own - solo,
I left my baby in the cold and the rain,
She didn't want to know.

Won't you come follow me, won't you come follow me,
Follow me down.
Won't you come follow me, won't you come follow me,
Won't you come follow me, won't you come follow me down.

The radio does play, some sweet forgotten melody,
Reminds you of me.
"Sweet Jane" the airways carry your name,
"Sweet Jane" reminds me of you,
And I love you, yes I do.
Down, down, down, down,
Down, down, down, down,
Down, down, down, down,
Dive!



 

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We went to Doncaster and bought some gear. I got an echo unit. Well! Everyone else had stuff to play with! DIVE...Dive...dive...   Jeremy

Rough and raw, and the "Sweet Jane" steal. Reminded me of "Back in the USSR" with the plane noise.   Matt

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I'm flying southward in a silver airplane... You trace my footsteps in the frost on your lawn... Sweet Jane.
Dive was recorded at Fairview Studios, Willerby. The recording was engineered by Roy Neave and produced by Roy Neave and the Red Guitars.

The track was first released as the b-side of Fact (SD007) in November 1983 by Self Drive Records.

It was recorded "live" in the studio, that is in one take and with only a few overdubs, because we couldn't afford any more studio time.

It was subsequently re-recorded for the Slow To Fade album.