Cures For Broken Hearts by ANT

 

Cures For Broken Hearts

Released on 28/08/2000

Fortune & Glory Records (UK)

5 song CD mini-album 

(FORCD104)

01. You've Lost Your Appeal

02. Tongues

03. The Cure For Broken Hearts

04. Fly On Your Wall

05. Spoil

 

Recorded by Suzanne Rhatigan & ANT between March & December 1997 on reel to reel 8 track & mixed to DAT at Cushy Productions in Stockwell, London. Mastered at Abbey Road in 2000 by Adam Nunn

Featuring: Johnny 'Viola' Greswell on violin & viola, ANT on vocals, guitars, drums & Wurlitzer piano, John Morrison on bass guitar & Suzanne Rhatigan on backing vocals & Wurlitzer piano. 

You've Lost Your Appeal was played on the John Peel show twice, (on 02/08/00 & 22/08/00) leading to a John Peel session which was recorded on 26/07/2000 at Maida Vale 4, (produced by Simon Askew & engineered by Ralph Jordan. The 4 songs; History/Any Girl Can Make Me Smile/Maybe Love Will Return/The Trick were first broadcast on 12/10/2000 on BBC Radio 1.

The unexpected joy of Ant Harding’s solo mini album, Cures For Broken Hearts - MOJO. Likeable delicate stuff - Q.

Sugar frosted heartbreak - TIME OUT.  Five extraordinarily fragile songs - THE FLY. A heart worn troubadour – NME.

Cute pop songs with a bitter twisted edge - MELODY MAKER. Make a little space in your heart for this - PLAYLOUDER.

There is hope for us all, it's what the doctor ordered - SOUNDCLASH. Finely crafted distillations of the affairs of the heart - THE JEWISH CHRONICLE.

YOU'VE LOST YOUR APPEAL You see I still tremble when you touch and you see how my head shakes when you make new plans for us. I know if you leave me I will be OK and I know if we survive I will only drive you away. I fear when the moment returns and you heal, the whole idea will have lost its appeal. You know I still need my own company and you know I will leave just to breathe more comfortably. You knew it was only a matter of time before someone new replaced you in my mind. I fear when the moment returns and you heal, the whole idea will have lost its appeal. I fear when the moment returns and you heal, the whole idea will have lost its appeal. I knew you wouldn't phone (I knew you wouldn’t phone) because you only phone (because you only phone) when I'm not at home (when I’m not at home) when I'm not at home. I fear when the moment returns and you heal, the whole idea will have lost its appeal. I fear when the moment returns and you heal, the whole idea will have lost its appeal (lost its appeal) to me, to me.

TONGUES Thank you for making eyes at me you help me feel less ordinary now feel free to let those eyes undress me. I was waiting for your shadow to appear next to me but you walk too slow and I walk too quickly. And the awkward silences when nothing's said or done I promise I won't spend them untying my tongue. Those awkward silences when nothing's said or done I promise I won't spend them untying my tongue. You look and taste sweet to me, you're unafraid to touch my knees or hold my hand as you speak to me. In the black taxi cab we kiss with tongues and laugh, it's cold so we hold each other, my bed is warm and waiting. And the awkward silences when nothing's said or done I promise I won't spend them untying

my tongue. Those awkward silences when nothing's said or done, I promise I won't spend them untying my tongue. And in the morning when you went my bed kept your scent. And the awkward silences when nothing's said or done I promise I won't spend them untying my tongue. Those awkward silences when nothing's said or done I promise I won't spend them untying my tongue.

THE CURE FOR BROKEN HEARTS She gets excited by the snow, I just want to go straight home. She's in her element in the shops, I just want this day to stop. Oh won't the world leave us in peace, I give up all my selfish little dreams to be in hers. She gets bored by the rain I just wanna go out in it again. She's in her element with my friends, I just want this night to end. Oh won't the world leave us in peace, I give up all my selfish little dreams to be in hers. Oh won't the world leave us in peace, I give up all my selfish little dreams to be in hers. I know you're still looking for the cure for broken hearts. I know you're still looking for the cure for broken hearts. She won't grant me my wishes, she won't let me plant my kisses. So don't you go breaking my heart for she already made a start. Oh won't the world leave us in peace, I give up all my selfish little dreams to be in hers. Oh won't the world leave us in peace, I give up all my selfish little dreams to be in hers. 

FLY ON YOUR WALL I'm not talking if you're not listening and I'm not walking you home, If you're not kissing me then I would rather be on my own. I'm not after anything I haven't already asked for before but now that you're free I really need to be a fly on your wall. In case you think of me on a morning when regret creeps in, in case you're missing me on a night where loneliness begins. You look like you've spent the whole day getting ready for him oh well I won't lose sleep as long as I can keep on looking. In case you think of me on a morning when regret creeps in. In case you're missing me on a night where loneliness begins. In case you think of me on a morning when regret creeps in. In case you're missing me on a night where loneliness begins. Oh now that you're free I really need to be a fly on your wall.

 

SPOIL In a couple of days I will hate you, in a hundred ways I will make you leave me. In my own peace is where I long to be so could you leave me quickly. 'Cause all this has happened so fast, I wish my jealous thoughts would pass and how long do these things usually last before they spoil. Yeah all this has happened so fast, I wish my jealous thoughts would pass and how long do these things usually last before they spoil. In a couple of days I will miss you, in a hundred ways I will kiss your picture. In my daydreams are where I long to be, so come and breathe on me gently. 'Cause all this has happened so fast, I wish my jealous thoughts would pass and how long do these things usually last before they spoil. Yeah all this has happened so fast, I wish my jealous thoughts would pass and how long do these things usually last before they spoil. I've seen it in your face, I know how your lips taste and I desire that fire. You've seen it in my eyes, it comes as no surprise, I desire that fire.