GABRIELLA CILMI | Echo Beach

LYRICS:

I know it's out of fashion
And a trifle uncool
But I can't help it
I'm a romantic fool
It's a habit of mine
To watch the sun go down
On Echo Beach
I watch the sun go down

From nine to five
I have to spend my time at work
The job is very boring
I'm an office clerk
The only thing that helps me
Pass the time away
Is knowing I'll be back
At Echo Beach some day

On some enchanted evening
The sky's alive with lights
Our building in the distance
Is a surrealistic sight
On Echo Beach waves make the only sound
On Echo Beach there's not a soul around

From nine to five
I have to spend my time at work
The job is very boring
I'm an office clerk
The only thing that helps me
Pass the time away
Is knowing that I'll be back
At Echo Beach some day

Echo Beach, far away in time
Echo Beach, far away in time

INFORMATION:
x appears on:
Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons To Be Learned (2008) CD
Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me (2008) CD-S

x Written by Mark Gane.
EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Produced by Brian Higgins / Xenomania.
Mixed by Brian Higgins and Tim Powell.
Keyboards: Tim Powell & Brian Higgins.
Programmed by Tim Powell, Brian Higgins and Miranda Cooper.
Guitar: Nick Coler & Owen Parker.
(P) 2007 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.

x "Echo Beach" is a cover. It was originally recorded by Martha and the Muffins, released in 1980.

x Gabriella's version was used as the theme song for the UK TV series Echo Beach, first broadcasted on January 2008.

REVIEWS:
x The B-side to Sweet About Me is an awful, soulless Stock Aitken and Waterman-edged cover of the classic yearner Echo Beach, which is the theme tune to the equally shoddy ITV drama. Lee Davis

x The record finishes with a totally uninspiring cover of Martha and the Muffins' 'Echo Beach'. It's generic production at its most dull. A shame, and a blemish on what is otherwise an impressive and authoritative debut. Lisa Sutlieff

x This is a horribly earnest version of a sappy ballad originally recorded by a Canadian pop group forever doomed now to bounce back and forth between pop singers like some monstrous pong ball. Ben Convey

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