GABRIELLA CILMI | Sanctuary

LYRICS:

That old pair of jeans
You always see me wearing when it's grey
You know what I mean
I'm ridin' a lazy mood

'Cause you've been waiting got me ready to go
And I've been straying off the way that I know
Keep me wise enough, nothing to owe
Guess I need ya and I want it to show

Lying here in my sanctuary
Days go past it's autumn already
And I wish it would thunder
High up in my sanctuary
Days go past it's autumn already
And I sit here and wonder

And I'll kick off my shoes
Think about the things that I'd like to do
Everything going smooth
There ain't nothing I'd rather do

'Cause you've been waiting got me ready to go
And I've been straying off the way that I know
Keep me wise enough, nothing to owe
Guess I need ya and I want it to show

Lying here in my sanctuary
Days go past it's autumn already
And I wish it would thunder
High up in my sanctuary
Days go past it's autumn already
And I sit here and wonder

What I say and what I mean
Are two very different things
Can't tell life from lies
Got a bad sense of spins
What I say and what I mean
Are two very different things, babe
It's time to figure it out

I'm holding my hands in your hand
And I won't let go
Keeping your words and your face
Is a place like home
I've been blind don't you know

INFORMATION:

Available on:
x V/A - St. Trinian's: The Soundtrack (2007) CD
x Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons To Be Learned (2008) CD
x Gabriella Cilmi - Sanctuary (2008) CD-S

Credits:
Written by Gabriella Cilmi, Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins & Xenomania.
EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappel, Xenomania songs
Produced by Brian Higgins / Xenomania.
Mixed by Jeremy Wheatley for 365 Music Artists, assisted by Richard Edgeler.
Keyboards: Brian Higgins, Nick Coler and Tim Powell.
Guitars & bass: Nick Coler.
Programmed by Tim Powell, Brian Higgins and Nick Coler.
(P) 2007 Universal Island Records Ltd., a Universal Music Company

Single information:
"Sanctuary" is the fourth single from Gabriella Cilmi's debut album, Lessons to Be Learned. It was released on 10 November 2008.
Peak position: #67 (German singles chart)

Notes:
The song uses the introductory riff of the 1964 version of "Oh No Not My Baby", sung by Maxine Brown.

REVIEWS
x (...) she's evidently more comfortable singing music rooted in the jazz aesthetic. 'Sanctuary' is one such tune, a downbeat song where Gabriella can let her voice ride the sampled shaker and chorused keys (...) Dom Alessio

x A dreamy mid-tempo pop ballad sung by a woman who sounds a bit like Macy Gray, a bit like Amy Winehouse and a bit like Shaznay from All Saints. Nick Levine


LINKS

x video on YouTube
x Wikipedia page

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