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Joan Armatrading — I Can't Lie To Myself
Album: Sly & Robbie - In Good Company
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Released: 2001
Length: 3:19
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Why here
Why now
Why so early
Why you getting down on me
You know you're a
Beautiful person
But just now
You bother me

It's so coincidental
You reaching out for me
Just when I got
All this money
And you
Footloose and fancy free

I love you like a broth
I'll help you find you feet
But don't take advantage honey
Your feet ain't under me

Why so tall
So young
So handsome
You get the best of me
In your eyes
I see a reflection
You the beauty I'm the beast

You got yourself a lover
Can't take for a ride
But you know I love you honey
I cannot lie

You want some money
Kiss and cuddle too
Take it all now baby
It's always been for you

I can't lie to myself
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This comes from Joan's awesome "Walk Under Ladders"  album, including Sly and Robbie, Thomas Dolby and Tony Levin, among others. Steve Lillywhite produced.
 aelfheld wrote:
Armatrading's voice is overwhelmed by the instrumentation.  Whoever mixed that should be kicked.  Then kicked again for good measure.
 

Good to see you've got that all taken care of.
Just downloaded this!  Thank you for helping to expand my music library.
wow, cool, a funky Joan Armatrading track I don't know! a gift. Somehow I missed this one - I didn't like Ladders much.
 stunix wrote:
Im guessing there is a slight error with the album art.
 

No. The album is by Jamaican rhythm-masters & producers Sly & Robbie. Joan is a guest vocalist (& songwriter of this track, which is why she gets the artist credit).
More Sly & Robbie, please.
Im guessing there is a slight error with the album art.
 Jelani wrote:
In certain parts of this the vocals sound like Devo.

 
On the first few bars I was thinking Patti Smith.  I agree, more Joan!  It was nice to hear her.
In certain parts of this the vocals sound like Devo.
I caught on to Me Myself I decades ago, she's unique and wonderful.  Great lyrics that really mean something to me
 aelfheld wrote:
Armatrading's voice is overwhelmed by the instrumentation.  Whoever mixed that should be kicked.  Then kicked again for good measure.

 
Huh!  Sounds pretty well mixed on my rig...
Armatrading's voice is overwhelmed by the instrumentation.  Whoever mixed that should be kicked.  Then kicked again for good measure.
Fabulous!!! volume makes it better imo : )
 lizmccraven wrote:
More Joan Armatrading!
 
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 heeb wrote:
I like J.A., but why try playing reggae with musicians who obviously are not capable of it? Oops, Sly and Robbie? Well, never liked them anyway.
 
Ha ha! Indeed - many might knot know Sly and Robbies influence within the Reggae industry. 

I saw them play a few years ago and was pretty excited to hear them, especially as I am a HUGE fan of most things Reggae.  Anyway, I was rather underwhelmed by the experience and found it difficult to understand how some of the amazing things I had heard on record did not match the live experience by a country (and not a country and western obviously!) mile. 
holy shit this is terrible.
I like J.A., but why try playing reggae with musicians who obviously are not capable of it? Oops, Sly and Robbie? Well, never liked them anyway.
wow, that is a nice mix...
I love this song... but would also love to hear \"The weakness in me\" on RP as well... Just a thought..
More Joan Armatrading!
Every time RP plays (look-alike) Tracy Chapman, I can't help but thinking; 'nice, but I wish it was Joan Armatrading instead'. Well, here she is! A good one.
Originally Posted by pilgrim: Yeah! More Joan, less DMB! :D
Hey Pilgrim! I love Joan and Dave!! MORE BOTH!!! :lol: :lol: :eek:
Yeah! More Joan, less DMB! :D