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banging on the door


composer
Written by: Kerr / Burchill


publisher
© 1991 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd


background
Information to be added soon

The opening intro, indexed separately on most CDs, was taken straight from the demo, which was called Dark Isle. The voice in the background was Jim, directing changes within the song, and he'd often help with the arrangement while scatting the vocals, suggesting "Charlie. Go to the chorus" or "Repeat the verse."

The intro was one of the last things to be added to the album. A cassette from Olympic Studios (dated 16/1/91) has a different track order, but the songs are all in their final form, with the exception of Banging On The Door, which had yet to gain its magical opener.




lyrics
You know that it hurts,
These things that you say.
But I'll be alright,
Don't lose your faith,
Just swallow your pride tonight.
God only knows this place is strange.

Banging on the door again,
Banging on the door that's locked forever.
Losing on a lover's game,
Winning on the one side and losing forever.

The air that we breather hangs heavy tonight,
Still I look for your face.
I'm home all alone again,
Some dreams grow old and then they just die.

I'm banging on the door again,
Still banging on the door that's locked forever.
Losing on a lover's game,
Winning on the one track and hurting forever.

Oh your love is a symphony,
All this love over all of me.
Oh your love is a symphony,
Oh sweet love I can feel it.

Still banging on the door again,
I'm banging on the door that's sealed forever.
Losing on a lover's game,
Winning on the one track hurting forever.



discography
Album Version (1:16)/(4:24)
Producer: Stephen Lipson
Engineer and MIDI Manager: Heff Moraes
Mixing Assistant: Giles Cowley

Real Life Blue Sleeve LP Real Life Blue Sleeve MC Real Life Blue Sleeve CD Real Life Blue Sleeve DAT Real Life LP Real Life MC Real Life CD Real Life Australian Limited Edition MC Real Life Australian Limited Edition CD Real Life Reissue CD Real Life Disky Reissue CD Original Gold compilation CD Real Life Remaster Promo CD Real Life Remaster Limited Edition CD Real Life Remaster CD Real Life Remaster Dutch Promo CD Classic Album Selection

Live Version (13th August 1991) (5:38)
Recorded: Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Live At Glasgow Barrowland Promo CD Stand By Love Limited Edition MC Real Life Australian Limited Edition MC Real Life Australian Limited Edition CD Silver Box Promo CDR #4 Silver Box

Live Version (24th October 2018) (6:30)
Recorded: Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA
Recorded by: Olivier Gerard
Produced by: Andy Wright
Mixed by: Gavin Goldberg
Assisted by: Lewis Chapman

Live In The City Of Angels 4xCD Promo Live In The City Of Angels 2xCD Promo Live In The City Of Angels 4xLP Limited Edition Live In The City Of Angels 2xCD Live In The City Of Angels 4xCD Limited Edition




live history
Real Life Tour: 1991
Good News From The Next World Tour: 1995
Alive And Kicking Tour: 2003
Big Music Winter Tour: 2015
Big Music Western Asia: 2016
Walk Between Worlds Summer Tour: 2018
40 Years Of Hits Tour: 2020