Jack Howard – Speak in Tongues

Versions

Version Length Source Availability Buy
Studio 3:36 Jack Howard Reliving Life to the Full album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Jack comments from the Reliving Life to the Full album:

From my first official recordings in 1994. Recorded at Tim Finn’s Hothouse Studios with Lawrence Maddy. Ash Davies on drums, Nicky Del Rey on bass and guitar. A very poppy little track with a slightly Bacharach-ian middle 8. Could’ve been a hit but has remained unreleased up until now. Typical love angst lyric.

 

Lyrics

We speak in tongues and still don’t hear
We cover up what makes us bleed
But fear would vanish in the light
All of our secrets deep inside
So much regret we strive to hide
Just let it rest and you will see
We have so much within our reach

I want to read your mind
I don’t care what I find
If you’re not what you seem
Then it’s all the same to me

I have played my best cards
I know you’ve seen them all before
If I could have my time again
I would change everything
I’ll be whatever you want
But what do want from me

I want to read your mind…