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Rock Ballad of the Week: The Outfield “Alone With You”

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I see your face across a crowded room
I hear you say that you’ll be leaving soon
I know it’s late but all that I can do
Is close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you

I’d like to talk to you so much but I don’t know your name
I bet there’s not a man in here that doesn’t feel the same
As you’re walking out the door there’s nothing I can do
I close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you

Yeah it’s once in my life
Wish that I wasn’t alone with myself
I feel like a child
Seems that I can’t think of anyone else

The night is over an’ I guess you’re gone
I try and tell myself forget it and just carry on
But as I walk these lonely streets with nothing else to do
I close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you
I close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you
I close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you

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SONGWRITERS
JOHN FREDRICK SPINKS

The Outfield were an English rock band based in London, England. The band achieved success in the mid-1980s and are best remembered for their hit single, “Your Love“. The band’s lineup consisted of guitarist John Spinks, vocalist and bassist Tony Lewis, and drummer Alan Jackman.

They had an unusual experience for a British band in that they enjoyed commercial success in the U.S., but never in their homeland. The band began recording during the mid-1980s, and released their first album, Play Deep, in 1985 through Columbia Records. The album reached No. 9 on the Billboard 200 list and then reached triple platinum in the United States. The band’s singleYour Love” reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as No. 7 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and it became their signature song. The band continued to record and tour through the 1980s and then into the early 1990s. While subsequent albums Bangin’ (1987) and Voices of Babylon (1989) saw some chart successes, the group’s popularity waned.

Drummer Alan Jackman left and, now as a duo, they recorded Diamond Days in 1991. After the disappointing response to their 1992 album Rockeye, which represented a shift towards progressive rock and arena rock, the group essentially disbanded in the 90s. They resumed touring in 1998, and thereafter released two live albums via their website, along with a new studio album, Any Time Now in 2006.  In 2011, the band released their final album, Replay, with original drummer Alan Jackman re-joining the band. Spinks died in 2014 after which the group officially disbanded.

*source: wikipedia

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15 thoughts on “Rock Ballad of the Week: The Outfield “Alone With You”

  1. Oh, sweet longing… 😍I just read the lyrics. It is a shame that I cannot play it on my phone. I will listen to it when I am back at my laptop tonight.

  2. You’ve done it again! Another I’ve never heard of. Good lyrics, too.

  3. Lyrics are nice.
    Never heard it before but will do it now.

  4. Oh, is this wonderful! Makes me think of slow dances in the discotheque. That’s such a romantic song. A rock ballad of the finest!

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