Live With Me

by Massive Attack

Duration:
4:51
Released:
Mar 27, 2006
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Lyrics for Live With Me by Massive Attack:

Verse 1: Terry Callier
It don't matter when you turn
Gonna survive
You live and learn
I've been thinking about you, baby
By the light of dawn

Verse 2: Terry Callier
A midnight blue, day and night
I've been missing you
I've been thinking about you, baby
Almost makes me crazy
Come and live with me

Verse 3: Terry Callier
Either way, win or lose
When you're born into trouble
You live the blues
I've been thinking about you, baby
See it almost makes me crazy

Chorus: Terry Callier
Child, nothing's right, if you ain't here
I'll give all that I have just to keep you near
I wrote you a letter, I tried to make it clear
But you just don't believe that I'm sincere
I've been thinking about you, baby

Verse 4: Terry Callier
Plans and schemes
Hopes and fears
Dreams that deny for all these years
I, I've been thinking about you, baby
Living with me, well
I've been thinking about you, baby
Makes me wanna...

Chorus: Terry Callier
Child, nothing's right, if you ain't here
I'll give all that I have just to keep you near
I wrote you a letter, darling, tried to make it clear
Oh, but you just don't believe that I'm sincere
I've been thinking about you, baby
I want you to live with me, well
I've been thinking about you, baby
I want you to live with me

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Song Facts

“Live With Me” was among the first slew of tracks conceived in the newly constructed Massive Attack studio in Bristol in 2005. Coming off the back of making two separate soundtrack projects, Danny The Dog and Bullet Boy respectively in the previous year, Live With Me was influenced by these soundtrack excursions, using a film score approach to writing – employing putting down quick sketches and getting basic chord structures going such as melodies and riffs. This resulted in a more simple and organic song than other recent material, which recalled Massive Attack’s soulful heyday.

The track was originally not conceived as being apart of Collected but for another film soundtrack which Massive Attack were working on in 2005, probably under the name of their recently created film music production company known as OnePointSix, but at the last minute before the film began shooting, the film’s production was shut down. The film in question was never named but would have required a jazz blues soundtrack, similar in sound to Live with Me. Once the idea of doing a “Best Of” retrospective came along, one of the abandoned songs from this soundtrack, Live with Me whom Massive Attack had gotten soul legend, Terry Callier to do the vocals back in June 2005 for was dusted off the shelf for inclusion on Collected.

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