10.18.2011

JOHN WAITE: IF YOU EVER GET LONELY


British Blues/Rocker John Waite

A request came in tonight for me to feature John Waite and his latest song "If You Ever Get Lonely". So I ran over to You Tube to check out this new song and John blasts it out of the park! I have always loved his voice and of course his main hits "Missing You" and "Every Time I Think of You".

I chose this video below over his official one as he looks so much prettier in this one....



Thanks for calling it’s so good to hear your voice,
You keep breaking up in all the static and the noise,
But I'll keep listening ‘cause I never had a choice,
When it came to you.
I’d love to see you
If your ever out this way,
You sound happy guess things are working out Ok
And I’m getting better at putting one foot in front of the other.

And I know that California's not to blame
And I know there's millions of people in L.A.

Chorus:
(But) If you ever get lonely, if you miss me
If you need someone to listen
Even if it’s only the sound of someone’s voice who loves you
That you need to hear, you know where to find me
If you ever get lonely.

Sounds like a good time, going down at the other end,
You've got a new life and a new love
a whole new set of friends
And I'm still listening do you expect me to pretend
That I don’t love you, I don’t love you.

Chorus:
But if you ever get lonely, if you miss me,
If you need someone to listen
Even if it’s only the sound of someone’s voice who loves you
That you need to hear, you know where to find me
If you ever get lonely, lonely oh yeah.

Were you ever really listening, were you ever really there?

Chorus:
But if you ever get lonely, if you miss me,
If you need someone to listen
Even if it’s only the sound of someone’s voice who loves you
That you need to hear, you know where to find me
If you ever get lonely, lonely ,
If you ever get lonely.


John Charles Waite (born 4 July 1952) is an English rock singer and musician. He was lead vocalist for The Babys and Bad English. As a solo artist, he scored several international hits, including 1984's "Missing You", a top ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart, reaching #1 in the US.


Waite was born in Lancaster, England. He first came to attention as the lead singer and bassist of The Babys, a British group which had moderate chart success, including two pop hits that both coincidentally peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Isn't It Time" (1977) and "Everytime I Think Of You" (1979),[ and a solid following for their concert tours. Over the course of five years, the band produced five albums ending with the final album On the Edge in October 1980, after which the group broke up.

Waite subsequently launched his solo career with his 1982 debut album Ignition, which produced the hit single "Change". The Chrysalis 45 failed to chart on Billboard's Hot 100 during its initial release but was a top track on AOR radio stations as well as a very popular music video on MTV as the 'new' cable channel celebrated its first full year of operation.

In 2011 the title track from his tenth solo album " Rough and Tumble " went number one on Classic Rock radio...

1 comment:

rockncountryfan said...

I've got a LIVE version of If You Ever Get Lonely. Beautiful song.

http://youtu.be/K0GAYMGseBw