"Lilac Wine" as written by and James H. Shelton....
The tables are empty, the dance floor's deserted
You play the same love song, it's the tenth time you've heard it
That's the beginning, just one of the clues
You've had your first lesson, in learnin' the blues

The cigarettes you light, one after another
Won't help you forget her, and the way that you love her
You're only burning, a torch you can't lose
But you're on the right track, for learnin' the blues

When you're at home alone, the blues will taunt you, constantly
When you're out in a crowd, the blues will haunt your memory

The nights when you don't sleep, the whole night you're crying
You just can't forget her, soon you even stop trying
You'll walk the floor, and wear out your shoes
When you feel your heart break, you're learnin' the blues

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"Lilac Wine" as written by James H. Shelton

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    General CommentI like this cover, and as a rule I don't usually like covers. It is the better cover of this song I have heard (the other one being by Jeff Buckley). It takes the song into different waters. The Elkie Brooks version is a belter song and is packed full of hurt, lusting, powerful vocals. Katie's version is more mellow and has softer, but still beautiful vocals. Both songs are worth listening to!
    smgellar_da_bombon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the buckley one better, but i wont discuss a matter of taste. This one is also quite nice.
    Erestoron April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Erestor. Buckley sings with much more conviction where as Melua is kinda just singing for the sake of singing, there just seems a lack of emotion in it and it's performed more of a laid back, easy-listening jazz piece, for late evenings or something. Clear what the lyrics are about. Pretty much nailed on the Jeff Buckley page.
    Deathsdoor99on July 01, 2006   Link

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