"Just Like Fred Astaire" as written by Timothy Booth, James Glennie, David John Baynton-power, Saul Davies and Mark Hunter....
Doctor, what is happening to me?
Palpitations, my mind's diseased
Even my vision is impaired
I'm losing my hair

'Cause when I hold her in my arms
I feel like Fred Astaire

Lovesick, my temperature's high
Just met a girl who believes we can fly
I'm a bull, not a bear
I'm a millionaire

'Cause when I hold her in my arms
I feel like Fred Astaire

I believe in happiness
I believe in love
I believe she fell to earth
From somewhere high above
I believe in Hollywood
Don't believe that love must bring despair

'Cause when I hold her in my arms
I feel like Fred Astaire

You say love is just a disease
A plague for the naïve
These days, no-one believes

Meteors may strike the earth
Nations live and die
I'm the boy who got the girl
And now we're gonna fly
We can cross the race divide
Bridge a gap that wasn't really there

'Cause when I hold her in my arms
I feel like Fred Astaire
I'm gonna hold her in my arms
Just like Fred Astaire
I'm gonna hold her in these charms
Like Fred Astaire

(My goodness, the water's rising)
Like Fred Astaire
(My goodness, the water's rising)
Like Fred Astaire


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"Just Like Fred Astaire" as written by James Glennie David John Baynton-power

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    General CommentI was just at a James concert and Tim Booth said the song was "an unabashed love song" and something about it being written on a rare happy day. Dedicated it to Kate "where ever she was".
    Surfrustyon October 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've heard this song is about how you feel when you fall in love with someone. It makes me think of the girl who i am falling for big time.
    Allan83on February 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti`ve been looking for this song long long time ago.
    coop3on June 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a very sweet love song. A little unusual for James, but I think they get a kick out of being unpredictable.

    Anyway, for those who don't know Fred Astaire was a dance, perhaps the best of the 20th century. Being with her makes him feel smooth, like Feed Astaire.

    I also think most of the lines are sweet and somewhat amusing. Getting a temperature from being lovesick is, I think, very witty.
    TheSilverNobleon July 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentKate is his wife. So it's sweet, but surely he should know where she is?
    Jemmarghon August 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthe means that he wrote this hoping that he would feel this way for someone, but before he met kate. Now he has met her he reaslises that this was for her.
    toooldforhamlettooyoungforlearon June 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what the lyrics are meant to mean, but to me they are about a very special person that I was fortunate to have a very, very brief and intimate relationship with.

    That relationship lasted just 4 weeks but in my mind it has lasted for over a decade and a half, even more so as that person is now no longer with us as they were taken in Iraq.

    My life goes on and the music of "James" remains as special to me today as it did back then.

    R.I.P. Sweet Angel
    CAPEGREKOon February 28, 2013   Link

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