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Tokyo Bay​/​Crying Inside

by Nick Lowe

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    This EP is limited to 3,500 copies and features two 45s in a gatefold package!

    Nick Lowe is back and has re-discovered his rockin' side on his first new release in half a decade. Tokyo Bay/Crying Inside is a four song EP featuring two Nick originals, the shiprockin' "Tokyo Bay" and introspective "Crying Inside," plus covers of the Bee Gees' "Heartbreaker" and Cliff Richard's "Travellin' Light." Nick's recent tour mates, Los Straitjackets, are his backing band on this record, contributing to the sounds of Nick rocking his hardest in decades.

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1.
I’ll be a long gone daddy when they find my note But just for the record this is what I wrote I’m relocating to a foreign shore You won’t have me to kick around no more You can’t make me stay I’m leaving today It’s anchors aweigh I’m shipping out to Tokyo Bay There’s a solemn little geisha pining for me Under a parasol out on the quay She knows I’m coming from beyond the sea And she’s hoping and a-praying most fervently That today’s the day I come smoking into Tokyo Bay I’ll find a liner, then my plan To work my ticket as some kind of hand Maybe picking up after the cabaret band Anything to get my toes in the sands of Tokyo Bay Well in a dim dockside canteen I know With my collar turned up and my cap down low All dressed up like a matelot I got my grip in my hand packed ready to go I’ll be long gone daddy when they find my note But just for the record this is what I wrote You, you, you can’t make me stay I’m leaving today So glad to say I’m heading up the gangway Bound for Tokyo Bay Tokyo Bay I’ll be long gone daddy Be long gone daddy Long, long gone daddy Long gone daddy So long That’s all I wrote
2.
I’m standing in a jolly crowd Joking, laughing a little too loud Looking like the model of a man that’s got it made But my repartee is just to disguise All the hurt I’m trying to hide Cause I’m crying I’m crying Crying inside I’m sitting in a restaurant A few old friends in a favorite haunt And I’m wearing a suit of deepest blue I’ve been wise-cracking like the good old days But pretty soon I’m gonna slip away And walk myself right back to my lonely room Everybody knows a man’s not supposed to cry If you look at my face you’ll see my cheek is dry I wish sometimes they’d cut me some slack Cause they don’t know, while they’re slappin’ my back I’m crying Cry, cry, cry Crying inside Whoa here comes the tears Cry again, cry again Well everybody knows a man’s not supposed to cry, cry, cry, cry So behind this grin I’m holding it in up until I say goodbye Well I wish sometimes they’d cut me some slack Cause they don’t know while they’re slappin’ my back I’m crying Cry, cry, cry Crying inside Nobody knows I’m crying Crying inside I’m the life and the soul of the party sometimes But I’m crying inside Crying inside Crying inside Crying inside
3.
Heartbreaker 03:52
I have to say it and it's hard for me You’ve got me crying like I thought I’d never be Love is believing but you let me down How can I love you when you’re not around? Get to the morning and you never call Love should be everything or not at all But it don't matter whatever you do I made a life out of loving you Only to find any dream that I follow is dying I'm crying in the rain I should be searching my world for a love everlasting And feeling no pain When will we meet again? Why do you have to be a heartbreaker Is this the lesson that I never knew? Gotta get out of the spell that I'm under My love for you Why do you have to be a heartbreaker When I was being what you want me to be? Suddenly everything I ever wanted has passed me by This world will end Not you and I My love is wider than the universe My soul’s crying for you and that can’t be reversed You made it up but you couldn’t see You made a life out of hurting me Out of my mind I am held by the power of you, love Tell me when do we try Or just say goodbye? Why do you have to be a heartbreaker Is this the lesson that I never knew? Gotta get out of the spell that I'm under My love for you Why do you have to be a heartbreaker When I was being what you want me to be? Suddenly everything I ever wanted has passed me by This world will end Not you and I
4.
Well I’ve got no bags and baggage to slow me down I'm travellin’ so fast my feet ain't touchin’ the ground Travellin’ light, travellin' light I just can't wait to be with my baby tonight Soon I'm gonna see that love light in her eyes I'm a hoot and a holler away from paradise Travellin' light, travellin' light I just can't wait to be with my baby tonight No comb and no toothbrush I've got nothing to haul I'm carrying only A pocket full of dreams A heart full of love They weigh nothin’ at all Soon I'm gonna to see that love light in her eyes I'm just ‘round the corner away from paradise Travellin' light, travellin’ light Well I just can't wait to be with my baby tonight No comb and no toothbrush I've got nothing to haul I'm carrying only A pocket full of dreams And a heart full of love And they weigh nothin’ at all Soon I'm going to see that love light in her eyes I'm a hoot and a holler away from paradise Travellin' light, travellin' light Well I just can't wait to be with my baby tonight Just can’t wait to be with my baby tonight No I just can’t wait to be with my baby tonight Baby tonight Baby tonight Baby tonight Baby tonight Baby tonight

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Nick Lowe is back and has re-discovered his rockin' side on his first new release in half a decade. Tokyo Bay/Crying Inside is a four song EP featuring two Nick originals, the shiprockin' "Tokyo Bay" and introspective "Crying Inside," plus covers of the Bee Gees' "Heartbreaker" and Cliff Richard's "Travellin' Light." Nick's recent tour mates, Los Straitjackets, are his backing band on this record, contributing to the sounds of Nick rocking his hardest in decades.

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released June 15, 2018

2018, 2018 Nick Lowe Ltd. Under exclusive license to Yep Roc Records.

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Nick Lowe London, UK

Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal. ... more

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