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Lyr Req: Back Street International (R Digance)

The hat 19 May 10 - 10:13 AM
Commander Crabbe 19 May 10 - 07:15 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Back Street International
From: The hat
Date: 19 May 10 - 10:13 AM

Anybody out there remember a song by Richard Digance back in the 70s called Back Street International? I am trying to find it for a project. I've asked Richard himself and he can't find it! I'm sure you can.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back Street International
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 19 May 10 - 07:15 PM

I remember it well! I have it upstairs on vinyl still I think. If I get a bit of time I'll dig it out and post the lyrics if someone doesn't come up with them beforehand.

CC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back Street International
From: The hat
Date: 20 May 10 - 04:51 AM

Cheers Commander - that would be most helpful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back Street International
From: alanabit
Date: 20 May 10 - 09:58 AM

I had completely forgotten that one! Thanks for bringing it back to memory. I think it is about a young kid playing football in his street and fantasising about being a famous player, isn't it? Is there a line in the chorus, "And I scored three goals for ??? today"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back Street International
From: The hat
Date: 20 May 10 - 02:04 PM

That's the one but does anybody have the lyrics or a recording?


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Subject: Lyr Add: BACK STREET INTERNATIONAL (R Digance)
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 20 May 10 - 08:41 PM

Hi, here it is.

I've put all the chorus's in full as the third one differs slightly in that it repeats "I'm a backstreet" four times before finishing with "International"

It is quite a long track as Richard sticks quite a bit of instrumental playing in between the verses.

After the third chorus it segues quite quickly into a line from "Walk On" then straight into the first four chorus lines which he repeats a couple of times before fading.

BACK STREET INTERNATIONAL
(Richard Digance)

I'm just eleven but I ain't stupid
My feet are firm on the ground.
I was born on the wrong side of London
To see the sun shining down.
But at least I have my dreams.
And some people don't know what that means.
So don't pity my bashed about shoes.
I can be anyone that I chose.

I'm an international
And that's all I wanna be.
An International
And that's good enough for me.
I'm a backstreet
I'm a backstreet.
International.

I'm just eleven but I ain't stupid
I know I'll never make the grade.
I know I'll have more chance of climbing a mountain
Or makin' it in the hit parade.
But at least I have my dreams.
I can play for all the winning teams.
Oh I know they're gonna have to wait a while
But someday they'll marvel at my style

I'm an international
And that's all I wanna be.
An International
And that's good enough for me.
I'm a backstreet
I'm a backstreet.
International.

I'm just eleven but I ain't stupid
For an hour every night after school
And an hour before assembly this backyard is my Wembley
I've sure hit some goals against this wall
But I know I'm running out of time
This could be the end of the line
Oh the big time's a million miles away
But I scored for England today

I'm an international
And that's all I wanna be.
An International
And that's good enough for me.
I'm a backstreet
I'm a backstreet.
I'm a backstreet
I'm a backstreet.
International.

(Segue into)

Walk on, Walk on, with hope in your heart

(Then repeat a couple of times into a fade)

I'm an international
And that's all I wanna be.
An International
And that's good enough for me

If you are struggling for the tune I can get it on to cassette (maybe CD if I can get a line into my laptop, but I don't know yet as I haven't tried to do it before) just PM me.

Enjoy

CC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back Street International
From: The hat
Date: 22 May 10 - 01:38 AM

That's brilliant CC. I think we know the tune but I'll get back to you if we struggle. Thank you so much.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back Street International
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 22 May 10 - 07:01 AM

No problem! It was the first time I'd listened to the album for about 20 years! It's still just as good.

CC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back Street International (R Digance)
From: GUEST,Dean
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 11:39 AM

What a lovely tune that was... I too asked Richard himself and just about everyone who works with him and nobody had a copy... If anyone has a copy as an mp3 and wouldnt mind sending me it I would be so grateful... Its quite an inspirational song and it left an impression on me from a young age... Richard is so clever in his music...


Dean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back Street International (R Digance)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Dec 11 - 06:06 AM

I have a recording on tape from one of his radio shows


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back Street International (R Digance)
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 07 Dec 11 - 06:15 PM

I'll see what I can do over the weekend.

Chris C


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