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Lyr Req: Persuasion (Richard Thompson)

09 Jan 02 - 03:12 PM (#624246)
Subject: Persuasion - Richard Thompson
From: The Shambles

Can anyone supply the words to this one please?


09 Jan 02 - 04:20 PM (#624293)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Persuasion - Richard Thompson
From: GUEST,Margaret V at work

I'm pretty sure "Persuasion" was written by Tim Finn. And if I remember correctly, mudcatter Hyla sings this song, so you might want to PM him and ask him to post the lyrics. I heard RT sing it in an amazing concert this November. Good luck. Margaret


09 Jan 02 - 04:33 PM (#624299)
Subject: Lyr Add: PERSUASION (Richard Thompson, Tim Finn)
From: lamarca

I can't find the words on my usual RT site (Henry the Human Fly Caught in the Web has lyrics to almost every Thompson song...). It seems this was written as part of a movie soundtrack for an Aussie film called "Sweet Talker". I have a live recording of Thompson and Dave Mattacks singing Persuasion on a fanclub CD called "Celtshmertz" that I was listening to just last night, but I'm not sure I can decipher the lyrics...I'll give it a try, Shambles...

Ooops - found it here

Persuasion
Music: Richard Thompson Lyrics: Tim Finn (of the bands Crowded House and Split Enz)



PERSUASION
(Richard Thompson, Tim Finn)

You and I
Tempted by the promise of a different life
Time has fled
There's a constant battle running through my head
I don't know what to do
'Cos I still believe
After all the foolish things that we've been through
I will always be a man who's open to
Persuasion

Blind romance
There'll be no half measures given half a chance
But we never learn
Trusting in the fire while the cruel flame burns
And we need to rebuild
What was never there
What got left behind
After all the foolish things that we've been through
I could always make a start on something new
And I'll always be a man who's open to
Persuasion

And it's written in the my heart
So that everybody could see it
And it's written in my soul
After all I still believe it
I still believe it
I still believe it
I still believe

I don't know what to do
'Cos I still believe
After all the foolish things you put me through
I could always make a start with something new
And I'll always be a man who's open to
Persuasion


09 Jan 02 - 04:52 PM (#624315)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Persuasion - Richard Thompson
From: ezdel6

There's a great new version of Richard and his son singing this on the compilation release "Action Packed - The Capital Years"


09 Jan 02 - 05:33 PM (#624343)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Persuasion - Richard Thompson
From: The Shambles

Many thanks indeed.


18 Nov 02 - 11:58 AM (#829019)
Subject: RichardThompson Persuasion Lyric's
From: GUEST,The Duck of the Irish

I'm not sure about some key words in this great tune. The Mudcat has never let me down before. Thanks for the help I am confident I will get from sombody this group. The last thing I asked for came up in 15 minutes! Thanks again!


18 Nov 02 - 01:39 PM (#829128)
Subject: RE: RichardThompson Persuasion Lyric's
From: The Shambles

Persuasion


18 Nov 02 - 02:14 PM (#829146)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Persuasion - Richard Thompson
From: GUEST,The Duck of the Irish

Many thanks to The Shambles. Just as I thought, I went online again, and there they were. This is a great site! I try to help, but every question I know the answer to, has already been answered, it seems. Thanks again!


18 Nov 02 - 03:35 PM (#829220)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Persuasion - Richard Thompson
From: The Shambles

You may be right, but I'll always be a man that's open to persuasion.