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Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)

03 May 02 - 09:26 PM (#704028)
Subject: lyr req soldiers in dreams
From: GUEST,mr happy

any happy fauks owt there got the werds of soldjers in dreams are like lovers who come without warning and take yo by suprise- i don't know any more of the song- but its a real cracker- come on chums and donate the words please

thanks ever so

ms happy


03 May 02 - 11:01 PM (#704057)
Subject: Lyr Add: LOVERS (Adrian Mannering)
From: pastorpest

"Lovers" by Adrian Mannering

Soldiers in dreams are like lovers that come without warning
And take you by surprise when you think you must make it alone
Sooner or later the presence is only a memory
But you know that without them you'd never have rolled back the stone.

As lovers lie sleeping I find myself traveling toward you
The morning arises, the wind is as soft as a sigh
And the silence of angels means praying is just an illusion
The pain and the passion the tears and the laughs and the lies.

My darling once told me that loving was better than living
And I told her survival for me was the easier game
I couldn't live with her and now it's I can't live without her
I thought I'd feel different but somehow I still feel the same.

So if lovers are losers then what price the game we are playing
And what price the man who has not got the money to pay
Whatever's before me is nothing to what I have come through
For the lost and the lonely and those who have nothing to say.

My darling once told me that loving was better than living
And I told her survival for me was the easier game
I couldn't live with her and now it's I can't live without her
I thought I'd feel different but somehow I still feel the same.

I got the song and lyric from The Irish Descendants' CD "Gypsies and Lovers" and know nothing about the songwriter or his song. I like the song and the CD on which I found it.


06 May 02 - 08:15 AM (#705152)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soldiers in dreams
From: GUEST

pastorpest

thankyou for the words- i've been looking for ages.

i realise why i could never find the song before- its because i didn't have the proper title

there may be one verse missing, something about juliet & romeo, ophelia, cleopatra & mark anthony, however, thanks to your help i should be able to find them

cheers once again

mr happy


07 May 02 - 05:44 AM (#705780)
Subject: Lyr Add: LOVERS (Adrian Mannering)
From: Angie

According to my wee song book the missing verse is ....

Romeo tells me that Juliet can't live without him
And Ophelia's crazy for Hamlet who wants to be king
And away in the distance, Mark Anthony loves Cleopatra,
as Portia sits silent, soliloquizing in the wings.

It's the fourth verse of the song and the words and music are by Adrian Mannering. Angie xx


07 May 02 - 05:19 PM (#706223)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soldiers in dreams
From: Steve in Idaho

And is this public domain now? Who is Adrain Mannering? And where might I get a glimse of the tune??

Steve


07 May 02 - 05:25 PM (#706229)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soldiers in dreams
From: Sorcha

Didn't find a sound file, but I don't think it's PD. He was born in 1948.


08 May 02 - 07:02 AM (#706592)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soldiers in dreams
From: Angie

It was published by Bold Times Music if that helps at all. Angie xx


08 May 02 - 11:03 AM (#706689)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soldiers in dreams
From: GUEST

Cool - Thanks -

Steve


08 May 02 - 11:06 AM (#706691)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soldiers in dreams
From: Steve in Idaho

Sorry - my cookie crumbled and I didn't notice it - I am the above GUEST - Thanks again -

Steve


29 Jun 04 - 10:39 PM (#1216699)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soldiers in dreams
From: Briagha

I'm wondering if anyone has new information to add to this old thread. Does anyone know how to reach Adrian Mannering or someone who represents him? I'd like to record the song "Lovers" that's mentioned here, but can't seem to find any info on how to make sure he gets his fair share of whatever wee amount the sales may earn.


14 Jul 04 - 01:18 PM (#1225364)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soldiers in dreams
From: GUEST,JEFFERIIES5@AOL.COM

Hullo Everyone, I`m a "new boy" at this but if you want to hear a "story" re this song, ASK. Alan.


09 Sep 04 - 07:08 PM (#1268019)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soldiers in dreams
From: Briagha

Hi, Alan. Sure... give us a story!
Briagha


18 Nov 04 - 06:09 PM (#1331575)
Subject: Lyr Add: LOVERS (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST,Bold Times Music Limited

GREETINGS!

We are the publishers of Adrian Mannering's 'Lovers'. Adrian Mannering was born in and lives in Dublin. He has two CDs available: 'As You Were': Erect Records ERCD001 (1998) and 'On Leighlin Road' (2001). He is currently in pre-production for his next CD, working title 'Geostationary, and this will feature his own version of this much-covered song. He has been described in 'Irish Music' as a songwriter " . . . with [a] rare ability to connect with words and music a time a place and a generation, to the widest understanding of humanity'. We just think he's one of the best lyricists of his generation, and we're proud as punch to have him on our books. The CDs are available commercially in Ireland, and can be ordered online via adpm@eircom.net. Here are the complete - and proper - lyrics: Note it's 'mark Anthony love Cleopatra'; NOT 'Mark Anthony loves Cleopatra'.

regards,
Bold Times Music Limited,
DUBLIN,
Ireland.


LOVERS
(Adrian Mannering)

1. Soldiers in dreams are like lovers who come without warning,
And take you by surprise when you think you must make it alone.
Sooner or later, their presence is only a memory,
Yet you know that without them you'd never have rolled back the stone.

2. As lovers lie sleeping, I find myself travelling towards you;
The morning arises, the wind is as soft as a sigh.
Whatever's before me is nothing to what I have come through:
The pain and the passion, the tears and the laughs and the lies.

3. My darling once told me, that "loving is better than living".
But I told her survival for me was the easier game.
I couldn't live with her; now it's I can't live without her;
I thought I'd feel different, somehow I still feel the same.

4. Romeo tells me that Juliet can't live without him.
And Ophelia's crazy for Hamlet who wants to be king.
Away in the distance, Mark Anthony love Cleopatra,
As Portia sits silent, soliloquising in the wings.

5. So, if lovers are losers, what price the game we are playing?
What price the man who has not got the money to pay?
The silence of angels means praying is just an illusion,
For the lost and the lonely and those who have nothing to say.

Words & Music Adrian Mannering. Copyright 2004 Bold Times Music Ltd. All Rights Reserved.


18 Nov 04 - 06:46 PM (#1331602)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soldiers in dreams
From: GUEST,Pat Cooksey.

Adrian and I sang together often in the Anchor Bar, in Dunmore East,
Co. Waterford, together with the Fureys. Many songs were exchanged
on these evenings, I know Finbar learnt it from Adrian.
I think Adrian went on to be a lawyer of fairly high standing, I could be wrong, but he was a great singer and songwriter in those
days.
Bold Times Music, please say Hi to Adrian from Cooksey.


18 Nov 04 - 07:04 PM (#1331622)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soldiers in dreams
From: Mr Happy

Many thanks to all contributors for info on this beautiful song!


19 Nov 04 - 06:54 AM (#1332119)
Subject: RE: Req: soldiers in dreams/LOVERS (Adrian Mannering)
From: alanabit

I recall Downes and Beer doing this beautifully and mentioning that the writer was an Irish lawyer. I am glad to see that Pat Cooksey has confirmed that my memory is at least partly still working!


02 Apr 06 - 07:31 PM (#1709094)
Subject: RE: Req: soldiers in dreams/LOVERS (Adrian Mannering)
From: Declan

Refreshed in the context of the recent thread on the subject.

The song is not in the public domain as Adrian is alive and well. The other thread was tending to credit the song to the Fureys who recorded it, but did not write the song.


03 Apr 06 - 07:16 AM (#1709388)
Subject: RE: Req: soldiers in dreams/LOVERS (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST,Paranoid Android

Hiya Declan, I'm sure I've heard you singing it in the GAA club. I first heard it sung by Paddy Green (father of Mary Greene) in Dunmore East. I believe Paddy once owned the Anchor bar which is referred to earlier in this thread.
John.


03 Apr 06 - 02:33 PM (#1709525)
Subject: RE: Req: soldiers in dreams/LOVERS (Adrian Mannering)
From: Declan

John,

Didn't recognise the handle. As it happens Adrian Mannering is a brother of Harry Mannering who is a regular in Raheny GAA club.

Small world isn't it?


10 Jun 06 - 10:56 PM (#1757123)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST


09 Feb 07 - 06:46 AM (#1962112)
Subject: RE: Req: soldiers in dreams/LOVERS (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST,newbie

great song.. being discussed on www.wlrfm.com as i write this


20 Feb 07 - 08:55 AM (#1973572)
Subject: RE: Req: soldiers in dreams/LOVERS (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST,rivermede

We just got back from our annual trip to Ireland and while in Galway walking through Eyre Square got talking with a fellow named Adrian who exchanged some songs with us. He sang Soldiers in dreams and said he had written it. Researching this song now it is a treat to know it must have been Adrian Mannering! Very pleasant chap who added an exclamation point to our trip. Will add the song to the playlist and perform it in Maine.


28 May 08 - 08:07 AM (#2350913)
Subject: RE: Req: soldiers in dreams/LOVERS (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST,Melanie

Hi,
I love this song too. But if I try to translate it, it doesn`t make much sense to me. can anybody tell me what adrian wanted to say with this song? The lyrics are so very poetical.

many greetings,
Melanie


20 Nov 08 - 02:37 PM (#2498664)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST,David Freeman

The lyrics to "Lovers" is at this link. Full page of lyrics and the site plays Ms Mannering singing the first verse to give you the melody. Enjoy!
http://www.schammi-buchholz.de/swalovers.htm


20 Nov 08 - 03:01 PM (#2498682)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)
From: Declan

Whoever the singer is it's not Adrian Mannering, who is a man.


03 Dec 08 - 08:04 AM (#2506746)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST,Melanie

No, this singer is Christine Maringer-Tries. I know her. Together with her husband she makes music and they call themselves "Duo Balance".
I´ve had the lyrics already but i still don`t understnad the sence in this song. I want to know it because I myself play in an band and we also play this song. I would like to say a few words before we start playing it. Can anybody help me???

Melanie


04 Feb 10 - 02:00 PM (#2830019)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST,judy

i've been in love with this song for over a decade - where can i hear it sung?


17 Mar 10 - 09:12 PM (#2866499)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST,Ellen Nippolt (aka Mannering)

I can sing the hell out of this song as I was married to Adrian for years.


22 Mar 12 - 04:33 PM (#3327263)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST


17 Jun 12 - 09:28 AM (#3364516)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST

For Guest Judy....the song "Lovers" or some call it "Soldiers and Dreams"...go to my Facebook under the name John Nolan    location is Longford Ireland...just put up information on the song...


20 Jun 12 - 09:32 PM (#3366063)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST,JJ

Old times Adrian.. cheers


11 Dec 13 - 09:28 AM (#3583289)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST,Murphy

Adrian Mannering has at last recorded this song. Check him on Facebook for upcoming gigs


23 Jan 20 - 04:18 PM (#4029816)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST,Emjay

Old thread I know, but poor Adrian passed away last week. God rest the talent that was this man! He will be sorely missed. Sleep well, Adrian x


12 Feb 20 - 06:25 AM (#4033778)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers (Adrian Mannering)
From: GUEST

Thank you. Adrian died 14th Jan 2020.