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I Surrender


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Publisher: Opium (Arts) Ltd.

Length: 9:24

Date: March 30, 1999

Copyright: Virgin Records Ltd.

Full version from Dead Bees On A Cake


Listen:

Marc Ribot : guitar
Ryuichi Sakamoto : rhodes
Lawrence Feldman : flute
Steve Jansen : percussion
Kenny Wheeler : flugelhorn
David Sylvian : guitar loops, keyboards, sample
strings arrangement : Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian
orchestrated by : Ryuichi Sakamoto
contains a sample from : You Know You Know
performed by : The Mahavishunu Orchestra (licensed courtesy of Columbia)

Produced by David Sylvian.
Mixed by David Sylvian and Dave kent.

contains a sample from 'You Know You Know' performed by The Mahavishnu Orchestra, licensed courtesy of Columbia.

Lyrics

I opened up the pathway of the heart
The flowers died embittered from the start

That night I crossed the bridge of sighs and I surrendered

I looked back and glimpsed the outline of a boy
His life of sorrows now collapsing into joy

And tonight the stars are all aligned and I surrender
My mother cries beneath a southern sky and I surrender

Recording angels and the poets of the night
Bring back the trophies of the battles that we fight

Searchlights fill the open skies and I surrender

Outrageous cries of love have called me back
Derailed the trains of thought, demolished wayward tracks

You tell me I've no need to wonder why I just surrender

I stand too close to see the sleight of hand
How she found this child inside the frightened man

Tonight I'm learning how to fly and I surrender

I've travelled all this way for your embrace
Enraptured by the recognition on your face

Hold me now while my old life dies tonight and I surrender
My mother cries beneath the open skies and I surrender

An ancient evening just before the fall
The light in your eyes, the meaning of it all

Birds fly and fill the summer skies and I surrender

She throws the burning books into the sea
"Come find the meaning of the word inside of me"

It's alright the stars are all aligned and I surrender
My mother cries beneath the moonlit skies and I surrender

My body turns to ashes in her hands
The disappearing world of footprints in the sand

Tell me now that this love will never die and I'll surrender
My mother cries beneath the open skies and I surrender

Artists related to this track

Photo: Hiroshi Nomura
Sakamoto, Ryuichi (performer)
Marc Ribot (performer)
Kenny Wheeler
Kenny Wheeler (performer)
Lawrence Feldman
Lawrence Feldman (performer)
Steve Jansen - copyright Dirk Tholenaar for davidsylvian.net
Steve Jansen (performer)
2011 copyright Samadhisound
David Sylvian (music)
2011 copyright Samadhisound
David Sylvian (performer)
2011 copyright Samadhisound
David Sylvian (lyrics)

This track can be found on:

front artwork Shinya Fujiwara
Dead Bees On A Cake

Last solo album on the Virgin label

I Surrender part 1
I Surrender (part 1)

This one in a jewel-case where the second single can be included.

Everything and Nothing
Everything And Nothing

David's greatest hits.

front
Dead Bees On A Cake (Russian 1)

Identical tracklist as original.

Chillout Moods - Rain Dance

Front
I Surrender (UK)

UK only 2-track promo

disc
I Surrender (US)

front panel
Songs from Dead Bees On A Cake

It comes in a foldout digi-pak and looks fantastic.

inlay
Virgin inhouse compilation

CDPRO11
CDPRO Vol.11 APRIL 1999

Canadian Virgin promo only release.

ZOO cd19
ZOO CD19

Release by Zoo Magazine (Haarder Publishing), Denmark.

Dead Bees On A Cake
Dead Bees On A Cake (US tape)

Everything And Nothing (US promo) disc 1
Everything And Nothing (US promo)

US promo

Dead Bees On A Cake (Japan tape) inlay
Dead Bees On A Cake (Japan tape)

Monte Carlo Summer Nights
Monte Carlo Summer Nights

Italian release, initiated by radio station Monte Carlo.

Everything and Nothing (US promo, 2nd) disc 1
Everything and Nothing (US promo, 2nd)

This 2 CD set features the full length album.

No Stress
No Stress

Italian Virgin 2 CD compilation. Pretty good!

Dead Bees On A Cake (advanced promo)
Dead Bees On A Cake (advanced promo)

UK advanced copy.

front
Dead Bees On A Cake (Russian 2)

Tracklist as original.

Everything And Nothing (UK advanced) CD1
Everything And Nothing (UK advanced)

UK advanced promo set (2CD) of Everything And Nothing.

front
Everything And Nothing (Russia)

Russian 2 disc version packed in jewel case

Front cassette
I Surrender (UK advanced tape)

UK advanced promo for both I Surrender singles.

Chilled Out (3CD of Beautifully Relaxing Music)

Front cover box
Original Hits - Chillout: 6cd

Wow! A collection with 3 Japan tracks, 4 David Sylvian solo tracks and a Rain ....

front (picture by Yuka Fujii
A Victim Of Stars, 1982-2012

New compilation released on Februari 29th 2012.

MD front aertwork
Dead Bees On A Cake (MD)

Last solo album on the Virgin label was also released on MiniDisc

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Dead Bees On A Cake (Asia)

No idea what country this counterfeit is from. Identical tracklist as original....

front, inlay sheet
A Victim Of Stars, 1982-2012 (2CDR UK promo)

Official EMI UK  2 CD-R promo for A Victim Of Stars 1982-2012

front inlay sheet
A Victim Of Stars, 1982-2012 (2CDR DE promo)

Official German EMI 2 CD-R promo for A Victim Of Stars 1982-2012

jewelbox package with obi
A Victim Of Stars, 1982 - 2012 (Japan, Limited pressing)

Japanese limited pressing of this compilation released on October 2nd 2013 and....

Massive Hits front
Massive Hits!-Chillout

3 disc compilation featuring David Sylvian (twice!), Japan (twice!) and Rain T....

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Extra Comments  

 
#3 authorname 2006-01-02 19:02
One of my absolute favourites. The lyrics are brilliant. I love this song and always will.
 
 
#2 authorname 2005-11-04 00:18
Even on an album as excellent as Dead Bees, this beautiful, enchanting track stands out. I could listen to it all day, regardless of my mood - it sweeps me away every time. So atmospheric it brings a lump to the throat: a song I could not live without.
 
 
#1 authorname 2005-04-21 22:42
Absolutely superb track. The interpretation is open and could have so many meanings in so many times. A superb slow rhythm and tempo.
 

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