I Cried for You / Just Like Heaven

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I Cried for You / Just Like Heaven

I Cried for You is Katie’s second single from her second album, Piece by Piece.
The single is a double A-side consisting of “I Cried for You”, which is one of Melua’s own compositions, and a cover of The Cure’s song “Just like Heaven”, the latter of which was the theme song of the film Just like Heaven.

“I Cried for You” is about Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

Tracklist:

    1. I Cried for You
    2. Just Like Heaven
    3. Pictures On A Video Screen

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Release Year: 2005 | Cat: Dramatico DRAMCDS0013

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CD Booklet Text:

Track 1 written by Katie Melua
Arranged and produced by Mike Batt
Published by Melua Music/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

Track 2 written by Gallup/Smith/Thompson/Tolhurst/Williams
Arranged by Mike Batt
Produced by Mike Batt and Ralph Sall
Published by Fiction Songs Ltd

Track 3 written by Mike Batt
Arranged and produced by Mike Batt
Published by Dramatico/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

Engineered by Steve Sale

Photography by Simon Fowler
Design by www.weartourist.com

01. I Cried for You

You’re beautiful so silently
It lies beneath a shade of blue
It struck me so violently
When I looked at you

But others pass, the never pause,
To feel that magic in your hand
To me you’re like a wild rose
They never understand why

I cried for you
When the sky cried for you
And when you went
I became a hopeless drifter
But this life was not for you
Though I learned from you,
That beauty need only be a whisper

I’ll cross the sea for a different world,
With your treasure, a secret for me to hold

In many years they may forget
This love of ours or that we met,
They may not know
how much you meant to me.

I cried for you
And the sky cried for you,
And when you went
I became a hopeless drifter.
But this life was not for you,
Though I learned from you,
That beauty need only be a whisper

Without you now I see,
How fragile the world can be
And I know you’ve gone away
But in my heart you’ll always stay.

I cried for you
And the sky cried for you,
And when you went
I became a hopeless drifter.
But this life was not for you,
Though I learned from you,
That beauty need only be a whisper
That beauty need only be a whisper

02. Just Like Heaven

Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream he said
The one that makes me laugh he said
And threw his arms around my neck
Show me how you do it
And I promise you I promise that
I’ll run away with you
I’ll run away with you

Spinning on that dizzy edge
I kissed his face and kissed his head
And dreamed of all the different ways I had
To make him glow
Why are you so far away? he said
Why won’t you ever know that I’m in love with you
That I’m in love with you

You, soft and only
You,lost and lonely
You, strange as angels
Dancing in the deepest oceans

Twisting in the water
You’re just like a dream
You’re just like a dream

Daylight licked me into shape
I must have been asleep for days
And moving lips to breathe his name
I opened up my eyes
And found myself alone alone
Alone above a raging sea
That stole the only boy I loved
And drowned him deep inside of me

You, soft and only
You, lost and lonely
You, just like heaven

You, soft and only
You, lost and lonely
You, just like heaven

03. Pictures On A Video Screen

I open up one eye and I can see
a million TV screens from wall to wall
And as I look again it seems to me,
my picture is projected on them all

From far away I see my body now
I can follow every movement that I make
But I can’t remember where I am or how,
or wether I am dreaming or awake

Sooner or later, I’ll believe the world’s not round
I’ll turn up the vision, turn up the sound
For I have discovered that I’m not what I seem,
I’m only a picture on a video screen
And sooner or later, when the night comes rolling down,
fear and confusion are all around;
I know that the problems,
and the nightmares that I dream
are only pictures on a video screen

And as I rise to get myself another drink,
it seems like I’m some distance from my brain
I’m looking down and I begin to think,
this must be what it’s like to go insane

Sooner or later, I’ll believe the world’s not round
I’ll turn up the vision, turn up the sound
For I have discovered that I’m not what I seem,
I’m only a picture on a video screen
And sooner or later, when the night comes rolling down,
fear and confusion are all around;
I know that the problems,
and the nightmares that I dream
are only pictures on a video screen

Sooner or later, I’ll believe the world’s not round
I’ll turn up the vision, turn up the sound
For I have discovered that I’m not what I seem,
I’m only a picture on a video screen

Rating: ★★★★★
Amazing

If you like Mazzy Star you will love this CD. Only 3 tracks but they will all melt your soul. She’s popular in Europe but the “Just Like Heaven” track will probably launch Katie’s career in the U.S. My wife couldn’t stop listening to it. Katie Melua’s voice is just amazing. Put it on repeat and drift away.

Rating: ★★★★★
Amazing. Like a Beautiful Lullabye

There aren’t words to describe this. This song makes me tear up everytime. Katie has such an angelic voice. And this song just touches a special part of my heart, and not a lot of songs do that. It really is like a beautiful lullabye <3