It’s Only Pain

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It's Only Pain

It’s Only Pain is Katie’s seventh single and the fourth from her second album, Piece by Piece.
The song is said to be about her pain at breaking-up with her boyfriend, Luke Pritchard.

In the music video, Katie is first seen walking forward slowly as she sings. She sits on a wooden chair in front of a stage.
Another Katie dances onto the stage playing a character, and she bows. Her hair is straggled and sticking out at odd angles as is her make-up, complete with a teardrop, and her clothes are like a shabby red dance costume.

As she sings to the Katie in front of her, a ghostly dancer appears and starts to dance around behind her. The ghost is a tall, slender young woman, played by Elena Glurdjidze, who is wearing a leotard, and who dances in a sprightly fashion around the stage. Occasionally we get a glimpse of a person lying motionless, stage left. The ghost dancer goes over to the person, and it is revealed to be a man. The ghost reaches her hands down to him, and her body returns, and the pair look very happy. They start to dance gracefully, while the sad shabby dancer can only skip as if she has a limp.

The Katie in the audience has been watching this with empathy. Near the end of the video, the stage Katie comes down off the stage, and steps forward to embrace the audience Katie. But the audience Katie disappears between the stage Katie’s arms, so she ends up almost hugging herself.

Tracklist:

    1. It’s Only Pain
    2. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Live Version)
    3. It’s Only Pain (video)

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Release Year: 2006 | Cat: Dramatico DRAMCDS0020

Promo Video

CD Booklet Text:

Track 1 arranged and produced by Mike Batt
Engineered by Steve Sale
Music and lyrics: Mike Batt
Published by Dramatico/Sony ATV Music

Track 2 Music and lyrics by Lennon-McCartney
Recorded for BBC Radio 2 and produced by Unique
©1968 Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Limited.
All rights Reserved

Track 3 is accessible only via computer

Photography by Jo De Banzie
Design by www.weartourist.com

01. It’s Only Pain

It’s only pain
It only hurts
I am only down on the floor
Where I have been before
And I’ll be here again
Though it hurts to lose you
It’s only pain

We went so far
We flew so high
Now it’s not easy
To watch it die
To just let go
And not ask the reason way
It won’t matter anymore

It’s only pain
It only hurts
I am only down on the floor

Where I have been before
And I’ll be here again
Though it hurts to lose you
It’s only pain

It’s not my style
It’s not my way
To see the future
In shades of grey
Though I still can’t bring myself to say
That you don’t matter anymore

It’s only pain
It only hurts
I am only down on the floor
Where I have been before
And I’ll be here again
Though it hurts to lose you
It’s only pain
It’s only pain

02. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she’s gone

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ah

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers
That grow so incredibly high

Newspaper taxies appear on the shore
Waiting to take you away
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds
And you’re gone

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ah

Picture yourself in a train in a station
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstile
The girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ah

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ah

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds

Rating: ★★★★★
Alex MacGregor – UK Mix

It had to happen at some point.
The Kooks’ lead singer and Katie’s former beau, Luke Pritchard, wrote “Naive” about their break up, and now Katie writes about it from her perspective.
The result? Probably Katie’s darkest effort to date.
With an interesting video which sees her dress up like something from a Tim Burton flick (think “The Corpse Bride” only less creepy), this is probably going to be another hit for her.
Think Dido and Eva Cassidy covering “Sweet Dreams My LA Ex” and you’re half way there.