Spider’s Web

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Spider's Web

Spider’s Web is Katie’s sixth single release and the third single from her album Piece by Piece. The title song was written during the lead up to the Iraq War and is said to be about finding the difference between right and wrong.

As part of Katie’s ongoing commitment to Save The Children, she donated Europeean-wide proceeds from the physical and digital sales to the children’s charity. Further to this, all marketing and promotion costs were absorbed by Katie’s management and record company Dramatico Entertainment.
Katie and Dramatico have also underwrote the fundraising activity by guaranteeing a minimum, undisclosed, contribution to Save The Children.

In the video for this single, there is a visual reference to Schindler’s List.

Tracklist:

    1. Spider’s Web Single Version
    2. Spider’s Web Album Remix
    3. Cry Baby Cry

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Release Year: 2006 | Cat: Dramatico DRAMCDS0018

Promo Video

CD Booklet Text:

Tracks 1 & 2 arranged and produced by Mike Batt
Published by Melua Music/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK)Ltd.
Engineered by Steve Sale

Track 3 Recorded for BBC Radio 2 and produced by Unique.
©1968 Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Limited. All rights Reserved

Photography by Andreas Terlaak
Design by www.weartourist.com

01. Spider’s Web

If a black man is racist, is it okay?
If it’s the white man’s racism that made him that way,
Because the bully’s the victim they say,
By some sense they’re all the same.

Because the line between,
Wrong and right,
Is the width of a thread,
From a spider’s web.
The piano keys are black and white,
But they sound like a million colours in your mind.

I could tell you to go to war,
Or I could march for peace and fighting no more,
How do I know which is right,
And I hope he does when he sends you to fight.

Because the line between wrong and right,
Is the width of a thread from a spider’s web,
The piano keys are black and white,
But they sound like a million colours in your mind.

Should we act on a blame?
Or should we chase the moments away?
Should we live?
Should we give?
Remember forever the guns and the feathers in time.
Because the line between wrong and right,
Is the width of a thread from a spider’s web,
The piano keys are black and white,
But they sound like a million colours in your mind.
The piano keys are black and white,
But they sound like a million colours in your mind,
But they sound like a million colours in your mind

02. Cry Baby Cry

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She’s old enough to know better.

The king of Marigold was in the kitchen
Cooking breakfast for the queen
The queen was in the parlour
Playing piano for the children of the king.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She’s old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

The king was in the garden
Picking flowers for a friend who came to play
The queen was in the playroom
Painting pictures for the childrens holiday.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She’s old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

The duchess of Kircaldy always smiling
And arriving late for tea
The duke was having problems
With a message at the local bird and bee.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She’s old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

At twelve o’clock a meeting round the table
For a seance in the dark
With voices out of nowhere
Put on specially by the children for a lark.

Cry baby cry
Make your mother sigh
She’s old enough to know better
So cry baby cry cry cry cry baby
Make your mother sigh.

She’s old enough to know better
Cry baby cry
cry cry cry
Make your mother sigh
She’s old enough to know better
So cry baby cry.

Can you take me back where I came from?
Can you take me back?
Can you take me back where I came from?
Brother can you take me back?
Can you take me back?
Oooh, can you take me where I came from?
Can you take me back?

Rating: ★★★★★
Probably Katie Melua’s best Single

I would say that this is Katie Melua at her best. If you liked Closest Thing to Crazy I think you will love this.

Believe me, this has one of those choruses that will keep playing in your mind. But it will be a worthwhile experience.

With Melua’s passionate and alluring voice and these lyrics, with a simplistic but very effective melody, we have a real hook in the chorus: “Because the line between /Wrong and right / Is the width of a thread / From a spider’s web/ The piano keys are black and white / But they sound like a million colours in your mind.”

There’s a naivety in some of the other lyrics, that are both daring and very topical but that’s part of the charm that is hard not to fall for of the girl who sang: “This is the closest thing to crazy I have ever been / Feeling twenty-two, acting seventeen.”

But credit must be given to Melua, who wrote this song herself. She has written passionately about something she cares passionately about. The song builds from a slow and contemplative ballad to an almost rocky climax of energy, drums and screaming/crying out of the lyrics. The arrangement with Katie’s band gives this song a quality you will not find in other songs.

Melua’s latest album, Piece by Piece, and this single shows how far she has moved from Closest thing to Crazy, since outselling any other UK artist two years running and touring home and abroad. There’s more confidence and maturity there and she really delivers the goods in this more edgy, powerful song.

This is a definitely a song to get excited about and if that isn’t enough, check out the other tracks, including Miss Melua’s version of John Lennon’s Cry Baby Cry.