Here are the lyrics If I Was lyrics If I was a better man Would fellow men take me to their hearts? If I was a stronger man Carrying the weight of popular.
If I Was" is a 1985 song by Midge Ure. It was co-written by Ure and Danny Mitchell (of Ultravox's tour opening band Messengers), and released as the first single from Ure's first solo album The Gift. It reached on the UK singles chart for one week in September 1985.
Artist: Midge Ure. Album: Miscellaneous. If I was a sailor Seven oceans I'd sail to her If I was a wiser man Would other men reach out And touch me. If I was a kinder man Dishing up love for a hungry world Tell me would that appease her I want to please her again. If I was a painter I'd paint a world that couldn't taint her If I was a leader On food of love from above I would feed her. If I was a poet All my love in burning words I would show it If I was her lover Her eyes in kisses I would cover
Produced by Midge Ure. Album The Gift. If I was a better man Would fellow men take me to their hearts If I was a stronger man Carrying the weight of popular demand Tell me would that alarm her I'd never harm her at all. If I was a soldier Captive arms I'd lay before her If I was a sailor Seven oceans I'd sail to her. If I was a wiser man Would other men reach out and touch me If I was a kinder man Dishing up love for a hungry world Tell me would that appease her I want to please her again
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Midge Ure's career, as fans well know, did not begin or end with Ultravox, and so If I Was: The Very Best of Midge Ure & Ultravox attempts to give an overview of one of '80s' Britain's most popular singers. As a career retrospective goes, however, it's pretty spotty. The Scottish vocalist first found fame with the pop band Slik, who scored a chart topper with "Forever and Ever" in 1976. Unfortunately, you won't find that here, nor its hit follow-up, scored just as a car accident took the band out of the charts. His first port of call, in 1978, was ex-Pistol Glen Matlock's punk/post-punk supergroup the Rich Kids, who released a single and album, although this compilation draws nothing from this period, either. The following year, with the Kids in disarray, Ure helped form the even more illustrious Visage. Joining him there was Ultravox's Billy Currie and, before the year was out, Ure was fronting two hit-bound bands.
Pure, released 16th September 1991, is the third solo album by former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure. It was the first release by Ure with a new record label BMG-Arista. The first single 'Cold Cold Heart' reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1991. I See Hope in the Morning Light' and 'Let It Go?' were also released as singles.
Watch the video for If I Was from Midge Ure's The Gift for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. This song went to No. 1 in 1985. The song came from the album, The Gift. TRIVIA: The bass being played on the single is by Mrk king, of Level 42 fame. Dancing With Tears in My Eyes.
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|A||If I Was
Bass Guitar – Mark KingWritten-By – D. Mitchell*, M. Ure*
Written-By – M. Ure*
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
- Record Company – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
- Pressed By – Sonopress
- Printed By – TOPAC
- Distributed By – Ariola Group Of Companies
- Published By – Mood Music
- Design – PSA*
- Photography By – Trevor Key
- Producer, Instrumentation By – Midge Ure
NotesThere exists also a similar single with tour dates and with the same catalog number.
℗ 1985 Chrysalis
Side A: Taken From The Album »The Gift« - 207 088
Bass guitar: Mark King, courtesy of Polydor Records
Taken from the Album "The Gift" - 207088
℗ 1985 Chrysalis Records Ltd. © 1985 Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Printed in Western Germany by TOPAC, Gesellschaft für Tonträger-Verpackung mbH, Gütersloh
Imprimé en République Fédérale d'Allemagne
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: GEMA STEMRA BIEM
- Label Code: LC 1626
- Price Code (GERMANY): -100
- Price Code (FRANCE): AE 140
- Matrix / Runout (Label side A): S 107 667 A
- Matrix / Runout (Label side B): S 107 667 B
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 1): DM 107667 A-1/85S |
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 1): DM 107667 B-2/85S | II
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 2): DM 107667 A-1/85S | II
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 2): DM 107667 B-2/85 S | II
|URE1||Midge Ure||If I Was (7", Single, Blu)||Chrysalis||URE1||UK||1985|
|K-9810, URE 1||Midge Ure||If I Was (7", Single)||Chrysalis, Chrysalis||K-9810, URE 1||Australia||1985|
|URE 1||Midge Ure||If I Was (7", Single, Sil)||Chrysalis||URE 1||UK||1985|
|CHS 387||Midge Ure||If I Was (7", Promo)||Chrysalis||CHS 387||Italy||1985|
|URE X1||Midge Ure||If I Was (Extended Mix) (12", Single)||Chrysalis||URE X1||UK||1985|