Contrary (alternative version)

by Clifford T. Ward

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THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED VERSION!!

This beautiful stripped down alternative version of Contrary has never before been released. It was discovered on the multi track tapes in Clifford's garage in the late nineties.

Special thanks to David Johnson and to Patricia Ward for making this available.

The song Contrary, with a somewhat bigger production by Justin De Villeneuve, was first released as a 7" single in 1981 on WEA. It later appeared on the album Both Of Us (1984 Philips) and has since appeared on the compilation albums: The Ways Of Love (2000 RP Media), This Was Our Love (2003 Cherry Red) and The Best Is Yet To Come:The Collection (2013 Press Play).

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LYRICS:
Contrary (Clifford T. Ward)
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You are consistent I am lackaday
You are sufficient I'm in disarray
You give me pleasure I bring you heartache
You give me light when all is dark and lonely
You're my concession I am contrary
You are exception I am more the rule
You are discretion I am more the fool
You show me patience I take advantage
And leave you lost and on your own and lonely
You are forever I'll come crashing down
You throw me line when I'm clutching straws and
You lift me up when I am down and lonely
You're my concession I am contrary
You are consistent I am lackaday
You are sufficient I'm in disarray
You give me pleasure I bring you heartache
You give me light when all is dark and lonely
You're my concession I am contrary
You're my concession I am contrary
You're my concession I am contrary
You're my concession I am contrary

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released March 9, 2017
CREDITS:
Written by Clifford T. Ward.
Clifford T. Ward: voice.
Piano: Mark Tibenham.
Mixed by David Johnson.

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This is the official Bandcamp account for the English singer songwriter Clifford T. Ward. We will be uploading a series of exclusive and previously unreleased tracks from Clifford's tapes over the next few months. Clifford is of course famous for such great songs as: Gaye, Scullery, Home Thoughts From Abroad, Up In The World and The Best Is Yet To Come. But there are many more gems to discover! ... more

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