Next to the single “Pure”, Ian Broudie’s collaboration with Terry Hall on the song “Sense” is easily one of my favorite track from The Lightning Seeds. I also enjoyed Hall’s version which appeared in his solo album “Home”.
Below is my jangly acoustic version recorded last December to which I hope you’d enjoy listening to. Beautiful lyrics and melody. The first two lines got me hooked and had me singing along ever since I discovered the song a decade ago.
Sense – The Lightning Seeds (Acoustic Cover)
I’m flying high on something beautiful and aimless,
It’s got a name but I prefer to call it nameless.
It comes and goes leaves me on a bed of splinters,
Feels like I’m living in a town closed down for winter.
A taste of Love,
The more you get, the more you want,
And all because,
The only reason is just because.
It all makes Sense,
When you’re near
It all makes Sense.
I’m standing high on tiptoes looking over fences,
Waiting for somebody like you to kiss me Senseless.
I’ve had a belly full of faces drawn in sadness,
I want to jump deep into tides of loving madness.