ALL THE LIGHT I NEED (4:37)

All The Light I Need - 1999

Probably my favourite Mechanic's ballad. It's got such an endearing simplicity to it, yet pulls all the right strings. It's just a really nice song, which still manages to bring a smile to my face.

Lyrics

I read all the philosophies
The theory ideologies
They leave me cold I sit around at tables talking
Long into the night and when we're walking home
You take me by the hand
You say you understand
And this is all the light I need

I know we've had our ups and downs
I play the fool I play the clown
Just like a man
I think it wouldn't be so bad
If only you believed I had some kind of plan
But as the evening fades
You say you're going to stay

And this is all the light I need
And these are all the clothes that keep me warm
You come to me and then
You love me once again
And this is all the light I need

When we found the going tough
You always seemed to have enough
To pull us through
Although I never mention it
I often wonder how I'd manage without you
You say that in the end
You'll always be my friend

And this is all the light I need
And these are all the clothes that keep me warm
You come to me and then
You love me once again
And this is all the light I need

You say that in the end
You'll always be my friend

And this is all the light I need
And these are all the clothes that keep me warm
You come to me and then
You love me once again
This is all the light I need

This is all the light I need
And these are all the clothes that keep me warm
This is all the light I need
And these are all the clothes that keep me warm
This is all the light I need

Words & Music by Mike Rutherford & BA Robertson
Published by 1999 Michael Rutherford Ltd./BA's Publishing Go Ltd/hit & run music (Publishing) Ltd.