Fair­ground

Driv­ing down an end­less road
Tak­ing friends or mov­ing alone
Pleas­ure at the fair­ground on the way

It’s always friends that feel so good
Let’s make amends like all good men should
Pleas­ure at the fair­ground on the way

Walk around, be free and roam
There’s always someone leav­ing alone
Pleas­ure at the fair­ground on the way

And I love the thought of com­ing home to you
Even if I know we can­’t make it
I love the thought of giv­ing hope to you
Just a little ray of light shin­ing through

Love can bend and breathe alone
Until the end it finds you a home
Don’t care what the people may say

It’s always friends that feel so good
Let’s make amends like all good men should
Pleas­ure at the fair­ground on the way

And I love the thought of com­ing home to you
Even if I know we can­’t make it
I love the thought of giv­ing hope to you
Just a little ray of light shin­ing through

Single Release Inform­a­tion

EASTWEST
Released: Septem­ber 1995
EW001CD1
1. Fair­ground (Single Edit)
2. Fair­ground (Exten­ded Mix)
3. Stars (Live)
4. The Right Thing (Live)
EW001CD2
1. Fair­ground (Single Edit)
2. Fair­ground (Exten­ded Mix)
3. Fair­ground (In The Garden Mix)
4. Fair­ground (Too Pre­cious Remix)
5. Fair­ground (Rollo & Sis­ter Bliss Remix)
EW001C cas­sette
1. Fair­ground (Single Edit)
2. Fair­ground (Exten­ded Mix)

Cred­its

Words and music Mick Huck­nall
EMI Music Pub­lish­ing Ltd/So What Ltd
Fair­ground con­tains a sample of “Give It Up” by The Good­men cour­tesy of Fresh Fruit Records
Ori­gin­al source “Fan­farra” by Ser­gio Men­dez cour­tesy of Elektra Enter­tain­ment Group

Oth­er Info

This track was a single in Septem­ber 1995 and is on the Life album (1995) as well as the com­pil­a­tion albums Simply Red Greatest Hits (1996) and The Greatest Hits 25 (2008)