Nature Of Love

Release: 05-07-2010

A good deal is written about singers with an exceptional talent. Many long to be exceptional in the vibrant and ever faster moving music business. Johnny Logan is! To this day no one else managed to win three times at the Eurovision Song Contest (in 1980 as singer of What’s another year, in 1987 as singer, songwriter and composer of Hold Me Now, and in 1992 as songwriter and composer of Why me). His extraordinary success aside, his talent as a singer is outstanding. Those who ever saw him perform live, can’t get over the amazing qualities this ever humble ‘lad’ carries in his voice.

Johnny Logan was born in 1954 as Sean Patrick Michael Sherrard in Melbourne, Australia. Three years later his family moved to Ireland. From then on Sean was constant company to his father on his tours. He learned to play the guitar and wrote his first songs at the age of 13. He did not find much fulfillment in his apprenticeship as an electrician and was grateful when he was offered the lead in an Irish musical. Shortly after, in 1980, filmmaker and composer Shay Healy discovered him at this same show and offered Johnny Logan his song What’s another Year to sing.

This was 30 years ago and in celebration of this anniversary Johnny Logan is finally releasing an album in Germany. For the first time he unites all three winning songs. All other songs were produced in the past years, musically sharing the limelight with his worldwide hits.

In the years between Johnny Logan, either by design or destiny, moved a bit away from what his name stood for. After the enormous success of Hold me now (6 million tracks sold) the pressure to deliver another hit of this magnitude was big.

This resulted in a interesting effect: instead of writing a second Hold me now Johnny Logan went to explore other musical directions: rock, soul and folk music. He continued writing ballads, but chose not to offer them to the record companies. Not until the release of the song and album Nature of Love did the harmonic puzzle fall into place to incorporate his Grand-Prix hits. You could say that the album to Hold me Now took Johnny Logan 20 years to finally compose.

As in his preceding albums Irish Connection (2007 number 1 in Denmark (platinum), Sweden (gold) and Norway (double platinum)) and Irishman in America (2008), Irish folk-instruments like the Tin Whisthle and Lambeg Drums are part of the ensemble. Not forgetting his roots Johnny Logan is representing his native Ireland in the preliminaries to this year’s Eurovision Song Contes… albeit only as member of the jury. Far more than an icon of the Eurovision Song Contest, Johnny Logan with his new album Nature of Love gives testimony to stardom for all to hear.

Tracklist:

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Between Love And Hate

Between love and hate there’s a thin line
In the balance of a heart
Through the tender thread of time
We don’t communicate through that thin line
We slowly drift apart to a place outside the heart
Between love and hate

There is a river – leads to an ocean
And it’s waters ebb and flow under it’s sky
Love is a stranger lost in that river
Searching for somewhere to belong
And not knowing why

So many times we believe we see the shore
Only to realise there’s more

Between love and hate there’s a thin line…

There is a silence without a healing
Cause nobody knows how to forgive without a voice
Stuck at a crossroads here in that silence
Leading us closer to the edge without a choice

How many times have we tried to walk away
Believing there’s nothing left to say

Between love and hate there’s a thin line…

Between love and hate
There’s an open wound that need to heal
Between love and hate
There’s a part of me that needs to feel
Between love and hate
There’s a part us I know was real
I know it was real

INSTRUMENTAL

Between love and hate there’s a thin line…

Sean Sherrard

Hold me now

Don’t
don’t close your heart to how you feel
Dream
and don’t be afraid the dream’s not real
Close your eyes
pretend it’s just the two us again
Make believe
this moment’s here to stay

Touch
touch me the way you used to do
I know
tonight could be all I have with you
From now on
you’ll be with someone else instead of me
So tonight
let’s build this memory
And for the last time

Hold me now
don’t cry
don’t say a word just
Hold me now
and I
will know though we’re apart
we’ll always be together
forever in love
What do you say when words are not enough

Time
time will be kind once we’re apart
Your tears
tears will have no place in your heart
I wish I
could say how much I’ll miss you when you’re gone
and my love for you will go on and on and…

Hold me now
don’t cry
don’t say a word just
Hold me now
and try
to understand that
I hope at last you’ve found
what you’ve been searching for
and though I won’t be there anymore
I will always love you…

don’t say a word just
Hold me now
and I
will know though we’re apart
we’ll always be together
forever in love
What do you say when words are not enough

What can I say now my words are not enough

Lyrics: Sean Sherrard

Last Days Of Beautiful

Sold out and busted on another mans shore
The heartache between us is an open war
Whatever happens through that broken door
It wont find me a healing anymore

But I remember the last days of beautiful
The sunlight dancing in your hair
When the power of love was strong enough
What were we thinking of?
What was I thinking of?
In the last days of beautiful

No flower of comfort in a jealous seed
Your train’s been running at a different speed.
And there’s no future when a rose has to bleed
I know that I can’t be the man you need

But I remember the last days of beautiful…

I won’t stand and watch you walk away
Leave a broken man behind
I dont care what people say
I’m gonna hold you one more time
In the last days of beautiful

But I remember the last days of beautiful…

Sean Sherrard ’09

Shame On You

Did you think I’d be lonely – lonely and blue
Did you think I’d go crazy – crying over you
Was that what I was, supposed to do
When you said that we were through

Did you think that by leaving – saying goodbye
My world would crumble – I’d breakdown and cry
All your decieving – living a lie
Someday your gonna wonder why

Shame on you – treating me that way
Taking me for granted – every single day
Shame on you – treating me so bad
Don’t you know my love was the best you ever had
Shame on you

You played my emotion – called me a fool
Told all your close friends – did you think that was cool
Lying and cheating – breaking every rule
But why did you have to be so cruel

Shame on you…

Shame on you
The door’s that way
Close it when you’re leaving
That’s all I got to say
Move on out – leave a memory behind
I don’t need that heartache – I don’t have the time
Shame on you

Solo

Shame on you…

Sean Sherrard ’09

Shine On

When the day is harder than it’s ever been
And the road is longer than you’ve ever seen
When you think it’s all over you’re not strong enough
I’ll be beside you to give you love

When the darkness surrounds you
and you’re all alone
When you need a friend to lead you home
Someone to hold you – someone to care
Call my name I’ll be there

Shine on – sweet emotion
Love be a reason to light up my way
Sail with me on a clear blue ocean
Shine on for me today

When the night is lonely
And you’re filled with fear
Remember the one who is always near
I’ll be your comfort – I’ll dry your tears
I’ll come and hold you ’till the night disappears

Shine on – sweet emotion…

Lead me to your heart
Give me ev’rything you’ve got
Higher and higher
Don’t you ever – don’t you ever stop

Shine on – sweet emotion…

Sean Sherrard

Solid Ground

Did you find that road
To the rainbows end
Through your dreams of yesterday
Was it ev’rything your heart desired
Did you make it all the way

Now the summer’s gone – and the autumn’s here
An the skies are turning grey
Will you walk with me till the waters edge
At the closing of the day

Here’s to all those who have crossed our path
And have raised in promise the parting glass
When we meet again as the sun goes down
May we meet as one – on solid ground

Well I hope you found your happiess
And a place where you belong
And the time we spent together
Was a time that lingered on

At the crossroads where we said goodbye
Many faces are now gone
But the memory of that time we shared
Always helped to keep me strong

Here’s to all those who have crossed our path…

SOLO

Now the summer’s gone – and the autumn’s here…

Here’s to all those who have crossed our path…

Sean Sherrard

The Nature Of Love

angel of mercy – i know your fears
i’ve made you lonely – i’ve seen your tears
all this confussion – in my lost and jealous heart
the one i i always wanted – was the one i tore apart

but in my insecurity i found myself in you
and the dreams that are foreever
theyr’re the ones that you made true

that’s the nature of love
that’s the nature of love
it’s a pow’er from above
suddenly it arrives and you realize
that’s the nature of love

dancing in circles – afraid of letting go
holding one another – then we let each other know

that nothing is forever – but i can never let you go

that’s the nature of love
that’s the nature of love
it’s a power from above
suddenly it arrives and you realize

that’s the nature of love
that’s the nature of love
and it’s never enough
when i look in your eyes
then i realize

how are we suppose to understand
all of the emotions when a woman loves a man

that’s the nature of love…

sherrad/andersson/larsen

Why me?

Sometimes I watch you passing by my window
and sometimes I watch you passing through my dreams
and sometimes when I look at you
you take my breath away

Sometimes I try and understand your reason
you choose to feel the way you feel about me
and sometimes when I turn around
and you’re there like today
and I wanna say

Why me
I look at you and I get this feeling
why me
I know it’s true but I can’t believe it
I keep on wondering why
I’m such a lucky guy
Why me
I look at you and I ask myself
why me

Sometimes I lie awake just to watch you sleeping
and listen to the beating of your heart
and sometimes when you’re lying there
you take my breath away
and I wanna walk you and say

Why me
I look at you and I get this feeling
why me
I know it’s true but I can’t believe that it’s me
who’s gonna be holdning you in these arms tonight
and why it’s me
who’s gonna be the one to make you feel all right
tonight

Why me
I look at you and I get this feeling
why me
I know it’s true but I can’t believe it
I keep on wondering why
I’m such a lucky guy
Why me

I look at you and I ask myself

Why me

I look at you and I ask myself

Why me

Lyrics: Sean Sherrard

What's another year

I’ve been waiting such a long time,
looking out for you
But you’re not here
What’s another year?

I’ve been waking such a long time,
reaching out for you
But you aren’t near
What’s another year?

What’s another year
For someone who’s lost everything that he owns?
What’s another year
For someone who’s getting used to being alone?

I’ve been praying such a long time
It’s the only way to hide the fear
What’s another year?

What’s another year
For someone who’s lost everything that he owns?
What’s another year
For someone who’s getting used to being alone?

I’ve been crying such a long time
With such a lot of pain in every tear
What’s another year? (For someone who is getting used to being alone)
What’s another year? (For someone who is getting used to being alone)
What’s another year? (For someone who is getting used to being alone)
Lyrics: Shay Healy

When A Womand Loves A Man

Lately I’ve been told ’bout the distance that we feel
Whenever words are hard to find
About the tears and the wounds that never heal
How emotions leave us blind

How every time what we believe we find the way
We hurt each other with the things we never say

Tell me when a woman loves a man
Why is it so hard to understand
When she’s giving everything she can
It’s still not enough
Maybe it’s the heart we have to blame
When we turn the words around again
But I know it will always be the same
When there is love
When a woman loves a man

Maybe paradise is the promise in her eyes
maybe heaven’s in her smile
So many broken roads always leading to goodbye
Pretending she’llbe gone a while

I don’t believe that the music goes away
I do believe it’s getting stronger every day

Tell me when a woman loves a man…

And sometimes there’s – there’s confusion in our way
We need each other more and more
To take away the pain – and make the feeling right
I wanna feel that way tonight

Tell me when a woman loves a man…
Sean Sherrard/Andreas Linse

Why me?

Sometimes I watch you passing by my window
and sometimes I watch you passing through my dreams
and sometimes when I look at you
you take my breath away

Sometimes I try and understand your reason
you choose to feel the way you feel about me
and sometimes when I turn around
and you’re there like today
and I wanna say

Why me
I look at you and I get this feeling
why me
I know it’s true but I can’t believe it
I keep on wondering why
I’m such a lucky guy
Why me
I look at you and I ask myself
why me

Sometimes I lie awake just to watch you sleeping
and listen to the beating of your heart
and sometimes when you’re lying there
you take my breath away
and I wanna walk you and say

Why me
I look at you and I get this feeling
why me
I know it’s true but I can’t believe that it’s me
who’s gonna be holdning you in these arms tonight
and why it’s me
who’s gonna be the one to make you feel all right
tonight

Why me
I look at you and I get this feeling
why me
I know it’s true but I can’t believe it
I keep on wondering why
I’m such a lucky guy
Why me

I look at you and I ask myself

Why me

I look at you and I ask myself

Why me

Lyrics: Sean Sherrard

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