Ellen Foley - Another Breath

01 Boys in the Attic 4:38 Rob Parissi / Ellie Greenwich / Jeff Kent
02 Johnny and Mary 4:09 Robert Palmer
03 Another Breath 4:07 Bob Riley
04 Let Me Be the One You Love 3:55 Desmond Child / John Laundau
05 Read My Lips 3:30 Ellen Foley / Desmond Child
06 Nightline 5:08 David Faragher / Glen Ballard / Brie Howard
07 Come To Me 3:48 Karen Brooks / Randy Sharp
08 Run for My Life 4:25 Ellen Foley / Ellie Greenwich / Jeff Kent
09 Come and Get these Memories 3:04 Brian Holland / Lamont Dozier / Eddie Holland
10 Spy in the House of Love 4:09 Ellen Foley / Bob Riley
2007 Re-issue Bonus Tracks:
11 Nightline (single version) 3:52 David Faragher / Glen Ballard / Brie Howard
12 Beat of a Broken Heart 4:51 Ellen Foley / Fred Goodman
13 Ghost of a Chance 5:17 Ellen Foley / Fred Goodman
14 Nightline (short dance mix) 3:31 David Faragher / Glen Ballard / Brie Howard
15 Nightline (dance mix) 6:15 David Faragher / Glen Ballard / Brie Howard

Produced by Vinny Poncia
Engineer/Assistant Producer: Bob Schaper

Ellen Foley: Lead Vocals
Phil Grande: Guitar
Tony Bridges: Bass
Tommy Mandell: Keyboards, Synthesizer
Bob Riley: Drums

Guest Musicians:
Benjy King: Synthesizers
Leonard Pickett: Sax Solos
Special thanks to Lou Christie: backing vocals on "Boys in the Attic"
Background Vocals: Elaine Caswell, Zephryn Conte and Maria Vidal
Additional Background Vocals: Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Kent, Zora Rassmussen, Susan Collins, Vini Poncia and Ellen Foley

Track 11-12 originally released as Epic/Cleveland International Records single 34-3816 in 1983
Track 13 previously unreleased
Track 14-15 originally released as Epic/Cleveland International Records 12 inch single 49-3864 in 1983

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Epic / Cleveland Int. EPC 25258 LP 1983 USA 5 bonus tracks
2 Wounded Bird Records / Sony BMG / Cleveland Int. WOU 8459 CD 2007 USA 5 bonus tracks

Boys in the Attic

I remember yesterday, it doesn’t seem so far away
The crazy things we used to do – I can still remember
All the boys on Friday night
We had to keep ‘em out of sight
So we could have our secret rendezvous

I remember the danger
I remember the sign
We were flashing the lights
‘Cause we were ready for the boys

We always had the time to be taking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic
We always found a way to be sneaking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic
Boys

Oh, we were, oh, so much in love in our secret room above
I wish those days were back again – I can still remember
The sound of footsteps from below
A sign the boys would have to go
Sometimes I close my eyes and just pretend

That I’m back in the attic
And I’m back in his arms
I can feel it tonight
Oh, I’m so ready for the boys

We always had the time to be taking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic
We always found a way to be sneaking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic, oh yeah....

Every summer Friday night, it was magic, ut was right
Hearts on fire burning free, living out our fantasy
I remember yesterday in our secret hideaway
That was where, that was when
We became the best of friends (remember, remember, remember, remember)

I remember the danger
I remember the sign
We were flashing the lights
Oh, we were ready for the boys

We always had the time to be taking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic
We always found a way to be sneaking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic
We always had the time to be taking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic, oh yeah

I remember the night when I first wanted you (boys, boys, boys in the attic)
Hiding away in our secret rendezvous (boys, boys, boys in the attic)
We were so nervous climbing the stairs (boys, boys, boys in the attic)
Feeling the heat of our love in the air (boys, boys, boys in the attic)
Filled with a feeling that I could not explain (boys, boys, boys in the attic)
Was it Tommy or Jimmy? I just can’t remember his name (boys, boys) Boys in the attic
Boys
Boys
Boys in the attic
Boys....

Johnny and Mary

Johnny’s always running around trying to find certainty
He needs all the world to confirm that he ain’t lonely
Mary counts the walls, knows he tires easily

Johnny thinks the world would be right if it would buy truth from him
Mary says he changes his mind more than a woman
But she made her bed, even though the chance was slim

Johnny’s always running around, running around, running around
Johnny’s always running around, running away

Johnny says he’s willing to learn when he decides he’s a fool
Johnny says he’ll live anywhere when he has time to
Mary combs her hair, says she should be used to it

Mary always hedges her bets, she never knows what to think
She says he’s still acting like he’s being discovered
Scared that he’ll get caught without a second thought

Johnny’s always running around, running around, running around
Johnny’s always running around, running away

Johnny feels he’s wasting his breath trying to talk sense to her
Mary says he’s lacking a real sense of proportion
Mary counts the walls, says she should be used to it

Johnny’s always running around, running around, running around
Johnny’s always running around, running away....

(Johnny run, run, run)
(Johnny run, run, run)
(Johnny run, run, run)
(Johnny run, run, run)

Johnny’s always running around, running around, running around
Johnny’s always running around, running away

Johnny’s always running around, running around, running around (running around)
Johnny’s always running around, running around, running around (running away)
Johnny’s always running around, running around, running around (running around)
Johnny’s always running around, running around, running around (running away) …
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First released by Robert Palmer, Clues, 1980

Another Breath

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen your face
But I keep holding on to the pictures in my mind
I don’t mind waiting boy, I’ll give it some time
‘Cause you’re all I need to get by

But you know how time flies
And the dreams just drift away – and darlin’

Another breath is whispering
Another voice has taken me in
Another breath is whispering me away

I keep the candle burning on the window sill
It gets no dimmer with the passing of time
I never moved the furniture, don’t want to rearrange
I’m still living in the rooms of yesterday

Well, you can knock on my door
But I don’t stay home much any more – ‘cause darlin’

Another breath is whispering
Another voice has taken me in
Another breath is whispering me away....

Oh, but you know how time flies
And the dreams just drift away – and darlin’

Another breath is whispering
Another voice has taken me in
Another breath is whispering me away
Me away
Me away (another breath is whispering)
Me away (another breath is whispering)
Me away (another breath is whispering)
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Let Me Be the One You Love

Take my hand, show me that you’re human
You’ve been to cool school but it’s only left you lonesome
Take my hand, loosen up your act some
Don’t put my love on trial

Let me be the –
Let me be the one you love
Let me be the one you love
You got big old moons for eyes
Let me see the sun come up
Let me be the one you love

I know what you want: it’s written in the look on your face
You think your heart don’t show behind those heavy drapes
Lying next to you I can hear your demons
They got you running wild

So let me be the –
Let me be the one you love
Let me be the one you love
You got big old moons for eyes
Let me see the sun come up
Let me be the one you love
‘Cause in the night I heard you cry
Let me be the one you love....

And in the middle of the night
You look into my eyes and show your real love
And in the middle of the night
You look into my eyes my darling
In the middle of the night
We’re in your darkened room alone

But I can see what you never show
When you just let go

Lt me be the –
Let me be the one you love
Let me be the one you love
You got big old moons for eyes
Let me see the sun come up
Let me be the one you love
Let me be the one you love
‘Cause in the night I heard you cry
Let me be the –
Let me be the one you love
Let me be the one you love
You got big old moons for eyes
Let me see the sun come up
Let me be the one you love
‘Cause in the night I heard you cry
Let me be the one you love....
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Read My Lips

Read my lips, do you get the message in my kiss
Close your eyes and read my lips
Come a little closer just like this, baby baby

Gettin’ harder through the night, tossing and a turnin’
Been dreaming ‘bout me, temperature is burnin’
Now you’re gonna lose the fight, mind against the senses
Forget the past and stick to present tenses

Read my lips, do you get the message in my kiss
Close your eyes and read my lips
Come a little closer just like this, baby baby

Everybody’s got a right to basic education
So you better take note and tune into my station
Well, I know it sounds trite but listen to me mister:
L-O-V-E can be a real tongue twister

Read my lips, do you get the message in my kiss
Close your eyes and read my lips
Come a little closer just like this, c’mon baby

(read my lips boy, ooh)
(read my lips boy)

One thing they never teach in schools
Is that there’s no such thing as rules
I know that you can learn tonight
I know that you can learn to

Read my lips – do you get the message in my kiss
Close your eyes and read my lips
Come a little closer just like this, baby baby

Read my lips, do you get the message in my kiss
Close your eyes and read my lips
Come a little closer just like this, baby baby

Read my lips, read my lips boy
Baby baby, read my lips
Read my lips, read my lips boy
Baby baby, read my lips....

Nightline

(calling on the nightline – waking me up)
(calling on the nightline – can’t get enough)
(calling on the nightline – saying strange things)
(calling on the nightline – I can hear it ring)

He’s calling on the nightline – waking me up
He’s calling on the nightline – can’t get enough

Every night around midnight
I get the call
I reach for my night light
So I can write it all down

Calling on the nightline – waking me up
Calling on the nightline – can’t get enough
Calling on the nightline – saying strange things
Calling on the nightline – I can hear it ring

Make it person to person
And heart to heart
I know for certain:
I got the fire, you got the spark

He’s calling on the nightline – waking me up
He’s calling on the nightline – can’t get enough, get enough....

Hello. Oh it’s you. What?!!
You’ve got to be kidding…
Well… let me sleep on it.???

Good evening, at the tone the time will be twelve, o‘clock, exactly (beep)

Every night around midnight
Your call comes through
You’re turning on my night light
Like talking in a dream to you

Calling me on the nightline – you can wake me up
He’s calling on the nightline – can’t get enough, get enough
He’s calling on the nightline – whispering in my ear
Calling on the nightline – telling me what I want to hear

Every night around midnight
I get the call
I reach for my night light
So I can write it all down

He’s calling on the nightline – you can wake me up
He’s calling on the nightline – can’t get enough, get enough
He’s calling on the nightline – saying strange things, saying strange things
He’s calling on the nightline – I can hear it ring, ting-a-ling

He’s calling on the nightline – whispering in my ear
He’s calling on the nightline – what I want to hear
Just call me on the nightline – I’m waiting by the phone
Call me on the nightline …
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"Nightline" was demoed by Michael Jackson as "Nite Line" for his 1982 Thriller album, but didn’t make the cut. It was recorded three times in 1983: by the Pointer Sisters for their album Break Out (although it was replaced on later versions), Randy Crawford who used it as title track and released it as a single, and by Ellen.

Come To Me

Come to me when her lies have broken love down
Come to me when your heart is no longer bound
Come to me and know you’ll never be lonely
If you’ll only
Come to me

Take these dreams of mine and make them come true
Take my word, no one can love you more than I do
Take my hand and know you’ll never be lonely
If you’ll only
Come to me
Come to me

Careless love is at best unfair
Heartache lies in wait for you there
Come to me

When the truth finally opens your eyes
When her touch can’t make up for the lies
Come to me
Come to me

Come to me when your tears have no place to fall
Come to me when you’re there with no reason at all
Don’t hold on to the one who’s making you lonely
You need only
Come to me
Oh, come to me....

Careless love is at best unfair
Heartache lies in wait for you there
Come to me

When the truth finally opens your eyes
When her touch can’t make up for the lies
Come to me
Come to me

Come to me when your tears have no place to fall
Come to me when you’re there with no reason at all
Why hold on to the one who’s making you lonely
You need only
Come to me
Come to me
Come to me....

Run for My Life

Something’s got me working day and night
Something tells me winning won’t be easy
This time I gotta fight
Beauty’s always been a friend to me
But I know she won’t stay forever
But that’s alright

Keeping my heart above water
Starting to feel that I’m stronger

I gotta run for my life
It’s a marathon for my life
Take a chance, forget the competition
Dancin’ till I drop

It goes on and on, I can’t stop
It’s a marathon to the top
Nothing comes from waiting and a wishing
So I keep running, running for my life

My lover gives me hope when he is near
But only I can make the future better
Facing my fears
Moving fast so I can’t be shot down
They’ll never hit a dancing target
Now I can see it clear

Keeping my heart above water
Starting to feel that I’m stronger

I gotta run for my life
It’s a marathon for my life
Take a chance, forget the competition
Dancin’ till I drop

It goes on and on, I can’t stop
It’s a marathon to the top
Nothing comes from waiting and a wishing
So I keep running, running for my life

I got my eye on the track
I got my hands in the dirt
I know there’s no turning back
I’m gonna push ’til it hurts

I know that my desire
Will take me to the wire
It’s not a game I’m playing
I am here to win

I gotta run for my life
It’s a marathon for my life
Take a chance, forget the competition
Dancin’ till I drop

It goes on and on, I can’t stop
It’s a marathon to the top
Nothing comes from waiting and a wishing
So I keep running, running for my life

Running for my life
I got my eye on the track, I know there’s no turning back
I’m gonna push, push – ’til it hurts
I’m gonna push, push – ’til it hurts
(run run run)
(run run run)
It’s a marathon....

Come and Get These Memories

Lover you’ve gone from me and left behind
So many memories

Here’s your old friendship ring
I can’t wear it no more
Here’s your old love letters
I can’t read ‘em anymore

Lover you’ve gone from me and left behind
So many memories

Here’s that old Teddy Bear (come and get ‘em)
That you won for me at the State Fair
Here’s some old Valentine cards (come and get ‘em)
Give them to your new sweetheart

Lover you’ve gone from me and left behind
So many memories
So many memories....

Lover you’ve gone from me and left behind
So many memories
So many memories (so many memories)

Here’s your old favourite record
I can’t stand to hear it no more (no more)
Here’s some old lingering love (come and get ‘em)
It’s in my heart and it’s tearing it apart

Because of these memories
I never thought of anybody but you
So come on and get ‘em
‘Cause I found me somebody new
And I love him

So come on and get these memories
(come and get ‘em, since you’ve gone out of my life)
Come and get these memories, boy
(come and get ‘em, since you’ve gone out of my life)
Give them to your new love
Give them to your new love
So come on and get these memories
(come and get ‘em)
Since you’ve gone out of my life
Give them to your new love
Give them to your new love
Give them to your new love....

First released by Martha and The Vandellas, Come and Get These Memories, 1963

Spy in the House of Love

Spy in the house of love

Someday I will know your secrets
I must understand your past
Your story is the deepest
I got to hold the key at last

I am living in the shadows
In search of evidence of you
Clues and traces I will know
And hide from you my guilty party ruse

I am a spy, ever the silent one
I spy – I just can’t stop myself
I am a spy, spy in the house
Spy in the house of love

I discover long lost letters
And learn to read between the lines
I uncover so many memories
You thought you’d lost in time

I’ll get some answers to my questions
I can’t live in mystery
I will mirror your reflection
There is nothing that I cannot see

I am a spy, ever the silent one
I spy – I just can’t stop myself
I am a spy, spy in the house
Spy in the house of love....

Spy in the house of love

Oh I, I gotta know
Caught in a spell – caught in the spell of love
Oh I – won’t stay in the dark too long
Hiding away – just for the hell of love

I am a spy, ever the silent one
I spy – I just can’t stop myself
I spy – ever the silent one
I spy – I just can’t help myself
I spy – spy in the house of love....

Beat of a Broken Heart

Oh, they met one night in a flurry of passion
At the C wild young men provided the beat
She looked at him, and he followed in fashion
They forget where they were, they were lost in the heat

He circled around, it was like he knew her
He took her hand, she was walking the air
With the look in his eye he shot right through her
She should have felt the danger, right then and there

‘Cause when the matter was through
He would take that young heart and tear it in two

You can’t dance to the beat
Take a chance with the beat
You can’t dance to the beat, oh, of a broken heart

You can’t dance to the beat
Make romance to the beat
You can’t dance to the beat – of a broken heart

They started to dance, deep in the shadows
Hiding away from the light of the moon
Flying to the song of a thousand pianos
The people and the fire fed the flames of her doom

He took her so high, then took her higher
With a kiss so long as if frozen in time
No longer a child, she knew what desire
Had made her a woman with her heart on the line

‘Cause when she opened her eyes
Her lover was gone and his love was a lie

You can’t dance to the beat
Take a chance with the beat
You can’t dance to the beat, oh, of a broken heart

You can’t dance to the beat
Make romance to the beat
You can’t dance to the beat – of a broken heart....

Don’t dance
Don’t do it
Don’t you dance
Don’t do it

Don’t dance
Don’t do it
Don’t you dance
Oh no, alright

‘Cause when she opened her eyes
The laughter was gone and his love was a lie

She knew, yeah, she knew

You can’t dance to the beat
Take a chance with the beat
You can’t dance to the beat, no, no, of a broken heart

No, you can’t dance to the beat
Make romance to the beat
You can’t dance to the beat – of a broken heart
Of a broken heart (dance to the beat)
Of a broken heart
Of a broken heart
Of a broken heart (dance to the beat)
You can’t dance to the beat, oh, of a broken heart
Of a broken heart (dance to the beat)
Of a broken heart
Of a broken heart
You can’t dance to the beat
You can’t dance to the beat, no, no, of a broken heart
Of a broken heart (dance to the beat)
Of a broken heart....

Ghost of a Chance

Here am I, lost and alone with my dreams
Without you, I’m tearing apart at the seams
Tell me please, there’s something I just gotta know

Do I stand the ghost of a chance, with you, tonight?
Can I walk in a dream like a trance, with you in my life?
Do I stand the ghost of a chance?

Through the night, I’m just holding on to myself
If I can’t have you, I won’t have anyone else
Look in my eyes and tell me what I gotta know

Do I stand the ghost of a chance, with you, tonight?
Can I walk in a dream like a trance, with you in my life?
Do I stand the ghost of a chance?

I’ve been looking so long
For someone who looks just like you
You’re so sweet, you’re so strong
It hurts me so to want what may never come through....

I’ve been looking too long
For someone who looks just like you
You’re so sweet, you’re so strong
It hurts me so to want what may never come through

Oh tell me –
Do I stand a ghost of a chance, with you, tonight?
Can I walk in a dream like a trance, with you in my life?

Tell me

Keep on dreaming
Keep on hoping
Do I stand a chance?

Keep on dreaming
Keep on hoping
Do I stand a chance?

Keep on dreaming
Keep on hoping
Do I stand a chance?

Keep on dreaming
Keep on hoping
Do I stand a chance? …