RELEASE DATE
19th May 2017 (International)

FORMATS
CD (CDSTUMM405), VINYL (STUMM405), LIMITED-EDITION ORANGE VINYL (LSTUMM405), CASSETTE (CSTUMM405), DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (ISTUMM405)

SINGLES
Love You To The Sky

TRACKLISTING
ALL FORMATS

ERASURE - World be Gone (2017)

Love You To The Sky
Be Careful What You Wish For!
World Be Gone
A Bitter Parting
Still It’s Not Over
Take Me Out Of Myself
Sweet Summer Loving
Oh What A World
Lousy Sum Of Nothing
Just A Little Love

PURCHASE LINKS
ALL FORMATS

CHART POSITION
TBC

NOTES
A 2-CD edition of ‘World Be Gone’ was released in the German market and featured the original album alongside a second CD which contained the ‘Love You To The Sky’ single. A Japanese edtion was also released featuring a bonus track, ‘Nothing I Could Say’, which is also featured as the extra track on the ‘Love You To The Sky’ EP.

CREDITS
Erasure are Andy Bell & Vince Clarke.

Written and performed by Vince Clarke and Andy Bell.

Published by Musical Moments (Europe) Ltd / Minotaur Music Ltd.

Produced by Erasure.

Vocal production by Mike Allison.

Mixed by Matty Green.

Mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery.

Erasure Information Service: www.erasureinfo.com

Andy sends his love to Stephen and Angel.

Vince sends his love to Tracy and Oscar.

Andy and Vince would like to thank Daniel Miller and all at Mute, Ian Huffam and all at X-Ray Touring, Richard Evans, Shaun Connon, Zoe Miller, Nicki Kefalas, Caroline Poulton, CJ Strock, Kirk Sommer, Dave Tamaroff and all of our wonderful fans.

Art direction by Andy Bell and Paul A. Taylor.

Paintings and design by Louise Hendy at Blue Ink Creative.

LOVE YOU TO THE SKY

I wanna be near you  baby… I wanna kiss you baby…
I wanna be near you baby… I wanna kiss you baby…

And you blow me away to the soul, will you be my port in a storm?
And I want to climb inside your head, I’m stronger to know that you care

I love you to the sky sky sky sky, I’ll not tell you lies lies lies lies 
You can be my summer romance
Say it’s not an omen
Tell me that you want me

I love you to the sky sky sky sky, I’ll not tell you lies lies lies lies 
Baby, say it’s me you’re holding we got time for something
Say that you’re mine only

I wanna see you baby, come closer baby
Ain’t gonna hurt you baby, know that I miss you baby

You know that I’m laughing inside, you can see through my disguise
I want to climb inside your head, and I’m stronger to know that you care


BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Oh to be alive, it’s a struggle to survive,
From the dark of night will I reach and feel the light.
Will I choose my fate in the twinkle of an eye?
From the firmament your ideal will come to life

Rumours grow from nothing like a whisper in the crowd,
Stars they will collide lovers will abide.
Be careful what you wish for we could be the very best
Put me to the test think about it baby…

Such a lonely voice gotta cry for judgement day,
A dream realised got to pray to make it heard.

Rumours grow from nothing like a whisper in the crowd
Stars they will collide lovers will abide
Be careful what you wish for we could be the very best
Put me to the test think about it…

Tower comes crumbling down, strike of lightning,
Build it back up again circle of life slowly turns .

Rumours grow from nothing like a whisper in the crowd,
Stars they will collide lovers will abide
Be careful what you wish for we could be the very best
Put me to the test think about it baby…


WORLD BE GONE

Before we ever seize the day, the calming of the seasons end,
Life becomes a hidden play imparted with a furtive glance.

Was it everything you’d dreamed it’d be? Or illusions shattered into glass?
World be gone, or are you filled with loving the way that you promised us long ago?
And will it tie us to the masts of our souls as in ancient lore?
And I saw you standing there holding your head in your hands.

Though it hurts to say goodbye, silver linings in the leaden sky,
One day we’ll return again, and surely we will make amends,
Consequences never seen broken shadows on an empty screen.

World be gone, or are you filled with loving the way you promised us long ago?
And will it tie us to the masts of our souls as in ancient lore?
And I as saw you standing there holding your head in your hands.


A BITTER PARTING

Can’t abide our sad goodbyes, I’ll see you soon my friend,
And though we are oceans apart it seems you’re always there.

I’ll catch you with a loving glance. We will have another chance.

And it’s a bitter parting with such sweet sorrow but I guess we’ll be just fine,
And I wish us all a fond farewell but just don’t look back in time.
And it’s a bitter parting and such sweet sorrow, but you’re in my heart entwined.

Magic is the spark of life to make the lantern burn,
Lighting up the darkest night to show which way to turn.

You take me in your loving arms, meet me in another world.

And it’s a bitter parting with such sweet sorrow but I guess we’ll be just fine,
And I wish us all a fond farewell but just don’t look back in time.
And it’s a bitter parting and such sweet sorrow, but you’re in my heart entwined


STILL IT’S NOT OVER
 
We crossed our hearts and never hoped to lie,
All the Ghosts along the Castro were just walking by,
We Went back to scratch and had to start again,
And like a ring of roses everyone was falling down.

We made a miracle, we had to come up with a cunning plan,
A Time for quiet contemplation, dying on the steps of city hall.

They turned on love and turned their backs and left us to a sheer attack,
And I’m not really pleased at that and still it’s not over.
The universe is big enough and there’s room for the two of us,
And ignorance it isn’t bliss, and words they can’t hurt me.

They held us all in very low esteem, we had to fight for rights had to steal the scene,
It felt so right to see the rebels run, because we know that something good was being done.

(But you never gave a damn)
We had to come up with a cunning plan,
(We’re fighting for survival)
We had to look the devil in the eye.

They turned on love and turned their backs and left us to a sheer attack,
And I’m not really pleased at that and still it’s not over.
The universe is big enough and there’s room for the two of us,
And ignorance it isn’t bliss, and words they can’t hurt me.

They turned on love and turned their backs and left us to a sheer attack,
And I’m not really pleased at that and still it’s not over.
The universe is big enough and there’s room for the two of us,
And ignorance it isn’t bliss, and words they can’t hurt me.


TAKE ME OUT OF MYSELF

Take me out of myself ’til I feel like I’ve got everything under control

And it’s a feeling I like when you fall at my, when suddenly that you don’t know
I will not fear where I’m heading cause I see that the writings upon the wall,
And I don’t feel like a saviour who can save me from myself.

Don’t talk to me as if I’m crazy, it’s not the way it’s meant to be.
Please just talk to me as if I’m equal, fear of rejection’s hanging on.

Put me back into the synchronisation of reality, oh how it shows.
I will not walk away of my own accord baby, it’s down to you.
I might appear manic but it’s just because I never switch off,
You make me feel like infinity, like I could do almost anything.

We go in circles repeating old mistakes.
When will we learn how to cry to forgive .

Don’t talk to me as if I’m crazy, it’s not the way it’s meant to be.
Please just talk to me as if I’m equal, fear of rejection’s hanging on.

Talking to my baby, you can come and save me.


SWEET SUMMER LOVING

I was feeling down, had lost my lust for life,
‘Til I caught a glimpse of you that night.
Never knew how much things were about to change,
Saw you in the corner of my mind.

You show me there’s more to life, there’s gotta be more to life,
Gotta count our blessings from the universe.

Sweet summer loving baby, you’re the best thing that ever happened to me.
Baby, you’re the best thing baby, you’re a blessing baby, you’re the best that ever happened to me.
A breeze on the body baby, come and get me, I got the blues for you.
Baby, you’re the best thing baby, you’re a blessing baby, you’re the greatest thing.

How did you rekindle my breathless flame?
Memories that cut me like a knife.
Time will heal the wounds, you know they say it’s true.
You gave me room to build my faith in you.

There’s gotta be more than this, there’s gotta be more than that,
It’s been a long time coming, baby there you are.

Sweet summer loving baby, you’re the best thing that ever happened to me.
Baby, you’re the best thing baby, you’re a blessing baby, you’re the best that ever happened to me.
A breeze on the body baby, come and get me, I got the blues for you.
Baby, you’re the best thing baby, you’re a blessing baby, you’re the greatest thing.

I won’t try to bring you down,
Don’t worry you ain’t gonna let me baby.


OH WHAT A WORLD

I want to be in the witness protection programme. I don’t like what we’ve become.
We’ve become borderline obsessive compulsive. Stop the world I want to get off with you baby, stop right now.

And it seems to me it’s the way it’s gonna be, no-one out there wants to see the things I see.
It’s a crazy world, a million voices go unheard.
What became of wanting to be free?

What a lost opportunity. Don’t be upset with me. What about all the secrets here on earth?
We un-bottled the genie. Living out fantasies. Fell for the propaganda badly.
Oh what a world.

We lost power long ago. We reap what we have sown. We have no conscience to speak of, its sheer madness.
Don’t take the moral high ground, hide behind your fake words, it’s just an excuse for your weakness.


A LOUSY SUM OF NOTHING

And I don’t know what we’ve become.
Don’t recognise the world as one.
Reads like a sordid affair, where people don’t how to care,
They make it up, they call it true,
Like hating others is something new.
And it keeps on coming round,
Oh what a pity that he drowned.
And what do we do about it? We simply switch the channel.

What to feel now this world has lost its loving?
You’re not gonna criticise injustice in the world?
All that we feel again a lousy sum of nothing,
How do feel now say and look me in the eye?

Now I can see the medals won,
They threw them on the palace floor.
But it wasn’t on the news, they don’t respect their views
And what do we do about it, when it isn’t on the channel?

What to feel now this world has lost its loving?
You’re not gonna criticise injustice in the world?
All that we feel again a lousy sum of nothing,
How do feel now say and look me in the eye?


JUST A LITTLE LOVE

Stormy weather ahead, and I don’t know what to do
(Think about it baby)
World gone crazy, we’re beaten till we’re black and we’re blue
(Think about it baby)
Fear’s in fashion, the writing on the wall is obscene
(Think about it baby)
Everybody’s shouting but I don’t really know what they mean

And the voices I hear are the voices inside of my head
It’s a sign of the times, maybe time to try something instead?

Just a little love, and the world keeps turning.
Just a little love, keeps our hearts from burning.
Just a little love, I believe we’re yearning.
Just a little love, keeps the storm at bay.

Just a little love, not the hate that’s calling.
Just a little love, and the walls start falling.
And I believe there are angels calling.
Just a little love, just a little love.

I’m not sure that you love me like you loved me before
(Think about it baby)
Say that I’m crazy and maybe I should walk out the door
(Think about it baby)
Every time I consider it you always pull at my heart
(Think about it baby)
Tell me it’s not the end that this is only the start.

And the voices I hear are the voices inside of my head
It’s a sign of the times, maybe time to try something instead?

Just a little love, and the world keeps turning.
Just a little love, keeps our hearts from burning.
Just a little love, I believe we’re yearning.
Just a little love, keeps the storm at bay.

Just a little love, not the hate that’s calling.
Just a little love, and the walls start falling down,
And I believe there are angels calling.
Just a little love, just a little love.