The Pillow Lyrics

UB40


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terrence Oswald Wilson
album: Track 5 in album Geffery Morgan
release date: 1984-10-16
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Reggae Non-Music
styles: Reggae/Dub/Synth-pop
length: 3:29
vocal: Ali Campbell
trumpet: Astro
engineer: Howard Gray
guitar: Robin Campbell
keyboard: Michael Virtue
bass guitar: Earl Falconer
electronic drum set & drums: Jim Brown

Cover Art

UB40 Geffery Morgan cover art
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A smile for every passing car
And when they stop with door ajar
She shrugs and whispers que sera
And turns her thoughts to the pillow
Her face is etched with memories
She finds now joy amid the sleaze
It's hard when you've been paid to please
So she turns her thoughts to the pillow

[Chorus]
Daylight comes she rests her head
The beauty of an empty bed
She dreams of happy days instead
Of brooding on to-morrow

She swapped her dreams of shining knights
For pushers, bars and money fights
For nameless faces in red light
So she turns her head to the pillow
Those black eyes don't hurt any more
She's heard the jokes and jibes before
She's felt the long arm of the law
So she turns her head to the pillow

[Chorus]

Taking drugs was not for fun
It made her feel like going on
But now she hurts when its all gone
And she turns her head to the pillow
She take a blade and breaks her skin
Sweet life force flows from within
The white clouds in her head grow dim
And she turns her head to the pillow

[Chorus]

Sunlight creeps across her head
Pale beauty in a crimson bed
No dreams of happy days ahead
She'll have no more tomorrows


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Riddle Me
  • 2 As Always You Were Wrong Again
  • 3 If It Happens Again
  • 4 D.U.B.
  • 5 The Pillow
  • 6 Nkomo-A-Go-Go
  • 7 Seasons
  • 8 You're Not an Army
  • 9 I'm Not Fooled So Easily
  • 10 Your Eyes Were Open