Who Sang Jericho? Simply Red

Simply Red Picture Book cover art

Some other versions of "Jericho"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mike Vamp, Clemens Kahlcke
release date: 1985
genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Downtempo/Synth-pop/Soul
length: 6:07
producer: Stewart Levine
mixer: Femi Jiya
engineer: Femi Jiya
assistant engineer: Chris Dickie
performer: Simply Red
lead vocals: Mick Hucknall
trumpet: Tim Kellett
guitar: Sylvan Richardson
drums (drum set): Chris Joyce
percussion: Chris Joyce
keyboard: Fritz McIntyre
bass: Tony Bowers
tenor saxophone: Ian Dickson
baritone saxophone: Ronnie Ross
background vocals: Fritz McIntyre
Listen boy, I'll tell you a thing.
I'll make you a career in the business I'm in.
I'll make you rich, I'll make you a toy,
I'll make you turn over into my little boy.
Y'see I'm going somewhere.
I don't know what I'm gonna do when I get there.

I know money's a thing - your only inspiration
And your only meaning.
You must think that all I do
Is spend my time making pretty pictures of you.
You can fall when I will climb,
But I'll be falling over just by having you in mind.

Mend that fight - oh listen to them
Kickin' up a ball inside a Jericho wall.
Mend that fight - it's all twisted through them.
If you ain't rich then you won't go to the ball.

Having mercy and licking up love,
And moving through your ocean like I've never had enough.
Y'see you ain't all I want,
You're everything and more that I have ever hoped for.
You must think that all I do
Is spend my time making pretty pictures of you.
You can fall when I will climb,
But I'll be falling over just by having you in mind.

Mend that fight - oh listen to them
Kickin' up a ball inside a Jericho wall.
Mend that fight - it's all twisted through them.
If you ain't rich then you won't go to the ball.

You won't go to the ball.
You won't go to the ball.
You won't go, you won't go,
You won't go to the ball.
You won't go to the ball.
You won't go to the ball.
You won't go, you won't go,
You won't go to the ball.

You must think that all I do
Is spend my time making pretty pictures of you.
You can fall when I will climb,
But I'll be falling over just by having you in mind.

Mend that fight - oh listen to them
Kickin' up a ball inside a No.10 wall.
Mend that fight - it's all twisted through them.
I'm rich, you ain't, so you won't go to the ball
No more!

You won't go to the ball.
You won't go to the ball.
You won't go, you won't go,
You won't go to the ball.

Yeah, if you ain't got nothing
You'll never go there
Yeah, if you ain't got nothing
You'll never go there
I tried to make you see
I tell you, I'd had enough.
Money was a thing, money was a thing,
Money was a thing that I believed in.
Money was a thing that I believed in.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Come to My Aid
  • 2 Sad Old Red
  • 3 Look at You Now
  • 4 Heaven
  • 5 Jericho
  • 6 Money's Too Tight (to Mention)
  • 7 Holding Back the Years
  • 8 Red Box
  • 9 No Direction
  • 10 Picture Book

  • Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075596045216
    script: Latin