August Album

Artist(s): Eric Clapton

Cover Art

Eric Clapton August Cover Art

Tracklist

It’s in the Way That You Use It

length: 4:12
producer: Eric Clapton and Tom Dowd
vocal: Gary Brooker
engineer: Steve "Barney" Chase and Jon Jacobs
keyboard: Gary Brooker
synthesizer: Richard Cottle
bass guitar: Laurence Cottle
drums (drum set) arranger: Henry Spinetti
writer: Eric Clapton, Robbie Robertson

[Chorus:]
It's in the way that you use it,
It comes and it goes.
It's in the way that you use it,
Boy don't you know.

And if you lie you will lose it,
Feelings will show.
So don't you ever abuse it,
Don't let it go.

Nobody's right till somebody's wrong.
Nobody's weak till somebody's strong.
No one gets lucky till luck comes along.
Nobody's lonely till somebody's gone.

[Chorus: x2]

And if you lie you will lose it,
Feelings will show.
So don't you ever abuse it,
Don't let it go.

I've seen dark skies, never like this.
Walked on some thin ice, never like this.
I've told you white lies, never like this.
Looked into true eyes, never like this.

[Chorus]

Run

length: 3:39
trumpet: Jon Faddis and Randy Brecker
saxophone: Michael Brecker
trombone: Dave Bargeron
horn arranger: Leon Pendarvis
composer: Lamont Dozier
lyricist: Lamont Dozier
Love on my mind, I used to be
Living it up, fancy free,
Then one night it came to an end;
I met that girl and the trouble began.

[Chorus:]
Something inside of me keeps on telling me to run.
Whatcha gonna do to me?
Something inside of me keeps on telling me to run.
Whatcha gonna do to me?

I was hooked with just one look,
Easy prey, child's play.
I knew this girl was no one night stand;
Felt just like putty in her hands.

[Chorus]

Got no answers, got no cure,
But one thing I know for sure:
This is the girl, she's the one.
She makes it so hard for me to run.

[Chorus]

People tell me,
You might as well face it, she's covered all the bases.
You might as well face it, she's covered all the bases.

[Chorus: x2]

Tearing Us Apart

length: 4:15
producer: Phil Collins
additional lead vocals: Tina Turner
writer: Eric Clapton, Greg Phillinganes
A modern man with an old-fashioned heart.
One look at her and I fell apart.
I was always the one playing it cool.
I got caught in the act, now there's no turning back.

[Chorus:]
I got tangled in love, tangled in love.
I got tangled in love, tangled in love.
I got caught up, bought up, strangled, tangled in love.
I got tangled in love, tangled in love.


A long black dress and the call of the wild.
I was a fool to think she was just a child.
Out of my mind, out of control.
Knew that feeling too well, tried to run but I fell.

[Chorus]

I never meant to feel this way,
Now I always want to stay

[Chorus]

I got tangled in love, tangled in love. [Repeat: x4]

Bad Influence

length: 5:09
trumpet: Jon Faddis and Randy Brecker
saxophone: Michael Brecker
trombone: Dave Bargeron
horn arranger: Leon Pendarvis
writer: Robert Cray, Michael Vannice
You use me to get you anything you wanted.
Oh, but I'm a changed man now, baby,
And your other friend can get you what you want now.
If I go through those same things again,
I'll be worse off than I started.

[Chorus:]
Girl, you're such a bad influence
And you've got ways to make me do what you want.
Girl, you're such a bad influence,
I've got to stay away.

I've been hurt in all of the worst kind of ways,
And it's you pretty baby,
I've just got to stay away from.
I won't go through those same things again,
I'm so glad that we parted.

[Chorus]

Somebody please, you've got to help me break away.
You know I don't like this lonely feeling.
It wasn't meant to be this way.
I won't go through those same things again,
I'm so glad we parted.

[Chorus]

You're such a bad influence,
And I have got to stay away.
You're such a bad influence,
I've got to stay away from you, baby.
I've got to stay away.

Walk Away

length: 3:52
writer: Richard Feldman, Marcy Levy
You leave a trail of tears wherever you go.
One of us will hold you, the other one won't.
But I could never share your love or leave it behind.
Break his heart, not mine.

Do you remember tender moments we shared?
How could this true affection vanish into thin air?
He's not worth the trouble, baby; he's just a waste of your time.
Oh, break his heart, not mine.

Don't you walk away,
You know you're gonna miss me.
Don't you walk away, walk away.
You're gonna miss me,
You're gonna miss my love.

So don't you walk away,
Don't you walk away, walk away.
Don't you walk away, walk away.

So I'll be waiting in the backroom, baby, when you kiss him goodbye.
Oh, break his heart not mine, but

Don't you walk away,
You know you're gonna miss me.
Don't you walk away, walk away.
You're gonna miss me,
You're gonna miss my love.

Don't you walk away, walk away.
Oh don't you walk away.
I know you're gonna miss my love.
Don't you walk away, walk away.
Don't you walk away.
You're gonna miss my love.
Don't you walk away, walk away.

Hung Up on Your Love

length: 3:53
trumpet: Jon Faddis and Randy Brecker
saxophone: Michael Brecker
trombone: Dave Bargeron
horn arranger: Leon Pendarvis
composer: Lamont Dozier
lyricist: Lamont Dozier
I was ready to take a chance,
I found myself a new romance.
Then you call that same old night,
Always change my mind.

Oh no, not again.
Oh no, not again.

[Chorus:]
Just when I thought it was over, you come back
And I'm hung up on your love again.
Just when I thought I was free, you come back.
Now I'm hung up on your love again.

Just as I was doing good,
You come back, just to prove you could.
Things will always be the same,
With me the victim of the game.

Oh no, not again.
Oh no, not again.


[Chorus: x4]

Take a Chance

length: 4:53
producer: Phil Collins
trumpet: Jon Faddis and Randy Brecker
background vocals: Katie Kissoon, Magic Moreno and Tessa Niles
saxophone: Michael Brecker
trombone: Dave Bargeron
horn arranger: Leon Pendarvis
writer: Eric Clapton, Nathan East, Greg Phillinganes
[Chorus:]
If I don't take a chance,
If I don't make a move,
If I don't go looking for new romance,
How will I ever find my groove?

If I don't play around,
How am I gonna have my fun?
If I tried to settle down,
Would I be fooling anyone?

I'm out on a limb above a sea of bliss;
I don't know why I feel this way.
I only know I love it.

And I feel so free today.
You know I feel so free today.
That's right, I feel so free, no matter where I go,
But I feel so free today.

If I don't make mistakes,
If I don't play the fool,
If I have to worry 'bout the heart I break,
How am I ever gonna learn the rules?

I'm looking for danger inside the sweetest smile;
I don't know why I feel this way.
I only know I love it.

[Chorus: x2]

Hold On

length: 4:56
additional background vocals: Tina Turner
writer: Eric Clapton, Phil Collins
Deep down in the dead of night I call out your name.
It seems now that nothing is right, there's nothing but pain.
If only I'd told you I love you, now all I can do is

[Chorus:]
Hold on, hold on to the feeling.
You've got to hold on, hold on to the feeling.
I don't feel right on this sad night.
Lord, I've got thistles growing in my pillow.

If you could believe in me, then I could be strong,
And then we could set our love free and right all these wrongs.
You'll know when I touch you how much you still mean to me, baby.

[Chorus]

Hold on, hold on.

Just give me one more chance.
Please give me one more chance.
Don't tell me our romance is through.

[Chorus]

Hold on, hold on to the feeling.
Hold on, hold on to the feeling.
You've got to hold on, hold on to the feeling.
Hold on, hold on to the feeling.

Miss You

length: 5:06
producer: Phil Collins
additional producer: Tom Dowd
horn arranger: Leon Pendarvis
vocal: Phil Collins, Greg Phillinganes and Eric Clapton
guitar: Eric Clapton
percussion: Phil Collins
trombone: Dave Bargeron
trumpet: Jon Faddis and Randy Brecker
bass: Nathan East
keyboard: Greg Phillinganes
saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Phil Collins
writer: Eric Clapton, Bobby Colomby, Greg Phillinganes
Don't change your mind,
I ain't got the time to sit and wonder.
I'm doing fine.
If you decide to leave, I won't go under.

You know I've come this far without you
It won't be too hard to be alone.
I've got choices all around me,
So I won't be spending too much time at home.

[Chorus:]
Girl, I'm gonna miss you.
I'm gonna miss you, baby.
I can't forgive you,
Still I'm gonna miss you, baby.

No, don't say a word.
I already heard that you don't love me.
In your state of mind,
I don't need to hear your side of the story.

Your friends all said we had a future
And I don't think I really want to know.
My friends keep telling me to lose you
And how glad they'll be when you decide to go.

[Chorus]

I broke my back to make you happy.
Sometime, somehow, someone's got to care.
If you think you're better off without me,
Just remember, it's a dirty world out there.

[Chorus]

I'm gonna miss the ground you walk on,
Gonna miss the air you breathe.
I'm just not quite happy, baby,
'bout your crazy plans to leave.

Holy Mother

length: 4:55
background vocals: Katie Kissoon and Tessa Niles
writer: Eric Clapton, Stephen Bishop
Holy Mother, where are you?
Tonight I feel broken in two.
I've seen the stars fall from the sky.
Holy mother, can't keep from crying.

Oh I need your help this time,
Get me through this lonely night.
Tell me please which way to turn
To find myself again.

Holy mother, hear my prayer,
Somehow I know you're still there.
Send me please some peace of mind;
Take away this pain.

I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait any longer.
I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait for you.

Holy mother, hear my cry,
I've cursed your name a thousand times.
I've felt the anger running through my soul;
All I need is a hand to hold.

Oh I feel the end has come,
No longer my legs will run.
You know I would rather be
In your arms tonight.

When my hands no longer play,
My voice is still, I fade away.
Holy mother, then I'll be
Lying in, safe within your arms.

Behind the Mask

length: 4:47
producer: Phil Collins
background vocals: Katie Kissoon and Tessa Niles
lyricist: Michael Jackson, Chris Mosdell
composer: Michael Jackson, 坂本龍一
[Chorus:]
All along, had to talk about it,
Like a two-edged sword, he touched you and it stabs me.
All along, knew you were a phony girl,
Sit behind the mask where you control your world.

Yesterday he had you in his arms
When I'm holding you, I feel his bitter charms.
I can't judge what you do to me.
Camoflage the truth, indulge your fantasy.

Who do you love? Is it me now, is it him babe? I don't know.
Who do you love? Is it me babe, is it him now? I don't know.

There is nothing in your eyes that's the way you cry.
All is grand, all is bright. You're just studying my mind.
There is nothing in your eyes that's the way you cry.
All is grand, all is bright. You're just studying my mind.

Was I invited to your masquerade?
Well the party's over so now take off your face.
You say you love, but it's hard to see
When you're in his arms, throwing rocks at me.

[Chorus]

I walk around suffering in my doom.
When I come to you, you're sitting in your room.
The truth is news, I have longed to trace.
So take off the mask so I can see your face.

Who do you love? Is it me baby, is it him now? I don't know.
Who do you love? Is it me babe, is it him baby? I don't know.
Who do you love? Is it me babe, is it him now? I don't know.
Who do you love? Is it me now, is it him baby? I don't know.

Who do you love? Is it me baby, is it him now? I don't know.
Who do you love? Is it me baby, is it him now? I don't know.
Who do you love? Is it me baby, is it him? I want to know.
Who do you love?

Grand Illusion

length: 6:23
writer: Bob Farrell, Van Stephenson, Dave Robbins
I saw you in a dream, it hit me like a bright light
Flashing on a screen, visions of my whole life.
I used to chase the moment of desire
Back to when my young heart burned like a fire.

[Chorus:]
It was just a, nothing but a grand illusion.
Heart was quicker than the eye.
Nothing but a grand illusion,
Legend in my own mind.

I held you in my arms till the other side of midnight.
Kept you in my mind, you got me through some long nights.
Standing on the threshold of desire,
Caught between the madness and the fire.

[Chorus]

It was all a grand illusion.
Hand was quicker than the eye.
Nothing but a grand illusion,
Legends in our own minds.

I used to chase the moments of desire
Back to when my young heart burned like a fire.

It was just a, nothing but a, it was all a grand illusion.
Nothing but a grand illusion.
It was all a grand illusion,
Legend in my own mind.

It was just a grand illusion.
Nothing but a grand illusion.
It was just a grand illusion,
Legend in our own mind.