Whispers



You're waking in the morning
Spent the night trying to bond with the moon
She never loved you
Just the hot wired, two seat, drop top, split screen, dream machine
An alibi for love's young dream

I hear a lot of rumours
I hear a lot of stone cold rumours
I hear a lot of whispers
I hear a lot of easy talking, given whispers
About you

She only wanted you
For what you could do to get her picture in a Sunday magazine
She's just a hot wired, two seat, drop top, split screen, dream machine
An alibi for love's young dream

I hear a lot of rumours
I hear a lot of stone cold rumours
I hear a lot of whispers
I hear a lot of easy talking, given whispers
About you

I hear a lot of rumours
I hear a lot of stone cold rumours
I hear a lot of whispers
I hear a lot of easy talking, given whispers

What a pleasure it is to receive
And what a God given gift, it's the air that we breathe
I hear a lot of rumours
I hear a lot of stone cold rumours

I hear a lot of rumours
I hear a lot of whispers
I hear a lot of rumours
I hear a lot of whispers
And they're all about you*

I hear a lot of rumours
I hear a lot of whispers
And they're all about you...


Lyrics by:
Brown / McCracken / Wills

Format:
Released 2002:
Whispers (Polydor, WHISPERS 1, Promo CD)
Whispers (Polydor, Promo video)

Released 11th February 2002:
Whispers (Radio Edit) / Superstar / My Star 2002 / Whispers (CD-Rom Video) (Polydor, 570 538-2, CD)
Whispers (Radio Edit) / El Mundo Pequeno (Live Acoustic Version) (Polydor, 570 538-7, 7")
Whispers (Radio Edit) / Interview (DVD Video) (Polydor, 570 538-9, DVD)

UK chart position:
#33

Available on:
Music Of The Spheres (3.56)

Details:
Ian Brown has covered Billie Jean and Thriller by Michael Jackson, and the influence of 'Smooth Criminal' is very much evident on this track. The first of these clips is from Whispers, the second from Smooth Criminal:

 

 

A piece of visual trickery in the Whispers video, shot in Tokyo, is reminiscent of a moment in Madonna's Like a Virgin video. In each clip above, the singer walks towards us - is visually 'frozen' - then appears just in front of the camera (via a dissolve technique in the case of the Like a Virgin video). A promo video for Whispers was also shot, showing Ian walking through woods in a disturbed mental state, carrying an axe on his shoulder. He then stumbles upon a pile of logs and starts to chop them in a Jack Torrance fashion. Heeeeeeere's Johnny !

* This could be interpreted as either "And they're all about you" or "I know all about you."

Whispers cover artwork.


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