Thanks for 10 000 likes to God! What do you do when you get lonely? And nobody's waiting by your side? You been running and hiding much too long. You know it's just your foolish pride. [Chorus:] Layla, you've got me on my knees. Layla, I'm begging, darling please. Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind. I tried to give you consolation When your old man had let you down. Like a fool, I fell in love with you, Turned my whole world upside down. [Chorus] Make the best of the situation Before I finally go insane. Please don't say we'll never find a way And tell me all my love's in vain. [Chorus: x2] SOLO BAND: Eric Clapton (Guitar ; Vocals) Tim Renwick (Guitar) Donald "Duck" Dunn (Bass) Chris Stainton (Keyboards) Jamie Oldaker (Drums) Shaun Murphy (Backing Vocals) Marcy Levy (Backing Vocals) Guest Phil Collins (Drums)
Don't miss the whole episode! http://played.to/louz1vaj2ii8 Eric starts 24:55 out in the video Eric Clapton testing an amp on a KIA. It sounds excellent when he plays Layla and Sunshine of your love! What do you think? Do you want this car? My dreaming-car, except his Ferrarri. : )
NOTE: This is the first time Eric played Running on faith with his band on MTV. Eric fills a different solo and some other slide fills. After a while they played it again and that's the original recording. ;-)
Eric Clapton and his band toured Europe by train in 1978, and a documentary called "Eric Clapton and his Rolling Hotel" was filmed, but never released. Clapton put his band in a three-carriage train, originally at the disposal of Hermann Goering during the Nazi years in Germany, and traveled from town to town on the continent, from one concert to the next. It was an easy way to transport and house the band and equipment, and it offered ample opportunity for interviews, groups interactions, and filming. Clapton talks about his music and his works and peaks the viewers interest with stories about musicians like Hendrix and George Harrison. The interviews are supplemented with performances by Muddy waters, Elton John and George Harrison, as well as Clapton and his band. Tracks featured are Cocaine, Further On Up The Road, Lay Down Sally, Tulsa Time, Worried Life Blues, Early in the Morning, Badge, Wonderful Tonight, Key to the Highway, Double Trouble, Crossroads and Layla. 0:06:55 - To hear "Layla" 0:13:22 - To hear "Tulsa time" 0:19:40 - To hear "When did you leave heaven" 0:37:29 - To hear "Badge" 0:40:04 - To hear "Wonderful Tonight" 0:48:12 - To hear "Further on up the road" 0:49:36 - To hear "To make somebody happy" (Eric think it's called) 0:55:41 - To hear "Double Trouble" 1:03:12 - To hear "Cocaine" 1:10:26 - To hear "Further on up the road" Again... Band line-up : Eric Clapton : Guitar, vocals Carl Radle : Bass (From Derek & The Dominoes) Jamie Oldaker : Drums Dick Sims : Keyboards Produced and Directed by Rex Pyke Angle Films, LTD 1979
Clapton wrote this in 1976 while waiting for his girlfriend (and future wife) Pattie to get ready for a night out. They were going to a Buddy Holly tribute that Paul McCartney put together, and Clapton was in the familiar position of waiting while she tried on clothes. Pattie was married to George Harrison when Clapton expressed his love for her on the song "Layla." Clapton and Harrison remained good friends, and Harrison even played at their wedding in 1979. Eric and Pattie divorced in 1988. Pattie inspired a lot of great songs. George Harrison wrote "Something" and "For You Blue" for her, while she inspired Clapton to write this, "Layla," "Why Does Love Have To Be So Sad," and "Forever Man," among others. This is a fixture at proms and weddings. On March 28, 1979, the day after they were married, Clapton brought Pattie on stage and sang this to her at his show in Tucson, Arizona. Clapton released a live version in 1991 recorded in London with the National Philharmonic Orchestra. This is the version that charted in the UK. It is included on his album 24 Nights. In Friends episode 625 (the one with the proposal), this plays in the background while Chandler and Monica are dancing. (thanks, Michael - Jerusalem, Israel) This was used in the movie The Story Of Us with Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer. The song plays in the background as they eat dinner together at home, even though they had separated. In 1997 the boy band Damage recorded a cover reaching #3 in the UK. A then unknown Craig David sent in a self-written song called "I'm Ready" for a competition Damage was running, which they used as the B-side. Pattie Boyd recalled to The GuardianDecember 13, 2008 that Clapton "was sitting round playing his guitar while I was trying on dresses upstairs. I was taking so long and I was panicking about my hair, my clothes, everything, and I came downstairs expecting him to really berate me but he said, 'Listen to this!'" In the time she had taken to get ready Clapton had written this song. It's late in the evening; she's wondering what clothes to wear. She'll put on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair. And then she asks me, "Do I look all right?" And I'll say, "Yes, you look wonderful tonight." We'll go to a party and everyone turns to see This beautiful lady that's walking around with me. And then she asks me, "Do you feel all right?" And I say, "Yes, I feel wonderful tonight." I feel wonderful because I see The love light in your eyes. And the wonder of it all Is that you just don't realize how much I love you. It's time to go home now and I've got an aching head, So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed. And then I tell her, as I turn out the light, I say, "My darling, you were wonderful tonight. Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight."
Sailing down behind the sun, Waiting for my prince to come. Praying for the healing rain To restore my soul again. Just a toe rag on the run. How did I get here? What have I done? When will all my hopes arise? How will I know him? When I look in my father's eyes. Then the light begins to shine And I hear those ancient lullabies. And as I watch this seedling grow, Feel my heart start to overflow. Where do I learn the words to say? How do I teach him? What do we play? Bit by bit, I've realized That's when I need them, That's when I need my father's eyes. My father's eyes. That's when I need my father's eyes. My father's eyes. Then the jagged edge appears Through the distant clouds of tears. I'm like a bridge that was washed away; My foundations were made of clay. As my soul slides down to die. How could I lose him? What did I try? Bit by bit, I've realized That he was here with me; I looked into my father's eyes. My father's eyes. I looked into my father's eyes. My father's eyes. My father's eyes. My father's eyes. I looked into my father's eyes. My father's eyes.
Skip to 05:23 if you can't wait to hear "She's Waiting" ;- )