Candy

Candy such a joy to me
Inner city nights, I cannot sleep
Oh candy, sweetest remedy
Only you can ease my troubled dreams
Angel, all people are the same
Caught up in bitterness and blame
Oh candy, on dark and lonely days
I hear your voice whispering my name

Don’t you know it’s alright to be alone
You can make it on your own
Don’t you know it’s alright to be alone
You can make it on your own

Angel of the summer stars
I will always see you safe from harm
Candy, we’ll never be apart
Night and day your constant in my heart

Don’t you know it’s alright to be alone
You can make it on your own
Don’t you know it’s alright to be alone
You can make it on your own

Oh candy, my dreams
Oh candy, my dreams
Oh candy, my dreams
Oh candy

Candy, pure as driven snow
Come to me you are not alone
Oh Candy, your everything to me
You and I will always be free

Don’t you know it’s alright to be alone
You can make it on your own
Don’t you know it’s alright to be alone
You can make it on your own

Song Notes

The track features a sample from The Walkers Brothers hit “Make It Easy on Yourself”. The song appeared in the bands set list on the Free All Angels tour but quickly disappeared. Tim on the Walkers Brother sample in “Candy”:

It’s on a song called “Candy” that we re-wrote about four times ’cos we couldn’t get it right. We tried some samples and that fitted perfectly. It lifted the song up and we danced around the studio for two days seriously drunk.

Tim speaking to Noisy in 2015 about the Walkers Brother sample and fans reaction to the track:

First we had to clear the sample with whoever owned the Walker Brothers records. And then we had to okay it with the publisher. It was all done with the label and the publisher, so I don’t know how the negotiations went, apart from it being approved. I can’t remember what money it cost. I thought it was a really cool song, but it was quite divisive for some of our fans because it was probably the furthest we’d moved from guitar rock at that time. When we recorded it though we were certain it was going to be a massive hit. But it wasn’t. It still was a top 20 single though. There is definitely a good portion of our fans that hate that song.