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Free Download: Passenger "Needle In The Dark" (Live Version)

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I've said it before, but I will say it again.

Passenger is one of the best new British bands I've heard in a long while. Hands-down.

After I posted the video for the group's new single "Walk You Home" last week, many of you emailed me to praise this new talent. It looks like this Passenger is going somewhere and it might well be straight to the top of the charts.

Check out a very exclusive live performance of "Needle In The Dark" that the group emailed me. It is genuinely beautiful and packs a whole lotta truth. "My hands they are empty but they are clean. I'm poor but I'm healthy. I'm halfway between the gutter and the skyline," sings crooner Mike Rosenberg in a song about that one thing many of us need and want, but never really can get our hands around. I posted the lyrics of the song after the jump so you can karaoke along to it.

Make sure to pick up their next single "Walk You Home" that is out on September 3 (followed by their album release on September 10). The single will be available from retailers but there is currently a pre-order at Townsend Records, including a multi-buy deal for a signed 7" vinyl and CD. Hot stuff. (Thanks to Jim in London for keeping me posted and allowing me to share this track with full permission.)

Download Passenger "Needle In The Dark" (Live at Komedia) [MP3]

Need In The Dark
By Passenger

With progress comes problems
With wisdom comes age
With lessons come learning
With pleasure comes pain

You can only have the sunshine after the rain

I took a walk
It got me thinking
Left foot right foot
Smiling blinking
Breathe out breathe in
Somehow linking
My soul to my mind and my heart to my mouth
Lost and the found and the north to the south
And the corners to the circle in my mind

You may find that the gate has been locked
When we come back down to what we really are
Retrace the footprints off the path that is lost
It's like trying to find a needle in the dark

My hands they are empty
but they are clean
I'm poor but I'm healthy
I'm halfway between
The gutter and the skyline

I took a walk to the land's end
Thinking ‘bout an ex-girlfriend that I had
And the pages that I've turned
And it seems to me
That we all love the chase
But once we're caught we feel encased
Behind bars of love and trust
Uprooted by drunken lust
By people people just like us
people people just like us

You may find that the gate has been locked
When we come back down to what we really are
Retrace the footprints off the path that is lost
It's like trying to find a needle in the dark

I took a walk to the station
Lost in my imagination
Having private conversations with myself
And I'm stumbling ‘round
And I wait for the sound
Of this crumbling town to come tumbling down
People say I'm just bummin' around
But I've had both my ears to the ground

August 17, 2007 in MP3, Passenger | Permalink

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