Spain Aula Magna Lisbon Portugal 10 May 1996

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1.
I Lied 05:06
Holding hands down by the shore And I know God knows it feels so fine Holding hands down by the shore And I know God knows it feels so fine I said I loved you
 I said I loved you Holding hands down by the shore Leaned over and whispered in your ear But I lied, I lied I couldn't love you if I tried Holding you in my arms In my bed God knows it feels so fine Holding you in my arms In my bed God knows it feels so fine I said I loved you I said I loved you Holding you in my arms In my bed I whispered in your ear But I lied, I lied I feel so dead inside I couldn't love you if I tried
2.
Ray Of Light 07:14
Ray of light I never see Through the passing clouds Or through the trees When you left Into the pouring rain I knew I’d never See you again Ray of light Won’t shine through When love is through When love is through Late one night I heard you at my door But I pretended like I wasn’t home Please forgive Me for what I’ve done But you know I would’ve done it Like I did before Ray of light Won’t shine through What can I do What can I do Ray of light I never see Through the passing clouds Or through the trees When you left Into the pouring rain I knew I’d never See you again Ray of light Won’t shine through When love is through When love is through
3.
Lost my way It's alright Lost my way It's alright I've been dreaming of love And we're so close And we're so near Oh when we touch Oh we disappear Lost my way I don't care Lost my way I don't care I've been dreaming of love And we're so close And we're so near Oh when we touch Oh we disappear
4.
I Love You 06:37
If I could I'd put away my sorrow I wouldn't wait until tomorrow To let you know how I feel If I could I'd look you in the eyes And it wouldn't be a surprise I would know what to say But I'm afraid Of what's at stake Of what a love like This could do Oh it's my fate To hesitate From saying I love you But I would if You said you'd never leave This little promise always to keep This broken heart that wants you If I could Every time you held me close Remembering when love at most Burned in flames Died away If I could I'd take you by the hand And I'm sure you'd understand Why it is I want you so But I'm afraid Of what's at stake Of what a love like This could do Oh it's my fate To hesitate From saying I love you But I would if You said you'd never leave This little promise always to keep This broken heart that wants you
5.
I got a message tonight It was on my machine She said, I quote, 'Hope you're not asleep 'Cause I'm in my bed And the lights are dim And the air is hot So won't you come on in.' I got a message tonight It was on my machine But I got home too late I couldn't even see That the stars above Deter me from love 'Cause she's in her bed And the lights are dim And the air is hot So won't you come on in
6.
Walked away Released from all my crimes Walked away Released from all my crimes But I could never hide What I kept inside Walked away Released from all my sins Walked away Released from all my sins But the cruelest thing Was all my suffering When I held you that night I knew it felt so right I knew it felt so right Walked away Released from all my crimes Walked away Released from all my crimes But I could never hide What I kept inside
7.
Ten Nights 05:47
Storybook fable is ending As ten angels are descending I forget that you Are my only friend Love is my only devotion Ten little steps to the ocean Ten nights to decide Whether I can live alone Ten nights all alone Praying you haven’t gone I can’t stop love I can’t erase What’s been written down Storybook fable is ending As ten angels are descending I forget that you Are my only friend
8.
She knew it was all over When she turned her back On her used-to-been She knew it was all over When she turned from him She turned to me What's for me to say I see that you've been crying Your old man's arms Like to bare their fists But my arms have hands like the graceful mist And all they want to do is hold you
9.
10.
Spiritual 08:03
Jesus I don’t want to die alone Jesus, oh Jesus I don’t want to die alone My love wasn’t true Now all I have is you Jesus, oh Jesus I don’t want to die alone Jesus If you hear my last breath Don't leave me here Left to die a lonely death I know I have sinned But lord I’m suffering Jesus, oh Jesus If you hear my last breath Jesus I don’t want to die alone Jesus, oh Jesus I don’t want to die alone My love wasn’t true Now all I have is you Jesus, oh Jesus I don’t want to die alone All my troubles All my pain Will leave me once again
11.
One time long ago When the sun had dimmed its glow When the clouds were filled with Rain and cold That was a long time That was a long time A long time ago Love has left me all alone Her secrets left they're better left untold Why oh why she left I'll never know But that was a long That was a long time A long time ago That was a long time A long time ago

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Spain recorded live at Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal 10 May 1996.

Audience recording.

1. I Lied
2. Ray Of Light
3. Dreaming Of Love
4. I Love You
5. Phone Machine
6. Untitled No. 1
7. Ten Nights
8. Her Used-To-Been
9. Funny How Time Slips Away
10. Spiritual
[Encore]
11. Long Time Ago

The cover of the CD bootleg reads 10.05.1996, but I lost the itinerary for this leg of our European tour. I don’t remember what city we arrived from. I do recall driving there in a big bus. The police had to close down the streets. This rarely happens, our promoter liason told me. Or was that the next night in Porto. I do remember driving from Lisbon to Porto in the same bus the next day, and the Porto show sold out as well.

If it was 10 May, then this was one of the last shows of this tour. I found a concert preview online of a show we played 19 May in Tucson, Arizona. I also found a few photographs from the Aula Magna soundcheck, so I do know we were there.

Aula Magna, was, and still is, the venerable 1500 seat capacity concert and lecture hall on the campus of Universidade De Lisboa.

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released July 14, 2021

Josh Haden - Bass / Vocals
Ken Boudakian - Guitar
Merlo Podlewski - Guitar
David Harte - Drums

Live sound by Johan Rutjens

“King Of Spain” article by Sean Murphy © 1996 Tucson Weekly

Edited and remastered by Josh Haden

All songs written by Josh Haden and published by Angel Heurtebise except “Funny How Time Slips Away” written by Willie Nelson and published by Sony/ATV Tree Publishing.

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Spain Los Angeles, California

Founded in 1993 by Josh Haden, Spain is a band from Los Angeles, CA. They've released seven studio albums over the past 25 years, the first being 1995's Blue Moods Of Spain, available from Warner Bros., the most recent being 2018's [spain mandala brush], available from Dangerbird Records (North America) and Glitterhouse Records (Europe). ... more

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