Almost with You

The Church

About Almost with You

Almost With You is a song by Australian band The Church. It was released as single from the band's 1982 album The Blurred Crusade.


Year:
2005
4:28
43 

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See the chains which bind the men
Can you taste their lonely arrogance
It's always too late
And your face is so cold

They struggled for this opulence
See the suns which blind the men
Burnt away so long before our time
Now their warmth is forgotten and gone

Pretty maids not far behind
Who you trying to get in touch with
I'm almost with you
I can sense it wait for me

I'm almost with you
Is this the taste of victory
I'm almost with you
See the dust which fills your sleep

Does it always feel this chill near the end
I never dreamed we'd meet here once more
This life reserved for a friend

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The Church

The Church is an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. Initially associated with new wave and the neo-psychedelic sound of the mid 1980s, their music later became more reminiscent of progressive rock, featuring long instrumental jams and complex guitar interplay. more »

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Written by: STEPHEN KILBEY

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Band Details
"Almost With You" is a song by The Church, an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. They are known for their distinctive blend of psychedelic, progressive, and indie rock styles.
Album Release
The song is from their second album, "The Blurred Crusade," which was released in March 1982. The album received widespread acclaim and marked the band's commercial breakthrough in their home country.
Chart Performance
"Almost With You" peaked at number 21 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart, becoming one of the band's highest-charting hits.
Track Composition
The song showcases the band's layered, guitar-driven sound, featuring Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper's intricate guitar interplay, particularly evident in the song's opening riff.
Music Style
The song is noted for its distinctive blend of new wave, post-punk, and neo-psychedelia, reflecting The Church's diverse musical influences, encapsulating their trademark soundscape mix.
Lyrics Theme
This song by Steve Kilbey, The Church's lead vocalist, presents mysterious, evocative yet obscure lyrics, which have since become a signature element of the band's songwriting.
Critical Reception
Critics have often hailed "Almost With You" as one of The Church's standout tracks. Its atmospheric sonics, coupled with Kilbey's enigmatic lyrics, have made it a fan favorite.
Music Video
There was a promotional video shot for the song, notable for its early 80s aesthetics, featuring the band members performing the song amid a variety of surreal, ethereal imagery.
Live Performance
"Almost With You" has remained a staple of The Church's live performances for many years, demonstrating its enduring popularity among fans and band members alike.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by various artists over the years, underscoring its influence and legacy within the genre. For instance, modern psychedelic rock band "The Warlocks" covered the song for their 2002 album "Phoenix".

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