Music Monday – Version Control: The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys movie posterIn my second “Version Control” I’m going to compare two sets of songs from the 80’s vampire flick, The Lost Boys, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, the two Coreys (Corey Haim and Corey Feldman), and Dianne Wiest, among others.  The soundtrack is chock full of great songs, including “Good Times” by INXS and Jimmy Barnes, “Lost in the Shadows” by Lou Gramm, and “Cry Little Sister” by Gerard McMann.
“I Still Believe”:  Until a couple years ago, the only version of this song I had heard was Tim Capella’s from the movie, mostly because I never hear The Call’s version on the radio and The Lost Boys soundtrack frequently finds its way into my CD rotation.  When I finally heard The Call’s version on the radio, I was singing along and then it hit an instrumental bit and something was missing…the sax!  The addition of the saxophone in this songs makes a huge difference and is why Tim Capello’s version is my favorite.
I Still Believe

I been in a cave
For forty days
Only a spark
To light my way
I wanna give out
I wanna give in
This is our crime
This is our sin

But I still believe
I still believe
Through the pain
And through the grief
Through the lives
Through the storms
Through the cries
And through the wars
Oh, I still believe

Flat on my back
Out at sea
Hopin’ these waves
Don’t cover me
I’m turned and tossed
Upon the waves
When the darkness comes
I feel the grave

But I still believe
I still believe
Through the cold
And through the heat
Through the rain
And through the tears
Through the crowds
And through the cheers
Oh, I still believe

I’ll march this road
I’ll climb this hill
Upon on my knees
If I have to
I’ll take my place
Up on this stage
I’ll wait ’til the end of time
For you like everybody else

I’m out on my own
Walkin’ the streets
Look at the faces
That I meet
I feel like I
Like I want to go home
What do I feel
What do I know

But I still believe
I still believe
Through the shame
And through the grief
Through the heartache
Through the tears
Through the waiting
Through the years

For people like us
In places like this
We need all the hope
That we can get
Oh, I still believe

by The Call
(released 1986; peaked #17 US Mainstream Rock)
by Tim Capello
(released 1987 as part of the soundtrack, but not as a single)
“People Are Strange”:  A short little song about what it feels like to be a stranger.  Echo & The Bunnymen play their cover of The Doors straight.  I have no complaints about it, but I have to go with The Doors as my preferred version, because Jim Morrison’s voice gives the song just a bit more of a haunted sound…more like someone who feels unwelcome.
People Are Strange

People are strange when you’re a stranger
Faces look ugly when you’re alone
Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
Streets are uneven when you’re down

When you’re strange faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange no one remembers your name
When you’re strange, when you’re strange
When you’re strange

People are strange when you’re a stranger
Faces look ugly when you’re alone
Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
Streets are uneven when you’re down

When you’re strange faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange no one remembers your name
When you’re strange, when you’re strange
When you’re strange, alright, yeah

When you’re strange faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange no one remembers your name
When you’re strange, when you’re strange
When you’re strange

by The Doors
(released 1967; peaked #6 Canada, #9 New Zealand, #12 US Hot 100)
by Echo & The Bunnymen
(released 1987; peaked #13 Ireland, #29 UK Singles)
Here’s a blog post by Jen Chaney from back in July 2012:  ‘The Lost Boys’ turns 25: A list of 25 great things about the 80’s vampire flick.
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