Midge Ure (James Ure, OBE) is a Scottish musician, singer-songwriter and producer.
Ure enjoyed particular success in the 1970s and 1980s in bands including Slik, Thin Lizzy, Rich Kids and Visage, and as the frontman of Ultravox. In 1984, he co-wrote and produced the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, which has sold 3.7 million copies in the UK. Ure co-organised Band Aid, Live Aid and Live 8 with Bob Geldof. He acts as a trustee for the charity and also serves as an ambassador for Save the Children.

Midge Ure is the producer and writer of several other synthpop/new wave hit singles of the 1980s, including “Fade to Grey” (1980) by Visage and the Ultravox signature songs “Vienna” (1980) and “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” (1984). He achieved his first UK top 10 solo hit in 1982 with “No Regrets”. In 1985, his solo debut album The Gift reached number two in the UK Albums Chart and yielded the UK Singles Chart number-one single “If I Was”.

Backing Tracks : If I Was


If I was a better man
Would fellow men take me to their hearts
If I was a stronger man
Carrying the weight of popular demand
Tell me would that alarm her
I’d never harm her at all
If I was a soldier
Captive arms I’d lay before her
If I was a sailor
Seven oceans I’d sail to her
If I was a wiser man
Would other men reach out and touch me
If I was a kinder man
Dishing up love for a hungry world
Tell me would that appease her
I want to please her again
If I was a painter
I’d paint a world that couldn’t taint her
If I was a leader
On food of love from above I would feed her
If I was a poet
All my love in burning words I would show it
If I was her lover
Her eyes in kisses I would cover
Come here my baby
Oh they can’t touch you now
I’ll keep you safe and warm
I’ll never leave you at all
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