Only You Know What I Mean

by John Mayfield

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I wrote and recorded this track many years ago in Dublin. As it was a particular favourite of my good friend and Sheffield music journalist, Martin Lilleker, who passed away on New Years Eve 2015/16, I have decided to release it by way of a small tribute. God Bless You Big Man.


What in the world is a boy to do
When he stands face to face with a girl like you?
Keep it inside or release a scream?

Only You Know What I Mean

Here comes the news in the pouring rain
One more disaster or a moments fame
Some like it dirty but I like it clean

Only You Know What I Mean

The sun beats down on a king or fool
Who first learnt nothing fast asleep in school
But all good things must start with dreams

Only You Know What I Mean

She's one step away from a fall from grace
I remember her name I forget the face
Her life's from a book or a movie screen

Only You Know What I Mean


released April 6, 2016
Composed, Performed and Produced by John Mayfield



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John Mayfield is an experienced composer, musician and producer. He was the founder member of the Sheffield synth pop band 'The Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor.' His work includes The Eurythmics demo studio The Church, Crouch End, London and The Gallery, Chertsey, Surrey, a studio formerly owned by Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music. ... more

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