Joan Armatrading - Down To Zero Lyrics




Oh the feeling
When you're reeling
You step lightly thinking you're number one
Down to zero with a word leaving, for another one

Now you won't put you're feet back on the ground
Down to the ground down to the ground
Down to the ground down to the ground

Brand new dandy
First class scene stealer
Walks through the crowd and takes your man
Sends you rushing to the mirror
Brush your eyebrows and say
"There's more beauty in you than anyone"

Oh, remember who walked the warm sand beside you
Moored to your heel let the waves come rushing in
She took the worry from your head
But then again
She put trouble in your heart instead
And you fall
Down to the ground
Down to the ground

You'll know heartache
Still more crying when you're thinking of your mother's only son
Take to your bed
You say there's peace in sleep
But you dream of love instead
Oh, the heartache you'll find
Can bring more pain than a blistering sun

But oh when you fall
Oh when you fall
Fall at my door

Oh the feeling
When you're reeling
You step lightly thinking you're number one
Down to zero with a word
Leaving
For another one
Now you won't put you're feet back on the ground
Down to the ground down to the ground
Down to the ground down to the ground

You'll know heartache
Still more crying when you're thinking of your mother's only son
Take to your bed
You say there's peace in sleep
But you dream of love instead
But oh when you fall
Oh when you fall
Fall at my door





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Joan Armatrading Down To Zero Comments
  1. NETSY296

    What a fabulous voice, musician, woman, person. Thank you Joan for all the decades of your voice in my life. I especially like this video.

  2. ROSALIND HARRIS

    WOULD YOU MESS WITH THE QUEEN OF THE NORTH

  3. Dan Ward

    G8 song.

  4. Skrilla Don

    Wow... A true Queen... see where Tracy Chapman got her inspiration

  5. erin lewis

    She has the most amazing voice. Sounds like that live as well😍

  6. sidDkid87

    *"down to the ground, down to the ground"* 🎶

  7. Ryan Plethra

    I don't know what she is talking about but I love it :D heartbreak I assume...?

  8. Nikho Mngadi

    Im her big fan since l heard her singing in late seventies she's amazing lm listening from South Africa KZN Durban Toti Kwa Makhutha

  9. Paul Goodier

    One of a kind

  10. V R

    So underrated, Joan deserves so much accolades and never received them..its a pity, look at this talent, will not find this today, I've ben a fan since the 70's..hard to beleive she never won grammys or any awards....took courage and talent, a black woman in racist England

  11. Yseson _

    Gorgeous, every bit of the way

  12. Saffy Al

    Listening to this song with tears streaming down. Loved playing Joan with my boyfriend. We made plans - road trip to the US, a little cottage in rural England, caring for children who need us. We were getting married in December. Then suddenly he became quiet. Weeks later,.he told me that our relationship is becoming too intense. That was it.

    bofursgun

    Saffy AL
    TMI...

  13. Eva Belvoir

    My best friend Kesten used to listen to Joan back in 1995, long time ago and at that time I had never paid much attention to this music. Today, about 15 minutes ago actually, I was watching 'Only Fools and Horses'(Amazing must-see UK comedy show) and at the end of the episode, Joan's song 'Someone Who Loves You' was played over the end credits. I immediately came to YouTube and found that song which in turn lead me to more! I have just been enjoying some crazy flash backs to the nineties and I have realized that I have stored way more of Joan's music in my subconscious than I thought possible! I'm so impressed! Defo gonna be sharing the good news about her to everyone I know!

  14. Dan63

    Awesome!

  15. Grey Jay

    God, she's wonderful ...

  16. Dan The Man

    "Brand new dandy"

  17. Ilona Ruggle

    I love it and the first time i heard it in Tanzania and it always reminds me to Africa

  18. Patrick Baker

    Wow what an amazing voice and song .Takes me back to my younger days.

  19. Francesca Lamb

    Love love this song! Joan is the best!

  20. Jon Jones

    Beat that!

  21. Ruby Morrison

    Love! never dies ... Israel Olowole Ifebogun - Aberdeen, Scotland: magic!

  22. william mcmonagle

    Love Joan, beautiful woman, great artist, fantastic.some of the best female vocals ever by a British woman, sung with meaning and feeling

    Ruby Morrison

    Me tu! What a voice.

  23. Clive Nzama

    I was probably between 8 and 10 of age in the 80s when I first heard this song. It's truly quality music. I wonder which year this song came out.

  24. TRUTH 3.6.9.

    Ooooh oo hhhhmmmm when u fall oohhh wen u falllll.....

  25. TRUTH 3.6.9.

    Ai shem I know Gentleman Gud shit, GO Gola ke jola le Bagolo Nana ,THEN U FALL.....

  26. Chris Smith

    A brilliantly constructed song. I never understood why it didn't sell as well as "love and affection". Great singing , and sympathetically supported by Jerry Donahue on guitar .

  27. Peter Nicholson

    I could get lost in her hair.

  28. Lee Barry

    I NEVER get tired of this track. The pedal steel solo is exquisite.

  29. Laura M. Lane

    Just commenting to ensure that this stays at the top like it should.

  30. Leonardo daAdelaide

    The female Hendrix. Just oozing musicianship naturally. Amazing song and her voice has something in it that flows with purity.

    Eva Belvoir

    Hardly compares to Hendrix? Odd thing to say!?! They're both of the highest quality and make amazing music but they're both of different worlds too. Just MHO, and I mean no disrespect to you at all.

  31. Nhlanhla Nene

    Metro FM 🇿🇦 introduced me to this woman...

  32. kolop1

    Why is this song sped up?

  33. Amos Mukuka

    Now you walk back with your feet on the ground
    Down to the ground
    Down to the ground.

    Wow wow wow

    kaybronson100

    😗🔥

  34. pretty selected

    Joan amatrading + Tracy Chapman + Sade ❤

  35. Tex Dworkin

    Sooooooo good

  36. Skygazer

    Sadly, don't get to hear much about Joan and that is a pity, as she is one of the most talented female artists in the UK.

    Eva Belvoir

    She was on Good Morning Britain recently promoting her latest work btw.

  37. Yamaha Music Ambassador

    Wonderful.

  38. Dom Yates

    proud to be the 1, 000, 199th viewer of this fabulous song. Just wish I could see Joan live one day...

  39. LOOKY HERE

    She's fantastic.

  40. Adernn Nider

    Veryyy cool cat.

  41. mwmilling

    Anyone else here from 2019?

  42. Peter Nicholson

    I spent 50 bucks on a rock encyclopaedia. Joan is not mentioned, nor is Steve Miller. 50 cents is. What a waste of money.

    jamuga60

    I hear ya..................................I hear ya man.

  43. BRUNNA BAL

    How my God

  44. Big Barty

    The eponymous album this song came from is one of my top 5 albums of all time. Every track was a gem!

  45. steffen

    o Joan ❤

  46. Tshepo Phothane

    MY FAVORITE ARTIST---THIS SPEAKS TO ME!

  47. Victoria Reel

    Pure and natural cannot compare with another. In a class by herself. I love this song.

  48. Fred Bush

    love Joan her songs and her voice make's me feel happy but kinda sad

  49. Alan Geoghegan

    Timeless and deep!

  50. taugadi

    How could I have forgotten this song? Thank you for posting. My mom n dad used to play this on vinyl..those guitar riffs cutting thru your soul as the words hit your ears and it dawns on u what they are saying....oh its but pure ecstasy 🙏🏿🙏🏽💗

  51. Marky

    It’s healthy to drop a tear

  52. Derek Reynolds

    To all the thumbs down people ( you`re nob heads )  this is great music , classic 70`s.They don`t make music like this any more :)

    jamuga60

    I hear what ya saying Derek..............................And I dig it.

  53. Sanele Shongwe

    i wonder if there are people who listen to this fantastic sounds like i do, its now 2019 but still its my favourite

    Pete 952

    Timeless music, great memories, thanks to everyone who enjoy this experience.

    Eva Belvoir

    My best friend Kesten used to listen to Joan back in 1995, long time ago and at that time I had never paid much attention to this music. Today, about 15 minutes ago actually, I was watching 'Only Fools and Horses'(Amazing must-see UK comedy show) and at the end of the episode, Joan's song 'Someone Who Loves You' was played over the end credits. I immediately came to YouTube and found that song which in turn lead me to more! I have just been enjoying some crazy flash backs to the nineties and I have realized that I have stored way more of Joan's music in my subconscious than I thought possible! I'm so impressed! Defo gonna be sharing the good news about her to everyone I know!

    Colletta keesee

    💕💕💕💕

    Orangee Moli

    Here Christmas day 2019 <3

  54. comeupandseememakeme

    Her songs were on regular rotation when Toronto's famous CFNY was in it's heyday as one of the world's foremost innovative radio stations of the late 70's early 80's and her songs added to the mix perfectly. She had an androgynous sound back then which was sort of the trend at the time it was cool to be that way.

  55. Keith Klippensteen

    SLAYS AND THEN TEARS

  56. anthony magan

    Forever period.

  57. Cathy Weav

    Love for Joan. Thank you for all the music over the years. All love

  58. Lucky Obsiye

    I’m in love with her voice, every melody suits her voice

  59. Bruce Brady

    cool videos

  60. Marc Coleman

    I've listened to this song thousands of times and it still has me in awe. Simply magical.

  61. Linda McCumber

    This was a fucking revaluation to me in 1979

  62. PLANTLOVEAFRIKA

    I love this women so much, I wonder if she'll ever know. <3 <3 <3

    jamuga60

    Joan's cool.......................I'm sure she has a peak to see what people say and think. You just never know..

  63. Zelda Eilerd

    I can listen to her over and over

  64. collen mhlabane

    I am 25 years old but this song bring tears in to my eyes

  65. Tswelelo Boitshepo

    wow*****

  66. BK BK

    💫✨✨✨

  67. jjjos

    Hard to categorise, Joan Armatrading had a unique style, lots of emotion, I grew up on her music being played in my house, she was definitely underrated talent

  68. James Eastwood

    I loved her music when I first heard it 40 years ago and I still do. Such a rich distinctive voice. Unique lyrics. Where do you hear aa voice like that in pop music today?

  69. MaxMasterGamerTV

    Love this song so much

  70. Carol P.

    She's a Black Woman (Lucy); mother to all men!

  71. Daniel Dambrosio

    Josie, we walked the warm sands together, we fell in love. Love never dies, sweet cheeks, no forgetting, no escape from the loneliness. What should never have happened to you, was a mistake for which we all pay.

  72. Valerie Gunnlaugson

    why you give thumbs down??

  73. Sissel Jahnsen

    EVEN BETTER THAN HENDRIX, THIS IS PERFECT. HIGH, GREAT PROFFETIONAL COMPOSITION, AND SO, SO MELODIOUS <3 HARMONY & PERFECTION <3 THANKS ALOT FOR THIS SHARING, I HAVE SUBSCRIBED ;) Yours sincerely, Sissel Jahnsen

  74. Paul Goodier

    loved her then love her now

  75. Stuart Barker

    Loved this woman 40 years. Still do; it just doesn't get old

  76. Kerri Corser

    Joan...soo beautiful

    Kerri Corser

    I had an ovation too!

  77. Timothy Shaw

    amazing

  78. s ss

    jesus my lard

  79. dmlevitt

    she is so fantastic.

  80. Jaqueline Martins

    Unique - and then there was Joan - the real deal.

  81. jamuga60

    If I had of looked and seen this song had 200 million views.....................................I wouldn't been at all surprised, it's that fucking good.

  82. New Bloom Silo

    I love, you're wonderful.

  83. David Warren

    Love her

  84. Khawuleza Mnqanqeni

    Will always be loved and missed.

    Eva Belvoir

    Missed? She was on Good Morning Britain recently promoting her latest work! You make it sound like she is dead!?!

  85. spectacularbid

    I have been a fan since the 70's I have seen her in concert at least 6 times. She is one of the greatest singer/songwriters of the last 50 years. If you get the chance, go see her.

  86. farmer giles

    Joan and Kate Bush , the UK"s GREATEST female singer- songwriters

  87. xtransit

    Thanks Clo brown of swansea !!! To dialling this onto my radar .....

  88. Peter Nicholson

    extraordinary song . So much of her work makes me hurt and cry. And be happy.

  89. Jimmy Balantyne

    Joan's up there with Van Morrison for my part.

  90. Carmel Crowley

    Thank you Joan for happy teenage years, hope you are keeping well in the fold. Love you forever, X 🤗

  91. JIm Butterworth

    Fantastic what else could you say.

  92. Kevin Jackson

    Now I know where Tracy Chapman got her inspiration from

  93. Poodle land

    She is a genre unto herself. I treasure her albums love her so much

  94. Jan Belfiore

    Really nice! Joan singing live for " Down to Zero" was VERY nice!! Much appreciated! Joan helps me get to a good place!

  95. Cristina Bregoli

    mitica voce....

  96. Eric Burkheimer

    It occurs to me that perhaps one of my favorite artists, Tracy Chapman, may be influenced by this great lady. I'm a new Fagan, thanx to Graham Norton.

  97. Jessie Johnston

    What a great song and Lady love the sound great times