The Immortals - No Turning Back


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The Immortals 'No Turning Back'

'The Immortals' recorded just one track, 'No Turning Back', which appears in the 1986 film 'Biggles Adventures In Time'. The group is notable because it is to date the only (released) solo venture by John Deacon. The group comprised John Deacon (bass), Lenny Zakatek (vocals and rhythm guitar), and Robert Ahwai (lead guitar).

The track was written and produced by John Deacon and Robert Ahwai, and mixed by Bert Bevans. It was released as a single in May 1986 which did not chart.

 

Single Version (and derivatives)
Chocks Away Mix (instrumental version) (and derivatives)
Joystick Mix (extended version)


Single Version


Available on all versions of the single. Length 3:50.
Alternate Versions:
1. Film Version (2:32) (heard in the film over the end credits; this is the single version, but the first four seconds are replaced by a different sound effect, and it fades out from about 2:27 to 2:32, just before the instrumental section)
2. Photo Gallery Edit (1:58) (on the DVD, this is the first 1:58 of the normal Film Version, and fades out as the 'visions I have seen' verse begins)
3. Video Version (3:50) (on the DVD, this is identical to the usual single version, but features Peter Cushing at the end saying 'I'm a restless sort of guy')

Lyrics: (the Film Version loses the last three choruses, whilst the Photo Gallery Edit includes all lyrics upto 'visions I have seen')
No time to fuss, no time to fret
No time to think, no time to worry
When you're against the dreamers
Give me time to catch my breath
Seeing is believing
Give me time to take a rest

Can't stay alone with you
You know I've got to go quite soon
They'll be no time for love
To go cold on us

I'm a restless kind of guy
There's no turning back now
Got to live before I die
There's no turning back now

With every move, with every break
Got to give my best and soon discover
Stand along the inside, there's no time to hesitate
Look into the future, you can't leave it to the hands of fate

Visions I have seen (visions I have seen)
In my dreams I want to share with you (share with you)
But my freedom now
(Is all I ask of you) Is all I ask of you

I'm a restless kind of guy
There's no turning back now
Got to live before I die
There's no turning back now, ooh, hoo, hoo

I'm a restless kind of guy
There's no turning back now
Got to live before I die
There's no turning back now

I'm a restless kind of guy
There's no turning back now, ooh, hoo, hoo
Got to live before I die
There's no turning back now

I'm a restless kind of guy
No turning, no turning
No turning back
I'm not turning back
Restless kind of guy, ooh, hoo, hoo, hoo

Chocks Away Mix (instrumental version)


Available on all versions of the single. Length 3:50.
This is essentially the single version, losing the lead vocals up to 2:58, but retaining the vocals from then onwards.
This track (or one very similar) was used on the Minako Honda track 'Roulette'.

Alternate Versions:
1. Instrumental Version 1 (1:23) (heard in the film, at 11:25; this seems to be derived from the main instrumental version, but it is difficult to tell)
2. Instrumental Version 2 (0:17) (heard in the film, at 20:50; again, this seems to be derived from the main instrumental version)

Lyrics:
There's no turning back now
There's no turning back now

Visions I have seen
Share with you
Is all I ask of you

There's no turning back now
There's no turning back now

I'm a restless kind of guy
There's no turning back now
Got to live before I die
There's no turning back now

I'm a restless kind of guy
There's no turning back now, ooh, hoo, hoo
Got to live before I die
There's no turning back now

I'm a restless kind of guy
No turning, no turning
No turning back
I'm not turning back

Restless kind of guy, ooh, hoo, hoo, hoo

Joystick Mix


Available on the 12" single only. Length 6:10.
This is an extended version of the track, and features additional instrumental sections and some lyric re-arrangement.

Lyrics:
No time to fuss, no time to fret
No time to think, no time to worry
When you're against the dreamers
Give me time to catch my breath
Seeing is believing
Give me time to take a rest

Can't stay alone with you
You know I've got to go quite soon
They'll be no time for love
To go cold on us

I'm a restless kind of guy
There's no turning back now
Got to live before I die
There's no turning back now

With every move, with every break
Got to give my best and soon discover
Stand along the inside, there's no time to hesitate
Look into the future, you can't leave it to the hands of fate

Visions I have seen (visions I have seen)
In my dreams I want to share with you (share with you)
But my freedom now
(Is all I ask of you) is all I ask of you

I'm a restless kind of guy
There's no turning back now
Got to live before I die
There's no turning back now, ooh, hoo, hoo

I'm a restless kind of guy
There's no turning back now
Got to live before I die
There's no turning back now

I'm a restless kind of guy
There's no turning back now, ooh, hoo, hoo
Got to live before I die
There's no turning back now

There's no turning back now

There's no turning back now
There's no turning back now
There's no turning back now

No turning, no turning
No turning back
There's no turning back now
Got to live before I die
There's no turning back now

I'm a restless kind of guy
There's no turning back now, ooh, hoo, hoo
Got to live before I die
There's no turning back now

I'm a restless kind of guy
I'm not turning back
Restless kind of guy, ooh, hoo, hoo, hoo
No, no turning, no turning
I ain't turning back
No turning back
He's a restless kind of guy