Part 2 of this tribute is here, an a capella version of "One Great Thing" https://youtu.be/UOOrUngbayM
0:00 Intro 2:00 Stuart's last days 5:00 Why Stuart was a great songwriter 7:00 Stuart's death 8:00 Conclusion, "Shattered Cross" performed by Stuart & the Raphaels
Two corrections: 1. Stuart originally wrote the song in 1998 although it wasn't released until 1999 [Big Country - Driving to Damascus UK Limited Edition] 2. The Raphaels album where it appeared is called "SUPERNATURAL" not "Superstition." I must've been thinking of Stevie Wonder.
Lyrics for "Shattered Cross"
You don’t mess around with a man in black You say something wrong that you can’t take back You go for a ride in his automobile The spot in the woods just over the hill No, you don’t mess around with a man in black
You don’t fool around with a woman in red You wake up alone in a cold barren bed She’ll empty your pockets and rip out your heart And leave you with ruins of a life torn apart No, you don’t fool around with a woman in red
You never make deals with a guy named Doc You’ll have a gun in your hands by 12 o’clock ’Neath the sodium lights with your heart in your throat Your life won’t amount to a bottle of smoke No, you never make deals with a guy named Doc
Don’t bring me your tales of temptation and loss The rags of your dreams, your shattered cross I’ve heard your confession, I know who you blame If you had it all back you’d just lose it again You can’t bank on redemption if if you ain’t saved
So don’t bring me your tales of temptation and loss Oh don’t bring me the pieces of your shattered cross