Hidin' From Love
Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Writers: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Eric Kagna
Date Written: February 1979 / Vancouver Canada
Albums: Bryan Adams (A&M Records, 1980)
Charts: #64 - RPM Chart (Canada) / May 17, 1980
Audio:
  Bryan Adams: rhythm guitar, lead guitar, vocal
Jim Vallance: keyboards, drums, organ, (bass?)
Jim Clench: bass?
Nancy Nash: backing vocal
 
Produced by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams. Recorded in 1979 by Geoff Turner at Pinewood Studios, Vancouver. Additional recording November 1979 by Hayward Parrott at Manta Studios, Toronto.  Mixed January 1980 by Bobby Shaper at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles. 
Cover Versions: Also recorded by Rosetta Stone, Nantucket, Jane Scali, Lisa Hartman, Duane Loken
Comments:
The house at 12th and Carnarvon in Vancouver where Adams and I got our start. >
45RPM single sleeve
"Hidin' From Love" is a simple song with a dry, uninspired production that would have benefited greatly had producer Bob Clearmountain been involved ... but Bryan wouldn't make contact with Bob for another year or two.

We wrote the song in February 1979 in a temporary "studio" I'd set up in the living room of my rented home at 12th and Carnarvon in Vancouver.  It had rained heavily the night before and my basement studio was ankle deep in water! 

The song was inspired by a combination of styles and influences, mostly The Cars and Toto. The Cars first album in particular had a major influence on our early writing.

The recording was started at Pinewood Studios in Vancouver (with Geoff Turner engineering) and was completed at Manta Studios in Toronto (with Hayward Parrott engineering).
Lyrics: I'm riding in the middle - halfway into you
And halfway into something else
I don't know what to do

You said you'd make it easy
You said you'd take the time
but you called it off before I changed my mind

You're not decided you're only hidin' from love
You can't deny it - you're only hidin from love

Well I've been makin' changes - but you've been changin' too
You were hopin' love was somethin' else
I was hopin' it was you

You said you make it easy babe - you said you'd take the time
But you called it off before I changed my mind - Ooo

You're not decided you're only hidin' from love
You can't deny it - you're only hidin from love
I know you tried but you're only hidin from love
You say you're shy but you're only hidin from love

Solo

Ah - You're not decided you're only hidin' from love
You can't deny it - you're only hidin from love
Ya - I know you tried but you're only hidin from love
You say you're shy but you're only hidin from love - oo ya

You're not decided you're only hidin' from love
You can't deny it - you're only hidin from love - ya