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MartyFan
07-16-2005, 01:51 PM
This may surprise you but when I was thinking of the worst song of the 70's this song came immediately too my mind...the lyrics are awful....And eventhough sung in a suductive whisper, the song is a soul cleansing confessional meant to encourage women to "settle down" and "Find themselves"...the musicianship is suspect and the production value is HORRIBLE!!!!!

What little gem contains such well rounded disapointment?

I've Never Been To Me
by Charlene...yes, Charlene!!!

This song was released in 1982 and actually got a lot of spins regionally...but as I said, no other song tempts me to END IT ALL like this song because it is so terrible!

Read the lyrics and become convinced of the negative power of this song :cry:

Hey lady, you lady
cursing at your life
you're a discontented mother
and a regimented wife
I have no doubt
you dream about the things you never do
but I wish someone had talked to me like I wanna talk to you
Oh, I've been to Georgia and California and anywhere I could run
Took the hand of a preacher man
and we made love in the sun
But I ran out of places and friendly faces
Because I had to be free
I've been to paradise but I've never been to me...
Please lady please lady
don't just walk away
Cause I have this need to tell you
why I'm all alone today
I can see so much of me
still living in your eyes
won't you share a part
of a weary heart that has lived a million lives
Oh, I've been to Nice and the isle of Greece
when I sipped champagne on a yacht
I moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo
and showed them what I've got
I've been undressed by kings
and I've seen some things that a woman ain't s'pose to see
I've been to paradise but I've never been to me...
Hey, you know what paradise is?
It's a lie
a fantasy we created about people and places
as we like them to be
but you know what truth is?
it's that little baby you're holding
and it's that man you fought with this morning
the same one you are gonna make love to tonight
that's truth that's love
sometimes I've been to crying for unborn children
that might have made me complete
but I, I took the sweet life
I never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet
I spent my life exploring
the subtle whoring
that costs too much to be free
hey lady I've been to paradise
but I've never been to me...
I've been to paradise but I've never been to me... :barf:

KronoRed
07-16-2005, 01:53 PM
Hey Mickey you're so fine!

:explode:

MartyFan
07-16-2005, 02:03 PM
My wife just pointed out another song that brings good taste to a stop...A song by the redneck...I mean redheaded queen of country music...Reba.

This song essentially says...hey, I know you're going to New England to do the deed with some skank up that way...but ya know, when they get tired of you...I'll still be here...Now that is love. :luvu:

Whoever's In New England

You spend an awful lot of time in Massachusetts
Seems Like every other week you've got a meeting waiting there
Business must be booming or could something else
Be moving in the air up there

You say that its important for our future
An executive on his way up has got to play the part
Each time duty calls you got to give it all
You've got with all your heart

When whoever's in New England is through with you
And Boston finds better things to do
You know its not too late 'cause you'll always have a place to come back to
When whoever's in New Englands through with you

I hear the winter time up north can last forever
Ive been told its beautiful to see this time of year
They say the snow can blind you till the world you left behind
Just disappears I hear

I packed your bags and left them in the hallway
But before you leave again theres just one thing you outta know
When the icy winds blow through you remember that its me
Who feels the cold most of all

When whoever's in New England is through with you
And Boston finds better things to do
You know its not too late 'cause you'll always have a place to come back to
When whoever's in New Englands through with you

oneupper
07-16-2005, 02:12 PM
Here's one radio station's polls:


The Hall Of Shame

The big winner from the 50's, with 60 votes, was:
Patti Page (the Singing Rage)'s Doggie In The Window.
Here are the full results for the 50's contest!
The Maxi Hit from the 60's, with 154 votes, was:
Shirley Ellis's The Name Game. (Chuck, Chuck, bo-Buck...)
Here are the full results for the 60's contest!
#1 with a bullet from the early 70's (1970-1973), with 164 votes, was:
Wayne Newton's Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast.
Here are the full results for the Early 70's contest!
The winner for 1974 - a very special year - was:
Terry Jacks' Seasons In The Sun, with an astounding 1011 votes.
Here are the full results for the 1974 contest!
The aural ipecac of the late 70s was:
Debby Boone's You Light Up My Life with 830 votes - actually a plurality in a field of mediocrity.
Here are the full results for the late 70s contest!
The pinnacle of 80s schlock-rock was :
Toto's Rosanna with an astounding 4127 votes!
Followed closely by
Maniac (4104 votes) and Ride Like the Wind (4102 votes).
[note to obsessive voters: GET A LIFE, NOW!]
Here are the full results for the 80s contest!
The 90s Generation Brand X winner was:
Alanis Morrisette's You Oughta Know with 1452 votes!
Pretty darn close to the miserable Let her Cry from Hootie and the Blowfishes with 1441 votes!
Here are the full results for the 90s contest!


Link

http://www.wfmu.org/WSC/wsc.80r.html


BTW My vote is for "The Girl is Mine" Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

Dom Heffner
07-16-2005, 02:30 PM
Der Kommisar- After the Fire
Break My Stride- Matthew Wilder

Hate' em. Loathe them.

Hard to believe Matthew Wilder later produced No Doubt's stuff.

cincinnati chili
07-16-2005, 03:34 PM
We Built This City.

Hands down, the worst. Even the alums of "Starship" would admit it.

pedro
07-16-2005, 04:13 PM
We Built This City.

Hands down, the worst. Even the alums of "Starship" would admit it.

I think it's funny that the song is supposedly about LA, not SF.

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-16-2005, 04:14 PM
She Blinded Me With Science

Horrible, terrible, abysmal, pathetic, strange. Just a miserable song.

SCIENCE!

Hap
07-16-2005, 04:38 PM
Could've Been -- Tiffany

Freakazoid -- Midnight Star

La Isla Bonita -- Madonna

MartyFan
07-16-2005, 05:37 PM
Dom:

Nice Avatar...long live Mitch! :beerme:

marcshoe
07-16-2005, 05:58 PM
After the first post, I'm not sure there's reason to mention any other songs. Nothing could top that one.

However, there was a man and woman team who did remakes of "Free Bird" and a Frampton song ("Baby I love Your Way? I'm not sure) who should have been jailed for murder on the spot. I have put their names out of my head, but some echo of the awfulness of the recording remains.

pedro
07-16-2005, 06:01 PM
Illegal Alien - Genesis

pedro
07-16-2005, 06:04 PM
Do that to me one more time- captain & tenelle

Johnny Vander m
07-16-2005, 06:39 PM
"Achey Breaky Heart" Billy Ray Cyrus

marcshoe
07-16-2005, 07:08 PM
"Achey Breaky Heart" Billy Ray Cyrus

1992.

marcshoe
07-16-2005, 07:11 PM
Safety Dance.

alex trevino
07-16-2005, 07:20 PM
I actually knew Billy Ray Cyrus when he played the bars in my hometown of Portsmouth. I always thought he was "OK" for local talent. I was floored the first time I heard he had a #1 record. But over the years I have come to like him. He was a decent enough guy before he made it big. Then I think he had an ego problem, from what i see now he has come back down to earth. Hell his TV show "Doc" has been on for several seasons.

alex trevino
07-16-2005, 07:23 PM
Back to the topic at hand...I actually love 80's muisc...But I suppose anything from WINGER makes the Do not play list with me.

I actually liked "Whoever is in new England" maybe because I had a simlar experience..affairs don't always kill a marriage but sure don't help! Opps off topic again! Ok another one that comes to mind is "Stray cat Strut"

marcshoe
07-16-2005, 07:25 PM
I actually like most of his music, particularly the stuff he writes himself. I did pretty much agree with Travis Tritt about the whole "Achy Breaky" thing though.

Kind of a strange thing, I remember hearing that among Billy Ray's defenders at the time was Springsteen, who played the song in some of his concerts.

Johnny Footstool
07-16-2005, 07:28 PM
"We Built This City" wins.

alex trevino
07-16-2005, 07:42 PM
When did "Just a Swining' come out? was that the 80's?

marcshoe
07-16-2005, 07:56 PM
Without looking it up, '82 or '83. It was definitely eighties.

Betterread
07-16-2005, 08:11 PM
U2 "I will follow" from the Boy album(1980). After seeing them live in the early 80's and experiencing a crowd of thousand being encouraged by Bono to scream at the top of their voices "If you walkaway, I will follow", I had a dramatic change of opinion on this band. This band is very creepy. Here are the words to this U2 classic and decide for yourself:

I was on the outside, when you said
You said you needed me.
I was looking at myself, I was blind
I could not see.

A boy tries hard to be a man,
His mother takes him by his hand,
If he stops to think he starts to cry.
Oh why?

If you walkaway, walkaway
I walkaway, walkaway - I will follow.

I was on the inside
when they pulled the four walls down.
I was looking through the window.
I was lost, I am found.

Walkaway, Walkaway.
I walkaway, walkaway - I will follow.
If you walkaway, walkaway,
I walkaway, walkaway - I will follow.

(Your eyes make a circle,
I see you when I go in there)
Your eyes, your eyes.

If you walkaway, walkaway
I walkaway, walkaway - I will follow

I will follow
I will follow...

Stewie
07-16-2005, 08:26 PM
While it is difficult to argue with "We Built This City," I'd like to nominate Steve Miller's "Abracadabra."

Dom Heffner
07-16-2005, 08:38 PM
However, there was a man and woman team who did remakes of "Free Bird" and a Frampton song ("Baby I love Your Way? I'm not sure) who should have been jailed for murder on the spot.

I believe that would be Will to Power.
They then covered "I'm Not in Love," (10cc?) with a new lead singer and then they were never heard from again. Thank heavens.

alex trevino
07-16-2005, 09:31 PM
Oh yeah what about "The Things we do for love'

"Like walking in the rain and the snow when theres no where to go, and you feel like a part of you is dying
You think she wants to break up,
But she says she wants to make up"

Chip R
07-16-2005, 10:55 PM
When did "Just a Swining' come out? was that the 80's?Swinging? If that's what you meant I think that was an early 80s song and it did blow.

marcshoe
07-16-2005, 11:16 PM
I'd assumed that was it. Charlotte Johnson and the porch swing.

Actually, though I thought that song was awful, I eventually grew to like John Anderson, who sang it (mostly while playing his stuff as a DJ).

I've never let nasal singing put me off.

TeamCasey
07-16-2005, 11:29 PM
The 80's pretty much sucked entirely.

TRF
07-16-2005, 11:39 PM
I wear my sunglasses at night.

to this day i still have no idea why.

marcshoe
07-17-2005, 12:01 AM
I wear my sunglasses at night.

to this day i still have no idea why.

so I can Watch you weave then breath your story lines.

I mean, isn't it obvious? :cool:

Larkin Fan
07-17-2005, 12:21 AM
The 80's pretty much sucked entirely.

Can't argue with that. But "We Built This City" was king of suckdom.

Yachtzee
07-17-2005, 12:59 AM
I will add another vote for "We Built This City." My brother and I found the song to be so awful, the only way we could tolerate it was to make up new words, resulting in a song called "We Built This Country (On the Principles of the Constitution!)." I think we got the title from some humor publication, like National Lampoon or Mad Magazine or something and decided to run with it. I only wish we had written down the words, so that I could remember them now.

Dom Heffner
07-17-2005, 02:02 AM
Enough with the Starship bashing. Nothing comes close as close to suckdom as Billy Ocean. "Get outta my dreams (and into my car)," now there is an awful song.

Others worse than We Built This City:

Cherry Pie- Warrant
Cover Girl - New Kids on the Block
Crush on You- The Jets
Wishing Well- Terence Trent D'Arby
Electric Youth- Debbie Gibson
Union of the Snake- Duran Duran
Heartbeat- Don Johnson
Joanna- Kool and the Gang
Tarzan Boy- Baltimora

Super_Barry11
07-17-2005, 03:40 AM
Can't argue with that. But "We Built This City" was king of suckdom.

Hey!! "We Built This City" was my favorite song when I was little... Well, that and the Ghostbuster's Theme. :D

Danny Serafini
07-17-2005, 04:15 AM
This list begins and ends with "She Blinded Me With Science". That was just wretched.

Johnny Footstool
07-17-2005, 04:51 AM
Others worse than We Built This City:

Those other songs are all bad, but none have the audacity to make the bold proclamations of "We Built This City." Scope is important.

Also, Grace Slick's singing voice is mildly reminiscent of the sound a cat makes when you throw it on a belt sander.

Plus, the lyrics are absolutely terrible.

"Marconi plays the mamba
Listen to the radio"

The man credited with inventing radio is somehow playing a deadly African snake?

DoogMinAmo
07-17-2005, 05:41 AM
Could've Been -- Tiffany

Freakazoid -- Midnight Star

La Isla Bonita -- Madonna

Ouch, that was my favorite song when I was a kid. I would make my cousins play it over and over again, making them hate it. :D

Hey, are we related?

MartyFan
07-17-2005, 12:33 PM
I actually knew Billy Ray Cyrus when he played the bars in my hometown of Portsmouth. I always thought he was "OK" for local talent. I was floored the first time I heard he had a #1 record. But over the years I have come to like him. He was a decent enough guy before he made it big. Then I think he had an ego problem, from what i see now he has come back down to earth. Hell his TV show "Doc" has been on for several seasons.

I had a cousin that grew up down the street from him and used to beat him up pretty regularly. :laugh:

MartyFan
07-17-2005, 12:36 PM
Enough with the Starship bashing. Nothing comes close as close to suckdom as Billy Ocean. "Get outta my dreams (and into my car)," now there is an awful song.

Others worse than We Built This City:

Cherry Pie- Warrant
Cover Girl - New Kids on the Block
Crush on You- The Jets
Wishing Well- Terence Trent D'Arby
Electric Youth- Debbie Gibson
Union of the Snake- Duran Duran
Heartbeat- Don Johnson
Joanna- Kool and the Gang
Tarzan Boy- Baltimora

I can agree with anything and everything else on your list...but Terrance? C'mon...he was going to be the next Jimmy Hendrix and Prince all wrapped into one...oh, wait....nevermind.

Dom Heffner
07-17-2005, 01:35 PM
Those other songs are all bad, but none have the audacity to make the bold proclamations of "We Built This City." Scope is important.

Johnny, the thread isn't titled, "Which songs made audacious and bold predicitions." :laugh:

How can you deny the sheer awfulness of these lyrics:

I don't care what you say
you can give it away
Your money don't mean much to me.
I've been out on my own
gonna got it alone now
'Cause that's the way it's got to be.
Ev'rybody tells me how I can beat the odds for now.
Well
I've been standing by the fire
but I iust can't feel the heat.
Heartbeat - I'm looking for a heartbeat
Heartbeat - I'm looking for a heartbeat
beating like mine.
Looking at me
it's easy to see
You think you know iust how I feel.
If you do to me wrong and it won't take me long
Before my restless heart will heal.
I'm looking for a love
love like mine
They tell me it's so hard to find
But I can feel it in the rhythm of the heartbeat in the street.
Heartbeat - I'm looking for a heartbeat
Heartbeat - I'm looking for a heartbeat
Beating like mine
beating like mine.
Tell me what you feel now without the heartbeat
Tell me is it real now without the heartbeat?
Heartbeat - I'm looking for a heartbeat. (12x)

Read this line again:


If you do to me wrong and it won't take me long
Before my restless heart will heal.

That makes absolutely no sense. This song is the worst of the worst. At least Grace Slick sings on "We Built This City," which is much better than Don Johnson's talking/rambling through this piece of incoherent buffoonery.

:)

TRF
07-17-2005, 02:35 PM
Oh Sherry... I'm in love. hold on, hold on.


Steve Perry.

Johnny Footstool
07-17-2005, 05:09 PM
Oh Sherry... I'm in love. hold on, hold on.

There's a lot of debate about these lyrics, but I believe the correct line is "Oh Sherrie / our love / holds on / holds on"

Dom, for a song to truly be considered "The Worst," it has to attempt to be more than just a silly love song. All those "story" songs from the 70's are good examples. I can't deny how pathetic "Heartbeat" is, but in the end, it's just another semi-gooey pop song. "We Built This City" took pop to a new level of crapulence.

dman
07-17-2005, 06:03 PM
Enough with the Starship bashing. Nothing comes close as close to suckdom as Billy Ocean. "Get outta my dreams (and into my car)," now there is an awful song.

Others worse than We Built This City:

Cherry Pie- Warrant
Cover Girl - New Kids on the Block
Crush on You- The Jets
Wishing Well- Terence Trent D'Arby
Electric Youth- Debbie Gibson
Union of the Snake- Duran Duran
Heartbeat- Don Johnson
Joanna- Kool and the Gang
Tarzan Boy- Baltimora

Add "Unskinny Bop" by Poison to that list, although the song was released in 1990.

TRF
07-17-2005, 08:07 PM
though my wife would kill me...

"Pour Some Sugar On Me"

Step inside, walk this way
You and me babe, Hey, hey!

Love is like a bomb, baby, c'mon get it on
Livin' like a lover with a radar phone
Lookin' like a tramp, like a video vamp
Demolition woman, can I be your man?
Razzle 'n' a dazzle 'n' a flash a little light
Television lover, baby, go all night
Sometime, anytime, sugar me sweet
Little miss ah innocent sugar me, yeah

Hey!
C'mon, take a bottle, shake it up
Break the bubble, break it up

Pour some sugar on me
Ooh, in the name of love
Pour some sugar on me
C'mon fire me up
Pour your sugar on me
Oh, I can't get enough

I'm hot, sticky sweet
From my head to my feet yeah

Listen! red light, yellow light, green-a-light go!
Crazy little woman in a one man show
Mirror queen, mannequin, rhythm of love
Sweet dream, saccharine, loosen up

You gotta squeeze a little, squeeze a little
Tease a little more
Easy operator come a knockin' on my door
Sometime, anytime, sugar me sweet
Little miss innocent sugar me, yeah

Take a bottle, shake it up
Break the bubble, break it up

Pour some sugar on me
Ooh, in the name of love
Pour some sugar on me
C'mon fire me up
Pour your sugar on me
Oh, I can't get enough

I'm hot, sticky sweet
From my head to my feet yeah

[guitar solo]

You got the peaches, I got the cream
Sweet to taste, saccharine
'Cos I'm hot, say what, sticky sweet
From my head, my head, to my feet

Do you take sugar? one lump or two?

Take a bottle, shake it up
Break the bubble, break it up

Pour some sugar on me
Ooh, in the name of love
Pour some sugar on me
C'mon fire me up
Pour your sugar on me
Oh, I can't get enough
Pour some sugar on me
Oh, in the name of love
Pour some sugar on me
Get it, come get it
Pour your sugar on me
Ooh
Pour some sugar on me
Yeah! Sugar me!

Eric in IL
07-17-2005, 08:27 PM
When I saw the title of this thread, I had to quit lurking and give my two cents. I'm an avid collector of 80's music and some of your posts are killing me. While a lot of the music of the 80's was cheesy, it's still so much better than most anything out today. You can have a big laugh Team Casey, but the 80's are pretty much all I listen to.
That being said, one of the songs that stands out as being one of the worst of the decade was "The Girl Is Mine" by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson. Those two fighting over a girl? I remember one of Paul's spoken lines: "C'mon Michael, we're not gonna fight now."

TRF
07-17-2005, 08:39 PM
There's a lot of debate about these lyrics, but I believe the correct line is "Oh Sherrie / our love / holds on / holds on"



You are in fact correct. my lyrics were actually better. blech.

REDREAD
07-18-2005, 10:52 AM
though my wife would kill me...

"Pour Some Sugar On Me"



That song has some good memories associated with it for me though :evil:
I can not evaluate it objectively.

I think I have to agree with "We built this city" as the worst. It didn't help that the radio had to play it every 15 minutes for what seemed like 5 years.

Red Leader
07-18-2005, 11:08 AM
When I saw the title of this thread, I had to quit lurking and give my two cents. I'm an avid collector of 80's music and some of your posts are killing me. While a lot of the music of the 80's was cheesy, it's still so much better than most anything out today. You can have a big laugh Team Casey, but the 80's are pretty much all I listen to.


I'm with ya, Eric. I love 80's music. It's what I grew up with, and what defined "fun" to me as a youth. Although I do listen to many, many other types of music, 80's music always puts a smile on my face, and always has a place on any record player, or CD player nearby.

cumberlandreds
07-18-2005, 11:11 AM
80's music is my favorite like many others here. The worst from that decade had to be "Mickie". I would turn stations every time that song came on. Awful,truly awful!

Johnny Footstool
07-18-2005, 11:15 AM
I love '80s music, too. My band plays mostly 80's cover songs.

gonelong
07-18-2005, 11:33 AM
Crap ... I love most of these cheesy songs ... however ... here is one that I think we can all agree on ....

Get outta my dreams, get into my car (1988) - Billy Ocean

Red Leader
07-18-2005, 11:36 AM
Crap ... I love most of these cheesy songs ... however ... here is one that I think we can all agree on ....

Get outta my dreams, get into my car (1988) - Billy Ocean

Not a big Billy Ocean fan in general, but I disliked Carribean Queen more than Get outta my dreams, and "Suddenly" even less than Carribean Queen.

gonelong
07-18-2005, 11:46 AM
Not a big Billy Ocean fan in general, but I disliked Carribean Queen more than Get outta my dreams, and "Suddenly" even less than Carribean Queen.

Billy Ocean for worst artist of the 80's ... :)

Johnny Footstool
07-18-2005, 12:20 PM
Don't forget the awful "When the Going Gets Tough (the Tough Get Going)" from the movie "The Jewel of the Nile."

Red Leader
07-18-2005, 12:23 PM
Don't forget the awful "When the Going Gets Tough (the Tough Get Going)" from the movie "The Jewel of the Nile."

I didn't include that one because I had a crush on Kathleen Turner when I was a kid, and she was in the video, so I was much more tolerant to it. :laugh:

ochre
07-18-2005, 12:41 PM
Animal by W.A.S.P.

GoReds
07-18-2005, 01:23 PM
Duran Duran has to be the king of the Lyric Toxic Dump Site.

As evidence, I submit:

See them walking hand in hand across the bridge at midnight
Heads turning as the lights flashing out it's so bright
Then walk right out to the fourline track
There's a camera rolling on her back, on her back
And I sense the rhythm humming in a frenzy all the way down her spine
Girls on film, girls on film, girls on film, girls on film

Lipstick cherry all over the lens as she's falling
In miles of sharp blue water coming in where she lies
The diving man's coming up for air cause the crowd all love pulling dolly by the hair, by the hair
And she wonders how she ever got here as she goes under again

Girls on film (two minutes later), girls on film
Girls on film (got your picture), girls on film

Wider baby smiling you just made a million
Fuses pumping live heat twisting out on a wire
Take one last glimpse into the night I'm touching close I'm holding bright, holding tight
Give me shudders in a whisper take me up till I'm shooting a star

Girls on film (she's more than a lady), girls on film
Girls on film (two minutes later), girls on film
Girls on film (see you together), girls on film
Girls on film (see you later), girls on film
Girls on film (what ya doing), girls on film

KronoRed
07-18-2005, 01:41 PM
I liked Carribean Queen, had a decent beat :D

cumberlandreds
07-18-2005, 02:31 PM
I liked Carribean Queen, had a decent beat :D

And it was easy to dance too. :D

M2
07-18-2005, 02:44 PM
Some defense for some of the tunes named in the thread:

"I Will Follow" - I'm no great lover of U2, but come on, it was the opening act of the biggest band to emerge from the decade and it's got that great ringing guitar that didn't sound like anything else you'd heard up until that moment in time.

"She Blinded Me With Science" and "Der Kommisar" - Again, synth was never my thing, but those could be on the short list of best synth tunes ever made. I understand not liking a genre, but at least pick the actual bad stuff from it.

"Sunglasses at Night" - It's a catchy tune. I can tap my toe to it. Why would I wear sunglasses at night? I don't know either, but it's a way better tune than Hart's follow up "Never Surrender".

"Cherry Pie" - Guilty pleasure though I recognize it's not a good song. That said, it's still the BEST song Warrant ever made.

"Wishing Well" - In a decade of soulless soul, programmed rhythm and pastel blues, Terrence Trent D'Arby managed to cut a tune with some actual soul heft to it. The man deserves a medal for it.

Count me as another vote for "We Built This City". There's a radio station in Danbury, CT (I-95 for anyone interested in self-inflicted torment) that still plays it in heavy rotation with Triumph's "Magic Power" (another claw your eyes out tune).

Danny Serafini
07-18-2005, 03:17 PM
If She Blinded Me With Science is one of the best synth tunes ever I sure don't want to hear the bad stuff.

M2
07-18-2005, 04:37 PM
If She Blinded Me With Science is one of the best synth tunes ever I sure don't want to hear the bad stuff.

Just pray you never hear Chiliwack.

pedro
07-18-2005, 04:42 PM
Triumph. ha.

The world is full of compromise, and infinite red tape
But the music's got the magic, it's your one chance for escape
So turn me on - turn me up - it's your turn to dream
A little magic power makes it better than it seems

KittyDuran
07-18-2005, 04:56 PM
Duran Duran has to be the king of the Lyric Toxic Dump Site.

As evidence, I submit:

See them walking hand in hand across the bridge at midnight
Heads turning as the lights flashing out it's so bright
Then walk right out to the fourline track
There's a camera rolling on her back, on her back
And I sense the rhythm humming in a frenzy all the way down her spine
Girls on film, girls on film, girls on film, girls on film

Lipstick cherry all over the lens as she's falling
In miles of sharp blue water coming in where she lies
The diving man's coming up for air cause the crowd all love pulling dolly by the hair, by the hair
And she wonders how she ever got here as she goes under again

Girls on film (two minutes later), girls on film
Girls on film (got your picture), girls on film

Wider baby smiling you just made a million
Fuses pumping live heat twisting out on a wire
Take one last glimpse into the night I'm touching close I'm holding bright, holding tight
Give me shudders in a whisper take me up till I'm shooting a star

Girls on film (she's more than a lady), girls on film
Girls on film (two minutes later), girls on film
Girls on film (see you together), girls on film
Girls on film (see you later), girls on film
Girls on film (what ya doing), girls on filmSure... but the video was something else... ;) [the uncut version]!

Red Leader
07-18-2005, 05:02 PM
Triumph. ha.

The world is full of compromise, and infinite red tape
But the music's got the magic, it's your one chance for escape
So turn me on - turn me up - it's your turn to dream
A little magic power makes it better than it seems

I'm young, I'm wild, and I'm free.
I got the magic power of the music in me. ;)