"New Song" as written by and Howard Jones....
I've been waiting for so long
To come here now and sing this song
Don't be fooled by what you see
Don't be fooled by what you hear

This is a song to all my friends
They take the challenge to their hearts
Challenging preconceived ideas
Saying goodbye to long standing fears

Don't crack up, bend your brain, see both sides
Throw off your mental chains

I don't want to be hip and cool
I don't want to play by the rules
Not under the thumb of the cynical few
Or laden down by the doom crew

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"New Song" as written by Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend


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    General CommentGreat synthesizer work.
    Celtic_FCon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it means to keep your mind open to new ideas and don`t preconceive things on face value..
    acestanleyon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song was popular when I was in college, and I had honestly forgotten about it till, about 30 years later, I heard it playing in a drugstore and remembered how much I loved it. Howard Jones's music resonates with me because a lot of it has a positive, hopeful message. The idea of this song--to get out of your mold, see the world in a new way, learn to think for yourself--is exactly what my friends and I were starting to do in college. Thirty years later, I realize the task is never complete, but it's a labor of love, and this song captures that perfectly. (And that's not even to mention the breezy melody, catchy beat, and outstanding synth work!)
    law4on February 02, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Communism. He's asking people to be open minded, consider both sides, and throw off their chains. This is exactly what Karl Marx said. In case there is any doubt, the video takes place in a factory and features Jones exhorting his fellow workers. It's on Jones' album Human's Lib.

    New Song is a brilliant example of a veiled meaning. It's a lovely poppy melody that had most people subconsciously repeating Communist ideology.
    Fielding99on February 27, 2016   Link

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