"Eighties Fan" as written by Tracyanne Campbell, John Henderson, Gavin James Mcgregor Dunbar, Kenneth John Mckeeve, Lindsay Boyd, Lee Alexander Thomson and Stuart Lee Murdoch....
You know it really won't surprise me
If you're a wreck by the age of fourteen
The way you look
The way you look is fine

So often color-coordinated
Your sister she's an eighties fan
That's all right
Have I told you so is mine

You say your life will be the death of you
Tell me, do you wash your hair in honeydew
And long for all of them to fall in love with you
But they never do

Drinking vodka on the fire
Your mother has a watchful eye
So look out kid
She's onto you this time

Run away to a bed and breakfast
Console yourself with the Reader's Digest
Ringing yellow pages on the moon

You say your life will be the death of you
Tell me, do you wash your hair in honeydew
And long for all of them to fall in love with you
But they never do
No they never do

I'm gonna tell you something good about yourself
I'll say it now and I'll never say it about no one else

I'm gonna tell you something good about yourself
I'll say it now and I'll never say it about no one else
About no one else


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"Eighties Fan" as written by John Henderson Gavin James Mcgregor Dunbar

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    General Commentno fucking way!! i just spent the last 20 mins writing down the lyrics to this song!! and u beat me!! i cant believe this....incredible.....you rule dude. lets go get milk shakes sometime
    meAmoreon September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhere are they from? some things she sings makes it sound like they're from some crazy place.... I like the song though.
    failure by designon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGlasgow is a crazy place.
    rossclarkon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentactually i found some mistakes. or perhaps i was the one who got it wrong, but i think it should be:
    'You say YOUR life will be the death of you'.
    'Tell me do you wash your hair in honey DEW'
    'READING yellow pages all alone'
    misfit creepon May 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentisn't it "so often color-coordinated" instead of "So often calico words in eighties" ?
    Kay-arlaon October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAh, Cámera Obscura rock... yes, they're from Glasgow, where I too spent most of my life (and saw them often... ironically, though, I mostly saw them down in London.) I love this track; although my favourite has to be 'Before you cry,' whose lyrics are unfortunately not up here; you should try to find the track-- from Underacheivers Please Try Harder-- and fall in love witht. Anyway, a few points:

    . yeah, Misfit Creep and Kay-arla are absolutely right... although I find the idea of Calico words in Eighties really evocative.

    . she's saying 'your love will be the death of you,' not life. For people not used to Tracyanne's accent, love & life can seem interchangeable, but there is a definite difference...
    dreamfaceon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit is honey dew. the lyrics are in the CD fold out.
    JamieLou007on January 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely loooooooveeeeee this song!!!! this was the first camera obscura song i ever heard and remains to be my favourite. possibly one of my favourite all time songs! if i could only listen to one song for the rest of my life this may well be the song i would choose... Yeh i think it makes more sense to be "love" rather than "life" - its the glaswegian accent-tricky to understand sometimes!
    sOCS479on February 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthose lyrics are wrong, i've tried to post the correct lyrics but i was unsuccessful:

    You know it really wont surprise me
    If you're a wreck by the age of fourteen
    The way you look
    The way you look is fine

    So often colour coordinated
    your sister she's an Eighties fan
    But that's alright
    Have I told you so is mine

    You say your life will be the death of you
    Tell me, do you wash your hair in honey dew?
    And long for all of them to fall in love with you
    But they never do

    Drinking vodka on the fly
    Your mother has a watchful eye
    So look out kid
    She's onto you this time

    Run away to a bed and breakfast
    Console yourself with the Reader's Digest
    Ringing the Yellow Pages all alone

    You say your life will be the death of you
    Tell me, do you wash your hair in honey dew?
    And long for all of them to fall in love with you
    But they never do
    No they never do

    I'm gonna tell you something good about yourself
    I'll say it now and I'll never say it about no one else

    I'm gonna tell you something good about yourself
    I'll say it now and I'll never say it about no one else
    About no one else
    softasfireon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely adore this song. most definitely one of my favorites to date. gosh.
    apollo IVon February 13, 2006   Link

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