"The Answer is Clear" as written by Peter John Murphy and Howard Hughes....
Teach him to be happy
Teach him some control
Teach him what his friends are

With your sunken eyes
And your pretty looks
Underneath a see through disguise
You are desperate for a good hook
Desperate for a good hook
You try so hard
To see what you want
The answer is clear

Should you see your face
In the mirror dear
Is that the movement of fear?
You are kicking out at them
Judging all the time
As you criticise the bull
You do it just as fine
You are the source of what
You'd call weird pop
Well that's all you've seen
That's all you've got

Teach him to be happy
Teach him some control
Teach him what his friends are
This is the movement of fear ha

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"The Answer Is Clear" as written by Peter John Murphy Howard Hughes

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    General CommentIn rare instances, all members of a band agree they have nothing more to say and part amicably. More often, breakups arise from severe internal conflicts: over creative issues, or simply because they can't tolerate being together in the same room any longer.

    This breakup song falls somewhere between John Lennon's bilious "How Can You Sleep?" and Peter Gabriel's philosophical "Solsbury Hill". But closer to the former than the latter.

    My guess? Daniel Ash wanted to contribute more to Bauhaus, while Murphy didn't think Ash's songs were worth a shit.

    Unlikely the details of this track's history will ever become widely known. Ash used several of the same lines--verbatim, or nearly so--in his song "Movement of Fear" for Tones On Tail.

    How can both of them (simultaneously, truthfully) offer it as their own original work? Good question.
    foreverdroneon July 02, 2010   Link

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