"New Europeans" as written by Christopher Thomas Allen, Warren Reginald Cann, William Currie and Midge Ure....
In a quiet street washed by the rain, the room within the home.
A lonely man sits cheek to cheek, with unique designs in chrome.
The mellow years have long gone by, but now he sits alone.
He has a brand new radio, but never turns it on.

[Chorus]
New Europeans.
Young Europeans.
New Europeans.

A photograph of lovers lost, lies pressed in magazines.
Her eyes belong to a thousand girls, she's the wife who's never seen.
Their educated son has left, in search of borrowed dreams.
His television's in his bed, he's frozen to the screen.

[Chorus]

On a crowded beach washed by the sun, he puts his headphones on.
His modern world revolves around the synthesizer's song.
Full of future thoughts and thrills, his senses slip away.
He's a European legacy, a culture for today.

[Chorus]

Young Europeans.


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"New Europeans" as written by Midge Ure Christopher Thomas Allen

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    General CommentLifted from the Ultravox.org.uk forum:

    "The song is not about celebrating the vacuousness of idle teen Euro-louts... it's a melancholic observation of a middle aged man who no longer understand his surroundings and, in particular, can no longer communicate with with his son who IS a shallow product of the times.

    The second verse deliberately blurs the narrative's POV between the father and son; the third verse is about the son. The chorus is... irony and loss.

    There. Now I've spoiled it!

    Best wishes,

    Warren Cann"
    Outruneon September 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti loved how you could imagine your own imagery to their songs so it didnt really matter that much what they were about, more what you saw in your one head while listening.
    Musiklovaon April 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot sure what it means, but i like the title and it is a great song.
    JpnGhton March 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, it's awesome!
    placebiston August 20, 2007   Link

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