"The Rhythm" as written by and Colin Moulding....
He makes a beeline for the place
Where he gets his only ace
Sometimes he's standing in the rain
Oh Gene Kelly's hat and cane

He has the Rhythm in his head
He has the Rhythm, sing!

It's chaotic at the bar
B & O those sweaty drops
We are all mesmorized
To the thing we have inside

Inside, outside, eastside, West
We kill the beast
Yourside, myside, worlds collide, yes
We kill the beast

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"The Rhythm" as written by Colin Moulding

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    General CommentI once heard a bootleg live version of this, Prior to the band starting the song Andy said "If there are any Catholics in here with sex on their mind, Here is The Rhythm." Or something similar to that. I don't recall which exact bootleg it was that I heard but it was recorded in early 1980.
    101Voltson February 20, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThe first two lines refer to having sex with one's wife, The next two refer to "Singin' In The Rain". The chorus lines speak of thinking of sex with one's wife (I think)

    As for the rest of the lyrics;

    "It's chaotic at the bar" = I'll take that literally.
    "B & O Those sweaty drops" = Body Odor and sweating.
    "We are all mesmerized to the thing we have inside" = Sadly, This seems like a generalization of everyone listening and I imagine it's referring to an all too unhealthy addiction to sex. It seems compounded in the next lines:

    "Inside, outside, eastside, West
    We kill the beast
    Yourside, myside, worlds collide, yes
    We kill the beast "

    It would seem that it means "Everyone, Everywhere gets that druggie fix of sex."

    Not to say that sex is "bad" because it's not; But addictions aren't good. Or perhaps I misinterpreted it and he meant "We gain control over our bodies" But it doesn't seem like it to me given the context.
    101Voltson May 11, 2013   Link

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