"The Art Of Parties" as written by and David Sylvian....
Once I was young
Once I was smart
Now I'm living on the edge of my nerves
The things we said weren't quite so tough
When we were you

Well I'm burning,
I'm burning buildings
I'm building this time

Burn
For the art of parties
Burn
Under heavy weather
The art of parties
I'm burning, burning

I'm living
I'm living my life
I'm living this time

Burn
For the art of parties
Burn
I'm burning, burning

(The wind blew through my hair)
Once I was young
(I'd shelter from the sun)
Once I was smart
(We lived on the strength of our nerves)
When we were you

Well I'm building,
I'm burning buildings
I'm burning

Burn
For the art of parties
Burn
Under heavy weather
Burn
For the art of parties
I'm burning, burning


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"The Art of Parties" as written by David Sylvian

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    General CommentIt seems to me to be about social anxiety. About being desperate to be more socially adept.

    That sense that you could talk so easily to everyone when you were younger, that you did everything so automatically but that you've lost the ability now that you want it.
    tallulaton March 21, 2007   Link
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    Link(s)Ever had a moment when it all comes together and you are the centre of attention, the subject of impressed or envious glances, the coolest person in the room?

    If you’re anything like me, it doesn’t happen very often. The first time it happened to me was at a Student Union do at Manchester University in ’82 and it was all down to The Art of Parties. To find out why click
    simplysylvian.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/the-art-of-parties/
    mcb1063207on November 07, 2012   Link

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