"Sixties Remake" as written by and Alsop Monks....
Classics in the modern age
Sixties remake
Everything you've got in spades
Your collarbone, shoulder blades

(Hey)
Bat your lips, shut your eyes
(Hey)
Swing those chains, start a fight
'Cause you've got nerve but we've got time to
Going back to the city hurt

Taking to the streets at night
Home alone, tucked in tight
Everything you've got in spades
Your sixties remake

(Hey)
Bat your lips, shut your eyes
(Hey)
Swing those chains, start a fight
'Cause you've got nerve but we've got time to
Going back to the city hurt

It's how I was, it's how I tried
I was sixteen for the night
It's how I was, it's how I tried
I was sixteen for the night

'Cause you've got nerve but we've got time to
Going back to the city hurt
'Cause you've got nerve but we've got time to
Going back to the city hurt


Lyrics submitted by shrodes, edited by chamacuti

"Sixties Remake" as written by Graham Fraser Wright David Thomas Monks

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    General Commentits: "Cause you've got nerve but we've got tact"
    dm_rickon March 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSixteen for the night...
    Technophobiaon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyea, def. "we've got tact."
    ouchmyappendixon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI concur, definitely tact.

    Anyways, I think this is a song about being strong and worrying about your own rights and standing up for yourself, but sometimes having to control yourself. "Swing those chains, start a fight. You've got nerve but we've got tact." I think the reference to being like a "classic" refers to older folks constantly saying things were made better and tougher in the old times.
    "It's how I was, it's how I tried, I was sixteen for the night" I think refers to being reckless as a teen and going back to that careless, "don't screw with me" state of mind.
    WhiteKnightsinBlackon November 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBite your lips, shut your eyes*

    It's how I won and it's how I tried*
    asen4lifeon December 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI was sixteen through the night.
    Chainsaw Armon January 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics booklet says bite your lips, shut your eyes.. but i definitely hear bat your lips.

    and its definitely tact.
    perfecti0non January 27, 2009   Link

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