"Fascination Street" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'donnell, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Boris Williams....
Oh it's opening time
Down on Fascination Street
So let's cut the conversation
And get out for a bit
Because I feel it all fading and paling
And I'm begging
To drag you down with me
To kick the last nail in
Yeah I like you in that
Like I like you to scream
But if you open your mouth
Then I can't be responsible
For quite what goes in
Or to care what comes out
So just pull on your hair
Just pull on your pout
And let's move to the beat
Like we know that it's over
If you slip going under
Slip over my shoulder
So just pull on your face
Just pull on your feet
And let's hit opening time
Down on Fascination Street

So pull on your hair
Pull on your pout
Cut the conversation
Just open your mouth
Pull on your face
Pull on your feet
And let's hit opening time

Down on Fascination Street
Down on Fascination Street
Down on Fascination Street
Down on Fascination Street
On Fascination Street


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"Fascination Street" as written by Laurence Andrew Tolhurst Boris Williams

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  • +4
    General Commentit's about hookers.....fascination st is in the red light district....i think that's what it means...
    Kezon June 23, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General Commentits about him .... performing... people worshipping him in his concerts....
    note the references to putting on his hair and face etc... the audience screaming when he opens his mouth etc.. i believe i heard him explain the meaning in an interview on tv when it was released..
    sorry to spoil it for those that had other very valid interpretations... its what it means to him but of course can have various other associations for others.....
    Shobinaon May 21, 2004   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningJust open your mouth and I'll put that secret substance in. Just close your eyes and it's not your fault, nor mine. I'm sorry it will kill us but we need to be free. Lets remove our inhibitions.

    Perhaps he is mocking someone who always goads him into getting drunk or taking drugs. It is forcing him to "pull on that pout" so that they can drop in whatever. It's interesting to think of from that perspective. Maybe it's his girlfriend, or buddy. A bad influence. He tries to hold on to his morals, but that clever persuasion: "i cannot be responsible...". It could be that she doesn't know how to connect with him, but wants to enjoy herself with him. He want's the same, but he believes they can do it through trying to communicate and share their true feelings, without the substance.

    This song is trying to make them understand how they sound. It feels like a sad song, a frustration with the repetition of their behavior.
    department64on June 23, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think it's about a woman he was infatuated with, not necessarily a relationship, maybe one of those complicated things when there's a person you've been obsessed with for a long, long time. A hot female friend maybe who's "friendzoned" you or whatever you want to call it. Hence why they were 'fascinated' by one another. But as soon as it happens you realise it was all in your head and there's no real connection there.
    But as soon as they hit "fascination street" as it were, the fascination, the passion, fades and it's not exciting anymore and there's nothing other than that superficial fascination they initially had with one another. As the passion fades it just becomes detached, meaningless sex. And with all of the memories, all of the fantasies and dreams, it's really extremely depressing.
    LukaSambucaon June 25, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing. The bass and drums layered in with the various guitar and keyboard riffs are awesome.
    methadoniaon May 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have a road labeled 'fascination street' painted on my kitchen floor. Sweet, no?
    brightminddarkhearton May 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship thats not going so well, and all they really have left is the physical side of things. For example, the "cut the conversation, just open your mouth" line, among others.
    Kell-ehon June 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about being in a relationship where it's only for show, where you're only together because it's what's expected of you.
    mothtoaflameon August 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about people's desire to be entertained by something out of the norm and people pretending to be something they aren't to accomodate these needs
    incuon May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti remember robert saying he wrote it about new orleans.

    it makes sense.
    fireincairoon May 25, 2004   Link

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