Talking loud and clear
Saying just what we feel
Lying in the grass
With the sun on our backs
It doesn't really matter
What we do or what we say
With every little movement
We give ourselves away

Opposite and opposite
Decisions are reversed
Facing one another
With words that couldn't hurt
With very little word
You're getting closer to me
Talking loud and clear
Saying just what we feel today

Talking loud and clear
Saying just what we feel
Lying in the grass
We've got time on our hands
Body next to body
With silence all around
We understood each other
But didn't make a sound

Promises and promises
Of vows we shall return
Facing on another
I thought my heart would burn
You turn to move away
But then get closer to me
Talking loud and clear
Saying just what we feel today


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    General CommentOne of the nest 80's songs ever.... come on people... comment!! What do you think it means?
    fixxxer327on June 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a couple who don't need words to communicate, they just understand one another naturally without having to talk in detail.

    Has anyone seen the video for this song though? The song is one of OMD's more conventional, mainstream numbers but the video is fucking bizarre! Excuse my language, but it is goddamn weird, surreal as anything!
    MaskOfSanityon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think MaskOfSanity has it right. I think it's about knowing your partner so intimately and deeply, you can just communicate wordlessly, with "every little movement."

    Gotta love the vibe-marimba-like synth lines running through the song.
    Bluewaveson June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy all time favorite song. Thanks to my father's taste in music. This never gets old to me. And I agree with MaskOfSanity and Bluewaves. Talking loud and clear without words.
    junda0706on December 30, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThere's definitely something timeless about this song. almost makes you think that the 80s were a cool awesome time. but unfortunately i was there. i mean, it was okay, but not great.
    stephen173on December 18, 2014   Link

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