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Gary Numan – Telekon Lyrics 12 years ago
Numan stated that he was on the verge of a nervous breakdown at the time, which is why the lyrics don't make a lot of sense.

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Be Bop Deluxe – Axe Victim Lyrics 12 years ago
Bill is singing about being a rock star and being in love with playing guitar.

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Ultravox – Vienna Lyrics 13 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzoFjdBWPuE

Midge Ure explains about a minute and a half into the clip.

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Gary Numan – Everyday I Die Lyrics 13 years ago
THere is a very cool version on Living Ornaments 80. It includes a wicked synth solo.

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Dead Can Dance – Oman Lyrics 13 years ago
The lyrics are pretty much self explanatory.

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Dead Can Dance – Oman Lyrics 13 years ago
The lyrics are pretty much self explanatory.

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Dead Can Dance – Severance Lyrics 13 years ago
I prefer the Dead Can Dance version. Nothing against Bauhaus though.

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Peter Murphy – Keep Me From Harm Lyrics 13 years ago
This song could very well be about God. A prayer even.

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Japan – Burning Bridges Lyrics 13 years ago
Excellent song. Seems it's about leaving the past behind or maybe just simple river boat travel??

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XTC – Rocket From A Bottle Lyrics 13 years ago
These lyrics are pretty self explanatory. I love the guitar solo.

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Visage – Visa-age Lyrics 13 years ago
Travelling from one place to another, never in one place too long. Crossing paths with people you've met before but never really got to know.
The first time I heard song this I freaked out completely. The beat...the insane sounding synths. All of the songs on the album are incredible but Visa-age is just completely off the hook!

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Ultravox – Cut And Run Lyrics 13 years ago
Song about suicide. Great song too. No other electronic band could rock out like Ultravox could at that time. The only one that came close was Gary Numan (listen to his live albums Living Ornaments '79 and '80).

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Thomas Dolby – Urges Lyrics 13 years ago
Yep...it's about lust.

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Visage – Malpaso Man Lyrics 14 years ago
An ode to the Clint Eastwood 'spaghetti' westerns. There's some seriously wicked drum playing in this song. Alright Rusty.

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Gary Numan – I Die: You Die Lyrics 14 years ago
damrat, I've noticed the same thing. On the album it's very clear that he's saying "does everything stop when the old tape fails." Maybe there was a last minute change.

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Adam Ant – Wonderful Lyrics 14 years ago
Great song. THe lyrics are self-explanatory. I agree with the other posters that this is Adam Ant being more mature and serious. Gone is the make-up and outfits. Just a very well written down to earth song.

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Rainy Day, Dream Away Lyrics 14 years ago
I picture a few friends sitting around chillin out...smoking their smoke on a rainy day.

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Kraftwerk – Trans Europa Express Lyrics 14 years ago
Kraftwerk did not get rap started. It just kicked off the electronic/rap connection...like Afrika Bambatta and The Soul Sonic Force and the song 'Planet Rock'. After that loads of rap artists began lifting Kraftwerk's sound.

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Chuck Berry – Memphis, Tennessee Lyrics 14 years ago
Then again, it could be a about a little boy is calling information to find out about the little girl he was in love with. The happy home could have been an imaginary one for the author and little Marie.

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Chuck Berry – Memphis, Tennessee Lyrics 14 years ago
I agree with Tiger and deranged. Seems to be a man trying to contact his daughter after a divorce where the wife got custody of the little girl. Awesome song.

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The Beatles – Come and Get It Lyrics 14 years ago
"Anyone ever listen to Badfinger and for a second thought it was the Beatles? "

Yes. Their sound has The Beatles written all over it.

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The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever Lyrics 14 years ago
I've listened to the Sgt Pepper version over and over again. I don't hear, "cranberry sauce"...I hear, "I buried Paul". Just turn your stereo up loud towards the end of the song. The 'I', the 'b,' and 'P' are very audible. It's part of the Paul is dead gimmick.

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Bow Wow Wow – Do You Wanna Hold Me Lyrics 14 years ago
Too bad they were seen as a gimmick by most. They really could play! This song is a good example of that though not the best.

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Ultravox – Mr. X Lyrics 14 years ago
Warren Cann has stated that he wrote these lyrics about a particular person. As far as I know he hasn't revealed who it's about.

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Ultravox – I Remember (Death In The Afternoon) Lyrics 14 years ago
I picture a dreary post-World War2 Europe. Perhaps the song writer is reminiscing about the times he had just before the war.
If there is such a thing as the perfect song then I Remember [Death In The Afternoon] is it!

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XTC – Real by Reel Lyrics 14 years ago
Big Brother is watching. It's more relevant now than ever with video cameras everywhere...up and down the street, every corner, shopping centers, hundreds of miles above the earth, etc...

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The Rolling Stones – Little Queenie Lyrics 14 years ago
A Chuck Berry song.

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Type O Negative – Haunted Lyrics 14 years ago
Peter Steele being visited by a succubus. Probably the best song on October Rust.

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Type O Negative – Kill All The White People Lyrics 14 years ago
OONGOWA, BLACK POWER. DESTROY WHITE BOY. That's what it says at the end.

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Gary Numan – Cars Lyrics 14 years ago
Cars didn't ruin his career in America. One thing about Numan is that he was just too strange for most Americans, even though Cars was a hit. It's kind of like DEVO's Whip-It. It was a hit but from what I remember most people thought they were too odd and goofy. The album Telekon itself was even darker and weirder than TPP and there was no catchy single to top the charts (in the US). According to Numan's autobiography, the record company wanted Numan to hold back the new release 'Telekon' because they felt that The Pleasure Principle still had a lot of market value in it. I distinctly remember buying Telekon from Sears in October of 1980. I also remember Cars was still getting a lot of airplay in the fall of 1980. That's also radio's fault. Most stations would only play one hit song off of the album.

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The Rolling Stones – Dance Little Sister Lyrics 14 years ago
No explanation is needed for this song. It's one good rockin number.

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Ray Charles – Greenbacks Lyrics 14 years ago
This song doesn't really need explaining. I love the story it tells and the line - "on a greenback dollar bill, just a little piece of paper coated with chlorophyll"

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The Beatles – Young Blood Lyrics 14 years ago
It was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and The Coasters originally recorded it.

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The Beatles – Shake, Rattle, and Roll (Big Joe Turner cover) Lyrics 14 years ago
I believe this was originally done by Big Joe Turner in 1954. It was covered by Elvis, and Bill Haley and His Comets.

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The Beatles – That's All Right (Mama) Lyrics 14 years ago
This is NOT an Elvis song. This is the late Arthur 'Bigboy' Crudup's song. Elvis covered it. Crudup also did the song Rock Me Mama which is a blues classic. Check him out if you want to hear some classic blues...that's ARTHUR BIGBOY CRUDUP.

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The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored Lyrics 15 years ago
This song is self explanatory to me. It's about how the singer doesn't feel the need to sell his soul to the devil because the devil is already in him. The " I wanna be adored" line is his desire to be famous I think.

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Bill Nelson – Heaven’s Happy Hemisphere Lyrics 15 years ago
Beautiful song by a genius that not many know about. It's clearly a love song.

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Ultravox – Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind Again) Lyrics 15 years ago
I always got the impression that this song is about being drunk, maybe at a party. The author is speaking to someone but can't remember their name due to the alcohol. Or maybe some other drug.

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David Sylvian – Weathered Well Lyrics 15 years ago
A real masterpiece. This is my favorite off of the Brilliant Trees album.

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Adam Ant – Wonderful Lyrics 15 years ago
Great song. The lyrics are self explanatory.

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Television – See No Evil Lyrics 15 years ago
I agree with myeh. I also think this is one of the greatest songs ever. It's so basic but I could listen to it over and over.

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Gary Numan – Down In The Park Lyrics 15 years ago
VH1 that is

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Gary Numan – Down In The Park Lyrics 15 years ago
Replicas was reissued back in the late 90s with a bunch of b-sides. The story behind the music is also included in the booklet. I sure with VH! would do a Behind The Music featuring Gary Numan.

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Clan of Xymox – Jasmine and Rose Lyrics 15 years ago
Love song...but I'm not sure if it's a person he's referring to or something else. Excellent song...it always reminded me of the Sisters Of Mercy. It was a big 'goth' club hit back in the late 90s. I'm surprised that there aren't at least a few comments here.

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Type O Negative – I Like Goils Lyrics 15 years ago
Any straight guy who's been hit on by a gay guy can appreciate these lyrics. It's happened to me a couple of times, so I can relate. I had to let them know right away, I'm not interested at all.
Goils = Girls. I met a guy from Hoboken, New Jersey who actually spoke like this. He would say 'joik' for jerk, 'toin' for turn and so on.

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Type O Negative – (We Were) Electrocute Lyrics 15 years ago
This song is about being young in the early 80s and belonging to the electro-pop/New Romantic scene.

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Gary Numan – Dream Killer Lyrics 15 years ago
This song is clearly about someone doing Numan wrong.

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John Foxx – A Long Time Lyrics 15 years ago
A psychedlic electro song. An obvious Beatle influence is noticable for those who've heard this song.

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John Foxx – Endlessly Lyrics 15 years ago
Dreamy lyrics about a woman the author is in love with. She moves towards him endlessly. But they never actually connect. Maybe he's just dreaming. This song was originally released as a single and is available on the album Modern Art, The Best Of John Foxx. I highly recommend it.

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Echo and the Bunnymen – A Promise Lyrics 15 years ago
Great song. First time I heard it, it reminded me of Joy Division.

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