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In 1985
I placed a bet and lied
Losing all that i had
At least with all my heart intact

In 1985
Orwell was proved right
Torville and Dean's bolero
Redundant as a sad Welsh chapel

In 1985, in 1985
So god is dead
Like Nietzsche said
Superstition is all we have left
Circle the wagons we're under attack
We've realised there's no going back
We've realised there's no going back

In 1985
The civil war failed why
Kept hidden like the scars of birth
Nature unable to soften the words

In 1985
My words they came alive
Friends were made for life
Morrissey and Marr gave me choice

In 1985, In 1985
So god is dead
Like Nietzsche said
Only sixteen years of age he said
See all the tears for the walking dead
We've realised there's no going back
We've realised there's no going back

In 1985
I placed a bet and lied
Losing all that i had
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They formed a bit later than 1985. More like 1988. I think Ants is right with the Miners strike link. The civil war that failed?. There is also mention of Torville and Dean, who won Olympic gold in 1984. Not sure what they're trying to say with that but I'm guessing it's a contrast between the two events of the same year.

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I really love this song, it somehow makes me feel nostalgic. It should've been a single!

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I love this song, probably my second favourite off Lifeblood (not only because 1985 was my date of birth!). it just is a great song, looking back to a past time. the smiths were quoted as an influence for the album, and it is good to see them mentioned within the lyrics of the song "Morrissey and Marr gave us choice". Looking forward to hearing other people's interpretation of this song....

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'We've realised there's no going back' makes me think that the Manics are trying saying to all the critics who think everything after the Holy Bible is shite that they're arn't going back to that phase and they it's in their past and they just want to do what they want. i think this song is a perfect opener to Lifeblood too, just a bloody good song... plus it was my birthday too lol same as you matt.

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'We've realised there's no going back' makes me think that the Manics are trying saying to all the critics who think everything after the Holy Bible is shite that they're arn't going back to that phase and they it's in their past and they just want to do what they want. i think this song is a perfect opener to Lifeblood too, just a bloody good song... plus it was my birthday too lol same as you matt.

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'We've realised there's no going back' makes me think that the Manics are trying saying to all the critics who think everything after the Holy Bible is shite that they're arn't going back to that phase and they it's in their past and they just want to do what they want. i think this song is a perfect opener to Lifeblood too, just a bloody good song... plus it was my birthday too lol same as you matt.

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I was born in 1985 too. :) I love the video for this - it's my favorite, so far, out of the others I've seen. I'm not too too crazy about the song itself.. I do prefer their older music, but I'm not saying I don't like this newer stuff as well.

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the kitteness your A Manics fan from America? man that's some crazy shit. You don't hear of them everyday! (i read your profile before you ask how i know lol)

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I was born in 1984. I think I got the better deal!

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yea but you'll die first

Jeez, aren't you charming.

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