Now the ballroom's empty
Everybody I have known
Has been and gone
With the music over
Here am I
A shadow echoing on
Spin me round

Now there must be something
In what they say of all things
Great and small
There's dozen roses
Lying almost dying
To say all
Spin me round

A nether world dancing toy
I'm wired for sound
Does it matter to me
Who turns the key?
Now if life is for living
Then the way is clear
But I don't understand
Why the dream has ended
Yet I can't wake up
Lend a hand
Spin a round

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Spin Me Round Lyrics as written by Bryan Ferry

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    Roxy Music went through a lot of changes in the 70s, and by 1979, when Spin Me Round was written, there was a kind of emotional exhaustion to the songwriting (hence the reference to Avalon, repeated successful ideas). The music is much sparser than the early albums, and there are not so many instrumental lines playing off each other. Just plaintive sadness in every sound. Ferry might have been wishing for a time gone by. When songs were on turntables, spinning, when life was a glamorous whirl. Jerry Hall had left Ferry. He may have been expressing a longing for a pinnacle that has been reached and could not be recreated, even with spinning...
    ldiomandeon May 25, 2023   Link

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