She was silent, trying to be like the girl who acted on the tv
Always knowing when to say
Wishing for a moment so that they could see

Staring in the night
A picture in my room
And I think that she knew her lines

Break away tonight
I wanna hold your hand
We've got to get it right
We've got to understand

Careful, watching, waiting
As I stood upon the back streets and we start to play
I was screaming louder as the curtains fall between us in a twisted way

Staring in the night
A picture in my room
And I think that she knew her lines

Break away tonight
I wanna hold your hand
We've got to get it right
We've got to understand

Placing all the questions in the minutes of a game we won so long ago
Dangerous and beautiful
The radio transmission that I have to know

You could never run
You could never stay
And I think you belong to me

Break away tonight
I wanna hold your hand
We've got to get it right
We've got to understand

Break away tonight
I wanna hold your hand
We've got to get it right
We've got to understand


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Shout [2006 Remaster] Lyrics as written by Vince Clarke

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    I think it might be about sex.

    "Carefully watching waiting as I Stood upon the back streets and we start to play I was screaming louder as the Curtains fall between us in a twisted way" -Obviously reflecting on a past experience with his girl

    "Staring in the night A picture in my room And I think that she knew her lines" -Looking at a picture of her, under the impression that she knew what to do and what to say when they were going to do it

    "You could never run You could never stay And I think you belong to me" -They must be together then in a relationship of some sort.

    "Placing all the questions in the Minutes of a game we won so long ago" -Marraige?

    "Break away tonight I wanna hold your hand We've got to get it right We've got to understand" -He must want to have sex with her badly, and "understand" what its like to do it right.

    SteamMachineon May 15, 2007   Link

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