Thompson Twins, The

“Day After Day” by Thompson Twins.

All songs written and arranged by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe LeewayLyrics by Alannah. © 1984 Arista Records Ltd.

I’m always treading on dangerous ground
And everything seems to be upside down
Are you practicing for judgment day?
Or do you really mean those things you say?

Day after day, night after night
There’s a panic in this heart of mine
Day after day, night after night
I’m looking for something that’s just too hard to find

I’m not the man you wanted me to beHe’s kept alive inside your fantasyBut now the magic me is fading fastLet me remind you of the face behind the mask

Day after day, night after night
There’s a panic in this heart of mine
Day after day, night after night
I’m looking for something that’s just too hard to find

Can’t you see there’s just no promised land, doesn’t happen that way
I hope you’ll try and understand there’s nothing I can do or say

Day after day, night after night
There’s a panic in this heart of mine
Day after day, night after night
I’m looking for something that’s just too hard to find

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“Future Days” by Thompson Twins.

All songs written and arranged by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway. © 1985 Arista Records Ltd.

HERE’S TO FUTURE DAYS (OH FUTURE DAYS)
HERE’S TO FUTURE DAYS (OH OH)

I’m sick and tired of repeating history
Of waving flags that don’t mean much to me
Black versus white, women versus men
The power of the dollar and the price of yen
I’m sick and tired of paying for the sins
Of fathers and the mothers and the pushers and the shovers
But most of all the Lord about us
Who made this stupid mess we’re in

HERE’S TO FUTURE DAYS (OH FUTURE DAYS)
HERE’S TO FUTURE DAYS (OH OH)

We have a vision of a better time
Where we all live in grace and pride
And everyone will have their say
And know they’re part of the future way
We have a dream of heaven on earth
Where we all work together and know our worth
Where joy and laughter and love and affection
Will keep us movin’ in the right direction

HERE’S TO FUTURE DAYS (OH FUTURE DAYS)
HERE’S TO FUTURE DAYS (OH OH)

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“Roll Over” by Thompson Twins.

All songs written and arranged by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway. © 1985 Arista Records Ltd.

Father John and his keep
Preachin’ to the women on the easy street for free
Roll over again (give me drum)
Through the years
Plying his trade
Looking for heaven on a silver plate
Roll over again
If only he knew it didn’t have to be that way
Oh, the promised land
is just another slice of the cake

Round and round,
It’s always round and round we go (round and round we go)
Yeah, where it leads us
Nobody knows (nobody) No, no,
Dance and dance
Why must we dance our lives away (dance our lives away)
How much it bleeds us
No-one can say (say say say say)

Jezebel made her way,
Sliding around on dirty sheets all day
So roll over again (1,2, 3, 4)
She lived for years
With the fear
That real true love might never come her way
Roll over again

If only she knew it didn’t have to be that way
Yeah, if true romance
was just another slice of the cake

Round and round,
It’s always round and round we go (round and round we go)
Yeah, where it leads us
Nobody knows (nobody) No, no,
Dance and dance
Why must we dance our lives away (dance our lives away)
How much it bleeds us
No-one can say (say say say say)

You and me,
Chasing dreams
We can’t see the forest for the trees
We roll over again (yeah)
You and me
Dance so well
Just like John and Jezebel
We roll over again (whoa-oh-oh-oh, let’s dance!)

Round and round,
It’s always round and round we go (round and round we go)
Yeah, where it leads us
Nobody knows (nobody) No, no,
Dance and dance
Why must we dance our lives away (dance our lives away)
How much it bleeds us
No-one can say (say say say say)

No one can say

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“Love Is The Law” by Thompson Twins.

All songs written and arranged by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway. © 1985 Arista Records Ltd.

Have you heard that

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IS THE LAW
DON’T YOU KNOW THAT LOVE IS THE LAW

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IS THE LAW
DON’T YOU KNOW THAT LOVE IS THE LAW

People fighting in the name of freedom
Sometimes I wonder if we really need them
Have you heard the rumor going round
There’s gonna be big changes in this town
And there’ll be no more fighting, no more fuss
You’d better listen to us
Have you heard that

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IS THE LAW
DON’T YOU KNOW THAT LOVE IS THE LAW

Fighting in the name of religion
Another senseless contradiction
So when you feel like getting rough ‘n’ tough
Remember no excuse is good enough
You better start giving more than you take
Or something just might break
Have you heard that

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IS THE LAW
DON’T YOU KNOW THAT LOVE IS THE LAW

Fighting to prevent a war
Why should we do it anymore
I know we can live here side by side
Not just a few in front and most behind
This world is big enough for everyone
C’mon let’s have some fun
Have you heard that

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IS THE LAW
DON’T YOU KNOW THAT LOVE IS THE LAW

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IS THE LAW
DON’T YOU KNOW THAT LOVE IS THE LAW

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“Emperor’s Clothes (Part 1)” by Thompson Twins.

All songs written and arranged by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway. © 1985 Arista Records Ltd.

I feel rain slither down
In a hot desert sky
And when I, when I touch you
I’m left wondering why, why, why
I dream

THERE’S NO HEAVEN ABOVE (THERE’S NO HEAVEN)
THERE’S NO HELL DOWN BELOW (THERE’S NO HELL DOWN BELOW)
JUST INVISIBLE MEN
IN THE EMPEROR’S CLOTHES

I see my dear clown
And she’s draped in silk gowns
And we both, we both laugh
As we tumble down, down, down
You dream

THERE’S NO HEAVEN ABOVE (THERE’S NO HEAVEN)
THERE’S NO HELL DOWN BELOW (THERE’S NO HELL DOWN BELOW)
JUST INVISIBLE MEN
IN THE EMPEROR’S CLOTHES

There is no time for crying
Because the time waltzes by
And we twirl and we touch
And we both know why, why, why
We dream

THERE’S NO HEAVEN ABOVE (THERE’S NO HEAVEN)
THERE’S NO HELL DOWN BELOW (THERE’S NO HELL DOWN BELOW)
JUST INVISIBLE MEN
IN THE EMPEROR’S CLOTHES

THERE’S NO HEAVEN ABOVE (THERE’S NO HEAVEN)
THERE’S NO HELL DOWN BELOW (THERE’S NO HELL DOWN BELOW)
JUST INVISIBLE MEN
IN THE EMPEROR’S CLOTHES

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