The Eighties Club
The Politics and Pop Culture of the 1980s
The Lyrics Bank
Broadcast
Cutting Crew
1987, Virgin Records

Nick Van Eede (lead singer), Kevin Macmichael (guitar), Martin Beedle (drums), Colin Farley (bass)


"Any Colour"
[Macmichael/Eede]

I dream, dream of a lonely girl
Who sleeps, lost in her lonely world
Any sunset I'd give to you
Any colour that you like, all for you

She wakes, wrapped in her naked room
The air filled with a sweet perfume
Any rainbow I'd save for you
Any colour that you like, all for you

I've waited, waited so long for you
To show my true colours come shining through

I dream, dream of a distant girl
Who sleeps, lost in a lonely world
In a diamond, I'll shine for you
Any colour that you like, all for you


"One For The Mockingbird"
[Eede]

I have learnt through all my past mistakes
Not to let the hurdles sap my energy
Time will tell and time is all it takes
You won't see the bastards knock the running out of me

And the band, they played one more song
One for the mockingbird, they played one more song
All the tears, they fell one by one
All for the mockingbird, they fell one by one

Don't be fooled by those who feed you words
They just twist and tighten up the tourniquet
But the sweetest song of all the mockingbirds
Couldn't hope to match one note of any song we played

And the band, they played one more song
One for the mockingbird, they played one more song
All the dreams, they broke one by one
All for the mockingbird, they broke one by one

What are you hiding from?
Why do you lock the door?
Open up the door!

And the band, they played ...

I have learnt, time will tell, years will pass, tears will fall
Don't be fooled, fed by words, their sweet songs
Mockingbirds


"I've Been In Love Before"
[Eede]

Catch my breath, close my eyes
Don't believe a word
Things she said, overheard
Something wrong inside
Once you won't admit it, then you know you're in it

I've been in love before
I've been in love before
The hardest part is when you're in it
I've been in love before
I've been in love before

Just one touch, just one look
A dangerous dance
One small word can make you feel
Like running away
You can't say you're in it, no, until you reach the limit

I've been in love ...


"Life In A Dangerous Time"
[Eede]

Put it down to the fighting
Put it down to the fools who play in the game
I'm picking up second sight
I'm picking up tired ways

But you better believe it
Oh you better believe before it's too late
I'm feeling like letting go
Of living in a dangerous time

It must've been lonely, it must've been cold
It must've been something
Life in a dangerous time
Is there life in a dangerous time?

Coming out of the shadows
Coming out of the darkness into the light
It's bright enough to show the way
Enough to face another day

It's a curious feeling
It's a feeling of reaching up to the sky
I'll never think of letting go
Of living in a dangerous time

It must've been lonely ...

"Fear Of Falling"
[Macmichael/Eede]

Midnight, feels like it's shining on me
Moonlight, taxis roll in from the sea
Shots in the dark, slaves to the big city beat

Heroes, toasted and sent to the wall
Zeros, bleed you and laugh in your face
My kind of town is anywhere else but this place
But who can walk on water?

I can help this fear of falling
I can help this fear of letting go
I can help this fear of falling
I can help this fear of letting go

Hold on, check out and check out the fools
Don't you, forget the, the golden rule
Don't let them win
Start making plans of your own
'Cause you can get what you wanted

I can help ...


"(I Just) Died In Your Arms"
[Eede]

Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must have been something you said
I just died in your arms tonight

I keep looking for something I can't get
Broken hearts lie all around me
And I don't see an easy way to get out of this
Her diary sits on the bedside table
The curtains are closed, the cats in the cradle
Who would've thought that a boy like me could come to this

Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been something you said
I just died in your arms tonight

Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been some kind of kiss
I should've walked away

Is there any just cause for feeling like this?
On the surface I'm a name on a list
I try to be discreet, but then blow it again
I've lost and found, it's my final mistake
She's loving by proxy, no give and all take
'Cause I've been thrilled to fantasy one too many times

Oh I, I just died in your arms ...

It was a long hot night
She made it easy, she made it feel right
But now it's over, the moment has gone
I followed my hands not my head, I know I was wrong

Oh I, I just died in your arms ...


"Don't Look Back"
[Eede/Macmichael]

I never knew what it meant to me
'Til someone just took the best of me
It it's some kind of conspiracy
Then no one gets to the rest of me

I'm turning over leaves, I'm holding up my head
I'm healing over hurt and learning to forget

Don't look back, let it fade and let it go
Don't look back, let it fade and let it go

You make your way in a crazy world
Get all mixed up by a crazy girl
When all you want is some honesty
But then all she gives you is sympathy

I'm opening new doors, I'm clearing out the shelf
I'm loosening my act and laughing to myself

Don't look back ...

Don't be afraid of the choices you've made
Don't try not to give any quarter
There's no more to say
I'm walking away and I'll never look back

Don't look back ...


"Sahara"
[Eede/Boorer]

Don't let love let you down
It's been fine up to now
Sahara, I just walked into your world
Sahara, don't walk out on me now

Don't let time tie you down
It's been fine up to now
Sahara, trhere is life in the desert
Sahara, let the sands run away

But in my heart and in my head
I know that she'll wait for me
Sahara brings me down
She will take up all your time
Then she'll laugh and cut you down
Do you still hold a light for ... for me?

Don't let fires burn too low
Wild-eyed winds they still blow
Sahara, I just walked into your world
Sahara, don't walk out on me now

But in my heart ...


"It Shouldn't Take Too Long"
[Eede/Macmichael/Beedle/Farley/Norman]

Too many times have I told you, feel your way
If it's a question of answers, then have your say
Don't go giving me reasons, we all have a price
And in that moment of indecision, you'll never understand why

It shouldn't take too long, to set the thing moving
It shouldn't take too long, so long as you believe it
It shouldn't take too long (to get what you want)

Forget the popular notion, lead the way
You've never known what you wanted until today
Through fire and water you, you can survive
To make the most of the situation, you have to understand why

It shouldn't take too long ...

When I was a boy in the summer rain
Every hour seemed days to me

It shouldn't take too long ...


"Broadcast"
[Eede/Townsend]

Believe me when I say to you
That every word is true
That a change is going to come
You can hear it in the broadcast on your radio

Why are you running, was it something that somebody said?
What are you hiding from, are the voices alone in your head?
I can make it look natural 'cause the more that you see
It's the less that you know, it's the more that you give

Believe me when they call for you
As you cry out in the night
These four suspicious riders have been circling the borders of your bungalow
But how they ever got to you
I swear I'll never know
Was it just the laws of nature that's been causing all the voices on your telephone?

Why are you running ...

Believe me and I'll pray for you
(We'll give you what you wanted)
With all my fickle heart
I could sell you hallelujahs recorded on a chrome cassette in stereo
So come and make your home with me
It really isn't far
I'll fly down to California and become a Christian solider on my late, late show

Why are you running ...