Favourite Yello lyrics?

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Favourite Yello lyrics?

Postby JJ Naas » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:08 pm

Which are your favourite lyrics? Not being a native English speaker myself I can't really judge, so I ask of all those whose mother tongue is English that how do you experience Dieter's lyrics or spelling?

I like all the spoken lyrics in which Dieter plays these roles of slightly sad geezers, like Random Tox, Lou Norman or the guy in Desire:

"Morning heat
Puts a thin film of sweat on my face
A little man, his eyes half closed
Puts chairs on tables
Admires his work
And collects a quarter from the floor

I head over to Broadway
Where I watch myself
Having a slow breakfast
Trying to impress the barman with a fresh voice
When I ask for the bill"

I just can't help chuckling every time I hear this bit. ;)

BTW, is this supposed to be barman or barmaid, there seems to be different interpretations about this?
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Postby julz » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:14 pm

I prefer more of the romantic side of Yello. Like Capri Calling, I.. I'm in love, Lost Again, Do It, and Call it Love.
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Postby agent926 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:42 am

I'm with Julz, plus i really enjoy "Of Course I'm Lying", another great example of how Dieter can create mini-movies using his words.

Take me in your arms and hold me tight just for tonight
I need no drugs I love your lies
You hide me from the night
You're lying, I'm buying
I'm buying every word
I love your lies
I love your games
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Postby lexus7 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:11 pm

How about "Pocket Universe', especially 'Beyond Mirrors'. Dieter is at his best there
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Postby julz » Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:47 pm

Graeme posted these lyrics on the list. Figure I would repost them here.


Move Dance Be Born

Move Dance Be Born
Move Dance Be Born
Move Dance Be Born
Move Dance Be Born

Living on a dancefloor
I'm a victim of the rhythm
I'm a dervish of the hidden
Gotta shake it
Never fake it
I'm a spinner with a goal
I wanna move, dance, be born

(repeats)

Loose your body
Leave your mind
Somewhere, sometimes
Tonight

Leave your body
Loose your mind
Somewhere, sometimes
Tonight
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Postby Klaxer » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:53 pm

"Of Course I'm Lying"

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