Saturday, 23 January 2016

We've got no future, we've got no past. Here today, built to last



Timeslip moment again...

Thanks to the lovely peeps over at Dangerous Minds, I was made to feel very old.

They reminded me that it is THIRTY YEARS this week - a week when the Westland affair, Space Shuttles, wars in Beirut and Yemen and plans for the Channel Tunnel were in the news; Catchphrase and Lovejoy were on telly; and Jewel of the Nile, The Color Purple and Out of Africa were in our cinemas - since this slice of genius topped the UK charts.

It's Pet Shop Boys and West End Girls!


Sometimes you're better off dead
There's a gun in your hand and it's pointing at your head
You think you're mad, too unstable
kicking in chairs and knocking down tables
in a restaurant in a West End town
Call the police! There's a madman around
Running down underground
to a dive bar in a West End town

In a West End town, a dead end world
the East End boys and West End girls
In a West End town, a dead end world
the East End boys and West End girls
West End girls

Too many shadows, whispering voices
faces on posters, too many choices
If? When? Why? What?
How much have you got?
Have you got it? Do you get it?
If so, how often?
Which do you choose
a hard or soft option?
(How much do you need?)

In a West End town, a dead end world
the East End boys and West End girls
In a West End town, a dead end world
the East End boys and West End girls
West End girls
West End girls

(How much do you need?)

In a West End town, a dead end world
the East End boys and West End girls
A West End town, a dead end world
East End boys, West End girls
West End girls

You got a heart of glass or a heart of stone?
Just you wait 'til I get you home
We've got no future, we've got no past
Here today, built to last
In every city, in every nation
from Lake Geneva to the Finland station
(How far have you been?)

And a West End town, a dead end world
the East End boys and West End girls
A West End town, a dead end world
East End Boys, West End girls
West End girls


[Thirty years! Sobs gently]

4 comments:

  1. They have a new album in April, and four nights at the Opera House, Covent Garden in June. x

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    1. Looking forward to the album. I doubt I'll be going to the Opera House, at their prices. Jx

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  2. All four shows have sold out but tickets went from £25 - £100.

    Talking of sold out, saw Grey Gardens at the Southwark Playhouse - it's all sold out now but superb show, if the show is extended you should go see it, think you'd love it, and the documentary that the show is based on is on youtube x

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    1. It has been well-reviewed, but I hadn't even put it on my list. Must look out for it if it does extend/transfer. Though I doubt Ms Hancock will want a long run... Jx

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