Saturday, 28 July 2018

In my world of fantasy

The power of Petunias

We had a very pleasant day today en famille, as Mother came to visit Dolores Delargo Towers #4 for the first time. Despite the hurricane force winds that are currently battering our bit of North London, we managed to spend quite a bit of it in the extensive gardens (of course!) - and I think she was impressed.

However, just in time for the start of my fortnight's break, we're looking at grey cloud, possible rain and drizzle and considerably cooler temperatures for the next few days at least, so I think we'll need some cheering up on that score...

I reckon a little Nouvelle Vague is in order!


But, dear reader, should anyone be wondering "that song sounds familiar; I wonder who sang the original?" - have no fear! Here it is:

Let's dance little stranger
Show me secret sins
Love can be like bondage
Seduce me once again

Burning like an angel
Who has heaven in reprieve
Burning like the voodoo man
With devils on his sleeve

Won't you dance with me
In my world of fantasy?
Won't you dance with me?
Ritual fertility.

Like an apparition
You don't seem real at all
Like a premonition
Of curses on my soul

The way I want to love you
Well it could be against the law
I've seen you in a thousand minds
You've made the angels fall

Won't you dance with me
In my world of fantasy?
Won't you dance with me?
Ritual fertility.

Oh come on little stranger
There's only one last dance
Soon the music's over
Let's give it one more chance.

Won't you dance with me
In my world of fantasy?
Won't you dance with me?
Ritual fertility.

Take a chance with me
In my world of fantasy.
Won't you dance with me?
Ritual fertility.



  1. I hope the gusts don't marmalise your petunias!

    Nouvelle Vague's "Dance with me" was lovely - the Lords of the New Church original reminds me of Twisted Sister from Flight of the Navigator fame.
    Also, I'm vaguely (see what I did there?) repulsed to learn that LotNC original drummer was named Rat Scabies. How delightful.

    1. Lords of the New Church was formed out of the "leftovers" from other bands - Mr Scabies was a founder member of The Damned, but only played with LotNC briefly. By the way, the band in that clip from one-of-those-cheesy-80s-films-I-thankfully-missed was Blancmange, not Twisted Sister (despite the fact she mentions going to their concert). Much classier. Jx

    2. Well, one learns something new everyday! Thank you, Jon. I always thought that scene was a little weird in that Twisted Sister is mentioned but the telly clip isn't really acknowledged. My interpretation was well off - and I've watched that film dozens of times (one of my favourites - Cheese and all!)


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