Tuesday, October 13, 2009

There's Something About You

Level 42's "There's Something About You". I love this song. I loved it as a kid. I love it now. I love to make up lyrics to songs as they play, usually sexual or self deprecating humor, and this song has a great flow to do this. I forgot about the MTV video, but it is as cliche as 80s videos got. Serious looking Brits, bad clothes, rolled up jacket sleeves, bright colors, the weird looking all knowing character played by the lead singer because he needs to always be in the spotlight, the camera zoom out shot, and of course SLOW MOTION.

I found a video of them on a French show that shows how much better American Bandstand was at tricking kids into thinking the song was being played live (where are those guitars plugged into)....



Now
How can it be
That a love
Carved out of caring
Fashioned by fate
Could suffer so hard
From the games
Played once too often
But making mistakes
Is a part
Of lifes imperfections
Born of the years
Is it so wrong
To be human after all

Drawn into the stream
Of undefined illusion
Those diamond dreams
They cant disguise the truth
That there is something about you
Baby so right
I wouldnt be without you
Baby tonight

If ever our love
Was concealed
No one can say that
We didnt feel
A million things
And a perfect dream of life
Gone
Fragile but free
We remain
Tender together
If not so in love
And its not so wrong
Were only human after all

These changing years
They add to your confusion
Oh and you need to hear
The time that told the truth


You know theres something about you
Baby so right
I wouldnt be without you
Baby tonight
Because theres something about you
Baby so right
I couldnt live without you
Baby tonight

Something about you
The way you are so right
I wouldnt be
Without you here tonight
Theres something about you
The way you are so right
I couldnt live
Without you here tonight

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