D2D2

And now they're trying to take my life away
Forever young I cannot stay

Tonight's the night when I go to all the parties down my street
I wash my hair and I kid myself I look real smooth
Make no discussion now, Make no bad dreams now
Make no reason now, Make no excuses now
A change of speed, a change of style
A change of scene, with no regrets
A chance to watch, admire the distance
Still occupied, though you forget
Just looking for a new direction, In an old familiar way
The forming of a new connection, To study or to play
With twenty years of drugs and drink
I thought the time had come to think
While cruising through the ionosphere, I saw these alien beings
Everywhere I went up there, they were shakin' their alien things
Fab Five Freddie told me everybody's fly, DJ's spinning I said my, my
Flash is fast, Flash is cool, Francois sais pas, Flashe no deux
Go wild, go wild, go wild in the country
Where snakes in the grass are absolutely fre
We're pinheads now, We are not whole
We're pinheads all, Jocko homo

Here comes the daylight, here comes my job
Uptown in the penthouse or downtown with the mob
Here comes the night time, here comes my role
Goodbye to the pavement, hello to my soul

So let's sink another drink, 'Cause it'll give me time to think
If I had the chance, I'd ask the world to dance
Maybe these luxuries can only compensate
For all the cards you were dealt at the hands of fate
Your words would go in one ear and out the other side
Don't say my head was empty and I had things to hide
The situation gets rough, and I start to panic
It's not enough, it's just a habit
Can you hear them, They talk about us
Telling lies, Well, that's no surprise
Can you see them, See right through them
They have no shield, No secrets to reveal
Emotion is a virtue, For you it is the ole fatal flaw
Sitting on your throne, Drinking and thinking
I'm standing in front of this girl
I'm under a flourescent light
I've had a few beers inside me
I feel like a giant tonight

Here comes the daylight, here comes my job
Uptown in the penthouse or downtown with the mob
Here comes the night time, here comes my role
Goodbye to the pavement, hello to my soul

When I'm with you baby, I go out of my head
All the things you do to me, And everything you said
And firey demons all dance when you walk through that door
Don't say you're easy on me you're about as easy as a nuclear war
You've got me turning up and turning down
And turning in and turning 'round
Isn't it nice, Sugar and spice
Luring disco dollies, To a life of vice
I could make a film, And make you my star
You'd be a natural, The way you are
I wanna go to cool places with you
I wanna take you cool places tonite
I wanna go where nobody's a fool
And no one says uh, "hey girl, need a light?"
Were walking hand in hand in hand
They used to talk about the weather
Making plans together
Days would last forever

Here comes the daylight, here comes my job
Uptown in the penthouse or downtown with the mob
Here comes the night time, here comes my role
Goodbye to the pavement, hello to my soul

It's not the make-up
And it's not the way that you dance
It's not the evening sky
It's more the way your eyes
Are laughing as they glance
Across the great divide
All their favorite rags are worn
And other kinds of uniform
Kitty, you're really free like individuality
You are what you want to be
But that's the way that it goes
And it's what nobody knows
Well every day my confusion grows
Cause I gonna make you see, There's nobody else here, No one like me
And I should never have tried, And I missed you tonight
It must be time to leave, You see it meant everything to me
And if a double-decker bus, Crashes into us
To die by your side, Is such a heavenly way to die
If this world makes you crazy, And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up, Because you know I'll be there

Here comes the daylight, here comes my job
Uptown in the penthouse or downtown with the mob
Here comes the night time, here comes my role
Goodbye to the pavement, hello to my soul

I heard you on my wireless back in '52

You go, go, go, go
I go, go, go, go

Don't you ever, don't you ever
Stop being dandy, showing me you're handsome

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do
Do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do

D2D2 footnotes

  1. The Alarm, 68 Guns
  2. Joe Jackson, Is She Really Going Out With Him?
  3. Echo & the Bunnymen, It Was A Pleasure
  4. Joy Division, New Dawn Fades
  5. Human League, (Keep Feeling) Fascination
  6. Adam Ant, Antrap
  7. B-52's, Cosmic Thing
  8. Blondie, Rapture
  9. Bow Wow Wow, Go Wild in the Country
  10. Devo, Jocko Homo
  11. Heaven 17, Penthouse and Pavement
  12. Billy Idol, Dancing With Myself
  13. ABC, How To Be A Millionaire
  14. Men At Work, Settle Down My Boy
  15. Violent Femmes, Kiss Off
  16. Go-Gos, Our Lips Are Sealed
  17. The Bangles, Hero Takes A Fall
  18. XTC, Meccanic Dancing
  19. Depeche Mode, Just Can't Get Enough
  20. Duran Duran, Is There Something I Should Know?
  21. Vapors, Turning Japanese
  22. Soft Cell, Sex Dwarf
  23. Sparks, Cool Places
  24. Erasure, Chains of Love
  25. A Flock of Seagulls, Wishing
  26. Psychedelic Furs, Pretty in Pink
  27. New Order, Bizarre Love Triangle
  28. Pretenders, Brass in Pocket
  29. Gary Numan, Are Friends Electric
  30. Smiths, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
  31. Cyndi Lauper, True Colors
  32. Buggles, Video Killed the Radio Star
  33. Cyndi Lauper, Echo
  34. Adam Ant, Prince Charming
  35. Suzanne Vega, Tom's Diner