THE HUMAN LEAGUE - LYRICS

 

WORD BEFORE LAST, THE

(Marsh/Oakey/Ware)

 

ALBUM VERSION:

"You will notice that very appropriately I'm left-handed"
This man I saw
Was happy then
And then loved
And on TV well
But now he cried
And he cried
And of course he had to want to die
But he watched him
Which made it worse
Of course
Of course
Of course
Of course
You understand
He didn't know
That it was someone else
Who looked the same
A similar voice taken
The clothes changed
But the face retained
Surrounded by
Old imagery
His brain bypassed
The eternal moment laid bare
No time to heal
Continual pain
Continual pain
Continual pain
Continual pain
I spent a bad day yesterday
With a man and a picture of himself
The tape was running and the TV turned
"And described Mrs Thatcher's first three months in power as disastrous"

 

DEMO LYRICS:

I spent a bad day yesterday

With a man and a picture of himself

The tape was running and the TV turned

How different these people were, I learned

This man I saw was happy then

And then loved

And on TV, well

But now he cried and cried

And of course he had to want to die

But he watched him, which made it worse

Of course

Of course

Of course

Of course

You understand he didn't know it was someone else who looked the same

A similar voice taken

The clothes changed, but the face retained

Surrounded by this imagery

His brain bypassed

The eternal moment laid bare

No time to heal

Continual pain

Continual pain

Continual pain

Continual pain

I spent a bad day yesterday

With a man and a picture of himself

The tape was running and the TV turned

How different these people were, I learned