Nick Kershaw – Wouldn’t it be good

Nick Kershaw - Wouldn't it be good 1

Ecrite, composée et interprétée par Nik Kershaw, la chanson Wouldn’t It Be Good extraite de l’album Human Racing rencontre à sa sortie un succès immédiat qui propulse le titre dans le top 10 des charts d’un bon paquet de pays dont le Royaume-Uni et la France.

Le titre sort le 21 janvier 1984.

Le clip est signé Storm Thorgerson, un pote photographe de Roger Waters et de Syd Barrett de chez les Pink Floyd, fondateur de Hipgnosis, un collectif de graphistes brittaniques.

Paroles :

I got it bad
You don’t know how bad I got it
You got it easy
You don’t know when you’ve got it goodIt’s getting harder
Just keeping life and soul together
I’m sick of fighting
Even though I know I shouldThe cold is biting
Through each and every nerve and fibre
My broken spirit is frozen to the core
I don’t wanna be here no moreWouldn’t it be good to be in your shoes
Even if it was for just one day?
Wouldn’t it be good if we could wish ourselves away?Wouldn’t it be good to be on your side?
The grass is always greener over there
Wouldn’t it be good if we could live without a care?You must be joking
You don’t know a thing about it
You’ve got no problem
I’d stay right there if I were youI got it harder
You couldn’t dream how hard I got it
Stay out of my shoes
If you know what’s good for youThe heat is stifling
Burning me up from the inside
The sweat is coming through each and every pore
I don’t wanna be here no more
I don’t wanna be here no more
I don’t wanna be here no moreWouldn’t it be good to be in your shoes
Even if it was for just one day?
Wouldn’t it be good if we could wish ourselves away?
Ooh-oohWouldn’t it be good to be on your side?
The grass is always greener over there
Wouldn’t it be good if we could live without a care?I got it bad
You don’t know how bad I got it
You got it easy
You don’t know when you’ve got it good
It’s getting harder
Just keeping life and soul together
I’m sick of fighting
Even though I know I should
I don’t wanna be here no more

Pointer Sisters – Automatic

Pointer Sisters - Automatic 2

Le 13 Janvier 1984, les Pointer Sisters sortent, sur le label « Planet », le second single de leur album « Break Out » sorti en 1983. Le titre, Automatic.

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Paroles :

Look what you’re doing to me
I’m utterly at your whim
All of my defenses downYour camera looks through me
With its X-ray vision
And all systems run agroundAll I can manage to push from my lips
Is a stream of absurdities
Every word I intended to speak
Winds up locked in the circuitry
No way to control it
It’s totally automatic
Whenever you’re around
I’m walking blindfolded
Completely automatic
All of my systems are down
Down, down, down
Automatic (automatic)
Automatic (automatic)
What is this madness
That makes my motor run
And my legs too weak to standI go from sadness
To exhilaration
Like a robot at your commandMy hands perspire and shake like a leaf
Up and down goes my temperature
I summon doctors to get some relief
But they tell me there is no cure
They tell me
No way to control it
It’s totally automatic
Whenever you’re around
I’m walking blindfolded
Completely automatic
All of my systems are down
Down, down, down
Automatic (automatic)
Automatic (automatic)Automatic
Automatic
Automatic
AutomaticLook what you’re doing to me
I’m utterly at your whim
All of my defenses downYour camera looks through me
With its X-ray vision
And all systems run agroundAll I can manage to push from my lips
Is a stream of absurdities
Every word I intended to speak
Winds up locked in the circuitry
No way to control it
It’s totally automatic
Whenever you’re around
I’m walking blindfolded
Completely automatic
All of my systems are down
Down, down, downNo way to control it
It’s totally automatic
Whenever you’re around
I’m walking blindfolded
Completely automatic
All of my systems are down
Down, down, downNo way to control it
It’s totally automatic