Crap Lyrics Of The 1980s (Part Two)

I thought I had unearthed all of the decade’s stinkers in’s extensive first round-up.

But it turns out that we were just scratching the surface. And I feel pretty confident that there will be many more to highlight as the weeks, months and years roll by.

So here we go again with some more logic-defying, ill-conceived, harebrained – and sometimes just plain weird – song lyrics of the 1980s. China Crisis obsessives: look away now…

‘Most of my friends were strangers when I met them.’

BROS: ‘I Quit’

‘Why do you do that poor man thing
Why do you do that poor man
All of my life it’s as sharp as the bigger the punch I’m feeling.’

CHINA CRISIS: ‘Bigger The Punch I’m Feeling’

‘Work in my world
Put up for sale
You buy you me
I buy me you.’

CHINA CRISIS: ‘The Highest High’

‘This wreckage I call me
Would like to frame your voice.’

GARY NUMAN: ‘This Wreckage’

‘We made our love on wasteland
And through the barricades.’

SPANDAU BALLET: ‘Through The Barricades’

‘All we want is our lives to be free
If we can’t be free then we don’t want to be we.’


‘If I was you
If I was you
I wouldn’t treat me the way you do.’

EIGHTH WONDER: ‘I’m Not Scared’

‘Words don’t come easy to me
How can I find a way
To make you see
I love you?’

FR DAVID: ‘Words’

(How about saying the words ‘I love you’?)

‘I’m young and free and single
I just want to mingle with you, lady’

SUNFIRE: ‘Young Free And Single’

‘Can’t complain
Mustn’t grumble
Help yourself to another piece of apple crumble.’

ABC: ‘That Was Then But This Is Now’

‘Hello, hello, hope you’re feeling fine
Hello, hello, hope you’re feeling mine
Hello, hello, hope you’re feeling time.’

NICK HEYWARD: ‘Whistle Down The Wind’

‘A motivated, liquidated nightmare
Like a baby with a laser on a rocking chair.’

IT BITES: ‘Black December’

12 thoughts on “Crap Lyrics Of The 1980s (Part Two)

  1. Sting could fill up a whole blog post single-handedly.

    I will listen hard to your tuition
    And you will see it come to its fruition

    I asked my dog what he thought the best in man
    He said, “The love you dispense to me twice daily from a can.

    Poets, priests, and politicians
    Have words to thank for their positions
    Words that scream for your submission
    And no one’s jammin’ their transmission

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  2. Gems! Jewels of lyrical magnificence! No-one could argue with –
    ‘I’m young and free and single
    I just want to mingle with you, lady’
    Mind you, I always winced at the line from the Spandau Ballet. Does sound painful.

    But the ABC is simply the best.

    Keep working on Part III.

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    • Yeah, the ‘young and free and single’ one is surely one of the worst chat-up lines ever. It might have worked in the States back in the early ’80s but would have prompted a slap in deepest South-West London…
      Agree with you about Spandau. Desperately trying to be profound, but failing.
      I almost didn’t include the ABC one because it’s quite a nice self-mocking, Brit-baiting line, but had to put it in by popular demand…

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