Crap Lyrics Of The 1980s (Part Two)

I thought I had unearthed all of the decade’s stinkers in movingtheriver.com’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’

 

I was walking in the park/Dreaming of a spark’

MARILLION: ‘Lavender’

 

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’

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT: ‘Free’

 

‘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’? Ed.)

 

‘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’

 

Here is my heart/Waiting for you/Here is my soul/I eat at chez nous

YES: ‘Love Will Find A Way’