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Sunday Song Lyric:

Some found last week's song lyric "dreary, depressing, [and] disgusting" (or at least one commenter did). For a contrast, this week I settled on something quite different. At the other end of the emotional spectrum from Metallica are alt-pop bands like the Lightning Seeds, Ian Broudie's somewhat-solo project that produced unalterably happy and infectuous — if not positively saccharine (albeit sometimes ironic) — ditties like "Pure." So, for those who find Metallica to be too much of a downer, here are some lyrics of a different sort.

Night time slows, raindrops splash rainbows
Perhaps someone you know, could sparkle and shine
As daydreams slide to colour from shadow
Picture the moonglow, that dazzles my eyes
And I love you

Just lying smiling in the dark
Shooting stars around your heart
Dreams come bouncing in your head
Pure and simple everytime
Now you're crying in your sleep
I wish you'd never learnt to weep
Don't sell the dreams you should be keeping
Pure and simple everytime

Dreams of sights, of sleigh rides in seasons
Where feelings not reasons, can make you decide
As leaves pour down, splash autumn on gardens
As colder nights harden, their moonlit delights
And I love you

Just lying smiling in the dark
Shooting stars around your heart
Dreams come bouncing in your head
Pure and simple everytime
Now you're crying in your sleep
I wish you'd never learnt to weep
Don't sell the dreams you should be keeping
Pure and simple everytime

Look at me with starry eyes
Push me up to starry skies
There's stardust in my head
Pure and simple everytime
Fresh and deep as oceans new
Shiver at the sight of you
I'll sing a softer tune
Pure and simple over you

If love's the truth then look no lies
And let me swin around your eyes
I've found a place I'll never leave
Shut my mouth and just believe
Love is the truth I realize
Not a stream of pretty lies
To use us up and waste our time

Lying smiling in the dark
Shooting stars around your heart
Dreams come bouncing in your head
Pure and simple everytime
Now you're crying in your sleep
I wish you'd never learnt to weep
Don't sell the dreams you should be keeping
Pure and simple everytime

Look at me with starry eyes
Push me up to starry skies
There's stardust in my head
Pure and simple everytime
Fresh and deep as oceans new
Shiver at the sight of you
I'll sing a softer tune
Pure and simple over you
Pure and simple just for you
The "Pure" video is available here.
Lev:
One of the papers yesterday, a UK one I think, had a story about how the geriatric "rockers" have teleprompters for when they forget lyrics etc. and require medical support stuff to be on hand at their concerts for them. Metallic requires something like four fully charged oxygen tanks.
9.3.2006 11:11pm
John Armstrong (mail):
Ooooh, I remember loving this way back inna day.. A couple year ago one of the DJs at the club I'd go to in DC started playing it and burned me a mix of this and others like it, which is now in heavy rotation on my iPod. More! More!
9.3.2006 11:22pm
liberty (mail) (www):
I love that song! The 80s was all about Pure and Simple.
9.4.2006 12:44am
Mickey Colayco (mail):
Great selection for the Sunday lyrics feature. Now if you could include either "The First Picture of You" or "German Girl" by The Lotus Eaters . . .
9.4.2006 2:21am
Speedwell (mail):
The 80s was all about Pure and Simple.

Sorry I didn't post earlier, but I had to go to the infirmary to be treated for irony overdose.
9.5.2006 11:35am
Some Guy (mail):
Please stop with the songs. Really.
9.5.2006 3:07pm