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Election Day
Arcadia Lyrics


Wild kind of look to the day,
Opening eyes impale neon flickers
She moon she turning away,
The city's her slave but he's cheating his mistress

She's moody and grey,
She's mean and she's restless (so restless)
All over you as they say
Rumours or rivals yell at the strike force

Hi guys, by the way, are you aware you're being illegal
It's making your savior behaviour look evil
Excuse my timing but say,
How d'you fit in with this flim, flam and Judy

Maximum big surprise your smile is something new
I pull my shirt off and pray,
We're sacred and bound to suffer the heatwave
Pull my shirt off and pray we're coming up on re-election day

Don't even try to induce,
In all my restrain there's no hesitation
All the signs on the loose
Cause sanity's rare this end of the hard day

(Yeah)

Shadows are crawling out of the subway
Any way that you choose in every direction just to confuse me

Maximum big surprise she knows something new
I pull my shirt off and pray,
I'm saving myself to suffer the heatwave
Pull my shirt off and pray, we're coming up on re-election day

By roads and backways a lover's chance down a wind
Cut open murmurs and sounds be calm hands on skin
Carry further oh...entangled strands all sing
Saving some time to slip away we could dance oh..

Shouldn't be asking wild and scheming
Could be my election day

Stretching my back down the way
To your invitation stretching my body
Use your intuitive play
Cause maybe we have more play time than money

Maximum big surprise you know something new
I pull my shirt off and pray,
We're sacred and bound to suffer this heatwave
Pull my shirt off and pray we're coming up on re-election day

Re-election day

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: NICK RHODES, ROGER ANDREW TAYLOR, SIMON LE BON

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Robbie Reilly Esq.

Think about this: The 60s were an era of hard rock bands (mostly) singing about peace, love and getting stoned.

The 70s leaned toward soft rock with singer songwriters and album rock singing about peace, love and getting laid.

In the beginning of the 80s, the 2nd British invasion and MTV happened all at once. It was an explosion of creative sounds and images, with most of it coming from the UK and Australia, with origins in Punk and Club Romantics. It was called The New Wave. This was a whole new look, new sound, electronica and synth based pop music. Most of all, it was fun. A lot of fun. Everyone was having fun, including the musicians in their own videos. Even the sad songs were fun or funny in some way.

By the end of the 80s, radio and MTV was not regarding it as the 'popular music' anymore because the 90s were here and so was Grunge, a new and rough West Coast garageband sound and a newcomer: Rap. Gone was the soft edges and smooth sounds. Gone was the synth. Gone was the makeup and movie set lighting and smoke machines. Gone was the fun.

Music now had to be 'edgy'... and angry.

2000s gave us more of this, a lot more. Music got very redundant in terms of composition, lyrics and studio production. While the 80s were filled with a variety and range never before seen in popular music, the 2000s were filled to the brim with less. Less variety, less chances taken, less interesting music. Sure, there were small moments of great songs and future classics. But it was not like the 60s, 70s, 80s, where 90% of what you heard on the radio (or watched on Midnight Special, MTV, Friday Night Videos, etc) you liked. Now, it was reversed. Only 10% of what you heard you liked. The rest, you could take it or leave it. Many left it.

Now, 20 years later, Hip Hop is STILL the popular music, yet most people I know don't listen to it....at all. Most musicians I know don't like it, yet like every other genre from classical to country, from disco to acid rock, from cool jazz to standards. But no Hip Hop. Don't like it. Yet, it's been on top for longer than any other genre. It's influenced advertising, clothing, language, culture and shows no signs of going anywhere. When Sinatra was the king of cool, people didn't dress like him, nor did they dress like Nat Cole or Miles Davis or Sting or Simon Le Bon. Yet, today, most youth dress in Hip Hop influenced styles. And not just youth.

Hip Hop has permeated popular culture like nothing else has. Not books, not movies, not other genres of music. One has to ask why this is.



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Wild kind of look to the day,
Opening eyes impale neon flickers
She moon she turning away,
The city's her slave but he's cheating his mistress
She's moody and grey,
She's mean and she's restless (so restless)
All over you as they say
Rumours or rivals yell at the strike force
Hi guys, by the way, are you aware you're being illegal
It's making your savior behaviour look evil
Excuse my timing but say,
How d'you fit in with this flim, flam and Judy
Maximum big surprise your smile is something new
I pull my shirt off and pray,
We're sacred and bound to suffer the heatwave
Pull my shirt off and pray we're coming up on re-election day
Don't even try to induce,
In all my restrain there's no hesitation
All the signs on the loose
Cause sanity's rare this end of the hard day
Shadows are crawling out of the subway
Any way that you choose in every direction just to confuse me
Maximum big surprise she knows something new
I pull my shirt off and pray,
I'm saving myself to suffer the heatwave
Pull my shirt off and pray, we're coming up on re-election day
By roads and backways a lover's chance down a wind
Cut open murmurs and sounds be calm hands on skin
Carry further oh...entangled strands all sing
Saving some time to slip away we could dance oh..
Shouldn't be asking wild and scheming
Could be my election day
Stretching my back down the way
To your invitation stretching my body
Use your intuitive play
Cause maybe we have more play time than money
Maximum big surprise you know something new
I pull my shirt off and pray,
We're sacred and bound to suffer this heatwave
Pull my shirt off and pray we're coming up on re-election day
Re-election day
Songwriters: Nick Rhodes / Roger Andrew Taylor / Simon Le Bon
Election Day lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Artist: Arcadia
Album: So Red the Rose
Released: 1985
Genres: New wave/post-punk, Rock



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MusicianOnAMission

I don't know what Simon and Nick are running for, but they've got my vote......

Margarito Arriaga

So do I.

adripenelope

Mine too ❤️❤️❤️❤️

usa firefly

Image -- mass media -- that is your most power 'friend' and 'foe' that's what I'm seeing in this video -- image

Derek Manning

God forbid if Biden / Harris wins. Biden will step down due to health issues within a couple months after being president, and then Harris will become the president, that is the Democratic game plan

Derek Manning

@Jane Irvan no Trump/Pence all the way

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Kris Rhood

I wanted to hear this because I voted today!

Ralph Jackson

Election/re-election. Well,I guess we know how that turned out.

Big Sonny

Me too!

Nasir Rasul

This song should be played at all American polling stations today happy election day November 3

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