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Smalltown Boy
Bronski Beat Lyrics


To your soul
To your soul
Cry
Cry
Cry

You leave in the morning with everything you own in a little black case
Alone on a platform, the wind and the rain on a sad and lonely face

Mother will never understand why you had to leave
But the answers you seek will never be found at home
The love that you need will never be found at home

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away

Pushed around and kicked around, always a lonely boy
You were the one that they'd talk about around town as they put you down

And as hard as they would try they'd hurt to make you cry
But you never cried to them, just to your soul
No, you never cried to them, just to your soul

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away (crying to your soul)
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away (crying to your soul)
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away (crying to your soul)
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away

Cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry

Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry

You leave in the morning with everything you own in a little black case
Alone on a platform, the wind and the rain on a sad and lonely face

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: James William Somerville, Larry Steinbacheck, Steve Bronski

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To your soul
To your soul
Cry
Cry
Cry

You leave in the morning with everything you own in a little black case
Alone on a platform, the wind and the rain on a sad and lonely face

Mother will never understand why you had to leave
But the answers you seek will never be found at home
The love that you need will never be found at home

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away

Pushed around and kicked around, always a lonely boy
You were the one that they'd talk about around town as they put you down

And as hard as they would try they'd hurt to make you cry
But you never cried to them, just to your soul
No, you never cried to them, just to your soul

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away (crying to your soul)
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away (crying to your soul)
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away (crying to your soul)
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away

Cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry

Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry

You leave in the morning with everything you own in a little black case
Alone on a platform, the wind and the rain on a sad and lonely face

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away



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DEEPROT

an absolute game changer in the development in electronic music! 👍

aga motto

@chlodwig77 Glad you discovered this GREAT song ! It is truly unique synth pop , as someone born in 66 , I was dancing to this in the bars in Ontario (scary ! ) . Good health to your family .

chlodwig77

is not about electronic music I think. Is Jimmie's fantastic voice continuing the great tradition of British counter tenors

aga motto

@M L You are welcome to think so . We at least agree it is a great song . Changing future music in that it acknowledges alternative lifestyles . Not musical direction. I am not an uninformed person like you . By your definition Any instrument hooked up to electronics (guitar , violin , ukele } is electronic music . There is a reason it is called synth pop , because it is not electronic music . Is an organ electronic music ? Ralph and Florien would be upset that synth pop , the next wave wave would be called electronic . Check out Karl Stockhausen who influenced Miles Davis to make On The Corner a much more electronic album in spite of lack of electrical instruments . If you want to call it a sub gendre you are wrong . Repeat after me "I know nothing the computer doesn't tell me" . Oh by the way I am not a Youngblood ,I was born in 66 and have listened to more songs than you will hear in your life (I was a D jay ) Please don't respond as your opinion is mute being a Youngblood .

aga motto

@verapamil07 IT IS NOT ELECTRONIC ! It is a great song ! Ralph and Florien would be disapointed with you . By your logic many compositions played on acoustic instruments plugged into electrical systems could be considered electronic . There is a reason it is called synth pop (because it is not electronic). The arrangement is not electronic , it is dance music . I have been listening to electronic music since 1978 and still am discovering new music ! I danced to this song in bars in the 80's , It was no more electronic than "talking to a stranger by hunters and collectors " Someone has already corrected me on the spelling thanx for bringing it up again . It changed nothing in music except as one responder told me , it acknowledged alternative lifestyle .

aga motto

great song yes . A game changer no There is a reason they call it Synth pop . By your logic and reasoning any song with electricity (foot pedals for guitars , drum machines , acoustic guitars with plug ins , ukeles with plug ins would be all considered electronic ) that is just flawed logic . Electronic music is a genre and you miss the whole point ! WAKE UP

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Bobby Miss The 80s

There is something special about a song that can make you very sad and nostalgic and make your soul want to dance at the same time. ✌

Sergio Fuentes

Exactly…. And rebellious

Jamie Coker

@Jono Edwards Same to you. One love 💕

Jono Edwards

@Jamie Coker Ahahahaha! Jimmy still sounds hot! All the best Jamie!!

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