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Temptation
Heaven 17 Lyrics


I've never been closer
I've tried to understand
That certain feeling
Carved by another's hand

But it's too late to hesitate
We can't keep on living like this
Leave no track
Don't look back

(All I desire)
Temptation
(Keep climbing higher and higher)
Temptation
(Adorable creatures)
Temptation
(With unacceptable features)
Temptation
(Trouble is coming)
Temptation
(It's just the high cost of loving)
Temptation
(You can take it or leave it)
Temptation
(But you'd better believe it)

You've got to make me an offer
That cannot be ignored
So let's head for home now
Everything I have is yours
Step by step and day by day
Every second counts I can't break away
Leave no trace
Hide your face

(All I desire)
Temptation
(Keep climbing higher and higher)
Temptation
(You can take it or leave it)
Temptation
(But you'd better believe it)

Step by step and day by day
Every second counts I can't break away
Keep us from temptation
Keep us from temptation
Keep us from temptation
Lead us not into temptation

(All I desire)
Temptation
(Keep climbing higher and higher)
Temptation
(Adorable creatures)
Temptation
(With unacceptable features)
Temptation
(Trouble is coming)
Temptation
(It's just the high cost of loving)
Temptation
(You can take it or leave it)
Temptation
(But you'd better believe it)

You've got to make me an offer
That cannot be ignored
So let's head for home now
Everything I have is yours
Step by step and day by day
Every second counts I can't break away
Leave no trace
Hide your face

(Trying to find it)
Temptation
(You've got to get up behind me)
Temptation
(Put your dime in the hot slot)
Temptation
(But it's a million to one shot)
Temptation
(You think that you're right now)
Temptation
(You're going to fake it tonight now)
Temptation
(Give me a breakdown)
Temptation
(Because it's time for a shakedown)

(Temptation)
It's just temptation

(Temptation)

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BILLY JOEL

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sauquoit13456

On this day in 1983 {May 15th} "Temptation" by Heaven 17 peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on the United Kingdom's Official Top 100 Singles* chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "True" by Spandau Ballet...
"Temptation" reached #3 in Ireland and #11 in Germany...
Between 1981 and 1998 the Sheffield, England band had eighteen records on the U.K. Singles chart, three made the Top 10 with the above "Temptation" being their biggest hit...
Besides "Temptation", their other two Top 10 records were "Come Live With Me" {#5 in 1983} and a re-mix of "Temptation" with Brothers In Rhythm {#4 in 1992}...
* And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the U.K. Singles' Top 10 on May 15th, 1983:
At #3. "Candy Girl" by New Edition
#4. "Dancing Tight" by "Galaxy featuring Phil Fear
#5. "Can't Get Used To Losing You" by The Beat
#6. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" by The Human League
#7. "Our Lips Are Sealed" by The Fun Three
#8. "Pale Shelter" by Tears For Fears
#9. "Words" by F. R. David
#10. "Blind Vision" by Blancmange



All comments from YouTube:

MrJuly1990ish

Damn this woman singing with this band is beautiful and sexy as hell!

G

@KreemieNewgatt so the singer doesn't get the credit, just a topless model??

KreemieNewgatt

They're different people. The singer is Carol Kenyon, but the woman in the video is Gillian de Terville (who also did some nude modeling, should anyone be inclined to search for it)

Nature's Finest

@truemansparks oh ok

truemansparks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWwtMrDX2o8

truemansparks

@Nature's Finest The original Heaven 17 video, directed by Steve Barron showed the band dressed in black, in drab, grey surroundings in a style of German Expressionism and had segments of what looks like an abstract office interview of some kind between vocalists Glenn Gregory and a Carol Kenyon lookalike interspersed throughout. Kenyon herself does not appear in the video, due to a disagreement over appearance money.[4] . This is the same woman that appears on this very video she is called Gillian De terville a well known model watch her here on this official video that is mentioned above.

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Rich Williams

Man, they just don't write music like this anymore. Pop music today has lost its nerve.

butuoyo

Yeah they do, I don't remember this unless it was played at midnight

N P

Yep. Then again you needed a monumental amount of nerve to put this dumpsterfire of a track out for people.

Mew Aurora

Woah, totally just found out that Cradle of Filth didn't make this song... This is the first time hearing this version 🤯

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