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Rip It Up
Orange Juice Lyrics


When I first saw you
Something stirred within me
You were standing sultry in the rain
If I could've held you
I would've held you
Rip it up and start again

Rip it up and start again
Rip it up and start again
I hope to God you're not as dumb as you make out
I hope to God
I hope to God
And I hope to God I'm not as numb as you make out
I hope to God
I hope to God

And when I next saw you
My heart reached out for you
But my arms stuck like glue to my sides
If I could've held you
I would've held you
But I'd choke rather than swallow my pride
Rip it up and start again

Rip it up and start again
Rip it up and start again
I hope to God you're not as dumb as you make out
I hope to God
I hope to God
And I hope to God I'm not as numb as you make out
I hope to God
I hope to God

And there was times I'd take my pen
And feel obliged to start again
I do profess
That there are things in life
That one can't quite express
You know me I'm acting dumb-dumb
You know this scene is very humdrum
And my favourite song's entitled 'boredom'

Rip it up and start again
I said rip it up and start again
I said rip it up and rip it up and rip it up and rip it up and rip it up and start again

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: SCOTT RAYMOND GREENAWAY, TRAVIS WILLIAM COLLINS

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Mathias Freitas

When I first saw you
Something stirred within me
You were standing sultry in the rain
If I could've held you
I would've held you
Rip it up and start again

Rip it up and start again
Rip it up and start again
I hope to God you're not as dumb as you make out
I hope to God
I hope to God
And I hope to God I'm not as numb as you make out
I hope to God
I hope to God

And when I next saw you
My heart reached out for you
My arms stuck like glue to my sides
If I could've held you
I would've held you
But I'd choke rather than swallow my pride
Rip it up and start again
Rip it up and start again
Rip it up and start again
I hope to God you're not as dumb as you make out
I hope to God
I hope to God
And I hope to God I'm not as numb as you make out
I hope to God
I hope to God

And there were times I'd take my pen
And feel obliged to start again
I do profess
That there are things in life
That one can't quite express
You know me, I'm acting dumb-dumb
You know this scene is very humdrum
And my favorite song's entitled "Boredom"

Rip it up and start again
I said rip it up and start again
I said rip it up and rip it up and rip it up and rip it up
Rip it up and start again



All comments from YouTube:

Hayley Wainwright

This is the first single I ever bought. Still sounds fantastic. God the 80's were awesome 👌

Richard Clutton

"I hope to god you're not as dumb as you make out"
What a line. Just a fucking great song.

Christine Chin

“And I hope to God I’m not as numb as you make out.”

Larry Dunning

That's the stand out line for me too

Y Robeson

This is the first ever record featuring the Roland TB-303 (the bass synthesiser that became a foundation for acid house music) to enter the UK charts. Feel free to use this information to impress your friends and others, who are into music.

michael mata

@Y Robeson Oh, my bad. You’re absolutely right: “planet rock” pales in comparison to the smash hit “rip it up” by the fucking household-name band Orange Juice. Good call. But just to be clear, the commenter said “first to enter the UK charts.”

Y Robeson

@michael mata lol Planet Rock (awesome record) reached a peak of number 53 in the UK - not a "pretty big hit", sorry.

michael mata

And you would be incorrect. “Planet Rock” came out in 1982. I’m assuming that record charted; it was a pretty big hit, even before it became legendary. It featured the TR 808 and TB 303 underneath the prominent Kraftwerk sample. My nerd mojo is greater than yours.

Wabble

But what makes the water-drop/horse hoofs sounds in the intro that are louder than the TB-303?

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S J

Some damn fine bands came out of Scotland in the 80's Orange Juice, Big Country, Altered Images, Texas just to name a few, brilliant.

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