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Enola Gay
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Lyrics


Enola Gay, you should have stayed at home yesterday
Aha, words can't describe the feeling and the way you lied
These games you play, they're gonna end it more than tears someday
Aha, Enola Gay, it shouldn't ever have to end this way

It's 8:15, and that's the time that it's always been
We got your message on the radio, conditions normal and you're coming home

Enola Gay, is mother proud of little boy today?
Aha, this kiss you give, it's never ever gonna fade away

Enola Gay, it shouldn't ever have to end this way
Aha, Enola Gay, it shouldn't fade in our dreams away
It's 8:15, and that's the time that it's always been
We got your message on the radio, conditions normal and you're coming home

Enola Gay, is mother proud of little boy today?
Aha, this kiss you give, it's never ever gonna fade away

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Written by: Andrew McCluskey

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Enola Gay
You should have stayed at home yesterday
Ah-ha words can't describe
The feeling and the way you lied

These games you play
They're going to end in more than tears some day
Ah-ha Enola Gay
It shouldn't ever have to end this way

It's eight fifteen
And that's the time that it's always been
We got your message on the radio
Conditions normal and you're coming home

Enola Gay
Is mother proud of little boy today
Ah-ha this kiss you give
It's never ever going to fade away

Enola Gay
It shouldn't ever have to end this way
Ah-ha Enola Gay
It shouldn't fade in our dreams away

It's eight fifteen
And that's the time that it's always been
We got your message on the radio
Conditions normal and you're coming home

Enola Gay
Is mother proud of little boy today
Ah-ha this kiss you give
It's never ever going to fade away



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@Raider577 I too think that OMD used these Japanese instruments NOT on purpose, because, as you mentioned, there were few electronic instruments affordable for young musicians except Japanese ones those days. (Still, in this video they’re playing a pricey synth Prophet-5 made in USA.😅) So, it’s certainly just a coincidence.

I also believe that this song expressed not only their anti-war thoughts but also more complicated feelings as British guys. Needless to say, UK is the closest US ally and likewise suffered from WWII. It's no wonder British people had indignation against what the Japanese army did to them (like the movies such as The Bridge on The River Kwai and Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence ). It's quite natural they concluded that Enola Gay’s Little Boy surely saved their sons’ lives which gave birth to the OMD generation.

Even so, OMD expressed their feelings that seem to be a kind of guiltiness and apology. This is the point that I have always been impressed by this song.

And, Yes, I can’t escape from Apple products made in China whether I like how the Chinese government acts or not. I hope the government will change their thought on how to relate with others who criticize their way. I’m afraid that the government would do the same mistake that the Japanese government did in the 1930s. That is what even Chinese people never want.

I have a dream one day all the people on this planet will behave like world citizens. Music and the internet can help it.



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Tony Kirby

in 2021, this song still sends shivers down my back. An epic.

Jonathan Osterman

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Stephen Checksfield

@Tony Kirby absolutely a classic omd track I still have the 7 inch single from 1980 like you rightly said a classic but all omd songs are amazing in my humble opinion

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Shiro Tokuno

As a Japanese guy, I really admire this song's pop but subtly poignant take on Hiroshima attack. Its fusion of pop melody and love-song-like lyrics are the best irony for the atomic bomb

Lekarz Kto

I think the song reflects that the allied countries are not comfortable with dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Red Skies

Hi I recommend an offbeat song called 'Where I Come From' by Robert Nix(it's here on youtube and spotify too)

Elvis Božič

@James Dempsey Probably...
I repeat, I'm deeply sorry for the civilian victims but blame it on fanatic japanese government fighting the loosing battle three months after German capitulation.
Absolutely dumb.

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