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In A Manner Of Speaking
Tuxedomoon Lyrics


In a Manner of speaking
I just want to say
That I could never forget the way
You told me everything

By saying nothing
In a manner of speaking
I don't understand
How love in silence becomes reprimand

But the way that i feel about you
Is beyond words
O give me the words
Give me the words

That tell me nothing
O give me the words
Give me the words
That tell me everything

In a manner of speaking
Semantics won't do
In this life that we live we live we only make do
And the way that we feel

Might have to be sacrified
So in a manner of speaking
I just want to say
That just like you I should find a way

To tell you everything
By saying nothing.
O give me the words
Give me the words

That tell me nothing
O give me the words
Give me the words
Give me the words

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: WINSTON TONG

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Helen Wong

In a Manner of speaking
I just want to say
That I could never forget the way
You told me everything

By saying nothing
In a manner of speaking
I don't understand
How love in silence becomes reprimand

But the way that i feel about you
Is beyond words
O give me the words
Give me the words

That tell me nothing
O give me the words
Give me the words
That tell me everything

In a manner of speaking
Semantics won't do
In this life that we live we live we only make do
And the way that we feel

Might have to be sacrified
So in a manner of speaking
I just want to say
That just like you I should find a way

To tell you everything
By saying nothing.
O give me the words
Give me the words

That tell me nothing
O give me the words
Give me the words
Give me the words



Вадим Коробицын

МАНЕРА ГОВОРИТЬ

Если можно так выразиться
Хочу сказать
Что никогда не смогу забыть как
Ты сказала мне все
Не говоря ничего

Если можно так сказать
Я не понимаю
Как любовь в молчании становится выговором
Но то, что я чувствую к тебе
Не подвластно словам

О, скажи мне слова
Скажи мне слова
Что ничего не скажут мне
О, скажи мне слова
Скажи мне слова
Что скажут обо всем мне

С такой манерой говорить
Семантика не нужна
В этой жизни
Обходимся тем что имеем
И то как мы чувствуем
Приходится приносить в жертву

В своей манере
Я просто хочу сказать
Что и мне нужно найти способ
Сказать тебе все
Не говоря ничего

О, скажи мне слова
Скажи мне слова
Что ничего не скажут мне
О, скажи мне слова
Скажи мне слова
Скажи мне слова
Скажи мне слова
Скажи мне слова

Автор перевода — К. Гутветтер



Andrea Diaz

In a Manner of speaking
I just want to say
That I could never forget the way
You told me everything

By saying nothing
In a manner of speaking
I don't understand
How love in silence becomes reprimand

But the way that i feel about you
Is beyond words
O give me the words
Give me the words

That tell me nothing
O give me the words
Give me the words
That tell me everything

In a manner of speaking
Semantics won't do
In this life that we live we live we only make do
And the way that we feel

Might have to be sacrified
So in a manner of speaking
I just want to say
That just like you I should find a way

To tell you everything
By saying nothing.
O give me the words
Give me the words

That tell me nothing
O give me the words
Give me the words
Give me the words



All comments from YouTube:

Jason Zen Tokuda

This song hits me in the feels, as it reminds me of a one in a million woman I once knew. The chemistry and conversations flowed like molting lava serendipitously. Alas, it wasn't meant to be.

Мама Мама

@Jason Zen Tokuda try to find her in social media

Jason Zen Tokuda

​@evil anais It was a co-worker who quit and vanished and moved far away.

Stacey Velasco

I’m curious as well

evil anais

Why wasn't it tho

Ron Buil

molten*

John Spence

Thank you for posting.  The song reminds me of mix tapes from my first and only really true love.  Back then when vinyl ruled the day, it was extremely difficult to find independant label's pressings.  It took trips to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Jamaica to complete my record collection.  It was like a game, "Stump the Record Store owner ?!?" by asking for Tuxedomoon, Residents, Young Marble Giants, Jazz Butcher Conspiracy, Thick Pigeon, Skeleton Crew, etc. Some bands never even released 12 inch LP's, but you had to collect the 7" singles.  Expensive, but the B-sides made it worth it.   I live in Baltimore, MD which has a fairly vibrant art scene, but the musicians usually played DC and NYC, rarely making a pitstop here.  I was lucky in that my father worked for Delta Air Lines, so I could fly for free on an empty seat (Hence my travel and subsequent record collection.)  But even with that, we still treasured mix tapes to gain exposure to new musicians, songs, styles, etc.  We put a lot of effort into the song selection, the playlist, and then the artwork on the cassette labels.  I don't know whether to begrudge the ease with which people can find music online that we worked so hard to obtain, or revel in the ability to listen to, and watch, musicians I have admired and been fans of for decades.  I will choose to be the happy guy....Thank you for posting, so I can relive my past.  And I feel sorry for those who only have the you tube videos, as they miss the liner notes that came with the vinyl.  We used that for the record label, producers, and band member's side projects to discover new artists. It seems the technology does not have that, and the search engine never reccommends the next song I want to hear.  Viva La Vinyl.  And the Buggles had it right......"Video did kill the radio star."  and "artists," who would never get a second listen on the radio, are able to be successful by crafting a video with half-naked men/women, dancers/strippers, cash, guns, and drugs.  Whoops, slipped into grouchy old man.  Thanks again, and enjoy the music everyone.  Off to the next video.

FAST N BULBOUS

@John Spence haha, yh I remember this comment. Thx for the detailed info about them. They're pretty good, yh. Can see why they were liked. JBC like their drink a bit it sounds like. Sorry to read the main guy died recently. Hopefully not drink related like I'd assume it would be. I don't know what to suggest to you other than this one band that hardly anybody knows about called 'Cardiacs'. Maybe you would know them. They are somewhat of a pinnacle of music. The main guy Tim Smith could be described as a modern day Mozart maybe. He unfortunately died quite recently as well. But he been messed up for sometime, if you read about them. Very tragic, major loss. 'Sing To God' hailed as their greatest album, which you have to listen to if you've not, but it's all incredibly composed music, maybe their earlier stuff would be preferable to you. This was the 1st video I saw of theirs. It is definitely one of the best videos on YouTube. They'll blow you away if you've not heard them before. Next level band and music..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5QYijFfOaQ

John Spence

@alleygh0st I put some info below of 2 of my favorite but lesser known bands you may enjoy checking out !! ROCK ON MY FRIEND !!

John Spence

@FAST N BULBOUS Apologies for the delay in responding. Thick Pigeon was a band that featured Stanton Miranda. She released one 12" vinyl LP in the early 80's called "Too crazy cowboys." The music was synth/elctro dancie kinda music, with female lead vocals. I recommend the song Jess & Bart. She's released a newer LP called Miranda Dali, though I haven't heard it. She's from NYC & her first band was with Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth. The 1st album was a Factory Records-Factus/Le Disque de Crepescule release. She also had a few acting bits in well known movies.

The Jazz Butcher aka JBC was a side project of David J. the bassist from Bauhaus. They were an English Pop/alternative/college radio type of band. Pat Fish (RIP) was lead vocals/guitar & alternated with Max Eider on vocals/guitar. Owen Jones played drums & they had many bassists and other musicians. They recorded on Glass records at first, but had many labels and well over a dozen albums. They were very hard to find,but they have a web page & many many videos, including concerts on you tube. Everyone I've told about this band has LOVED them, young & old. They wrote many drinking songs which were my college anthems. Try D.R.I.N.K and Soul Happy Hour for starters. There's also many songs about animals: Love Kittens, Girls Who Keep Goldfish, Penguins, & Ben. I got to meet them and see them @ 3 concerts in 3 cities over 4 days. Here's a link to their website with a pic of me and max & me and Pat. Let me know what you think of them. I love almost their whole catalogue, and there are hundreds of tunes to choose from. Enjoy please !!!

pics - Me & max 1st, Me & pat further down
http://jazzbutcher.com/gigs/2000/May8.html

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