Dissidents
Thomas Dolby Lyrics


One more young writer slid away in the night
Over the border he will drown in light
Hold it - wait a minute
I can't read my writing, my own writing!
Like tiny insects in the palm of history
A domino effect in a cloud ofmystery
My writing is an iron fist
In a glove full of vaseline
Dip the fuse in the kerosene
I too become a dissident

Courting disaster we ran in the night
Wings of an angel torn in flight
Check it - verify it
It's all here in writing, down in writing!
At the hands of the press
And in the eyes of the government
I fell from grace
I too became a dissident
Like tiny insects in the palm of history
A domino effect and an early end to this story
My writing is an iron fist in a glove full of vaseline
But dip the fuse in the kerosene
I too become a dissident.

Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: KEVIN ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG, MATTHEW THOMAS ARTHUR SELIGMAN, THOMAS MORGAN DOLBY ROBERTSON

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Comments from YouTube:

Mark Bowen

Side one of this album is one of those perfect "sides" from the LP era. 

Paul R

@Liam Hemmings for me I’ve been listening to it since it came out when I was 19. I never tire of this album. FFS where did all that time go…

Hurr Durr

also love mulu and hyperactive on side B.

Liam Hemmings

Been listening to this album since I was 15. It's a beautiful piece of work.

Sven Jansen

Yea it's hauntingly beautiful. Sounds like a fairy tale.

Carol Cooks

Just love this album. Screen kiss and flat earth are beautiful

Lee Hoven

And hyperactive. :)

steve silverstone

I can't believe that there are only 63 comments, 64 now.
For this album!! This is a brilliant brilliant album, I couldn't stop listening to it for years. One of the best albums from the 80's.

Joseph Letts

According to my Russian girlfriend the Russian is "when a human is born, he is weak and flexible; when he dies- he is strong and callous. when a tree grows, it is tender and flexible, and when it is dry, it dies, it dies."

Sergey Kharitonov

@Tech&Music it's impossible, this cut in Russian is absolutely intentional

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