Pulp Culture
Thomas Dolby Lyrics


I drove all over Hollywood
Looking at the stars
First I ate my Milky Way
And then I ate my Mars
But sucking on a Galaxy
I noticed something pretty bizarre
There's not a lot of people there,
Just an awful lot of cars, check it out

Stale pulp culture take it away
True pulp culture help to redefine it
Old pulp culture day upon day
Young pulp culture serve to undermine it
Sham pulp culture buried in time
True pulp culture there to be plundered
Same pulp culture year upon year
Hey! pulp culture live to be a hundred

Shake off that thing, you gotten used to it
Here is one you won't want to parlay
In a small round cruel scum brown brat shack dumb world
So squeeze a little tear from your body
Another dozen unchained!

Stale pulp culture take it away
New pulp culture help to undermine it
Old pulp culture day upon day
Young pulp culture serve to redefine it
Sham pulp culture buried in time
True pulp culture there to be plundered
Same pulp culture year upon year
Hey! pulp culture live to be a hundred

If a child ever rose on the wings of a dove
Or the claws of a vulture
Then a man ain't a man when he don't understand
Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah
Pulp culture, pulp culture, pulp culture, pulp culture

Do you really love me girl ?
I think I know but I want to be sure
You tell it to me all night long
Still I want to hear it some more
You tell me in the bathroom babe
And you tell me back in the hall
You tell me on the kitchen table
And up agains the wall, what it is
So check beneath your fingernails
In between your toes
Right between your earlobes darling
That's where culture grows
It's breeding in your short and curlies
Ready to expand
From the heart of Poison City out over televisionland
With a gun

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Comments from YouTube:

Ricktpt1

A vastly underrated album. A bright spot from the '80's.

Tinkaluisa

I remember when I first (belatedly) found out about this album. I was already a Dolby fan, but was living in a small town and had missed out on this one. A music-loving friend told me this was Dolby's best album. I had a music store order it for me on cassette -- this was about 1990 -- and just fell in love with it. I played this song over and over and over! Still love it! Not sure I love this album more than "The Golden Age of Wireless," but hey, having both is proof positive that there are many wonderful things in this world for us to enjoy!

Cockney Red

that bassline is absolutely spot on and sends chills,fantastic.

Tom Giles

I've always loved the bass (Terry Jackson, RIP) on this tune, "Air Head," & "Hot Sauce." So full, crisp & clear.

Bored Af

One of the best songs I've come across all year so far.

Jamie Donoghue

This track is what inspired me to put my guitar on a stand and pick up the bass.Decades ago.

Gary B

Always top of my list of imaginative artists.. He's talented and has a sense of humour..

Jos Stam

I like this album very much!!

Drew werd

Thomas was the funk in my day...hope hes noticed more

Luc Bergeron

No, this is a total homage to Prince. Listen to the groove...how he's saying/singing certain words, particularly after the first chorus ("squeeze a little tear from your body")...

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