With Sympathy


Album Name: With Sympathy
Produced By: Ian Taylor & Vince Ely
Release Date: 1983
Record Label: Arista - ARCD 8016


  1. Effigy (I'm Not An)
  2. Revenge
  3. I Wanted To Tell Her
  4. Work For Love
  5. Here We Go
  6. What He Say
  7. Say You're Sorry
  8. Should've Known Better
  9. She's Got A Cause


Effigy (I'm Not An)

you are the only person i know
but i take you round to people who are on the go
well you took me to a picture show

and what's the first thing i see 
but them burning pictures of my head to toe, hey!
i'm not an effigy, no, no!

i asked you if you would be mad
if i packed my things and moved away to faraway land
well i packed my things and i moved to this place
and what's the first thing i see
but them burning pictures of me in my face, hey!

i'm not an effigy, no, no!

well i moved back from this faraway land
walked right into a room with me mum and me dad
well i saw my picture hanging on the wall
they tried to rip it and burn it
but it just withstood it all and i said hey!

i'm not an effigy

i'm not angry
i'm not an effigy... hey!

well walking around this stinking town
i look up at the buildings and they get me down
well i look to my left and then i look to my right
and then i realize they've been striking at me
since the middle of last night, hey!

i'm not an effigy


Revenge

you pushed me off the 13th floor
you watched as my head hit the floor
you watched as i rolled round and round
you watched as i came tumbling down
you watched as i rolled down the stairs

you never wished me - fare thee well!
you watched as i got on my feet
i ran towards her and she started to plead, no!

ain't got time for what you feel

you did it again
you did it again
you did it again and again and again, ho, ho!


far below original sin
far below the state i'm in
far below malicious crimes
far below her for the time
far below
far below
far below is the place you'll go, ho!

ain't got time for what you feel


you did it again
you did it again
you did it again and again and again, ho, ho!

oh went through the window, quiet as a mouse
no sound was stirring throughout the house
i'd heard a noise that made me startle
but i kept on walking down the corridor
yes the corridor

yes the corridor
and there you were with a man once more, no!

ain't got time for what you feel

you did it again
you did it again
you did it again and again and again
you did it again
you did it again

you did it again and again and again, ho, ho!


I wanted to tell her

i wanted to tell her but i stuck to my lies
i wanted to tell her till i looked in her eyes
i wanted to tell her but i stuck to my lies
i wanted to tell her till i looked in her eyes

i wanted to tell her
i needed to tell her

just like the wind you blew away a happy lover's touch
you bring the blues into my heart just like a rush
i cannot bear the way my heart has helped to keep you close
of you my babe i cannot get enough
you touch me baby

i looked into the lines of the lies you told when i asked her name
i knew the perfume in your hair just wasn't mine
did you ever think to notice babe when you wasn't home?
i noticed every time

i wanted to tell her but i stuck to my lies
i wanted to tell her till i looked in her eyes
i wanted to tell her but i stuck to my lies
i wanted to tell her till i looked in her eyes

thought you noticed every time but you didn't notice a thing
i'd have to cover up my calls when the telephone would ring
i'm tired of you and the things you do and all the things you say
no more babysitting for neurotic girls today*

you think the pain i'm going through just to keep you babe
is something that i should bear
did you ever stop to notice babe when you had nothing?
and i never cared?

just like the wind you blew away a happy lover's touch
you bring the blues into my life just like a rush
i cannot bear the way my heart has helped to keep you close
of you my babe i cannot get enough
you touch me baby, don't be mean to me!

i wanted to tell her but i stuck to my lies
i wanted to tell her till i looked in her eyes
i wanted to tell her but i stuck to my lies
i wanted to tell her till i looked in her eyes

i wanted to tell her but i stuck to my lies
i wanted to tell her till i looked in her eyes
i wanted to tell her
i needed to tell her


Note: The 12" Mix is significantly extended.  The lyrics are identical to the 
album version up to the point marked with a "*", and then continues as below:

I don't want to be sad
You broke my heart
You made me cry today
You been playing around
I know you're leaving me
There's nothing I could say
I'm not changing my mind
The time has come
Now I can have some fun
I'm not sitting around wishing for you to come in out of the sun

You're so mean to me baby
You're so mean to me
x3

Baby
Don't be

You think the pain i'm going through just to keep you babe
is something that i should bear
did you ever stop to notice boy when you had nothing?
and i never cared?

I gave you time to tell me lies but I forgave you babe
Too many notes from girls I thought you didn't know
I can not take another day 
You'll never make me crazy
You should have told me boy
And now I gotta go
You're a liar baby

No, don't be mean to me

i wanted to tell her but i stuck to my lies
i wanted to tell her till i looked in her eyes
i wanted to tell her but i stuck to my lies
i wanted to tell her till i looked in her eyes

i wanted to tell her but i stuck to my lies
i wanted to tell her till i looked in her eyes
i wanted to tell her
i needed to tell her

i wanted to tell her but i stuck-stuck-stuck


Note: An early demo contains only the female lyrics along with the following 
spoken throughout the song:

Be mean to me x6

Be mean to me 
That's what you want




Work For Love


hey!

you said you needed full time help 
cause you're all alone
i said i'd work for nothing at all
if i just could take you home

and now you're taking applications 
for your love
you wanted certain specifications
i circled the one that said all the above


work... for love

finally got my resume
and you said you'd reviewed it on some other day
i said, 'girl, hey, do it if you dare
where i'd like to go our love will flare'

finally my letter arrived
and i knew you would be mine
instead i had to prove myself
for the first two weeks work overtime

work... for love

you've got to work

you've got to work for love (in and out and in and out)



Note: The 7" version has the following spoken interlude during the bridge:

I've worked so hard for you love.  Why won't you even talk to me?
You don't have what it takes.
But I'm willing to work!


Note: The Short mix has the following spoken interlude during the bridge:

I said girl, I've been trying for you for so long.  Why do you keep rejecting me?
You don't have what it takes.
But I'm willing to work!



Here We Go

this one's fought the trendy set
this one's fought the feds
this one's fought the people baby
and tried to ruin my plans

this one's fought the radio
this one's fought the press
this one's fought the people baby
and made my life such a mess

woah... here we go (we gotta go, we gottta go)

this one's fought the little girls
this one's fought the boys
this one's fought the people baby
and told me all their lies

woah... here we go (we gotta go, we gottta go)

i will press the button

and they will go away
but don't forget to say your prayers
before i blow them all away, i say

woah... here we go (we gotta go, we gottta go)

woah... here we go (we gotta go!)

 


What He Say

i've seen many countries
argue about human lives
but one thing that stays the same is
the clubs are always full at night

pick out any far-out place
like kenya or swaziland
doesn't matter what the place
they'll still be dancing to the band


(mumble mumble jumble)
(garble warble farble)
(mumble mumble jumble)
(garble warble farble)
(mumble mumble jumble) what he say?
(garble warble farble)
(mumble mumble jumble) what he say?
(garble warble farble) let's dance!


say you've found a homeland? (move to it, move to it)
say you've found a clubland? (get to it, get to it)
now you've got a song? (groove to it, groove to it)
got to find a partner (just get to it, get to it)

(mumble mumble jumble)
(garble warble farble)
(mumble mumble jumble)
(garble warble farble)

(mumble mumble jumble) what he say?
(garble warble farble)
(mumble mumble jumble) what he say?
(garble warble farble) let's dance!

let's dance!

i've seen many a race of people
argue many things before
but there is one language that

gets you understood for sure

not a language of the mouth
it's only for the feet
grab a russian by the hands
and he will feel the need
that's right!

(mumble mumble jumble)
(garble warble farble)

(mumble mumble jumble)
(garble warble farble)
(mumble mumble jumble) what he say?
(garble warble farble)
(mumble mumble jumble) what he say?
(garble warble farble) let's dance!

let's dance!


Say You're Sorry

haven't you ever felt this way before?
(with a perfect stranger?)
the look on her face, it just gives her away, she can't take any more
hoist up your white flag, call for a truce
try separation, we both stand to lose
she looks in your eyes as we say our goodbyes and she says

say you're sorry
say you're sorry (tell me, tell me)
say you're sorry (right from the heart)
say you're sorry
say you're sorry

think of the times when we couldn't wait to get home
(from the arms of danger)
funniest part was the danger was right in our being home

you hoist up your white flag, you seem so amused
living in riddles without giving clues
looks in your eyes as you say your goodbytes and she says

say you're sorry
say you're sorry (tell me, tell me)
say you're sorry (right from the heart)
say you're sorry
say you're sorry


we've had our problems and we've had our fights
i was the wrong one and you were the right
no more fighting, it ends tonight
it's your turn to say you're sorry

say you're sorry
say you're sorry (say you're sorry)


Should Have Known Better

so many years i just suffered through the tears
knowing one day i'd wake up wishing i had never met her
but as the time goes by my hope keeping playing every day
as i laugh to myself, 'i just should have known better'

there's no more laughter as i think about the other girl
it's a slap in my face as i'm opening her letter
she's doing fine now with two kids and another man
as i cry out loud, 'i just should have known better'

she was the reason i was living every day
i would ride upon a white horse in my quest to try and find her
but now it's too late, i don't care if i die tonight
cos a voice keeps ringing in my heart, 'i should have known better'

i learned my lesson this time
lonliness and a broken heart
should've known right from the start


She's Got A Cause


she was all alone
she looked round and around
forever searching
incessant treachary
but she had that someone wrapped up in a box
sticking pins and needles through the tiny cracks


she had someone she owned
and it's hard to confess
i was that someone
and she could care less

she's got (she's got)
a cause (she thinks she has)
a cause

okay

used to have my address
in her stranglehold
lived my life around her
and i lived my life as i was told
had me coming and going and coming and going like a toy
turned me from a man into a sniveling little boy

she's got (she's got)

a cause (she thinks she has)


Note: An early demo had somewhat different lyrics:

She has someone she owns
She takes round and around
Forever searching
Incessant treachary
Now she has that someone wrapped up in a box
Sticking pins and needles through the tiny cracks

She's got a cause (a cause) x2

Used to have my address 
In her stranglehold
Lived my life around her
Lived my life as i was told
Had me coming and going and coming and going like a toy
Turned me from a man into a sniveling little boy

I woke up this morning
Talking with myself
Grabbed the valiums and took the gun down from the shelf
I had the trigger cocked and ready to explode
Then I realized I had far too many other roads

She's got a cause (a cause) x2

Put the gun back and I flushed away the pills
Thought I'd wait for her and give her all my many chills
I had the trigger cocked and ready to explode
Then I realized I had far too many other roads



 


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