Song Lyric Sunday (10 May 2020) – Relationships

Last week, Jim (NewEpicAuthor, A Unique Title For Me) set a theme of Mexico (my choice). This week, theme of relationships.

The Eighties is remembered as a decade with a lot of good music, but there was also a lot of music that was truly awful! It is remembered with popular nostalgia, however, and I have recently found a tv channel devoted exclusively to the decade. I heard this one the other day. It’s a funny one which fits all my criteria for being awful, but actually, I quite liked it.

Phil Oakey was already an established singer/songwriter, being associated with some of the biggest names of the time, including being a member of The Human League and later collaboration with The Pet Shop Boys (neither band could I stand!). As you might guess from these bands, Oakey was a whizz on synths, writing very popular electro-music of the time.

Georgio Moroder is an Italian composer, who was also a pioneer in electro-sound. To this point, Moroder’s main successes had been in the area of movie sountracks, with credits like Midnight Express, American Gigolo, Superman (III), Scarface and Never Ending Story to his name – all well-known from the era.

The two musicians got together and collaborated for a brief period, and in September 1984 (UK) released the track Together in Electric Dreams. The track reached #3 in the UK, and gained some international success, including reaching #5 in Australia. In the US, it reached #20 on the Billboard Dance club chart.

It sounds very electro, very Eighties, but I quite like it. What do you think? I love all that hair in the video – even the women 🤣.

I only knew you for a while
I never saw your smile
‘Til it was time to go
Time to go away (time to go away)
Sometimes it’s hard to recognise
Love comes as a surprise
And it’s too late
It’s just too late to stay
Too late to stay

We’ll always be together
However far it seems
(Love never ends)
We’ll always be together
Together in Electric Dreams

Because the friendship that you gave
Has taught me to be brave
No matter where I go I’ll never find a better prize
(Find a better prize)
Though you’re miles and miles away
I see you every day I don’t have to try
I just close my eyes, I close my eyes

We’ll always be together
However far it seems
(Love never ends)
We’ll always be together
Together in Electric Dreams

Phil Oakey / Giorgio Moroder

and, in case that one does not play for you, here is the same song:


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