By Default by Design Lyrics

ABC


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Mark White, Martin Fry, Stephen Singleton
album: Track 6 in album Beauty Stab
release date: 1983-11-14
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 4:07
producer: ABC and Gary Langan
drums: Andy Newmark
vocal: Martin Fry
arranger: Stephen Singleton, Martin Fry and Mark White
alto saxophone: Stephen Singleton
additional percussion: Luis Jardim
strings arranger: ABC and David Bedford
bass guitar: Alan Spenner
baritone saxophone & tenor saxophone: Howie Casey
assistant engineer: John Kurlander, Bob Kraushaar and Keith Nixon
additional oboe: David Theodore
guitar & piano & synthesizer: Mark White
additional recorder: Adrian Brett
composer: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton
lyricist: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton
By default by design
Time after time
Maybe you earned it,
Maybe you spurned it
But you got it...
You got it
Call it attraction or charm
Sound the alarm
Maybe you earned it,
Maybe you spurned it
But you got it...
Yes, you got it

Breaking hearts your speciality?
Why did you ever have to come so close to me
Was it love or morbid curiosity?
Either way I`d say that love`s a possibility
Come a little closer,
Let me see you in close detail
The object of my affections
Walked off in the other direction

By default by design
Time after time
Maybe you earned it,
Maybe you spurned it
But you got it...
You got it
Call it attraction or charm
Sound the alarm
Maybe you earned it,
Maybe you spurned it
But you got it...
Yes, you got it

Modern day Romeo`s,
Modern day Juliet`s
Selling their love for a packet of cigarettes
Still I remember the day that we first met...
And yet so far, so good
So what else can we ever expect?
Come a little closer, let me see you in close detail
The object of my affections walked off in the other direction

By default by design
Time after time
Maybe you earned it,
Maybe you spurned it
But you got it...
You got it
Call it attraction or charm
Sound the alarm
Maybe you earned it,
Maybe you spurned it
But you got it...
Yes, you got it



Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 That Was Then but This Is Now
  • 2 Love's a Dangerous Language
  • 3 If I Ever Thought You'd Be Lonely
  • 4 The Power of Persuasion
  • 5 Beauty Stab
  • 6 By Default by Design
  • 7 Hey Citizen!
  • 8 King Money
  • 9 Bite the Hand
  • 10 Unzip
  • 11 S.O.S.
  • 12 United Kingdom