ABC - By Default by Design Lyrics

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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


  • Credits
    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 : 71 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
    length: 4:07
    producer: Gary Langan and ABC
    vocal: Martin Fry
    recorded by: Adrian Brett
    arranger: Martin Fry, Mark White and Stephen Singleton
    composer: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton
    lyricist: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton
    Album Information
    label: Neutron Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin