Buggles - Elstree Lyrics

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I had a dream on a back lot
I saw my life like a long shot
I smile at faces in a picture parade
Of all the stills from the films that you've made
We would see in the Essoldo
Up there drinking coffee on the Giocondo

Elstree, remember me
I had a part in a B movie
I played a man from History
Elstree, look at me
Now I work for the BBC
Life is not what it used to be

I took no dives in the fight scene
I had a stuntman keep my suit clean
There's no technology to fake up a song
They stop the orchestra if you get it wrong

Elstree, remember me,
I had a part in a B movie
I played a man from history
Elstree, look at me,
Now I work for the BBC,
Life is not what it used to be,
Elstree

They made a field into a war zone
I beat the enemy on my own
All the bullets just went over my head
There's no reality and no one dead, in

Elstree, remember me,
I had a part in a B movie
I played a man from history
Elstree, look at me
now I work for the BBC
Life is not what it used to be
Elstree
Elstree
Elstree
Elstree
Elstree
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Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Living in the Plastic Age
  • 2 Video Killed the Radio Star
  • 3 Kid Dynamo
  • 4 I Love You (Miss Robot)
  • 5 Clean, Clean
  • 6 Elstree
  • 7 Astroboy (and the Proles on Parade)
  • 8 Johnny on the Monorail


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Geoffrey Downes, Trevor Charles Horn
    album: Track 6 in album The Age of Plastic
    release date: 1980
    popularity : 100 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Disco/Art Rock
    length: 4:30
    writer: Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes
    Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin