Geisha Boys and Temple Girls Lyrics

Heaven 17

publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Glenn Gregory, Glenn Peter Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware
album: Track 5 in album Penthouse and Pavement
release date: 1981
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genres: Electronic Pop
styles: Electro/Synth-pop
length: 4:32
producer: B.E.F. and Steve Rance
lead vocals: Glenn Gregory
background vocals: Martyn Ware
synthesizer & bass & guitar: John Wilson
piano & percussion & synthesizer: Martyn Ware
saxophone & synthesizer & percussion: Ian Craig Marsh
lyricist: Glenn Gregory
composer: Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware, Glenn Gregory

Cover Art

Heaven 17 Penthouse and Pavement cover art
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Look ahead, on the screen,
Slim perfect creatures and they're just 16
Their eyes meet, this is it,
The contact so much more than words can transmit
He stands up, she gives in,
Their first encounter, their embrace within
A short ride, they arrive,
There is no doubt that true love will survive
We are the geisha boys
Doing it wrong again
They are the chosen ones
Doing it right
Here come the temple girls
Looking for sanctuary
Naked as advertised
For the first tie
Here we are late at night
We are both refugees
There is no easy way
Let it be right
Anything's possible
If you can fake it, but
The wrong place is anywhere
If you're not right
If you turn away from the screen
Another version can be seen
She is black, he is white
They love each other but they also fight
Back from work, she's not home
Another evening angry, all alone
She arrives and he departs
Misunderstandings, then the breakdown starts
There's not much that you can do
Choose either one of them it could be you
The first time could be the only time
The odds against you and your hopes decline
Do it right, do it wrong
Console yourself that either won't last long
Geisha boys and temple girls
Make contact or remain in separate worlds

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
  • 2 Penthouse and Pavement
  • 3 Play to Win
  • 4 Soul Warfare
  • 5 Geisha Boys and Temple Girls
  • 6 Let's All Make a Bomb
  • 7 The Height of the Fighting
  • 8 Song With No Name
  • 9 We're Going to Live for a Very Long Time