Penthouse and Pavement Lyrics

Heaven 17


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Glenn Peter Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware
album: Track 2 in album Penthouse and Pavement
release date: 1981
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Pop
styles: Electro/Synth-pop
length: 6:21
producer: Peter Walsh and B.E.F.
lead vocals: Glenn Gregory
vocal: Josie James
background vocals: Martyn Ware
guitar & bass & synthesizer: John Wilson
percussion & synthesizer & piano: Martyn Ware
saxophone & percussion & synthesizer: Ian Craig Marsh
composer: Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware
lyricist: Glenn Gregory

Cover Art

Heaven 17 Penthouse and Pavement cover art
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Sweat my youth away
With the rules we have to play
Speeding through your magazine
Pistol, pavement, no T.V.
Talk and talk
No time, night time
Burnt inside
Here comes the daylight, here comes my job
Uptown in the penthouse or downtown with the mob
Here comes the night time, here comes my role
Goodbye to the pavement, hello to my soul

Now here comes my job
Credit, bleeding with the mob
Dreams become ideals
No one knows the way I feel
Love to love
Daytime, right time
All my life

Here comes the daylight, here comes my job
Uptown in the penthouse or downtown with the mob
Here comes the night time, here comes my role
Goodbye to the pavement, hello to my soul
Feel safe in the crowd
An no one admits they're crying aloud
My career fits like a glove
Knowing no orders can come from above
Work and work
Full time, part time
Anytime at all

As you face the wall
God make it this time or never at all
Before your chance has gone
Captain this lead role and you'll be the one
Shine and shine
This time, my time
Make me free at last


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