Reputation Lyrics

Heaven 17


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: William David South, Brendon Arthur James, Thomas William George Welham, Adam Michael Wilson
album: Track 8 in album How Men Are
release date: 1984-9-24
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length: 3:03
piano: Nick Plytas
synthesizer: Ian Craig Marsh
guitar: John Wilson
synthesizer: Greg Walsh
drum machine: Martyn Ware
background vocals: Martyn Ware, Afrodiziak, Glenn Gregory
lead vocals: Glenn Gregory
writer: Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware, John Wilson

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I don't have a reputation
Falling faster all the time
Help me make my reputation
I'll help yours if you'll help mine
My clothes are too big for my body
My body's too big for my mind
I don't like humiliation
I can change my clothes
But I don't think I'll change my mind
Hey look! I just bought a beach house
So bring all your friends along
I don't need an explanation
Boss says I must leave right now
Take the night plane to Vermont
Here I go, I'm swinging low
Move out of my way
Come and take a look at what I've found
Here I am, I've got a plan
Don't walk away
My reputation follows me around
Once there was a girl in New York
Wonder where that girl has gone
She was full of adulation
I tried to phone her
Strange the number turns out wrong
I've got all I ever wanted
But what I've got, no-one wants to share
They turned down my application
Please won't you let me in
Seems like no-one ever cares

Track Listing

  • 1 Five Minutes to Midnight
  • 2 Sunset Now
  • 3 This Is Mine
  • 4 The Fuse
  • 5 Shame Is on the Rocks
  • 6 The Skin I’m In
  • 7 Flamedown
  • 8 Reputation
  • 9 And That’s No Lie