Dreams Of Leaving Lyrics

The Human League

writers: Marsh, Oakey, Ware
album: Track 4 in album Travelogue
release date: 1980-5-23
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genres: Electronic Pop
styles: Industrial/Electro/Synth-pop/Experimental/Disco/New Wave
length: 5:55
producer: The Human League and Richard Manwaring
engineer: Richard Manwaring and The Human League
composer: Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware
lyricist: Phil Oakey

Cover Art

The Human League Travelogue cover art
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Someone stopped the clock
When we should have started early
If we miss the morning meeting
Our lives will be in danger
Someone's trying to stop us
There is someone in our party
It is someone with a grudge
And they won't let us reach the border
Our lives are in his hands
We pay with Krugerands
The currency of pain to help
Us leaving
While back in our homeland
The ones who make a stand
Are taken from their homes and
No-one hears of them again
I felt I had to come here
I thought things would be better
The situation's changed
But I find I'm still resented
Someone wants my job
It is someone in this building
Someone's spreading rumours
And I don't feel I can stay here
I think I'm going north
And now's the time to leave
The people there they say
Are good to strangers
And if I do my best
And try to settle in
I'm sure I can be just like
Someone's neighbour
I'm sure I can be just like
Someone's neighbour

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Black Hit of Space
  • 2 Only After Dark
  • 3 Life Kills
  • 4 Dreams of Leaving
  • 5 Toyota City
  • 6 Crow and a Baby
  • 7 The Touchables
  • 8 Gordon’s Gin
  • 9 Being Boiled
  • 10 WXJL Tonight