Philadelphia Lyrics

Magazine


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Barry Adamson, Howard Devoto, John E Doyle, John Mc Geogh, David Tomlinson
album: Track 5 in album The Correct Use of Soap
release date: 1980-5-2
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave
length: 4:09
composer: Magazine
lyricist: Howard Devoto

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magazine The Correct Use of Soap cover art
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Your clean-living, clear-eyed
Clever, level-headed brother says
He`ll put all the screws
Upon your newest lover
Buddha`s in the fireplace
The truth`s in drugs from Outer Space
Maybe it`s right to be nervous now

Who are these madmen!
What do they want from me!
With all of their straight-talk from their misery

Everything`d be just fine
If I had the right pastime
I`d`ve been Raskolnikov
But Mother Nature ripped me off
In Philadelphia
I`m sure that I felt healthier
Maybe it`s right to be nervous now

I had liberty of movement
But I`m so lazy
I`m so lazy
I`m just so lazy

You`re just a big kid
You`re not so big at that
You never got the hang of it
Now you`re being looked at

Where have I seen you before!
Same place you saw me, I expect
I`ve got a good face for memories`
In Philadelphia
I`m sure that I felt healthier
Maybe it`s right to be nervous now


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Because You’re Frightened
  • 2 Model Worker
  • 3 I’m a Party
  • 4 You Never Knew Me
  • 5 Philadelphia
  • 6 I Want to Burn Again
  • 7 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
  • 8 Sweetheart Contract
  • 9 Stuck
  • 10 A Song From Under the Floorboards