Hyperactive! Lyrics

Thomas Dolby

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Maya Ford, Allison Robertson, Brett Anderson, Torrance Castellano
album: Track 7 in album The Flat Earth
release date: 1984-2
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length: 4:14
engineer: Dan Lacksman
drum machine: Justin Hildreth
percussion: Matthew Salt, Clif Brigden
trombone: Peter Thoms
piano: Thomas Dolby
bass: Matthew Seligman
trumpet: Kevin Armstrong
guitar: Kevin Armstrong
electronic drum set: Clif Brigden
mix: Alan Douglas
producer: Thomas Dolby
background vocals: Kevin Armstrong, Adele Bertei
additional vocal: Louise Ulfstedt
vocal: Thomas Dolby

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(Tell me about your childhood)
At the tender age of three
I was hooked to a machine
Just to keep my mouth from spouting junk.
Ha! Must have took me for a fool
When they chucked me out of school
'Cause the teacher knew I had the funk.
But tonight I'm on the edge -
Fellas, shut me in the fridge
'Cause I'm burning up! (I'm burning up.)
With the vision in my brain
And the music in my veins
And the dirty rhythm in my blood!

They are messing with my heart...
And they're messing with my heart
And they're messing with my heart
Won't stop messing with my... ohh!
Ripping me apart!

Hyperactive: when I'm small
Hyperactive: now I'm grown
Hyperactive: and the night is young
(And in a minute I'll blow!)

Semaphore out on the floor
Messages from outer space
Deep heat for the feet
And the rhythm of your heartbeat
'Cause the music of the street
It isn't any rapattack
It isn't any rapattack

I can reach into your homes
Like an itch in your headphones
You can't turn it up
I'm the shape in your back room
I'm the breather on the phone
And I'm burning up
But there's one thing I must say
Before they lock me up again -
You'd be safer at the back
When I'm having an attack!

Hyperactive: when I was small
Hyperactive: now I'm tall
Hyperactive: as the day is long
Hyperactive: in my bones
Hyperactive: in your phones
Hyperactive: and the night is young
Hyperactive : when I was small
Hyperactive: now I'm grown
Hyperactivfe: 'til I'm dead and gone

Stand up : hyperactivate!
Get up: hyperactivate!
Wise up: hyperactivate!
London: hyperactivate!

Track Listing

  • 1 Dissidents
  • 2 The Flat Earth
  • 3 Screen Kiss
  • 4 White City
  • 5 Mulu the Rain Forest
  • 6 I Scare Myself
  • 7 Hyperactive!