Burst Lyrics

Magazine


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Devoto
album: Track 5 in album Real Life
release date: 1978-7
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genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave/Art Rock
length: 5:02
producer: John Leckie
drums: Martin Jackson
lead vocals: Howard Devoto
engineer: John Leckie
guitar: John McGeoch
keyboard: Dave Formula
bass guitar: Barry Adamson
assistant engineer: Haydn Bendall
lyricist: Howard Devoto
composer: Howard Devoto

Cover Art

magazine Real Life cover art
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Once you had this promise
On the tip of your tongue
But it went without saying
It went on too long

All the straws you clutched at
Have burst into flames
And so you smile that way
Tantalizingly lame

The smart ones understand
How your heart bursts
Like a bottle of champagne
Your just desserts

The smart ones understand
You shouldn't settle for less
You're gonna forget yourself
In my happiness

Keep your silence to yourself
(In my happiness)
You will forget yourself
(In my happiness)


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Definitive Gaze
  • 2 My Tulpa
  • 3 Shot by Both Sides
  • 4 Recoil
  • 5 Burst
  • 6 Motorcade
  • 7 The Great Beautician in the Sky
  • 8 The Light Pours out of Me
  • 9 Parade