Magazine - Burst Lyrics

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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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Devoto
    album: Track 5 in album Real Life
    release date: 1978-7
    popularity : 62 users have visited this page.
    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
    Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin