Who Sang Shock on the Tube (Don't Want Love)? 10cc

10cc Bloody Tourists cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Agenor Neto, Agenor De Miranda Araujo Neto, Andre Cunha, Andre Palmeira Cunha, Isabel Oliveira, Isabel Gilberto De Oliveira
release date: 1978-9
genres: Rock Reggae Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Reggae-Pop
length: 3:42
remixer: Eric Stewart
producer: Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman
mixer: Eric Stewart
engineer: Keith Bessey, Eric Stewart and Tony Spath
electric guitar: Graham Gouldman, Rick Fenn and Eric Stewart
arranger: 10cc
violin: Duncan Mackay
background vocals: Rick Fenn, Stuart Tosh, Graham Gouldman and Duncan Mackay
guitar: Eric Stewart
grand piano: Eric Stewart and Duncan Mackay
lead vocals & background vocals: Eric Stewart
snare drum: Stuart Tosh
drums (drum set): Paul Burgess
bass guitar: Graham Gouldman
synthesizer: Duncan Mackay
I was traveling home on the subway
When this vision got on at Maida Vale
And as I casually eyed the classifieds
She sat down next to me
Every head in the carriage was wondering
I replied with a smile on my face
And as I slipped into the arms of Morpheus
To daydream the rest of the way

She was a smooth operator
You could see it in her dress
I said I'd like to see you later
But I didn't want to press

I was homing like a scanner
Did a mental strip tease
But she knew that she was special
And she came on like a tease

Don't want love
Just looking for happiness
Don't want love
Not looking for tenderness
Don't want love
Just looking for happiness
Don't want love

She was a headstrong woman
With a demon in her blood
Through the window in her eyes
I saw fire in her soul
And I knew if I pursued it
My fingers would be burned
Like a moth round a candle
I was momentarily stunned

Don't want love
Just looking for happiness
Don't want love
Not looking for tenderness
Don't want love
Just looking for happiness
Don't want love

The carriage was spinning
We were up on the floor
She was whirling like a dervish
I was whirling like a fool
My reactions were dimming
Like an alcoholic haze
I could hear people clapping
I was stumbling in a daze
I was stumbling in a daze
My eyes tried to focus
I was suddenly aware
She was newborn naked
I was altogether bare
There were shouts all around us
There were clothes on the floor
As I tried to find my senses
I was sliding down the door

Down a coal black tunnel
I was slipping away
Then I felt the water hit me
And I heard somebody say
Better get yourself together
This is the end of the line
When I looked for my woman
I'd been dreaming all the time

Don't want love
Just looking for happiness
Don't want love
Not looking for tenderness
Don't want love
Just looking for happiness
Don't want love

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dreadlock Holiday
  • 2 For You and I
  • 3 Take These Chains
  • 4 Shock on the Tube (Don't Want Love)
  • 5 Last Night
  • 6 The Anonymous Alcoholic
  • 7 Reds in My Bed
  • 8 Life Line
  • 9 Tokyo
  • 10 Old Mister Time
  • 11 From Rochdale to Ocho Rios
  • 12 Everything You Wanted to Know About !!! (Exclamation Marks)

  • Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin