Shayla Lyrics - Blondie

Blondie Eat to the Beat cover art
writers: Chris Stein
release date: 1979-10-13
genres: Electronic Rock Reggae
styles: New Wave/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 3:58
producer: Mike Chapman
lead vocals: Deborah Harry
engineer: Peter Coleman and David Tickle
guitar: Frank Infante and Chris Stein
keyboard: Jimmy Destri
drums (drum set): Clem Burke
bass guitar: Nigel Harrison
composer: Chris Stein
lyricist: Chris Stein
Shayla worked in a factory
She wasn't history
She's just a number
One day she gets her final pay and she goes far away
Green trees call to me
I am free but life is so cheap
Scenery is still outside of me
All alone trapped by its beauty
Shayla turned to run away to leave in peace and end her stay
Years of fear were in her way
Lost in space and down she came
Suddenly some subtle entity, some cosmic energy, brushed her like shadows
Down here we stop to wonder
Cause on the freeway
Bright lights and thunder

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dreaming
  • 2 The Hardest Part
  • 3 Union City Blue
  • 4 Shayla
  • 5 Eat to the Beat
  • 6 Accidents Never Happen
  • 7 Die Young Stay Pretty
  • 8 Slow Motion
  • 9 Atomic
  • 10 Sound-A-Sleep
  • 11 Victor
  • 12 Living in the Real World