Thirty Frames a Second Lyrics - Simple Minds

Simple Minds Empires and Dance cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Charles Burchill, Derek Forbes, James Kerr, Brian Mc Gee, Norman Michael Mc Neil
release date: 1980-9-1
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Leftfield/New Wave/Synth-pop/Post-Punk
length: 5:04
composer: Simple Minds
lyricist: Jim Kerr
Today I saw a film going backwards
Thirty Frames A Second
Was a man I recognized
Say who you are

I lost my job
Self confidence
Bank account

The league of youth
Coming backward at me
Thirty Frames a second
Say who you are

Go back to father
Father where's my food?
You food is on the table
That can't be food
It's dirt

Say who you are

Look at my skin
Look at my face
Look at my arms
Getting younger
Going backwards
Thirty Frames A Second
Say who you are

I crash my car
Collapse in town
Young immigrants
And legionnaires
Fighting back back backwards
Thirty Frames A Second
Say who you are

Some friends of mine
I thought were dead
A coming back
"What are you doing coming back

Say who you are
Feel I'm going backwards
Thirty Frames A Second

Lyrics licensed by
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Travel
  • 2 Today I Died Again
  • 3 Celebrate
  • 4 This Fear of Gods
  • 5 Capital City
  • 6 Constantinople Line
  • 7 Twist/Run/Repulsion
  • 8 Thirty Frames a Second
  • 9 Kant-Kino
  • 10 Room