Who Sang Up on the Catwalk? Simple Minds

Simple Minds Sparkle in the Rain cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Michael Joseph Macneil, Derek Forbes, James Kerr, Mel Gaynor, Charles Burchill
release date: 1983
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: New Wave/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 4:46
producer: Steve Lillywhite
engineer: Howard Gray
Up on the catwalk, a big wheel is spinning
And Dollars to Deutchmarks, and pennies from heaven
And up on the catwalk, there's one hundred million
With letters from thousands that say ``Just who are you?''
There's one thousand names that can spring up in my mind
But you'd call it blackmail and that's just not my kind
And up on the catwalk, up on the catwalk
And I don't know why

I will be there, I will be there, I will be there
I will be there, I will be there

Up on the catwalk there's street politicians
That crawl in from Broadway, say then who are you
And up on the catwalk there's one thousand postcards
From Montevideo, say that I'll be home soon
Get out of Bombay and go up to Brixton And look around, to see just what is
missing
And up on the catwalk, girls call for mother And dream of their boyfriends
And I don't know why

I will be there, I will be there, I will be there
I will be there, I will be there
Tonight, under the crystal light, I'll tell you everything I need
Tonight, under the crystal light, surrender everything to me

Up on the catwalk, and you dress in waistcoats
And got brilliantino, and friends of Kim Philby
You float through the night time, like manna from heaven
But what, what do I know, and just what do I know
And up on the catwalk, in sweat that glistens
And I don't know why and I don't know why
I don't know why

I will be there, I will be there, I will be there
I will be there, I will be there
Tonight, under the crystal light, I'll tell you everything I need
Tonight, under the crystal light, surrender everything to me

Angel Angel Angel Angel
Ah huh Ah huh Ah huh Ah huh
One thousand names that spring up in my mind
One thousand names that spring up in my mind
Like Deodata, Michaelangelo, Robert de Niro, so many others
Nastassja Kinski and Martin Luther - there's room for others, away from me

Up on the catwalk, up on the catwalk, up on the catwalk
I don't know why.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Up on the Catwalk
  • 2 Book of Brilliant Things
  • 3 Speed Your Love to Me
  • 4 Waterfront
  • 5 East at Easter
  • 6 Street Hassle
  • 7 White Hot Day
  • 8 "C" Moon Cry Like a Baby
  • 9 The Kick Inside of Me
  • 10 Shake Off the Ghosts

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5012981230029
    script: Latin