Different Light Album

Artist(s): Bangles

Cover Art

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Tracklist

Manic Monday

length: 3:05
producer: David Kahne
lead vocals: Susanna Hoffs
mixer: David Leonard
composer: Prince
lyricist: Prince

Six o'clock already
I was just in the middle of a dream
I was kissin' Valentino
By a crystal blue Italian stream

But I can't be late
'Cause then I guess I just won't get paid
These are the days
When you wish your bed was already made

*It's just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
'Cause that's my funday
An I-don't-have-to-run day
It's just another manic Monday

Have to catch an early train
Got to be to work by nine
And if I had an aeroplane
I still couldn't make it on time

'Cause it takes me so long
Just to figure out what I'm gonna wear
Blame it on the train
When the bus is already there

CHORUS

All of the nights
Why did my lover have to pick last night
To get down
Doesn't it matter
That I have to feed the both of us
Employment's down
He tells me in his bedroom voice
C'mon honey, let's go make some noise
Time it goes so fast
When you're having fun


In a Different Light

length: 2:52
producer: David Kahne
lead vocals: Vicki Peterson
mixer: David Leonard
additional lead vocals: Debbi Peterson and Susanna Hoffs
composer: Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson
lyricist: Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson
I see you in a different light
I see you in a different light
I want to make a movie
I want to put you on the silver screen

Sit in a darkened room and look at you from a distance
want to write a novel
Freeze all your expressions into words
Come back later and read about what I should have heard

I see you in a different light
I see you in a different light
I want to paint your portrait
Hang your colors on my wall

Discussing form and content with my friends and drinks
And no one thinks at all
I see you in a different light
I see you in a different light

Walking Down Your Street

length: 3:05
producer: David Kahne
lead vocals: Susanna Hoffs
mixer: David Leonard
composer: Susanna Hoffs, Louis Gutierrez, David Kahne
lyricist: Susanna Hoffs
Ooh, oh I've had sleepless nights
Toss and turn, wake up burning
For what you inspire

So I'm gonna walk right down your street
With a love that I can't hide
I've got one thing on my mind, yeah
I'll even sacrifice my pride
Cause I want you...
Ooh, oh how I wish you would be mine
My pulse is weak, I'm blushing brighter
Than a Valentine

Cause I've been walking down your street
With a love that I can't hide
I've got one thing on my mind, yeah
I'll even sacrifice my pride

Cause I can't stop
The way I feel
So I keep walking on
Cause I want you...

Walking down your street...

Walk Like an Egyptian

length: 3:23
producer: David Kahne
lead vocals: Michael Steele, Vicki Peterson and Susanna Hoffs
mixer: David Leonard
composer: Liam Sternberg
lyricist: Liam Sternberg
All the old paintings on the tombs
They do the sand dance don't you know
If they move too quick (oh whey oh)
They're falling down like a domino

All the bazaar men by the Nile
They got the money on a bet
Gold crocodiles (oh whey oh)
They snap their teeth on your cigarette

Foreign types with the hookah pipes say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian

[The] Blonde waitresses take their trays
They spin around and they cross the floor
They've got the moves (oh whey oh)
You drop your drink then they bring you more

All the school kids so sick of books
They like the punk and the metal band
When the buzzer rings (oh whey oh)
They're walking like an Egyptian

All the kids in the marketplace say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian

Slide your feet up the street bend your back
Shift your arm then you pull it back
Life['s] hard you know (oh whey oh)
So strike a pose on a Cadillac

If you want to find all the cops
They're hanging out in the donut shop
They sing and dance (oh whey oh)
[They] Spin the clubs cruise down the block

All the Japanese with their yen
The party boys call the Kremlin
And the Chinese know (oh whey oh)
They walk the line like Egyptian

All the cops in the donut shop say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian
Walk like an Egyptian

Standing in the Hallway

length: 2:57
producer: David Kahne
lead vocals: Debbi Peterson
mixer: David Leonard
composer: Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson
lyricist: Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson, Debbi Peterson, David Kahne
Standing in the hallway
Trouble coming my way
He called me on the telephone
Guess I'm gonna be alone

Where did our love go, where did it go
Love is such a puzzle
In this great big world
I'm good to you but you're bad to me
Gotta try to lose, gotta try, gotta lose
This misery

Tried to do it your way
You wouldn't meet me halfway there
You used to say you loved me
Now you just sit and stare

Where did our love go, where did it go
Love is such a pain
In this great big world
I'm good to you, but you're bad to me
Gotta try to lose, gotta try, gotta lose
This misery

If you want to keep me here
You better try to make it clear
'Cause I'm halfway out the door
I can't take it anymore

Where did our love go, where did it go
Love is such a gamble
In this great big world
I'm good to you, but you're bad to me
Gotta try to lose, gotta try, gotta lose
This misery

Return Post

length: 4:22
producer: David Kahne
lead vocals: Vicki Peterson
mixer: David Leonard
composer: Vicki Peterson
lyricist: Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson
Writing the lines as they come to me
Scratching them out almost immediatelly
Don't know what it's done to me
Well, it's cold, it's wet
and it's been raining all night
and there's a letter I've been trying to write
Something better waiting somewhere for me
One of them is sitting on the wrong coast
One awaits an answer by return post, waiting

Try to remember how long it's been
When there was more
to us than paper and pen
Think how easy it is to conceal
And I know when we're together again
We'll be strangers for an hour and then
We'll have to figure out if this thing is real
One of them is sitting on the wrong coast
One awaits an answer by return post, waiting

Cold and wet and rain all night
There's a letter I gotta write
Something better is waiting for me
One of them is sitting on the east coast
One awaits an answer by return post, waiting
And take a drink and staring out the window
Wondering how long this can continue, waiting

If She Knew What She Wants

length: 3:50
producer: David Kahne
lead vocals: Susanna Hoffs
mixer: David Leonard
composer: Jules Shear
lyricist: Jules Shear
If she knew what she wants
(He'd be giving it to her)
If she knew what she needs
(He could give her that too)
If she knew what she wants
(But he can't see through her)
If she knew what she wants
He'd be giving it to her
Giving it to her

But she wants everything
(He can pretend to give her everything)
Or there's nothing she wants
(She don't want to sort it out)
He's crazy for this girl
(But she don't know what she's looking for)
If she knew what she wants
He'd be giving it to her
Giving it to her

I'd say her values are corrupted
But she's open to change
Then one day she's satisfied
And the next I'll find her crying
And it's nothing she can explain

Some have a style
That they work hard to refine
So they walk a crooked line
But she won't understand
Why anyone would have to try
To walk a line when they could fly

No sense thinking I could rehabilitate her
When she's fine, fine, fine
She's got so many ideas traveling around in her head
She doesn't need nothing from mine

Let It Go

length: 2:32
producer: David Kahne
lead vocals: Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson, Debbi Peterson and Michael Steele
mixer: David Leonard
composer: Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson, Debbi Peterson, Michael Steele
lyricist: Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson, Debbi Peterson, Michael Steele
One thing or another
Your head is filled with questions,
sights and sounds
Distractions always get you down

Turn around
Trying to remember
Where you were the day before

North and south and east and west
Where to go
When it's over
When it's done
Let it go

Frightened by the numbers
All the possibilities
Changing minds you hope to find
One more dream

To remind you
What is lost can always be regained
Ooh

September Gurls

length: 2:45
producer: David Kahne
lead vocals: Michael Steele
mixer: David Leonard
composer: Alex Chilton
lyricist: Alex Chilton
September girls
Do so much
And for so long
'Till we touched
I love you, boy
Never mind
I've been crying
All the time

December boys got it bad
December boys got it bad

September girls
I don't know why
How can I deny
What's inside
Even though I
Keep away
They will love
All our days

December boys got it bad
December boys got it bad

When I get to bed
Late at night
That's the time he
Makes things right
Ooh when he makes
Love to me

Angels Don't Fall in Love

length: 3:24
producer: David Kahne
lead vocals: Vicki Peterson
mixer: David Leonard
composer: Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson
lyricist: Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson
I saw you today
She's lovely you're such a heavenly pair
You hope and you pray
Someday she'll take you all the way there.

You should know better, darling (you should know)
When push comes to shove
Angels don't fall in love.

You stand at the gate (and there you wait)
Hoping to gain admission
How long are you willing to wait (and wait and wait)
She won't give permission tonight.

You should know better, darling (you should know)
When push comes to shove
Angels don't fall in love, no no no.

You've got your higher aims
Got your ambitions
You think you're spiritual
And on some mission.

Well, I can see it
When I look in your eyes
When you think of love
You think of compromise.

It's no big disgrace
There's no loss of grace
The trouble is there's always
Someone there to take your place.

And the trouble is
You don't believe that it's true
When the sun goes down
There's something left for you.

The trouble is
I see you missing so much (trouble is)
While you're knocking on all the wrong doors (trouble is)
Looking for some angel's touch (trouble is).

You think she's (trouble is)
Everything you're dreaming of (trouble is)
The trouble is (trouble is)
Those angels never fall in love (trouble is).

(Trouble is...trouble is)
(Trouble is...trouble is).

Following

length: 3:22
producer: David Kahne
lead vocals: Michael Steele
mixer: David Leonard
composer: Michael Steele
lyricist: Michael Steele
You think I'm crazy or something
Always following you around
You say I'm a hopeless case
Run an obsession into the ground

You call me a loser
You call me a shadowing fool
Look over your shoulder
And you say I'm haunting you

So why do you call me
Why do you look for me
Why do your eyes follow me the way they do
You hold me responsible

Yeah, so I stand accused
Of causing all the trouble
After high school
(Between him and you)

You call me a loser
You call me a shadowing fool
But I was a good girl
Yeah, 'till you taught me

What it means to be true
Why do you call me
I know you look for me
Why do your eyes follow me the way they do

Not Like You

length: 3:07
producer: David Kahne
lead vocals: Debbi Peterson
mixer: David Leonard
composer: Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, David Kahne
lyricist: Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, David Kahne
Busted down and broken all in two
But you never thought this would happen to you
Wake up and stumble, trip and fall
You had so much and now you've lost it all.

How could you do it (how could you do it)
It's not like you
To be the one to lose
Why did you do it (why did you do it)
It's not like you
But I'll be around for you.

Such a sad and sorry twist of fate
You tried to change but it's too late
If you ever find out what you do
Well, then it'll all come back to you.

How could you do it (how could you do it)
It's not like you
To be the one to lose
Why did you do it (why did you do it)
It's not like you
But I'll be around for you, yes.

Busted down and broken all in two
But you never thought this could happen to you
Wake up and stumble, trip and fall
You had so much and now you've lost it all.

How could you do it (how could you do it)
It's not like you
To be the one to lose
Why did you do it (why did you do it)
It's not like you
But I'll be around for you, yeah.