Who Sang Delayed Reaction? Foghat

Foghat Girls To Chat & Boys To Bounce cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1981
length: 6:15
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Lyrics
After all is said and done, it wasn't hard to be the lonely one.
Sad, but not a tear was shed, you agreed with every word I said.
I had my new life started, I couldn't be downhearted,
Days rolled slowly by, finally you stayed out of my mind.
I filed your name under "forgotten", and then somebody pushed the panic button.

Suddenly my nerves were shakin', I realized I could have been mistaken.
Then like they say like you're supposed ta', I'm ridin' on a roller coaster.
I found love too late, too bad she's not the waiting kind.
I never felt like this before, I had to use my imagination.
Love came to my door, too late for the invitation,
Delayed reaction, reaction, reaction
Delayed reaction, (reaction, reaction)

It's a mystery to me, I don't know why our love is history,
At the time I didn't know it, and it's so easy for a fool to blow it.
You can call me a fool now, I don't feel quite so cool now.
Guess I was out of time, love was waiting somewhere down the line.
I never felt like this before, I had to use my imagination.
Love came to my door, too late for the invitation,
Delayed reaction, reaction, reaction
Delayed reaction, (reaction, reaction)
My heart is growin' fonder
I don't mean Henry and I don't mean Jane.
I got the time to wonder, if it's too late to make her mine again.

I never felt like this before, I had to use my imagination.
Love came to my door, too late for the invitation,
Delayed reaction, reaction, reaction
Delayed reaction, (reaction, reaction)
Delayed reaction, reaction, reaction
Delayed reaction, (reaction, reaction)

Yea yea-ee-hey yeah
Yea yea-ee-hey yeah
Whoa now no nah ha ha.
Never, no I never, said I never, I never felt like this before, no
I never felt like this before, I never felt like this before,
I never felt like this before, I never felt like this before

Oh whoa oh oh oh, whoa oh oh oh.
I said delayed reaction, ay, I said delayed reaction, yeah.
I said delayed reaction, I'm talkin' bout delayed reaction.
Yea yea-ee-hey yeah, yea yea-ee-hey yea

I never felt like this before, I never felt like this before,
I never felt like this before, I never felt like this before.
D-E-L-A-Y-E-D, delayed reaction
D-E-L-A-Y-E-D, delayed reaction,
Yeah

Oh, take me back to brixton, man

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wide Boy
  • 2 Let Me Get Close to You
  • 3 Live Now Pay Later
  • 4 Love Zone
  • 5 Delayed Reaction
  • 6 Second Childhood
  • 7 Weekend Driver
  • 8 Sing About Love

  • Release information
    label: Bearsville Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin