Who Sang Same Old Story? Public Image Ltd

Public Image Ltd 9 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989-5-10
Genre: Electronic Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/New Wave/Power Pop
length: 4:19
Some other versions of "Same Old Story"

Lyrics
Some people got more kicks than halfpence
Crying for attention, like cracks in the pavement
All of this pointed, like perfect TV
When you're sowing the wind, you reap the whirlwind

Your flexible nature, serving no purpose
Like a terrible artist, your using no shadow
The king of this castle, is pulling new shades
Gilding the lilies, and all of them fakes

Who gets the mansions? We get the ruins
Same old story
Who gets the mansions? We get the ruins
Same old story, same old story

Typical tragic, small house and small street
Narrow the outlook, small minded complete
The emperor's new clothes, get clearer and clearer
Dictate to the fingers, that tighten the trigger

Who gets the mansions? We get the ruins
Same old story
Who gets the mansions? We get the ruins
Same old story, same old story, same old story

And the king of this castle is pulling new shapes
Life is a poison, it begins at home
Pride is a trinket, security blanket
Tangle the spiders on the webs that we weave

Who gets the mansions?
Same old story
We get the ruins

Who gets the mansions? We get the ruins
Same old story
Who gets the mansions? We get the ruins
Same old story

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Happy?
  • 2 Disappointed
  • 3 Warrior
  • 4 U.S.L.S. 1
  • 5 Sand Castles in the Snow
  • 6 Worry
  • 7 Brave New World
  • 8 Like That
  • 9 Same Old Story
  • 10 Armada

  • Release information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075679106216
    script: Latin