Who Sang Bam Salute? Scritti Politti

Scritti Politti Provision cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1988-6-6
Genre: Electronic Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Downtempo/Synth-pop
length: 4:34
Lyrics
Bam Salute and all the right and reason now are out of reach
They ran away with beauty baby - out to Bop-A-Re-Bop beach
Bam Salute and when the work is over what can baby do
But undermine and overthrow the cheatin' of the chosen few

Bop-A-Re-Bop beach now baby

Oh first and foremost - ooh you gotta get close
To the money and the madness that are mine - at any time
And last but not least - in the heart of the beast
There's a beauty that was once upon a time - and long ago

Bam Salute and all the just and proper you've been waiting for
Sailed away with virtue baby - out to Bop-A-Re-Bop shore
Bam Salute and now the judge and jury - you can lock away
And all your world's abandoned to - the wages for a working day

Bop-A-Re-Bop shore now baby

Oh first and foremost - ooh you gotta get close
To the money and the madness that are mine - at any time
And last but not least - in the heart of the beast
There's a beauty that was once upon a time - and long ago

Oh the one thing I know - is that wherever you go
You won't find the peace of mind you're looking for - not any more
And since that's the case - put a smile on your face
You can love me - we can live above the law

Oh first and foremost - ooh you gotta get close
To the money and the madness that are mine - at any time
And last but not least - in the heart of the beast
There's a beauty that was once upon a time - and long ago

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Boom! There She Was
  • 2 Overnite
  • 3 First Boy in This Town (Lovesick)
  • 4 All That We Are
  • 5 Best Thing Ever
  • 6 Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry for Loverboy)
  • 7 Bam Salute
  • 8 Sugar and Spice
  • 9 Philosophy Now
  • 10 Oh Patti (Extended)
  • 11 Boom! There She Was (Dub)

  • Release information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 0077778749820
    script: Latin