Who Sang At the Speed of Life? Wang Chung

Wang Chung The Warmer Side of Cool cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Jack Hues
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Electronic Rock Stage & Screen
Style: Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Soundtrack
length: 5:27
Lyrics
(jack hues)

A man lives in the city
Surrounded by machines
They take away his pity
And give him what he dreams
A stream of information
On a green letter screen
Makes him feel in touch with the world
And sure of what it means

Chorus:
At the speed of light you're in endless night
At the speed of sound you don't see the ground
And in your sports car with the windows down
And the radio on and you don't stop talking
Thanks, I'll keep walking
I'm doing things in my own way
Well I'm doing things as I please
And then everything else goes it's own way
At the speed of life

A man lives in the city
Distracted by the news
From sitting down with the ones he loves
Or taking time to choose
And what of conversation?
And what is left when he dies?
Is there a diary of an honest man
To stand against the lies?

Repeat chorus

I'm doing things for their own sake
A picture on a screen won't do
I need to feel and touch it too
Do what I feel

I'm doing things for their own sake
I gotta find that essential, deep emotion
Get unhooked from this low commotion
And do what I feel
I'm doing things in my own way

I'm doing things in my own way
Well I'm doing things as I please
And then everything else goes it's own way
At the speed of life

This is the speed of life

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Praying to a New God
  • 2 What's So Bad About Feeling Good
  • 3 Snakedance
  • 4 Swing
  • 5 When Love Looks Back At You
  • 6 Games of Power
  • 7 At the Speed of Life
  • 8 The Warmer Side of Cool
  • 9 Logic and Love
  • 10 Tall Trees in a Blue Sky
  • 11 Big World

  • Release information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992422222
    script: Latin