80’s lyrics challenge

by annex50

I was talking to my friend, David, and we were listening to some 80’s music, not by choice, at a pizza restaurant we were dining at. He made fun of some song that came on, and I chuckled a bit but mentioned that I “grew up on that music.” He couldn’t recall much musical influence from the 80’s that he listened to growing up. He cited more music from the 90’s. So, as my challenge to him, and to many who think that 80’s music was not very good at all, I will post some popular songs occasionally that have some lyrical “power” and musical “rhythm.” I may fail but I will not stop!

Here is my first that I will post, “Self control” by Laura Branigan. This is a song that I frequently stumble into in my head but cannot remember the title or the song precisely. You know, when your pulse hits a new but familiar rhythm that grew stale previously but now comes knocking again. I logged onto facebook and wanted to post something about the concept of self control and that triggered my memory back to this song. I was relatively excited because it resolved many previously failed brain memory attempts. Here are the lyrics and video (the “oh-oh-oh” phrases should not be held against me but, instead, be incorporated into your life):

Oh, the night is my world
City light painted girl
In the day nothing matters
It’s the night time that flatters
In the night, no control
Through the wall something’s breaking
Wearing white as you’re walking
Down the street of my soul

(You take my self) you take my self control
You got me livin’ only for the night
Before the morning comes, the story’s told
(You take my self) you take my self control

Another night, another day goes by
I never stop myself to wonder why
You help me to forget to play my role
You take my self, you take my self control

(I) I live among the creatures of the night
I haven’t got the will to try and fight
Against a new tomorrow
So I guess I’ll just believe it
That tomorrow never comes

A safe flight
(You take myself, you take my self control)
I’m living in the forest of my dream
(You take myself, you take my self control)
I know the night is not as it would seem
(You take myself, you take my self control)
I must believe in something
(You take myself, you take my self control)
So I’ll make myself believe it
(You take myself, you take my self control)
That this night will never go

(Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh)
(Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh)
(Oh-oh-oh)
(oh-oh-oh)
(Oh-oh-oh)
(oh-oh-oh)

Oh, the night is my world
City light painted girl
In the day nothing matters
It’s the night time that flatters

(I) I live among the creatures of the night
I haven’t got the will to try and fight
Against a new tomorrow
So I guess I’ll just believe it
That tomorrow never knows

A safe flight
(You take myself, you take my self control)
I’m living in the forest of my dream
(You take myself, you take my self control)
I know the night is not as it would seem
(You take myself, you take my self control)
I must believe in something
(You take myself, you take my self control)
So I’ll make myself believe it
(You take myself, you take my self control)
This night will never go

(Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh)
(Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh)
(Oh-oh-oh)

You take my self
(Oh-oh-oh)
You take my self control
(Oh-oh-oh)
You take my self
(Oh-oh-oh)
You take my self control
(Oh-oh-oh)
You take my self
(Oh-oh-oh)
You take my self control
(Oh-oh-oh)
You take my self
(Oh-oh-oh)
You take my self control
(Oh-oh-oh)…..

Feel free to comment and leave your choices!

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