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PSA

Just so you know, Soft Cell had more songs than that insipid, overplayed Tainted Love, the best of which was Say Hello, Wave Goodbye. If we ever meet and you get me drunk, I will sing the whole thing for you in a fake Brit accent.

Standing in the door of the Pink Flamingo
Crying in the rain
It was a kind of so so love
And I'm going to make sure it never
Happens again
You and I
It had to be
The standing joke of the year
You were a sleep around
A lost and found
And not for me I fear


I tried to make it work
You in a cocktail skirt
And me in a suit
(Well it just wasn't me)
You're used to wearing less
And now you're life's a mess
So insecure you see
I put up with all the scenes
And this is one scene
That's going to be played my way


Take your hands off me
I don't belong to you, you see
Take a look at my face
For the last time
I never knew you
You never knew me
Say hello Goodbye
Say hello wave goodbye


Under the deep red light
I can see the makeup sliding down
Hey little girl you will always make up
So take off that unbecoming frown
What about me - well
I'll find someone
That's not going cheap in the sales
A nice little housewife
Who'll give me a steady life
And won't keep going off the rails


Take your hands off me
I don't belong to you, you see
Take a look at my face
For the last time
I never knew you
You never knew me
Say hello Goodbye
Say hello wave goodbye


We've been involved
For quite a while now
And to keep you secret has been hell
We're strangers meeting for the first time O.K.?
Just smile and say hello
Say hello then wave goodbye

Comments

Sing it for all of us in a fake British accent anyway. Comeon!

I actually had a dream last night that I met you. What were you doing in K.C.?

I'll send the tequila!

I'm also particularly fond of Marc Almond's "Tears Run Rings".

Great song!!!

Have you ever heard the David Gray remake? Pretty good, I must say.

Actually they had a great Jimi Hendrix cover doing a medley of Purple Haze, Voodoo Chili and Hey Joe on an LP 45.

I liked Sex Dwarf.

But I have fond memories of Tainted Love, despite that adjective "insipid". I mean, I remember teaching my kid siblings the lyrics and we'd use it as a marching song while hiking. We were weird children.

Hello?..... Is anyone there?