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Spandau Ballet – True lyrics

So true funny how it seems
Always in time, but never in line for dreams.
Head over heels when toe to toe.
This is the sound of my soul,
This is the sound

I bought a ticket to the world,
But now I've come back again
Why do I find it hard to write the next line?
Oh I want the truth to be said

Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true
Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true.

With a thrill in my head and a pill on my tongue
Dissolve the nerves that have just begun
Listening to Marvin (all night long)
This is the sound of my soul,
This is the sound...

Always slipping from my hands,
Sands a time of it's own
Take your seaside arms and write the next line
Oh I want the truth to be known

Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true
Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true

I bought a ticket to the world,
But now I've come back again
Why do I find it hard to write the next line?
Oh I want the truth to be said

Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true
Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true

This much is true

I know, I know, I know this much is true



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    "take your seats and I'll write the next line" should read.
    "take your seaside arms and write the next line" It's a reference to a passage in Nabokof's Lolita where he describes her as having 'seaside limbs and ardent tongue' A girl he fancied loaned him the book and he put it in the song so she'd know it was about her. She didn't have a clue. Too vague Gary, perhaps you should have just told her.
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    First verse people who are out of sync with each other unless they are in bed.
    2nd verse I take drugs to numb myself but I remember our turbulent relationship and I listen to marvin gaye (?) while I'm on the road looking for inspiration.
    I bought a ticket to the world. I left but and you use the distance to put a min on the relationship so its time I tell my side of the story of why we are not together.
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    "Dan Air" is spot on, and I further submit that the "pill on his tongue" is the "pleasure point" of his lady (at least that's what I believe in my overly symbolic/perverse mind). One of the most romantic songs - ever. Can't believe how young the Kemps are in this. Wise beyond their years at that point in time. Ah. The springtime of youth! Aloha!
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    True isn't about anything. It's just a mixmash of words to a great tune. They found the tune first and figured they would pull a fast one on the unsuspecting listeners, knowing they would forever be wondering wtf it's about, while all the time they're laughing their asses off. No matter though. It's the second track on the playlist I listen to every night when I go to bed. The first one is captain of her heart and the third one is your song.
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    You all have forgotten how you feel when you know the relationship is done! Stick a fork in it he's tired of her that is why he is laughing cause she's driving him crazy hello aka Hi Ha. His idea of love is his dream but, seems like they are more toe to toe like in challenge aka fighting. He knows what it really is aka true at least when having sex he can ride all night long (famous marvin gaye song about sex is "Let's Get It On"), but needs to be high aka pill on my tongue probably extc or acid. Thrill in my head can also reference a gun, or male member, gambling, drink, joint or his fantasy or idea of relationship. Then he contradicts himself by singing in time but never in line. Stand in line how do you feel. Second Guess yourself did I get everything why so long waiting in this waste of time line. The music is what really sells this song. However, by keeping it a mystery he can still keep everyone talking! Remember we are talking '80s here. If I said ironic would that shed more light on his thought process Hmmm lol. Hi?
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