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beauty and the beat
Year: 1981
Released by IRS Records.

Produced by Rob Freeman and Richard Gottehrer.

 

 

beauty and the beat: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Year: 2011
Released by IRS Records.

Produced by Rob Freeman and Richard Gottehrer.

 

 

track listing

1981 Release
Our Lips Are Sealed 
How Much More 
Tonite 
Lust To Love 
This Town 
We Got The Beat 
Fading Fast 
Automatic 
You Can't Walk In Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep) 
Skidmarks On My Heart 
Can't Stop The World 
2011 Release

Disc: 1
1. Our Lips Are Sealed
2. How Much More
3. Tonite
4. Lust To Love
5. This Town
6. We Got The Beat
7. Fading Fast
8. Automatic
9. You Can't Walk In Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep)
10. Skidmarks On Your Heart
11. Can't Stop The World

Disc: 2
[Live At The Metro In Boston 1981]
1. Skidmarks On My Heart
2. How Much More
3. Tonight
4. Fading Fast
5. London Boys
6. Cool Jerk
7. Automatic
8. Lust To Love
9. Can't Stop The World
10. This Town Listen
11. You Can't Walk In Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep)
12. Our Lips Are Sealed
13. Let's Have A Party
14. We Got The Beat
15. Surfing And Spying
16. Remember (Walking In The Sand)
17. Vacation

singles

 

 

Our Lips Are Sealed

OUR LIPS ARE SEALED

SURFING & SPYING

7" Single

 

We Got The Beat

WE GOT THE BEAT

CANT STOP THE WORLD

7" Single

 

 

Our Lips Are Sealed/We Got The Beat

OUR LIPS ARE SEALED

WE GOT THE BEAT

7" Single

Automatic

AUTOMATIC

TONITE

7" Single

       

 

chart

 

Albums/Singles

US #

Australia #

UK #

Beauty & The Beat (Album)

1 (Platinum) 

27

-

Our Lips Are Sealed

20

2

47

We Got The Beat

2

29

-

Automatic

-

-

-

 

 

 

lyrics

 

Our Lips Are Sealed

Can you hear them
They talk about us
Telling lies
Well that's no surprise

Can you see them
See right through them
They have no shield
No secrets to reveal

It doesn't matter what they say
In the jealous games people play
Our lips are sealed 

Careless talk
Through paper walls
We can't stop them
Only laugh at them

Spreading rumours
So far from true
Dragged up from the underworld
Just like some precious pearl

It doesn't matter what they say
In the jealous games people play
Our lips are sealed
Pay no mind to what they say
It doesn't matter anyway
Our lips are sealed

There's a weapon
We must use
In our defence
Silence

When you look at them
Look right through them
That's when they'll disappear
That's when you'll be feared

Hush, my darling
Don't you cry
Quiet, angel
Forget their lies


 

How Much More

Every night I see you walk
Walking by, walking by
You hold your head so close to hers
I could cry, yeah, I could cry
I want to be that girl tonite
Girl tonite, girl tonite

CHORUS
How much more can I take
Before I go crazy, oh yeah
How much more heartache
Before I go crazy, oh yeah

Love's in your eyes
Making me cry
Why isn't it me?
She's looking good
Just like I would
If it could be me

CHORUS

 

Tonite

The street lights are shining bright
The billboards are shedding their light
And my crowd's hanging around
Tonite

There's a charge in the air
It's kind of electric out there
And we're all out on the town

Action - gonna track it down
Gonna turn some heads
Tonite

There's nothing
There's no one
To stand in our way

Get dressed up
And messed up
Blow our cares away

Our mind's set on seeing
This night through 'til day
We rule the streets tonite
Until the morning (light)

The boulevard's crowded and loud
It's time for excitement right now
There's no better world to be found
If there was
We'd give it all for
For a lifetime like
Tonite

 

Lust To Love

It used to be fun was in
The capture and kill
In another place and time
I did it all for thrills

Love me and I'll leave you
I told you at the start
I had no idea that you
Would tear my world apart

And you're the one to blame
I used to know my name
But I've lost control of the game
'Cause even though I set the rules
You've got me acting like a fool
When I see you I lose my cool

Lust to love
Was the last thing I was dreaming of
And now all I want is just to love
Lust turned to love

That was when the fun was in
The capture and the kill
In another place and time
I did it all for thrills

Love me and I'll leave you
I told you at the start
I had no idea that you
Would tear my world apart

This Town

We all know the chosen toys
Of catty girls and pretty boys
Make up that face
Jump in the race
Life's a kick in this town
Life's a kick in this town

CHORUS
This town is our town
It is so glamorous
Bet you'd live here if you could
And be one of us

Change the lines that were said before
We're all dreamers - we're all whores
Discarded stars
Like worn out cars
Litter the streets of this town
Litter the streets of this town

 

We Got The Beat

See the people walking down the street
Fall in line just watching all their feet
They don't know where they wanna go
But they're walking in time

They got the beat
They got the beat
Yeah
They got the beat

See the kids just getting out of school
They can't wait to hang out and be cool
Hang around 'til quarter after twelve
That's when they fall in line

Kids got the beat
They got the beat
They got the beat
Yeah
Kids got the beat

Go-Go music really makes us dance
Do the Pony puts us in a trance
Do the Watusi just give us a chance
That's when we fall in line

We got the beat
We got the beat
We got the beat
Yeah
We got the beat

Everybody get on your feet
We know you can dance to the beat
Jumpin' - get down
Round and round and round

 

 

Fading Fast

You thought that I was on your side
And I'd do anything for you
But you found out yesterday
That you were wrong
I opened up the door
I said we were through

Now you're calling me
You want me back again
But I've just got to turn my head
And start to pretend

I've never seen you
You're someone I don't know
Are you just another boy
That I met long ago

You had me all to yourself
I thought that you were such a prize
I finally came to my senses
When I heard just one too many lies

You can talk about old times
They don't mean a thing to me
You're fading fast
Out of my memory

 

Automatic

Quiet now
Still of night
Inside fire burning bright

Right moment
Laying down
Oh, still no sound

It's all automatic
No thought
Automatic

Golden hair
Skin glisten
Beating heart but don't listen

Angles sharp
Crash together
Time and consciousness sever

Mind in automatic
Time stop
Automatic

 

You Can't Walk in Your Sleep
(If You Can't Sleep)

Last night you slept, you slept in fits
You smashed your windows bit by bit
You cried out - a bad dream
Horror pictures - what a scene!

Which way will things go tonight
Toss and turn or sleep tight
You can't win you wonder why
That sleep is one thing you can't buy

CHORUS
You can't walk in your sleep
If you can't sleep
You can't walk in your sleep
If you can't sleep

Downed that pill hours ago
And time is passing oh so slow
Watch the clock - you're waiting
It's five o'clock and the world is waking

That's the way things went tonight
Tossed and turned though you were tight
Exhaustion brings on desperation
Well there's still some consolation

 

CHORUS

 

 

Skidmarks On My Heart

You sure know how to hurt a girl
Fewer hugs and no more kisses
Just water for your carburetor
And bearings for your pistons
Rev her engine for your pleasure
Caress and fondle her steering wheel
When you moan and hug her gear shift
Stop! Think how it makes me feel

CHORUS
Skidmarks on my heart
You've got me in fifth
You're burning rubber like my love
I'm driving in risk

Spend all your time and money
On that Pontiac GTO pile
Getting tired of your greasy antics
My pride's getting hurt by the mile
Blow her engine blow my mind
Keep her shocks and brakes aligned
I see that you're all jacked up
Leaving me and your exhaust behind

CHORUS

I buy you cologne
You want axle grease
You say get a mechanic
I say get a shrink
I need promises
You want Motor Trend
Our love needs an overhaul
This may be the end

CHORUS

 

Can't Stop The World

I gave up looking for a reason
To live with things just the way they are
I came around
Used to be easy to get to
And they got to me just about every way

Caught with no cards up your sleeve
Not much to choose from
Grew up all along thinking you couldn't lose
Don't want to live without that security
You think with just a little more
Things will be alright

Can't stop the world
Can't stop the world
Can't stop the world
Why let it stop you
Why let it stop you
Why let it stop you
Your heart, your will, your car-
They've all been broken
You let everybody
You got beat
And it's not entertaining
Watching you try to stand on your feet again

Can't stop the world
Can't stop the world
Can't stop the world
Don't let it stop you
Don't let it stop you
Don't let it stop you

 

 
   

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