Thompson Twins (60,75 %)

Into the Gap (83,36 %)

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Thompson Twins - Into the Gap
Released: 1984-02-13
Type: studio

Ranking:
Artist:
1

Year (1984):
9

Decade (1980's):
47

Overall:
176

1.
Doctor! Doctor!
04:39
2.
You Take Me Up
04:28
3.
Day After Day
03:50
4.
Sister of Mercy
05:09
5.
No Peace for the Wicked
04:05
6.
The Gap
04:45
7.
Hold Me Now
04:46
8.
Storm on the Sea
05:33
9.
Who Can Stop the Rain
05:48
 
Album length:
43:03

Lyrics

1.
Doctor! Doctor!
I saw you there, just standing there
And I thought I was only dreaming yeah
I kissed you then, then once again
You said you would come and dance with me
Dance with me across the sea
And we could feel the motion of a thousand dreams

Doctor, doctor, can't you see I'm burning, burning
Oh doctor, doctor, is this love I'm feeling?

Ships at night give such delight
We all leave before the morning light
Please don't go no please don't go
Cause I don't want to stay here on my own

Doctor, doctor, can't you see I'm burning, burning
Oh doctor, doctor, is this love I'm feeling?

Fever breathe your love on me (breathe your love)
Take away my name (take away)
Fever lay your hands on me (breathe your love)
Never be the same

Doctor, doctor, can't you see I'm burning, burning
Oh doctor, doctor, is this love I'm feeling?

Come with me and make believe
We can travel to eternity
2.
You Take Me Up
I work on the front line, I work to survive
And I sleep in a fever, so this is my life
I cry in my sleep (cry boy, cry boy)
It just makes me weep when I try, how I try
I know what it means to work hard on machines
It's a labour of love so please don't ask me why
Looking for reasons (day in, day out)
Trying too hard (he's trying too hard)
Moving in circles (too hot, too hot)
Don't get very far (don't get very far)
Should I ask you to dance? (dance boy, dance boy)
If I promise romance would you come for the ride?
I know what it means to work hard on machines
Do you believe in love, one that lasts for all time?

You take me up, oh hoh,
You take me up to the higher ground
You take me up so high
Now I never want to come back down

I'm glad in these hard times (day in, day out)
There's hope in your eyes (hope in his eyes)
I don't need a religion (too hot, too hot)
Cause this love never dies (love never dies)
I believe in today (believe boy, believe boy)
It's better that way and you work through the night
I know what it means to work hard on machines
It's a labour of love, so please don't ask me why

You take me up, oh hoh,
You take me up to the higher ground
You take me up so high
Now I never want to come back down

I cry in my sleep (cry boy, cry boy)
It just makes me weep when I try, how I try
I know what it means to work hard on machines
It's a labour of love so please don't ask me why

You take me up, oh hoh,
You take me up to the higher ground
You take me up so high
Now I never want to come back down
3.
Day After Day
I'm always treading on dangerous ground
And everything seems to be upside down
Are you practicing for judgement day?
Or do you really mean those things you say?

Day after day, night after night
There's a panic in this heart of mine
Day after day, night after night
I'm looking for something that's just too hard to find

I'm not the man you wanted me to be
He's kept alive inside your fantasy
But now the magic me is fading fast
Let me remind you of the face behind the mask

Day after day, night after night
There's a panic in this heart of mine
Day after day, night after night
I'm looking for something that's just too hard to find

Can't you see there's just no promised land,
doesn't happen that way
I hope you'll try and understand
there's nothing I can do or say

Day after day, night after night
There's a panic in this heart of mine
Day after day, night after night
I'm looking for something that's just too hard to find
4.
Sister of Mercy
She lives in a big white house
The rooms are lemon and she's devoted to life
of keeping this house just right, ooh, ooh
The weekends are perfectly nice ooh, ooh
And she doesn't talk when he comes home at night
Twenty five years she's just the same
She's a lonely woman, quiet in her ways
Then he comes home one night
She kills him with a knife
Now she's the one who's a living in paradise

(Sister of mercy) No sister of mercy
Oh, don't cry for me
(sister of mercy) No sister of mercy
It's all alright for me

Now she sits in a big white chair
In a room that's not so different to the one back there
She turns her face to the light
But she is blinded by her life
You can hear her cry alone at night

(Sister of mercy) No sister of mercy
Oh, don't cry for me
(sister of mercy) No sister of mercy
It's all alright for me

So have mercy on that woman you don't know the way it's been
You don't know the trouble her eyes have seen
Can you feel the kiss of life when you come home at night?
Well, you better not turn your back on a paradise

(Sister of mercy) No sister of mercy
Oh, don't cry for me
(sister of mercy) No sister of mercy
It's all alright for me

Sister of mercy (Sister of mercy)
Sister of mercy oh, oh
Sister of mercy (Sister of mercy)
Sister of mercy oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
5.
No Peace for the Wicked
There's a scandal in the city, lots of rumors flying round
I gave them all my money, what I lost they found
Sometimes I think they're madder than hatters having tea
Setting up the situation to destroy the scenery

(There's no peace) No peace for the wicked
We're dancing till we drop
(There's no rest) No rest for the wicked
And we're all too scared to stop

Oh can't you see the trouble?
It causes me much pain
Cause I don't understand
Why should I stand out in the rain?
Sometimes I think they're madder than hatters having tea
Setting up the situation to destroy the scenery

(There's no peace) No peace for the wicked
We're dancing till we drop
(There's no rest) No rest for the wicked
And we're all too scared to stop

Satellites spin through the air, suffragettes are everywhere
When the headlines hit the streets they're gonna knock you off your feet
Satellites spin through the air, acrobats of atmosphere
Maybe love will disappear
I wonder if you really care

There's two people on the wire
Making fun of what you said
Say you're looking for affection
Won't you look at me instead?

No peace for the wicked
We're dancing till we drop
No rest for the wicked
And we're all too scared to stop

(There's no peace) No peace for the wicked
We're dancing till we drop
(There's no rest) No rest for the wicked
And we're all too scared to stop
6.
The Gap
Wake up in a strange land, one of forty thieves
And I see for the first time just what you believe
I go down to the market where I can buy or sell
And listen to the chanting and all the lies the wise ones tell
They say

East is east, west is west
Two diff'rent colors on the map
We say break the line, chew the fat
a keep moving out into the gap

Beggars in the back street, there for all the world to leave
It's you that's begging for attention, well it's all the same to me
And I won't ask permission, not from teachers or from kings
Cause I can see for myself all the pain that you will bring
They say

East is east, west is west
Two diff'rent colors on the map
We say break the line, chew the fat
a keep moving out into the gap

Hey!

East - West
East - West

East is east, west is west
Two diff'rent colors on the map
We say break the line, chew the fat
a keep moving out into the gap

Can you smell the perfume of a hundred thousand years?
Dare you look into the eyes that hide a hundred million tears?
And there's no need to be so fightened of all the figures in the night
Cause we share the same emotions and no one's wrong and no one's right
They say

East is east, west is west
Two diff'rent colors on the map
We say break the line, chew the fat
a keep moving out into the gap
7.
Hold Me Now
I have a picture pinned to my wall
an image of you and of me and we're laughing
with love at it all
But look at our life now, we're tattered and torn
We fuss and we fight and delight in the tears
that we cry until dawn

Hold me now
Warm my heart
Stay with me
Let lovin' start, let lovin' start

You say I'm a dreamer, we're two of a kind
Both of us searching for some perfect world we know we'll neverfind
So perhaps I should leave here, yeah yeah, go far away
But you know that there's nowhere that I'd rather be
than with you here today

Hold me now
Warm my heart
Stay with me
Let lovin' start, let lovin' start

You ask if I love you, well, what can I say?
You know that I do and that this is just one of those games thatwe play
So I'll sing you a new song, please don't cry any more
I'll even ask your forgiveness though I don't know just what I'masking it for

Oh, oh, hold me now (hold me in your lovin' arms)
Oh warm my heart (warm my cold and tired heart)
Stay with me (Ooh stay with me)
Let lovin' start, let lovin' start
8.
Storm on the Sea
This party is over,
and we, we are alone
and I feel so helpless,
there's nowhere to go, but

To storm on the sea
No stranger to me
Light on the shore
So let the wind blow
Carry me home
Lead me to your door

The room is so quiet
Hush, don't you cry
Daybreak is dawning cold in the sky
So don't tell me your name
I can't stay here
Can't a cruel light of morning drive me away

To storm on the sea
No stranger to me
Light on the shore
So let the wind blow
Carry me home
Lead me to your door
9.
Who Can Stop the Rain
I was dancing in heaven, you were keeping time
Then I read your letter, sent shivers down my spine
Said our love was over, I was not the one
If it lasts forever, forever wouldn't be much fun

Who can stop the rain?
Who can stop the rain from falling?
Who can stop this pain that's drowning me?

I could hear the sound of laughter
I thought that love was in the air
I was drowning in that golden age
You really seemed to care
I'm haunted by a dream, a giant human beings
I wait alone for hours
Love is never what it seems

Who can stop the rain?
Who can stop the rain from falling?
Who can stop this pain that's drowning me?

You always had fantastic plans, that I always knew
And now you want to leave me out, so it's raining just for you
Those changes that you wanted make you ten feet tall
I tried to move those mountains but mountains never move at all

Who can stop the rain?
Who can stop the rain from falling?
Who can stop this pain that's drowning me?

Who can stop the rain? (can stop the rain?)
Who can stop the rain from falling? (can stop the rain?)
Who can stop this pain that's drowning me?