LYRICS - Singles and text excerpts

(WITH THIS RING) LET ME GO
ARE EVERYTHING
I'M YOUR MONEY
EXCERPTS FROM "DIARY OF A CONTENDER"
TEXT FROM TEDDY BEAR, DUKE & PSYCHO
DESIGNING HEAVEN - GERMAN VERSION

(WITH THIS RING) LET ME GO

Intro:
E.S. got the flow in case you didn't know
I'm about to rock the show so here I go now

Verse one:
Dance shake you pants start to groove bust a move
Fell the bass that’s in your face check the flow it’s good to go
Here were we go make some noise all the girls and all the boys
Pump it up I heard that you like it hard and you like it ruff and you like it tough
Hey, pretty girl let me rock your world do your duty wiggle that booty
You set my heart on fire cuz you're my one and only desire
Dressed like a disco queen in the 90's disco scene
You put me in a trance so come on everybody let's dance

Chorus:
Babaloombaboombabommbadap
No matter where you are or where you go
Babaloombaboombabommbadap
There's only one thing baby you should know
Babaloombaboombabommbadap
I love you cuz you treat me like a king
Babaloombaboombabommbadap
Come be my queen with ring yeah baby you know what I mean
Babaloombaboombabommbadap

Verse two:
Love in the air everywhere I wanna share
Fell the vibe its all good you wanna leave I think we should
So we can get to know each other late night underneath the covers
By making the bed shake so hard you think it's an earthquake
Hey pretty girl tell me what you feel cuz what I feel is for real
Hurry up let me know the deal do I get my coat or just chill
She replied stay where you sit I wanna get my groove on for little bit
I said cool but what is this she said relax and gave me a kiss

(Repeat chorus)


Additional text in Heaven 17 mix:

between verse one and chorus:

I walk alone and yet I never say goodbye
Let Me Go
A Change of heart a change of mind
And heaven fell that night
Let Me Go

between verse two and chorus:

Found guilty of no crime
They were the best years of our lives
I'll turn the last card down

ARE EVERYTHING
This song (written by Pete Shelley) was originally recorded by the Buzzcocks

Heaven 17 later covered it as the B-side of I'm Your Money.

Your looks
My charm
My own imagination
My loves
Your hates
Your own infatuation
Are everything
Are everything

My hopes
Your fears
Your only limitation
Your thoughts
My schemes
My own evaluation
Are everything
Are everything

My looks
Your charm
Your own imagination
Your loves
My hates
My own infatuation
Are everything
Are everything

Your hopes
My fears
My only limitation
My thoughts
Your schemes
Your own evaluation
Are everything
Are everything

I'M YOUR MONEY

Chemical love bank within your grasp
Social partners with no past
Buy the pleasure commodity
Invest in personal industry

I'm your money
Buy this
Sign here

Order now our emotional life
I'm offering you the post of wife
Plus the overnight treasury
It'll work for you if it works for me

She's the voice that'll make you stop
First encounter with the man at the top
Pay with personal credit slip
Express American censorship

I'm your money
Buy that
Sign here

Wine and dine now that you're the boss
There's no hotel to break your loss
Admit relationship unresolved
Chemical love bank has been dissolved

I'm your money
Buy this
Sign here

EXCERPTS FROM ''DIARY OF A CONTENDER''

Tuesday 21/5 1985
This morning the sky hung heavy; a dirty, yellow sky that kept me in bed longer than I should have been in bed. A thunderclap, as loud as a bomb, shot me into action. I was dressed and ready to leave for the studio in ten minutes. Today, I'm in the car, for better or for worse. Not wishing to go too far into the jungle of sound we stopped. We start another path.

Tuesday 23/5 1985
Deep in fear of running down the child I run into the estate. We are not late. Socks, money, shirts, photographs of loved ones, tea, book, telephone book, international driving license... We also need a day of love before we go.
I speak of a spirit, as free as the wind, able to travel anywhere in the world, nay, the universe; and yet, the only place that this spirit wishes to be is home. But is this not the wish of the governing forces that are higher even than the said spirit? Even the seed blown from the tree has a predestined point; a point that must be met at some time. Paris has lost some of it's romance.

Thursday, 30th May 1985
We return at dawn on Saturday; and it seems that the tunnel will not be discovered by the guards. Remorse is for the birds! We speak of a dangerous dress that the girl puts on when she finds her lover. Fear in the spring. Feeling of pleasure inside us all, war is over, "come home, come home" could have been the cry but at last the heroes of some long unforgotten war, we are expected to carry on as if the memory of the past is a pain which even love could not overcome. We did have too much. We have had enough. There will be more but tomorrow will be over the page as it always is. Help please help me.

Friday, May 31st
This is where the boys took a strange turn. What was to be a simple film soundtrack turned out to be more of an ordeal. Ian, now only having one leg and laid up in a Paris hospital, was being visited by a gay black man that he'd met in a nightclub. Martyn was lost forever in the underground of Paris.
This last day in Paris and my stomach is in total turmoil. My heartbeat is too fast. I cannot sit down, my thoughts revolve around only one thing, yet I cannot focus my attention at all. Is it that we have broken some unknown universal rule? Have we somehow angered a long-forgotten god? And why, why when life for so long would seem to be worth living? Must this bolt of unleashed fear be set free within my body? My mind is unclear. Am I to be set free from the prison that I am in fear of leaving? Time will tell us all. I know this but still a human would try to guess, or predict, or dream how it will end... a totally pointless exercise. And yet, even though I know this, I find myself reaching into the future with all my powers, which are few, to try and glimpse a single look of the end. Oh, how [beep][should be: fucking] futile the unexpected can be!
Today is bright, as yesterday was dark. The brightness comes from within, but for me, my inner light is fast fading. Did I ever get that day of life?
Ian is safely at home with his parents in Sheffield, Martyn is living in Amsterdam, and Glenn is alone. How often as children we played at being something we were not; now that we are grown all this play-acting is to stop, love must take over this desire to be someone or something else. We all have love to give but not all of us get given love.

Tuesday, 13/7 1985
A long time, a lot done, new places have been seen, new things have been tried. Today is okay to tell the world that we are fine.
ALL INVOLVED ARE FINE - I think...

TEXT FROM TEDDY BEAR, DUKE & PSYCHO

You're digging it round when it should be square

From Aztec kings to New York queens.
You can if you want son, but I don't think you oughta.
You've got to sound it like you mean it, mean that you want it.
So soft and warm, this heat is strange.
He took some crack, he sold some smack and now he's in the pen.
Decadence in dark blue pants.
When I see falling star, I'll wonder where you are.
Whoa-oh-oh Na-na-na-na Uh! Na-na-na-na hey!
It's not my responsibility if you say you love me.
A hundred thousand feel this way.
Watch the gold rush round and round.
I slide across the kitchen floor, the greatest hero of them all.

Time for easy action.
Slow all over.

DESIGNING HEAVEN - A COMPARISON

GERMAN VERSION

Wie vornehm doch das Leben ist
Mit einer Vorliebe für Luxus
Die moderne Art zu leben
Ein neues Hotel für gebrochene Herzen
Eine neue Generation
Der die Zeit verrint
Komm in das gelobte Land
Zahle heute und zahle morgen

Ich sage Du entscheidest
Und Du sagst ich entscheide

Wir leben in einer gekrönten Welt
Es ist unsere eigene Kreation
Alles ist zu viel
Wir verlieren das Gefühl
In der vereinigten Nation
Wir verlieren den Stil, und warte hier
Hier kommt die neue Sensation
Jetzt geht's voran, fangt endlich an
Und kreier den neuen Himmel

Wenigstens kenn ich jetzt
Den Schlüssel zum Erfolg
Und das Letzte was mit einfällt
Wäre mich selbst zu ändern

 

 

Ich sage Du entscheidest
Und Du sagst ich entscheide

Wir leben in einer gekrönten Welt
Es ist unsere eigene Kreation
Alles ist zu viel
Wir verlieren das Gefühl
In der vereinigten Nation
Wir verlieren den Stil, und warte hier
Hier kommt die neue Sensation
Jetzt geht's voran, fangt endlich an
Und kreier den neuen Himmel

Von da oben sehe ich
Nichts zu verliern
Ich fühl mich frei
Und glaube es kaum
Ich sehe klar

Hast Du Dich jemals schon gefragt
Wie einfach es doch wär'
Den Geisteszustand neu zu ordnen
Neu zu arrangieren
Wenn die Natur das Sagen hätte
Ich wüßte was es wär'
??? zu Frau oder machen zu Mann
Versuch's mit Menschlichkeit

Wir leben in einer gekrönten Welt
Es ist unsere eigene Kreation
Alles ist zu viel
Wir verlieren das Gefühl
In der vereinigten Nation
Wir verlieren den Stil, und warte hier
Hier kommt die neue Sensation
Jetzt geht's voran, fangt endlich an
Und kreier den neuen Himmel

Wir kreieren den neuen Himmel
Wir kreieren den neuen Himmel
Wir kreieren den neuen Himmel

TRANSLATION

How noble life can be
With a preference for luxury
The modern way to live
A new hotel for broken hearts
The new generation
Running out of time
Come to the promised land
Pay today and pay tomorrow

I say you decide
And you say I decide

We live in a crowned world
It's our own creation
It's all too much
We're out of touch
In the united nation
We lose the styles, and wait here
Here comes the new sensation
Now it's getting on, just begin
And design the new heaven

At least I know
The key to success
And the last thing on my mind
Is to change myself

 

 

I say you decide
And you say I decide

We live in a crowned world
It's our own creation
It's all too much
We're out of emotions
In this united nation
We lose the styles, and wait here
Here comes the new sensation
Now it's getting on, just begin
And design the new heaven

From up there I see
Nothing to be lost
I feel free
And don't believe
I understand

Did you ever wonder
How easy it would be
To re-sort the mind
To rearrange
If nature could rule
I think what it would be
??? to a woman or make a man
Try it with humantiy

We live in a crowned world
It's our own creation
It's all too much
We're out of emotions
In this united nation
We lose the styles, and wait here
Here comes the new sensation
Now it's getting on, just begin
And design the new heaven

We design the new heaven
We design the new heaven
We design the new heaven

ORIGINAL VERSION

How demanding life can be
With a taste for luxury
It's such a modern way to live
A new hotel for the heartbroken
A bright new generation
Running out of time
Step up for the promised land
Pay today and pay tomorrow

Just like home from home
A timeshare in the stars

We're living in a divided world
It's our own creation
It's all too much
We're out of touch
In this united nation
Define the styles, wait for a while
Here comes a new sensation
Let's get it right before tonight
We are designing Heaven

I think at last I've found
A system for success
But the last thing on my mind
Is to arrest my own excess
The things that really count
Don't seem to have a price
Discover what you're missing
Now that it's your turn you can't wait


I say it's up to you
You say it's up to me

We're living in a divided world
It's our own creation
It's all too much
We're out of touch
In this united nation
Define the styles, wait for a while
Here comes a new sensation
Let's get it right before tonight
We are designing Heaven

I'm high enough to see
Nothing to lose
I feel relief
And disbelief
Now I can see

Did you ever wonder
Just how easy it would be ?
To try to rearrange
Your state of mind
If nature had a choice
think you know what it would be
Let us to a woman or a man
Try humanity

We're living in a divided world
It's our own creation
It's all too much
We're out of touch
In this united nation
Define the styles, wait for a while
Here comes a new sensation
Let's get it right before tonight
We are designing Heaven

We are designing Heaven
We are designing Heaven
We are designing Heaven

shake you pants start to groove bust a move
Fell the bass thatís in your face check the flow itís good to go
Here were we go make some noise all the girls and all the boys
Pump it up I heard that you like it hard and you like it ruff and you like it tough
Hey, pretty girl let me rock your world do your duty wiggle that booty
You set my heart on fire cuz you're my one and only desire
Dressed like a disco queen in the 90's disco scene
You put me in a trance so come on everybody let's dance

Chorus:
Babaloombaboombabommbadap
No matter where you are or where you go
Babaloombaboombabommbadap
There's only one thing baby you should know
Babaloombaboombabommbadap
I love you cuz you treat me like a king
Babaloombaboombabommbadap
Come be my queen with ring yeah baby you know what I mean
Babaloombaboombabommbadap

Verse two:
Love in the air everywhere I wanna share
Fell the vibe its all good you wanna leave I think we should
So we can get to know each other late night underneath the covers
By making the bed shake so hard you think it's an earthquake
Hey pretty girl tell me what you feel cuz what I feel is for real
Hurry up let me know the deal do I get my coat or just chill
She replied stay where you sit I wanna get my groove on for little bit
I said cool but what is this she said relax and gave me a kiss

(Repeat chorus)


Additional text in Heaven 17 mix:

between verse one and chorus:

I walk alone and yet I never say goodbye
Let Me Go
A Change of heart a change of mind
And heaven fell that night
Let Me Go

between verse two and chorus:

Found guilty of no crime
They were the best years of our lives
I'll turn the last card down

ARE EVERYTHING
This song (written by Pete Shelley) was originally recorded by the Buzzcocks

Heaven 17 later covered it as the B-side of I'm Your Money.

Your looks
My charm
My own imagination
My loves
Your hates
Your own infatuation
Are everything
Are everything

My hopes
Your fears
Your only limitation
Your thoughts
My schemes
My own evaluation
Are everything
Are everything

My looks
Your charm
Your own imagination
Your loves
My hates
My own infatuation
Are everything
Are everything

Your hopes
My fears
My only limitation
My thoughts
Your schemes
Your own evaluation
Are everything
Are everything

I'M YOUR MONEY

Chemical love bank within your grasp
Social partners with no past
Buy the pleasure commodity
Invest in personal industry

I'm your money
Buy this
Sign here

Order now our emotional life
I'm offering you the post of wife
Plus the overnight treasury
It'll work for you if it works for me

She's the voice that'll make you stop
First encounter with the man at the top
Pay with personal credit slip
Express American censorship

I'm your money
Buy that
Sign here

Wine and dine now that you're the boss
There's no hotel to break your loss
Admit relationship unresolved
Chemical love bank has been dissolved

I'm your money
Buy this
Sign here

EXCERPTS FROM ''DIARY OF A CONTENDER'' Tuesday 21/5 1985
This morning the sky hung heavy; a dirty, yellow sky that kept me in bed longer than I should have been in bed. A thunderclap, as loud as a bomb, shot me into action. I was dressed and ready to leave for the studio in ten minutes. Today, I'm in the car, for better or for worse. Not wishing to go too far into the jungle of sound we stopped. We start another path.

Tuesday 23/5 1985
Deep in fear of running down the child I run into the estate. We are not late. Socks, money, shirts, photographs of loved ones, tea, book, telephone book, international driving license... We also need a day of love before we go.
I speak of a spirit, as free as the wind, able to travel anywhere in the world, nay, the universe; and yet, the only place that this spirit wishes to be is home. But is this not the wish of the governing forces that are higher even than the said spirit? Even the seed blown from the tree has a predestined point; a point that must be met at some time. Paris has lost some of it's romance.

Thursday, 30th May 1985
We return at dawn on Saturday; and it seems that the tunnel will not be discovered by the guards. Remorse is for the birds! We speak of a dangerous dress that the girl puts on when she finds her lover. Fear in the spring. Feeling of pleasure inside us all, war is over, "come home, come home" could have been the cry but at last the heroes of some long unforgotten war, we are expected to carry on as if the memory of the past is a pain which even love could not overcome. We did have too much. We have had enough. There will be more but tomorrow will be over the page as it always is. Help please help me.

Friday, May 31st
This is where the boys took a strange turn. What was to be a simple film soundtrack turned out to be more of an ordeal. Ian, now only having one leg and laid up in a Paris hospital, was being visited by a gay black man that he'd met in a nightclub. Martyn was lost forever in the underground of Paris.
This last day in Paris and my stomach is in total turmoil. My heartbeat is too fast. I cannot sit down, my thoughts revolve around only one thing, yet I cannot focus my attention at all. Is it that we have broken some unknown universal rule? Have we somehow angered a long-forgotten god? And why, why when life for so long would seem to be worth living? Must this bolt of unleashed fear be set free within my body? My mind is unclear. Am I to be set free from the prison that I am in fear of leaving? Time will tell us all. I know this but still a human would try to guess, or predict, or dream how it will end... a totally pointless exercise. And yet, even though I know this, I find myself reaching into the future with all my powers, which are few, to try and glimpse a single look of the end. Oh, how [beep][should be: fucking] futile the unexpected can be!
Today is bright, as yesterday was dark. The brightness comes from within, but for me, my inner light is fast fading. Did I ever get that day of life?
Ian is safely at home with his parents in Sheffield, Martyn is living in Amsterdam, and Glenn is alone. How often as children we played at being something we were not; now that we are grown all this play-acting is to stop, love must take over this desire to be someone or something else. We all have love to give but not all of us get given love.

Tuesday, 13/7 1985
A long time, a lot done, new places have been seen, new things have been tried. Today is okay to tell the world that we are fine.
ALL INVOLVED ARE FINE - I think...

TEXT FROM TEDDY BEAR, DUKE & PSYCHO

You're digging it round when it should be square

From Aztec kings to New York queens.
You can if you want son, but I don't think you oughta.
You've got to sound it like you mean it, mean that you want it.
So soft and warm, this heat is strange.
He took some crack, he sold some smack and now he's in the pen.
Decadence in dark blue pants.
When I see falling star, I'll wonder where you are.
Whoa-oh-oh Na-na-na-na Uh! Na-na-na-na hey!
It's not my responsibility if you say you love me.
A hundred thousand feel this way.
Watch the gold rush round and round.
I slide across the kitchen floor, the greatest hero of them all.

Time for easy action.
Slow all over.

DESIGNING HEAVEN - A COMPARISON

GERMAN VERSION

Wie vornehm doch das Leben ist
Mit einer Vorliebe für Luxus
Die moderne Art zu leben
Ein neues Hotel für gebrochene Herzen
Eine neue Generation
Der die Zeit verrint
Komm in das gelobte Land
Zahle heute und zahle morgen

Ich sage Du entscheidest
Und Du sagst ich entscheide

Wir leben in einer gekrönten Welt
Es ist unsere eigene Kreation
Alles ist zu viel
Wir verlieren das Gefühl
In der vereinigten Nation
Wir verlieren den Stil, und warte hier
Hier kommt die neue Sensation
Jetzt geht's voran, fangt endlich an
Und kreier den neuen Himmel

Wenigstens kenn ich jetzt
Den Schlüssel zum Erfolg
Und das Letzte was mit einfällt
Wäre mich selbst zu ändern

 

 

Ich sage Du entscheidest
Und Du sagst ich entscheide

Wir leben in einer gekrönten Welt
Es ist unsere eigene Kreation
Alles ist zu viel
Wir verlieren das Gefühl
In der vereinigten Nation
Wir verlieren den Stil, und warte hier
Hier kommt die neue Sensation
Jetzt geht's voran, fangt endlich an
Und kreier den neuen Himmel

Von da oben sehe ich
Nichts zu verliern
Ich fühl mich frei
Und glaube es kaum
Ich sehe klar

Hast Du Dich jemals schon gefragt
Wie einfach es doch wär'
Den Geisteszustand neu zu ordnen
Neu zu arrangieren
Wenn die Natur das Sagen hätte
Ich wüßte was es wär'
??? zu Frau oder machen zu Mann
Versuch's mit Menschlichkeit

Wir leben in einer gekrönten Welt
Es ist unsere eigene Kreation
Alles ist zu viel
Wir verlieren das Gefühl
In der vereinigten Nation
Wir verlieren den Stil, und warte hier
Hier kommt die neue Sensation
Jetzt geht's voran, fangt endlich an
Und kreier den neuen Himmel

Wir kreieren den neuen Himmel
Wir kreieren den neuen Himmel
Wir kreieren den neuen Himmel

TRANSLATION

How noble life can be
With a preference for luxury
The modern way to live
A new hotel for broken hearts
The new generation
Running out of time
Come to the promised land
Pay today and pay tomorrow

I say you decide
And you say I decide

We live in a crowned world
It's our own creation
It's all too much
We're out of touch
In the united nation
We lose the styles, and wait here
Here comes the new sensation
Now it's getting on, just begin
And design the new heaven

At least I know
The key to success
And the last thing on my mind
Is to change myself

 

 

I say you decide
And you say I decide

We live in a crowned world
It's our own creation
It's all too much
We're out of emotions
In this united nation
We lose the styles, and wait here
Here comes the new sensation
Now it's getting on, just begin
And design the new heaven

From up there I see
Nothing to be lost
I feel free
And don't believe
I understand

Did you ever wonder
How easy it would be
To re-sort the mind
To rearrange
If nature could rule
I think what it would be
??? to a woman or make a man
Try it with humantiy

We live in a crowned world
It's our own creation
It's all too much
We're out of emotions
In this united nation
We lose the styles, and wait here
Here comes the new sensation
Now it's getting on, just begin
And design the new heaven

We design the new heaven
We design the new heaven
We design the new heaven

ORIGINAL VERSION

How demanding life can be
With a taste for luxury
It's such a modern way to live
A new hotel for the heartbroken
A bright new generation
Running out of time
Step up for the promised land
Pay today and pay tomorrow

Just like home from home
A timeshare in the stars

We're living in a divided world
It's our own creation
It's all too much
We're out of touch
In this united nation
Define the styles, wait for a while
Here comes a new sensation
Let's get it right before tonight
We are designing Heaven

I think at last I've found
A system for success
But the last thing on my mind
Is to arrest my own excess
The things that really count
Don't seem to have a price
Discover what you're missing
Now that it's your turn you can't wait


I say it's up to you
You say it's up to me

We're living in a divided world
It's our own creation
It's all too much
We're out of touch
In this united nation
Define the styles, wait for a while
Here comes a new sensation
Let's get it right before tonight
We are designing Heaven

I'm high enough to see
Nothing to lose
I feel relief
And disbelief
Now I can see

Did you ever wonder
Just how easy it would be ?
To try to rearrange
Your state of mind
If nature had a choice
think you know what it would be
Let us to a woman or a man
Try humanity

We're living in a divided world
It's our own creation
It's all too much
We're out of touch
In this united nation
Define the styles, wait for a while
Here comes a new sensation
Let's get it right before tonight
We are designing Heaven

We are designing Heaven
We are designing Heaven
We are designing Heaven