Day 24 – 30 Day Music Challenge 

By | July 28, 2017

The end is in sight! It’s Day 24 of the Music Challenge and the prompt is “A Band/Group You Wish Were Still Together”.

You may think I’d say Ultravox, but that would be too obvious, I could also have said Big Country but I don’t think anyone could replace Stuart Adamson, so I’m going for:

The song I’ve chosen King Of Pain is a strange one, the lyrics are really quite bizarre and I’m not sure what I was expecting from the video, having not seen it previously but it was as strange as I thought it would be – watch here.

It is a great tune, a sample of the lyrics:

“There’s a little black spot on the sun today

It’s the same old thing as yesterday

There’s a black hat caught in a high tree top

There’s a flag pole rag and the wind won’t stop

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain

With the world turning circles running ’round my brain.

I guess I’m always hoping that you’ll end this reign,

But it’s my destiny to be the king of pain…

There’s a fossil that’s trapped in a high cliff wall

That’s my soul up there.

There’s a dead salmon frozen in a waterfall

That’s my soul up there.

There’s a blue whale beached by a springtime’s ebb

That’s my soul up there.

There’s a butterfly trapped in a spider’s web

That’s my soul up there.
….

There’s a king on a throne with his eyes torn out

There’s a blind man looking for a shadow of doubt

There’s a rich man sleeping on a golden bed

There’s a skeleton choking on a crust of bread

King of pain…

There’s a red fox torn by a huntsman’s pack

That’s my soul up there.

There’s a black-winged gull with a broken back

That’s my soul up there.

There’s a little black spot on the sun today.

It’s the same old thing as yesterday,

I’ve stood here before inside the pouring rain

With the world turning circles running ’round my brain.

I guess I’m always hoping that you’ll end this reign,

But it’s my destiny to be the king of pain.”

I could have also chosen Synchronicity 2, which is just as wonderfully strange – that’s a bit more of an angry one, reminds me of commuting (!)

Which groups do you wish were still together? 


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