Thursday, August 11, 2005

Louder Than Noises of Hatred


Beating of Hearts
By Andy Partridge

Do you know what noise awakes you
Every morning from your bed
A coming from the farthest hillside
A coming from inside your head

You have heard
You have heard the loudest sound
In this and every world you can think of

Louder than tanks on the highway
Louder than bombers in flight
Louder than noises of hatred
Dancing us from darkest night is the rhythm of love
Powered on by the beating of hearts

And did you know you had this power?
Drumming on it always stays
Never try to use it badly
Tunes of good are all it plays

You have heard
You have heard the loudest sound
In this and every world you can visit

Louder than tanks on the highway
Louder than bombers in flight
Louder than noises of hatred
Dancing us from darkest night is the rhythm of love
Powered on by the beating of hearts

For a heart without love is a song with no words
And a tune to which no one is listening
So your heart must give love and you'll find that
You shine like rain on the leaves you'll be glistening

You have heard
You have heard the loudest sound
In this and every world you can think of

Louder than thoughts of dictators
Louder than rattling swords
Louder than loading of rifles
Louder than screaming warlords
Louder than tanks on the highway
Louder than bombers in flight
Louder than noises of hatred
Dancing us from darkest night is the rhythm of love
Powered on by the beating of hearts

© 1983 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


From The XTC album Mummer

8 Comments:

Blogger Sticky said...

I don't seem to recall Andy from the show, but I always thought that Susan Dey was hot.

9:09 AM  
Blogger XTCfan said...

Sticky, don't make me cut you!

Good choice, Al ... one of their best, from one of their best albums.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Sticky said...

I remember him now! Andy was the the redheaded kid; the one who always had some sort of wacky scheme.

1:11 PM  
Blogger XTCfan said...

Yep, he's the one ... now he's just another reclusive genius. Or a talk show host. I can't remember which.

4:13 PM  
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8:40 AM  
Anonymous Brick Tamland said...

LOUD NOISES!

8:42 AM  

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