Do You Wish You Loved Me?

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A storming synth-pop tale of unrequited yet ultimately pointless obsession. Arguably containing more lyrics than "Bohemian Rhapsody" (at least that's what it felt like when typing them!)

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Confidence isn't there all the time with you
(It's just a couple of lines away)
Sadness is a friend who rides next to me
(Not just a matter of pints away)
And is it so passe?
Not to have taken Class A?
(Well that depends on your pointless view)
I've no idea what you mean
By 'great amphetamines'
(And that's just part of who I am!)
But

Do you wish you loved me?
Do you wish you loved me?
Do you wish you loved me?
Do you wish you loved me?
The restless monologue in my mind
Wishes you weren't so unkind
Still - do you wish you loved me?
And do you care?

From a distance I was carrying a torch for you
(Close up - it turned out just to be some wine!)
For self esteem was a lover that ran away
(Taking the pet cat and my final wage)
Well - your true ugliness shows
In the way you behave
(A temptress who's just so terribly tame!)
There's inherent stupidity in your biology
(Still I adored what you are!)
But

Do you wish you loved me?
Do you wish you loved me?
Do you wish you loved me?
Do you wish you loved me?
You've got me quaking in my brogues
As I'll never be your swashbuckling rogue!
Still - do you wish you loved me?
And do you care?

And do you think you're so wonderful?
(Because I''ll do anything you say)
You only abuse me 'cos you know you can
You're a psychic vampire draining me away
Now go!

Some folk are destined just to be alone
(Afflicted with this lonely syndrome)
And your power over me
I wish I had it over you!
(Now I know where I stand - and it's not near you!)
For still a coffee at yours means -
A coffee at yours..
(But you'll share the bed - with regret..)
Still

Do you wish you loved me?
Do you wish you loved me?
Do you wish you loved me?

For you -

I'd drive from East Coast to West Coast!
(From Scarborough to Blackpool..)
But cirrhosis of the mind is all you find
When you idolise a fool!
For I never longed for you as yourself
(I was merely missing someone else..)
Still - do you wish you loved me?
And - do you care?

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

credits

from Popapocalypse!, released August 23, 2014
A Short Dark Stranger - Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Programming.

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A Short Dark Stranger Leeds, UK

A Leeds based purveyor of pumping power pop!

80s / 90s style throbbing, crashingly catchy (and literally exploding) synth-pop epics cross fertilised with cathartic, heartfelt, emotionally honest yet wittily pithy, observant and self deprecatingly amusing lyrics.

The resulting hybrid is an entirely new musical species - and (dare I say it?) an act of "musical selection"!
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