Love's Young Nightmare

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The (usual) opening track from my live set & a real crowd pleaser.

It also features the words "cat flap", which at the time of writing hasn't been used in any other song I'm aware of.

Unless Top Cat has just released an album ; )

lyrics

Love is a dream to me
Love is a magazine I can’t reach
Love is what love is, but I couldn’t pick it out
In an identity line up, I’d be left in doubt
For love is a dream to me
Love is a train about to leave
Departing the station as I get to the door
Bereft of elation, and I know forever more

I’m Love’s Young Nightmare..

For everyone is beautiful to someone else
When you’re moving at the speed of love
When you can’t have the one you want (and you won’t settle for less)
The life you lead orders a table for one

Because –

Love is a dream to me
And hell is a nightclub I can’t leave
Trapped by the window, much too drunk to stalk
Marooned in the corner, too alone to talk
Oh well, love is a dream to me
Love is a cat flap of opportunity
When a glimpse of a smile in an overcrowded bar
Is all one can hope for
Then I know forever more

I’m Love’s Young Nightmare..

Love is a dream to me
Love is the magazine I’ll never reach
Love is what love is, but I couldn’t pick it out
In an identity line up, I’d be left in doubt
Yes, love is a dream to me
Just a sad legacy of jealousy
Of discarding emotions behind a locked front door
A glance in the mirror
And I know forever more

I’m Love’s Young Nightmare
I’m Love’s Young Nightmare
I’m Love’s Young Nightmare
I’m Love’s Young Nightmare

I’m Love’s Young Nightmare…….

credits

from Popapocalypse!, released August 23, 2014
A Short Dark Stranger - Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Electric 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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