The Empathy Strikes Back

from by A Short Dark Stranger

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A dance-pop epic about the fact that you can never feel too lost or alone whilst you have great friends.

With an (admittedly) dreadful pun as the title!


Feeling lonely? And like nobody could give a damn?
Well - you're wrong, you know
It may seem hopeless
But - well, yes, all right, it sometimes is!

When you're facing life's uncertainties
You can ALWAYS come and talk to me

And I swear I'll never turn you away..

(I'll never turn you away..)

Did they hurt you?
Leave you feeling like chewed up gum?
(Spat out, trampled on)
Just forget them!
And then get yourself straight down the pub!
(Where you know there'll be)

Friends, food & flowing wine
Tell me yours - I'll tell you mine

And we can both feel lonely (but not so alone..)

(I'll never turn you away..)

So we say "Goodbye", "so long" and
"Thanks for the chat"
Well, a friend in pain is a friend in need
And I'll do all that I can!

Though it won't change a single thing -
I say -
"Thank you for listening" : )

(I'll never turn you away..)


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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