Friday, 4 July 2008

Save It For Later - The Beat

First one in an occasional series of some of my absolute favourite songs.

Lots of things about this song: the lovely melancholy chords; the line "I don't know how I'm meant to act in front of you lot, Sometimes I don't try"; the innuendo throughout the song from the title down; Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger's vocals; the beautiful strings; the saxaphone.

It sounds like being fifteen all over again. It sounds like first loves and lost loves. It sounds like the snow falling and the sky falling in.

I love it.


PS: It's "The Beat", never "The English Beat"......

The Beat - Save It For Later

2 comments:

Uncle E said...

...only in America. Silly Yanks...

Simon said...

lol; somebody I know was searching for The Beat on youtube and couldn't find them. Because you had to search 'english beat' because most of the vids had been uploaded by Americans.

It's a strange state of affairs though; it's easier to buy the albums under the name English Beat though...

You're not that silly in the States: try buying The Beat in this country...