When It’s Wicked In The West, I Melt With You… Hey, It’s Modern English!

I love the expression the soundtrack of your life.  We all have one… we all have songs and playlists which define specific times, specific loves and very specific broken hearts.  Joy and sadness, love and pain.

In fact, there is a really good Swedish band called The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.  It’s one of those things we all just get… all just understand.

Man I hate to age myself, but this song defines the ’80s for me.  Think about how many people made out to this song… or made love to it.  Think about Valley Girl… and all those great ’80s movies…

Think about the world exploding… and think about me melting with you.

Modern English – “I Melt With You”

“Moving forward using all my breath
Making love to you was never second best
I saw the world crashing all around your face
Never really knowing it was always mesh and laceI’ll stop the world and melt with you
You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time
And there’s nothing you and I won’t do
I’ll stop the world and melt with you(We should know better) Dream of better lives the kind which never hate
(We should see) Trapped in a state of imaginary grace
(We should know better) I made a pilgrimage to save this human’s race
(We should see) Never comprehending a race that’s long gone by

(Let’s stop the world) I’ll stop the world and melt with you
(Let’s stop the world) You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time
And there’s nothing you and I won’t do
(Let’s stop the world) I’ll stop the world and melt with you

The future’s open wide

I’ll stop the world and melt with you
(I’ll stop the world) You’ve seen some changes and it’s getting better all the time
And there’s nothing you and I won’t do
(I’ll stop the world) I’ll stop the world and melt with you

The future’s open wide

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I’ll stop the world and melt with you
(I’ll stop the world) You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time
And there’s nothing you and I won’t do
(I’ll stop the world) I’ll stop the world and melt with you

I’ll stop the world and melt with you (I’ll stop the world and melt with you)
I’ll stop the world and melt with you (I’ll stop the world and melt with you)”

Wikipedia says:  “I Melt with You” is a song by the British post-punk and New Wave band Modern English. The song, produced by Hugh Jones, was a single from the 1982 album After the Snow, and is about a couple making love as nuclear bombs fall.  It reached #7 on Billboard’s Top Tracks chart and #78 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. The song gained popularity due to its airplay on MTV in early 1983 and its inclusion during the closing credits in the movie Valley Girl.  The band re-recorded it in 1990 for their album Pillow Lips, the re-released version peaking at #76 on the Billboard Hot 100. The reformed original line up of the band re-recorded it again in 2010 in a completely reworked style for inclusion in the movie ‘I Melt With You’. This ‘film version’ can be downloaded for free from the band’s official website.

It is ranked #39 on VH1’s 100 greatest songs of the 80’s and #7 on VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.”

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