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ABC - Poison Arrow

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On this date in 1982, ABC released their second single, "Poison Arrow". It was backed by "Theme From 'Man-Trap'". The A side appeared on their debut album, The Lexicon Of Love. The B side was a non-LP track but was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The single reached the #6 spot on the U.K. singles chart and the #25 spot on the U.S. singles chart. The Sheffield, England new wave band disbanded in 1992 but has done some touring in recent years.



Wikipedia: ABC

Official Website: abcmartinfry.com

Video: ABC - Poison Arrow - on Top Of The Pops - 1982 - youtube

Blogload: ABC - The Lexicon Of Love - solobaja.blogspot.com

2 comments:

Back to the 80s said...

ABC Poison Arrow Lyrics

If I were to say to you
"Can you keep a secret?"
Would you know just what to do
Or where to keep it?
Then I say "I love you,"
And the foul situation
"Hey girl, I thought we were
The right combination."

Who broke my heart?
You did, you did
Bow to the target,
Blame Cupid, Cupid
You think you're smart
Stupid, Stupid

Shoot that poison arrow to my heart
Shoot that poison arrow
Shoot that poison arrow to my heart
Shoot that poison arrow

No rhythm in cymbals
No tempo in drums
Love on arrival
She comes when she comes
Right on the target
But wide of the mark
What I thought was fire
Was only the spark

The sweetest melody is an unheard refrain
So lower your sights
Yeah but raise your aim
Raise you aim

Who broke my heart?
You did, you did
Bow to the target,
Blame Cupid, Cupid
You think you're smart
Stupid, Stupid.

Shoot that poison arrow to my heart
Shoot that poison arrow
Shoot that poison arrow to my heart
Shoot that poison arrow

"I thought you loved me but it seems you don't care."
"I care enough to know I can never love you."

Who broke my heart?
You did, you did
Bow to the target
Blame Cupid
You think you're smart
That's stupid
Right from the start
When you knew we would part

Shoot that poison arrow to my heart
Shoot that poison arrow
Shoot that poison arrow to my heart
Shoot that poison arrow

Shoot that poison arrow

Anonymous said...

"Man trap" was also the title of a VHS video-cassette released by the group. The music on it were different versions from the excellent "Lexicon of love" album. toco

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