Coverafbeelding ABC - Poison Arrow
  • Statistieken
  •   6 weken
  •   13 piekpositie
  •   122 punten
  •   1982

Artiestinformatie

Land   Engeland

Newwaveband uit Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Engeland, opgericht in 1980, nadat zanger Martin Fry voor zijn eigen fanzine Modern Drugs gitarist/toetsenist Mark White en saxofonist Stephen Singleton had geïnterviewd over de band Vice Versa. Fry wordt gevraagd of hij de groep wil komen versterken als leadzanger.



Ze dopen hun naam om in ABC, tezamen met basgitarist Mark Lickley en drummer David Robinson. Lickley verlaat de groep in 1981. Nog vóór de debuutalbumsessie The Lexicon of Love (1982) draagt Robinson de drumstokjes over aan David Palmer. Palmer en Singleton stappen op in 1983.



Fry en White verhuizen naar New York in 1984. David Yarrith (toetsen) en Eden (geboren als Fiona Russell-Powell; percussie) worden aan de band toegevoegd. Na 1987 blijven Fry en White alleen over.



Songtekst

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 foul the 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 though 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 the fire
Was only the spark
The sweetest melody
Is an unheard refrain
So lower your sights, yeah but raise your aim,
raise your aim
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, cupid
You think you're smart
Stupid, stupid
Right from the start
When you knew we would part
Shoot that poison arrow though to my heart
Shoot that poison arrow

Songinformatie

ArtiestABC
 A-kant
Titel Poison Arrow
Lengte 03:24
Componist(en) abc
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
 B-kant
Titel Theme From "Man-trap"
Platenlabel Mercury
Catalogusnr 6059 500
Album The Lexion of Love


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