Messages by OMD


OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), are an electronic band formed in Wirral, Merseyside, UK, in 1978.The band consists of co-founders Andy McCluskey (vocals, bass guitar) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals, along with Martin Cooper (various instruments) and Stuart Kershaw (drums). The only constant member is McCluskey. In 1979 the band debut single, ‘Electricity’, was released and they gained popularity throughout Europe with the 1980 anti-war song ‘Enola Gay.’

Album: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Date: 1980
Genre: Rock

Lyrics by Paul David Humphreys and Andrew McCluskey

It worries me this kind of thing
How you hope to live alone
And occupy your waking hours
We’re taking sides again

I just wept I couldn’t understand
Why you started this again
Every day you send me more
What makes it worse is this plan of yours

To ensure I don’t forget
I’d write and tell you that I’ve burnt them all
But you never send me your address
And I’ve kept them anyway

So don’t ask me if I think it’s true
That communication can bring hope to those
Who have gone their separate ways
It hardly touched me when it should have then

And memories are uncertain friends
When recalled by messages
Coded messages always hurt

Messages poison

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