Quiet Life by Japan

Japan

Japan

Japan was a new-wave band formed in 1974 in London, UK. By David Sylvian (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steve Jansen (drums), and Mick Karn (bass guitar). Richard Barbieri (keyboards) and Rob Dean (lead guitar) joined the following year. Japan developed its own sound and androgynous style incorporating electronic music and foreign influences.

Quiet Life
Album: Quiet Life
Date: 1979
Genre: Pop

Lyrics by David Sylvian

Boys, now the times are changing
The going could get rough
Boys, would that ever cross your mind
Boys, are you contemplating
Moving out somewhere
Boys, will you ever find the time?

Here we are stranded
Somehow it seems the same, beware
Here comes the quiet life again?

Boys, now the country’s only miles away from here
Boys, do you recognise the signs?
Boys, when those driving hands push against the tracks
Boys, it’s too late to wonder why

Here we are stranded
Somehow it seems the same, beware
Here comes the quiet life again?

As you turn to leave
Never looking back
Will you think of me?
If you ever, could it ever stop?

Oh, the quiet life
Oh, the quiet life

Here we are stranded
Somehow it seems the same, beware
Here comes the quiet life again?

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