Song Lyric Sunday 2/5/17 – Head Over Heels

OK, perhaps my weekly contribution to Song Lyric Sunday should actually be “Tears for Fears Song Lyric Sunday” because I’m doing it yet again – yes, even more Tears for Fears. Perhaps you’re sick of it, but they are my favorite band at the present time and whenever I think of responses to the theme, any T4F song that fits the theme is always the first thing that comes to mind. I mean, thus far I’ve featured “Mad World,” “Shout,” “Sowing the Seeds of Love,” “Pale Shelter” and now this one.

OK, so first crushes/love. You never quite know it hits you until it does, now do you? Well, that’s precisely what Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith thought when they wrote this song which is a stark contrast to the normal dark, heavy lyrics the duo had become known for. This song is surprisingly light-hearted and cheesy and I’d say probably the cheesiest song they ever did, but it’s fun in its own way.

So here then is “Head Over Heels.”

I wanted to be with you alone and talk about the weather
But traditions I can trace against the child in your face
Won’t escape my attention
You keep your distance with a system of touch and gentle persuasion
I’m lost in admiration, could I need you this much?
Oh, you’re wasting my time, you’re just, just, just wasting time

Something happens and I’m head over heels
I never find out till I’m head over heels
Something happens and I’m head over heels
Ah, don’t take my heart, don’t break my heart
Don’t, don’t, don’t throw it away

Throw it away…
Throw it away…

I made a fire and watching it burn (yeah) thought of your future
With one foot in the past now just how long will it last?
No, no, no, have you no ambition? (What’s the matter with…)
My mother and my brothers used to breathing clean air
(Nothing ever changes when you’re acting your age)
And dreaming I’m a doctor
(Nothing gets done when you feel like a baby)
It’s hard to be man when there’s a gun in your hand
(Nothing ever changes when you’re acting your age) Oh, I feel so…

Something happens and I’m head over heels
I never find out till I’m head over heels
Something happens and I’m head over heels
Ah, don’t take my heart, don’t break my heart
Don’t, don’t, don’t throw it away

This is my four leaf clover
I’m on the line, one open mind,
This is my four leaf clover

La-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la, la-la (repeat ad nauseam)

In my mind’s eye
One little boy, one little man
Funny how…TIME FLIES!!!
Source: http://tributestringquartet.com/lyrics/head-over-heels-lyrics/ Plus some corrections made by me.

So there you have it. Your weekly dose of Tears for Fears. I know. I’m terrible. 😛

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6 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 2/5/17 – Head Over Heels

  1. I try to stay away from 80’s music… so much of it brings back emotional memories that aren’t necessarily happy. They aren’t actual memories, but it definitely brings back something and this happens to be one of those songs. However, the more I listened, the more I realized that the emotional phantom is something I can either hang onto or let go. I actually listened to the whole thing and enjoyed it quite a lot. Thanks so much for sharing. I think you’ve definitely helped me overcome something with the continual immersion in Tears for Fears, so thank you! 🙂

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