They’re Messing With My Heart

I just found this video of one of my favourite songs from the 80s, performed energetically and live on the Old Grey Whistle Test, a UK TV program. This song was released in 1984, prophetically 32 years too early. It perfectly depicts the modern mindset and its relationship to technology: hyperactive+++ Enjoy the craftmanship. I especially love the trombone playing, but everyone does their part well.

Lyrics:

At the tender age of three
I was hooked to a machine (TV?)
Just to keep my mouth from spouting junk
Must have took me for a fool
When they chucked me out of school
‘Cause the teacher knew I had the funk
But tonight I’m on the edge –
Better shut me in the fridge
‘Cause I’m burning up (I’m burning up)
With the vision in my brain
and the music in my veins
And the dirty rhythm in my blood

They are messing with my heart
And they’re messing with my heart
And they’re messing with my heart
Won’t stop messing with me
Ripping me apart !

Hyperactive: when I’m small
Hyperactive: now I’m grown
Hyperactive: and the night is young
And in a minute I’ll blow

Semaphore out on the floor
Messages from outer space
Deep heat for the feet
And the rhythm of your heartbeat
‘Cause the music of the street
It isn’t any rapattack
It isn’t any rapattack

I can reach into your homes
Like an itch in your headphones
You can’t turn it up
I’m the shape in your back room
I’m the breather on the phone
And I’m burning up
But there’s one thing I must say
Before they lock me up again –
You’d be safer at the back
When I’m having an attack!

Hyperactive: when I’m small
Hyperactive: now I’m tall
Hyperactive: as the day is long
Hyperactive: in my bones
Hyperactive: in your phones
Hyperactive: and the night is young
Hyperactive : when I’m small
Hyperactive: now I’m grown
Hyperactivfe: ’til I’m dead and gone

Stand up : hyperactivate!
Get up: hyperactivate!
Wise up: hyperactivate!
London: hyperactivate!

About Brother Burrito

A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy, and who cannot stop smiling since realizing that Christ IS the Way , the Truth and the Life. Alleluia!
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