1. TRACKLISTING
    Click title for lyrics
  2. Girls on Film
  3. Planet Earth
  4. Anyone Out There
  5. Careless Memories
  6. Is There Something I Should Know? (1983 Re-release)
  7. Night Boat
  8. Sound of Thunder
  9. Friends of Mine
  10. Tel Aviv
  11. Late Bar [from `Planet Earth' 7" & 12" single - released February 21, 1981]
  12. Khanada [from `Careless Memories' 7" & 12" single - released May 9, 1981]
  13. Fame [from `Girls On Film' 12" single - released July 25, 1981]
  14. Faster Than Light [from `Girls On Film' 7" & 12" single - released July 25, 1981]
  15. Girls On Film - Previously Unreleased (AIR Studios Versions [recorded July 29, 1980])
  16. Tel Aviv - Previously Unreleased (AIR Studios Versions [recorded July 29, 1980])
  17. Anyone Out There - Previously Unreleased (Manchester Square Demos (recorded December 8, 1980))
  18. Planet Earth - Previously Unreleased (Manchester Square Demos (recorded December 8, 1980)
  19. Friends Of Mine - Previously Unreleased (Manchester Square Demos (recorded December 8, 1980))
  20. Late Bar - Previously Unreleased (Manchester Square Demos (recorded December 8, 1980))
  21. Night Boat - Previously Unreleased (BBC Radio 1: Peter Powell Session [recorded June 19, 1981 / transmitted August 11, 1981])
  22. Girls On Film - Previously Unreleased (BBC Radio 1: Peter Powell Session [recorded June 19, 1981 / transmitted August 11, 1981])
  23. Anyone Out There - Previously Unreleased (BBC Radio 1: Peter Powell Session [recorded June 19, 1981 / transmitted August 11, 1981])
  24. Like An Angel - Previously Unreleased (BBC Radio 1: Peter Powell Session [recorded June 19, 1981 / transmitted August 11, 1981])
  25. Planet Earth (Night Version) [from `Planet Earth' 12" single released February 21, 1981]
  26. Girls On Film (Extended Night Version) - Previously Unreleased
  27. Planet Earth (Night Mix) [first released on `Strange Behaviour' remix album, March 27, 1999]
  28. Girls On Film (Night Mix) - Previously Unreleased
  29. Planet Earth (Music video)
  30. Planet Earth (Club Version) (Music video)
  31. Careless Memories (Music video)
  32. Girls On Film (Long Uncensored Version - explicit) (Music video)
  33. Girls On Film (Short Censored Version) (Music video)
  34. Night Boat (Music video)
  35. A Day In The Life featurette
  36. Planet Earth [March 5, 1981] - Previously Unreleased ("Top Of The Pops" TV Performance)
  37. Careless Memories [May 21, 1981] - Previously Unreleased ("Top Of The Pops" TV Performance)
  38. Girls On Film [July 30, 1981] - Previously Unreleased ("Top Of The Pops" TV Performance)
  39. Night Boat - Previously Unreleased ("Old Grey Whistle Test" TV Performance [July 7, 1981])
  40. Anyone Out There - Previously Unreleased ("Old Grey Whistle Test" TV Performance [July 7, 1981])
  41. Girls On Film - Previously Unreleased ("Get Set For Summer" TV Performance [August 8, 1981])
  42. Friends Of Mine - Previously Unreleased "Multi-Coloured Swap Shop" TV Performance [February 27, 1981])
  43. Girls On Film - Previously Unreleased "Multi-Coloured Swap Shop" TV Performance [February 27, 1981])

Release Date:

June 15, 1981

Record Label:

EMI Records

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Tracklisting

  1. Click title for lyrics
  2. Girls on Film
  3. Planet Earth
  4. Anyone Out There
  5. Careless Memories
  6. Is There Something I Should Know? (1983 Re-release)
  7. Night Boat
  8. Sound of Thunder
  9. Friends of Mine
  10. Tel Aviv
  11. Late Bar [from `Planet Earth' 7" & 12" single - released February 21, 1981]
  12. Khanada [from `Careless Memories' 7" & 12" single - released May 9, 1981]
  13. Fame [from `Girls On Film' 12" single - released July 25, 1981]
  14. Faster Than Light [from `Girls On Film' 7" & 12" single - released July 25, 1981]
  15. Girls On Film - Previously Unreleased (AIR Studios Versions [recorded July 29, 1980])
  16. Tel Aviv - Previously Unreleased (AIR Studios Versions [recorded July 29, 1980])
  17. Anyone Out There - Previously Unreleased (Manchester Square Demos (recorded December 8, 1980))
  18. Planet Earth - Previously Unreleased (Manchester Square Demos (recorded December 8, 1980)
  19. Friends Of Mine - Previously Unreleased (Manchester Square Demos (recorded December 8, 1980))
  20. Late Bar - Previously Unreleased (Manchester Square Demos (recorded December 8, 1980))
  21. Night Boat - Previously Unreleased (BBC Radio 1: Peter Powell Session [recorded June 19, 1981 / transmitted August 11, 1981])
  22. Girls On Film - Previously Unreleased (BBC Radio 1: Peter Powell Session [recorded June 19, 1981 / transmitted August 11, 1981])
  23. Anyone Out There - Previously Unreleased (BBC Radio 1: Peter Powell Session [recorded June 19, 1981 / transmitted August 11, 1981])
  24. Like An Angel - Previously Unreleased (BBC Radio 1: Peter Powell Session [recorded June 19, 1981 / transmitted August 11, 1981])
  25. Planet Earth (Night Version) [from `Planet Earth' 12" single released February 21, 1981]
  26. Girls On Film (Extended Night Version) - Previously Unreleased
  27. Planet Earth (Night Mix) [first released on `Strange Behaviour' remix album, March 27, 1999]
  28. Girls On Film (Night Mix) - Previously Unreleased
  29. Planet Earth (Music video)
  30. Planet Earth (Club Version) (Music video)
  31. Careless Memories (Music video)
  32. Girls On Film (Long Uncensored Version - explicit) (Music video)
  33. Girls On Film (Short Censored Version) (Music video)
  34. Night Boat (Music video)
  35. A Day In The Life featurette
  36. Planet Earth [March 5, 1981] - Previously Unreleased ("Top Of The Pops" TV Performance)
  37. Careless Memories [May 21, 1981] - Previously Unreleased ("Top Of The Pops" TV Performance)
  38. Girls On Film [July 30, 1981] - Previously Unreleased ("Top Of The Pops" TV Performance)
  39. Night Boat - Previously Unreleased ("Old Grey Whistle Test" TV Performance [July 7, 1981])
  40. Anyone Out There - Previously Unreleased ("Old Grey Whistle Test" TV Performance [July 7, 1981])
  41. Girls On Film - Previously Unreleased ("Get Set For Summer" TV Performance [August 8, 1981])
  42. Friends Of Mine - Previously Unreleased "Multi-Coloured Swap Shop" TV Performance [February 27, 1981])
  43. Girls On Film - Previously Unreleased "Multi-Coloured Swap Shop" TV Performance [February 27, 1981])

About This Album

Lyrics

  • Girls on Film

    See them walking hand in hand
    Across the bridge at midnight
    Heads turning as the lights flashing out
    Are so bright
    And walk right out to the four line track
    There's a camera rolling on her back
    On her back
    And I sense a rhythm humming in a frenzy
    All the way down her spine

    Girls on Film
    Girls on Film
    Girls on Film
    Girls on Film

    Lipstick cherry all over the lens as she's falling
    And miles of sharp blue water coming in
    Where she lies
    The diving man's coming up for air
    'Cause the crowd all love pulling Dolly by the hair
    By the hair
    And she wonders how she ever got here
    As she goes under again

    Girls on Film (Two minutes later)
    Girls on Film
    Girls on Film (Got your picture)
    Girls on Film

    Wider, baby, smile and you've just made a million
    Fuses pumping live heat twisting out on a wire
    Take one last glimpse into the night
    I'm touching close
    I'm holding bright, holding tight
    Give me shudders in a whisper,
    Take me up til I'm shooting a star

    Girls on Film (she's more than a lady)
    Girls on Film
    Girls on Film (Two minutes later)
    Girls on Film
    Girls on Film (see you together)
    Girls on Film
    Girls on Film (see you later)
    Girls on Film

  • Only came outside to watch the night fall with the rain
    I heard you making patterns rhyme
    like some new romantic looking for the tv sound
    you'll see I'm right some other time

    look now, look all around, there's no sign of life
    voices, another sound, can you hear me now?
    this is planet earth, you're looking at planet earth
    bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop this is planet earth

    my head is stuck on something precious
    let me know if you're coming down to land
    is there anybody out there trying to get through?
    my eyes are so cloudy I can't see you

    look now, look all around, there's no sign of life
    voices, another sound, can you hear me now?
    is is planet earth, you're looking at planet earth

    bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop
    this is planet earth
    bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop
    this calling planet earth
    bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop
    this looking at planet earth
    bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop
    this is planet earth

  • I never found out what made you leave
    And now the day is over just an hour to go
    I tried to phone last night but you didn't answer
    Just left me ringing on the line
    Outside is there anyone out there
    anyone else outside
    Outside love is there anyone out there
    anyone else outside

    My face in the mirror shows a break in time
    A crack in the ocean which does not align
    I tried to sleep last night
    but I've caught your dreaming
    About days we used to wonder away

    Outside is there anyone out there
    anyone else outside
    Outside love is there anyone out there
    anyone else outside

    Look maybe my name

    Out of the window you can call by your
    Another babe coves in vain
    night over another light oh in vain
    Oh I tried to phone last night but you never answered
    Just
    Left me ringing in the air (outside)

    Is there anyone out there
    (Anyone out there)

  • So soon,
    just after you've gone
    my senses sharpen
    But it always takes
    so damned long
    before I feel how much
    my eyes have darkened

    Fear hangs a plane of gunsmoke
    drifting in our room
    so easy to disturb
    with a thought
    with a whisper...
    with a careless memory

    On the table
    signs of love life scattered...
    and the walls break
    we go crashing within
    It's not as though--
    as though you really mattered
    But being close,
    how could I let you go
    without some feeling
    some precious sympathy following

    Fear hangs a plane of gunsmoke
    drifting in our room
    so easy to disturb
    with a thought
    with a whisper...
    with a careless memory

    I walk out into the sun
    I try to find a new day
    but the whole place
    it just screams in my eyes
    where are you now?
    cuz I don't want to meet you
    I think I'd die--
    I think I'd laugh at you--
    I think I'd cry--
    What am I supposed to do,
    follow you?

    Outside the thoughts
    come flooding back now...
    I just try to forget you...
    So easy to disturb
    with a thought...
    with a whisper...
    with a careless memory...

  • [Intro]
    Please, please tell me now
    Please, please tell me now
    Please, please tell me now
    Please, please tell me now

    [Verse 1]
    I made a break, I run out yesterday
    Tried to find my mountain hideaway
    Maybe next year, maybe no go

    I know you're watching me
    Every minute of the day, yeah
    I've seen the signs
    And the looks and the pictures
    That give your game away, yeah

    There's a dream that strings the road
    With broken glass for us to hold
    And I cut so far before I had to say

    [Chorus 1]
    Please, please tell me now
    Is there something I should know?
    Is there something I should say
    That would make you come my way?
    Do you feel the same?
    'Cause you don't let it show

    [Verse 2]
    People stare and cross the road from me
    And jungle drums
    They all clear the way for me
    Can you read my mind?
    Can you see in the snow?

    And fiery demons all dance
    When you walk through that door
    Don't say you're easy on me
    You're about as easy as a nuclear war

    There's a dream that strings the road
    With broken glass for us to hold
    And I cut so far before I had to say

    [Chorus 1]
    Please, please tell me now
    Is there something I should know?
    Is there something I should say
    That would make you come my way?
    Do you feel the same?
    'Cause you don't let it show

    Please, please tell me now
    Is there something I should know?
    Is there something I should say
    That would make you come my way?
    Please, please tell me now
    Can you see what makes me blow?
    Can you see how much I'd die
    Every time it passes by?
    Please, please tell me now
    What it takes to make it show
    Is there something I should know?
    Is there something I should know?

  • Standing...
    on the edge of the quay
    no lights flashing
    on the water for me
    fog in my mind
    darkens in my eyes
    silently screaming
    for a distant sound
    ripple river yellow--
    rising for a breath
    of breeding and drowns
    stillness overcome me
    in the night

    listen...
    to the rising water moan

    I'm waiting
    waiting, for the nightboat
    I'm waiting
    waiting, for the nightboat

    Shadows all through me
    shudder away
    echo me, echo me...
    am I alone,
    or is the river alive?
    cuz it echoes me, echoes me--
    echoes me...

    I'm waiting
    waiting, for the nightboat
    I'm waiting
    waiting, for the nightboat

    I'm waiting...
    waiting for the nightboat..
    I'm waiting...
    waiting for the nightboat....

    I'm waiting for the nightboat...

  • I've been in this grass here for the last 10 hours
    My clothes are dirty but my mouth isn't dry
    How does it happen? Does it fly through the air?
    Oh I gave up asking days away
    I gave up asking
    Days away

    And now I'm lying here waiting for the Sound of Thunder
    Waiting for the Sound of Thunder
    Here I am, I'm a dotted line
    Cut the corner, stick me to your door
    I'm the man who stepped off the path
    and I just lie here
    It's what I was made for

    And now my eyes are closing, but I still feel the land
    Leaning out for the touch of my hand
    The world spins so fast that I might fly off
    The world spins so fast that I might fly off
    The world spins so fast, I might fly off

    Waiting for the Sound of Thunder
    I'm waiting for the Sound of Thunder
    I'm waiting for the Sound of Thunder
    I'm waiting for the Sound of Thunder
    I'm waiting for the Sound of Thunder
    I'm waiting for the Sound of Thunder
    I'm waiting for the Sound of Thunder
    fade out

  • friends of mine
    They said they were friends of mine
    Said they were passing time
    More like a waste of time

    Close the door
    I said close the door
    I've told you twice before
    What are you waiting for?

    Georgie Davies is coming out
    No more heroew, we twist and shout
    Oh no, not me, I'm not too late,
    And I know that I'm not taking any more
    Rocky Picture has lost his gun
    Leave him out now, he's having fun
    Oh no, not me, I'm not too late
    And I know that I'm not waiting any more
    Hey hey

    Through the eyes
    Don't have to advertise
    When will you realize
    I'm sick of your alibis?

    Running cold
    The water's running cold
    It's time that you were told
    I think you're growing old

    Georgie Davies is coming out
    No more heroes, we twist and shout
    Oh no, not me, I'm not too late,
    And I know that I'm not waiting any more
    Rocky Picture has lost his gun
    Leave him out now, he's having fun
    Oh no, not me, I'm not too late,
    And I know that I'm not taking any more
    Hey hey

    (pictures on the wall
    they're all friends of yours
    see them sell your alibi
    it runs you by
    think yourself lucky!)

    Friends of mine
    They said they were friends of mine
    They were just wasting time
    Out on the dotted line

    The money's gone
    I've known it all along
    Why don't you say I'm wrong?
    Why don't they drop the bomb?

    'Cause Georgie Davies is coming out
    No more heroes, we twist and shout,
    Oh no, not me, I'm not too late,
    and I know that I'm not waiting any more
    Rocky Picture's thrown away his gun
    Leave him out now, he's having fun
    Oh no, not me, I'm not too late,
    And I know that I'm not taking any more

    What you doing, friends of mine
    Holding back now, friends of mine
    I've always heard you calling...

  • (Instrumental)

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