1. TRACKLISTING
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  1. CD1
  2. The Reflex
  3. New Moon On Monday
  4. (I'm Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement
  5. I Take The Dice
  6. Of Crime And Passion
  7. Union Of The Snake
  8. Shadows On Your Side
  9. Tiger Tiger
  10. The Seventh Stranger
  1. CD2
  2. Is There Something I Should Know? [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 7" & 12" singles - released March 26, 1983]
  3. Faith In This Colour [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 12" single - released March 26, 1983]
  4. Faith In This Colour (Alternate Slow Mix) [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 7" single]
  5. Secret Oktober [from `Union Of The Snake' 7" & 12" singles - released October 29, 1983]
  6. Tiger Tiger (Ian Little Remix) [from `New Moon On Monday' 7" & 12" singles - released February 4, 1984]
  7. The Reflex (Single Version) [from `The Reflex' 7" & 12" singles - released April 28, 1984]
  8. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) [recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon, November 1982, mixed by Ian Little. From `The Reflex' 7" & 12" singles released April 28, 1984]
  9. New Religion [recorded live at the Los Angeles Forum February 9, 1984. From `The Reflex' U.S. 12" single - released April 1984]
  10. The Reflex [recorded live at the Los Angeles Forum February 9, 1984. From `The Reflex' U.S. 12" single - released April 1984]
  11. Is There Something I Should Know? (Monster Mix) [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 12" single - released March 26, 1983]
  12. Union Of The Snake (The Monkey Mix) [from `Union Of The Snake' 12" single -released October 29, 1983]
  13. New Moon On Monday (Dance Mix) [from `New Moon On Monday' 12" single - released February 4, 1984]
  14. The Reflex (Dance Mix) [from `The Reflex' 12" single - released April 28, 1984]
  1. DVD
  2. Intro: Tiger Tiger
  3. Is There Something I Should Know?
  4. Hungry Like the Wolf
  5. Union of the Snake
  6. New Religion
  7. Save a Prayer
  8. Rio
  9. The Seventh Stranger
  10. The Chauffeur
  11. Planet Earth
  12. Careless Memories
  13. Girls On Film
  14. Is There Something I Should Know? (Music video)
  15. Union Of The Snake (Music video)
  16. New Moon On Monday (EP Version) (Music video)
  17. The Reflex (Music video)
  18. New Moon On Monday (Movie Version) (Music video)
  19. Is There Something I Should Know? [March 23, 1983] ("Top Of The Pops" TV Performance)
  20. The Reflex [April 26, 1984] ("Top Of The Pops" TV Performance)

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  • CD1

  • The Reflex

    [Verse 1]
    You've gone too far this time
    But I'm dancing on the Valentine
    I tell you somebody's fooling around
    With my chances on the danger line

    I'll cross that bridge when I find it
    Another day to make my stand, oh woah
    High time is no time for deciding
    If I should find a helping hand, oh woah

    [Refrain]
    Oh, why don't you use it?
    Try not to bruise it
    Buy time, don't lose it
    Oh, why don't you use it?
    Try not to bruise it
    Buy time, don't lose it

    [Chorus]
    The reflex is a lonely child, who's waiting by the park
    The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
    And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
    And every little thing the reflex does
    Leaves you answered with a question mark

    [Verse 2]
    I'm on a ride, and I want to get off
    But they won't slow down the roundabout
    I sold the Renoir and TV set
    Don't wanna be around when this gets out

    [Refrain]
    So, why don't you use it?
    Try not to bruise it
    Buy time, don't lose it
    Oh, why don't you use it?
    Try not to bruise it
    Buy time, don't lose it

    [Chorus]
    The reflex is a lonely child, he's waiting in the park
    The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
    And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
    And every little thing the reflex does
    Leaves an answer with a question mark

    [Instrumental Break]

    [Refrain]
    So, why don't you use it?
    Try not to bruise it
    Buy time, don't lose it
    Oh, why don't you use it?
    Try not to bruise it
    Buy time, don't lose it

    [Chorus]
    The reflex is a lonely child who's waiting by the park
    The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
    And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
    And every little thing the reflex does
    Leaves me answered with a question mark

    Oh, the reflex, what a game, he's hiding all the cards
    The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
    And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
    And every little thing the reflex does
    Leaves you answered with a question mark

  • [Verse 1]
    Shake up the picture the lizard mixture
    With your dance on the eventide
    You got me coming up with answers
    All of which I deny
    I said it again
    Could I please rephrase it
    Maybe I can catch a ride
    I couldn't really put it much plainer
    But I'll wait till you decide
    Send me your warning siren
    As if I could ever hide
    Last time La Luna

    [Chorus]
    I light my torch and wave it for the
    New moon on Monday
    And a firedance through the night
    I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite
    New moon on Monday
    And a firedance through the night
    I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite

    [Verse 2]
    Breaking away with the best of both worlds
    A smile that you can't disguise
    Every minute I keep finding
    Clues that you leave behind
    Save me from these reminders
    As if I'd forget tonight
    This time La Luna

    [Chorus]
    I light my torch and wave it for the
    New moon on Monday
    And a firedance through the night
    I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite
    New moon on Monday
    And a firedance through the night
    I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite

    [Instrumental]

    [Chorus]
    I light my torch and wave it for the
    New moon on Monday
    And a firedance through the night
    I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite
    New moon on Monday
    And a firedance through the night
    I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite
    New moon on Monday
    And a firedance through the night
    I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite
    New moon on Monday
    And a firedance through the night (Fire dance through the night...)
    I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite (I light my torch and wave it for the...)

  • [Verse 1]
    I shed my skin
    When the party was about to begin
    I'm light years away but I'm walking back tonight
    Of all nights
    When I should be feeling just right
    Don't want to be in public
    My head is full of chopstick
    I don't like it

    [Chorus]
    Something on my mind
    Breaking open doors I had sealed up before
    Something on my mind
    Makes me run when I thought I'd run too far

    [Verse 2]
    Somebody shaking my tree
    Maybe that somebody is me
    I'm standing in the light but
    I'm making a break for the shadows
    On the cinema wall
    They should be mine but I'm not that tall
    Now I'm saying this in private
    If I had a car I'd drive it
    Insane

    [Chorus]

    [Outro]
    I'm looking for cracks in the pavement

  • [Verse 1]
    Midnight I think I'm going to make it
    Feel the magical lash of the roll
    And the crash in their lives
    Headline in tomorrow's papers
    Kill that light it's so bright
    And you're shining it right in my eyes

    [Chorus]
    Show me your secret and tell me your name
    Catch me with your fizzy smile
    Try to remember again and again
    What it is that I recognize
    Don't ask me now
    When I need you I don't know how
    To believe in your advice
    Just this once I take the dice

    [Verse 2]
    Midnight so what's the point of faking
    For a kiss or a whisper
    You pull out a desperate prize
    Hold tight onto Daddy's bracelet
    Make them pay for their chances
    With money they don't think that's nice

    [Chorus]

  • [Verse 1]
    Why did you let me run
    When you knew I'd fall for the gaping hole
    Where your heart should be
    Liar-couldn't cut me deeper with a knife if you tried
    Just take a look (before you run off and hide)
    At your victim
    Arise
    Clouds on you shoulder
    Aren't they grazed by the afterglow
    How quiet they gather
    When the storm is about to blow

    [Chorus]
    No don't look away
    Caught in the crossfire
    And it ain't no wind of change
    I'm talking of crime and passion's rage

    [Verse 2]
    Summer of madness or the undertow
    Dragged me up an alley for the blossoming fire
    On a stranger's smile
    Bride of wire-how disguise so easily cracked
    Saw your heart turn spade
    This orchid's turned to black
    Graze on your shoulder
    Like the clouds in the afterglow
    How quiet they gather
    When the storm is about to blow

    [Chorus]

    [Verse 3]
    Way down by the shoulder
    In the haze of the afterglow
    Stranded together
    And the storm is about to blow

    [Chorus]

  • [Verse 1]
    Telegram force and ready
    I knew this was a big mistake
    There's a fine line drawing
    My senses together
    And I think it's about to break

    [Pre-Chorus]
    If I listen close I can hear them singers
    Voices in your body coming through on the radio

    [Chorus]
    The Union of the Snake is on the climb
    Moving up it's gonna race it's gonna break
    Through the borderline

    [Verse 2]
    Nightshades on a warning
    Give me strength at least give me a light
    Give me anything even sympathy
    There's a chance you could be right

    [Pre-Chorus]
    If I listen close I can hear them singers
    Voices in your body coming through on the radio

    [Chorus]
    The Union of the Snake is on the climb
    Moving up it's gonna race it's gonna break
    Through the borderline

    [Chorus]
    The Union of the Snake is on the climb
    Moving up it's gonna race it's gonna break
    Through the borderline

    [Pre-Chorus]
    If I listen close I can hear them singers
    Voices in your body coming through on the radio

    [Chorus]
    The Union of the Snake is on the climb
    Moving up it's gonna race it's gonna break
    Through the borderline

    The Union of the Snake is on the climb
    Moving up it's gonna race it's gonna break
    Gonna move up to the borderline

    The Union of the Snake is on the climb
    Moving up it's gonna race it's gonna break
    Through the borderline

  • [Verse 1]
    Shackled and raised for a shining crowd
    They want you to speak but the music is louder than
    All of their roar with the heat of the planet's core-but

    [Chorus]
    The shadows are on your side
    As soon as the lights go down
    In the darkest place you can find
    You belong to the hands of the night

    [Verse 2]
    Promises made with a distant friend
    Truth should be known it can only bend
    To a tune of its own
    Hey you'll never hear that voice again
    Scandal in white on a tangled vine
    With everybody to say that you're having the
    Time of your life when your life is on the slide-but

    [Chorus]

    [Verse 3]
    Spinning a compass to choose your way
    You can run you can dive you can stand and you can soar
    Whichever way you can be sure-that

    [Chorus]

    [Outro]
    Shadows on your side
    The shadows are on your side

  • [Instrumental]

  • [Intro]

    [Verse 1]
    Those words are all remainders
    Echoes growing in the heart of twilight
    They lay back laughing at naivete's star
    Awaken all those whispers in the dusty shadow of a
    Passing favor
    I wouldn't say that you were ruthless or right
    I couldn't see from so far
    Was I chasing after rainbows
    One thing for sure you never answered when I called
    And I wiped away the water from my face

    [Chorus]
    To look through the eyes of a stranger
    For rumors in the wake of such a lonely crowd
    Trading in my shelter for danger
    I'm changing my name just as the sun goes down
    In the eyes of a stranger

    [Verse 2]
    Can't tell the real from reflections
    When all these faces look the same to me
    In every city such a desolate dream
    Some days are strange to number
    Some say the seventh sounds a little bit stranger
    A year of Sundays seems to have drifted right by
    (I could have sworn) in one evening
    And I'm not seized in desperation
    No steel reproaches on the table from before
    But I still can feel those splinters of ice

    [Chorus]
    I look through the eyes of a stranger
    For rumors in the wake of such a lonely crowd
    Trading in my shelter for danger
    I'm changing my name just as the sun goes down
    In the eyes of a stranger

    [Instrumental]

    [Verse 3]
    I must be chasing after rainbows
    One thing for sure you never answer when I call
    And I wipe away the water from my face

    [Chorus]
    To look through the eyes of a stranger
    For rumors in the wake of such a lonely crowd
    Trading in my shelter for danger
    I'm changing my name just as the sun goes down
    In the eyes of a stranger

    [Outro]
    In the eyes of a stranger...

  • CD2

  • Is There Something I Should Know? [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 7" & 12" singles - released March 26, 1983]

    [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?

  • [Instrumental]

  • [Verse 1]
    Wise on a birthday party
    In a world full of surprising fireworks
    And sudden silence
    Sh......
    Lies on a stranger's bed
    The new day breaks like a speeding train or an old friend
    Never expected, but never knocking
    Holding your own in a battered car
    All night parties, cocktail bars and smile
    When the butterfly escapes the killing jar

    [Chorus 1]
    Sure eyes awake before the dancing is over
    Wise or naked in secret Oktober

    [Verse 2]
    Freefall on a windy morning shore
    Nothing but a fading track of footsteps
    Could prove that you'd ever been there
    Spoken on a cotton cloud
    Like the sound of gunshot taken by the wind
    And lost in distant thunder
    Racing on a shining plain
    And tomorrow you'll be content to watch
    As the lightning plays along the wires and you'll wonder

    [Chorus 1]x2

  • You've done it all, you've broken every code
    And pulled the rebel to the floor
    You spoilt the game, no matter what you say
    Only metal, what a bore!

    Blue eyes, blue eyes
    How come you tell so many lies?
    Come up and see me, make me smile
    Or do what you want, running wild

    There's nothing left, all gone and run away
    Maybe you'll tarry for a while
    It's just a test, a game for us to play
    Win or lose, it's hard to smile

    Resist, resist
    It's from yourself, you have to hide, oh

    So come up and see me to make me smile, oh
    Or do what you want, running wild

    There ain't no more, you've taken everything
    From my belief in Mother Earth
    How can you ignore my faith in everything
    'Cause I know what faith is and what it's worth

    Away, away
    And don't say maybe you'll try

    To come up and see me to make me smile
    Or do what you want running wild

    Come up and see me, make me smile
    Or do what you want, running wild

  • I've been now sauntering
    Out and down the path sometime
    Come on, it takes me nowhere, which I know
    Faces everywhere pulling grins and signs in things
    Telling me not there, man, it's no go

    I need a reason
    I can't think without one now
    Too much learning got to show
    Call it treason
    Maybe catch her, don't know how
    Too many things, too much to know

    I bring my timing in, seagulls gather on the wind
    Lady screaming, lady leave me out
    'Cause sometimes people stare
    Sitting down in electric chair
    Steaming crowds they gather and they shout

    [Backing singers Simon LeBon]
    Don't know why this evil bothers me
    Take another chance boy, carry the fight
    You can take him if you're fast
    So why is he trying to follow me?
    Didn't I say if you're holding on
    You'd be laughing at the last
    How many reasons do they need?
    I get along fine with them friends of mine
    But you have to make a choice
    I might just believe this time
    You're singing out of tune but the beat's in time
    And it's us who makes the noise

    I'm talking for free, I can't stop myself
    It's a new religion
    I've something to see, I can't help myself
    It's a new religion

    Okay, my reasoning might be clouded by the sun
    But someone sees the departmental lie
    You know this peacetime jabbing fist in stabbing knife
    Only get one look before you die

    [Backing singers Simon LeBon]
    Don't know why this evil bothers me
    Take another chance boy, carry the fight
    You can take him if you're fast
    So why is he trying to follow me?
    Didn't I say if you're holding on
    You'd be laughing at the last
    How many reasons do they need?
    I get along fine with them friends of mine
    But you have to make a choice
    I might just believe this time
    You're singing out of tune but the beat's in time
    And it's us who makes the noise

    I'm talking for free, I can't stop myself
    It's a new religion
    I've something to see, I can't help myself
    It's a new religion

    Gotta take pay the saints 'n sinners
    In regulation hats 'n scarves 'n things
    Walking in formation down the lane
    They carry their cross, make a church bell ring
    Army majors pull a mean cool truth
    There lying in a swimming pool
    Searching for the undeniable truth that
    A man is just a fool

    [Backing singers Simon LeBon]
    Don't know why this evil bothers me
    Take another chance boy, carry the fight
    You can take him if you're fast
    So why is he trying to follow me?
    Didn't I say if you're holding on
    You'd be laughing at the last
    How many reasons do they need?
    I get along fine with them friends of mine
    But you have to make a choice
    I might just believe this time
    You're singing out of tune but the beat's in time
    And it's us who makes the noise

    I'm talking for free, I can't stop myself
    It's a new religion
    I've something to see, I can't help myself
    It's a new religion

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