1. TRACKLISTING
    Click title for lyrics
  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
  11. Is There Something I Should Know? [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 7" & 12" singles - released March 26, 1983] (2010 Rerelease)
  12. Faith In This Colour [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 12" single - released March 26, 1983] (2010 Rerelease)
  13. Faith In This Colour (Alternate Slow Mix) [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 7" single] (2010 Rerelease)
  14. Secret Oktober [from `Union Of The Snake' 7" & 12" singles - released October 29, 1983] (2010 Rerelease)
  15. Tiger Tiger (Ian Little Remix) [from `New Moon On Monday' 7" & 12" singles - released February 4, 1984] (2010 Rerelease)
  16. The Reflex (Single Version) [from `The Reflex' 7" & 12" singles - released April 28, 1984] (2010 Rerelease)
  17. 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] (2010 Rerelease)
  18. New Religion [recorded live at the Los Angeles Forum February 9, 1984. From `The Reflex' U.S. 12" single - released April 1984] (2010 Rerelease)
  19. The Reflex [recorded live at the Los Angeles Forum February 9, 1984. From `The Reflex' U.S. 12" single - released April 1984] (2010 Rerelease)
  20. Is There Something I Should Know? (Monster Mix) [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 12" single - released March 26, 1983] (2010 Rerelease)
  21. Union Of The Snake (The Monkey Mix) [from `Union Of The Snake' 12" single -released October 29, 1983] (2010 Rerelease)
  22. New Moon On Monday (Dance Mix) [from `New Moon On Monday' 12" single - released February 4, 1984] (2010 Rerelease)
  23. The Reflex (Dance Mix) [from `The Reflex' 12" single - released April 28, 1984] (2010 Rerelease)
  24. Intro: Tiger Tiger (2010 Rerelease)
  25. Is There Something I Should Know? (2010 Rerelease)
  26. Hungry Like the Wolf (2010 Rerelease)
  27. Union of the Snake (2010 Rerelease)
  28. New Religion (2010 Rerelease)
  29. Save a Prayer (2010 Rerelease)
  30. Rio (2010 Rerelease)
  31. The Seventh Stranger (2010 Rerelease)
  32. The Chauffeur (2010 Rerelease)
  33. Planet Earth (2010 Rerelease)
  34. Careless Memories (2010 Rerelease)
  35. Girls On Film (2010 Rerelease)
  36. Is There Something I Should Know? (Music video) (2010 Rerelease)
  37. Union Of The Snake (Music video) (2010 Rerelease)
  38. New Moon On Monday (EP Version) (Music video) (2010 Rerelease)
  39. The Reflex (Music video) (2010 Rerelease)
  40. New Moon On Monday (Movie Version) (Music video) (2010 Rerelease)
  41. Is There Something I Should Know? [March 23, 1983] ("Top Of The Pops" TV Performance) (2010 Rerelease)
  42. The Reflex [April 26, 1984] ("Top Of The Pops" TV Performance) (2010 Rerelease)

Release Date:

November 21, 1983

Record Label:

EMI Records

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Tracklisting

  1. Click title for lyrics
  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
  11. Is There Something I Should Know? [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 7" & 12" singles - released March 26, 1983] (2010 Rerelease)
  12. Faith In This Colour [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 12" single - released March 26, 1983] (2010 Rerelease)
  13. Faith In This Colour (Alternate Slow Mix) [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 7" single] (2010 Rerelease)
  14. Secret Oktober [from `Union Of The Snake' 7" & 12" singles - released October 29, 1983] (2010 Rerelease)
  15. Tiger Tiger (Ian Little Remix) [from `New Moon On Monday' 7" & 12" singles - released February 4, 1984] (2010 Rerelease)
  16. The Reflex (Single Version) [from `The Reflex' 7" & 12" singles - released April 28, 1984] (2010 Rerelease)
  17. 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] (2010 Rerelease)
  18. New Religion [recorded live at the Los Angeles Forum February 9, 1984. From `The Reflex' U.S. 12" single - released April 1984] (2010 Rerelease)
  19. The Reflex [recorded live at the Los Angeles Forum February 9, 1984. From `The Reflex' U.S. 12" single - released April 1984] (2010 Rerelease)
  20. Is There Something I Should Know? (Monster Mix) [from `Is There Something I Should Know?' 12" single - released March 26, 1983] (2010 Rerelease)
  21. Union Of The Snake (The Monkey Mix) [from `Union Of The Snake' 12" single -released October 29, 1983] (2010 Rerelease)
  22. New Moon On Monday (Dance Mix) [from `New Moon On Monday' 12" single - released February 4, 1984] (2010 Rerelease)
  23. The Reflex (Dance Mix) [from `The Reflex' 12" single - released April 28, 1984] (2010 Rerelease)
  24. Intro: Tiger Tiger (2010 Rerelease)
  25. Is There Something I Should Know? (2010 Rerelease)
  26. Hungry Like the Wolf (2010 Rerelease)
  27. Union of the Snake (2010 Rerelease)
  28. New Religion (2010 Rerelease)
  29. Save a Prayer (2010 Rerelease)
  30. Rio (2010 Rerelease)
  31. The Seventh Stranger (2010 Rerelease)
  32. The Chauffeur (2010 Rerelease)
  33. Planet Earth (2010 Rerelease)
  34. Careless Memories (2010 Rerelease)
  35. Girls On Film (2010 Rerelease)
  36. Is There Something I Should Know? (Music video) (2010 Rerelease)
  37. Union Of The Snake (Music video) (2010 Rerelease)
  38. New Moon On Monday (EP Version) (Music video) (2010 Rerelease)
  39. The Reflex (Music video) (2010 Rerelease)
  40. New Moon On Monday (Movie Version) (Music video) (2010 Rerelease)
  41. Is There Something I Should Know? [March 23, 1983] ("Top Of The Pops" TV Performance) (2010 Rerelease)
  42. The Reflex [April 26, 1984] ("Top Of The Pops" TV Performance) (2010 Rerelease)

About This Album

Lyrics

  • The Reflex

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

    CHORUS
    So why don't you use it?
    Try not to bruise it
    Buy time don't lose it
    The reflex is an only 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
    Every little thing the reflex does
    Leaves you answered with a question mark

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

    CHORUS

    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
    Evey little thing the reflex does
    Leaves you answered with a question mark

  • 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

    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 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

    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 privaate
    If I had a car I'd drive it
    Insane

    CHORUS

    I'm looking for cracks in the pavement

  • Midnight I think I'm gonna 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 recognise
    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

    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

  • 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

    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

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

    CHORUS

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

    If I listen close I can hear them singers
    Voices in your body coming through on the radio
    The Union of the Snake is on the climb
    Moving up it's gonna race it's gonna break
    Through the borderline

    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

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

  • 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

    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

    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

    Shadows on your side
    The shadows are on your side

  • (Instrumental)

  • Those words are all remainders
    Echoes growing in the heart of twilight
    They lay back laughing at naivety's star
    Awaken all those whispers in the dusty shadow of a
    passing favour
    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
    To look through the eyes of a stranger
    For rumours 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

    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
    I look through the eyes of a stranger
    For rumours 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

    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
    To look through the eyes of a stranger
    For rumour 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
    Walking away like a stranger
    From rumours 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

  • [Intro]
    The-The-The-The-The reflex
    The reflex
    The reflex
    The reflex-fle-fle-fle-fle-flex

    [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]
    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

    [Bridge]
    Why? Why-Why-Why? (Yeah)
    Why? Why-Why-Why? (Yeah)
    Why don't you use 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

    [Post-Chorus]
    Fle-fle

    [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

    [Outro]
    Oh, the reflex, what a game, he's hiding all the cards
    The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark—[Intro]
    The-The-The-The-The reflex
    The reflex
    The reflex
    The reflex-fle-fle-fle-fle-flex

    [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]
    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

    [Bridge]
    Why? Why-Why-Why? (Yeah)
    Why? Why-Why-Why? (Yeah)
    Why don't you use 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

    [Post-Chorus]
    Fle-fle

    [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

    [Outro]
    Oh, the reflex, what a game, he's hiding all the cards
    The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark—

  • 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

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