BRONSKI BEAT : SMALLTOWN BOY [SONGS OF CHILDHOOD NOSTALGIA]

Από το άλμπουμ των Bronski Beat, The Age of Consent. [1984].

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away…” Δύσκολο να βρεθείς σε club που να μην ακούγεται το Smalltown Boy, το 1984. Αναγνωρίσιμο απ’τα πρώτα ακόρντα, το τραγούδι των Bronski Beat είναι μια ημι-αυτοβιογραφική ιστορία του Jimmy Somerville [βασικός τραγουδιστής του συγκροτήματος εκείνη την εποχή]. Εμπνευσμένο από την καταπίεση των ομοφυλοφίλων στην επαρχία της Σκωτίας στις αρχές της δεκαετίας του 1980.

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From Bronski Beat album, The Age of Consent. [1984].

“Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away…” During 1984 it would be hard not hearing Smalltown Boy in clubs, radios etc. Recognizable from the first chords, Bronski Beat song is a semi-autobiographical story of Jimmy Somerville [lead singer of the band at the time]. Triggered by the oppression of homosexuals in provincial Scotland in the early 1980s.


To your soul
To your soul
Cry
Cry
Cry
You leave in the morning with everything you own in a little black case
Alone on a platform, the wind and the rain on a sad and lonely face
Mother will never understand why you had to leave
But the answers you seek will never be found at home
The love that you need will never be found at home
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Pushed around and kicked around, always a lonely boy
You were the one that they’d talk about around town as they put you down
And as hard as they would try they’d hurt to make you cry
But you never cried to them, just to your soul
No, you never cried to them, just to your soul
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away (crying to your soul)
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away (crying to your soul)
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away (crying to your soul)
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
You leave in the morning with everything you own in a little black case
Alone on a platform, the wind and the rain on a sad and lonely face
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away


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  1. willowdot21 August 25, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Jimmy Somerville had such talent, in 1984 I had three little boys, a husband who’s job took him away for days/ weeks at a time with no notice …I often wanted to run away. Instead I danced around the house babe in arms other two dancing with me . Thank you for e
    the memories 💜

  2. marina kanavaki August 25, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Oh… fond memories and how lovely that you did just that!!!!! Thank YOU for sharing them!
    Hugs and
    …fingers crossed! 😉 xoxoxoxo

  3. willowdot21 August 25, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you, and bless you for the crossed fingers

  4. marina kanavaki August 25, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    🤗😘

  5. Resa August 30, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    I remember these guys, but not intensely. Nice to hear their music again. Very New Wave! xoxoxoxo

  6. marina kanavaki August 30, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Yes! Amazing voice too!!! 😉 xoxoxo

  7. Resa August 30, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Yes, a very neat voice! xoxoxo

  8. marina kanavaki August 30, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    😉 xoxoxoxo

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