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constantinople line


composers
Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Simple Minds


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing


background
The telling of this train journey was roughly recorded for the album's demo tape, before being recorded for Empires And Dance.




lyrics
Hey Waiter,
I'm first class.
Hey Waiter,
Where are we now?.
Am I last?
Am I last?
Hey Waiter,
Don't talk back.
These tenants speak,
A traveller's language.
Caucasian talk,
They're saying nothing.
I see a land,
As we crawl by night.
I see a face,
In the window in front.
These stations are useful,
These stations we love them.
Newspaper.
Encounter.
Confusion.

Hey Waiter,
I'm first class.
Hey Waiter,
What state is this?.
These reptiles scream,
A violent party,
All art and jazz,
And League of Nations.
I see a land,
As we crawl by night.
I see a face,
In the window in front.
The east is calling,
I'm feeling nervous,
I love the western,
Style and change.

These stations are useful,
These stations we love them.
These stations are useful,
These stations we love them.
Newspaper.
Encounter.
Confusion.

Constantinople.
Red.
Red star.
Red.
Constantinople.
Red.
Red star.
Red.



discography
Album Version (4:44)
Producer: Leckie
Engineer: Jones

Empires And Dance LP Empires And Dance MC Empires And Dance LP (Virgin Reissue) Empires And Dance MC (Virgin Reissue) Empires And Dance CD Empires And Dance CD (Virgin Budget Reissue) Empires And Dance LP (Virgin Budget Reissue) Empires And Dance MC (Virgin Budget Reissue) Compact Collection Empires And Dance Remaster Promo CD Empires And Dance Remaster Limited Edition CD Empires And Dance Cacophony Remaster CD X5 Empires And Dance Promo X5 The Vinyl Collection (79,84)

Demo (4:41)
Producer: Leckie
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Silver Box Promo CDR #1 Silver Box




demo discography
Demo Version (4:41)
Producer: Leckie



live history
Real To Real Cacophony Tour: 1979-1980
Empires And Dance Tour: 1980