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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Public Image Ltd - This Is Not A Love Song [single]


This Is Not A Love Song

During this interim period, the band released the single This Is Not A Love Song in 1983, the song's lyric lampooning the ire from some fans and the music press over the band's movement towards a more commercial style - the song's title inspired by a line in the song "Her Story" (1979) by Virgin label stablemates the Flying Lizards) about bands 'selling out' their artistic principles for commercial success ("But you can still make money, by singing sweet songs of love...this is a love song"). Ironically, it gave the band their biggest international hit single, reaching No.5 in the UK singles charts and No.12 in the Netherlands.

A re-recorded version with harsher vocals and a brass section was included for the album This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get. [wiki]


Tracks:

This is Not a Love Song / Public Image

Release Date: 5.9.83
Re-issued by Old Gold ?/88

Label & Catalogue Number:
Virgin. VS 529

Highest UK Chart Position: 5

wav & scans filesize: 87 MB
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Personnel:
Vox - John Lydon
Guitar / Bass - Keith Levene
Drums - Martin Atkins
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This is not a love song

Happy to have
Not to have not
Big business is
Very wise
I'm crossing over into
Enter prize

This is not a love song
This is not a love song
This is not a love song
This is not a love song

I'm adaptable
And I like my role
I'm getting better and better
And I have a new goal
I'm changing my ways
Where money applies
This is not a love song

This is not a love song
This is not a love song
This is not a love song
This is not a love song

I'm going over to the over side
I'm happy to have
Not to have not
Big business is
Very wise
I'm inside free
Enterprise

This is not a love song
This is not a love song
This is not a love song
This is not a love song

Not television
Behind the curtain
Out of the cupboard
You take the first train
Into the big world
Are you ready to grab the candle
Not television

This is not a love song
This is not a love song
This is not a love song
This is not a love song

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