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Echo & the Bunnymen — Lips Like Sugar
Album: Echo &The Bunnymen
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Released: 1987
Length: 4:40
Plays (last 30 days): 2
She floats like a swan
Grace on the water
Lips like sugar
Lips like sugar
Just when you think you've caught her
She glides across the water
She calls for you tonight
To share this moonlight

You'll flow down her river
She'll ask and you'll give her
Lips like sugar
Sugar kisses
Lips like sugar
Sugar kisses

She knows what she knows
I know what she's thinking
Sugar kisses
Sugar kisses
Just when you think she's yours
She's flown to other shores
To laugh at how you break
And melt into this lake

You'll flow down her river
But you'll never give her
Lips like sugar
Sugar kisses
Lips like sugar
Sugar kisses

She'll be my mirror
Reflect what I am
A loser and a winner
The King of Siam
And my Siamese twin
Alone on the river
Mirror kisses
Mirror kisses

Lips like sugar
Sugar kisses
Lips like sugar
Sugar kisses

Lips like sugar
Sugar kisses
Lips like sugar
Sugar kisses

Lips like sugar
Sugar kisses
Lips like sugar
Sugar kisses
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 jp33442 wrote:
 3Chords wrote:
Or WTMD in Baltimore
 They are ok

In the 80's, WTMD's predecessor, WCVT, was a genuine independent college radio station.  They played music that commercial radio (including HFS) wouldn't touch, including fringe UK and European punk bands on their home labels.  But I learned about lots of independent labels, before they were bought up by the conglomerates in the mid-late 80s.  

Today, yeah, they're much more "formatted"
Jack White telling it like it is (immigrants!)


Ihatethissong wrote:

The dude on the left, his hair, it is so very tall. so tall.

 
unclehud wrote:

I can sense your jealousy.
 

You know, they say the higher the hair the closer to god.
 Ihatethissong wrote:
The dude on the left, his hair, it is so very tall. so tall.
 
That's because he's very short, so short.
 chinaski wrote:
I spent my deformative years in Washington D.C. from '76 to '90 and in that time WHFS brought all the 70's-80's Brit pop bands to my ears and of course Echo and the Bunnymen. Those were the days. After 28 years elsewhere I'm back in DC but there ain't no radio station to listen to anymore yet good ol' RadioParadise never fails.
 

Huh....no radio stations in DC....reeks of a political funk.
 3Chords wrote:

Or WTMD in Baltimore
 

Perhaps WDHA (also from New Jersey)?
 Ihatethissong wrote:
The dude on the left, his hair, it is so very tall. so tall.
 

It's because he's very short. He's standing on a box in this photo.
Cool song Keep playing this one
 Ihatethissong wrote:
The dude on the left, his hair, it is so very tall. so tall.
 
That's 'cause he's from New Joisey! (not really, but maybe he stayed down the shore one summer and got infected with the 80's tall hair worm).
Just for you Kid Vinil (RIP), who loves them...
 3Chords wrote:

Or WTMD in Baltimore
 They are ok

 jp33442 wrote:

Or WFMU out of jersey city
 
Or WTMD in Baltimore
 rossdogsdad wrote:

try WFUV out of fordham university
 
Or WFMU out of jersey city
 Rockit9 wrote:


Rite next 2 the bunnyman!
 Echo was a drum beat generator...

 chinaski wrote:
I spent my deformative years in Washington D.C. from '76 to '90 and in that time WHFS brought all the 70's-80's Brit pop bands to my ears and of course Echo and the Bunnymen. Those were the days. After 28 years elsewhere I'm back in DC but there ain't no radio station to listen to anymore yet good ol' RadioParadise never fails.
 
try WFUV out of fordham university
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Oh by the way, which one's Echo?
 

Rite next 2 the bunnyman!
Oh by the way, which one's Echo?
Among those songs that cry out "1980s!!" this is one of my favorites.
 Ihatethissong wrote:
The dude on the left, his hair, it is so very tall. so tall.
 
I can sense your jealousy.
This is a very well written song.  So catchy and so caught up in the obsession for a woman.
The dude on the left, his hair, it is so very tall. so tall.
I like the live version from the Live from Liverpool album. 
Nothing like a singalong to Echo and the Bunnymen after a belly full of margaritas!
I spent my deformative years in Washington D.C. from '76 to '90 and in that time WHFS brought all the 70's-80's Brit pop bands to my ears and of course Echo and the Bunnymen. Those were the days. After 28 years elsewhere I'm back in DC but there ain't no radio station to listen to anymore yet good ol' RadioParadise never fails.
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this original version...
 

 
A-men  : )
 ...my memories are quite similar..Redondo Beach Ca.  Lotta from Sweden. She taught me how they play in her country.  Introduced me to the music of Eva Dahlgren and other fine musicians   Imkirok wrote:
With the first few notes, I'm instantly transported back in time and space to 1989, Rehoboth Beach, DE, chasing (successfully, at least for the weekend) a very beautiful French au pair named Carole.  It was a summer I'll never forget.

 

Oh, yeah! Coming in a set within earshot of The Cars, this song sounds perfect, and sounds perfectly suited to the times was born into!
With the first few notes, I'm instantly transported back in time and space to 1989, Rehoboth Beach, DE, chasing (successfully, at least for the weekend) a very beautiful French au pair named Carole.  It was a summer I'll never forget.
Wait?  What?  "Lips like chicken!?"  Oh...wait....I see.....guess I should offer up a warning about rock-n-roll.  Listen hard, listen long and loud enough, and you'll have ears that're just a bit ground up.  Heh!  {#Motor}II

Highlow
American Net'Zen
Such an original sound, love all their albums, great party music
Among the best of pop for any era
always wondered if u2 ripped them off solid 8 for sure
nice blast from my youth.  
Amazing selection this EST afternoon! Thanks Bill and Rebecca! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 helloitsme wrote:
Looking at this cover, Kurtz in the 80s would have said
"The hairor. The hairor"

Really love the Bunnymen.  And what a clever band name.

 
But judging from their faces and expressions, no one would ever redub them Echo & The Funnymen. 
cool{#Dancingbanana}
Such a fun, exuberant song; full of the quirky beats and rhythms of the mid-'80s...brings back exquisite bittersweet memories of it all...
 helloitsme wrote:
Looking at this cover, Kurtz in the 80s would have said
"The hairor. The hairor"
 
{#Roflol}Those are the barnets from Hell, right enough ;-)
Twice in one day? I'm ok with that.
 ppopp wrote:
Brilliant. Quality pop.

 
For sure!
 ppopp wrote:
Brilliant. Quality pop.

 
Ditto - do they ever write dud tunes?
{#Dancingbanana}
Brilliant. Quality pop.
Always  liked this, but seems bit repetitive today
Splendid
Just great. I love this radio station, half the time it's playing my collection and a lot of the other half will join it.
Wonderful.
another reason i am glad i was a kfat head from the 70s on.. none of this pretencious s%^&
Looking at this cover, Kurtz in the 80s would have said
"The hairor. The hairor"

Really love the Bunnymen.  And what a clever band name.
Pure blast from the past...
Their show is worth attending it. I love this song! 
great memories of dancing in darkness with flashing lights & lots of leather...
 
Love this song .. one of my favorite "Alternative 80s" tunes ..
Oh yes. Some magical memories. 1987… a year in New Zealand… 
 asilbuch wrote:
mmmmmmm

 
......... yes, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Nice!  In '87 I was living along Boulder Creek with a room-mate named Mary who was way into these guys, (and Split Enz), and when I'd come home and find my Siamese cat Syd out on the balcony with Mary, with this playing, I'd assume Standard Orbit and feel SO GOOD!
I was livin' in LA (I know, but they all start that way, don't they?) dating a 24 year-old MSW from UCSB, having the time of my life. Corrupting the heretofore straight MSW was ALL the fun.
mmmmmmm

Everybody in my church loves this original version...
 
¡Rolota!
Top-10 goofiest band names of all time. Wonderful song.
The sound that U2 adopted as theirs.
 peacockangel wrote:
oh what does this remind me of ...
 
Exactly.  Posted my memories of this song back in 2004.  Still have the same reaction every time it comes on.


I used to get this band confused with U2.  Big guitars, strong vocals, they sounded pretty much the same back in 1982.  "Gloria" or "The Killing Moon," it could have been the same band on each song.  Time passed, "War" came out.  U2 went on to become pretty big stars.  I'll always will have a soft spot in my heart for the Bunnymen.
I had this as the ringtone on my phone for a couple of years.  Love this song!
You know you're listening to too much RP when you hear the same song in the same day. Actually, earlier today Bill played the 12" dance single.
have new klipsch... now 5 louder....still lovin' it......my favorite "pop music" song          

ahhhhhhhhhh........thank you    just turned it up to "1 louder"   klipsch be lovin' it.

I'd never heard this song before.  I think it's terrific.
A U2 clone!!
 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:

I wish I had experienced UC back in the 80s when this type of music would have been playing.  I was at UGA (Athens, GA) at the time...awesome place to be then too, as you know. ;)

 
Go Dawgs. I'm class of '79. The music in Athens around that time was superb. Saw Chuck Mangione(Bellavia) for free at the student center.The b52s were strong there then, REM was floating around,the campus radio station was killer(almost like Radio Paradise).I requested Stairway to Heaven once and they just laughed at me. Would see the guys from Goose Creek Symphony at TK Hardys. Best was going to Atlanta to Alex Cooleys Electric Ballroom to see FLO and Eddie then walking in to the Fox Theater afterwords(for Free)and catching the last set and encore of Fleetwood Mac then trying to get to Civic center to get a Who peek. Didn't make class much that year-Parents seriously irritated. Music GPA> 4.0  Scholastic GPA>not so much. hated that summer term. And yep,love Echo and the B'men, 'specially Lips like sugar. 


LOVE!
So 80s!
I can't help but love a song like this if only because it reminds me of younger times in my life.  Never was a big fan of this particular band though.


Ahhh... the regular version...  I love this one as much as I love the remix...  this is a great song...

 
I must be doing too many things at the same time ... I heard "lips like chicken"  then "lips like liver, sugar kidneys."  I had to look to see what this song was!  Glad I misheard!!!
This song gets on big sugar kiss from me!
 peacockangel wrote:
oh what does this remind me of ...
 

I know what you mean...  I love hearing this song...




oh what does this remind me of ...
 lophrequa wrote:

reminds me of the University Club in Gainesville 
 
I wish I had experienced UC back in the 80s when this type of music would have been playing.  I was at UGA (Athens, GA) at the time...awesome place to be then too, as you know. ;)

 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Awesome!  I haven't heard this in years.  Thanks for the flashback this afternoon.  Whoa...that hit me hard.
 
reminds me of the University Club in Gainesville 
Awesome!  I haven't heard this in years.  Thanks for the flashback this afternoon.  Whoa...that hit me hard.


just turned the volume wayyyy up...  great song...


Worst     Echo & Bunnymen     Song      Ever.

Belongs in the shitcan with the Cure's Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...... song.

 horstman wrote:
I saw Echo and the Bunnymen this past summer on the Isle of Wight show on TV. He has not aged well but his voice is okay for a late 40s singer. He was actually hard to recognise. I thought it was a singer from the Pogues. Pretty raw.
 
I saw them at the Loopallu 2008 festival in Ullapool, NW Scotland, and yer man was a stroppy, petulant w@nker who got the hump when he was told to put out the lit fag he'd brought with him onstage (dressed pretentiously as a monk), when everyone and their uncle knew that there'd been a smoking ban in place in Scotland for 2 years by then. Instead of getting on with singing as a proper pro would do, he muttered imprecations into the mike for the first two numbers, after which I got fed up with the spoilt brat and walked out (together with many others). The others in the band carried on gamely but yer man really did leave a sour taste in the  mouth, and when I hear Bunnymen tracks now I'm always taken back to his 'performance'. A shame, as some of their stuff is halfway-decent.



love it...


 DeltaD wrote:
this song was on a mix tape from my first boyfriend. brings back memories. what a great casette that was...
 
But the boyfriend....


This song is soooo good for the ears...  (and tons of memories...)


this song was on a mix tape from my first boyfriend. brings back memories. what a great casette that was...
what a great day of music!  thanks so much bill— one amazing song and beautiful segue after another!!

{#Cowboy}
Sunny Sunday (poor pun) in Texas ... cold and windy outside ... fire going inside .... cup O'hot joe spiked with brandy .... fooling round on the lap top ........ very relaxing ...... great music flow so far today.

{#Meditate}
I saw Echo and the Bunnymen this past summer on the Isle of Wight show on TV. He has not aged well but his voice is okay for a late 40s singer. He was actually hard to recognise. I thought it was a singer from the Pogues. Pretty raw.
I've been trying to upload the 12" extended mix from the Sire "Just Say Yes . . ." CD but so far it's received a lukewarm reception — I think the extended version is superior and is what used to get played in the clubs back in the day. {#Ask}

 rtkmusic wrote:
nice song - not so nice hair on singer boy!
  
It's a conehead disguise!

Twenty-one years ago and strong as ever.
The Fixx
Thompson Twins
Wang Chung
(the songs NOT heard on radio){#Cool}
jagdriver wrote:
Yup..The Fixx, as in Stand Or Fall.

yummy

a 10 for me... rapturous good times at 18, after all these years i still know every note
High school daze...
PLEASEEEE CON YOU PLAY ROXANE ? POLICE !
Lips like sugar...sugar kisses. Just when you think you caught her she floats beyond the water... Lips like sugar...sugar kisses.
At my computer with my back to the wood stove. Smells like something is burning. The cord on my headphones won't let me check it out. Don't care. I will wait for this song to end before I take them off and investigate the smoke smell. Thinking about where the fire extinguisher is. For now, it's worth it.
I'm feeling this creeping sugar rush. Too much of this never ending song.
nice song - not so nice hair on singer boy!
Hey girl.... God's give me style and give me grace...God put a smile on my face!
Exactly!! Summer after graduation and the world was awaiting our arrival!! AphidA wrote:
Probably my favorite song of summer '87
Probably my favorite song of summer '87
noodlecat wrote:
Forget the hair! It still sounds good! Reminds me of The Fixx - that far-away dreamy sound.
Yup..The Fixx, as in Stand Or Fall.
I long for the days I was a college radio DJ! Takes me back....
tapatia wrote:
"Far-away dreamy sound" - I would never have thought to put it in those terms, but it works beautifully. Dreamy and wonderful.
"Far-away dreamy sound" is a good description of EB and I agree that it works great in this song (8). But sometimes I find it wears thin for me. I appear to be throwing up some pretty grumpy posts today. Time to go swim I guess.
makes me want to make out with the next person that walks into my cube :roflol:
esto es los ochentas
noodlecat wrote:
Forget the hair! It still sounds good! Reminds me of The Fixx - that far-away dreamy sound. Unlike a lot of 80s bands, this holds up just fine. :daisy:
"Far-away dreamy sound" - I would never have thought to put it in those terms, but it works beautifully. Dreamy and wonderful. And nostalgic as hell.
OMG I love E&TB... thanks for playing them!! :dancingbanana_2:
:clap:
someone once poured an entire large beer on me at an echo concert...i think it was during this song!
Wow, for once something I can I agree with physicsgenius on and it's hairlarious :roflol: physicsgenius wrote:
I was going to ding this one for an incredibly dated sound, but I guess it really was recorded in the 80s. I don't remember them, but whatever. They are still accountable for their hair, though.
this song still just skips along beautifully
Sorry you feel that way, I was a hard rock/prog head from the early 70s, but I fell out over this song around '88. Was good to hear it this evening.
This is like E&TBM jumping the shark for me. Some of their older stuff would be better IMHO.