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Modern English — I Melt With You
Album: Pillow Lips
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Moving forward using all my breath
Making love to you was never second best
I saw the world crashing all around your face
Never really knowing it was always mesh and lace

I'll stop the world and melt with you
You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time
There's nothing you and I won't do
I'll stop the world and melt with you

(You should know better)
Dream of better lives the kind which never hates
(You should see why)
Trapped in the state of imaginary grace
(You should know better)
I made a pilgrimage to save this humans race
(You should see why)
Never comprehending the race has long gone bye

(Let's stop the world) I'll stop the world and melt with you
(Let's stop the world) You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time
(Let's stop the world) There's nothing you and I won't do
(Let's stop the world) I'll stop the world and melt with you

The future's open wide

The future's open wide

(Let's stop the world) I'll stop the world and melt with you
(Let's stop the world) I've seen some changes but it's getting better all the time
(Let's stop the world) There's nothing you and I won't do
(Let's stop the world) I'll stop the world and melt with you

The future's open wide

Hmm, hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm

I'll stop the world and melt with you
(Let's stop the world) You've seen the difference and it's getting better all the time
(Let's stop the world) There's nothing you and I won't do
(Let's stop the world) I'll stop the world and melt with you

(Let's stop the world) I'll stop the world and melt with you
(Let's stop the world) I'll stop the world and melt with you
(Let's stop the world) I'll stop the world and melt with you
(Let's stop the world) I'll stop the world and melt with you
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I love masticating to this song...  love this song more than melted cheese on beef patties...
 

It has just been too long...  this song is soooo marvelous... originally from 1982 in an album called After the Snow, it was re-recorded for this version in 1990 for an album called Pillow Lips... 

love it...


Any kind nostalgia that exists for the original is obliterated by this version.
Hello, overplayed.
 iscoot4peace wrote:
I hate it when artists piss on their own legacy.  This is a very lame redo of a reallly strong original song.  1.
 

Sad but true.  7 -> 4
I would CERTAINLY be ashamed had I recorded such a STUUUUPID school-band song!

One of the most rediculous songs I have EVER heard on RP!

"Making love with you was never second best...!"

"The future is open wide...!"

Laughable!!
Doesn't even sound like the original vocalist to me.  Is it the same guy? 


This is one of my all-time faves...  so many memories...  love it...

 
believe it or not, i heard an awesome cover of this by Richard Cheese... :)

good stuff.
Wow, I feel so let down. That opening guitar promised me more than this lame cover could ever deliver.


love it...



I gotta add to the WHY???
The original=just so good. 
This version is like MGD Light when the original was like Guiness.

"Watery and Insipid" vs "The Nectar of the Gods"

I miss the muddy drums coming out of the break.

My two cents.
I hate it when artists piss on their own legacy.  This is a very lame redo of a reallly strong original song.  1.
This song was the theme song for my high school graduating class.  However I never managed to like it, despite that... or maybe because of that.
Never second best, maybe third or fourth. That is what I used to sing to my girlfriend back in the day.
 islander wrote:
This holds up pretty well.
 
Stop the World! {#High-five} Yes it does.

 Mugro wrote:
Can someone at least tell me WHY Modern English had to do a shitty cover of their own song? Nevermind why this shitty cover should be played instead of the original.
 
My thoughts exactly...and I'll also add that this song in any version is so overplayed elsewhere that no one would miss it if it were clipped entirely from the playlist.

Straight off Best of Gayties Disco Bars.  This track follows Safety Daance.
Can someone at least tell me WHY Modern English had to do a shitty cover of their own song? Nevermind why this shitty cover should be played instead of the original.
this song is like totally tubular!!!

 toterola wrote:

I loved that movie. The launching vehicle for the career of Nicholas Coppola (AKA Cage).

 




This song is soooo good for the ears...  got the volume wayyyy up...


 newbaby wrote:

so many opinions....it's just a song.......and i like it......


 

This song is nothing to sneeze at.  I would be willing to bet that this song (the original, that is) was the biggest cross-over hit for a ten year period.  I can think of no other song that was played in so many different places.

 rickhoran wrote:
this song reminds me of that high quality movie valley girl . this song was played during the credits.
 
I loved that movie. The launching vehicle for the career of Nicholas Coppola (AKA Cage).

Yawn. 80's music by numbers. Boring.{#Yell}


Always good to hear this song...


yes.. well.. MDMA used to be legal...

nothing at all wrong with it....7 {#Chillpill}
This holds up pretty well.


I love this song...  great tune, and it carries a lot of memories with it...


so many opinions....it's just a song.......and i like it......


check out Nouvelle Vague's version of this sometime.
 Mugro wrote:


I was going to come here and say something about how awful this version was, but "been there, done that!"
 

Deja vu.

BUMP!
 rickhoran wrote:
the original please. why not play the original? it doesn't make sense.

 
I agree.  This is a masterpiece.  Sure, a one-hit wonder.  But not wonderbread as some of the posts here would indicate.  Just play the original version that a billion people know this song by.

this song reminds me of that high quality movie valley girl :lol: . this song was played during the credits.
"Moving forward using all my breath... Making love to you was never second-best." Sexiest lyrics ever written. I still break into an air drum routine every time I hear it... a quarter-century later!
The song that has started more bands and sold more mascara than any other. Nice segue, Bill. :wave:
mandolin wrote:
BURGER KING
Um, now it's Taco Bell....
I mistakenly purchased this album in the 90's thinking that it had the original version of this song. What a disappointment, not to mention the other crap on the album. :frustrated:
What a gawd-awful version. It sounds like they're rushing through the song because they have a bad case of runs from all the Guinness they drank the night before, and they'll be able to relieve themselves. Just as soon. As this song is over.
I feel so lucky that I do not watch (or hear) commercial tv; I did not even have access to MTV in the 80's can you believe it - and I hear this song and it has no associations and I Like It. :crashcomp: Turn off the TV and grow the brain cells
i am unfamiliar with the "original" version. this is the only version i've ever heard - the same version that was on the Best of 120 Minutes Vol 1 compilation, I think.
Mugro wrote:
I was going to come here and say something about how awful this version was, but "been there, done that!"
Ditto!
the original please. why not play the original? it doesn't make sense.
yeah! ... more from the Valley Girl soundtrack please?
Really, why? Why screw it up? Why play it?
OK, now I feel stupid because I didn't realize this wasn't the original version. I think Kermit the Frog could sing this song though, and I'd still like it.
Bocephus wrote:
I think there are like 3-4 covers of this by the same band. WTF?
That is probably related to the free show they did in Baltimore's Inner Harbor back in... maybe... 2001. They had a great turnout, there were dozens of us there, but we were outnumbered by the people who strolled by to ask "uh... who's that?" It was a very sad day. And when I called my friend to tell her how far they had sunk, she said "yeah, they played a used car dealership in Albuquerque last month." So I'm guessing the covers, and their inability to go out gracefully, have something to do with some expensive habits they may have developed back in the day?
Mugro wrote:
Bill, why not get the ORIGINAL version of this song? This version really sucks. There is one distinct NO NO under the Mugro Doctrine of Covers: NEVER COVER YOUR OWN SONG! :puke:
My band never violates the Mugro doctrine, and this was indeed the worst version of this song.
BURGER KING ...guess i feel evil that way...
Mugro wrote:
Bill, why not get the ORIGINAL version of this song? This version really sucks. There is one distinct NO NO under the Mugro Doctrine of Covers: NEVER COVER YOUR OWN SONG! :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
I was going to come here and say something about how awful this version was, but "been there, done that!"
nice little power pop nugget methinks. used effectively in the film Valley Girl.
Anyone remember their ruffles? It worked for them about as well as it worked for Seinfeld.
Hawk24 wrote:
Ahhhh....the sounds of my youth. Brings visions of Deborah Foreman in 'Valley Girl' to mind. :jump:
Yes! I remember when she used to be a Maybeline girl too.
My favoritest song ever from one of my favoritest movies :hearteyes:
this is one of my kids' (ages 5-10) favorite songs. man, am i getting old.
Ahhhh....the sounds of my youth. Brings visions of Deborah Foreman in 'Valley Girl' to mind. :jump:
I don't care...I LIKE IT!!! :bananasplit: :daisy: :clap:
crowhog2000 wrote:
University of Maine, 1984......a typical saturday late afternoon at the frat house playing fooseball, drinking & smoking some good home grown getting geared up for the big party later that night with this jamming......God those were the days.... :sunny:
:sunny:
Mugro wrote:
Bill, why not get the ORIGINAL version of this song? This version really sucks. There is one distinct NO NO under the Mugro Doctrine of Covers: NEVER COVER YOUR OWN SONG! :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
I think there are like 3-4 covers of this by the same band. WTF?
OK when it first came out, but it has been overplayed so much I can't stand to listen anymore--gave it a 3 because it really isn't a bad song, just way too overexposed.
In defiance of Burger King's shameless act of attempted brainwashing, I will allow myself to still really, really, really, like this little ditty. Oh and also to resist the bacon double cheeseburger. I am strong-slash-invincible
ahhhh,college memories!! love this
I can't say that about "80s music", and yes I lived through the 80s.
yes, but saying ALL 80s music is the same is just as much a generalization. It's like calling the 70s the disco era and forgetting about punk rock. Modern English is not the same as U2. Kajagoogoo is not the same as Crowded House. Gary Numan is not the Cure. Every generation, every decade has produced something, many things, worthwhile and timeless. You have to have the 80s to have the 90s to have the 00s to have anything at all. Don't understand why people don't get this... :~ Having said that, I grew up in the 80s and even back then never cared for this song. I think I was traumatized by the video.
Good song but waaaaay overplayed in the non-RadioParadise.com world.
Mugro wrote:
Bill, why not get the ORIGINAL version of this song? This version really sucks. There is one distinct NO NO under the Mugro Doctrine of Covers: NEVER COVER YOUR OWN SONG! :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
:lol: Bill is taunting me again, no doubt! I referred to this godawful version in some song comments about Grant Lee Buffalo's cover of Echo & the bunnymen's Killing Moon earlier today.....
I love this song...the original I mean...don't like this version at all.
Yep this still does the business.
i love jason mraz's version of this!!!!!!!!!!!
Axelito wrote:
50 first date too.. nice movie, really like Drew barymore!!! :hearteyes: :hearteyes:
Tu es jeune! Cette chanson a fait partie de la BO de pas mal de films...qui étaient tournés avant que tu ne sois né! :smile: Elle représente vraiment une époque et en genre de film. Mais 50 First Dates, c'est mignon aussi!
University of Maine, 1984......a typical saturday late afternoon at the frat house playing fooseball, drinking & smoking some good home grown getting geared up for the big party later that night with this jamming......God those were the days.... :sunny:
Bill, why not get the ORIGINAL version of this song? This version really sucks. There is one distinct NO NO under the Mugro Doctrine of Covers: NEVER COVER YOUR OWN SONG! :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
brown1971 wrote:
Ahh...memories... I will forever remember you Cyndi Newsom and love you even though I know your name is changed. Gone from my life for so long now, I will probably never again know the pleasure of your company. Yet, time is an infinite point and fortunately in moments like this I can be that awkward adolescent again, killing time with my best friend. You remember the unbeleivable coincidence that brought us together? We'll find each other again and again in lives past, present and future...won't we? Right now, though, bittersweet longing.
Uh, Cindy, I suggest you change your telephone number and address immediately...otherwise you might find Brown1971 standing beneath your window clutching a boombox that's blasting Modern English. (click here) :dance:
Helchat wrote:
Yep, you're 100% right.... If you didn't live in that era, you don't know what we're talking about!...
To say you had to live during a particular era to enjoy its music isn't a very high recommendation. IMHO, music should have a timeless quality to it. If it was good then it should be good now. Take the Beatles or Mozart, both sound great today. I can't say that about "80s music", and yes I lived through the 80s.
I always loved this song! I think I agree with the version problem...the one I was thinking of would have definitely been a 10. But I was glad to hear it anyway!
AliGator wrote:
This version just doesn't do it for me. :no:
agreed
this version gets an 8...if it had been the one we are all thinking of it would have gotten a 10 AliGator wrote:
This version just doesn't do it for me. :no:
AliGator wrote:
This version just doesn't do it for me. :no:
Agreed. If anything, the original should be on RP and not this updated version. Meh.
This version just doesn't do it for me. :no:
Very funny following "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (the universal reference to LSD) with "I Melt With You." This must be the "trippy" set.
jinthefields wrote:
some people will never understand 80's music. this is a great song of that era.
Yep, you're 100% right.... If you didn't live in that era, you don't know what we're talking about! and I am in agreement with most folk, the original version's better... and remember the video? I thought it was romantic :hug:
50 first date too.. nice movie, really like Drew barymore!!! :hearteyes: :hearteyes:
dewhead wrote:
This version just doesn't have the same Umph, for lack of a better word.
Gee, that's just what I was thinking. I never actively liked Modern English but the song is part of the soundrack of so many of our lives (Cindy Newsome would say the same, no doubt). Where's the Umph? Call me a purist but I'd want the original if I'd want this at all.
I appreciated hearing this version, since I'm soooo sick & tired of the original. Which never, er, melted with me. Don't know why. It's still a part of my musical history.
Good memories dancing with me future wife to the original version of this. :kiss:
Gets a 5 from me. I loved the original version. This version just doesn't have the same Umph, for lack of a better word.
this group certainly got some mileage from this song. not a bad song, but WAY overplayed. A "5". Why did they feel the need to remaster this? just lowered to a 4--does not get better upon repeated listenings.
How many slightly different versions of this song by the same band ARE there, anyway? I have heard at least 2 others besides this one. What was the point?
jinthefields wrote:
some people will never understand 80's music. this is a great song of that era.
:clap: It couldn't have been said any better.
Darlington wrote:
Original would be a 7 or an 8. This one's merely a 4.
I gave this version a 6, and would agree with the above. Whassup?
Original would be a 7 or an 8. This one's merely a 4.
the original version was far better - imho whatever .. the backwards reverb on the piano is way off the vocal track seems too .. mmm whats the word .. Affected :( To put on a false show of; simulate.) yup . trying to much - contrived.. not relaxed enough something like that. . production too sparse . acoustic gtr seems to be MIA lots more to say but - not as exciting at all.
Wowser, I always though that this was the Cure. I need to check up on my 80's music knowledge...... Silly Goose!
??You mean it's NOT Psychedelic Furs??
Good ol' 80's pop. Nice tune. Liked the original version better. "Crush that Fly"
some people will never understand 80's music. this is a great song of that era.
bad then worse now
This always reminds me of senior prom. :)
familiar, probably heard in commercial somewhere great tune from 80s-90s
Haven't heard this version of this song. Hmmm... Takes a bit of getting used to, but it's getting better all the time. Haha, I make only myself laugh. :roll:
...a good song to hand dance to... S.
Whenever this song comes on I always think it's by U2 at first. Whatever, I like it.
Dinsdale wrote:
Horrible reminder of the worst music of the 80's. Dissonant droning, crappy synths, stupid lyrics.
I loved this song in the day, but now it just passes by with a simple "feh" .... Seems too like this is the only song this band ever recorded. 4/10
wassup wich ya'll.........i loves this song
stevo_b wrote:
This really is missing something.
Such as artistic merit?
Horrible reminder of the worst music of the 80's. Dissonant droning, crappy synths, stupid lyrics. No more, please.
Waiting for Rob Lowe or John Cusak to stick their head in my office and invite me to don my Don Johnson pink shirt and white silk jacket and head off to the club to see if I can't save Demi Moore's Grandmother's house or assist me in suddenly realizing that my best friend who is a girl would really be the best girl friend for me.
This really is missing something.
JCEntMan wrote:
This song was ruined for me by a Burger King commercial. :cry:
No kidding.... but suddenly..... I want a Whopper.
a great tune......... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
This song sounds familiar...
The original would get a 10, this gets a 5. All those nice old synthesizer sounds are gone, which gave it so much more color and personality. Now it could sound like any hipster/alterna rock thing.
Spliff wrote:
This is the best of the worst.
:? That's what I think about my life at various moments :lol:
:bounce:
I'll bet NewWaveGurly has jumped up from her desk and is dancing furiously to this one right now. Good memories! :jump:
love this song from Cherish film :drummer: :guitarist:
This is the best of the worst.
Ann wrote:
:whistle: Hoo-boy, was Nicholas Cage just the dreamiest ever in that flick?? It was the first time I'd ever fallen for a movie star...liked him even better in Moonstruck. I'll always think of him grabbing his wrist to shake his prosthetic fingers at Cher shouting, "I'm no monument to justice! I LOST MY HAND!!!!" LOL
I had similar feelings for the co-"star", Deborah ... (googling) ... Foreman. What a hottie!
This song was ruined for me by a Burger King commercial. :cry:
Ahh, the classic! First song I "d-a-n-c-e-d" to. Being VERY whitebread... it was not a good thing. The girl was sweet about it , though. Wedding...'88(?) LOTS of air guitar....