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Squeeze — Another Nail For My Heart
Album: Singles - 45's And Under
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Total ratings: 1763









Released: 1980
Length: 2:53
Plays (last 30 days): 3
The case was pulled from under the bed
She made a call to a sympathetic friend and made arrangements
The door was closed, there was a note
I couldn't be bothered, maybe I'll choke, no more engagements
With where-have-you-beens and far away frowns
Trying to be good by not being 'round

And here in the bar, the piano man's found
Another nail for my heart
And here in the bar, the piano man's found
Another nail for my heart

That stupid old bug that kills only love
I want to be good, is that not enough

So play me the song that makes it so tough
Another nail for my heart
Then play me the song that makes it so tough
Another nail for my heart

I had excuses, those little boy lies
That she computed by watching my eyes and told me firmly
She couldn't stand it, I'm bad on her heart
She dropped her make-up and I found the bar, now it concerns me
I've had a bad time, now love is resigned
I've been such a fool, I've loved and goodbyed

So here in the bar, the piano man's found
Another nail for my heart
And here in the bar, the piano man's found
Another nail for my heart
And here in the bar, the piano man's found
Another nail for my heart
And here in the bar, the piano man's found
Another nail for my heart
And here in the bar, the piano man's found
Another nail for my heart
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cannot stand the singers "tone" 

Shite band
RP listeners may not realize that this song was played to death in the UK  at the time on mainstream radio stations.  Back then it was just a 'pop' song but from the most recent comments here, it would appear that some are trying to elevate this song and the band into Godlike status.  I cannot listen to it without cringing at the pretentious lyrics and repetitive melody. This is  no doubt a superior Pop song, but it not an Art form or Poetry.
Loving this but you really should play more of the greatest hits. 
These Fuckers are like fine wine

Better with age
 DW4554 wrote:
Pop masterpiece!  Where is the +10 rating ...
 
Agreed.  A true work of art.

Very  underrated guitar player.
 JayGee wrote:
Some day a definitive history of British pop music will be written and Chris Difford & Glen Tillbrook will be where they belong alongside John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger &Keith Richards, and Elton John & Bernie Taupin as one of the all time great writing teams.

Yes, I truly believe they are that good.
 

And  Partridge/Moulding  from XTC  will also be there.
 Proclivities wrote:


They weren't referring to the band; it was simply a suggestion.  


 

Some day a definitive history of British pop music will be written and Chris Difford & Glen Tillbrook will be where they belong alongside John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger &Keith Richards, and Elton John & Bernie Taupin as one of the all time great writing teams.

Yes, I truly believe they are that good.
 tomwalsh325 wrote:
The title of the song is, 'Another nail IN my heart', not 'for'.
 Maybe listen and/or read the lyrics! No?

About as good as it gets, this.....
Simply a very fun band to watch and listen to!
Pop masterpiece!  Where is the +10 rating ...
might be the most underrated band ever! squeeze has some fantastic songs, such great songwriting love this band!
 dabeyc wrote:
just saw squeeze in L.A. in september. still a great live show.
 Might not happen now due to the virus

 tomwalsh325 wrote:
The title of the song is, 'Another nail IN my heart', not 'for'.
 
AMG has it listed that way, but I just checked my physical CD (which I've had for a dog's age) and it shows the title as "Another Nail For My Heart", which matches the lyrics.  Not sure why it would have changed.
just saw squeeze in L.A. in september. still a great live show.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Saw these guys open for Elvis Costello in, oh, 1980 or so. Probably the single best show I ever saw in terms of both bands being brilliant.
 
YAH- I was there too. One of my top shows of that timeframe. Orpheum Theater in Boston. Everyone was up and jammed into the aisles. Als- times have changed and they don't allow folks to have fun anymore.
The title of the song is, 'Another nail IN my heart', not 'for'.
I live on the Kenai Peninsula and  drive an old car that still plays cassette tapes. This one is in my regular rotation during my drive up the Seward Highway and it never gets old for me. 
Very, very, very good tune.
RP rocks!
 Asa001 wrote:
One of my big regrets never having seen these guys. Love all of their work. Catchy pops with interesting lyrics.
 

They are touring, and they are worth the greenbacks.
Love these guys.
Very happy to be seeing them live this September!
One of the sweetest guitar solos!
Repetitive repetition over and over.
 idiot_wind wrote:
I remember urinating is a bar long time ago, and read handwriting on the wall:  "Squeeze...better than the Beatles!"

Oh...the audacity!
 

They weren't referring to the band; it was simply a suggestion.  
What a wonderful surprise to hear this! Amazing album!
If such is possible, this is almost TOO tuneful. A surplus of verve and hooks. 
Few bands had the hooks and turns of phrase that Squeeze had through their various incarnations, culminating even with Paul Carrack on East Side Story, I believe ("Tempted"). 
 idiot_wind wrote:
I remember urinating in a bar long time ago, and read handwriting on the wall:  "Squeeze...better than the Beatles!"

Oh...the audacity!

 


As long as you didn't piss in the beer, all's forgiven...

For a while Squeeze was truly brilliant.

Love that Farfisa organ sound from that era!
Saw these guys open for Elvis Costello in, oh, 1980 or so. Probably the single best show I ever saw in terms of both bands being brilliant.
Pitch perfect POP. Great songwriters, these blokes.
Everybody probably has that one band, that band that just connects with them, that band that you just wish would get more recognition than they did.  Squeeze has always been that band for me.

I just saw them last year and they still put on a great show.  Tight musicianship, wonderful harmonies, Glenn's guitar playing is still fantastic.  Very nice folks also for the after show meet and greet, well Chris looked like he would have rather been sitting in the dentist chair, but other than that....
I remember urinating is a bar long time ago, and read handwriting on the wall:  "Squeeze...better than the Beatles!"

Oh...the audacity!
No! It's about to end and then everything will go from Technicolor to dull and drab again....
 hayduke2 wrote:

Wicked!!  thank you treatment_bound, is a cool tune

 
Yeah—and I got to witness it all over again 32 years later in Milwaukee at Summerfest.  They basically play a greatest hits show these days, but they've got some "great hits" to trot out, so it's all good.

Here's how it went down on 7/8/12:
 
Take Me I'm Yours
If I Didn't Love You
In Quintessence
Is That Love
Tommy
Top of the Form
Another Nail in My Heart
Melody Motel
Cool for Cats
Up the Junction
Honey Trap
Goodbye Girl
Bang Bang
Annie Get Your Gun
Hourglass
Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)
Tempted
Encore: Slap and Tickle
Black Coffee in Bed

Jools on this track?
One of my big regrets never having seen these guys. Love all of their work. Catchy pops with interesting lyrics.
{#Drummer} a forgotten gem thanks bill !
nice, i'll start with a 7
Love this. A classic in every way.
  ziakut wrote:
Glenn Tilbrook is an under rated guitarist and vocalist. Great band and just listen to that cool solo!!! 
 
treatment_bound wrote:


Yeah, ain't it great!  I saw this played live the year it came out from about 5 feet away (Duffy's in Mpls.—-about 50 people there).  It'll never get better than that for a live music experience.

I also used to have this on a 45 rpm vinyl record (which of course we just used to call a 45 before they became extinct in the 1980's).  Wish I still had it.
Here's the orig. album:


And here's the 45 sleeve (US version):


 
Wicked!!  thank you treatment_bound, is a cool tune
Brings back memories of England in the summer of 1980. One of the classic albums of that era. What a great band.
How many other songs make me perk up, happy, and somewhat optimistic? How many other songs have such a great melody, harmony, and joy?
Legendary !!! {#Bananajam}
 Kaw wrote:
1982. It doesn't sound like 1982 :)

 
Nope.  This song was originally on "Argybargy", which I bought when it came out in early 1980.  

I saw Squeeze that summer at Duffy's, a bar in SE Mpls.  We stood (and occasionally danced) about 5 feet from Jools Holland (who soon after left the band).  He was kind of a "carnival barking emcee' for Squeeze back at the beginning.  THAT WAS FUN!
ya know, I just might call this lower-case rock-n-roll which means I DO like it
1982. It doesn't sound like 1982 :)
Good year. It's the year that I was made. 
 coloradojohn wrote:
One of the catchiest and best foot-tappers out there, still!

 
Indeed.  Tasty guitar solo too.
Pop perfection
I saw them live a good while back.  Technically superb, but terminally dull.
 By_The_Bay wrote:
Oh, so this is who Spoon wants to be.

 
{#Clap}
"Up The Junction"—PLEASE!

Best single EVER without a chorus!  Heard it again this morning on the way in on the Sirius XM 1st wave channel.

Can we get this one added here to the Radio Paradise playlist?

Oh, so this is who Spoon wants to be.
Always brings an instant smile when I hear that intro!
 Maggle_Bish wrote:


Yep, great album.

 
............. sure is
 bokey wrote:

Same here.

 

Yep, great album.
 kdarwish wrote:
Such monotony, and for so long.

 
Agree! I think they were capable of better but were busy trying to score a top 40 hit. A shame to sellout for so little.
Still enjoying Glenn with that great little guitar solo.
silly band.....but we all need silly now and then
 Jazbo wrote:
{#Dancingbanana}wore this c. d. out!. . . . . .

 
Same here.
{#Dancingbanana}wore this c.d. out!......
Oh the years....great memories...
Well, who doesn't like a squeeze occasionally?
 TerryS wrote:
Banal.
 
Thanks, that is the singularly appropriate description.
Such monotony, and for so long.
Cool surprise during a dreary work day.  I haven't heard this tune in years! 
{#Bananapiano}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}
A nice pick-me-up this morning.
One of the catchiest and best foot-tappers out there, still!
10+
 TerryS wrote:
Banal.
 
Oh look he knows one interesting word.  I bet people love you going around sounding like a goat all day long {#Ass}
Banal.
I was never a Squeeze fan, and I don't like this song at all. I really didn't like pop music in the 80's at all. I listened to Bach for the decade.
{#Bananapiano}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana}
I've always loved Squeeze.

Back in the '80s, I found a lot of the music to be bloodless and cold (which was in style I guess).

Bands like Squeeze and XTC were more to my liking.
I agree Squeeze is a tight focused band whom takes advantage of their opportunities on tour. However, their  body of work stands on it's own in my opinion. They have a definite tongue in cheek point of view for much of the work but none the less, they are a tight, clever, talented, songwriting group.

   nagsheadlocal wrote:

I call those "button songs" as they had me reaching for the "off button" on my car radio back in the day. Would rather ride in silence for a few minutes.

As for Squeeze, I wasn't much of a fan until I saw them open for Elvis Costello on his first US tour. They were a tight, workman-like band who made the most of their 45 minutes, so I have at least respected them for their professionalism.

 
 


Squeeeeeeeeeeze!
 fredriley wrote:
There are some sucko-barfo songs with such distinctive intros that I can hit mute within less than a second of them starting up. This is one. I never got into Squeeze even in their day - I don't doubt the quality of their songwriting and the quality of their 'kitchen sink' lyrics of ordinary life, but the delivery always got on my tits for some unknown reason. My loss, I'm sure.
 
I call those "button songs" as they had me reaching for the "off button" on my car radio back in the day. Would rather ride in silence for a few minutes.

As for Squeeze, I wasn't much of a fan until I saw them open for Elvis Costello on his first US tour. They were a tight, workman-like band who made the most of their 45 minutes, so I have at least respected them for their professionalism.

 
 fredriley wrote:
There are some sucko-barfo songs with such distinctive intros that I can hit mute within less than a second of them starting up. This is one. I never got into Squeeze even in their day - I don't doubt the quality of their songwriting and the quality of their 'kitchen sink' lyrics of ordinary life, but the delivery always got on my tits for some unknown reason. My loss, I'm sure.
 

Not at all fred, if you don't like them then not listening to them is good for you. Music is totally and completely subjective, who is to say what is "good" or not? What is good is whatever you like and what is bad is whatever you don't like, same goes for all of us. How is that for a definition?{#Lol} BTW, I happen to really like this song and Squeeze in general, but to each his own!{#Cheers}
There are some sucko-barfo songs with such distinctive intros that I can hit mute within less than a second of them starting up. This is one. I never got into Squeeze even in their day - I don't doubt the quality of their songwriting and the quality of their 'kitchen sink' lyrics of ordinary life, but the delivery always got on my tits for some unknown reason. My loss, I'm sure.
 treatment_bound wrote:

There ain't no Rockpile songs in RP's library...DADGUMMIT! (pardon my Ken "The Harrelson" Hawk)



 
An unusual blind spot, er oversight, for Bill.  I second the request.

anabel your bananas are dancing perfectly in rhythm with the beat ,,, genius!
 ziakut wrote:
Glenn Tilbrook is an under rated guitarist and vocalist. Great band and just listen to that cool solo!!! 
 

Yeah, ain't it great!  I saw this played live the year it came out from about 5 feet away (Duffy's in Mpls.—-about 50 people there).  It'll never get better than that for a live music experience.

I also used to have this on a 45 rpm vinyl record (which of course we just used to call a 45 before they became extinct in the 1980's).  Wish I still had it.
Here's the orig. album:


And here's the 45 sleeve (US version):



I keep hearing songs on RP that remind me of Squeeze; It's nice to hear them again. 
Glenn Tilbrook is an under rated guitarist and vocalist. Great band and just listen to that cool solo!!! 
 terriertribe wrote:
Why this doesn't lead into Rockpile's Play That Fast Thing (One More Time) is beyond me.
 
There ain't no Rockpile songs in RP's library...DADGUMMIT! (pardon my Ken "The Harrelson" Hawk)



 dmax wrote:
Only a 9 from me?

How many other songs make me perk up, happy, and somewhat optimistic? How many other songs have such a great melody, harmony, and joy?
 
Totally agree! This song was originally on the terrific Argybargy album.

Can definitely get by without any more of these guys....

{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}


 dmax wrote:
Only an 8 from me? Let's crank that to a 9.
 

Only a 9 from me?

How many other songs make me perk up, happy, and somewhat optimistic? How many other songs have such a great melody, harmony, and joy?
 Excelsior wrote:
{#Puke}
 
I expected a lot more content than this from you. Please try again. 
Clifford/tillbrook were (are) outstanding pop  song writing duo.  Clever, witty catchy, memorable but not tiresome.  Even after all these years.

8/10
 jedley wrote:
I'll never forget the morning in 1989 when I woke up in a rented room in Leuven, Belgium to the sounds of Pulling Mussels from a Shell being played live by a band that sounded exactly like Squeeze. I looked out the window and there in the Oude Markt was a huge crowd of people watching what was, in fact, Squeeze. Turned out there was a music festival that day, so I spent the day at my excellent window vantage point, grooving on the line-up, which also included the Average White Band, and drinking warm Belgian beer. Magical.
 

What a fabulous story!
Only an 8 from me? Let's crank that to a 9.
damn all your sympathetic friends ;) consider that a prayer lol
This may be the definitive 80's flashback band!{#Bananajam}
I seem to have a pre-MTV video memory of this song (Video Jukebox, perhaps?) Anyway, great song then; great song now!
Wow, that does certainly bring back memories.    {#Dancingbanana}
ahhh the memories.... {#Bananapiano}
Certainly one of the most upbeat songs of the 80's. It never gets any broadcast radio play anymore, either. Thanks.
BRAVO!!!!{#Bananajam}
It's odd how nicely Difford and Tilbrook's voices harmonize even though neither voice on its own is anything special, to put it mildly.  Nice song, then and now.

Also, "Argybargy" is one of the better album titles ever.

It's like Elvis Costello is pulling mussels from a shell.
Love that cover artwork, thats kinda how I feel after six pints.


This one is a great example of what was good about Squeeze.
Yeah baby - we love it :-)
I literally wore this cassette out in my walkman in '83 or so. {#Lol}

These guys wrote some great melodies; this is a fine example.  Great guitar solo in this one as well.

Thought this was Elvis Costello at first.... Thanks, Bill, one more artist's works to explore!
I'll never forget the morning in 1989 when I woke up in a rented room in Leuven, Belgium to the sounds of Pulling Mussels from a Shell being played live by a band that sounded exactly like Squeeze. I looked out the window and there in the Oude Markt was a huge crowd of people watching what was, in fact, Squeeze. Turned out there was a music festival that day, so I spent the day at my excellent window vantage point, grooving on the line-up, which also included the Average White Band, and drinking warm Belgian beer. Magical.
Why this doesn't lead into Rockpile's Play That Fast Thing (One More Time) is beyond me.


07734 wrote:
I don't know why, but these guys bug me. I intellectually know their songs are no worse than some of the other music I like, but something about them seems so whiny and annoying to me. Especially that Black Coffee song.

I share your opinion of the Black Coffee song.     I like their melodies so much that I just try to ignore their sometimes annoying lyrics.

Good to hear some early 80s Squeeze again...always liked them back then.  However, if I ever hear "Tempted by the Fruit of Another" again, it'll be too soon. Their most overplayed tune...{#Puke}
I don't know why, but these guys bug me. I intellectually know their songs are no worse than some of the other music I like, but something about them seems so whiny and annoying to me. Especially that Black Coffee song.
Extremely Enz-like, which can only be a great thing!
esotericderek wrote:
You know, they're back together and have another US tour planned for later this year.

Saw 'em at Ravinia in the north Chicago burbs a few weeks ago.  Aimee Mann opened for them.  Great show.

 Excelsior wrote:
{#Puke}
 
Mmmm - you don't really like very much senor excelsior.

this was good to hear today!