No One Is to Blame (4:33)

Cover of Dream into Action

From Dream into Action and 61 other releases

“No One Is to Blame” peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in the Summer of 1986.


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You can look at the menu but you just can't eat
You can feel the cushions but you can't have a seat
You can dip your foot in the pool but you can't have a swim
You can feel the punishment but you can't commit the sin

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  • hermann497

    @Tlratigan: It is.

    16 Aug 12:09pm Reply
  • Tlratigan

    This song is depressing!

    13 Aug 9:52pm Reply
  • silversurfer250

    This song is about being attracted to people who you can't be with. In our interview with Howard Jones, it was revealed how the idea for the song came about: "Well, I think we can all relate to the main theme of the song. But I was in San Francisco, and I was doing a promotion with the local record company guy, and we were crossing the street to go to the radio station, and he said to me, 'Howard, what do you think of all the amazing women here in San Francisco?' And I said, 'Yeah, they're great, they're fantastic.' And he said, 'Well, you can look at the menu, but you don't have to eat.' And I've never actually heard anybody say that before. And so that was it, a good spark for a huge idea coming for a song."

    26 Jul 5:02pm Reply
  • silversurfer250

    No one ever is to blame...

    26 Jul 5:00pm Reply
  • hermann497

    ...aber der Text...mei oh mei

    19 Jul 3:18pm Reply
  • hermann497

    That 's hair!

    31 May 5:10pm Reply
  • msippigirl

    C'mon LFM, this is not the Album version that it's supposed to be!

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • NitaD1

    Nice song.

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • duraniejen77

    I like this version. What album is it from?

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • msippigirl

    I like the original track much better.

    12 May 2013 Reply
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    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • The80sFan

    OUTSTANDING song from Howard Jones, also my personal favorite from him! The re-recorded version with Phil Collins on drums and backing vocals is the one I prefer, just amazing! ROCK ON!

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Lynne97030

    I like this version because there's such tender emotion in his voice...

    4 Sep 2012 Reply
  • camaro434

    I like it.

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • mypassion4music

    don't love this version, but i love the song!

    7 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Juenter69

    Sehr sehr gut!

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • jimmystagger

    Don't care what anyone says, this is wonderful.

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • leahsmommy420

    Please play the original!

    31 May 2012 Reply
  • Miss_Calvero

    ♥ no one is to blame ♥

    15 Apr 2012 Reply
  • crazykaz02

    im listening to the original version its brill

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
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