"Pandora's Box", subtitled "It's a Long, Long, Way" for the US release, was the second single released by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark from the album "Sugar Tax". The song was inspired by silent film actress Louise Brooks and is named after one of the films she starred in.
Filmed in Germany she starred in "Pandora's Box", directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst in his New Objectivity period. The film is based on two plays…
Born in Kansas on an ordinary plain
Ran to New York but ran away from fame
Only seventeen when all your dreams came true
But all you wanted was someone to undress you