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Tears for Fears

Standing On The Corner Of The Third World (5:31)

pop · new wave · 80s · rock

Roland on the song:
Let me explain this. It's another example of what I was saying earlier -the thing about womb-like containment, the oceanic realm of the imagination and picking up things in a subconscious manner. There's a line that goes -"Man, I never slept so hard, I never dreamt so well/Dreaming I was safe in life/Like mussels in a shell."

The vibe is one of containment and safety and peace and solitude. "Rolling and…

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Man, I never slept so hard
I never dreamt so well
Dreaming, I was safe in life
Like mussels in a shells

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  • love the post rock-ish touch this one has. really great song.
  • The sax breakdown with the female vocals is just lush.
  • Fretless bass FTEW, thanx Pino Palladino.
  • It hits me every single listen. 'Hold me, I'm cryin'. Hold me, I'm dyin'.' Man...
  • I'm literally standing on the corner of the third world... o_O
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  • forgotten masterpiece which can be compared with best TfF's singles
  • This song is complex on so many levels.

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