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capital city


composers
Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Simple Minds


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing


background
First entitled Pulse, Capital City was unveiled during the second leg of the Real To Real Cacophony tour, where it was used as a brooding, lengthy opening number.

The demo was a noisy affair, being sensibly cleaned up for final recording and inclusion on Empires And Dance.

It was a concert opener during the Empires And Dance Tour during which Simple Minds supported Peter Gabriel. The Gabriel camp weren't too kind, referring to it as "The Bingy, Bingy, Bongy, Bongy Song."




lyrics
Nerve and nerve,
This coastline swerves,
To a city that they live on.
I walk on by,
Animals cry,
To a city that they live on.
To a city that they walk on.
To a city that they live on.

Pulse. Feel. Pulse.

This train is late,
I hesitate,
To a city that they live on.
Dance the dance of violence,
To a city that they live on.
To a city that they crawl on.
To a city that they live on.

Pulse. Feel. Pulse.

City that they live on.
Feel.
To a city that they crawl on.
To a city live on.
Feel.
City that they crawl on.



discography
Album Version (6:14)
Producer: Leckie
Engineer: Jones

Empires And Dance LP Empires And Dance MC Empires And Dance LP (Virgin Reissue) Empires And Dance MC (Virgin Reissue) Empires And Dance CD Empires And Dance LP (Virgin Budget Reissue) Empires And Dance MC (Virgin Budget Reissue) Compact Collection Empires And Dance Remaster Promo CD Empires And Dance Remaster Limited Edition CD Empires And Dance Cacophony Remaster CD X5 Empires And Dance Promo X5 The Vinyl Collection (79,84)

Demo (5:33)
Producer: Leckie
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Silver Box Promo CDR #1 Silver Box




demo discography
Demo Version (5:33)
Producer: Leckie



live history
Real To Real Cacophony Tour: 1979-1980
Empires And Dance Tour: 1980
Empires And Dance Tour: 1981
Cash For Kids: 1987