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boys from brazil


composers
Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Simple Minds


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing


background
Sharing a title with a book by Ira Levin, the song seemed to share similar themes although Jim later contradicted that: "It isn't about the book although that was the starting point. Rather than find a base line like 'Death To The Neo-Nazis' (as did the book), we wanted to be ambiguous. It was just a point, a motivation. It's a game we play, and when it comes to lyrics I think we're too scared to commit ourselves. But that song was concerned with seeing, in Brtain, that almost total Neo-Nazi romance, which is really dangerous. There are lines in that, like 'Not just a boy that's crying wolf' and 'Someone else is screaming up at our door'. I was really pleased with them. It is a fascination with style."

Despite wanting to be ambigious, Jim later revealed he had the British neo-Nazis like the National Front in his sights when he wrote it.




lyrics
Boys from Brazil.
Champagne,
Desert shore.
Celebrate,
Memorize,
Associate lips with the poor.
Eyes of the world on you.
Boys from Brazil.
Champagne,
Desert Shore.

What can you say,
About anything lost now?
What can you say,
About stolen things too?
Anything's stolen.
Something is lost now.
What can you say,
And how fast can things move?

Boys from Brazil,
Fortune of bird in flight.
Tycoons and whirlwind,
Brings a hush on lover's voice.
Eyes of the world on you.

Boys from Brazil.
Champagne,
Desert shore.

Babies cannot manage,
Lust and ambition.
Babies only speak and ingenious talk.
Babies don't remember,
Chance or up in shame,
Babies cannot manage crocodiles.

Boys from Brazil.
Gentleman and adventure,
Killing Hearts and gentle life.
Spending money in capitals,
Eyes of the world on you.

Not just the boy that's crying wolf now,
Someone else is screaming up at our door.
Not just a body that's crying wolf now,
Eyes of the world on you.

Taking tracks back,
Slip a while back,
In forward moves.
Boys taking tracks back,
Slip a while,
Forward moves,
Forward moves.
Slip a while.



discography
Album Version (5:30)
Producer: Steve Hillage
Engineer: Hugh Jones

Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call Limited Edition LP Sons And Fascination LP Sons And Fascination MC Sons And Fascination Canadian LP Sons And Fascination CD Sons And Fascination LP (Virgin Budget Reissue) Sons And Fascination MC (Virgin Budget Reissue) Sons And Fascination Remaster Promo CD Sons And Fascination Remaster Limited Edition CD Sons And Fascination Remaster CD X5 Sons And Fascination Promo CD X5 Five Album Set The Vinyl Collection (79,84)