31* Don’t you (forget about me)

An scotish rock band that started back in the late 70’s at Glasgow and since then they had heavily influence music history by implementing diverse music genders as: new romantic, post punk, art rock, electronic and new wave, which is the gender of today’s song (!)

“Simple Minds”

Today’s song is part of the soundtrack of a classic movie called “The Breakfast Club” (if you still haven’t watch this movie wait for a further post on it in this blog) and you can listen this song in the movie twice ~at the beginning and at the end~

Also when you watch the official music video of this song you can see short scenes of the movie on tv screens that appear between all the random stuff and the other members of the band that are around the main vocalist who’s singing and dancing in the middle of a great hall…

Is so 80’s!

This video, the band, the song itself, the movie it represents but not the lyrics that talk about everlasting facts: love is strange, changes can pull us apart, pretending and creating defenses to hide our insecurities…

And as the lyrics still represent youth’s reality, this band is so 80’s but so alternative at the same time, being one of the first bands that experimented with genders as “anthemic rock” (making an anthem from a song) and that settle the basis for modern music.

…And the simple lyrics (in english and traduced spanish) :

Won’t you come see about me
I’ll be alone, dancing 
you know it, baby

Tell me your troubles and doubts
Giving me everything inside and out

Love’s strange
so real in the dark
Think of the tender things
That we were working on

Slow change may pull us apart
When the light gets into your heart, baby 

Don’t you forget about me
Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t
Don’t you forget about me

Will you stand above me
Look my way, never love me
Rain keeps falling down…

Will you recognize me
Call my name or walk on by
(…)

Don’t you try and pretend
It’s my beginning
We’ll win in the end
I won’t harm you
Or touch your defenses
Vanity, insecurity

(…)
Going to take you apart
I’ll put us back
together at heart, baby
(…)

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