OMD Albums
DAZZLE SHIPS

GENETIC ENGINEERING

Efficient, logical, effective, and practical
Using all resources to the best of our ability
Changing, designing, adapting our mentalities
Improving our abilities for a better way of life

Babies Mother Hospital Scissors
Creature Judgement Butcher Engineer

These are the little children
The future in our hands
When all God's children on this Earth
Inherit all our plans
These are the lies they tell us
But this is the only way
When all God's children on the Earth
Will ever more be saved

Babies Mother Hospital Scissors
Creature Judgement Butcher Engineer

Babies Mother Hospital Scissors
Creature Judgement Butcher Engineer

These are the little children
The future's in their hands
When all God's children on this Earth
Inherit all our plans
These are the lies they tell us
The future's good as sold
In all the things we say and do
We really must be bold

OMD © Virgin Music Ltd 1983


ABC AUTO-INDUSTRY

ABC
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Robotics a science
Tried in some factories
Functions and adaptability
Its own terminology
Auto industry production
Economic development
Engineering technology
Robotics a science
Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster

OMD © Virgin Music Ltd 1983


TELEGRAPH

I've got a telegraph
In my hand
Words on paper
Written in sand

We've got telegraph (we've got telegraph)
Right across this land (all across this land)
It doesn't mean a damn thing
We don't understand
But who needs telegraph anyway?

I've got a telegraph (I've got a telegraph)
In my hand (in my hand)
Words on paper (words on paper)
Written in sand (written in sand)

We've got telegraph (we've got telegraph)
Right across this land (all across this land)
It doesn't mean a damn thing (it doesn't mean a thing)
We don't understand (we never understand)

God's got telegraph
On his side (on his side)
It makes him powerful
Gives him pride (gives him pride)
Even in America (God bless America)
They understand (they understand)
The value of telegraph (the value of telegraph)
Hand in hand (hand in hand)

OMD © Virgin Music Ltd 1983


INTERNATIONAL

Now and then
A little thing gets by
Now and then
we'll cry

Like a fall in a war
Like a mother's open arms
Like a pawn in a game
Hard to take
There we sit in a line
Wasting fortunes at a time
And pray

All the time we are gone
There's no reason
There's no way
Oh the sound is the one
So they say
There we sit on a line
Wasting fortunes at a time
And play

She never thought
He'd be this way
Her arms aloft
She holds
But now it's all a memory
And it's gone

OMD © Virgin Music Ltd 1983


THE ROMANCE OF THE TELESCOPE

See these arms that were broken
How they held you so
Never once did they fail you
They won't let you go

We're just waiting looking skyward
As the days come down
Someone promised there'd be answers
If we stayed around

Over decades, now this romance
Has sustained us all
Never questioned only giving
What it made us for

Humphreys/McCluskey © DinSong Ltd 1981


SILENT RUNNING

God only knows
This isn't heaven
The promises made
He never kept them

We're walking on air
We're taking our time
But God only knows
His isn't reason or rhyme

I've had this feeling
I don't believe it
It's happened before
I just reject it

We're walking on air
We're taking our time
But God only knows
His isn't reason or rhyme

These are the feelings
I know their outcome
It's useless pretending
I'd like to beat them

We're walking on air
We're taking our time
But God only knows
His isn't reason or rhyme

We're walking on air
We're taking our time
But God only knows
His isn't reason or rhyme

We're walking on air

OMD © Virgin Music Ltd 1983


RADIO WAVES

From the transmitter
To the receiver
Across the ether
Out of your speaker

Radio waves have life
Radio waves have life
Machines are living too
Working for me and you

From the transmitter
To the receiver
Across the ether
Out of your speaker
To the Baltic Fleet
And Atlantic Fleet
Faster than the breeze
Over stormy seas

Radio waves have life
Radio waves have life
Machines are living too
Working for me and you

Radio waves have life
Radio waves have life
Machines are living too
Working for me and you

Through America
To Albania
Over Reagan's head
Under Moscow's bed
To the Warsaw Pact
And the NATO Pact
Down this cul-de-sac
Never turning back

Radio waves have life
Radio waves have life
Machines are living too
Working for me and you

OMD/Floyd © Virgin Music Ltd 1983