Heart On The Staves



You act the part
You play the game
Squat on my airwaves
The planet rules the waves on its own
And that's where I come in
Nothin' for nothin'
You squat on our airwaves
Oh so typical

Yeah you're on my airwaves
The pretentious were a ?? in a hole
I'd wrap it around your neck
So creative, yet you leave your heart on the staves
You left it on the staves

Heart

Heart on the staves, oh
Heart on the staves, oh

You act the part
And play the game
Squat on my airwaves
The planet rules the waves on its own
And that's where we come in
Nothin' for nothin'
You squat on our airwaves
Oh so typical

Yeah we're on the airwaves

Heart

Heart on the staves oh
We don't make mistakes oh

Where's your heart
Where's your heart
Stuck on the staves
We don't make mistakes


Lyrics by:
Brown

Music by:
Squire / Brown / Couzens

Written:
1985

Personnel:
John Squire (lead guitar)
Ian Brown (vocals)
Andy Couzens (rhythm guitar)
Pete Garner (bass)
Alan Wren (drums)

Produced by:
Martin Hannett

Available on:
Garage Flower (3.18)

First live performance:
Hampstead Moonlight, 23rd October 1984.

Pseudonyms:
'Airwaves', 'Swallow My Airwaves'

Details:
An attack on the tortured artist effect, Heart On The Staves is one of the standout tracks on Garage Flower. Squire's guitar break at 1.30 follows the template of 'New York' by the Sex Pistols, from the 'Never Mind The Bollocks...' LP. In interviews, Squire often describes the thick, low note leading into the second verse of God Save the Queen as inspiration for picking up a guitar. Bob 'Derwood' Andrews, lead guitarist of Generation X, and subsequently Empire, is another important reference point at this juncture of Squire's career.

Ian at times seems to ambiguously pronounces 'Heart on the staves' as 'Hard on mistakes'.


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