Parralox - Lyrics


Parralox - The Black Hit Of Space


The Black Hit Of Space

Written by Ian Craig Marsh, Phil Oakey and Martyn Ware

Verse 1
Been out all night, I needed a bite, I thought I'd put a record on
I reached for the one with the ultra-modern label, and wondered where the light had gone
It had a futuristic cover, lifted straight from buck rogers
The record was so black it had to be a con
The autochanger switched as I filled my sandwich
And futuristic sounds warbled off and on

The black hit of space
It's the one without a face
It's the one that doesn't fit
You can only see the flip
The black hit of space
Sucking in the human race
How can it stay at the top
When it's swallowed all the shops

Verse 2
As the song climbed the charts, the others disappeared
Til there was nothing but it left to buy
It got to number one, then into minus figures
Though nobody could understand why

Repeat Chorus

Middle 8
I couldn't stand this bland sound any more so I walked towards my deck to turn it off
All I could see was the b-side of the disc
Which had assumed a doughnut shape with the label on the outside rim
I reached for the arm which was less than one micron long
But weighed more than Saturn and time stood still
I knew I had to escape but every time I tried to flee, the record was in front of me

Chorus 2
The black hit of space
Get James Burke on the case
It's the hit that's never gone
Time stops when you put it [on]

Title The Black Hit Of Space
Songwriter   Ian Craig Marsh, Phil Oakey and Martyn Ware
Vocalist   John von Ahlen
Production #   163
Engineer   Juan del Toro
Producer   John Von Ahlen
Dedicated to   Tilda Swinton
Studio   Subterrane Recording Studio
Software   Cubase VST, Cubase 5, Soundforge
Instruments   Linn Drum, Fairlight CMI IIx, Jupiter 4, Halion
Time   4:54
BPM   85.75
Copyright   Subterrane Records 2018
Appears on   Available only on Bandcamp SubscriptionsParralox - Holiday '17 (Album)
Additional Info:
First track recorded for Holiday '17. This track was originally recorded by The Human League in 1979 from their 2nd album "Travelogue".



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