Pet Shop Boys – My October Symphony (2018 Remaster)

https://www.discogs.com/Pet-Shop-Boys-Behaviour/release/102472

So much confusion
when autumn comes around
What to do about October?
How to smile behind a frown?
It’s hard to settle down

It’s so bemusing
Will they cancel the parade?
We marched each October
Now they say we were never even saved
We must be very brave

Shall I rewrite or revise
my October symphony?
Or as an indication
change the dedication
from revolution to revelation?
So we’re all drinking
as leaves fall to the ground
because we’ve been thinking
how October’s let us down
then and now

Shall we remember
December instead?
Or worry about February?
Mourn our war-torn dead
never seeing red?
Shall I rewrite or revise
my October symphony?
Or as an indication
change the dedication
from revolution to revelation?

‘Neil adopts the role of a Russian composer who has dedicated his life and work to the ideals of the Revolution but now feels confused and betrayed in the wake of the collapse of communism. His “October Symphony” had been dedicated to Soviet Union’s October Revolution, but now he wistfully wonders whether he should “rewrite or revise” it, or “change the dedication from revolution to revelation.’The strings were performed by the Balenescu String Quartet; the coda was written, at the Boys’ request, “vaguely in the style of Shostakovich” by its leader, Alexander Balenescu.

Thomas Dolby – Windpower (2009 Remastered Version)

Switch off the mind and let the heart decide
Who you were meant to be
Flick to remote and let the body glide
There is no enemy
Etch out a future of your own design
Well tailored to your needs
Then fan the flame and keep the dream alive
Of a continent, a continent, a continent, a continent, a

Windpower
There is no enemy
Switch of the mind and let the heart decide
We’re a continent, a continent, a continent, a continent, a

Shatter the lens and grind it into sand
One measured exposure
Scatter the seed and furrow in our land
The future is roses, roses
Switch off the mind and let the heart decide
There is no enemy
Lift up the hearts of this your only tribe
We’re a continent, a continent, a continent, a continent, a
We’re a continent, a continent, a continent, a continent, a

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