Lyrically Evocative (6)

When the British group The Communards split up, two of the girls formed a duo, and called themselves Banderas. They only released one album, in 1991, and this single came from that. I was a fan of the vocalist, the crop-haired Caroline Buckley, and the record had a great pedigree; featuring Johnny Marr of The Smiths, Bernard Sumner of New Order, and backing vocals from Jimmy Somerville.

But it was the lyrics that really got into my head, especially the lines “This is not a story, this is not a book, this is your life”. I couldn’t stop playing it, and the message really hit home.

Here are those lyrics.

Where is the purpose in your life
Where is the truth
Do you remember your hopes? Your dreams?
They are no longer your own
This day is for living your own life
Don’t let this world capture your heart
Your passion lost to a thousand themes
Surrendered to the screen
This is not a story
This is not a book this is your life
And this is not a play some TV show you’ve seen
This is real life
You know that
This is your this is your life
This is your this is your life
You act like a child playing games now
Play and pretend the art of disguise
Alone and lost in all your lies
This is not a story
This is not a book this is your life
And this is not a play some TV show you’ve seen
This is real life
You know that
This is your this is your life
This is…

And here they are, performing the song.

20 thoughts on “Lyrically Evocative (6)

    1. They only made one album (called ‘Ripe’) before splitting up.
      Most of the tracks can be listened to on You Tube by typing in ‘Banderas’ or ‘Ripe’.
      Glad you like this one, Kim.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. That is indeed some beautiful lyrics. There are many songs like this that have such beautiful lyrics. BTS has strong lyrics like there is this song called ‘Whakien 52’ about the 52 hertz whale and the loneliness we feel when we are different from others. There is another song by them called ‘Awake’ it’s about breaking your barriers and doing what you love! Do check out that as well! The lyric translation videos are all available on youtube!

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