Alone in the night as the daylight brings
A cool empty silence
The warmth of your hand and a cold grey sky
It fades to the distance
The image has gone only you and I
It means nothing to me
This means nothing to me
Taken from the album title track Vienna (1981) by the British band Ultravox. The single, inspired by the film The Third Man (1949), has long been considered one of the finest songs to just miss out on the top spot of the UK charts.
Mr O and I were singing this just the other day. It sounded like cats being murdered but it was great fun!
It’s an amazing song. You wouldn’t believe how bad the song was that kept it off number one. Have you been singing Christmas songs much?
I sometimes am surprised at what songs beat out other ones. Thanks for sharing, Alex. Happy holidays to you and yours! 🙂
I know. It was kept off the number one spot by a novelty one hit wonder. Very unfortunate.
My mum and dad love this song and I’ll admit it’s very catchy.
They weren’t a bad band, and had some other hits, but this is the only one most people remember. Funnily enough, the lead singer Midge Ure, who wrote the Band Aid song, hadn’t even been to Vienna.
It’s the only song I know by the band.
It still annoys me it was kept off the number one spot by ‘Shaddapp your face’. The title even sounds terrible!
That song sounds like shit, excuse my language.
It doesn’t deserve any better.
Very true, I try to be as well spoken as I can but often a few explicit words come out.
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