“Total Eclipse of the Heart” (1983)

Sung by Bonnie Tyler.

Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit lonely
And you’re never coming round
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit tired
Of listening to the sound of my tears
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the years have gone by
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the look in your eyes
Turnaround bright eyes, but every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line

Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time (all of the time)
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I’m only falling apart
And there’s nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there’s only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart
Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
And I need you now tonight (and I need you now)
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight (and if you only)
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right (’cause we’ll never be wrong)
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time (all of the time)
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I’m only falling apart
And there’s nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart
A total eclipse of the heart
A total eclipse of the heart
Turn around bright eyes
Songwriters: James Richard Steinman
“Total Eclipse” (1981)
Klaus Nomi
Big shots
Argue about what they’ve got
Making the planet so hot
Hot as a holocaustBlow up
Everything’s gonna go up
Even if you don’t show up
In your Chemise Lacoste

Total eclipse
It’s a total eclipse
It’s a total eclipse of the sun
Can’t come to grips with the total eclipse
Just a slip of the lips and you’re done

Fall out
Nobody left to crawl out
If someone calls
We’re all out
Turning in to French fries

Last dance
Let the entire cast dance
Do the dismembered blast dance
As we get atomized!

Total Eclipse of the Sun”  (1999)

Einstürzende Neubauten 

The beauty, tender glow extinguished
The sky dull from a breeze
Ghostly the dawn without its red
Uncanny, estranged to our nature
The light like lead
Ripped in the dark
A tiny sickle
As small as cut by a surgical knifeThe suns last spark melts away
Not unlike a dying wick
Now stands disc on disc
And crushes my heart

All I really, really, really want to see
Is a total eclipse of the sun

‘Ah’ says everyone
Just as the birds are silent
With surprise

All I really, really, really want to see
Is a total eclipse of the sun

“Brain Damage/Eclipse” (1973)
By Pink Floyd
All that you touch
And all that you see
All that you taste
All you feelAnd all that you love
And all that you hate
All you distrust
All you save

And all that you give
And all that you deal
And all that you buy,
Beg, borrow or steal

And all you create
And all you destroy
And all that you do
And all that you say

And all that you eat
And everyone you meet
And all that you slight
And everyone you fight

And all that is now
And all that is gone
And all that’s to come
And everything under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon.

There is no dark side of the moon, really.
Matter of fact, it’s all dark.

“Are You a Hypnotist?” (2002)
The Flaming Lips
I had forgiven you for tricking me again
But I have been tricked again,
Into forgiving you,
What is this? Are you some kind of hypnotist?
Waving your powers around – the sun eclipse behind the cloud
I thought I recognized your face
Amongst all of those strangers,
But I am the stranger now
Amongst all of the recognized
What is this? Are you some kind of hypnotist?
Waving your powers around, the sun eclipse behind the cloud
Songwriters: Steven Drozd / Wayne Coyne
“The Shadow of Your Love” (2007)
The 69 Eyes
Ride on a white horse
Northern man
Under the bluest skies
Reflection in your eyes
Got no fear
Wisdom on your side
Still you gotta ride
Like for the last day of your lifeOut of darkness I command
This desolation land
Eclipse shines above
Like a shadow of your love

Talk to the mountain
Talk to the moon
Tell all the children
Freedom rides with you
African sunset
World without end
When you feel like hunted
Death looks like a friend

Out of darkness I command
This desolation land
Eclipse shines above
Like a shadow of your love

“World of Lies” (1995)
At the Gates
Degeneration tears your black skies
The final descent for the last in life
No joy in our tired lives – the torment builds inside
The sun sets forever on a world of lies

World of lies

[Chorus:]
World of lies
Non-divine
Release me

Demonic vultures feed on your mind
Disarmed of all your pride you die
No life in our alien eyes – the blind lead the blind
The sun sets forever on the non-divine

Non-divine

[Chorus]

Final psychotic eclipse
Painted in the colours of war
Final psychotic eclipse
A world drenched in blood

Degeneration tears your blackened eyes
The final descent for the last in life
No joy in our tired lives – the torment builds inside
The sun sets forever on a world of lies

World of lies

[Chorus]

‘And it’s his illusions about what
constitutes the real world which are
inhibiting him…
His reality, his reason, his society
…these are what must be destroyed’

Final psychotic eclipse
Painted in the colours of war
Final psychotic eclipse
A world drenched in blood of the innocent

 

Advertisements