The soundtrack for my 80s period experienced in the 1980s, 10th grade through senior year. Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt, of Everything but the girl.
Everything but the Girl (1982–2000)
This track alone is good enough, to summarize the inner struggle of late adolesence. If this is your first go then welcome to my UK musical youth. Does anyone else remember the first time you put this CD or cassette tape on? Incredible! Ben Watt’s thumping baseline on this track and then Tracey’s sultry vocal cuts right to the core of you. No one today is close to this. Try it on for yourself. It should fit you like a hand me down Mod sweater from your old bro, Pablo.
Hush your mouth now honey mine
Have you been waiting all this time
To so loudly disagree
Kick the feet from under me
Did you come here to shoot me down
Bury my on my own home ground
Hold your tongue now mother mine
For you’ve held it all this time
And now’s no time to shout and swear
That you despise the things I care about
For your territory
Will always be miles and miles from me
Stop my mouth…