Civic Hall

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The Vapors

The Vapors were a New Wave and power pop band from England, that existed between 1979 and 1981. They had a hit with the song "Turning Japanese" in 1980, which reached No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart, and No. 36 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. more »

I heard someone calling me
From a car across the road
The lights were out I never heard the sound 
Of the police car radio 
So I went running down the lane
With my plastic bag
Not stopping once to look behind 
But the long arm of the law
Put its foot to the floor 
And they met me on the other side

And the said
What's going on here sonny  Hello hello
What's going on here sunbeam 
We want to know
But they weren't convinced 
No matter how hard I tried 
And they pinned me up against the wall
And my home-made jam in my plastic bag
Lies broken by the civic hall

I closed my eyes to see the phoenix rise
 Spread eagled up against the wall
And I walked tight lipped 
From my sinking ship
 Trying to keep the furnace cool
So I thought easy come easy go
Just play along  Until I got inside the car
But a stone age hand
Left my trust in man
 Blown to pieces for the final time

Written by: DAVID FENTON

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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