Come Inside

Thompson Twins

About Come Inside

"Come Inside" is a song by British pop group Thompson Twins, released in 1991 as the lead single from their eighth studio album Queer. It was written and produced by Alannah Currie and Tom Bailey. The single peaked at No. 56 in the UK and spent four weeks on the chart. The single also peaked at No. 7 on the US Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles Chart. The single had a music video filmed to promote it. Upon release in the UK, "Come Inside" was supported by various techno-inspired singles under the moniker of Feedback Max to disguise the identity of the band to club DJs. It reached No. 1 on the UK Dance Chart, but once the moniker's true identity was revealed as the Thompson Twins, sales dropped and the album Queer was not given a UK release. The song was featured in a 1991 Beverly Hills 90210 episode. 


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I can't find my way out of this place
I'm crawling on the floor
If the party's over, why won't you tell me?
I don't see you dancing any more

[Chorus]
Well when all the doors are open wide
I'll be yours and maybe you'll be mine
So close your eyes; kiss the sky
The door is open won't ya come inside

Well can you hear the wind? It's telling lies
It happens all the time
Can you see the faces, seraphim eyes
They make me want to cry

[Chorus]

Come inside, come inside
Well, I could dive in deep or float on by
It doesn't matter to me, no
''cause one way or another
I'm gonna get myself right out of this dream

When all the doors are open wide
I'll be yours and maybe you'll be mine
So cover your eyes; kiss the sky
The door is open, so come inside

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Thompson Twins

The Thompson Twins were a British New Wave pop group that formed in April 1977 and disbanded in May 1993. They achieved considerable popularity in the mid 1980s, scoring a string of hits in the United Kingdom, the United States, and around the globe. more »

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Written by: ALANNAH CURRIE, TOM BAILEY

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16 facts about this song

Album
"Come Inside" is a song by British band Thompson Twins, from their eighth and last studio album, "Queer."
Release Date
The song was released as a single in 1991.
Song Length
The duration of "Come Inside" is approximately 3 minutes and 56 seconds.
Production
The exact version of the released song was reworked by record producer Youth, a member of the band Killing Joke.
Music Video
A quirky, stop-motion animation video was made for the song, using caracter figures of the twins that were animated.
Charts
"Come Inside" managed to peak at #7 on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.
Musical Style
The song features a combination of synths and samplers to create a dance-pop, house environment that was popular around the time of its release.
Critical Reception
The song received mixed reviews from critics at the time, though it has since grown to be well-regarded among fans of the group.
Band Line Up
By the release of this song, the Thompson Twins had downsized to just a duo comprising of Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie.
Lyrical Content
The song's lyrics are metaphorical and invite listeners to "come inside" for a shared experience of the world.
Remixes
Several different remixes of "Come Inside" have been made over the years, showing the song's influence and continued popularity.
Other Versions
“Come Inside” also has a record mirror remix, a feedback max remix, a dub remix version, and a turn the knob mix.
Live Performances
Rarely performed live, Thompson Twins included "Come Inside" in their set when they made appearances at festivals or one-off gigs post their active years.
Re-Recordings
In 1994, the band performed a new version of the song at the Beatmasters' studio in London. This recording was included on their album "The Saint" (1995).
Artwork
The cover art of "Come Inside" shows minimalist artwork consistent with other releases from the "Queer" album.
Significance
“Come Inside” was the Thompson Twins' final single before they changed their band name to Babble in 1993, marking the end of an era for the band.

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