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The Specials (sometimes called The Special AKA ) are an English 2 Tone ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England. Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude", and had a "more focused and informed political and social stance" than other ska groups. The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits, and loafers)." In 1980, the song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached number one in the UK. In 1981, the unemployment-themed single "Ghost Town" also hit number one in the UK Singles Chart. After seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981, the band broke up. Their 1983 song "Free Nelson Mandela" was a No. 9 U… more »


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1984
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The bright lights, the bright lights, the bright lights
The bright lights, the bright lights, the bright lights

I thought I might move down to London Town
I could get in a band, have fun all the year round
The living down there must be pretty easy
I could rip up my jeans deliberately

The streets really must be paved with gold
If everybody goes WHAM! and has fun on the dole
Imagine what it would be like for me
I've seen the pictures in the magazines

Because I've been down too long now
I don't understand why
But something's gotta change soon
Because I can't just sit and cry

Something better come right
Something better come right
Something better come right soon

Something got to come right
Something got to come right
Something got to come right soon

The bright lights, the bright lights, the bright lights
The bright lights, the bright lights, the bright lights

Something better come right
Something better come right
Something better come right soon

I got down to London and what did I see?
A thousand policemen all over the street
The people were shouting and looking at me
They said 'the Colin Roach's family demand an enquiry'

I woke up from a terrible dream
I saw millions of people replaced by machines
I thought, I've got to change more than my clothes
If I want to do something more than just pose

I've been down too long now
I must go up from here
Somethings got to change soon
Because I can't just disappear
Something's got to come right
Something's got to come right
Something's got to come right soon

Something better come right
Something better come right
Something better come right soon

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Written by: JOHN EDWARD BRADBURY, STANLEY HALL CAMPBELL, DICK CUTHELL, JERRY DAMMERS

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management

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