Our Lips Are Sealed

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"Our Lips Are Sealed" is a song co-written by Jane Wiedlin, guitarist for The Go-Go's, and Terry Hall, singer for The Specials and Fun Boy Three. It was first recorded by The Go-Go's as the opening track on their album Beauty and the Beat (1981) and was their debut American single in June 1981. The single eventually reached the top 5 in Australia and Canada, and the top 20 in the United States. Although originally written and performed with three verses, an abbreviated version of the song appears on Beauty and the Beat. In 1983, Hall's band, Fun Boy Three, released their version of "Our Lips Are Sealed". Issued as a single, the track became a top ten hit in the UK, and remains the best known version of "Lips" in that country. The recording of it by The Go-Go's, while a bigger hit elsewhere, only made #47 in the UK. In 2000, Rolling Stone named "Our Lips Are Sealed" one of the 100 Greatest Pop Songs of all time. 


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Can you hear them 
They talk about us 
Telling lies 
Well that's no surprise 

Can you see them 
See right through them 
They have no shield 
No secrets to reveal 

It doesn't matter what they say 
In the jealous games people play 
Our lips are sealed  

Careless talk 
Through paper walls 
We can't stop them 
Only laugh at them 

Spreading rumors 
So far from true 
Dragged up from the underworld 
Just like some precious pearl 

It doesn't matter what they say 
In the jealous games people play 
Our lips are sealed 
Pay no mind to what they say 
It doesn't matter anyway 
Our lips are sealed 

There's a weapon 
We must use 
In our defense 

When you look at them 
Look right through them 
That's when they'll disappear 
That's when you'll be feared 

Hush, my darling 
Don't you cry 
Quiet, angel 
Forget their lies

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Fun Boy Three

Fun Boy Three were a short-lived but successful English New Wave pop band, active from 1981 to 1983 and was formed by singers Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding after they left The Specials. more »

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Written by: Jane Wiedlin, Terry Hall

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