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Interesting Times

A portentous reading of Britain’s current relationship with the European Union project in the form of an ongoing series of ‘90s Eurodance mix tracks, dance floor installations and DJ sets.

Emerging in the immediate aftermath of the Berlin wall, Eurodance is noted for its lyrical optimism alongside an emotively charged minor key, storm cloud samples and references to bad weather, melodies reminiscent of breaking news sound effects, and beats that suggest states of both euphoria and emergency. Interesting Times provides a potential for togetherness through collective dance whilst disrupting the escapism and emotional catharsis associated with this genre, appearing to reference the present political crisis in an unsettling blend of doubt and hopefulness.

Commissioned by www.ilyd.nu

Presented at:

Ambit magazine, issue 238 (October 2019)
Time Crush (group show), Organon, Odense, DK (September 2019)
Post Paradise, Centrala, Birmingham, UK (June 2019)
ilyd.nu (one month solo show) (May 2019)







Track Listing

Sashi feat. Tina Cousins
- Mysterious Times

Aqua Ninja - I see the Light

Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone

State - Europe After the Rain

Trancex - It's Gonna be Alright

La Cream - Free

Ginger - It's a Shame

Phutura - Tell Me Like it Is

Culture Beat - World in Your Hands

Feelings - Feeling Emotions

Whigfield - No More Tears to Cry

Sonata - Show Me the Way

DJ Dado - Face It

Sash! feat La Trec - Stay

Alice Deejay - No More Lies

Da Blitz - Let Me Be

Grace - Not Over Yet



Lyrics

Life
Mysterious life
We're all moving around
Dancing the rhythm of life
Time
Mysterious time
We're all counting the hours and days
Till the end of all time
And we're feeling the change
And we don't know why
Choose one direction
Just one for time
Don't say I'm thinking too much
If you see what's behind

And these are mysterious times
Mysterious times
No trick of the mind
For this moment I feel
Like we live in mysterious times
If you see what's behind
These are mysterious times

Soul
I feel my soul
For this moment
Nobody could stop me
From flying so high
Real
Nothing is real
In a world of illusion
You only see what you feel
And we're feeling the change
And we don't know why
Choose one direction
Just one for time
Don't say I'm thinking too much
If you see what's behind

And these are mysterious times
Mysterious times
No trick of the mind
For this moment I feel
Like we live in mysterious times
If you see what's behind
These are mysterious times
If you see what's behind
These are mysterious times

I see the light
I see the light
I see the light
I see the light
I see the light
I see the light
I see the light
I see the light
I see the light
I see the light

Do you think you're better off alone?
Do you think you're better off alone?
Do you think you're better off alone?
Do you think you're better off alone?

Talk to me, ooh
Talk to me
Talk to me, ooh
Talk to me

Do you think you're better off alone?
Do you think you're better off alone?
Do you think you're better off alone?
Do you think you're better off alone?
Do you think you're better off alone?
Do you think you're better off alone?

Talk to me, ooh
Talk to me
Talk to me, ooh
Talk to me
Talk to me

It's time to walk again
It's time to make our way
Through the fountain squares
And the colonnades
Your dress is shimmering
Your voice is hiding things
When you say
I've hardly changed

In Europe
After the rain
When the nights are warm
And the summer sways
The stained glass echoing
The blossom balconies
And voices blow
On a shining wind
Your face is shimmering
Your smile is glimmering
When I say
You've hardly changed

In Europe
After the rain
When the nights are warm
And the summer sways
In Europe after the rain
In Europe after the rain
In Europe after the rain
In Europe after the rain

It’s gonna be alright
Get over
Get over

It’s gonna be alright
It’s gonna be alright
Get over
Get over
It’s gonna be alright
It’s gonna be alright
It’s gonna be alright

Get over
Get over
It’s gonna be alright

The North, The South, The East, The West, Freedom
The North, The South, The East, The West, Freedom

Ohhhh
I wanna feel so free, ohhh
I wanna feel so free, ohhh

This time I'm free
This time I'm free to do what I want
This time I'm free
This time I'm free to do what I want

Freedom
Free
Freedom
Free
Freedom
Free
Freedom

It’s a shame
Now ain’t it a shame

Now ain’t it a shame the way you wasted all my loving (all my loving)
Now ain’t it a shame the way you left and made fun of it (made fun of it)
Think of all the time we wasted
That if you loved me we’d be going places
Weaving lies like a politician
Get away

It’s a shame (shame)
As you exit the door
It’s a shame (shame)
Looks like you fight it no more It’s a shame (shame)
‘Cos you don’t look like you did once before

It’s a shame (shame)
As you exit the door
It’s a shame (shame)
Looks like you fight it no more It’s a shame (shame)
‘Cos you don’t look like you did once before

Now ain’t it a shame the way you said you’d cancel my troubles (all my troubles)
Now ain’t it a shame the way you made them all seem double
Well maybe cos my mind is twisted
You fooled my heart and washed away my kisses
I’m just a fool in love, don’t look the other away

It’s a shame (shame)
As you exit the door
It’s a shame (shame)
Looks like you fight it no more It’s a shame (shame)
‘Cos you don’t look like you did once before

It’s a shame (shame)
As you exit the door
It’s a shame (shame)
Looks like you fight it no more It’s a shame (shame)
‘Cos you don’t look like you did once before

It’s a shame
Now ain’t it a shame

Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why

Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why

Tell me like it is

You can be serious

You got it in your eyes
Tell me like it is

You make me furious

Don't wanna say goodbye

Tell me why, terminate

Turning love into hate

Tearing me, tearing you

Tearing love for us two
Tell me why, terminate

Turning love into hate

Tearing me, tearing you

Tearing love for us two

Don't wanna tell you why

Don't wanna tell you lies

So I just can't pretend, don't wanna make you cry

All I know, all I know, all I know, all I know

It's time to go

Don't wanna use you, abuse you

Until you can get it all
Remember the time when we spend our life

Tearing the love when we felt so down

Stop ask me, treat me like you wanna do me

Gotta get along, follow me, come and see

Just wait the minute, do like me and again

Then you find out that you better stop

Tell me like it is

You can be serious

You got it in your eyes
Tell me like it is

You make me furious

Don't wanna say goodbye

Tell me why, terminate

Turning love into hate

Tearing me, tearing you

Tearing love for us two
Tell me why, terminate

Turning love into hate

Tearing me, tearing you

Tearing love for us two

Tell me why, terminate

Turning love into hate

Tearing me, tearing you

Tearing love for us two
Tell me why, terminate

Turning love into hate

Tearing me, tearing you

Tearing love for us two

Stress on my mind, think I'll end it all, people tell me to stand tall
But I don't want to live, got nothing to give and I'm tired of hitting walls
They don't understand from where I come, my past not a pretty one
Scars, never stars, now I'm ready to quit and let this life be done
Some tell me to hold on, tell me to be strong, but the battle's too long
No fight left in me, but they don't comprehend that my will is all gone
Nothing to grasp, hope is past and my faith is in the trash
So save the love that you think I need, I'm going out with a blast

You can walk on the water, shine like a diamond
Ring the bells of fortune if you dare
You can make any move that you want to make
Take everything that you can if you dare
Just think the world is in your hands
Just think the world is in your hands
Think the world is in your hands
Just think the world is in your hands

Troubles got me down, never got a break, just pain and heartache
Not looking for a reason to go on, no more, I've had all I can take
I'm tired of the same old thing, same old scene, death must now be king
I give up, I don't want to live up to the wicked hopes of society
Some say excel, but I still fail so well, just call me a pro
Reasons for failing, truth be known, I really don't care to know
It's time to move on, time to be gone, farewell to my king
Just want to end this losing trend with a bullet and a shot of gin

You can walk on the water, shine like a diamond
Ring the bells of fortune if you dare
You can make any move that you want to make Take everything that you can if you dare
Just think the world is in your hands
Just think the world is in your hands
Think the world is in your hands
Just think the world is in your hands

I’m feeling emotions
I’m feeling emotions

We have to live together
Why can’t we see?

We have to live together
Why can’t we see?

Every time my heart, tell when to start
Tell me what, tell me what I’m feeling
Listen to the sound of music on the ground
Come on baby dancing with me

Feel the beat in me
It’s a new reality
Follow in the rhythm of pleasure
Systematically the music has sold me
Moving moving dancing with me
Ha!

We have to live together
We have to live together
We have to live together
Why can’t we see?

We have to live together
We have to live together
We have to live together
Why can’t we see?

We have to live together
We have to live together
We have to live together
Why can’t we see?

We have to live together
We have to live together
We have to live together
Why can’t we see?

I got no tears to cry
There's nothing to hide
No tears to cry
No empty
No, no emptiness
Na na na hey-a hey-a hey-a hey-a hey
Na na na hey-a hey-a hey-a hey-a hey

You and me
Oh, well you know you can't forget it
My congratulations
And now that you're free
And that's exactly what you wanted
Now the story's over

O-o-o gotta have a little faith
O-o-o

Oh, I got no tears to cry
I got no head in pain or loneliness
There's nothing to hide
No tears to cry
No empty
No, no emptiness

Na na na hey-a hey-a hey-a hey-a hey
Na na na hey-a hey-a hey-a hey-a hey

You and me
Oh, It's the love that I ain't missing
I have must been feeling
Now, I can see
I need to change but I'm loving
No more run for cover
O-o-o gotta have a little faith
O-o-o

Oh, I got no tears to cry
I got no head in pain or loneliness
There's nothing to hide
No tears to cry
No emptiness

Oh, I got no tears to cry
I got no head in pain or loneliness
There's nothing to hide
No tears to cry
No emptiness

Na na na hey-a hey-a hey-a hey-a hey
Na na na hey-a hey-a hey-a hey-a hey
Show me the way, take my hand

Lead me forever to the promised land

Don't make me feel so blue

Show me the way we go to

Show me the way, take my hand

Lead me forever to the promised land

Don't make me feel so blue

Show me the way we go to

You take me up, you take me down

Just like a yo yo 

I'll never forget the love I found 

In this little town

Home is where the heart is

It is you and your eyes I miss

I cannot forget my tears 

This life took too many fears

Show me the way, take my hand

Lead me forever to the promised land

Don't make me feel so blue

Show me the way we go to

Show me the way, take my hand

Lead me forever to the promised land

Don't make me feel so blue

Show me the way we go to

It’s about time you face it
Ohhhh no no no no
It’s about time you face it
Ohhhh no no no no
It’s about time you face it

If you don’t tell me the truth
That will mean I don’t believe in you
Each time you talk about missing me
There is something in your eyes
Are you trying to support you lies

Sometimes I feel myself in danger
I wanna share my life with you
..................................................
..................................................
...............do you think I’m blind?

It’s about time you face it
Ohhhh no no no no
It’s about time you face it
Ohhhh no no no no
It’s about time you face it

It’s about time you face it
Ohhhh no no no no
It’s about time you face it
Ohhhh no no no no
It’s about time you face it

It’s about time you face it
It’s about time you face it
It’s about time you face it
It’s about time you face it

Stay!

I wanna go back to
Back to the days
When I needed
A little more fun
When I believed I
I believed I
Could fly so high
Through the clouds

Tear down these walls
If just for one day
Tear down these walls
I need you to stay
Stay!

Come on and stay
Stay
Stay

Turning back time to
Times we made love
All day
Under the sun
When I believed I
I believed
I Could fly so high
Through the clouds

Tear down these walls
If just for one day
Tear down these walls
I need you to stay
Stay!

Come on and stay
Stay
Stay

No, no more lies

There'll be no more lies
If we don't deny
What our love means now
There'll be no more lies

No more, no-no-no more
No more, no-no-no more
No more, no-no-no more
No more, no-no-no more
No more, no-no-no more
No more, no-no-no more
No more, no-no-no more

There'll be no more lies
If we don't deny
What our love means now
There'll be no more lies

There'll be no more lies
If we don't deny
What our love means now
There'll be no more lies

Let me be
Let me be me
Let me be
But don’t leave me, oh

Let me be
Let me be me
Let me be
But don’t leave me, oh

Let me be
Let me be me
Let me be
But don’t leave me, oh

Let me be
Let me be me
Il’l be free at last

Let me be what I want to be
Let me be what I want to be
Cause I have to be, what I need to be
Even though for me there's no room you see
Let me be what I want to be
Try to see what Id love to be
What you see in me is not only me
So let me be and you let me be me

Let me be
Let me be me
Let me be
But don’t leave me, oh

Let me be
Let me be me
Let me be
But don’t leave me, oh

Let me be
Let me be me
Let me be
But don’t leave me, oh

Let me be
Let me be me
Il’l be free at last

Let me be what I want to be
Let me be what I want to be
Cause I have to be, what I need to be
Even though for me theres no room you see
Let me be what I want to be
Try to see what Id love to be
What you see in me is not only me
So let me be and you let me be me

Let me be
Let me be me
Let me be
But don’t leave me, oh

Let me be
Let me be me
Let me be
But don’t leave me, oh

Let me be
Let me be me
Let me be
But don’t leave me, oh

Let me be
Let me be me
Il’l be free at last

I'll live for you
I'd die for you
Do what you want me to
I'll cry for you
My tears will show
That I can't let you go

It's not over, not over, not over, not over yet
You still want me, don't you
It's not over, not over, not over, not over yet
Cos I can see through you
It's not over, not over, not over, not over yet

Don't let me down
Don't make a sound
Don't throw it all away
Remember me
So tenderly
Don't let it slip away

It's not over, not over, not over, not over yet
You still want me, don't you
It's not over, not over, not over, not over yet
Cos I can see through you
It's not over, not over, not over, not over yet

Ooooh
Yeah

I'll live for you
I'd die for you
Do what you want me to
I'll cry for you
My tears will show
That I can't let you go

It's not over, not over, not over, not over yet
You still want me, don't you
It's not over, not over, not over, not over yet
Cos I can see through you
It's not over, not over, not over, not over yet
You still want me, don't you
It's not over, not over, not over, not over yet

Cos I can see through you
Yea






































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