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The Psychedelic Furs — The Ghost In You
Album: All Of This And Nothing
Avg rating:
7.5

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1948









Released: 1984
Length: 4:01
Plays (last 30 days): 2
A man in my shoes runs a light
And all the papers lied tonight
But falling over you
Is the news of the day
Angels fall like rain
And love, love, love
Is all of heaven away (Love, love, love, love, love)

Inside you the time moves and she don't fade
The ghost in you, she don't fade
Inside you the time moves and she don't fade

A race is on, I'm on your side
And here in you, my engines die
I'm in a mood for you
Or running away
Stars come down in you
And love, love, love
You can't give it away (Love, love, love, love, love)

Inside you the time moves and she don't fade
The ghost in you, she don't fade
Inside you the time moves and she don't fade

Don't you go, it makes no sense
When all your talk and supermen
Just take away the time
And get in the way
Ain't it just like rain?
And love, love, love
Is only heaven away (Love, love, love, love, love)

Inside you the time moves and she don't fade
The ghost in you, she don't fade
Inside you the time moves and she don't fade
The ghost in you, she don't fade
Inside you the time moves and she don't fade
The ghost in you, she don't fade
Inside you the time moves
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luff, luff, luff the Furs
 Segue wrote:

RP. How do I love thee let me count the ways. Not only nostalgia or iconic music, it's the ability to fold it all into a mix that makes each song shine like a gem in this lustrous sonic tapestry. The Furs rule always and sparkle darkly in the covid sunshine.

Well said!!

 fraserji wrote:

Gave it an 8 before. Upped it to a 9. Such an awesome band. 



same
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Don't sing with any kind of fake accent.  Are you listening, Richard Ashcroft?  Elton?  Anybody?

ps I think Richard Butler is from Surrey, so he's probably inclined to sing in a Surrey accent.  There are many, many "British" accents, however.  I sound like a Wurzel, for example.


Kingston according to Wikipedia, so yeppers.

But I completely disagree. Sing with whatever affectations you like. It's fun!
When we had hair..... over one eye, and danced with one arm!!
RP. How do I love thee let me count the ways. Not only nostalgia or iconic music, it's the ability to fold it all into a mix that makes each song shine like a gem in this lustrous sonic tapestry. The Furs rule always and sparkle darkly in the covid sunshine.
 khardog145 wrote:
I love the way he says "rain"
 
and Luff
I love the way he says "rain"
Always loved this song.

If you have a chance, there's a live acoustic solo version out there, which is really nice too, and he sings the second vocal line separately at the end, so you can actually hear it.
Flashback to meeting my wife for the first time.  I was working the listener line at WLIR, a Long Island, NY radio station . They broke a ton of new wave bands in the US (including U2)  and introduced me to music I had never heard before. Kinda reminds me of RP.

Happy anniversary RP!
Gave it an 8 before. Upped it to a 9. Such an awesome band. 
Always reminds of going through Basic Training (Bootcamp for those that do not know). The cassette was always playing on the Walkman.
 Synth80s wrote:
Thank you I will check it out now as I love his voice!

I probably post this whenever I hear a Furs tune on RP, but if you haven't heard Richard Butler's solo album from about 10 years ago, go find a copy. It's excellent from start to finish, and one of my top 10 "unknown" albums of all time.
 

uuuooooouuuuu i love it!!!!!!
This was the best song they played at the MIT Spring Concert 1989.  Lucky to be part of that production.  
{#Devil_pimp}still zesty !
Saw these guys live last month.  Sound better than ever.
Miss you, Fred.
About as synonymous with the '80s as any song can be. 
This sounds so good this morning. Just the right song at the right moment. Thank you. Long live RP.
I probably post this whenever I hear a Furs tune on RP, but if you haven't heard Richard Butler's solo album from about 10 years ago, go find a copy. It's excellent from start to finish, and one of my top 10 "unknown" albums of all time.
 DaidyBoy wrote:

The "accent" is influenced probably more by social class than anything else, so affectations may well be added depending on how the artist wants to be perceived.

 
What accent?
So good to hear this again on RP! So good to be back in Boulder, where we held The Furs in high regard when they were on the radio!
 AbileneTexas wrote:
Brings a smile to my face.

 
Me too. Brings back memories of what was going on in my life  in 1984.
 Skydog wrote:

How about Tears For Fear's "Shout", I can't listen to that song because they are pushing the hell on the accents

 
The "accent" is influenced probably more by social class than anything else, so affectations may well be added depending on how the artist wants to be perceived.
Brings a smile to my face.
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Don't sing with any kind of fake accent.  Are you listening, Richard Ashcroft?  Elton?  Anybody?

 
How about Tears For Fear's "Shout", I can't listen to that song because they are pushing the hell on the accents
Currently on our set list, though in the style of Robyn Hitchcock's cover...Really love it.
Only use English accent when funnin'
Ah, such a bittersweet memory………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...
 toterola wrote:
"Don't sing with a fake British accent".{#No}

 
Don't sing with any kind of fake accent.  Are you listening, Richard Ashcroft?  Elton?  Anybody?

ps I think Richard Butler is from Surrey, so he's probably inclined to sing in a Surrey accent.  There are many, many "British" accents, however.  I sound like a Wurzel, for example.
So love this song, great memories.
"Don't sing with a fake British accent".{#No}
Again today 

marty88210 wrote:
The Horses question and the Furs answer. How ironic!

 


One of those songs that restored my faith in music when I first heard it...
Sounds so 80s...and that's not a bad thing! Great sound and song!
Instant flashback for me.  Thanks.
Bill is on a roll today/tonight. Great sets Bill Thanks!
 
 DaidyBoy wrote:

I don't think that would stand up in law in the UK.  Spiritual companions don't show up on the traffic cameras and you would likely get a ticket.

 

You'd be taken to a psych hospital here in Minnesota for claiming that.
What a great set list Bill !
great song  (but at the quirky-pop elevator music level)  still great to hear now and then 
 1wolfy wrote:
I once felt the presence of the Holy Ghost so strongly while driving my car, I got into the carpool lane(I was alone) which requires two or more occupants inside the vehicle.  I miss those days..My spirituality has waned a bit since.   {#Angel}

 
I don't think that would stand up in law in the UK.  Spiritual companions don't show up on the traffic cameras and you would likely get a ticket.
I don't believe ghosts exist, but I like the song. 
Nice pairing Bill!
The Horses question and the Furs answer. How ironic!
 DD gypsyman wrote:
From when I still believed in things. Goodbye , yesterday.

 

From when I believed in a great future for me...
I once felt the presence of the Holy Ghost so strongly while driving my car, I got into the carpool lane(I was alone) which requires two or more occupants inside the vehicle.  I miss those days..My spirituality has waned a bit since.   {#Angel}
The PSD button just replaced "The Ghost In You" with "Ghostdance."

Bill, I think the RP servers are becoming sentient.
 bev wrote:
My trusty Geo Metro had to be sold last year; we had 20+ good years even without a radio/stereo of any kind.

Now I'm driving an old (but newer than the Metro) used Subaru that came with a -- gasp! -- cassette player! Which means I can play all my trusty old tapes, and Talk, Talk, Talk is in heavy rotation.

It's got this great feature that can rewind one song so you can play and replay it to your heart's content. Which I do. With this song...a lot.

Good solid pop always perks me up and I love this one, probably with an unreasonable amount of enthusiasm.

 
You are Out. Of. Control. {#Dancingbanana_2}

Bev, the record companies are in love with people like you who haven't heard about this digital music thing. (Can someone get those clowns to explain why jacking the price of a song to $1.29 was a good idea?)

Shine on, you crazy diamond. 

As for the Furs: love "Sister Europe" and "Here Come Cowboys." 
From when I still believed in things. Goodbye , yesterday.
My trusty Geo Metro had to be sold last year; we had 20+ good years even without a radio/stereo of any kind.

Now I'm driving an old (but newer than the Metro) used Subaru that came with a -- gasp! -- cassette player! Which means I can play all my trusty old tapes, and Talk, Talk, Talk is in heavy rotation.

It's got this great feature that can rewind one song so you can play and replay it to your heart's content. Which I do. With this song...a lot.

Good solid pop always perks me up and I love this one, probably with an unreasonable amount of enthusiasm.
Been a while since I've heard this beauty. Thanks for the memories, RP!
I will always worship that line, "Ain't it just like rain...and Love, Love, Love is only Heaven away..." and this song will always reassure me...
 dalebryan wrote:
Ahhh...the timeless sound of the Furs!{#Music}

 
I'm with you
big stud Romeo Tuma wrote:
This song is a great classic... this whole album is fantastic...
 
I be the holy ghost of Romeo Tuma...

love this great classic song and this fantastic album...

 

Ahhh...the timeless sound of the Furs!{#Music}
yes indeed!
 dw wrote:
Love the Furs! {#Yell}  I really like music from the '60s, '80s, '00s.

 
Me too!  What happened in the 90s - I wasn't there...
 msymmes wrote:
I would agree.   But you forgot about 1977.  The best year in Rock ever.  Check the books that have been written about 77!

 

dw wrote:
Love the Furs! {#Yell}  I really like music from the '60s, '80s, '00s.
 
I agree!  What happened in the 90s?  Must have been having children...


 

Always love to hear the Furs!
I love hearing Psychedelic Furs on R.P. Made even more exciting by the fact that bassist Tim Butler lives 18 miles from me!!!!
And I am still listening...
Bill,  How am I ever going to get any work done if I just have to keep stopping and turning up the volume?

 
I would agree.   But you forgot about 1977.  The best year in Rock ever.  Check the books that have been written about 77!

 

dw wrote:
Love the Furs! {#Yell}  I really like music from the '60s, '80s, '00s.
 


Just bumped this from an 8 to a 9 in my books.

 
Those were good days. Barrow St NYC. Evan, are you listening?

For some reason, more than other sources, listening on RP brings back people and places for me.
Love the Furs! {#Yell}  I really like music from the '60s, '80s, '00s.
I know I know...but for me, born 1970, 13 in 1984, this songs just makes me smile. It still sounds great. 

 
reminds of my ex-wife.....not that that's such a bad thing
Posted: Nov 10, 2011 - 10:00 < Reply >

 scrubbrush wrote:
 

Mediocre 80's schlock


 

Stingray wrote:


You're the SCHLOCK who rated five (5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) STEELY DAN songs a 1 - aren't you?
(Not that you're wrong with the Furs...)
 
I have seen both bands live and have never seen a schlock, stingray, OR a scrubbrush at any of their shows...{#Cool}

 Businessgypsy wrote:
John Hughes is dead, 2011 is nigh. This, my friends, is now oldies station music.

 
This comment is beneath you, Businessgypsy. There are no timelines here in paradise - all music is good. I AM sorry about John Hughes, though - he provided a lot of no-brainer, teen-angst movies that I still love to watch on rainy days when I can't be out climbing Mt. Everest or finding a cure for cancer.

 Deadwing wrote:
The vulnerability in this song is daring and breathtaking to me. In these times we all hide our feelings and emotions and longings. This song just blows me away.    {#Cheers}
 
Agreed! {#Yes}  This whole album blows me away.  And maybe the early 80's were just a good period for me, but I still am automatically put into a really happy mood whenever I hear a song from it.


 scrubbrush wrote:
 

Mediocre 80's schlock


 

You're the SCHLOCK who rated five (5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) STEELY DAN songs a 1 - aren't you?
(Not that you're wrong with the Furs...)


I remember I bought the album the day it came out.
And was so disappointed as I am today!

"This music irritates me - when I hear it!"
 romeotuma wrote:

This song is a great classic... this whole album is fantastic...



 

{#High-five}

The vulnerability in this song is daring and breathtaking to me. In these times we all hide our feelings and emotions and longings. This song just blows me away.    {#Cheers}
 coloradojohn wrote:
Takes me back...to good tunes, good times, good places...YES!
At the time, we all loved how these guys sang with a noticeable accent (unlike many who lost it while crooning), and it was catchy as hell...it was such a great time to be sky-high in Boulder — definitely where the hip have always met to trip and mushrooms are one of the four main food groups! — and though I don't get back there as often as I'd like to, this stuff sure helps me call up the files from those sacred days every time I hear it...

 
That is exactly where I was when this was getting air time. Loved the time, the place and the music!

Certain songs hit you in the solar plexus, some in the tailbone or the hips (like down and dirty blues); this one always seems to go right to my head in a transcendent, swirling way that makes me feel like I'm floating, rising above the cares of the day. A 10, always, for me.
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is probably my favorite tune from the Furs, most excellent.{#Clap}
 

Same here. {#Good-vibes}
{#Cheers} so beautiful...
This is probably my favorite tune from the Furs, most excellent.{#Clap}
Takes me back...to good tunes, good times, good places...YES!
At the time, we all loved how these guys sang with a noticeable accent (unlike many who lost it while crooning), and it was catchy as hell...it was such a great time to be sky-high in Boulder — definitely where the hip have always met to trip and mushrooms are one of the four main food groups! — and though I don't get back there as often as I'd like to, this stuff sure helps me call up the files from those sacred days every time I hear it...

John Hughes is dead, 2011 is nigh. This, my friends, is now oldies station music.

 horstman wrote:

Yeah. Maybe. But it still has me whistling along in the background. Somehow I'm 25 again.

Then I get up. And my bones tell me it's 25 years later.

Life sucks. Ha Ha Ha!!!

 
{#Lol} Too true.  But even when life sucks, if we can have music it's not quite so sucky, is it? {#Daisy}


Buttery smooth
I'm younger and less jaded (and less mature) with this song. Thank you Bill.
 Glencoe_JC wrote:
Euphoric reminiscing floods forth....
how long ago? pah!
inside me the time moves...

 
Nice. {#Sunny}

And this is another song I did stretches to - but I danced to it, too, and now I have it in my Sidekick when I drive around town to do errands. Maybe the Ghost fades, but the music stays...
This whole fixation with whether something is "SO 80's" or whatever is just stupid.  It's MUSIC. The generation or the genré - why does it matter? If a song moves you to dance, why does it have to be pigeonholed? I love the Psychedelic Furs (even if I can't always spell the name correctly), and "Heartbreak Beat" was the song I used to do my stretches to at night, with candles burning. We all have our memories - let's hold them close, but I hope those memories won't block a new perception with a new listening.
 scrubbrush wrote:
 

Mediocre 80's schlock


 
Yeah. Maybe. But it still has me whistling along in the background. Somehow I'm 25 again.

Then I get up. And my bones tell me it's 25 years later.

Life sucks. Ha Ha Ha!!!

Euphoric reminiscing floods forth....
how long ago? pah!
inside me the time moves...

 romeotuma wrote:


Cool song...  love it...

 
 

this is cool...i can definitely dig it
 

Mediocre 80's schlock


nice nice nice
 stewliscious wrote:
Damn! All that great southern rock...now this.  All good things must end...
 
Really, quite a rough transition - these guys can't follow the Derek Trucks Band.  

Damn! All that great southern rock...now this.  All good things must end...
you did it !!!!!!
Is that Larry Carton on lead guitar?
 Jazbo wrote:
This draws a perfect picture of a time in my life when all was possible. 10

 
man...oh man...do i know what you mean{#Frown}

but hell,
what memories{#Dancingbanana_2}
After those slammin' guitars?

Meh... 
 linden wrote:
Always happy to hear this.
 

BIG ditto!
Always happy to hear this.
 nmatavka wrote:
If this is the "typical" Furs song, they must be gods.
 

They kind of were. 3-4 just excellent albums during their heyday   {#Music}
This draws a perfect picture of a time in my life when all was possible. 10

Don't know how much of my thrill of this song is pure sentiment...

But man I love his voice.

If this is the "typical" Furs song, they must be gods.
 suebee3 wrote:

Near perfect - definately agreed!


 
I'd give it a 9.5 if I could. I'm taking the .5 off a perfect score only because it's so very 80s. Not that the 80s were bad, just that the song is not quite timeless to my ears.

Never fails to take me back... I suppose that's what a good song is supposed to do right?
Having an 80's flashback... but a good one.
 suebee3 wrote:

Near perfect - definately agreed!


 yeah. close to 10 for me. 


Near perfect - definately agreed!


My favorite Furs song.
 oceansoul63 wrote:

This song is near perfect. Reminds me of an old flame who loved The Furs.
 
This song always reminds me of one that got away.  Still haunts me.


Lala lalala {#Dance}
 vit wrote:


Pity in pink?

 
Good wit.....vit

 pixidrizzl wrote:
I had only heard the Counting Crows cover of this before today and I thought it was their original song.

 
Geez...I must be getting old.

I had only heard the Counting Crows cover of this before today and I thought it was their original song.

This is good, I like it.
One of the best songs ever.
StevenQ wrote:
Timeless. I see some poor souless zeks gave this a 1 2 or 3. Pity is the only possible response.


Pity in pink?

 Kittee wrote:
{#Puke}Not a good song to start my morning with. *mute*

 

Perhaps is better if you stay in bed...




Good song but no, Robin!

 Gednabb wrote:
everytime I quickly glance at the cover art I see the guy on the right as Batman.