Dexys Midnight Runners One Of Those Things

You know, recently I was thinking

I was thinking about one thing and the other

and music crossed my mind Yeah? Yeah

It occurred to me to switch on the radio

I wanted to hear some music

So I turned it on, it was Radio One,

Sid Jenkins on the air

He had synthesizers and soulful guises,

I think you know the type of thing – Sure.

it was alright It was OK ?

I’m not lodging any complaints or anything,

there was just one problem

What was that?

It all sounded the same

You mean it all sounded similar?

I mean it all sounded the same

Anyway, so I started asking around, you know.

I started making a few enquiries,

just putting out a few feelers

Yeah? Yeah.

I had a word with a couple of so called socialists on my way

And during the course of our conversation

I put to them a question, I said:

“How do you feel about Ireland?”

Ireland? Yeah, Ireland

That place, it’s just across the sea

Oh yeah, I know the place

Well they said:

“We’re for Sandinista, Cuba’s militia,

the P L O, M.P.L.A, Afghanistan and Babylon”

They went on and on and on and on.

And I said: “Alright, Alright,

but what do you think about Belfast?”

And what did they say?

Well, their replies were various

but they all had one thing m common.

And what was that?

They all sounded the same

You mean they sounded alike ?

They all sounded the same

Well, that’s about the size of it,

what can I tell you? You tell me. I dunno,

It’s just one of those of things

What you mean one of ‘those’ things?

Yeah, one of those things