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EMOTION 12"

1991 Sep Emotion
Title: Emotion
Artist: Gary Numan
Tracklisting: 

1. Emotion (Extended Mix) 7:40
2. In A Glasshouse 4:12 
3. Hanoi 2:06 

How old: This Single is old!
Release Date: 1991 Sep 
Format: 12" 
Record Label: Numa
Catalogue No: NUM22
Price Guide: £4.00
Country:  UK
Additional info: Deleted 
Highest Chart Position: --
Full Artist List: Gary Numan (Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar)
Kipper (Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals)
Mike Smith (Keyboards)
Ade Orange (Keyboards)
Keith Beauvais (Guitars)
Jackie Rawe (Backing Vocals)
Cathi Ogden (Backing Vocals)
Susie Webb (Backing Vocals)
Zoe Nicholas (Backing Vocals)

All tracks written & produced by Gary Numan, except
Produced by Gary Numan and Kipper (*)
On 'Generator', Music by Gary Numan and Kipper & Lyrics by Gary Numan
On 'U Got The Look', Written by Prince, Produced by Gary Numan

Engineered and mixed by Gary Numan at Outland Studio

Cassette Cover

NUC22

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EMOTION INFO

Released in the late summer of 1991, “Emotion” was the sound of an artist lost in a sea of over-powering, aching female backing vocals and cod funk ala Prince. Numan’s full blooded attempt at a club sound was both lyrically bereft of ideas and musicall tiresome. Fan’s though balked at this latest Numan musical contortion and roundly dismissed and avoided the single when released arguing that it was hard to believe that this was the same man that had previously delivered pure pop classics like “I Die: You Die” and “Cars.” 
“Emotion” was, in reality, a jaw-dropping exercise in Prince inspired anthemic emptiness and as the lyric so aptly stated "How did this ever get serious" Emotion failed to chart.

EMOTION LYRICS

Emotion 
(Single, 1991, from 'Machine & Soul' album, 1992)

Look up
Look down
I've seen it all before
I need emotion

Look left
Look right
I've tried it all before
I need emotion

Say nothing
It's over
I sold my soul
Forever

She's tempting
Sex tension
It could be the wrong move

One question
One answer
I don't need
Exposure

I don't know
The slogan
New fashion kills me

Fashion
Tear it up
It don't mean a thing so
Fashion
Tear it up good

Touch me
Picture this
It don't mean a thing so
Touch me
Life is cruel

How did this ever get serious

One night
One touch
I've used them all before
I need emotion

One lie
Too much
I've heard it all before
I need emotion

I'll show you
Religion
Some people
Disgust me

Listen to
Opinion
I'm in a glasshouse

'I've been sick'
She whispers
Abandon
Nostalgia

Remember
My picture
I only work here

I need emotion 


In A Glass House 

I've seen love
I've seen hate
I've seen all the emotion God creates.
I've seen good 
I've seen bad
I've seen everything that you could ever have.
I've seen you
I've seen me
I've seen everything that I could want to be.
I've seen tall things
I've seen long things
I've seen everything a man was meant to see.

No one came,
no one is here
no one remembers.
MAKES CAMBODIA LOOK LIKE KANSAS,ANYTIME
I've heard truth
I've heard lies
I've heard everything that ever crossed your mind.
I've heard( lust?)
I've heard screams
I've heard everything that makes you give up dreams.
I've heard you
I've heard me
I've heard everything I wish could ever be
I've heard music, new heroes
Then I've heard some things I really wouldn't know

(***** ***** ***** ?)
Look in my heart
you will remember
people came
you (fell?) on me
I can remember
MAKES CAMBODIA LOOK LIKE KANSAS,ANYTIME
I break hearts
I broke mine
I'll break everything I'm given if( ***?) time
I've said things I don't mean
I could lie in front of God and he'll beleive
I (cheat?)( ***?)
I (cheat?) time
I'll take everything you see 
and make it mine
I don't like this confession
(**** **** ****?) heard( **** ****?) all
someone came
(we have the cure?)
I'll always wonder
Friends can change
some go some stay
I can't remember 


Hanoi 
(B-side, 'Emotion' CD single & 12", 1991)

*Instrumental* 


 

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