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A little something about the Bangles
Formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, the all-girl Bangles were the most successful of a wave of '60s psychadelia bands that came out of Southern California in the early '80s. Following the lead of their more heralded '80s-psychadelia cousins in the UK such as the Dream Academy and Echo and the Bunnymen, the Bangles successfully blended Mamas and Papas SoCal folk with Beatles-era pop for a sound that brought them to the attention of big-name writers and producers, and finally of the public. The band's breakthrough came in the mid '80s when the ego-maniac formerly known as Prince, impressed with their early work, penned a song for the band. Written under the name Christopher (he mus have already been tiring of his name) "Manic Monday" took the Bangles to number two in the States. They would follow up that success by raching number one with "Walk LIke An Egyptian," also from their 1986 album Different Light. While the Bangles had another number one hit three years later with "Eternal Flame," the best of times also proved to be the worst of times for the band. Singer Susanna Hoffs was receiving the lion's share of the attention, as well as movie deals, and by 1989 the band's three other members had had enough and left to form their own acts.

Lyrics featured below: "Walk like an Egyptian", "Manic Monday", "Eternal Flame".

Walk like an Egyptian

All the old paintings on the tomb
They do the sand dance, don'cha know?
If they move too quick (Oh-Way-Oh)
They're falling down like a domino

And the bazaar man by the Nile
He got the money on a bet
For the crocodiles (Oh-Way-Oh)
They snap their teeth on a cigarette

Foreign types with their hookah pipes
Walk like an Egyptian.

The blonde waitresses take their trays
Spin around and they cross the floor
They've got the moves (Oh-Way-Oh)
You drop your drink then they bring you more

All the school kids so sick of books
They like the punk and the metal band
When the buzzer rings (Oh-Way-Oh)
They're walking like an Egyptian

All the kids in the marketplace
Walk like an Egyptian.

Line your feet astreet, bend your back,
Shift your arm, then you pull a clock
Like Sergeant O (Oh-Way-Oh)
So strike a pose on a Cadillac

If you want to find all the cops,
They're hanging out in the donut shop.
They sing and dance (Oh-Way-Oh)
They spin their clock and cruise on down the block

All the Japanese with their Yen
The party boys call the Kremlin
The Chinese know (Oh-Way-Oh)
They walk along like Egyptians

All the cops in the donut shops
Walk like an Egyptian
Walk like an Egyptian

Manic Monday

Six o'clock already
I was just in the middle of a dream
I was kissin' Valentino
By a crystal blue Italian stream

But I can't be late
'Cause then I guess I just won't get paid
These are the days
When you wish your bed was already made

*It's just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
'Cause that's my funday
An I-don't-have-to-run day
It's just another manic Monday

Have to catch an early train
Got to be to work by nine
And if I had an aeroplane
I still couldn't make it on time

'Cause it takes me so long
Just to figure out what I'm gonna wear
Blame it on the train
When the bus is already there


All of the nights
Why did my lover have to pick last night
To get down
Doesn't it matter
That I have to feed the both of us
Employment's down
He tells me in his bedroom voice
C'mon honey, let's go make some noise
Time it goes so fast
When you're having fun

Eternal Flame

Close your eyes
Give me your hand darling
Do you feel my heart beating
do you understand
do you feel the same
Am I only dreaming
Is this burning
an eternal flame

I believe its meant to be darling
I watch you when your sleeping
You belong with me
do you feel the same
Am I only dreaming
Or is this burning an eternal flame

Say my name
sun shines on the rain
A whole life is so lonely
And than you came
and eased the pain
I don't want to lose this feeling