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Cutting Crew

A little something about Cutting Crew
Forming in England in 1985, the two founding members were guitarist Kevin Scott MacMichael and vocalist Nick Van Eede . The duo made a couple of demos and signed a recording contract with the Siren Records label before becoming a foursome in 1986 with the addition of bassist Colin Farley and drummer Martin Beadle. In 1986 they released their debut album, Broadcast . "Don't Look Back" and "Life in a Dangerous Time" are a couple of the tracks on this first effort. The young group gained mixed reviews from music critics, but Cutting Crew's hit "I Just Died in Your Arms" changed all this. The romantic tune became a smash hit in the United States, reaching number one on the Billboard singles chart. It did nearly as well in the United Kingdom, stopping only three points lower. The band toured worldwide, and stood in as opening act for hot groups including the Bangles, Starship, and Huey Lewis & the News. Cutting Crew had a few other hits along the way with melodic numbers like "One for the Mockingbird," "Mirror and a Blade," and "I've Been in Love Before." It also won lots of airplay on MTV with its music videos.

(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight

I keep looking for something I can't get
Broken hearts lie all around me
And I don't see an easy way out of this
Her diary, it sits on the bedside table
The curtains are closed, the cat's in the cradle
Who would've thought that a boy like me could come to this

Oh, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been something you said,
I just died in your arms tonight
Oh, I just died in your arms tonight
It must've been some kind of kiss
I should've walked away, I should've walked away

Is there any just cause for feeling like this
On the surface I'm a name on a list
I try to be discreet, but then blow it again
I've lost and found, it's my final mistake
She's loving by proxy, no give and all take
'Cause I've been thrilled to fantasy one too many times


It was a long hot night
She made it easy, she made it feel right
But now it's over, the moment is gone
I followed my hands, not my head,
I know I was wrong