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The Black Hit Of Space Lyrics

"The Black Hit Of Space" was written by Marsh, Ian Craig / Oakey, Philip / Ware, Martyn / Wright, Philip Adrian.
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Been out all night, I needed a bite, I thought I'd put a record on
I reached for the one with the ultra modern label
And wondered where the light had gone
It had a futuristic cover, lifted straight from Buck Rogers

The record was so black it had to be a con
The auto changer switched as I filled my sandwich
And futuristic sounds warbled off and on

The black hit of space, it's the one without a face
It's the one that doesn't fit, you can only see the flip
The black hit of space, sucking in the human race
How can it stay at the top, when it's swallowed all the shops

As the song climbed the charts, the others disappeared
'Til there was nothing but it left to buy
It got to number one, then into minus figures
Though nobody could understand why

The black hit of space, it's the one without a face
It's the one that doesn't fit, you can only see the flip
The black hit of space, sucking in the human race
How can it stay at the top, when it's swallowed all the shops

I couldn't stand this bland sound any more
So I walked towards my deck to turn it off
All I could see was the B-side of the disc
Which had assumed a doughnut shape with the label on the outside rim

I reached for the arm which was less than one micron long
But weighed more than Saturn and time stood still
I knew I had to escape but every time I tried to flee
The record was in front of me

The black hit of space, get James Burke on the case
It's the hit that's never gone, time stops when you put it

Songwriters
Marsh, Ian Craig / Oakey, Philip / Ware, Martyn / Wright, Philip Adrian

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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