Song of the Day #2,230: ‘Someone Else’s Heart’ – Squeeze

east_side_storySurprisingly, this is only my third Squeeze song since I started the Song of the Day series more than six years ago. I would have expected better representation from a band for which I hold a great deal of affection.

The reason, I’m sure, is that I have only one Squeeze album in my iTunes library — 1981’s excellent East Side Story. I have enjoyed other Squeeze albums over the years, including the underrated Play and a greatest hits collection that my principles prevented me from purchasing, but East Side Story has always provided my Squeeze fix.

Is it too late, at this stage of my life, to stock up on other Squeeze albums? Obviously not, and yet it’s not the kind of thing I ever do. I’m more likely to seek out new artists than to dig back into older ones.

That said, the digital era has softened my stance on the “greatest hits” mindset. I’m more open to downloading a single now and then, both new and old. So I think a trip to Amazon’s MP3 store might be in order, to pick up some of those great Squeeze classics I’ve lost along the way.

I got nosy and I read her letters
I read her diary it’s the same story and nothing better,
The words remind me someone else’s heart has gone and left a mark.

And the pop music plays on the local radio,
There’s people on the street but no one that I know
And like my heart is now I know not where they go.

Same words, different meaning, same heart, different feeling,
So much for him, so much for her, ’cause that’s past (past)
Now I know about that someone else’s heart.
Now I know about that someone else’s heart.

She got nosy and read my letters too
And my notebook surprised to find that love is not so new,
So we both took someone else’s heart and walked it through the dark.

A feeling so rich, I turned around to laugh
We had both indulged in each other’s past
To find out that our love was true enough to last.

Same words, different meaning, same heart, different feeling,
So much for him, so much for her, ’cause that’s past (past)
Now I know about that someone else’s heart.
Now I know about that someone else’s heart.

(Someone else’s heart) Now I know about that someone else’s heart
(Someone else’s heart, someone else’s heart)
Now I know about that someone else’s heart
(Someone else’s heart, someone else’s heart)

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,230: ‘Someone Else’s Heart’ – Squeeze

  1. Dana says:

    Compromise those weakened principles and get Singles 45 and Under. It’s all I have and probably all I need. great stuff.

  2. Clay says:

    I agree, that’s a great collection. But do you really think those are the only ten great songs Squeeze ever produced? East Side Story is evidence against that idea.

  3. Rob says:

    “Babylon and On” – a return to form in the late 80’s. Well worth picking up.

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