Song of the Day #3,778: ‘She Blinded Me With Science (Live)’ – Thomas Dolby

These intimate live shows are often an effective showcase of stripped-down instrumentation and un-processed vocals. A real coffee house vibe; music at its most authentic.

Today’s clip doesn’t do any of that, and it’s all the more fascinating for it. Here, British New Wave artist Thomas Dolby performs his biggest hit, ‘She Blinded Me With Science,’ on a keyboard and sequencer, pressing buttons in perfect rhythm to add the drums and spoken-word interjections.

It’s a mesmerizing performance, as impressive in its own way as the traditional live sets you usually get on a stage like this.

It’s poetry in motion
She turned her tender eyes to me
As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
Mmm – but she blinded me with science
“She blinded me with science!”
And failed me in biology

When I’m dancing close to her
(Blinding me with science) – science!
I can smell the chemicals
(Blinding me with science) – science!)
“Ssss-science!”

Mmm – but it’s poetry in motion
And when she turned her eyes to me
As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
She blinded me with science
(She blinded me with science)
And failed me in geometry
When she’s dancing next to me
(Blinding me with science) – science!
I can hear machinery
(Blinding me with science) – science!

It’s poetry in motion
And now she’s making love to me
The spheres’re in commotion
The elements in harmony
She blinded me with science
(She blinded me with science!)
And hit me with technology

(Good heavens Miss Sakamoto – you’re beautiful!)
I don’t believe it!
There she goes again!
She’s tidied up, and I can’t find anything!
All my tubes and wires
And careful notes
And antiquated notions

But! – it’s poetry in motion
And when she turned her eyes to me
As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
Mmm – she blinded me with science
(She blinded me with science!)
She blinded me with

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,778: ‘She Blinded Me With Science (Live)’ – Thomas Dolby

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Few songs bring me back to the MTV-watching days of my early teen years like this one. Nice to see a much more conservative looking older Thomas Dolby still kickin’ it!

  2. Peg Clifton says:

    This is sooo cool 😊

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