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Blondie Rapture Lyrics

Last updated: 09/22/2011 11:00:00 AM

Toe to toe
Dancing very close
Barely breathing
Almost comatose
Wall to wall
People hypnotized
And they're stepping lightly
Hang each night in Rapture

Back to back
Spineless movement
And a wild attack

Face to face
Sadly solitude
And it's finger popping
Twenty-four hour shopping in Rapture

Fab Five Freddie told me everybody's high
DJ's spinnin' are savin' my mind
Flash is fast, Flash is cool
Francois sez fas, Flashe' no do
And you don't stop, sure shot
Go out to the parking lot
And you get in your car and you drive real far
And you drive all night and then you see a light
And it comes right down and lands on the ground
And out comes a man from Mars
And you try to run but he's got a gun
And he shoots you dead and he eats your head
And then you're in the man from Mars
You go out at night, eatin' cars
You eat Cadillacs, Lincolns too
Mercurys and Subarus
And you don't stop, you keep on eatin' cars
Then, when there's no more cars
You go out at night and eat up bars where the people meet
Face to face, dance cheek to cheek
One to one, man to man
Dance toe to toe
Don't move to slow, 'cause the man from Mars
Is through with cars, he's eatin' bars
Yeah, wall to wall, door to door, hall to hall
He's gonna eat 'em all
Rapture, be pure
Take a tour, through the sewer
Don't strain your brain, paint a train
You'll be singin' in the rain
I said don't stop, to punk rock

Well now you see what you wanna be
Just have your party on TV
'Cause the man from Mars won't eat up bars when the TV's on
And now he's gone back up to space
Where he won't have a hassle with the human race
And you hip-hop, and you don't stop
Just blast off, sure shot
'Cause the man from Mars stopped eatin' cars and eatin' bars
And now he only eats guitars, get up!

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Not the first Rap song.... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/21/11

Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang (1979) is generally considered the first (although it was not the first with some rap lyrics)
And ...the F word was NOT in Rapture...sorry to burst your little bubble. This was one of my favorite songs from my youth and I knew every word (still do).

It's not "finger popping" | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/18/11

I don't care what they say in the liner notes. It's "finger fucking". 1) Listen with headphones. 2) Watch music video, bottom lip off top teeth, that's an "f" not a "p" (p=both lips pop). 3) My deaf lip-reading wife confirms that she says "fucking" not "popping" in the video.

Rapture S-u-c-k-s | Reviewer: Dfykke | 6/9/10

Possibly the most embarrassing song ever put to vinyl. I get the same gunchy feeling from this abortion called Rapture that I get when I hear Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by William Shatner or any song sung by Jim Nabors.

Maybe first rap song but my memory is more surreal | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/8/09

When MTV was in its infancy, I think it was 1982 or 1983 when a childhood friend had MTV with a 'ghost' channel on it (seeing 2 channels at once, the other one not so clear, only a 'shimmer') and he would be 'misguided' in more ways than one (he was a christina, but ...). he would tape record songs off MTV and give the tapes to me. He became 'obsessed' with this song, because of "THE MAN FROM MARS IS EATING CARS" (We were in elementary school) weird thing, the tapes recorded right off the tv were allways muffled. Because of my ADD, i couldnt make out the lyrics. Also the lines here "Just have your party on TV..." i bet are in reference to Also read

Re: first rap song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/28/08

MTV had been on the air less than 24 hours when the video for this song was shown for the first time. You can hardly say Blondie broke the "rap barrier" when there was no barrier to be broken, or that MTV "would not have latched onto rap" and "were not ready to embrace this style".

first rap song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/26/06

give credit to blondie for breaking the rap barrier on mtv. had it not been for her, mtv would not have latched onto rap. they were not ready to embrace this style of music until a mainstream artist did a song. as much as mtv thinks they are forward thinking, they are still only ready to show what people are familiar with and blondie did it.