Clichés Of The World (B Movie)

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Sunset over the high-rise,
By a motorway,
A little man looks up at the sky.
An uneventful end to a wasted day.
Close-up on the man at the window,
Looking at the street down below.
It's obvious he's got things on his mind.
He shakes his head, pulls down the blind.

He start's writing a letter,
To make it perfectly clear.
He's just a man who's reached the end of his rope,
Expressing his doubts and his fears.
In a world, feels so lonely and afraid,
Disillusioned by the promises they made,
It's a pity that it ended up this way,
Life is just a cliché.

I'm gonna do tomorrow
What I did yesterday.
It's such a dull routine,
Somebody cut this scene,
It's such a boring cliché.

Live life, day to day,
Seems so passé.
Everything you hear and say,
Just another cliché.

Like an actor on a movie screen,
Living out someone else's dream.
Living out a total misconception,
Reality, a false perception.

It's such a wasted life,
Without any conclusion.

Days drift into days,
His life just slips away.
People so blasé,
Everything's a cliché.
Yes it is.
Yes it is.
Just an illusion.
Just an illusion.

Moonlight over the high-rise,
At the end of the day.
The little man is asleep in his bed,
Tucked up, safely away.

In his dreams he's taken away by alien beings to another
galaxy, deep in space. To a planet where a man can live
out his fantasies, and experience unimaginable pleasures.
But morning comes and soon the realities of life will
shatter his illusions, and the clichés of the world will
bring him down. But still he's waiting for a change.

Days drift into days,
His life just slips away.
Everything is passé,
Everything's a cliché.
Yes it is.
Yes it is.
Just an illusion.
Just an illusion.
Yes it is.
Yes it is.

See the sunlight over the motorway,
The little man, with anger in his eyes,
Stands by the window, looks at the sky.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, recorded probably Feb-Mar 1983 (or possibly sometime in 1982) at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
State Of Confusion 1983 Brazil Arista (Ariola Discos Fonograficos) 812 945-18 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
State Of Confusion 24 May, 1983 USA Arista AL8-8018 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
State Of Confusion 24 May, 1983 USA Arista AC8-8018 Cassette
State Of Confusion 10 Jun, 1983 UK Arista 205 275 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
State Of Confusion 10 Jun, 1983 UK Arista 405 275 Cassette
State Of Confusion Dec 1983 Germany Arista 610.037-222 CD
State Of Confusion May 1984 USA Arista ARCD-8018 CD
State Of Confusion 27 Apr, 1999 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79731-2 CD

live, stereo mix, recorded 1 Jul, 1987 at Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Road (The Kinks Live) 9 Dec, 1987 Germany Metronome 828 081-2 CD
The Road (The Kinks Live) 11 Jan, 1988 USA MCA MCA-42107 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Road (The Kinks Live) 11 Jan, 1988 USA MCA MCAD-42107 CD
The Road (The Kinks Live) 23 May, 1988 UK London LONLP 49 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Road (The Kinks Live) 23 May, 1988 USA London LONCD 828.081-2 CD


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