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The Metro

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“The Metro” is a new wave song written by John Crawford for his band, Berlin. The song has been covered by a number of artists, including System of a Down, Alkaline Trio, John Frusciante and Hannah Fury The song first appeared on Berlin’s breakthrough album Pleasure Victim, released on the independent label Enigma in 1982 and re-released on Geffen in 1983. “The Metro” became the third single from the album, and the second to appear on the Geffen label. It was produced and engineered (as was most of the album) by the band’s then-drummer and drum programmer, Daniel Van Patten. The Berlin recording is known as epitomizing the new wave genre, for showing the genre for what it essentially was: a blending of punk rock and pop, with heavy use of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Riding on the Metro ... I remember searching for the perfect words ... I remember a soldier sleeping next to me

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the girl in the beret wrote on February, 26th 2018 at 5:25am:
This is probably my favorite song and I don't know why it's not more popular. It has such a good classic 80's beat and pretty great lyrics
#80s #newwave #dance

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