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Roxy Music

Every Dream Home A Heartache

  • Dream
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Dance
song from
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 2012
  • 1982
  • 1974

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“In Every Dream Home a Heartache” is a song written by Bryan Ferry, originally appearing on his band Roxy Music’s second album. Lyrically, the song is a sinister monologue, part critique of the emptiness of opulence, partly a love song to an inflatable doll. Musically this is complemented by a cycling four-bar chord progression,(D# F# F G#) led by a ‘cinema organ’ style Farfisa part. After the lyrical conclusion “I blew up your body/but you blew my mind!“, the song climaxes with an extended instrumental section, with the lead taken by guitarist Phil Manzanera. On the original vinyl LP, the song was the last one on side A, and appeared to fade out into the run-out groove, only to return, heavily processed with phase shifting techniques. This audio pun is preserved on the... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Oh Those Heartaches ... Dreamhome Heartaches ... Inflatable doll

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