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Eye Dance

Boney M.

℗ 1994 Hansa Records 207 100 620

℗ 1994 UNW Disc 74321 21264

Boney M.  1994  Eye Dance

On this album, Frank Farian abandoned the lush sounds and adventurous arrangements that had characterized past Boney M albums to make a straightforward album of electronic dance-pop. Sadly, this decision works against the album because it robs the group's sound of much of its personality. For example, "Todos Buenos" cries out for a lush Latin arrangement but is forced to settle for a monotonous synthesizer-heavy sound that is tarted up with a few flamenco guitar flourishes. Another problem is inconsistent songwriting. For instance, "Give It Up" is the kind of lame, faceless breakup song that could have been performed by any dance-pop group. Eye Dance is further weighed down by a dreadful pair of covers: "My Cherie Amour" is a given a lightweight, easy listening treatment that fails to reach the yearning romanticism of the Stevie Wonder original, and the group's cover of 10cc's "Dreadlock Holiday" misses out on both the reggae flavor and the ironic humor of the original version. However, a few bright spots manage to shine through on the album: "Chica Da Silva" is a compelling story song about a beautiful female spy who becomes a martyred heroine to her country, and "Bang Bang Lulu" is a bubblegum-styled singalong tune in the vein of "Brown Girl in the Ring." Despite these likable moments, Eye Dance never is able to triumph over its threadbare sound and is further hurt by its inconsistent songwriting. Even the most enthusiastic Boney M fans may want to think twice before picking this album up. Donald A. Guarisco.

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Young, Free and Single

(Farian Applegate Rayen)

Hey, Jane's my name and love's my game,
I just turned eighteen yesterday.
I'm blond, I'm tall, I'm full of fun,
Give me a call and I'll show you some.

Frank met Jane now, and Jane met Eddie - on the radio show.
Who wants to have fun, who's hot and ready? - For the radio show.
Call up the station, have a go, get the phone in your hand.
Friends and lovers, give a call, take a chance on a voice if you can.

Y-O-U-N-G F-R- double E, a-a-and single, sss-single.
Y-O-U-N-G F-R- double E, a-a-and single, sss-single.
A-a-and single, sss-single.

Hey Jane, oh Jane, a voice supreme, I hear myself a living dream,
I'll tell you where, I'll tell you how,
Hang up that phone, we'll meet right now.

Young, free and single - who wants to take a dare?
Young, free and single - looking for affairs.
Young, free and single - always for a game.
Young, free and single - voices bring you fame.

What's your name now, call in a chance - on the radio show.
Playing roulette and you might get a blank - or you might have a go.
Love on the airwave and it's yours, pick the heart of your choice.
Friends and lovers, give a call, make a match - by the sound of a voice.

Y-O-U-N-G F-R- double E, a-a-and single, sss-single.
Y-O-U-N-G F-R- double E, a-a-and single, sss-single.
Y-O-U-N-G F-R- double E, a-a-and single, sss-single.
Y-O-U-N-G F-R- double E, a-a-and single, sss-single.

Give It Up

(Dietrich Grabowski Simons)

You come home late at night
You tell me it's all right
But something must be wrong
I wanna hold you close
But your reaction shows
You keep me hanging on

I'm tired of all your lies
Your silly alibies
Don't wanna play that game
If you don't know the rules
I'll send you back to school
You put a man to shame

Give it up, give it up
I just wanna make it stop, make it stop
I know I'm not the only one, only one
Maybe you're the lonely one, lonely one
Give it up, give it up
I just wanna make it stop, make it stop
'cause I know you bring me down, bring me down
The lover of my life

What happened to our plans
We've got a one night stand
You'd better let it be
If there's another man
I'll do the best I can
To bring you back to me

Give it up, give it up
I just wanna make it stop, make it stop
I know I'm not the only one, only one
Maybe you're the lonely one, lonely one
Give it up, give it up
I just wanna make it stop, make it stop
'cause I know you bring me down, bring me down
The lover of my life

Give it up, give it up
I just wanna make it stop, make it stop
I know I'm not the only one, only one
Maybe you're the lonely one, lonely one
Give it up, give it up
I just wanna make it stop, make it stop
'cause I know you bring me down, bring me down
The lover of my life

Give it up, give it up
I just wanna make it stop, make it stop
I know I'm not the only one, only one
Maybe you're the lonely one, lonely one
Give it up, give it up
I just wanna make it stop, make it stop
'cause I know you bring me down, bring me down
The lover of my life

Sample City

(Ehrhardt Farian)

Computer on the move
Gonna' make your body groove
Gonna' hold you tight and lift you to the top
If your feeling kind of low
Press the trigger in you go
And you better never wanna' make it stop

Sample City
Sounds so pretty
If they bit is feeding human touch
Sample City
More than pretty
Apparently it turns you too whatever it does so much

Your feeling like a clown
If you enter sample town
All the finest songs are hidden in a chip
With the funny noise around
Is it music is it sound
So you travel on a psychedelic trip

Sample City
Sounds so pretty
If they bit is feeding human touch
Sample City
More than pretty
Apparently it turns you too whatever it does so much

Sample City
Sounds so pretty
If they bit is feeding human touch
Sample City
More than pretty
Apparently it turns you too whatever it does so much

My Cherie Amour

(Cosby Moy Wonder)

La la la la la la, la la la la la la
My Cherie Amour, lovely as a summer day
My Cherie Amour, distant as the milky way
My Cherie Amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only one my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine

In a cafe or sometimes on a crowded street
I've been near you, but you never noticed me
My Cherie Amour, won't you tell me how could you ignore
That behind that little smile I wore
How I wish that you were mine

La la la la la la, la la la la la la la
La la la la la la, la la la la la la
Maybe someday you'll see my face among the crowd
Maybe someday I'll share your little distant cloud
Oh Cherie Amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine

My Cherie Amour, lovely as a summer day
My Cherie Amour, distant as the milky way
My Cherie Amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only one my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine

La la la la la la, la la la la la la la
La la la la la la, la la la la la la
La la la la la la, la la la la la la la
La la la la la la, la la la la la la
La la la la la la

Got Cha Loco

(Applegate Baierl Farian Rayen)

Got cha, got cha loco loco
Got cha, got cha loco
Got cha, got cha loco loco
Got cha, got cha loco

People laughin'
They got time to relax
They all say hello

They don't worry
They don't mind
They're OK
Happy kind of loco

They don't worry
They don't mind
They're OK
Happy kind of loco

Too much work and
Too much of everything
Can make it for a man
That's all alone
Let things go
You'll find out
What crazy means of madness
Of life is everywhere you go

Got cha, got cha loco loco
Got cha, got cha loco
Got cha, got cha loco loco
Got cha, got cha loco

Got cha, got cha loco loco
Got cha, got cha loco
Got cha, got cha loco loco
Got cha, got cha loco

Everybody needs a chance
Life is here
Learn to let things go

What's your hurry
Who's to blame
Right is bright
When you're playing loco

What's your hurry
Who's to blame
Right is bright
When you're playing loco

So you're down
You end up a lonely man
You're looking for a friend
But they're all gone
Let things go
You'll find out
What crazy means of madness
Of life Is everywhere you go

Got cha, got cha loco loco
Got cha, got cha loco
Got cha, got cha loco loco
Got cha, got cha loco

Got cha, got cha loco loco
Got cha, got cha loco
Got cha, got cha loco loco
Got cha, got cha loco

Dreadlock Holiday

(Gouldman Stewart)

I was walkin' down the street
Concentratin' on truckin' right
I heard a dark voice beside of me
And i looked 'round in a state of fright
I saw four faces one mad a brother from the gutter
They looked me up and down a bit and turned to each other

(I say) I don't like cricket a-oh no I love it a-Yeah
I don't like cricket a-oh no I love it a-Yeah

Don't you walk through my words you got to show some respect
Don't you walk through my words 'cause you ain't heard me out yet

Well he looked down at my silver chain
He said "i'll give you one dollar"
I said "you've got to be joking man
It was a present from me mother"
He said "I like it I wan' it I'll take it off your hands
An' you'll be sorry you'd crossed me
You'd better understand that you're a long, a long way from home"

(I say) I don't like cricket a oh no I love it a-yeah
I don't like cricket a oh no I love it a-yeah

Don't you cramp me style don't you queer me pitch
Don't you walk through my words 'cause you
Ain't heard me out yet

I hurried back to the swimming pool
Sinkin' pina colada
I heard a dark voice beside me say
"Would you like something hotter"
She said "I've got it you wan' it my harvest is the best
And if you try it you'll like it and wallow in the
Dreadlock holiday, dreadlock holiday, dreadlock holiday"

(And I say) don't like jamaica oh no I love her hey
Don't like jamaica oh no I love her oh yeah

Don't you walk through my words you got to show some respect
Don't you walk through my words 'cause you ain't heard me out yet

I don't like cricket a-oh no I love it a-dreadlock holiday
I don't like reggae a-oh no I love it a-dreadlock holiday
Don't like jamaica hey I love her dreadlock holiday
I don't like cricket a-oh no I love it a-dreadlock holiday
I don't like reggae

Chica Da Silva

(Courage Farian Reyam)

On the first day of spring
They heard the news
The word spread like fire
That she had fallen
The fields of that day
Were watered with tears
Tears that were cried
For Chica Da Silva

Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva
Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva
Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva
Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva

She was young and brave
The prime of her life
Fought for her country
Became a spy
And men told the secrets
Once looked in her eyes
They laid in the arms
Of Chica Da Silva

The game that she played
Couldn't last very long
Luck she relied on
When they had all gone
Her hands tied together
Back on the wall
They shot the life
From Chica Da Silva

Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva
Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva
Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva
Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva

On the first day of spring
They heard the news
The word spread like fire
That she had fallen
The fields of that day
Were watered with tears
Tears that were cried
For Chica Da Silva

She was young and brave
The prime of her life
Fought for her country
Became a spy
And men told the secrets
Once looked in her eyes
They laid in the arms
Of Chica Da Silva

Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva
Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva

Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva
Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva
Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva
Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da, Chica Da Silva

Bang Bang Lulu

(Farian)

Bang Bang Lulu
Lulu's going away
Lu is going to bang bang
Now Lulu's going away

Lulu had a boyfriend
He could not get enough
She could never stop him
He was hooked on makin'

Bang Bang Lulu
Lulu's going away
Lu is going to bang bang
Now Lulu's going away

Bang Bang Lulu
Lulu's going away
Lu is going to bang bang
Now Lulu's going away

Lulu had a red dress
When she put it on
Every man that she passed by
Thought she must be

Bang Bang Lulu
Lulu's going away
Lu is going to bang bang
Now Lulu's going away

Lulu joined the army
She was fighting in a war
Stood in front of the enemy
Their weapons hit them

Bang Bang Lulu
Lulu's going away
Lu is going to bang bang
Now Lulu's going away

Bang Bang Lulu
Lulu's going away
Lu is going to bang bang
Now Lulu's going away

Lulu knew a singer
He had so many hits
She loved his voice
But she hated the way
He kept grabbin' her

Bang Bang Lulu
Lulu's going away
Lu is going to bang bang
Now Lulu's going away

Bang Bang Lulu
Lulu's going away
Lu is going to bang bang
Now Lulu's going away

Lulu had a boyfriend
He just couldn't get enough
She could never stop him
He was hooked on makin'

Bang Bang Lulu
Lulu's going away
Lu is going to bang bang
Now Lulu's going away

Bang Bang Lulu
Lulu's going away
Lu is going to bang bang
Now Lulu's going away

Bang Bang Lulu
Lulu's going away
Lu is going to bang bang
Now Lulu's going away