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second to none
(sumner, marr)


what you need — love is satisfaction

is so unreal — i like the feel but it goes away

it comes too soon — life is satisfaction

me and you — we could be in harmony



love is satisfaction



there is a place, if we must believe

when people go wrong, our children will see

the colour of us, and what we’ve become

you think we are first, we’re second to none



we’re second to none



why does it take an eternity?

five seconds late and i could be free



it’s what you need (love is satisfaction)

me and you (love is satisfaction)

it comes too soon (love is satisfaction)

for me and you



there is a place, if we must believe

when people go wrong, our children will see

the colour of us, and what we’ve become

you think we are first, we’re second to none



we’re second to none

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feel every beat
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comment
a subtle mix of keyboards, guitar and layered vocals makes this the best instrumental work on any electronic song, while the words (a signpost to the blasé yet wary songs on republic and raise the pressure) complement it beautifully. this 1991 b-side has a fluid, tiered feel but retains metronomic precision through its programmed percussion (nearly every electronic song accomplishes this balance of order and emotion; king for a day and warning sign are the only ones which have a genuinely loose feel). second to none was only released on the feel every beat cd single — although its fellow b-side lean to the inside is an excellent track as well, this song should really have been the primary flipside; it’s four minutes of sonic ambrosia.

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