Song 42 The Romantics

Neurotic Weirdness Week! With a spring in your step and a twinkle in your eye!

The Romantics - Talking in Your Sleep, 1983

'I hear the secrets that you keep! When you're talking in your sleep!' So where's the neurotic weirdness here? Is it in the girl's extremely mild sleep disorder, or the emotional horror show going on in the other half of the relationship? Here, falling asleep in your lover's arms is not actually a time of trust and comfort - it's a nightmare arena where you drift off unwillingly and under bug-eyed scrutiny, wondering what stray mumble the jerk beside you will be taunting you about the next morning. 'You tell me that you want me! You tell me that you love me!' You mutter something about peanut butter! No word on the sequel, 'You Snore Like a Mighty Earthquake, Baby'. Jeez, give the girl a break. The lyrics are still less icky than the video: four gormless big-haired twerps leering at unconcious chicks in their underwear for four minutes. Way to work that crowd, guys. They're going mad for you.

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