The Psychedelic Furs :: Music + Writing Inspiration

One of my favorite writing hero John Hughes once explained, “Don’t just write about what you know, but what you care about.”  This is perhaps why I connect with him,  besides Hughes writing about teen angst and the Chicago setting, which I love.

John Hughes also loved music and while watching one of his many films you’ll come across well known new wave classics. One of them is from a band called The Psychedelic Furs. Their song, Pretty In Pink (1986) became an inspiration for John Hughes’s hit film by the same name.

Today I’m sharing this cool band with you as one of my favorite classics and a song listed in my writing playlist. I think many have heard Pretty in Pink before, but a few may not remember their other hit song,  The Ghost In You, which I will admit, tops higher for me than Pretty In Pink.

I hope you’ll enjoy my selection. Let me know what you think!

XO,

K.

A man in my shoes runs a light
And all the papers lied tonight
But falling over you
Is the news of the day
Angels fall like rain
And love, love, love
Is all of heaven away (Love, love, love, love, love)

Inside you the time moves and she don’t fade
The ghost in you, she don’t fade
Inside you the time moves and she don’t fade

A race is on, I’m on your side
And here in you, my engines die
I’m in a mood for you
Or running away
Stars come down in you
And love, love, love
You can’t give it away (Love, love, love, love, love)

Inside you the time moves and she don’t fade
The ghost in you, she don’t fade
Inside you the time moves and she don’t fade

Don’t you go, it makes no sense
When all your talk and supermen
Just take away the time
And get in the way
Ain’t it just like rain?
And love, love, love
Is only heaven away (Love, love, love, love, love)

Inside you the time moves and she don’t fade
The ghost in you, she don’t fade
Inside you the time moves and she don’t fade
The ghost in you, she don’t fade
Inside you the time moves and she don’t fade
The ghost in you, she don’t fade
Inside you the time moves

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