|song by The Power Station|
|Released||30 September 1996|
|Label||Chrysalis, Capitol, Guardian Records|
|Writer(s)||Palmer, Taylor, Taylor, Thompson|
|The Power Station|
About the songEdit
The song was written in the pre-recording stage of Living In Fear, with the same lineup as for their previous album in 1985 (Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor, John Taylor and Tony Thompson). However, John Taylor was going through a divorce at the time, as well as entering drug rehab, and pulled out before the song was recorded. Instead Bernard Edwards, the producer, played bass guitar and took over as the group's official fourth member.
The recording is an up-tempo rock song, featuring a powerful drum performance by Tony Thompson.
The Power Station are:
You say I never pay attention What makes you think I look the other way? You let me be the judge I don't believe what they say Your name came up in conversation yesterday My best bet was to feign indifference You've got an awful reputation by the way The table made a joke at your expense Didn't believe a word I don't believe what they say It smacked of jealousy I know it's only notoriety My reputation might precede me baby Forget the rumours and the hearsay You think I never pay attention to you I guess you think I look the other way I don't care what you've heard Why d'you believe what they say? I'll come to your defense You know it's only notoriety To hell with our outrageous fortune baby We've got a sea of troubles in our sights We don't need recklessness or caution To catch the gossip-mongers dead to rights Let them all speculate They ain't got a clue anyway Just use your common sense You know it's only notoriety Hear no evil and speak no evil See no evil lest it come your way