Song Lyric Sunday

All Hook and No Fat

Power pop is a harder type of pop-rock that combines classic rock band instrumentation of guitar, bass, drums, and occasional keyboards with catchy pop hooks highlighting the lead vocalist.  Power pop music is often recognized for its powerful lead vocals and recognizable guitar riffs.  Power pop is literally pop music with power, catchy tunes with an attitude.  It refers to an energetic interpretation of pop rock, based in equal parts on melodic hooks and killer instinct.  It typically incorporates melodic hooks, vocal harmonies, an energetic performance, and cheerful sounding music underpinned by a sense of yearning, longing, or despair. 

I was excited when I saw that this was an option for the Power Pop groups. I used to love this song!

Tempted/Lyrics

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I bought a toothbrush, some toothpaste
A flannel for my face
Pajamas, a hairbrush
New shoes and a case
I said to my reflection
“Let’s get out of this place”

Passed the church and the steeple
The laundry on the hill
Billboards and the buildings
Memories of it still
Keep calling and calling
But forget it all, I know I will

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
What’s been going on
Now that you have gone
There’s no other
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

I’m at the car park, the airport
The baggage carousel
(The people keep on grindin’)
Ain’t wishing I was well
I said it’s no occasion
(It’s no story I could tell)

At my bedside empty pocket
A foot without a sock
Your body gets much closer
I fumble for the clock
Alarmed by the seduction
I wish that it would stop

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
What’s been going on
Now that you have gone
There’s no other
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

I bought a novel, some perfume
A fortune all for you
But it’s not my conscience
That hates to be untrue
I asked of my reflection
Tell me what is there to do?

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
What’s been going on
Now that you have gone
There’s no other
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Christopher Difford / Glenn Tilbrook

Tempted lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

10 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday

    1. I didn’t even see that! Wow! I am trying to even think about how old I was when I started listening to it. My sister was three years older so it could be possible I listened when it first came out. Most likely it was something that regained some popularity and I just remember that moment.

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