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Too-Rye-Ay! Dexy's Midnight Runners reunite for new album

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Dexy's Midnight RunnersThe most sublime '80s news of the 2011 so far: Dexy's Mightnight Runners have reunited and will record their first new album since 1985. Maybe now we'll finally get a good read on the lyrics for Come On Eileen, their mega-hit from 1982 that has confounded fans for nearly 30 years.

According to the U.K.'s Guardian, the band -- which now goes by the name Dexys -- made the announcement on their Twitter account, @dexysofficial, which was launched in June.

What's more bizarre?

  • Dexy's Midnight Runners reunited?
  • They changed their name?
  • Or that they have a freakin' Twitter account now? (Bingo!)

"Can't really say why, because it's hard to put it down to any one thing," said the original post. "It's early days, but so far so good." (That's good enough for us! Get busy on it, guys! And start planning that North American tour, because we'd love to chat you up!)

According to the Guardian, the current lineup appears to include Kevin Rowland, ex-Style Council keyboardist Mick Talbot, guitarist Neil Hubbard and original Dexys bassist Pete Williams.

By the way, here are the actual stated lyrics to Come on Eileen. I challenge anyone to match the music with the words. Impossible, but devilishly fun!

Come on, Eileen.
Come on, Eileen.
Poor old Johnny Ray, sounded sad upon the radio;
Broke a million hearts in mono.
Oh our mothers cried, sang along, who can blame them?

You've grown (You're grown up)
So grown. (So grown up.)
Now I must say more than ever.

(Come on, Eileen.)
Toora, loora, toora loorye aye.
We gonna sing just like our fathers.

Come on, Eileen,
Oh I swear (well he means) at this moment
You mean ev'rything.
You in that dress,
my thoughts, I confess,
verge on dirty.
Ah, Come on Eileen.

Come On, Eileen.

These people round here
Wear beaten down eyes sunk in a smoke dried face
So resigned what their fate is,
But not us (no never),
no, not us (no never),
we are far too young and clever.
(Remember)

Toora, loora, toora, loorye, aye.
Eileen, I'll hum this tune forever.

Come on, Eileen,
Oh I swear (well he means)
Ah come on let's
take off everything,
that pretty red dress, Eileen (Tell him yes)
Ah come on let's, ah come on, Eileen,
Pleassse …

Come On, Eileen, Tooloorye aye
Come On, Eileen, Tooloorye, aye, toora.

Now you're all grown (toora), Now you (toora) have shown (toora),
Oh! Eileen.
Said, you've (You) grown (toora) (it's strange that our feelings have grown),
so grown (toora) (about how you feel)!

Now (toora) I (toora) must (toora) say (toora) more (toora) than ever,
things round here will change.

I said, Toora (toora), loora, toora (toora), loorye (toora), aye (toora, toora, toora).

Come on, Eileen,
oh I swear (well he means) at this moment.
You mean ev'rything.
You in that dress,
my thoughts (I confess)
verge on the dirty.

Ah, come on, Eileen.

Come on, Eileen,
oh I swear (well he means) at this moment.
You mean ev'rything.
You in that dress,
Oh, my thoughts (I confess)
verge on the dirty.
Come on, Eileen,
oh, ho, ho, (well he means) oh, ho, ho ...

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 9:57am]

    

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