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Keep Me in the Dark
So red lady ice edited
song by Arcadia
Released 18 November 1985
Recorded April-June 1985
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 4:31 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI, Parlophone
Writer(s) Rhodes, Le Bon
Producer(s) Alex Sadkin
Arcadia
Arcadia

"Keep Me in the Dark" is a song by Arcadia, released on the band's only album So Red the Rose by Capitol Records-EMI-Parlophone on 18 November 1985.

About the song[]

Written by Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes, the song was co-produced by Alex Sadkin who had earlier produced Duran Duran's 1983 album Seven and the Ragged Tiger. "Keep Me in the Dark" was recorded between April and June 1985 at Studio de la Grande Armee in Paris, France.

The music features quiet melodic guitar lines performed by Andy Mackay from Roxy Music, which has a feel of their song "Avalon" combined with Yes' "Owner of a Lonely Heart".

Other appearances[]

Albums:

Personnel[]

Arcadia are:

With:

Also credited:

  • Mixed by Alex Sadkin, Jay Mark
  • Mixing sssistant - Nick Deire

Lyrics[]

When the evening sunlight's fingers

Stretch across the floor

Cover up your eyes with feathers

Softly close the door



Take me in your heavy lips

Take me where the shadows slide

The lacey intrigue of this weekend

Should not be abused



You can take me where you want

But could you take me all the time



Away yeah oh wait a little longer

Don't go too far

I wouldn't lie

I wouldn't like you

Keeping me in the dark



Tender is the truce I'm tasting

But watching you dictates

Heady nights of sleepless wasting

A face I can't escape



We could wave the world goodbye

To all of the boys cheerio



Away yeah oh wait a little longer

Don't go too far

I wouldn't lie

I wouldn't like you

Keeping me in the dark



Help me cause I'm sinking deeper

Tell me what to say

When without words you call me closer

Each time you turn away

Something inside you cries

But it is something I'll never find



Away yeah oh wait a little longer

Don't go too far

I wouldn't lie

I wouldn't like to think you were

Keeping me in the dark

See also[]

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