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Say The Word
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single by Arcadia
B-side "Say the Word" (Instrumental Mix)
Released September 1986
Recorded Studio de la Grande Armée, Paris
Format 7", 12"
Genre Art rock, new wave, synthpop
Length 5:07 (Soundtrack Version)
4:29 (Single Version)
4:31 (Instrumental Mix)
5:49 (Instrumental Extended Remix)
Label Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rhodes, Le Bon
Producer(s) Arcadia
Alex Sadkin

"Say The Word" is the fifth and final single by Arcadia, released in the USA and Canada from the Playing For Keeps soundtrack album by Atlantic Records in September 1986.

About the song[]

The song was written and performed only by Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes of Arcadia, a pop group formed in 1985 by Le Bon, Rhodes and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran, during a break in that band's schedule.

Music video[]

The video was an amalgam of previous Arcadia videos, interspersed with scenes from the Playing For Keeps film.

B-sides, bonus tracks and remixes[]

The single's B-side comprised an instrumental version.

The extended mixes on the promo 12" were remixed by Shep Pettibone.

Track listing[]

7": Atlantic / 7-89370 (US)

  1. "Say The Word" - 4:29
  2. "Say The Word" (Instrumental) - 4:31

12": Atlantic / PR939 (US)

  1. "Say The Word" (Extended Remix) - 6:39
  2. "Say The Word" (Extended Instrumental) - 5:49

Other appearances[]



Arcadia are:

Also credited:


There's a skill
It's nothing we could learn at school
With a will
To survive and make this rule

Money thrives
As corruptions president
Waste the life
Of the young and innocent

But after all
Every system can be disobeyed
So when we call
Please, don't think twice or be afraid

Hey, mister
Say something

Say the word
If your eyes are open
Say the word
Before this love is broken

The lights are down
But you don't sleep so tight

The word's around
That we play for keeps tonight

As we all know
Even the best laid plans go wrong sometimes
But if it blows
We'll be the ones they victimize

Hey, mister
Say, something

Say the word
If your eyes are open
Say the word
Before this love is broken

Say the word
If your eyes are open
(It's time we try)
Say the word
Before this love is broken
(To put things right)

See also[]


Simon Le BonNick RhodesJohn TaylorRoger Taylor
Andy TaylorWarren CuccurulloSterling Campbell

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"Planet Earth" • "Careless Memories" • "Girls on Film" • "My Own Way" • "Hungry Like the Wolf" • "Save a Prayer" • "Rio"• "Is There Something I Should Know?" • "Union of the Snake" • "New Moon on Monday" • "The Reflex" • "The Wild Boys" • "A View to a Kill" • "Notorious" • "Skin Trade" • "Meet El Presidente" • "I Don't Want Your Love" • "All She Wants Is" • "Do You Believe in Shame?" • "Burning the Ground" • "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" • "Serious" • "Ordinary World" • "Come Undone" • "Too Much Information" • "Perfect Day" • "White Lines" • "Out of My Mind" • "Electric Barbarella" • "Someone Else Not Me" • "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" • "What Happens Tomorrow" • "Nice" • "Falling Down • "All You Need Is Now • "Girl Panic! • "Leave A Light On • "Pressure Off"
• "Five Years" • "Invisible" • "More Joy" • "Anniversary"• "Tonight United"

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