« Sowing the Seeds of Love » (1989)

« Sowing the Seeds of Love » (1989)

“…
The song is a pastiche of The Beatles
and was produced in a style
reminiscent of their late 1960s output.

It was written in June 1987,
during the week of the UK General Election
in which Margaret Thatcher
and the Conservative Party won
a third consecutive term
in office.

The election prompted Roland Orzabal,
who comes from a working-class background,
to take an interest in politics and socialism.

At the time of its release,
he considered this to be the most overtly political song
that Tears For Fears had ever recorded.

The lyrics refer
to Thatcher’s election win
(“Politician granny with your high ideals,
have you no idea how the majority feels?”),
and
make a reference to musician Paul Weller
who had risen to fame in the 1970s
as a left-wing political songwriter
with his band «The Jam»
before seemingly
forsaking these ideals in the 1980s
to make less political music
with The Style Council
(“Kick out the Style,
bring back the Jam!”)
despite «The Style Council» being
more overtly political than Weller’s former band.

The song’s title was inspired by
a radio programme that Orzabal had heard
at the time
about a man who
was putting together a collection
of traditional English folk songs.

One of the more obscure songs was called
«The Seeds of Love»
which he had learned about from
a gardener called
Mr. England
(reflected in the lyric :
«Mr England sowing the seeds of love»).
…”
~ Moving Music By shawnNhouston (YouTube channel)

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Lyrics :

High time we made a stand
and shook up the views of the common man

And the lovetrain rides from coast to coast
D.J.’s the man we love the most

Could you be, could you be squeaky clean
And smash any hope of democracry ?

As the headline says you’re free to choose

There’s egg on your face and mud on your shoes
One of these days they’re gonna call it the blues

.
Sowing the Seeds of Love

And anything is possible when you’re

Sowing the Seeds of Love

Anything is possible

Sowing the Seeds of Love
.

I spy tears in their eyes
They look to the skies
for some kind of divine intervention

Food goes to waste !
So nice to eat, so nice to taste

Politician Grannie with your high ideals
Have you no idea how the majority feels ?

So without love and a promise land
We’re fools to the rules of a goverment plan

Kick out The Style !
Bring back The Jam !
Yeah ! Yeah !

.
Sowing the Seeds of Love

And anything is possible

when You are

Sowing the Seeds

Anything is possible

Sowing the Seeds the Seeds of Love
.

Sowing the seeds

The birds and the bees

My girlfriend and me in love

.

Feel the pain
Talk about it

If you’re a worried man
Then shout about it

Open hearts
Feel about it

Open minds
Think about it

Everyone
Read about it

Everyone
Scream about it

Everyone

Everyone, Everyone

Everyone
Read about it,

Read about it

Read in the books
In the crannies and the nooks

There are books to read

.
Sowing the Seeds of Love

Sowing the seeds

Sowing the Seeds of Love
.

Mr. England Sowing the Seeds of Love


Time to eat all your words

Swallow your pride

Open your eyes

.

High time we made a stand
and shook up the views of the common man

And the lovetrain rides from coast to coast
Every minute of every hour

I Love a Sunflower


Open You Eyes

And I believe in lovepower !

Love power !!

LOVEPOWER !!!

.
Sowing the Seeds of Love
.

Sowing the seeds

An end to need

End the Politics of Greed

With love

.
Sowing the Seeds of Love
.

Sowing the seeds

.
Sowing the Seeds of Love
.

.

by Tears for Fears
{ Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith }

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« Sowing the Seeds of Love » video at channel of YouTube totalitarian VEVO

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Tears for Fears - 1989 - The Seeds of Love - album cover

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