Song 39 OMD

OMD - Forever Live and Die, 1986

'I don't know, I don't know, I don't know why-iii-yiii...' Me neither, guys. Why does 'OMD' look like one of those new-fangled internet acronyms to me now instead of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark? Why am I terrified of writing that name without a spellchecker? Why have I mostly been leaving the 'alternatives' like OMD alone so far in this countdown as I delve into Top 40 cheese? Maybe because there's not much to say about a song like this except, 'Whoa. I was young when this was first on the radio. Young and confused. Now I'm an old fart looking at tiny moving pictures on this here laptop doo-hickey. While my brain disintegrates and my face collapses and my youthful ideals sputter out into nothing. But at least my hair's less dopey-looking.' Oh, well. Have a joyous Monday, all! And don't ask why.

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