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try all you want
(sumner, marr)

it’s a perfect situation

i’m trying hard to understand

you make my life a celebration

and then you never let me down



if you want to go, i just can’t say no

if you want to go, i just can’t say no



you got me hanging on a string

i find it hard to turn the other cheek

you know it doesn’t mean a thing

i could be through with you within a week



it’s a perfect situation

i’m trying hard to understand

is it still infatuation

between a woman and a man?



there never was a minute on my own

i never felt i needed anyone

it’s a perfect situation

i can’t hope to understand



if you want to go, i just can’t say no

if you want to go, i just can’t say no

if you want to go, i just can’t say no

if you want to go, i just can’t say no



if you want to go, i just can’t say no

if you want to go, i just can’t say no

if you want to go, i just can’t say no

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the contradicting words of this melodically irresistible song bridge the suppressed anxiety in get the message and some distant memory, while some extended synth patterns add colour to what is otherwise a strictly disciplined lp. like reality and the patience of a saint, it is one of the most subtly textured songs on the orange album, with a percussive momentum that was highlighted when played live as an instrumental in 1990.

johnny marr: “[try all you want] had some really great guitar on it. but at the end of the day i took it off, and that’s the only time i’ve ever done that. the track was more radical without it. i didn’t want to just play guitar for the sake of it. with dance music, once you introduce the human element you lose the essence of what it is — machines and relentless energy.”

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