Ellen Foley - Boys in the Attic

A Boys in the Attic (edit) 3:43 Rob Parissi / Ellie Greenwich / Jeff Kent
B Beat of a Broken Heart (previously unreleased) 4:51 Ellen Foley / Fred Goodman

Produced by Vinny Poncia for Mad Vincent Productions

Side A taken from the EPIC Lp "Another Breath" EPC 25258

Label Epic / Cleveland Int. Cat.No. A-3183 Format 7″ Year 1983 Country NL

Boys in the Attic

I remember yesterday, it doesn’t seem so far away
The crazy things we used to do – I can still remember
All the boys on Friday night
We had to keep ‘em out of sight
So we could have our secret rendezvous

I remember the danger
I remember the sign
We were flashing the lights
‘Cause we were ready for the boys

We always had the time to be taking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic
We always found a way to be sneaking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic
Boys

Oh, we were, oh, so much in love in our secret room above
I wish those days were back again – I can still remember
The sound of footsteps from below
A sign the boys would have to go
Sometimes I close my eyes and just pretend

That I’m back in the attic
And I’m back in his arms
I can feel it tonight
Oh, I’m so ready for the boys

We always had the time to be taking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic
We always found a way to be sneaking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic, oh yeah....

Every summer Friday night, it was magic, ut was right
Hearts on fire burning free, living out our fantasy
I remember yesterday in our secret hideaway
That was where, that was when
We became the best of friends (remember, remember, remember, remember)

I remember the danger
I remember the sign
We were flashing the lights
Oh, we were ready for the boys

We always had the time to be taking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic
We always found a way to be sneaking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic
We always had the time to be taking
Boys in the attic
Boys in the attic, oh yeah

I remember the night when I first wanted you (boys, boys, boys in the attic)
Hiding away in our secret rendezvous (boys, boys, boys in the attic)
We were so nervous climbing the stairs (boys, boys, boys in the attic)
Feeling the heat of our love in the air (boys, boys, boys in the attic)
Filled with a feeling that I could not explain (boys, boys, boys in the attic)
Was it Tommy or Jimmy? I just can’t remember his name (boys, boys) Boys in the attic
Boys
Boys
Boys in the attic
Boys....

Beat of a Broken Heart

Oh, they met one night in a flurry of passion
At the C wild young men provided the beat
She looked at him, and he followed in fashion
They forget where they were, they were lost in the heat

He circled around, it was like he knew her
He took her hand, she was walking the air
With the look in his eye he shot right through her
She should have felt the danger, right then and there

‘Cause when the matter was through
He would take that young heart and tear it in two

You can’t dance to the beat
Take a chance with the beat
You can’t dance to the beat, oh, of a broken heart

You can’t dance to the beat
Make romance to the beat
You can’t dance to the beat – of a broken heart

They started to dance, deep in the shadows
Hiding away from the light of the moon
Flying to the song of a thousand pianos
The people and the fire fed the flames of her doom

He took her so high, then took her higher
With a kiss so long as if frozen in time
No longer a child, she knew what desire
Had made her a woman with her heart on the line

‘Cause when she opened her eyes
Her lover was gone and his love was a lie

You can’t dance to the beat
Take a chance with the beat
You can’t dance to the beat, oh, of a broken heart

You can’t dance to the beat
Make romance to the beat
You can’t dance to the beat – of a broken heart....

Don’t dance
Don’t do it
Don’t you dance
Don’t do it

Don’t dance
Don’t do it
Don’t you dance
Oh no, alright

‘Cause when she opened her eyes
The laughter was gone and his love was a lie

She knew, yeah, she knew

You can’t dance to the beat
Take a chance with the beat
You can’t dance to the beat, no, no, of a broken heart

No, you can’t dance to the beat
Make romance to the beat
You can’t dance to the beat – of a broken heart
Of a broken heart (dance to the beat)
Of a broken heart
Of a broken heart
Of a broken heart (dance to the beat)
You can’t dance to the beat, oh, of a broken heart
Of a broken heart (dance to the beat)
Of a broken heart
Of a broken heart
You can’t dance to the beat
You can’t dance to the beat, no, no, of a broken heart
Of a broken heart (dance to the beat)
Of a broken heart....