If In Between Days highest chart position was a travesty, then what about this one? Released in the w/e 21 September 1985, hot on the heels of its predecessor, it managed only number 24 in the UK singles chart. I faithfully did my bit, buying it on 18 October, but it was to no avail.
In terms of dark themes this goes even further than In Between Days. To start with, there’s less of an attempt to jolly the melody along – the hand-claps at the start really do set the tempo for the entire piece, although there are a couple of uplifting solos from wind instruments. And the lyrics, in which Smithy sings about wishing that the day would end; that the night could be close to him and hoping that seeing his head on the door was a dream, are even more gloomy. That said, it really is a great song, another which really does have 1980’s music stamped all over it.