Words Into Action

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Second Language's 'Youth Is Not For Pleasure' album recorded in 1985 is released on CD for the first time ever in a Deluxe Limited Edition that contains six bonus tracks only available on this CD.

    The bonus tracks are: Uncertain Terms, I Know You're There, You Pays Your Dues (You Takes Your Chances), Sky Will Open, Passion Paints A Portrait and Words Into Action (early version).

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Toni Zeto: Lead & Backing Vocals
Jessie Jacobson: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitars
Jerome Faulkner: Keyboards, Flute
Jarrett Lesko: Bass, Drum Programming
Brian Bielski: Kick & Snare Drum, Sheet Metal, Brass Pipes

[this is the second studio version of Words Into Action, a third version was recorded in 1986 and featured in the motion picture Welcome To 18]

lyrics

Words Into Action

words won't make you feel what you should feel
what you once felt
words won't reveal what is real
they'll just mislead you from the start
they will seal and constrict
charismatic tongues
as they conceal
they contradict the language of the heart

and so one word leads to the next
as conversation slips into text
let's put - let's put words - words into action
words into action

words turn into shouts
triggered by doubts
fall on deaf ears
words sprayed all about
ooze from the spout
but no one hears

so automatic, reeled off by rote
snag on your conscience, catch in your throat
let's put - let's put words - words into action
words into action

I would give anything to make you understand
no need to read my lips
feel the warmth of my hand

words mean nothing at all
they bounce off the wall and fade away
but feelings that beckon and call
no matter how small
can still save the day

somehow the silence says so much more
and in the stillness, love settles the score
let's put - let's put words - words into action
words into action


©Jessie Jacobson
2/5/85 (music) + 2/18/85 (melody/lyric)

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from Youth Is Not For Pleasure, released November 19, 2018
Produced by Tony Berg, Earle Mankey and Second Language at Shock the Mankey Studios (basic tracks) March-June, 1985, and Cherokee Studios (vocals, bridge overdubs) 11/7/85.
Engineered by Earle Mankey.
Mixed by Tony Berg, Earle Mankey and Second Language.

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Second Language Los Angeles, California

Second Language was a post-punk / alternative rock band who performed and recorded from 1981-1997 releasing an independent EP "Souvenirs" in 1984 & a CD 'WrongSpeak' in 1995. In late 2018, they will begin releasing a series of CD/download albums covering this period. ... more

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