Alphaville - Big in Japan (lyrics and video) [cover by Ane Brun]

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Ane Brun (born Ane Brunvoll on 10 March 1976 in Molde, Norway) is a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, daughter of Lawyer Knut Anker Brunvoll and Jazz singer and pianist Inger Johanne Brunvoll, and the older sister of vocalist Mari Kvien Brunvoll and younger sister of Photographer Bjørn Brunvoll. Since 2003 she has recorded eight albums, six of which are studio albums and one live DVD. She has lived in Stockholm, Sweden since 2001, where she writes, records and runs her own label (Balloon Ranger Recordings) when not on tour. 

"Big in Japan" is the debut single of the band Alphaville. It is from their 1984 album Forever Young. The title comes from a phrase Big in Japan, which was used to describe Western bands who are popular with Japanese audiences while garnering little attention in their home country. The single was a great success in many countries, including Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and Turkey. The song also reached #1 on Hot Dance Club Play in December 1984.

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Alphaville - Big in Japan

Winter's city side
Crystal bits of snowflakes all around my head and in the wind
I had no illusions
That I'd ever find a glimpse of summer's heatwaves in your eyes
You did what you did to me
Now it's history I see
Here's my comeback on the road again
Things will happen while they can
I will wait here for my man tonight
It's easy when you're big in Japan!

Ooh, when you're big in Japan, tonight
Big in Japan, be tight
Big in Japan, ooh the Eastern Sea is so blue
Big in Japan, all right, pay, then I'll sleep by your side
Things are easy when you're big in Japan
Oh when you're big in Japan

Neon on my naked skin
Passing silhouettes of strange illuminated mannequins
Shall I stay here at the zoo
Or should I go and change my point of view for other ugly scenes
You did what you did to me, now it's history all I see
Things will happen while they can
I will wait here for my man tonight
It's easy when you're big in Japan

Ooh, when you're big in Japan, tonight
Big in Japan, be tight
Big in Japan, ooh the Eastern Sea is so blue
Big in Japan, all right, pay, then I'll sleep by your side
Things are easy when you're big in Japan
Oh when you're big in Japan                      (x4)
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Alphaville is a German synthpop group which gained popularity in the 1980s. The founding members were Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, and Frank Mertens. The band was at first named Forever Young before changing to Alphaville.

They are best known for their three biggest hits, "Big in Japan", "Sounds Like a Melody" and "Forever Young".

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There is no prosthetic for an amputated spirit
Lt Col Frank Slade (Al Pacino, Scent of a woman)



 

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