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They cried the tears, they shed the fears

Up and down the land

They stole guitars or used guitars

So the tape would understand

Without even the slightest hope of a thousand sales

Just as if, as if there was, a Hitsville in UK

I know the boy was all alone, until the Hitsville hit UK

They say true talent will always emerge in time

When lightening hits small wonder

Its fast, rough factory trade

No expense accounts or lunch discounts

Or hyping up the charts

The band went in, and knocked them dead, in 2 minutes 59

No slimy deals with smarmy eels in Hitsville, UK

Lets shake and say we'll operate in Hitsville, UK

The mutants, creeps, and musclemen

Are shaking like a leaf

It blows a hole in the radio

When it hasn't sounded good all week

A mike and boom in your living room in Hitsville, UK

No consumer trials or A.O.R. in Hitsville, UK

Now the boys and girls are not alone

Now the Hitsville's hit UK