Point Of Desire

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"Point Of Desire"
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The Restless Stranger cover
Song by American Music Club from the album The Restless Stranger
Released 1985
Format LP
CD (1998 reissue)
Length 4:32
Label Grifter Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Tom Mallon
The Restless Stranger track listing
  1. "Room Above The Club"
  2. "$1,000,000 Song"
  3. "Away Down My Street"
  4. "Yvonne Gets Dumped"
  5. "Mr. Lucky"
  6. "Point Of Desire"
  7. "Goodbye Reprise #54"
  8. "Tell Yourself"
  9. "When Your Love Is Gone"
  10. "Heavenly Smile"
  11. "Broken Glass"
  12. "Hold On To Your Love"

"Point Of Desire" is the 6th song on American Music Club's debut album, 1985's The Restless Stranger. The song was born from "You Can Be Beautiful", which appeared on Mark Eitzel's solo cassette release, Mean Mark Eitzel Gets Fat.

Lyrics

The way to your heart
I'm swimming in blood
That's my only language
The way to your heart
I'm digging through garbage
I'm searching for spare change
Yeah, I'm looking in your eyes
The way to your heart
I love your secret smiles
And all the songs that you sing
And all your highways' miles
And they say, "We will be lost from view,
We will be lost from view
Yeah, we will be nearer and nearer to
The point of desire"

Sat behind the steering wheel
And I forgot my destination
I could see your stupid hands
And I can feel that burn
There's a big steel bird behind your eyes
Like a steel inside of a burning building
Let the building collapse right down on our heads
Fall down on our laps, on our tiny tiny beds
Saying, "We will be lost from view
Yeah we will be beautiful
And we will be nearer and nearer to
The point of desire"

Mary was born in the funhouse
She loved the magic mirrors
Cause there she could be beautiful
Take your money to the man
Walk right up to the counter
He'll take out your eyes
I'm sure he'll put in something that's better
And he'll say, "In this world or in any other,
Why is it so easy?"
Yeah, everything's warm and festive and everything's on fire
And my beautiful piece of trash, well you're a wonderful liar
And I'll never know your name, and I'll never see you tired
And you'll say, "We will be lost from view,
We will be lost from view and
We will be nearer and nearer to..."

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