Song Lyric Sunday : 24th January

As always, Jim Adams is our host for the Song Lyric Sunday music challenge.
You can find all the rules and no doubt some great musical choices by clicking here

Last week we had Disk Jockey, the last of the two-letter prompt thing that was going on and the prompt was to feature a song whose title started with either the letter D or J. This week we have the prompt Chat/Laugh/Rant/Scream/Talk and the song that you choose must contain one of these prompt words in either the title or the lyrics.

I was never a fan of Cliff Richard until the 70s when he released the albums I’m Nearly Famous and Rock and Rock Juvenile . I saw him in a different light, and enjoyed his music, or most of it, at the time, having both albums in my collection.


We Don’t Talk Anymore” is a song recorded by Cliff Richard that reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in August 1979, remaining there for four weeks. Produced by The Shadows’ rhythm guitarist, Bruce Welch, and written by Alan Tarney, it was Cliff Richard’s tenth UK number one and his first since “Congratulations” in 1968.

Coming just before his 39th birthday, and just when it was announced that he was to receive the OBE for services to music, the record cemented his comeback, which continued well into the 1980s and 1990s. The single was his biggest worldwide seller; it was number one in Germany for five weeks (his only English-language German chart-topper, though he had two German-language number ones there in the 1960s), and reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States. The fact that its chart run extended beyond the end of 1979 meant Richard became the first act to reach the Hot 100’s top 40 in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

The single sold over 4 million copies worldwide, topping the charts in the UK, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Finland, West Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta, Norway and Switzerland. It was certified Gold in both the UK and West Germany

I’ve chosen this live version because I think it proves he is an icon of the times and age has nothing to do with performance.

“We Don’t Talk Anymore”
Lyrics courtesy

Used to think that life was sweet
Used to think we were so complete
I can’t believe you’d throw it away

Used to feel we had it made
Used to feel we could sail away
Can you imagine how I feel today
Well, it seems a long time ago
You were the lonely one
Now it comes to letting go
You are the only one
Do you know what you’ve done

It’s so funny
How we don’t talk anymore
It’s so funny
Why we don’t talk anymore
But I ain’t losing sleep
And I ain’t counting sheep
It’s so funny
How we don’t talk anymore

Oooooooh, we don’t talk

Well, it really doesn’t matter to me
I guess you’re leaving was meant to be
It’s down to you now
You wanna be free
Well I hope you know which way to go
You’re on your own again
Don’t come crying to me
When you’re the lonely one
Remember what you’ve done

It’s so funny
How we don’t talk anymore
It’s so funny
Why we don’t talk anymore
But I ain’t losing sleep
And I ain’t counting sheep (sheeeeep)
No, no, no
It’s so funny how we don’t talk anymore

Oooooooh, we don’t talk
Whoooooo, we don’t talk
But I ain’t no, losing sleep
No, I ain’t counting sheep (sheeeeep)
No, no, no
It’s so funny how we don’t talk


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday : 24th January

  1. I remember this song, but I did not know much about Cliff Richard and I appreciate you giving a little bit of history about him Di. I guess when couples reach a certain familiarity with one another they can stop communicating.

    • My classmates were besotted with him in the 60s, but I couldn’t see the appeal. Then I’m Nearly Famous came out in 1976 with Miss You Nights and Devil Woman, and I saw him differently. Rock and Roll Juvenile followed a few years later and I bought that too, but I didn’t think it was as good. I separated from my first husband shortly afterwards!

  2. Carol anne says:

    That is a good song, I like it! ❤

  3. This man just never ages! I can’t believe how good he looked in this video at 70. He’s 80 now and I’m sure he still baby faces ☺️ Thanks for sharing Cliff today Di.

  4. ghostmmnc says:

    I’d never heard this one, but I liked it and the video was really good. 🙂

  5. aisasami says:

    I love this song, especially during the chorus with the synthesizers. Thanks for sharing it!

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