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Old 11-22-2011, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default "Take it easy on yourself...little Niya (something, something)" -- what is this song?

Today a line from a song from the '80s (I think) ran through my head, and I can't remember what it is!!

The only words I remember are from near the end of the song:

"Take it easy on yourself
(something something something)
...little Niya"


Anyone know which song this is?
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Are you thinking of Dream Academy's "Life in a Northern Town" ... was it kind of ethereal 80's?
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Are you thinking of Dream Academy's "Life in a Northern Town" ... was it kind of ethereal 80's?
Yes! That's it!

Thank you, VagaBond. Not being able to remember the song was driving me nuts!

Now I have been able to look up the lyrics and learn the context of my favorite line, "Take it easy on yourself." I'm impressed you could identify the song based on that line alone.





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"Life in a Northern Town" - The Dream Academy

Ah hey ma ma ma
Ah hey ma ma ma hey
Life in a northern town
Ah hey ma ma ma

They sat on the stoney ground
And he took a cigarette out
And everyone else came down to listen
He said in winter 1963
It felt like the world would freeze
With John F. Kennedy
And The Beatles

Ah hey ma ma ma
Ah hey ma ma ma hey
Life in a northern town
Ah hey ma ma ma
Ah hey ma ma ma
Ah hey ma ma ma hey
All the work shut down

The evening had turned to rain
Watch the water roll down the drain
As we followed him down to the station
And though he never would wave goodbye
You could see it written in his eyes
As the train rolled out of sight, bye-bye

Ah hey ma ma ma
Ah hey ma ma ma hey
Life in a northern town
Ah hey ma ma ma
Ah hey ma ma ma
Ah hey ma ma ma hey
Life in a northern town

Ah hey ma ma ma
Ah hey ma ma ma
Ah hey ma ma ma hey
Ah hey ma ma ma
Take it easy on yourself
Ah hey ma ma ma

(Fade)

From: LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN Lyrics - ACADEMY DREAM
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