Asexual (The Echoes, c. 1985) – lyrics

Someone found and introduced this song on AVEN a few months ago and it was too amazing not to share. I couldn’t find the lyrics anywhere yet, so here’s a quick transcript.

The song is from 1985 (re-released in 2000), by the band The Echoes.

(There’s another video here too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkerdwqsNbc)

She walks around in designer jeans
but she don’t know what it really means
Don’t try to make her ’cause you’re wasting your time
Making love never crosses her mind

She’s Asexual,
All my lines are ineffectual,
A-a-a-a-a-a-asexual

Her only is interest is electronic toys
She’s not the kind of girl that plays with boys
I can’t believe that she’s so unaware
Her lights are on but no one’s home down stairs

Asexual,
All my lines are ineffectual,
A-a-a-a-a-a-asexual

I take her to the movies
I call her on the phone
We always go out dancing,
But we’re never all alone

I say let’s get together
We can have a lot of fun
She say’s she’ll be right over
But you know she never comes

[instrumental break]

I understand that she’s got no desire
I only wish she wouldn’t set me on fire
Just when I think I’ve got her in my power
10 minutes later it’s an ice cold shower.

Asexual,
All my lines are ineffectual,
A-a-a-a-a-a-asexual

I take her to the movies
I call her on the phone
We always go out dancing,
but we’re never all alone

I say let’s get together
We can have a lot of fun
She say’s she’ll be right over
But you know she never comes

She’s Asexual,
All my lines are ineffectual,
A-a-a-a-a-a-asexual

A-a-a-a-a-a-asexual

A-a-a-a-a-a-asexual

A-a-a-a-a-a-asexual

(Never fools around)
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*Not sure about this line – “mack” (slang, to hit on/seduce a girl) would make more sense, but it really sounds like they are saying “make” so I’m not sure. Update: Apparently “make” is also slang for having sex, so that’s probably the correct word.

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About Sennkestra

I'm an aromantic asexual and a bit of an [a]sexuality nerd, recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in linguistics. When I'm not reading stuff on the internet I like to cook fancy food, watch anime, and make costumes and other arts and crafts projects.
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One Response to Asexual (The Echoes, c. 1985) – lyrics

  1. luvtheheaven says:

    I had no idea about that slang. When I read this before I was thinking that I definitely think “don’t try to make her” is what is being sung, and perhaps it was about a “you can’t force her to go out with you” kind of thing, really meaning “you won’t be able to convince her”. But this makes… more sense, good to know!! Thanks for the update. And thanks for this post, in general.

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