Perfect Way is the ironic title for this blog about the arts and theatre in Wales.

But it is also named in homage to a song by the hero and genius that is Paul Julian Strohmeyer (otherwise known as Green Gartside) and eminence grise behind the awesome post-modern popsters – Scritti Politti.

So there.

I took a backseat, a backhander, I took her back to her room
I better get back to the basics for you, oh yeah,
You gotta conscience, compassion, you got a way with the word,
You got a heart full of complacency too.

I don’t have a purpose or mission, I’m empty by definition
I got a lack girl that you’d love to be.
You wanna diva a deduction, you wanna do what they do,
Wanna do a damage that you can undo.

Apart from everyone, away from your life,
A part of me belongs apart from all of the hurt above.

I got a perfect way to make a new proposition
I got a perfect way to make a justification
I got a perfect way to make a certain a maybe
I got a perfect way to make the girls go crazy.

I took a day job. Amendment: I took a liking to you
I took a page out of my rulebook for you.

You want a message, a confession
You wanna martyr me too
You want a margin of error for two.

Maybe tomorrow, the next letter or when the weather gets better,
I gotta wait here for your moon to turn blue
I made an offer. Exception: I made a sense out of you
You took a good look at your book but I knew.

In times of tenderness and tears, baby, so true
Until such time as I can understand the things you do

I got a perfect way to make a new proposition
I got a perfect way to make a justification
I got a perfect way to make a certain a maybe
I got a perfect way to make the girls go crazy

Want to forgive you for the things that you do
Wanna forget how to remember with you
Maybe tomorrow, the next letter, or when the weather gets better
I gotta wait here for your moon to turn blue

Apart from everyone, away from your life,
A part of me belongs apart from all of the hurt above.

I got a perfect way to make a new proposition
I got a perfect way to make a justification
I got a perfect way to make a certain a maybe
I got a perfect way to make the girls go crazy.

A perfect way

A perfect way

I got a perfect way.

Lyrics to Perfect Way from Scritti Politti’s Cupid and Psyche ‘85

© David Gamson Songs

© WB Music Corp.