Suspended In Gaffa

b/w Ne T'en Fui Pas


Suspended In Gaffa (Germany) front

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Suspended In Gaffa (Germany) rear

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Country: Germany
Label/Number: EMI 1C 006-64 972
Release date: Late 1982
Chronology: The 4th single from The Dreaming (released in a number of different countries; but not in the UK).
Cover photo and sepia toning by Kindlight. (Here is the original image, without the toning.)
Suspended In Gaffa Lyrics
What it's about: Seeing something you really want (God in this case), then not being able to see or experience it ever again unless you work very hard. (It's a thematic first cousin to Sat In Your Lap, with a more religious bent.)
Running time: 3:50
Ne T'enfuis Pas Lyrics (French/English)
What it's about: Worried that her lover is about to leave, a possessive woman wrestles with her conscience over her plans to make him stay.
Running time: 2:33
The B-side title is misspelled on this and the Dutch, Spanish, Australian and first UK releases of Ne T'enfuis Pas. ("T'en Fui" doesn't mean anything in French.)  It appears that all of these misspelled versions are the original mix.  All later versions, with corrected spelling, are remixes.
The B-side is the original mix of Ne T'enfuis Pas, only released on a handful of singles in late 1982.  The vocals are a little "muddy" and buried deeper in the mix.  Additionally, the Fairlight is brighter, louder and "more forward", particularly near the end.
"Gaffa" is gaffer's tape (used to hold wires and cables in place). So, Suspended in Gaffa means to be stuck in place (or unable to move towards your goal in the context of the song).

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