Some Things Never Change

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Some Things Never Change
Composer Devo
Released 1988-05-??
Title Origin Official

Some Things Never Change is the dance-pop song from "Total Devo" album by "Devo". Although the song wasn't successful with the album (it was pointed out as "bland and uninnovative"), this song received some praise from reviewers at that time. It's mostly known from the game "Neuromancer" (mostly С64 version).

Games

Neuromancer (A2)

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Neuromancer (A2)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1988-??-??
Format UNK


Neuromancer (C64)

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Neuromancer (C64)
Digital
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PSG
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Arranger David Warhol, Devo
Released 1988-??-??
Length 0:21 (Digi), 2:31 (PSG)
Format SID

This port of that game has two versions of this song. The first has 6 bars of song, sampled with lyrics:

Some things never change
Some things never change
I saw the news today, oh boy
(Hang your head)

It's the only version of the game that has lyrics (even the Amiga is instrumental). The digital version loops.

The second is not very impressive PSG-rendered version, which doesn't loop.

Both versions are the first tracks in different SID files of the rip of this game.

Neuromancer (A2GS)

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Neuromancer (A2GS)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1989-??-??
Format UNK


Neuromancer (DOS)

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Neuromancer (DOS)
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Arranger David Warhol, Kurt Heiden
Released 1989-??-??
Length 1:30
Format UNK


Neuromancer (AMI)

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Neuromancer (AMI)
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Arranger David Warhol, Kurt Heiden
Released 1990-??-??
Format CUST


Lyrics

This song has lyrics, although only Commodore 64 version has it partially:

Hang your head
Hang your head
Hang your head
Hang your head

Some things never change
Some things never change

Hang your head
Hang your head

I saw the news today, oh boy
(Hang your head)
A thousand starry skies we've seen before
(Hang your head)

Small minds play at some big time games
And everybody else pays
Make no mistake, they're on the take
They like to keep it that way

Some things never change
Some things never change

I saw the light today, oh boy
(Hang your head)
It came on flashing bright, in red and blue
(Hang your head)

The man steps in with a terminal grin
Blue skies turn to gray
Young men die and the children cry, why is
It always the same?
(Hang your head)

Life must be eaten, or at least bitten into
To get past the surface, the moment of truth
You know when it's right, it's sweet deep inside
It's real and it's better that some things don't change

I saw the news today, oh boy
(Hang your head)
A thousand pictures of the lies we live
(Hang your head)

Small minds play at some big time games
And everybody else pays
(Hang your head)
They're on the take, and they don't give breaks

They like to take it away
(Hang your head)
(Hang your head)

Some things never change
(Hang your head)
Some things never change
(Hang your head)

Man steps in with a terminal grin
Blue skies turn to gray
(Hang your head)
Young men die, and the children cry, why is

It always the same?
(Hang your head)
(Hang your head)
(Hang your head)

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