Help identify this song based on some half-remembered lyrics!
September 21, 2011 9:53 PM   Subscribe

Help me identify this song from 1992-93 from some half-remembered lyrics!

Back in 1992-93 I was listening to a local "alternative" radio station (COAST Radio, Vancouver MeFites might remember them). There was a song that received semi-regular airplay, and I quite liked it, but for some reason I never caught the name of the band or even the song title. The song featured two singers, male and female, with a sort of "alterna-pop" sound if you know what I mean.

I've plugged whatever lyrics I still remember into Google, which has worked in other cases, but this time I've come up empty. Some samples:

"There was a burst, just an incredible burst / Out to the inside, into the outside..."

"Hey mamama, hey mamama, something's going on..."

Does that tweak any memories?
posted by e-man to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
Life in a Northern Town?
posted by january at 10:12 PM on September 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

Life in a Northern Town?

Nope, the song was more up-tempo than that. Closer to "Shiny Happy People" - but not that, either.
posted by e-man at 10:15 PM on September 21, 2011

You say 92-93 and a male and female singer and my mind goes straight to The Beautiful South. I don't have my CD out, so I can't check, but they did have a really good album out that year: 0898 Beautiful South.

According to that article, "Old Red Eyes is Back", "We Are Each Other", "Bell Bottomed Tear", "36D", and "We Are Each Other" were released as singles all over the place.
posted by CarlRossi at 10:34 PM on September 21, 2011

How about "What's Up?" by 4 Non-Blondes? The lyrics don't really match, but...
posted by underthehat at 6:05 AM on September 22, 2011

It sounds like you're thinking of Burst by Shelleyan Orphan.
posted by LuckySeven~ at 6:50 AM on September 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

Maybe 10,000 Maniacs with Michael Stipe Campfire Song?
posted by otolith at 6:59 AM on September 22, 2011

Burst by Shelleyan Orphan.

That's the one! Thank you LuckySeven~
posted by e-man at 9:07 AM on September 22, 2011

My pleasure.
posted by LuckySeven~ at 9:11 AM on September 22, 2011

ah Coast 1040 and the modern rock chronicles as well as Saturday nights with David Hawkes

good times, good times
posted by Country Dick Montana at 4:59 PM on September 22, 2011

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