The future was indeed 1982. Nerd of nerds Thomas Dolby laid out "Windpower" on his seminal LP The Golden Age of Wireless, which featured the über hit She Blinded Me With Science. This song is an intellectual call to arms; a utopian nerd manifesto. If anyone wants to build a new city (or take over a cool one like Denver) I'm IN!
SCHEMATIC: Two more versions and inspiring lyrics...
Windpower (Top of the Pops Live Version) (c.1982)
Crappy sound and video quality, but a great version nonetheless!
Windpower (High Powered Extended Play) (1982)
This particular cut is off the eponymous 12" single. Readily available on vinyl and cheap.
Switch off the mind and let the heart decide who you were meant to be Flick to remote and let the body glide There is no enemy ! Etch out a future of your own design Well tailored to your needs Then fan the flame and keep the dream alive Of a continent A continent a continent a continent a - There is no enemy ! Switch of the mind and let the heart decide We're a continent A continent a continent a continent a - Shatter the lens and grind it into sand One measured exposure Scatter the seed and furrow in our land The future is roses! Roses! Switch off the mind and let the heart decide There is no enemy! Lift up the hearts of this your only tribe We're a continent A continent a continent a continent a