Howard Jones - No One Is To Blame Lyrics




You can look at the menu but you just can't eat
You can feel the cushions but you can't have a seat
You can dip your foot in the pool but you can't have a swim
You can feel the punishment but you can't commit the sin

And you want her, and she wants you
We want everyone
And you want her, and she wants you
No one, no one, no one ever is to blame

You can build a mansion but you just can't live in
You're the fastest runner but you're not allowed to win
Some break the rules and live to count the cost
The insecurity is the thing that won't get lost

And you want her, and she wants you
We want everyone
And you want her, and she wants you
No one, no one, no one ever is to blame

You can see the summit but you can't reach it
It's the last piece of the puzzle but you just can't make it fit
Doctor says you're cured but you still feel the pain
Aspirations in the clouds but your hopes go down the drain

And you want her, and she wants you
We want everyone
And you want her, and she wants you
No one, no one, no one ever is to blame
No one ever is to blame
No one ever is to blame





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  1. Home Depot Loader 662

    I think this is the first song of his I ever heard, and I will never tire of hearing it in any day and age to come!

  2. Matthew Spicka

    Getting ready for the Denver show!

  3. DARREL MORGAN

    Way ahead of his time ... words are so true

  4. Lee Crump

    Thanks for the Music mate. The brilliant songs are like time machines, taking you back to when and where you were when you heard them. This is one of those, one of the best of those.

  5. Hugo Delara

    Great song like no other “

  6. Jake Caricati

    This isn’t the Howard james I wanted lol wtf

  7. James Kennedy

    Doctor say's you're cured / But you still feel the pain.........

  8. James Kennedy

    You can feel the punishment / But you cannot commit the sin..............

  9. Lucila Espinoza

    Unrequited love

  10. June young Joe

    I passed the 80's when I was teenager in Korea. It was lucky. I sometimes listen to only 1980 pops on YouTube.

  11. Sharebear 79

    Nostalgia!

  12. MsUn PC

    I want the '80's back!
    Get me out of this generic, autotuned, filthy decade!!

  13. Lance Russ

    " is to blame " no one
    I totally like this song did in 86 and now in2020

  14. Rick W.

    musta hurt a little

  15. Manon Mars

    I used to say that the 1970s now seem so far away even though I graduated from high school in '79. The 1980s are now fading fast into the horizon. At least we have the music to show what young people like me at the time liked to listen to.

    mark pippens

    I graduated in 79 also.........and I feel lost in today's music because I just cannot relate to any of it today..........OMG, how I miss the days of old !!

  16. BK Lulu

    released on my birthday. Ah, to be an 80s kid.

  17. PK Smith

    Who's here in 2020?🎼🎼🎼🌹

  18. chosen people

    this refer to our pain
    da blk american.
    Faxxxs

  19. Rob Robi

    The 80's , when some cheeze was mixed with enough depth to make it pretty awesome

  20. David D

    Like a time machine, this one brings me right back

  21. Bulletisred

    Song is a masterpiece

  22. Jaime Rembalsky

    The great Phil Collins on drums !

  23. Bread Sandwich

    This song speaks so much of my life. So much work, no reward

  24. Rodney Ward

    Not only do I love your music it sounds perfect on a good system

  25. Veteran Patriot

    How many of you would trade the next 10 years of your life to Re-Live the 80's Decade 1 more time ?

  26. Evelyn Rivera

    Love this song, New York 1986.

  27. Time 4 Change

    At 51 years of age. Listening to this I remanence of loves lost.

  28. Dan McDonald

    I have no idea, but I get goosebumps when I this.
    I love when he says "doctors says you're cured, but you still feel the pain".

  29. focusonu

    I was the videos were clearer.

  30. Rebekah LaSala

    I was 12 in 1985. This song really formulated by adolescence and it always struck me so emotionally and affected me deeply b/c I grew up in an abusive home and an alcoholic family and I tried to commit suicide at 13 (but I made it!) and so this song is something I return to again and again to remind myself that I survived that hell and this song brings up such strong emotions to me.

  31. Wullie13w

    You can look at the menu, but you just can't eat
    You can feel the cushion, but you can't have a seat
    You can dip your foot in the pool, but you can't have a swim
    You can feel the punishment, but you can't commit the sin

    And you want her, and she wants you
    We want everyone
    And you want her and she wants you
    No one, no one, no one ever is to blame
    You can build a mansion, but you just can't live in it
    You're the fastest runner but you're not allowed to win
    Some break the rules, and let you cut the cost
    The insecurity is the thing that won't get lost

    And you want her, and she wants you
    We want everyone
    And you want her and she wants you
    No one, no one, no one ever is to blame

    You can see the summit but you can't reach it
    It's the last piece of the puzzle but you just can't make it fit
    Doctor says you're cured but you still feel the pain
    Aspirations in the clouds but your hopes go down the drain

    And you want her, and she wants you
    We want everyone
    And you want her and she wants you
    No one, no one, no one ever is to blame

    No one ever is to blame
    No one ever is to blame

  32. Wilman Anugrah

    Jakarta in the 80's. LOVE

  33. Sam Reich

    IT"S ALL ABOUT REALITIES GIVEN MEANING BY THE LIMBIC SYSTEM.

  34. Michael Brown

    Music was so important and relevant to us because we were the first generation to feel the destructive effects of widespread divorce.

  35. taxicab1365

    My question is who wrote the Lyrics!!!
    Such a powerful song!!! 👍👍👍👍

    The story of Life!!!

  36. Eduardo Piriz

    puso todo de cabeza

  37. K Korman

    This is in my top 10 of the 80's. So much I would change from back then. I would let the one boy who has always had my heart how I truly felt, he was my brothers best friend. He still is too and I will always be the "little" sister.

  38. Blue Ox

    The first time I heard this song was March 31st 1986. It was a Monday and I was in the third grade. For some reason it gave me my first taste of hopelessness. I’m 42 now and still feel the same way.

  39. joyd

    The Secret of my success

  40. LiquidIc35

    Needs a modern cover by an band in different genre maybe, Disturbed!. It's a classic that's for sure!

    ukspizzaman

    Piss off.

    Julie Fangerow

    Disturbed did awsome remake of sounds of silence by Simon and Garphunkle...they would make an interesting remake of this one

  41. CO OCD

    Timeless.....

  42. Jason Edwards

    Love this song and is soooooo true

  43. Basic Breakfast

    What a great song

  44. Andrés Oviedo

    Nadie tiene la culpa ♥

  45. SIXTY SIX MUSTANG

    STILL TOUCHES THE SOUL IN 2020 !

  46. Matty Lee Chambers

    I remember exactly where I was the first time I seen this video on MTV. What a decade to be alive

  47. emile .thomas

    2020 baby.

  48. jon tanno

    we had this, teenagers today have kpop, so sad.

  49. el caminante

    Para vos MEP

  50. Greg Young

    2020 anyone 👂

  51. Donald Gorden

    I still love her after 34 years, even if she's married, she is my soulmate

    Adrian Paul

    Did she re marry?

  52. HemiCuda

    Such a beautiful song by a very underrated artist. I remember being 12 years old when it came out, and loved it then. Here at 45 years old it has far more meaning to me, both lyrically and bringing back those childhood memories.

  53. Andria Knobel

    No one ever is to blame.
    RIP Beth.
    Wish you were here

  54. Lisa Thomas

    2020 🍯 Happy New Year Everyone!

  55. MoparRapidTransit

    Phil Collins starts singing backup vocals at 1:44 in this music video.

    Dawson Simpson

    How do you know

    Anthony Hobson

    Also co-producer and drummer in this re-recording.

    Michael Cheverie

    @Dawson Simpson Check the Wikipedia entry for Howard Jones.

    GERT FROEBE

    I DID NOT KNOW THAT THANK YOU

  56. bitzky77

    Drummer here. The bell/ride pattern at 2:24 hits me just right! One of the best written pop songs from the 80s imo.

  57. John Schaffner

    Please give a listen to Perfect Alibi's " not at home to heartache". 👍

  58. TKFanon

    And just like that. I’m in my first car driving down the road with my new found freedom on my way to school. What I wouldn’t give to go back and whisper a few clues into that kids ear. Cherish time with those friends, you will not be together for long. Put just a little more time and energy into school, you won’t regret it.

  59. Roberto Flores

    Me puedo pasar días más días y nunca me cansaría de escuchar mi música amo amo está mi musica

  60. Claudio Monticciolo

    I have indelible memories. beautiful. unique.

  61. Mike Goodrich

    Starts like
    Eminence Front, The Who.

  62. STEVE R JR

    You can look at the menu, but you just can't eat
    You can feel the cushion, but you can't have a seat
    You can dip your foot in the pool, but you can't have a swim
    You can feel the punishment, but you can't commit the sin
    And you want her, and she wants you
    We want everyone
    And you want her and she wants you
    No one, no one, no one ever is to blame
    You can build a mansion, but you just can't live in it
    You're the fastest runner but you're not allowed to win
    Some break the rules, and let you cut the cost
    The insecurity is the thing that won't get lost
    And you want her, and she wants you
    We want everyone
    And you want her and she wants you
    No one, no one, no one ever is to blame
    You can see the summit but you can't reach it
    It's the last piece of the puzzle but you just can't make it fit
    Doctor says you're cured but you still feel the pain
    Aspirations in the clouds but your hopes go down the drain
    And you want her, and she wants you
    We want everyone
    And you want her and she wants you
    No one, no one, no one ever is to blame
    No one ever is to blame
    No one ever is to blame

  63. Steve Silva

    So many youtube commenters say the 80s were so great....for me it was horrible but the music was definitely better than the 70s or 90s and on.

  64. Ryex 76

    "no juan ever
    is to blame" hehe

  65. Gino Furzi

    ahhh Gen X. We might be a small generation but mighty in the music we grew up on. Howard Jones counts as one of the greats in that sound.

  66. Willie Wilhite

    This song makes me cry my balls off. Damn I miss great songwriting.

  67. Over Here

    I heard Howard on a radio interview not too long after this song came out.
    He said it was about all of the beautiful women in the world.

    You want each of them, sometimes they want you but you can’t have them (all).

    You can try, but you can’t attain.

  68. Carol Parsons-Pearle

    I would have died today be a backup singer for you in 1985.

  69. elkaribbe

    Yes, I personally blame those who voted for con-trump. End of story.

    Angelfire Solutions

    MAGA 2020

  70. Arfnudaniack Blue

    I want the original version, before the Phil Collins was stuck in there.

  71. Adrian Ok

    Very nice song n music.., Phil Collins backing vocal n drums and Sting?

  72. SXI96

    The 80's were incredible with songs like this on MTV and the radio, no other decade has produced so many unique songs that touch the soul and pull on your heart strings, for those who grew up with songs like this, we were damn lucky!

    focusonu

    Yes, i was listening to this before hip hop was popular. Still great music.

  73. Miss Tery

    People invading my home and life with zero respect... MANY RUTHLESS IMMORAL CRIMINALS ARE TO BLAME

  74. Miss Tery

    NO ONE is to blame ? I beg to differ

  75. Craig Monteforte

    indeed ! takes me back to the greatest Summer of my Life i fell in love with the greatest girl but was too young to realize it was true love for me which took me a few more years and a whole different couple of girls one of which became my wife, ex Wife , and still a freind to this day along with the Mother of my two children

  76. bfitnessjoe

    Everything about my years in the 80s is gold and will be the greatest memories of my childhood.

  77. Ety Charles James allen

    December 2019 🥰 I still love... this song.... no one is to blameeeeee....

    BIG DUCK 69

    Who cares what year it is, just enjoy the dam music.

  78. bobby boucher

    one of the most amazing songs ever! So much to it simply incredible! I wonder how long it took HJ to put this all together!

  79. Kevin Oakes

    Always loved Howard Jones’s music, this one is about unrequited love. Maybe, one day, Trish Hodgkinson Lowe will see this comment and know how I feel. It’s been a long time but I will never stop hoping. Xx

  80. Jim C

    Saw him at Pine Knob (Detroit) in the 80's, think it was the best concert of my youth.

  81. Lefty Mason

    I was born in 1970, making me a teenager for the entire 80's. It was everything people say it was, and so much more. I feel bad for literally everyone who didn't get to experience what we did.

    Kenneth Lee

    @P C I am also from 1971.

    I wish I could go back. And stay.

    1988hawkfan

    @💋 sunshineandstarlight 💋 me too

    James Morton

    1970 was a great year 👍 on the other hand I can’t believe I’m about to be the big 50 😳

    Joseph Liptak

    69 here, best decade so far

  82. Caroline Zelonka

    The best breakup song of the 80s, maybe of all time.

  83. Orange Aquatics

    An other great song that supposedly has the wrong words...it’s supposed to be someone is to blame.

  84. Joy Matisse

    💕👍

  85. nikkibox

    I didn`t know that Howard Jones sang this.I finally see the video after all this time.

  86. Teia Woodson

    Such a peaceful, loving song! I miss these days!

    Ian Grant

    I agree Teia. Heart rending.

  87. Justin Reiland

    Anyone else notice that bad piano note at 00:40?

  88. KAMILLE STANLEY

    random question time did auto tune exist in the 80s?

  89. KAMILLE STANLEY

    okay if somebody blames u for something, you just start singing this song! c what happens!

  90. R.R. Leah

    Love this song! Legend Howard! Not like the trash now days!!!

  91. Katharine Ho

    I'm starting to think that's not true.

  92. LIL TY G

    Cassette tape ,walkman hit rewind then fast forward LOL

  93. Laurie Kendrick

    I dedicate this to cute but balding 6’4” Canadian giraffe I had a brief but fun fling with near the Mexican border in 1986..

  94. Gentry Fry BVIAS

    Damn I need a girlfriend 😥

    Lane Williams

    Felt that one...

    Gentry Fry BVIAS

    Lane Williams Right?

  95. Maurits Fondse

    perfect

  96. A Berryman

    What...did I miss him on West Coast US or something??? That suuuhuuuucks!

  97. Rob Macdonald

    Lyrics like they were written by a Pisces ♓....

  98. Frank Montoya

    In 1988 Erasure had a beautiful and visually eloquent video for their signature-song "A Little Rspect." Too bad Howard Jones signature-song (also a ballad) is devoid of any symbolism or content that united with the music. It really was a great song.

  99. Paul Orellana

    Esto es una obra de arte...porfavor... Un pulgar arriba para este Temazo Melancolico Gracias Mister Jones por aportar al mundo de la musica..Gracias.

  100. Spazzoid Studio

    Produced by Phil Collins.