Sing along with me: “Everybody’s talkin everbody’s walkin’ (Plans for everyone) Walkin’ in the rain talkin’ ’bout the pain (Talkin’ ’bout myslef) Uh-uh everbody knows Uh-uh toptoptoptop secret Net work news bangin’ in my ears (-“-) Tv in every room knock me down (-“-) Uh-uh everbody knows Uh-uh toptoptoptop secret I got my money and get up and go I packed my bags and run thro’ the kitchen I got my bicycle ridin’ down any highway Across the mountain go go go! One two three four five years plan (Plans for ” ) Now I’m in the heat look so neat (Talkin’ ’bout ” ) Uh-uh everbody knows Uh-uh toptoptoptop secret”.
One of the best and most thought provocing lyrics ever written.
Top Secret Man.mp3
Frenzy is included in their sounds.
Very valuable “WAVY PUNK” of Jap!!!
Absolute genius. I found two mint copies of their album side by side in a Japanese thrift store a few years ago. Yes, I bought them both.
By the way, they were on SCTV with a KILLER video.
First – the lyrics aren’t quite right.
Next – yes, they were on SCTV. I’m Canadian and watched if faithfully.
However – they made their first north American debut by being featured on “Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert”.
And – did you know they are the very first band in history to have a “concept” video – meaning something other than a video showing the band playing, and actually showing some sort of idea or differentiated tale? Theirs was way ahead of its time.
It’s been quite a while since anyone has written here it seems, but I’ll try this. There are 2 different lyric versions to this song. I have had this question forever. Why are the album versions lyrics different then every video I’ve ever seen? The lyrics above are from every video version of this song. I believe the album versions lyrics start with “I am a boy, you are a girl.”
Earlier then Jocko Homo?
thank you for posting this mp3!
There are thousands of Canadians that remember the battle between Gerry Todd and Tim Ishimuni and CCCP1. Tim’s off hand comment about “tiny” is priceless too. But the catalog of Devo’s old school vids precede the Top Secret Man vid by miles. That doesn’t make it any less enjoyable.
Wow, thank you for posting this, I’ve been looking for this song for a long time, ever since I seen the music video on SCTV.
RIP John Candy!