MINI VIVA | I Left My Heart In Tokyo

LYRICS:

Step up here, tell me
Am I dumb enough to believe?
When somebody says jump on this
Would you follow them on your knees?
Am I wrong or right
To be dancing with you tonight?
Instead of diamonds and fantasies
What I got is my sanity

My baby knows what I want
He's getting me and my thing
He better take what I got
Or he won't see me again
'Cause there's been too many guys
Just making moves on the floor
My baby's reading my mind
He knows that I'm needing more

And I left my heart in Tokyo
Down by the river don't you know
I had to let it go
Nobody know know knows that
I left my heart in Tokyo
Down by the river don't you know
I had to let it go
Nobody no can bring it home

Seventeen and dumb
Look at me I know right from wrong
You and me we got something on
and I don't need to hear that come come

Make you mine
With the diamonds in the right sack
Give it time and I'm gonna get you right back
Saw the signs and I never ever fight back
I keep it tight 'cause I know you really like that
Do it right and you know I'm gonna hype that
Write the rhymes
And I'll sing it to you right back

And I left my heart in Tokyo
Down by the river don't you know
I had to let it go
Nobody know know knows that
I left my heart in Tokyo
Down by the river don't you know
I had to let it go
Nobody no can bring it home

Sick sick sick sick sick
So tired of the best dress
Didn't really want to keep it for the rest
Oh oh oh
So I skipped to the next best
Didn't really know that
I was gonna end up here

And I left my heart in Tokyo
Down by the river don't you know
I had to let it go
Nobody know know knows that
I left my heart in Tokyo
Down by the river don't you know
I had to let it go
Nobody no can bring it home
INFORMATION:

Available on:
x Mini Viva - Left My Heart In Tokyo (2009) CD-S

Credits:
Written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Annie Strand, Fred Falke, Carla Marie Williams and Xenomania.
Published by Xenomania.
Produced by Xenomania.
Mixed by Fred Falke, Brian Higgins and Tim Powell.
Keyboards & programming: Fred Falke, Brian Higgins, Tim Powell.
Guitar: Jason Resch.
Bass: Fred Falke.

Single information:
"Left My Heart In Tokyo" is the first Mini Viva single, released on 6th September 2009. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 7 and peaked at number 3 on the UK iTunes chart.

Links:
Buy the single
Watch the video


REVIEWS
x The full balls-out radio edit version of 'Left My Heart In Tokyo' is several different kinds of incredible - a sophisticated future disco record and a flag in the ground for the post-Aloud pop generation. Popjustice

x The song itself is amazing and has so many little bits we love we've made a long list of them that's pages long. The oriental touches and the bit three quarters of a way through when you think it's finished and suddenly kicks in again is just pure Xenomanian genius. They can make all the Vagabond albums they want but the fact that they can make songs like this one with these kind of intricate details that excite everyone from the causal listener to the nerdiest pop fan means that we will never write Xenomania off. Not to mention that this song was co-written by the amazing Annie. The Chemistry Is Dead

x Considering that it was written by Xenomania it's no great surprise that 'Left My Heart In Tokyo' is, well, great. In fact, Mini Viva's debut single is nothing short of pure pop gold. The perky duo showcase their quirkily impressive pipes via a tale of exciting flings in far-flung climes, wailing: 'I left my heart in Tokyo, down by the river don't you know'.
But it's the arms-in-the-air, handbags-in-the-middle backing that really swings it - weaving dashes of funky house with unabashed, out-and-out disco beats and even the odd Japanese sample, the hooks come thick and fast and the pace never droops for a second. As a taste of things to come from Mini Viva, it's delicious. Orange Music Store

x Their debut single 'Left My Heart In Tokyo' - terrific title by the way - is a classic Xenomania confection: inventive production, quirky lyrics and loads of different musical ideas held together by the magnetic pull of an instant pop chorus. Digital Spy

x Basically they have a xenomania sound that updates the Mel and Kim vibe from the 80s, mixes in some Girls Aloud friendly verses and sprinkles it with some Betty Boo type rapping. It's like a tour through the greatest hits of pop and could well bring the girls some attention and success. DizzyPop!!

x It's a brilliant buzz of disco pop which couples the best Xenomania rapping since 'strippers in the vicars in the back' with a gloriously funky bassline and some cheesy oriental sounds. Plus hold out there for the middle 8 and it's pummeling strings. Karinski

x Their first disco-fabulous single Left my Heart in Tokyo is catchier than swine flu. InStyle

x "I Left My Heart In Tokyo" is a sick pop diddy and I'm I love the whole disco vibe it brings to the table - you can't really make this song any better can you? But holla! There's a Fred Falke Dub! Electroqueer

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