How can some songs give you goosebumps and make you feel like the first time you heard them? How is that even possible? I'll tell you why: Because it's a effing awesome song.
Richard Butler will always be remembered for the song "Pretty In Pink" with his first group The Psychedelic Furs... and that's fine. It is, after all, a classic song from a classic movie. But if you really want to hear a modern masterpiece of pop songwriting I suggest you listen to this song on repeat about three times.
"Goodbye, lay the blame on luck" is one of the most beautiful choruses ever written. Period.
The song is every bit as good and lilting as "Walk Away Renee" (The Left Banke classic from the 60's). For some reason my brain always lumps those two songs together and if that is not the highest praise I can wreak upon this song; then I don't know what is.
It was perfectly in the movie Angus, which seems fitting. This song is how I felt in high school. The version with the marching band in that movie is fantastic if you find a copy.