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Pet Shop Boys lyrics

Album: Bilingual [1996]

Tracks12
 01  Discoteca
 02  Single
 03  Metamorphosis
 04  Electricity
 05 Se a Vida (That's the Way Life Is)
 06  It Always Comes As a Surprise
 07  A Red Letter Day
 08  Up Against It
 09  The Survivors
 10  Before
 11  To Step Aside
 12  Saturday Night Forever
all Pet Shop Boys lyrics



Discoteca
(tennant/lowe)
------------

Hay una discoteca por acqui?

I don't speak the language
I can't understand the word
Where angels fear to tread
I've sometimes walked and tried to talk
But how can I be heard
In such a world
When I'm lost?
I'm doing what I do
To see me through
I'm going out
And carrying on as normal

Hay una discoteca por acqui?

Te quiero
Entiende usted?
Digame
Cuanto tiempo tengo que esperar?

I don't speak in anger
Though the chances that I've let
Pass me by
And now regret I can't forget
They're haunting me
Like a score of unpaid debts
Is it enough
To live in hope
That one day we'll be free
Without this fear?
I'm going out
And carrying on as normal

Hay una discoteca por acqui?

Te quiero
Entiende usted?
Digame
Cuanto tiempo tengo que esperar?back to top
Single
(tennant/lowe)
----------

They call this a community
I like to think of it as home
Arriving at the airport
I'm going at it alone
Ordering a boarding pass
Travelling in business class
This is the name of the game
I'm single bilingual
Single bilingual
I come to the community from u.k. p.l.c.
Arriving at my hotel there are faxes greeting me
Staying in a junior suite
So there's room to meet and greet
And after work explain how I feel
'perdoneme me llamo neil'
I'm single bilingual
Single bilingual

In brussels
Bonn or barcelona
I'm in demand and quite at home
There 'adelante'
Through the door
'un momento por favor'
This is what I get paid for
'muchas gracias senor'

I'm a player in the continental game
With unlimited expenses to reclaim
Information's easy
Tapping at my pc
That is the frame of the game
I'm single bilingual
Single bilingual
I'm single bilingual
Single bilingual

Hay una discoteca por acqui?back to top
Metamorphosis
(tennant/lowe)
-----------------

Please allow me to try and explain
I'm living proof that man can change
I knew what I wanted
I knew how to get it
It didn't make it happy so I started again
What I wanted to be was a family man
But nature had some alternative plans
So I did without the lot put emotion on hold
And hoped my instincts would do what they were told

I wanna know yeah
I wanna know

But every now and then
Often at night
A particular feeling would surface in spite
Of what I told myself and tried to deny
I kept on asking the question: why?

I wanna know yeah
I wanna know

You grow up and experience this
A total metamorphosis

It's all about change
It's a metamorphosis

With time and age I had to change
'cause my behaviour was getting strange
People on the street caught my eye
And I began to think I might be their kind of guy
The long-term suppression of an adolescent urge
Was in retreat and I was on the verge
Of falling in love or having fun
Time was running out
Something had to be done

I wanna know yeah
I wanna know
I wanna know yeah
Tell me what's the reason

Where was i?
Laying down the law
Dancing with others
Out on the floor
Music and smoke
What did it mean?
Somebody spoke and I went into a dream
I had what I wanted
Madly in love
Nothing else mattered
This was enough
Questions were answered
Which used to perplex
In particular those about the big s.e.x.

I wanna know yeah
I wanna know
I wanna know yeah
Tell me what's the reason

You grow up and experience this
A total metamorphosis
It's all about love
It's a metamorphosis

Dreaming is easy
Life is tough
I got the picture
The most important thing
Is not to end up bitter
'cause when you start to feel
Increasingly forlorner
Woomph! love comes
Right around the corner
It may not last
But here am i
Once a caterpillar
Now a butterfly
It can seem strange
But when you reminisce
It's all about change
It's a metamorphosis

I wanna know yeah
I wanna know
I wanna know
It's all about love
It's a metamorphosis

You grow up and experience this
A total metamorphosis
It's all about change
It's a metamorphosis

I wanna know yeah
I wanna know
I wanna know yeah
I wanna know
It's all about change
It's a metamorphosis

I wanna know yeah
I wanna know
It's all about love
It's a metamorphosisback to top
Electricity
(tennant/lowe)
---------------

I'm an artist honey
You'll see me sometimes
Making crazy pictures out of music and rhymes
Costume changes
Performed with poise
Dancing in formation
With a couple of boys
I take them on the road
With my reel-to-reels
I'm an artist honey
You know how that feels?

It's the greatest show
With the best effects
Since disco-tex
And the sexelettes

It's the greatest show
With the best effects
Since disco-tex
And the sexelettes

It's all about wonder
The power to be
Like thunder expressing electricity

It's the greatest show
With the best effects
Since disco-tex
And the sexelettes

Disco-tex and the sexelettes

Call it performance
Call it art
I call it disaster
If the tapes don't start
I've put all my life
Into live lip-sync
I'm an artist honey
You gonna get me a drink?

It's the greatest show
With the best effects
Since disco-tex
And the sexelettes

It's all about wonder
The power to be
Like thunder expressing electricity

It's the greatest show
With the best effects
Since disco-tex
And the sexelettes

Disco-tex and the sexelettesback to top
It Always Comes As a Surprise
(tennant/lowe)
--------------

I can't be cool
Or nonchalant
Call me an impulsive fool
You're all I want
You may be right
It's too much too soon
To talk of love all night
In your bedroom

I don't know why
It always comes as a surprise
To find
I'm here with you
You smile
And I am rubbing my eyes
At a dream come true

I won't play games
Or waste your time
But I won't feel ashamed
To speak my mind
So just relax
Don't question why
For calculated facts
Will not apply

I don't know why
It always comes as a surprise
To find
I'm here with you
You smile
And I am rubbing my eyes
At a dream come true

In my life
There've been few
Who've affected me
The way you do
(you do you do)

I'll tell no lies
I won't pretend
But if you've a broken heart
I'll help it mend

I don't know why
It always comes as a surprise
To find
I'm here with you
You smile
And I am rubbing my eyes
At a dream come true

Smile
And I am rubbing my eyes
At a dream come trueback to top
A Red Letter Day
Go to work and take your calls
Hang the fruits of your labour on the walls
Such precision and care
What does it matter if there's no one here to share
The flowers in the garden, the wine
The Waiting For Godot and so much modern time?

All I want is what you want
I'm always waiting for a red letter day

The years perfecting a stance
Of measured cool fade into insignificance
The moment one starts to understand
What on earth does it profit a man?

All I want is what you want
I'm always waiting for a red letter day
For something special, somehow new
Someone saying "I love you"
Baby, I'm waiting for that red letter day

You can sneer or disappear
Behind a veneer of self-control

But for all of those who don't fit in
Who follow their instincts and are told they sin
This is a prayer for a different way

All I want is what you want
I'm always waiting for a red letter day
Like Christmas morning when you're a kid
Admit you love me and you always did
Baby, I'm hoping for that red letter day todayback to top
Up Against It
(tennant/lowe)
-----------------

News in the city
Breaks without pity
Long after the war has ended
We're still in fatigues

Up against it
The higher you fly
The further you fall

Up against it
Wondering why we
Fought after all

Such a cold winter
With scenes as slow as pinter
Synchronise your watches
There's still time to kill

Up against it
Drinking this swill
To sweeten the pill

Up against it
The more that it hurts
The less that it works

Wrapped up in nostalgia
To queue for a show
Back to trafalgar
One kiss then I'll go

So deep in quicklime
The bones of an old crime
I knew a man who raked them over
He's still suffering

Up against it
Buried so deep
It gives me the creeps

Up against it
The longer you hate
The more that it grates

Up against it
Look left then right
And run for your life

Up against it
The more that it hurts
The less that it worksback to top
The Survivors
(tennant/lowe)
-----------------

Cross a windy bridge
One winter night
Past embankment gardens
Enter warmth and light

Face the music
(it's never easy)
Forget the chill
Face the future
(it's never easy)
Find the will

If life is worth living
It's got to be done
One might be forgiven
For thinking
It's a life on the run
Many roads will cross through
Many lives
But somehow you survive

Look around
Picture what's in store
Is this the final edit
Or is the subject now a bore?

Don't shrug your shoulders
(it's always easy)
You can't ignore
That life is worth living
It's still worth a damn
One might be forgiven
For thinking
It's something of a sham
Many words may make it sound contrived
But somehow we're alive
(the survivors)
Our heads bowed
(the survivors)
At memorials for other faces in the crowd

Teachers and artists
(it's never easy)
And saturday girls
In suits or sequins
(it's never easy)
Or twinsets-and-pearls

If life is worth living
It's got to be run
As a means of giving
Not as a race
To be won
Many roads will run through
Many lives
But somehow we'll arrive
Many roads will run through
Many lives
But somewhere we'll surviveback to top
Before
(tennant/lowe)
----------

The telephone's not answered
So many times you'll call
For many different reasons
So many tears will fall
Before

You find your love before
It comes knocking at your door
Before you know for sure
This is what you were waiting for

So many fears will haunt you
Deny them or regret
Some men will make you want to
And you will not forget
Before

You find your love before
It comes knocking at your door
Before you know for sure
This is what you were waiting for

There's a story of a man
Who loved too much
He ended up inside a prison cell
You've got to want to give
To get it
Or you could land up in the same
Suspicious hell

It's happened before
It's happened before

Coincidence and patience
Will mend this fatal flaw
Though it may seem a long wait
Others have been here before

You find your love before
It comes knocking at your door
Before you know for sure
This is what you were waiting for

One day when the phone starts ringing
You'll answer to the words you're longing for
No tears no trade no prison cell
Whatever you need he will return more

It's happened before
It's happened beforeback to top
To Step Aside
(tennant/lowe)
-----------------

By the cathedral
Into the sun
Pilgrims are singing
Their journey done
I look at my short life and think
Of all the champagne that I drink
With all the faces that I know
And how much further can one go?

And if I decide
To step aside
I will try to reply to
The feelings I hide

I look from my window
Down to the square
At workers still queuing
Patiently there
For market forces to provide
What history's so far denied
For a different kind of fate
Than to labour long and always wait

And if I decide
To step aside
I will try to return to
The person inside

Will I always need you?
Would you want me to?
Can you love me for good
The way you thought you could?
Or will spring bring rain and summer burn?
Will tears at last precede the turn
From summer warmth to sudden cold
As certainly as growing old?

And if I decide
To step aside
I will try to forget all
The tears I'll have criedback to top
Saturday Night Forever
(tennant/lowe)
--------------

I don't care what these commentators say
I swear I don't care
For what difference do they make?
I go where I go
And I get there fast
Don't stop me I know
That it's not gonna last

Forever forever
(saturday night, saturday night)
Forever forever
(saturday night, saturday night)

If you see someone gorgeous
Then you think
Am I in with a chance?
Should I try?
Buy a drink?
Or maybe it's too much
Like hard work tonight
But if they look my way
I might be alright

Forever forever
(saturday night, saturday night)
Forever forever
(saturday night, saturday night)

I go where I go
And I get there fast
Don't stop me
I know that it's not gonna last

Forever forever
(saturday night, saturday night)
Forever forever
(saturday night, saturday night)back to top
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