Miserablism (2018 Remaster) · Pet Shop Boys

This here is my favorite PetShot Boys track. Written by them both. Pet Shop Boys are an English synth-pop duo formed in London in 1981. Consisting of primary vocalist Neil Tennant and keyboardist Chris Lowe, they have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and were listed as the most successful duo in UK music history in the 1999 edition of The Guinness Book of Records. Wikipedia

Lyrics

It seems to me
There’s something serious beginning
A new approach found
To the meaning of life
Deny that happiness
Is open as an option
And disappointment
Disappears overnight
Say that love
Is an impossible dream
Face the facts
That’s what it’s always been
Relax
What you see is what you see
And what you get
Is a new philosophy

(That’s what you got
That’s what you get)

Miserablism
Is is and isn’t isn’t
Miserablism
Is is and isn’t isn’t

Meanwhile your life
Is still directed as a drama
With realism
On the sparsest of sets
Every performance
Tends to reach the same conclusion
No happy endings
But a message to depress
Saying life
Is an impossible scheme
That’s the point
Of this philosophy

Miserablism
Is is and isn’t isn’t
Miserablism
Is is and isn’t isn’t

But if ‘is’ wasn’t
And ‘isn’t’ were
You can’t be sure
But you might find ecstasy

Oh, no!

Just for the sake of it
Make sure you’re always frowning
(Angst! Angst! Angst!)
It shows the world
That you’ve got substance and depth
You know life
Is an impossible scheme
And love
An imperceptible dream

(That’s what you got
That’s what you get)

Miserablism
Is is and isn’t isn’t
Miserablism
Is is and isn’t isn’t
Miserable

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe

Miserablism lyrics © Cage Music Ltd

Being Boring (2018 Remaster)


I came across a cache of old photos
And invitations to teenage parties
“Dress in white” one said, with quotations
From someone’s wife, a famous writer
In the nineteen-twenties
When you’re young you find inspiration
In anyone who’s ever gone
And opened up a closing door
She said: “We were never feeling bored

‘Cause we were never being boring
We had too much time to find for ourselves
And we were never being boring
We dressed up and fought, then thought: “Make amends”
And we were never holding back or worried that
Time would come to an end”

When I went I left from the station
With a haversack and some trepidation
Someone said: “If you’re not careful
You’ll have nothing left and nothing to care for
In the nineteen-seventies”
But I sat back and looking forward
My shoes were high and I had scored
I’d bolted through a closing door
I would never find myself feeling bored

‘Cause we were never being boring
We had too much time to find for ourselves
And we were never being boring
We dressed up and fought, then thought: “Make amends”
And we were never holding back or worried that
Time would come to an end
We were always hoping that, looking back
You could always rely on a friend

Now I sit with different faces
In rented rooms and foreign places
All the people I was kissing
Some are here and some are missing
In the nineteen-nineties
I never dreamt that I would get to be
The creature that I always meant to be
But I thought in spite of dreams
You’d be sitting somewhere here with me

‘Cause we were never being boring
We had too much time to find for ourselves
And we were never being boring
We dressed up and fought, then thought: “Make amends”
And we were never holding back or worried that
Time would come to an end
We were always hoping that, looking back
You could always rely on a friend

And we were never being boring
We had too much time to find for ourselves
And we were never being boring
We dressed up and fought, then thought: “Make amends”
And we were never being boring
We were never being bored
‘Cause we were never being boring
We were never being bored

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Christopher Lowe / Neil Tennant

Being Boring lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

The End of the World

Pet Shop Boys

Floods of tears and doors slamming
Stamping feet across the landing
Because of your obligation
To stay home and fight
Sitting down to a composition
Test the limits of your inhibition
If the phone hasn’t rung by midnight
It’s over tonight

If someone tried, you’d realise
It’s just a boy or a girl
It’s not the end of the world

Piles of toast and broken promises
Among the books and pens and reading glasses
It seems there’s no escape from the humdrum
It’s over and done

If someone tried, you’d realise
It’s just a boy or a girl
It’s not the end of the world
If someone cried, you’d sympathise
It’s just a boy or a girl
It’s not the end of the world

At midnight in desperation
Imagine total teenage destruction

The Prophets all predicted extinction
The Virgin spoke in apparitions
And if it all came to pass now
You feel we’d all deserve it somehow

But if someone tried (you’d realise)
You’d realise (and sympathize)
It’s just a boy or a girl
It’s not the end of the world
If someone cried (you’d sympathize)
You’d sympathise (and realise)
It’s just a boy or a girl
It’s not the end of the world
It’s not the end

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Lowe / Tennant

The End of the World lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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