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Album "Bilingual"

  Production Credits
All song published by cage Music Ltd/EMI 10 Music Ltd except 'Se a vida (that's the way life is)' published by CAge Music Ltd/Emi 10 ltd/Warner Chappell Music Edicoes Musicais Ltda.
Recorded at Bunk Junk & Genius (assistants: Claire Tomkinson an Andrew Green), Sarm West and Sarm Hook End (assistant: Tom Elmhirst). Axis (New York), Bass Hit (New York). The State House if Broadcasting and Sound Recording (Moscow).
Pet Shop Boys managed
Pet Shop Boys managed by Jill Wall / Pet Shop Boys Partnership, assisted by Gabrielle Webb
Pet Shop Boys represented in North America by Arma Andon / PURE, assisted by Chris Luongo.
Sleeve: Mark Farrow/PSB
Photography: Chris Heath and Jose Cea.

Listado de Canciones :

  1. Discoteca
  2. Single
  3. Metamorphosis
  4. Electricity
  5. Se A Vida E
  6. It Always Comes As A Surprise
  7. A Red Letter Day
  8. Up Against It
  9. The Survivors
  10. Before
  11. To Step Aside
  12. Saturday Night Forever
1. DISCOTECA (Tennant/Lowe)
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     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?

I don't speak the language
I can't understand a 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 am 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?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?

     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?

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

(disco disco disco disco)
(disco disco disco disco disco-teca)
(disco disco disco disco)
(disco disco disco disco disco-teca)

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?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?

     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?
     Hay una discoteca por acqui?

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

2. SINGLE (Tennant/Lowe)
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     I'm single bilingual
     Single bilingual

They call this a community, I like to think of it as home
Arriving at the airport I am going 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

(Hey)
(Hey)

In Brussels, Bonn and 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?
Hay una discoteca por acqui?
Hay una discoteca por acqui?
Hay una discoteca por acqui?
Hay una discoteca por acqui?
Hay una discoteca por acqui?
Hay una discoteca por acqui?
Hay una discoteca por acqui?

Hay una discoteca por acqui?
Hay una discoteca por acqui?
Hay una discoteca por acqui?
Hay una discoteca por acqui?

3. METAMORPHOSIS (Tennant/Lowe)
----------------
(Me-ta-mor-pho-sis)
(Me-ta-mor-pho-sis)
(Me-ta-mor-pho-sis)
(Me-ta-mor-pho-sis)

(I-I-I-I-I-I, I wanna know, yeah)
(I-I-I-I-I-I, I wanna know)

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 me happy to 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-I-I-I-I-I, I wanna know, yeah)
(I-I-I-I-I-I, I wanna know)

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

(Why, why, why, I wanna know)

     (You grow up and experience this)
     (A total metaporphosis)
     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 begin 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 virge
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 the 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
And nothing else mattered, this was enough
Questions were answered which used to perplex
In particular those about the big s.e.x.

(I-I, I wanna know, yeah (sex))
(I wanna know (sex))
(I wanna know, yeah)
(Tell me what's the reason (sex))
(Tell me what's the reason)

     (You grow up and experience this)
     (A total metaporphosis)
     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-I, I wanna know, yeah)
(I wanna know)
It's all about love, it's a metamorphosis

     (You grow up and experience this)
     (A total metaporphosis)
     It's all about change, it's a metamorphosis

(I-I, I wanna know, yeah)
(I wanna know)
(I wanna know, yeah)
(I wanna know)
It's all about change, it's a metamorphosis
(I-I-I-I-I-I, I wanna know, yeah)
(I wanna know)
It's all about love it's a metamorphosis
(Me-ta-mor-pho-sis)
(Me-ta-mor-pho-sis)

(Me-ta-mor-pho-sis)

4. ELECTRICITY (Tennant/Lowe)
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(What does it mean?)
(What are you doing in San Francisco?)

(Get out of here and take this case with you)

(What does it mean?)
(What are you doing in San Francisco?)

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

(What does it mean?)

     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

(What does it mean?)
(What does it mean?)
(What does it mean?)
(What does it mean?)
(What does it mean?)
(What does it mean?)
(What does it mean?)
(What does it mean?)

     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 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

(What does it mean?)
(What does it mean?)
(What does it mean?)
(What does it mean?)

     Disco-Tex and the Sexelettes
     Disco-Tex and the Sexelettes

     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 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

5. SE A VIDA E (Tennant/Lowe)
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(Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
(Aah-aah-aah-aah)

Come outside and see a brand new day
The troubles in your mind will blow away
It's easy to believe they're here to stay
But you won't find them standing in your way

     Se a vida e‚, I love you (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
     Come outside and feel the morning sun (Aah-aah-aah-aah)
     Se a vida e‚, I love you (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
     Life is much more simple when you're young (Aah-aah-aah-aah)
     Come on, essa vida e‚
     That's the way life is
     That's the way life is

Although we see the world through different eyes
We share the same idea of paradise
So don't search in the starts for signs of love
Look around your life, you'll find enough

     Se a vida e‚, I love you (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
     Come outside and feel the morning sun (Aah-aah-aah-aah)
     Se a vida e‚, I love you (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
     Life is much more simple when you're young (Aah-aah-aah-aah)
     Come on, essa vida e‚
     That's the way life is
     That's the way life is

Why do you want to sit alone in gothic gloom
Surrounded by the ghosts of love that haunt your room?
Somewhere there's a different door to open wide
You gotta throw those skeletons out of your closet and come outside

So you will see a brand new day
The troubles in your mind will blow away
It's easy to believe they're here to stay
But you won't find them standing in your way

     Se a vida e‚, I love you (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
     Come outside and feel the morning sun (Aah-aah-aah-aah)
     Se a vida e‚, I love you (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
     Life is much more simple when you're young (Aah-aah-aah-aah)
     Come on, essa vida e‚
     That's the way life is
     That's the way life is
     Come on, essa vida e‚
     That's the way life is
     That's the way life is
     Se a vida e‚, I love you (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
     Come outside and feel the morning sun (Aah-aah-aah-aah)
     Se a vida e‚, I love you (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
     Life is much more simple when you're young (Aah-aah-aah-aah)
     Se a vida e‚

6. 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 affected me the way you do (you do)
You do (you do)

I'll tell no lies, I won't pretend
But if you've got 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 true

7. A RED LETTER DAY (Tennant/Lowe)
-------------------
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 today

8. UP AGAINST IT (Tennant/Lowe)
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News in this 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
Synchronize your watches
There's still time to kill

     Up against it (Come up against it, ooh)
     Drinking this swill to sweeten the pill
     Up against it (Come up against it, ooh)
     The more that it hurts, the less that it works

Wrapped 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 (Come up against it, ooh)
     Buried so deep it gives me the creeps

     Up against it (Come up against it, ooh)
     The longer you hate, the more that it grates
     Up against it (Come up against it, ooh)
     Look left, then right, so run for your life

(Come up against it now)
(Really come up against it, ooh) (Ooh ooh ooh)
(Come up against it now)
(Really come up against it, ooh) (Ooh ooooh)
(Come up against it now)
(Really come up against it, ooh) (Ooh ooh ooh)
(Come up against it now)
(Really come up against it, ooh) (Ooh ooooh)
(Come up against it now)
(Really come up against it, ooh) (Oooooh)
(Come up against it now)
(Really come up against it, ooh)
(Ooh ooh ooh)

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

(Oooh - oooh - oooh - oooh - oooh ...)

9. THE SURVIVORS (Tennant/Lowe)
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(Aaah - Aaah)

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

(Oooh, aaah)

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, (If life is worth living)
     It's got to be run (It's got to be run)
     As a means of giving, (As a means of giving)
     Not as a race (race) to be won (not to be won)
     Many roads will run through many lives
     But somehow we'll arrive

(Oooh, aaah, aaah)

     Many roads will run through many lives
     But somewhere we'll survive

10. 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 (Before Before Before)
It's happened before (Before 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 (Before Before Before)
It's happened before (Before Before)

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

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

It's happened before (Before Before Before)
It's happened before (Before Before)

11. 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 queueing 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 cried

12. 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

     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (Saturday night) Saturday night)
     Forever forever
     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (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

     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (Saturday night) Saturday night)
     Forever forever
     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (Saturday night) Saturday night)
     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (Saturday night) Saturday night)
     Forever forever
     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (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

     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (Saturday night) Saturday night)
     Forever forever
     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (Saturday night) Saturday night)
     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (Saturday night) Saturday night)
     Forever forever
     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (Saturday night) Saturday night)

     Forever forever
     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (Saturday night) Saturday night)
     Forever forever
     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (Saturday night) Saturday night)
     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (Saturday night) Saturday night)
     Forever forever
     (Oooh)
     Forever forever
     (Saturday night (Saturday night) Saturday night)