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NIGHTLIFE - lyrics

  1. For Your Own Good

  2. Closer To Heaven

  3. I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More

  4. Happiness Is An Option

  5. You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk

  6. Vampires

  7. Radiophonic

  8. The Only One

  9. Boy Strange

  10. In Denial

  11. New York City Boy

  12. Footsteps

FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

(Tennant/Lowe)

For your own good
Call me tonight
Don't you think you should
call me tonight?
Life isn't easy
so why don't you stay
with the lover you need
and not the devil you pay?
For your own good
call me tonight

For your own good
call me tonight
Don't you think I could
make a difference tonight
When you need a lover
and it's so cold outside
I could help you recover
from the pain you hide
Life isn't easy
so why don't you stay
with the lover you need
and not the devil you pay?
For your own good
call me tonight

Come on, call me

Call me tonight
I'll make you feel good
Come on, call me
Come on, call me
Call me tonight
I'll make you feel good
Want your body
Want your body

For your own good
call me tonight

CLOSER TO HEAVEN

(Tennant/Lowe)

Never been closer to heaven
Never been further away
Never been closer to heaven
Never been further away

Give me hope
Give me all your love
Tell me now
You're coming home tonight
Have some faith
In the love we share
Is it fate?
Does darkness end in light?

Never been closer to heaven
Never been further away
Never been closer to heaven
Never been further away

Where'd you go?
Did you lose your way?
Tell me now You're coming back to stay In my hopes
Paradise is real
Horoscopes
Can't forecast how we'll feel

Never been closer to heaven
Never been further away
Never been closer to heaven
Never been further away

Give me hope
Give me hope

Never been closer to heaven
Never been further away
Never been closer to heaven
Never been further away

Give me hope
Give me hope

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT BUT I CAN'T GIVE IT ANY MORE

(Tennant/Lowe)

Did you get what you want?
Do you know what it is?
Do you care?
Is he better than me?
Was it your place or his?
Who was there?
Did you think it was wrong?
Do you find that it's worse than it was?
Has it gone on too long?
Do you mind that it hurts me?
Because
You're breaking my heart

I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more
I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more
You're breaking my heart

Was it cracking the code?
or just filling in time?
Was that all?
So then why'd you go back
to the scene of the crime?
Did he call?
Shall I take further blame
or another assault of how
it was?
Then we'll get to the fact
that it's always my fault just
because
You're breaking my heart

I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more
I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more
You're breaking my heart
I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more
I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more
You're breaking my heart

Don't know what you want
Don't know what you want

HAPPINESS IS AN OPTION

(Tennant/Lowe/Clinton)

It is not easy
It is not easy

Looking from a window
at the back of a house
at the edge of a town
it's grey
like the day
when I lost it
Clouds overhead
I talked to a flower
that was almost dead
My body was a prison
why did I do it?
Someone told me not to
but I still went through it

It is not easy
but don't give up now
It is not easy
Happiness is an option

Needed somewhere to clear my head
find some strenghth
a warmer bed
Maximum love in a
minimum world
I'd never achieved it
but the I believed it
so when I lost it - how?
I'm not sure now -
it was a strange feeling
like a law repealing itself

It is not easy
But don't give up now
It is not easy
Happiness is an option
It is not easy
But don't give up now
It is not easy
Happiness is an option

I can wake up in the morning
and not believe what I see
Look in the mirror
And think if that's really me
I don't think I suit my face
It's not a catastrophe
it's more a philosophy
like the Russians
wondering why
we're born under a blue sky
but die in a dark forest

It is not easy
But don't give up now
It is not easy
Happiness is an option
It is not easy
But don't give up now
It is not easy
Happiness is an option

This is neither old nor new
It is always, forever
Somewhere between sense
and ambition
pleasure and decision
We have to make a choice
What do we want?
Everyone singing
"War, what is it good for?"
while planning the next one

I don't need to win
You don't have to loose
We can choose
Happiness is an option

It is not easy
But don't give up now
It is not easy
Happiness is an option

It is not easy
the war within us
but it gets easier
the more we learn
I don't need to win
You don't have to lose
We can choose
Happiness is an option

It is not easy
But don't give up now
It is not easy
Happiness is an option
I don't have to win
You don't have to lose
We can choose
Happiness is an option

YOU ONLY TELL ME YOU LOVE ME WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK

(Tennant/Lowe)

What a performance tonight
Should I react or turn off the light?
Looks like you're picking a fight
in a blurring of wrong and right
But how does your mood changes
You're a devil, now an angel
Suddenly subtle and solemn
and silent as a munk
You only tell me you love me when you're drunk

It's better than nothing, I suppose
some doors have opened, others closed
but I couldn't see you exposed
to the horrors behind some of those
Somebody said: listen
don't you know what you're missing?
You should b kissing him
instead of kissing him like a punk
But you only tell me you love me when you're drunk
You only tell me you love me when you're drunk

All my friends keep asking me
Why, oh, why
don't you say goodbye?
If you don't even try
you'll be sunk
'cause you only tell me you love me when you're drunk

What's the meaning
when you speak with so much feeling
Is it over when you're sober?
Is it junk?
You only tell me you love me when you're drunk
You only tell me you love me when you're drunk

VAMPIRES

(Tennant/Lowe)

Brother, it don't matter
Sister, don't worry
Say what you like
I'll do what you want me to do
You're a vampire
I'm a vampire too

Sun in the kitchen
Boy, you're still sleeping
When you get hungry
I'll do what you want me to do
You're a vampire
I'm a vampire too

Night in the city
New Orleans pretty
Do what you want
and then can I do it for you?
You're a vampire
I'm a vampire too
You're a vampire
I'm a vampire too

It's a reflex
Just a reflex
like fear for sex

Brother, it don't matter
Sister, don't worry
Say what you like
I'll do what you want me to do
You're a vampire
I'm a vampire too
You're a vampire
I'm a vampire too

Brother, it don't matter
Sister, don't worry
Brother, it don't matter
Sister, don't worry

RADIOPHONIC

(Tennant/Lowe)

In the air
In the air

The night was long
Now the crowd has gone
there's sunlight on my bed
Feels like a radiophonic workshop's beaming straight into my head
It could make you weep
I can't get to sleep
There's ringing in my ears
like a radiophonic workshop orchestrating all my fears

Radiophonic
I think I'm in love
Radiophonic
I think I'm in love

Think I'm in love

Radiophonic
I think I'm in love
Radiophonic
I think I'm in love

In the air
In the air

THE ONLY ONE

(Tennant/Lowe)

The only one

I think of you
and wonder who
you are and what's you're line
I wonder if
there's someone else
or if it's true that I'm
the only one
in your life
I only worry
for your own sake
I don't know much about
the deals you make
There's so much you hide from me
The mystery:
am I the only one?
The only one

(The only one
The only one
The only one)

I don't know you
You don't know me
I wonder what we share
It's just that now
and then you smile
and suddenly I know you care
and I'm the ony one for a while
Though you've many reasons
to tell me a lie
I can't help believing
That I should be
for you and you for me
the only one

(The only one
Only one)

As enigmatic
as you can be
I'm not suspicious naturally
There's so much you hide from me
The mystery:
am I the only one in your life?

Though you've many reasons
to tell me a lie
I can't help believing
That I should be
for you and you for me
the only one

BOY STRANGE

(Tennant/Lowe)

See Boy Strange on the horizon of love
He's calling to you
What do you say?

See Boy Strange as an example of youth
so close to the truth
but still far away

An he's such a strange boy
will he make a good exchange
for the one before a closed door
that you left behind?

When you realise
that this boy
is strange
it's too late to change
your point of view

He's often there
when the sun meets the sky
with a perfect alibi
unlike you

And he's such a strange boy
D'you think he'll make a good exchange
for the one before a closed door
that you left behind?

A talk of common sense is a complete waste of time
His looks is a crime
bound to commit

In the eyes of the world
he's a borderline fool
both naive and cruel
Why would you inflict
him on you?

IN DENIAL

(Tennant/Lowe)

Father (Neil Tennant):
In Denial, no
my life's a trial
I'm not denying
that every little bit hurts
it's a problem
that I'm not solving
Don't mind admitting
I feel like quitting this job
For a while, getting away
before it gets any worse today.

Daughter (Kylie Minogue):
You're in denial
and that is final
You're not admitting
you should be quitting
All these Queens and fairies
and muscle Mary's
the rough trade boyfriend
who in his pathetic own way
denies he's gay
Why can't he see
This is a fantasy world

Father (Neil Tennant):
I think I'm going mad
How'd you know if you're going mad?

Daughter (Kylie Minogue):
Look at me I'm lonely

Father (Neil Tennant):
Look at me I'm sad
I'm not denying
I could be trying
a little harder
to deal with some of this stuff

Daughter (Kylie Minogue):
Know what I'm thinking?
Less drugs and drinking
No cigarettes, and you'll feel
a little less rough

Father (Neil Tennant):
Is that enough?
My life is absurd
I'm living it upside down
like a vampire working at night, sleeping all day
A dad with a girl who knows he's gay

Both:
Can you love me anyway?

NEW YORK CITY BOY

(Tennant/Lowe/Morales)

New York City boy
you’ll never have a bored day
'cause you're a New York City boy
where Seventh Avenue meets Broadway

When you're a boy
some days are tough
lying on your bed
playing punk rock and stuff
Home is a boot camp
you gotta escape
Wanna go and wander
in the ticker tape
You feel the deal is real
You're a New York City boy
So young, so run
into New York City

New York City boy
you’ll never have a bored day
'cause you're a New York City boy
where Seventh Avenue meets Broadway

The street is amazing
the hoochies unreal
Check out all the hardware
at the latest deal
Hear a song
that’s the bomb!
If you don’t get that mix
it’s gone eighty-six
You feel the deal is real
you're in New York City

New York City boy
You’ll never have a bored day
'Cause you're a New York City boy
where Seventh Avenue meets Broadway

New York City boy
This is your reward day
'Cause you're a New York City boy
Where Seventh Avenue meets Broadway

Then as the evening falls
You can return it’s calls

You feel the deal is real
You're a New York City boy
So young, so run
into New York City

New York City boy (New York City)
You’ll never have a bored day
'Cause you're a New York City boy
Where Seventh Avenue
meets Broadway
New York City boy
this is your reward day
'Cause you're a New York City boy
Where Seventh Avenue meets Broadway

New York City boy
You’ll never have a bored day
'Cause you're a New York City boy
Where Seventh Avenue meets Broadway
(You’ll never have a bored day, New York City)
New York City boy
this is your reward day
(You’ll never have a bored day, New York City)
'Cause your a New York City boy
Where Seventh Avenue meets Broadway

FOOTSTEPS

(Tennant/Lowe)

Footsteps in the dark
Only love will break your heart
Footsteps, footsteps

Whenever trouble comes around
or lonely nights lead underground
and far in the dark
abandoned cars suddenly start up an anxious sound
As long as I hear you footsteps
in the dark
that's all I need

Footsteps in the dark
Only love will break your heart
Footsteps, footsteps

When loneliness induces fear
like waves against a ramshackle pier
When thunder and rain scar the windowpane once again
I want you near
As long as I hear your footsteps
in the dark
that's all I need

I'm longing to see you
I want you, I need you
Like a child who feels afraid
of the dark at night
hoping to hear a gentle touch turning on a welcome light
As long as I hear your
footsteps
in the dark
that's all I need
As long as I hear your
footsteps
in the dark
that's all I need

Footsteps in the dark
Only love will break your heart
Footsteps, footsteps
Footsteps in the dark
Only love will break your heart
Footsteps, footsteps


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