Common lyrical themes

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#16 Post by MikeyC »

THE AIDS EPIDEMIC

It Couldn't Happen Here
Your Funny Uncle
Being Boring
Go West
(a few others I'm not thinking of at the moment)

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CroMagnon wrote:Neil in love!

Liberation
It always comes as a surprise
I wouldn't normally do this kind of thing
Pandemonium
Closer to Heaven
Heart

IRONIC PORTRAITS

Flamboyant
Twenty-something
Shameless
Single-Bilingual

UNREQUITED LOVE

For your own good
I'm not scared
You only tell me you love me when you're drunk

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leesmapman wrote:
Pod wrote:History lessons

Don Juan
My October Symphony
King of Rome
Casanova in hell
Various Potemkin tracks
The ressurectionist
Hell

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Porn

We all feel better in the dark
Je t'aime... moi non plus
Shouting in the evening

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Dog wrote: Studies of youth

Sexy Northerner
Twenty-something
Young offender
Boy strange
Bright young things

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#21 Post by Dog »

BoyStrange wrote:
Dog wrote: Studies of youth

Sexy Northerner
Twenty-something
Young offender
Boy strange
Bright young things
Yes - good additions
Woof.

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The death of someone close to the PSB

Your Funny Uncle
Being Boring
Requiem for Denim and Leopardskin
In His Imagination

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#23 Post by Native »

Dog wrote:
No Muscle Mary wrote:Wonderful topic. You could add to that:

Death

It couldn't happen here
Your funny uncle
The survivors
The biggest theme of all!

Being boring
Leaving

To step aside and Breathing space could read as metaphors for death. Or the death / end of Pet Shop Boys.

Whether intended or not, The dictator decides could be interpreted autobiographically.
Numb.

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MikeyC wrote:THE AIDS EPIDEMIC

It Couldn't Happen Here
Your Funny Uncle
Being Boring
Go West
(a few others I'm not thinking of at the moment)
Discoteca.
Dreaming of the Queen.

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Dog wrote:
CroMagnon wrote:Neil in love!

Liberation
It always comes as a surprise
I wouldn't normally do this kind of thing
Yes, definitely a few of these...

Heart
The view from your balcony
Hit and Miss.

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#26 Post by Native »

Dog wrote:
BoyStrange wrote:
Dog wrote: Studies of youth

Sexy Northerner
Twenty-something
Young offender
Boy strange
Bright young things
Yes - good additions
Paninaro?

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#27 Post by BoyStrange »

AGING

Being boring
Young offender
The ghost of myself
Casanova in hell
Invisible
Your early stuff
Fluorescent
The Pop Kids


...and possibly also

Bright young things
Vocal

(Although there are no explicit evidence in the lyrics of these two songs, I still get a feeling that the narrators are middle-aged persons wishing they were young again.)

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#28 Post by leesmapman »

Dog wrote: Fri 15 Apr 2016, 8:42 am Studies in loneliness and isolation

Invisible
One of the crowd
I made my excuses and left
I want a dog
The ghost of myself
Love is a catastrophe
Transparent?

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#29 Post by luca857 »

What an excellent idea for a thread. We should compile a complete list of songs and tag each of them appropriately.

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#30 Post by jasonjohn »

Dog wrote: Fri 15 Apr 2016, 8:42 am Suicide pacts

Fugitive
Together
I've often felt "More Than A Dream" is leaning this way:

Do you believe
Heaven is a better place?
We'll be there in a heartbeat

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