Common lyrical themes

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#31 Post by telys »

BoyStrange wrote: Wed 16 Aug 2017, 11:09 pm 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.)
Gin and Jag, possibly one of the best songs about ageing...
Leaving
The Dictator Decides
Building a wall (It was a free country....)
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MikeyC wrote: Sat 16 Apr 2016, 3:00 am 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)
Hit Music.

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JJ Naas wrote: Sun 17 Apr 2016, 10:48 am The death of someone close to the PSB

Your Funny Uncle
Being Boring
Requiem for Denim and Leopardskin
In His Imagination
Also Postscript. Who’s In His Imagination about?

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Pets - I want a dog
Shops - Shopping
Boys - Music for boys
you could say conventional ... and I could claim intentional

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BoyStrange wrote: Wed 16 Aug 2017, 11:09 pm 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.)
The Samurai in autumn
What's for supper?

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#36 Post by leesmapman »

Escape
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Two divided by zero
Into thin air

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rashomon wrote: Thu 17 Aug 2017, 10:05 pm Pets - I want a dog
Shops - Shopping
Boys - Music for boys
Well Shopping has nothing to do with shop. It's a protest song.
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Politics

Integral
Shopping
I'm with Stupid
We're All Criminals Now

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Dog wrote: Fri 15 Apr 2016, 8:42 am Escape to utopia

Go West
Somewhere
New York City boy
In his imagination
Dreamland

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
I don't wanna

Compelling people

A certain 'Je ne sais quoi'
A face like that
Undertow
Miracles
Will-o-the-wisp
Woof.

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The commodification of life

Shopping
Get it online
On social media
It doesn't often snow at Christmas
Woof.

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#41 Post by It can be two things »

The price - and the cost - of love

... pretty much all of them

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#42 Post by JJ Naas »

Crime:

A Man Could Get Arrested
Oportunities
Violence
Young Offender
London
Intergral
The Resurrectionist
Odd Man Out

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#43 Post by itsadog »

Not so much a lyrical theme, but this thread got me thinking about dogs in PSB songs, did I miss any?:

Dogs:

I want a dog
Suburbia
I'm not scared
It's a dog (this is a a future song, inspired by my username).

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itsadog wrote: Thu 01 Oct 2020, 11:17 am dogs in PSB songs, did I miss any?:
Miracles
We're the Pet Shop Boys (mentioning I want a dog)
Burning the heather
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itsadog wrote: Thu 01 Oct 2020, 11:17 am Not so much a lyrical theme, but this thread got me thinking about dogs in PSB songs, did I miss any?:

Dogs:

I want a dog
Suburbia
I'm not scared
It's a dog (this is a a future song, inspired by my username).
From my Lyrics search engine:

Transfer (Visionaire mix)
want a little country house/a dog and a car/Giving...

The calm before the storm
Dragonflies skim the swimming pool / The dog...

Girls don’t cry
is a dog-eared polaroid / a picture of a girl with her arm

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