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Lyrics by: Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant
# Debut Chart
84 Jan '89 Hot 100

Lyrics

I get out of bed at half past ten Phone up a friend, who`s a party animal Turn on the news and drink some tea Maybe if you`re with me we`ll do some shopping


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One day I`ll read, or learn to drive a car If you pass the test, you can beat the rest But I don`t like to compete, or talk street, street, street I can pick up the best from the party animal I could leave you, say goodbye Or I could love you, if I try And I could And left to my own devices, I probably would Left to my own devices, I probably would Pick up a brochure about the sun Learn to ignore what the photographer saw I was always told that you should join a club Stick with the gang, if you want to belong I was a lonely boy, no strength, no joy In a world of my own at the back of the garden I didn`t want to compete, or play out on the street For in a secret life I was a round head general I could leave you, say goodbye Or I could love you, if I try And I could And left to my own devices, I probably would Left to my own devices, I probably would Oh, I would I was faced with a choice at a difficult age Would I write a book? Or should I take to the stage? But in the back of my head I heard distant feet Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat It`s not a crime when you look the way you do The way I like to picture you When I get home, it`s late at night I pour a drink and watch the fight Turn off the TV, look at a book Pick up the phone, fix some food Maybe I`ll sit up all night and day Waiting for the minute I hear you say I could leave you, say goodbye Or I could love you, if I try And I could And left to my own devices, I probably would Come on, baby, say goodbye I could love you, if I try And I could And left to my own devices, I probably would Left to my own devices, I probably would Out of bed, at half past ten The party animal phones a friend Picks up news about the sun And the working day has just begun Sticks with the gang - at the back of the street Pass the test - and you don`t compete Drive the car, if you`re with me Che Guevara`s drinking tea He reads about a new device And takes to the stage in a secret life (Uuu.....us) Left to my own devices, I probably would If I was left to my own devices, I possibly would (Uuu.....us) If I was left to my own devices, I probably would Left to my own devices, I probably would I could leave you, say goodbye Or I could love you, if I try And I could And left to my own devices, I probably would Left to my own devices, I probably would Come on, baby Left to my own devices, I probably would

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