Friday, March 27, 2009

You don't have to be Beautiful ... but it helps.

I got a copy of the new PetShopBoys single about 5 days ago, and already it's the most played track on my iTouch. (Beating out another 1374 other songs.) Just this morning I listened to it 8 times on my way to work.

THIS is PetShopBoys I missed for the past couple of years. This is their classic early sound that I am addicted to. I could drown in it.

Fantastic sound, melody, beat, and lyrics. Catchy catchy catchy.

If you've not heard it (or seen the video... another masterpiece) here it is...


Love Etc

You need more you need more you need more you need more
You need more you need more you need more you need more
You need more

Boy it's tough getting on in the world
When the sun doesn't shine and a boy needs a girl
It's about getting out of a rut, you need luck
But you're stuck and you don't know how, oh

(don't have to be) a big bucks hollywood star
(don't have to drive) a super car to get far
(don't have to live) a life of power and wealth
(don't have to be) beautiful but it helps
(don't have to buy) a house in beverly hills
(don't have to have) your daddy paying the bills
(don't have to live) a life of power and wealth
(don't have to be) beautiful but it helps

You need more
Than a big blank check to be a lover, or
A gulfstream jet to fly you door to door
Somewhere chic on another shore

You need more you need more you need more
You need more you need more you need more
You need love
You need love
You need love

Too much of anything
Is never enough
Too much of everything
Is never enough

Boy it's tough getting on in the world
When the sun doesn't shine and a boy needs a girl
It's about getting out of a rut, you need luck
But you're stuck and you don't know how, oh

(don't have to be) a big bucks hollywood star
(don't have to drive) a super car to get far
(don't have to wear) a smile much colder than ice
(don't have to be) beautiful but it's nice

You need more
Than the gerhard richter hangin' on your wall
A chauffeur-driven limousine on call
To drive your wife and lover to a white tie ball

You need more you need more you need more
You need more you need more you need more
You need love

I believe that we can achieve
The love that we need
I believe, call me naïve
Love is for free

(don't have to be) a big bucks hollywood star
(don't have to drive) a super car to get far
(don't have to live) a life of power and wealth
(don't have to be) beautiful but it helps
Beautiful but it helps
Beautiful but it helps

10 comments:

XUP said...

Meh - I seem to remember them as a tad edgier. Or maybe I've just gotten jaded

Newsguy Bob said...

It IS good, very reminiscent of classic Pet Shop Boys, but I also have to agree with XUP.

"It has a good beat and a catchy tune, Dick, so I'll give it a 64." -- If you're too young to get this reference, shut up, ya young whippersnapper.

Misster Kitty said...

Geeze! And I thought I was a bitter old grump. Tine for you two to have a geritol smoothie and go to bed!

Leonard said...

LOL, well I like it, I think it's "edgy" enough to bring them back in to mainstream and the video was awesome! Listen to West End Girls now, yes it was edgy...for THAT time...we 80's people have to take what we can from the old school bands. ;) peace, ew did I say bands? I meant artists!

xup said...

I'm game for the geritol smoothie, but I'm not going to bed with Bob

Newsguy Bob said...

Put some vodka in that smoothie, and I'm in.
As for XUP not going to bed with me: The feeling's mutual.

XUP said...

Nothing personal Bob. I just won't be dictated to by Kitty.

XUP said...

The fact that we seem to be agreeing on something for once is frightening enough

Kevin said...

i gots a link for the whole thing. want?

Misster Kitty said...

Does the Pope love frilly white dresses?! Hell yea I want! :-)