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40 Pieces Of Wisdom From Pet Shop Boys Lyrics

With a musical partnership so strong it's now in its fourth decade, it's fair to say the Pet Shop Boys have a philosophy (or 40) amongst their back catologue.

Just remember: no-one does an eloquent literary quip quite like Neil Tennant.

Here are 40 pieces of advice, courtesy of the Pet Shop Boys, that you could live your life by.

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  • 40 Pieces Of Wisdom From Pet Shop Boys Lyrics

    Love Comes Quickly

    "Love comes quickly, whatever you do. You can't stop falling."

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    Violence

    "Violence, violence, violence breeds violence."

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    Why Don’t We Live Together?

    "There comes a time in everyone's life, when all of the parties every night, they're not enough. You want something more."

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    This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave

    "Living a law just short of delusion. When we fall in love there's confusion."

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    I Want a Dog

    "Oh, you can get lonely, and a cat's no help with that."

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    Dreaming of the Queen

    "So there are no more lovers left alive, and that's why love has died."

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    Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)

    "Oh, there's a lot of opportunities, if you know when to take them, you know?"

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    I'm With Stupid

    "Power can give a man much more than anybody knows."

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    Se A Vida E

    "Come outside and see a brand new day, the troubles in your mind will blow away. It's easy to believe they're here to stay, but you won't find them standing in your way."

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    To Speak Is A Sin

    "To speak is a sin. You look first, then stare. And once in a while, a smile, if you dare."

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    Leaving

    "Our love is dead, but the dead don't go away, they made us what we are, they're with us every day."

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    Shopping

    "Our gain is your loss, that's the price you pay. I heard it in the House of Commons: everything's for sale."

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    Paninaro

    "I don't like Country & Western. I don't like rock music. I don't like, I don't like Rockabilly - Rock'n'roll in particular. I don't like much, really, do I? But what I do like, I love passionately"

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    Decadence

    "For decadence is fatal, it's the beginning of the end."

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    Metamorphosis

    "Dreaming is easy, life is tough."

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    Up Against It

    "The higher you fly, the further you fall."

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    Rent

    "Words mean so little, and money less, when you're lying next to me."

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    Go West

    "Go West - life is peaceful there."

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    New York City Boy

    "When you're a boy, some days are tough."

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    It's Alright

    "Generations will come and go, but there's one thing for sure, music is our life's foundation, And shall succeed all the nations to come."

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    Footsteps

    "Footsteps in the dark, only love will break your heart."

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    Here

    "We all make a mess of our lives from time to time, it's part of the process that you stumble as you climb."

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    You Choose

    "Learn the lesson, take the blows. You didn't fall in love by chance, you chose."

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    The Sodom And Gomorrah Show

    "You've got to love, to learn to live."

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    Twentieth Century

    "Sometimes the solution is worse than the problem. Let's stay together."

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    Integral

    "If you've done nothing wrong, you've got nothing to fear. If you've something to hide, you shouldn't even be here."

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    Love Is a Bourgeois Construct

    "It's absolutely clear to me, that love is a bourgeois construct, just like they said at university."

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    Fugitive

    "It's always a new day in heaven, there's always a new way to heaven."

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    Love etc.

    "Boy, it's tough getting on in the world. When the sun doesn't shine and a boy needs a girl."

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    Beautiful People

    "Buy the latest magazine and aspire to the dream, perfect home and perfect kids, not a life lived on the skids."

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    Did You See Me Coming?

    "You don't have to be in Who's Who to know what's what. You don't have to be a high flier to catch your flight."

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    Legacy

    "That's it, the end, but you'll get over it, my friend."

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    Hold On

    "Hold on, hold on. There's got to be a future, or the world will end today."

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    With a Face Like That

    "With a face like that, you could land on the moon."

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    Metamorphosis

    "When you start to feel increasingly forlorner - woomph - love comes right around the corner."

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    Fluorescent

    "Life's a gamble, throwing the dice. Every scandal, has its price."

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    I'm Not Scared

    "If I was you, if I was you, I wouldn't treat me the way you do."

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    Only The Wind

    "It's only the wind blowing litter all around, just a little wind and the trees are falling down. There's nobody crying - that was yesterday - inside we're all smiling, everything's okay."

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    More Than a Dream

    "I believe we can change, we can make it more than a dream. And I believe we can change, it's not as strange as it might seem."

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    It Doesn't Often Snow At Christmas

    "It doesn't often snow at Christmas, the way it's meant to do. But I'll still have a glow at Christmas, because I'll be with you."