left to my own devices lyrics – pet shop boys

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

one day i’ll read, or learn to drive a car
if you p*ss 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

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 de’bussy 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
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

/ pet shop boys lyrics