"Ever Fallen In Love With Someone (you Shouldn't've Fallen In Love With)?" as written by and Pete Shelley....
You spurn my natural emotions
You make me feel I'm dirt and I'm hurt
And if I start a commotion
I run the risk of losing you and that's worse

Ever fallen in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
You shouldn't have fallen in love with?

I can't see much of a future
Unless we find out what's to blame, what a shame
And we won't be together much longer
Unless we realize that we are the same

Ever fallen in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
You shouldn't have fallen in love with

You disturb my natural emotions
You make me feel I'm dirt and I'm hurt
And if I start a commotion
I'll only end up losing you and that's worse

Ever fallen in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
You shouldn't have fallen in love with?

Ever fallen in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
You shouldn't have fallen in love with?

Ever fallen in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
Ever fallen in love, in love with someone
You shouldn't have fallen in love with?

Fallen in love with
Ever fallen in love with someone
You shouldn't have fallen in love with?


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"Ever Fallen In Love" as written by Pete Shelley

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  • +4
    General CommentPeople are just stupid.
    This is the best lost love song ever. Atleast i think so, it just says so plainly what we all feel. ever fallen in love with someoen you shouldn't have fallen in lvoe with? The lyrics may be simple but everyone can relate in some way. Even those whom have never been in a relationship. It could respresent love from afar. The music and the lyrics just go so well together.
    HarlequinStarson August 28, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI don't agree with the poster who suggested this was about religious divide in Ireland, but I guess the lyrics are generic enough for you to interpret however you want.

    This song is really about an unrequited homosexual attraction that you try and deny to yourself until it consumes you. A love for someone which you knew if confessed would destroy that friendship, and the rejection would destroy you with it; a rejection that you rehearse a hundred times in your mind, each time feeling it reduce you to the "dirt" of the opening lyrics. The fear of "causing commotion" and losing his love altogether is enough to keep him in-the-closet regarding his feelings, and through that fear the song is infused with guilt, angst, shame, claustrophobia, introspection, confession, loneliness.

    Don't let its simplicity fool you - this is a *powerful* emotional song that should reduce you to tears.
    wool.in.silveron September 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI didn't think this song was about sexual ambiguity although I can see how someone might have that view of the song
    north of Ireland vs south of Ireland
    I always thought it was about the religious divide in Ireland. a real Romeo and Juliet sort of situation because he's in love with a girl on the other side, enemy religious views but in love with her non-the-less. He's simply fallen in love with soemone of the other religious view,

    "You make me feel like dirt" : because of his religion
    "I can't see much of a future
    Unless we find out what's to blame" : Which is the right religious view?
    "And we won't be together much longer
    Unless we realize that we are the same" : Even though they love each other, their religion gets in the way, they both think they're right and it effects how they see each other
    Jenezzyon February 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenteveryone has fallen in love with someone they shouldn't have, for whatever reason, and they're always the one you remember and have the biggest impact on your life.
    the sweetest girlon April 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYea. Definitely did the whoopsILoveYouEvenThoughYou'reAFuckingPoseur.
    AmoebaCheebaon May 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthasn't everyone? the guy it happened with sang this into my ear into a club, and i smiled, as if it was a jolly joke. but it wasn't. my heart is still pretty aching for him, but i'll never properly have him...it's sad, but a common occurence.

    i can especially relate to these lines:

    "You disturb my natural emotions
    You make me feel like dirt
    And I'm hurt
    And if I start a commotion
    I'll only end up losing you
    And that's worse"
    missmeon October 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm definitely not buying the whole religious divide in Ireland thing. No way. I do agree that it's related to homosexuality, being in the closet and so on. Of course, it may well be just a song about loving someone you really shouldn't.
    Lyndsay1984on January 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh, i think we've all fallen in love with someone we shouldn't have fell in love with. stupid me.. *sigh*
    AAA misfits Baeon July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinstant_karma:

    Because 99 of those interpretations are wrong.
    NinjaVitison October 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat an amazing song.i'm sure everyone has felt like this at some time in their lives.
    theskagodon April 04, 2003   Link

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