"The Night I Fell In Love" as written by Neil Tennant and Christopher Lowe....
I was backstage
Couldn't believe my luck was in
I saw him approach
Wearing a most approachable grin
When he said hello
I was surprised he spoke so politely
I said I'd liked his show
Well he just smiled
I guess it happens nightly
And so
I fell in love

We went to his room
He had a video camera
I was so nervous
I had to try hard not to stammer
He said
'I'm glad you liked the show
That crowd was dope out there tonight, alright
You want to see some more?
Well be my guest
You can have a private performance'
I'd fallen in love

I didn't ask why
Though he seemed like such a regular guy
He said we could be
Secret lovers
Just him and me
Then he joked
'Hey, man!
Your name isn't Stan, is it?
We should be together!'
And he was passionate
I guess I would rate
Him a nine out of ten
By then
I'd fallen in love

When I asked
Why have I heard so much
About him being charged
With homophobia and stuff
He just shrugged

Next morning we woke
He couldn't have been a nicer bloke
Over breakfast made jokes
About Dre and his homies and folks
Neither of us asked if or when
We would see each other again
But I thought that was cool
'cause I was already late for school
By then
I'd fallen in love


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"The Night I Fell in Love" as written by Neil Tennant Christopher Lowe

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    General CommentThis song is about homosexual love with Eminem... what a great song :-)
    llama37on May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentInteresting...
    Linogeon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTry this interview with Chris and Neil. This song trips me out. petshopboys.co.uk/mediaroom/…
    Mode000on June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHehehe. I am all about homosexual English artists sleeping with "ganst-uhs" who always sing about the same shit and make stupid movies and take themselves more seriously than the Pope and President combined! Well done Pet Shop Boys, I only wish I could have been a june bug on the wall and seen 'ol Shady's face when he heard the song.
    Czar Peteron April 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHa, I love this song, but how do you guys know it's about Eminem?..
    And the link didn't work for me.
    FireAtTheDiscoon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's kind of obvious that it is about Eminem because of the reference to homophobia and the Dre part. Ha, it's awesome
    gnoxyzon August 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDon't forget about the reference to "Stan" by Eminem.
    "'Hey, man!
    Your name isn't Stan, is it?
    We should be together!'"

    Maybe he got the wrong impression from Eminem and Elton?
    valeinion September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti first heard this song a few days ago and yeah, it's very fucking obvious he's talkin about Eminem haha...but i still love the song.
    astrochik41on December 30, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationWow not only are the Pet Shops marginally talented, they're also pseudo-intellectual simpletons. Or maybe they're just culturally ignorant and didn't understand Em's words. I dunno. The point is they took a line about an insane person "we should be together" and misinterpreted it as homophobia instead of being freaked out by a person who is obviously trying to symbolically become one with the object of his idol worship.

    The West End girls have always made annoying, repetive and silly music but this was a new low and a sad attempt to reclaim their late Eighties fame. Em didn't even dignify it with a comeback song.
    thescribecnon August 03, 2009   Link

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