What a performance tonight
Should I react or turn off the light?
Looks like you're picking a fight
In a blurring of wrong and right
But how your mood changes
You're a devil, now an angel
Suddenly subtle and solemn and silent as a monk
You only tell me you love me
When you're drunk

It's better than nothing
I suppose
Some doors have opened,
Others closed
But I couldn't see you exposed
To the horrors behind some of those
Somebody said: listen
Don't you know what
You're missing? You should be kissing him
Instead of dissing him like a punk
But you only tell me you love me
When you're drunk
But you only tell me you love me
When you're drunk

All of my friends keep asking me
Why, oh why
Do you not say goodbye?
If you don't even try
You'll be sunk
?Cause you only tell me you love me
When you're drunk

What's the meaning
When you speak with so much feeling?
Is it over when you're sober?
Am I junk?
You only tell me you love me
When you're drunk
But you only tell me you love me
When you're drunk



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You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk Lyrics as written by Neil Tennant Christopher Lowe

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    General CommentI both love and hate this song.
    Lyrically & musically i love it.
    But i hate it for the way the lyrics ring true.
    :/

    I always had wondered if his lover
    only said i love you when drunk
    because he didn't really mean it
    and was just wasted
    or if he really meant it
    and was to reserved to say it when sober.
    Either way, it's a great song.
    Bilingual_Wenchon June 16, 2008   Link

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