Sometimes watch you walk the street at midnight
Sometimes I can feel you in the air
Looking good
Knew you would
All the time I understood


Hey, you're such a pretty boy,
Hey, you're such a pretty boy,
Hey, you're such a pretty boy,
You're so pretty


Everybody seems to look your way now
(Everybody seems to look your way)
Everybody wants to know your name
(Hey, hey, what's your name)
Feeling right
Just tonight
Hear them say you're out of sight


All the boys we got to get together
All the boys together we can stand
We can go
Never know
All the things we need to show


Hey you're such a pretty boy (you're so pretty)
Hey you're such a pretty boy (you're so pretty)
Hey you're such a pretty boy
You're so pretty (p-r-e, double-t-y)




By Fistan Majere


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  • +1
    General Comment

    I LOVE This song. :D It makes me so happy... DM wasn't really DM when Vince Clarke was there. They were like a whole nother band. But I still think this song is a masterpeice. It's just fun!

    mopo976on July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    I'm still laughing at what you said miraeja, that it's the gayest song ever written...as a matter of fact I couldn't imagine a gayest song than this... imagine how embarassed dave must've been when he had to sing this.....! it's really a fun song though, it's synth pop at its best, vince clarke is really the greatest synth pop composer!

    andre20blon August 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    I just don't get why they went so far with it. These lyrics are so stupid and it's obvious they were trying to catch gay fans. There's NOTHING subtle or metaphorical on the entire song. No poetry at all... bad bad lyrics.

    blynxon February 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Lol, wow...

    As much as I love DM, with all my heart I do...god, what an awful song. They themselves hate this song, lol. Thank god Martin didn't write this...

    LuvMartinGoreon June 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion

    I think everyone is crazy and this is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, Depeche Mode song.

    donald1101on May 03, 2022   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think this song is about someone who is so conceited they think they are such a pretty boy. I think we all know someone like that who thinks their shit don't stink. I am a huge DM fan but this is definately not even close to one of my favorites.

    cheren28on March 18, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    Blynx said "I just don't get why they went so far with it. These lyrics are so stupid and it's obvious they were trying to catch gay fans. There's NOTHING subtle or metaphorical on the entire song. No poetry at all... bad bad lyrics."

    Well, yeah, that's how Vince Clark wrote... his words were merely random phrases scribbled on a page, in most cases. He's openly admitted this! But you figure his method yielded a few good songs at least... I have to agree with all of you though that this track is probably one of the most gay, random and un-lyrical songs ever! But it still makes me smile when I hear it!

    Hellexiseon July 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    Musixex said "Yeah Luv, yer right, they do hate this shit, not only that, but when asked what they're worst song is they spit out "what's your name" before the questions even finished. It make sence what you said tho, that Martin didn't help wright this, for the longest time I just thought they all outgrew being gay......I mean look at the way those boys dressed, especially Martin. So many times they would sing a love song and then say the word "she" in reference to the object of effection and I'd be thinking "uh.......she? .....you sure? But I guess those guys got married"

    Yeah, they're all straight! Martin and Dave have kids for sure, and Dave is on wife 3 I think? You also need to sit back and look at their style considering the times and the venues they were playing.

    Hellexiseon July 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    MY GOD THIS SONG IS WORSE THAN CRACK! It's terrible, it's killing me, but I can't stop listening to it.

    alinecoon February 15, 2015   Link
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    General Comment

    The song isn't gay at ALL. Calling someone a Pretty Boy in the 80s wasn't a form of visual admiration. By definition Pretty Boy means "a foppish or effeminate man." It's a comment on how gay, effeminate, and or shallow the subject is. The song is kind of making fun of a this guy who is maybe new in the crowd and everyone wants to know about him because he's so different. Not a gay song. DM forever! fist up

    diegouseron May 10, 2016   Link

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