We've been around forever
Look at us now together
Ordering drinks at the bar

Saying hello to men friends
Smiling across a friend's friends
Ordering drinks at the bar

To speak is a sin
You look first, then stare
And once in a while
A smile, if you dare

We'll stand around forever
Regardless of time or weather
Ordering drinks at the bar

Looking for love, and getting
Nothing that's worth regretting
But wondering why we travel so far

To speak is a sin
You look first, then stare
And once in a while
A smile, if you dare

To speak is a sin
You'd better beware
But once in a while
A smile, if you dare

To speak is a sin
You look first, then stare
And once in a while
A smile, if you dare

To speak is a sin
You'd better beware
And once in a while
A smile, if you dare (oh)


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To Speak Is a Sin Lyrics as written by Neil Tennant Christopher Lowe

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    I think this song describes going to a gay bar back in the day... You don't declare your intentions outright. You caught one anothers' eye and occasionally smiled. it was the ultimate flirtatious high that rarely ended in anything meaningful but the experience was hardly ever regrettable.

    wageboon August 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I don't think it refers to a gay bar "back in the day", but quite the opposite. It refers to a post-AIDS gay bar:

    "Looking for love, and getting Nothing that's worth regretting But wondering why we travel so far"

    All the rules of the gay bar had changed, and men became a lot more wary.

    BrockMartinon July 31, 2009   Link
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    I think his song is all about gays who are making love togeather but they don't declare that they are gays cos they are ashamed of being so .

    lennon-mccartneyon May 18, 2004   Link

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