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Can You Forgive Her? lyrics

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Pet Shop Boys – Can You Forgive Her? lyrics

(Tennant/Lowe)
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Another night with open eyes
Too late to sleep, too soon to rise
You're short of breath, is it a heart attack?
Hot and feverish you face the fact

You're in love, and it feels like shame
Because she's gone and made a fool of you in public again
You're in love, and it feels like pain
Because you know there's too much truth in everything she claims

So ask yourself now: Can you forgive her
If she wants you to?
Ask yourself: Can you even deliver
What she demands of you?

You drift into the strangest dreams
Of youthful follies and changing teams
Admit you're wrong, oh, no, not yet
Then you wake up and remember that you can't forget

She's made you some kind of laughing stock
Because you dance to disco, and you don't like rock
She'd make fun of you, and even in bed
Said she was gonna go and get herself a real man instead

So ask yourself now: Can you forgive her
If she begs you to?
Ask yourself: Can you even deliver
What she demands of you?
Or do you want revenge?
But that's childish, so childish!
(But that's childish, so childish!)

Remember when you were more easily led
Behind the cricket pavillion and the bicycle shed
Trembling as your dreams came true
You looked right into those blue eyes and knew

It was love, and now you can't pretend
You've forgotten all the promises of that first friend
It's bad enough, she knows how you feel
But she's not prepared to share you with the memory

So ask yourself now: Can you forgive her
If she begs you to?
Ask yourself: Can you even deliver
What she demands of you?
Ask yourself now: Can you forgive her
If she begs you to?
And ask yourself: Can you even deliver
What she demands of you?
Or do you want revenge?
But that's childish, so childish!



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    CanU4giveherOct 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm
    This song was inspired by a Novel written by Anthony Trollope: it talks about a girl which accused her beloved man to be still in love with a friend of his childhood, not specified if male or female: if you look for the video-clip, where , the Pet Shop Boys adopted a bizarre costume involving red coveralls and extremely tall pointy hats to underline a chidish atmosphere or the existence of a dream, you can understand Pet Shop Boys meant to be a male lover! Those themes were forbidden in Victorian era, so the writer tried to be not so direct. For me is a question: can I forgive my partner, if she wants me to, or aren't looking for revenge because she left me because she were not ready to be a woman?

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