Being Boring

Album: Behaviour (1990)
Charted: 20
  • I came across a cache of old photos
    And invitations to teenage parties
    "Dress in white" one said, with quotations
    From someone's wife, a famous writer
    In the nineteen-twenties
    When you're young you find inspiration
    In anyone who's ever gone
    And opened up a closing door
    She said: "We were never feeling bored

    'Cause we were never being boring
    We had too much time to find for ourselves
    And we were never being boring
    We dressed up and fought, then thought: "Make amends"
    And we were never holding back or worried that
    Time would come to an end"

    When I went I left from the station
    With a haversack and some trepidation
    Someone said: "If you're not careful
    You'll have nothing left and nothing to care for
    In the nineteen-seventies"
    But I sat back and looking forward
    My shoes were high and I had scored
    I'd bolted through a closing door
    I would never find myself feeling bored

    'Cause we were never being boring
    We had too much time to find for ourselves
    And we were never being boring
    We dressed up and fought, then thought: "Make amends"
    And we were never holding back or worried that
    Time would come to an end
    We were always hoping that, looking back
    You could always rely on a friend

    Now I sit with different faces
    In rented rooms and foreign places
    All the people I was kissing
    Some are here and some are missing
    In the nineteen-nineties
    I never dreamt that I would get to be
    The creature that I always meant to be
    But I thought in spite of dreams
    You'd be sitting somewhere here with me

    'Cause we were never being boring
    We had too much time to find for ourselves
    And we were never being boring
    We dressed up and fought, then thought: "Make amends"
    And we were never holding back or worried that
    Time would come to an end
    We were always hoping that, looking back
    You could always rely on a friend

    And we were never being boring
    We had too much time to find for ourselves
    And we were never being boring
    We dressed up and fought, then thought: "Make amends"
    And we were never being boring
    We were never being bored
    'Cause we were never being boring
    We were never being bored Writer/s: CHRISTOPHER LOWE, NEIL TENNANT
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Comments: 2

  • Martin from London, United Kingdom7" edit - even at nearly 5 minutes it feels too tight, which I think partly explains its relatively ordinary chart positions.

    The 12" extended mix is, however, a sublime piece of work. The lyrics are touching and the instrumental section in the middle lifts it way above the 7" in my books.
  • Susan from AirdrieIn my opinion,this is their best song and best video ever. I think of it as an anthem to a time in my life, long past, but which was one of the happiest times. It's funny about Neil Tennant's comments because I feel that it's a wistful song; happy yet mournful at the same time.
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