What Have I Done To Deserve This?

Album: Actually (1987)
Charted: 2 2
  • You always wanted a lover
    I only wanted a job
    I've always worked for my living
    How am I gonna get through?
    How am I gonna get through?

    I come here looking for money
    Got to have it
    And end up living with love, oh, oh
    Now you left me with nothing
    Can't take it
    How am I gonna get through?
    How am I gonna get through?

    I bought you drinks, I brought you flowers
    I read you books and talked for hours
    Every day, so many drinks
    Such pretty flowers, so tell me
    What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?
    What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?
    What have I, what have I, what have I

    Since you went away I've been hanging around
    I've been wondering why I'm feeling down
    You went away, it should make me feel better
    But I don't know, oh
    How I'm gonna get through (what have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?)
    How I'm gonna get through (what have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?)

    You always wanted me to be something I wasn't
    You always wanted too much, oh, oh
    Now I can do what I want to, forever
    How am I gonna get through?
    How am I gonna get through?

    At night, the people come and go
    They talk too fast, and walk too slow
    Chasing time from hour to hour
    I pour the drinks and crush the flowers
    What have I, what have I done to deserve this?
    What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?
    What have I, what have I, what have I

    Since you went away I've been hanging around
    I've been wondering why I'm feeling down
    You went away, it should make me feel better
    But I don't know, oh
    How I'm gonna get through, baby (what have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?)
    How I'm gonna get through, baby (what have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?)
    How I'm gonna get through, baby (what have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?)
    How I'm gonna get through, baby (what have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?)
    How I'm gonna get through, baby (what have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?)
    How I'm gonna get through, baby (what have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?)
    Gonna get through
    Gonna get through

    I'm gonna get through, right? (What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?)

    We don't have to fall apart, we don't have to fight
    We don't need to go to hell and back every night
    You never ever left me, baby, think of me
    Oh, babe

    We don't have to fall apart, we don't have to fight
    We don't need to go to hell and back every night
    Oh, baby Writer/s: Neil Francis Tennant, Christopher Sean Lowe, Allee Willis
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Hannah from Hopkinton, MaIn the UK, the #1 song at that time was Rick Astley’s smash hit (and meme) “Never Gonna Give You Up”. In the US, for the song’s first week, Exposé’s “Seasons Change”. For its second and final week, George Michael’s “Father Figure”.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhPet Shop Boys have a wonderful, warm, sensual sound. Dusty Springfield's voice is the perfect duet companion to accompany them. Hearing this song instantly takes me back to those wonderful late 80s.....and it's a song that needs to be played more often on the radio.
  • Adam from Boyce, VaGreat Song.......Dusty is spectacular
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