Left To My Own Devices

This, to me, is one of the Pet Shop Boys’ greatest songs. The music arrangements, the lyrics, and the disco beat just make it great as a drive-time anthem.

Here’s a sample of the lyrics:

I was faced with a choice at a difficult age
Would I write a book? or should I take to the stage?
But in the back of my head I heard distant feet,
Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat

I think it’s amazing the Boys are still making music today, though I’d admit I haven’t checked out their hits from the past few years. The ’80s was truly a great time for music, too bad all the experimentation died with techno and Celine Dion in the early 1990s.

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