Love Is a Bourgeois Construct

Pet Shop Boys

About Love Is a Bourgeois Construct

"Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" is the third single from the Pet Shop Boys album Electric, released on 1 September 2013 as a digital download and on 30 September on CD. The song is based on the 1982 instrumental "Chasing Sheep Is Best Left to Shepherds", a minimalist piece by Michael Nyman, which was initially based on a hook by Henry Purcell. The Guardian named "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" the fourth best track of the year, and Slant Magazine listed the song number 18 on its "25 Best Singles of 2013" list.  


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I've been taking my time for a long time 
Putting my feet up all odds 
Speaking English as a foreign language 
Any words that I haven't forgot 
I've been thinking how I can't be bothered 
To wash the dishes or remake the bed 
What's the point when I could just... instead? 

I've been hanging as a fairy trif raf 
Somewhere along the go hobrose 
I don't think it's gonna be much longer 
So I know they're up, harlequin old codes 

Love is a bourgeois construct 
So I've given up on the bourgeoisie 
Like all their aspirations, it's a fantasy 

When you walked out you did me a favor 
You made me see reality 
This love is a bourgeois construct 
It's a blame turn to fallacy 
You won't see me with a bunch of losers 
Promising fatality 

Love doesn't mean a thing to me 
Talking tough as we linger 
We're better now, it's clear to me 

Love is a bourgeois construct 
So I've given up on the bourgeoisie 

While we're anchored forget the voices 
I'll just get along with what I've got 
Watching the weeds in the garden 
Putting my fear upon odds 

I'll explore the outer limits of boredom 
Moaning periodically 
Drift a far time, lonely lay about 
That's me 

When you walked out you did me a favor 
It's absolutely clear to me 
That love is a bourgeois construct 
Just like they said at university 

I've been taking my time for a long time 
With all the shadow and forever its cost 
Calculating what you've lost 

Now I'm digging through my student paper bags 
Flicking through Karl Marx again 
Searching for the soul of England 
Drinking tea like Tony Benn 

Love is just a bourgeois construct 
So give it up, the bourgeoisie 
Until you come back to me 

Bourgeois, Bourgeoisie 
Bourgeois, Bourgeoisie 
Bourgeois, Bourgeoisie 
Bourgeois, Bourgeoisie 
Bourgeois, Bourgeoisie 
Bourgeois, Bourgeoisie 

Talking tough and feeling bitter 
We're better now, it's clear to me 
That love is a bourgeois construct 
So I've given up the bourgeoisie

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Written by: MICHAEL LAWRENCE NYMAN, CHRISTOPHER LOWE, NEIL FRANCIS TENNANT

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