Boys Will Be Boys

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About Boys Will Be Boys

"Boys Will Be Boys" is a single by British rock group the Ordinary Boys. It was released in 2005, when it reached number 16 in the UK Singles Chart, but it re-entered the charts in January 2006, following singer Samuel Preston's appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, reaching number three on the UK Singles Chart and number 22 on the Irish Singles Chart. In the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the song can be heard playing during a scene into the Gryffindor common room (at min. 31:35). In the film Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj the song is used in the intro. In the film The Best Man, the song is part of the soundtrack, and it can be heard during a scene on a train of the London Underground "The Tube" (at min. 28:32). The song was also covered in a 'Oompa-ska' style by Goldfrapp for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on 27 April 2006. It was subsequently released by Goldfrapp on their single "Satin Boys, Flaming Chic". The song was ranked at number 49 in the 100 biggest selling singles of 2006. 


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I've had nights I will never forget
I've had nights I will always regret
But I can take it on the chin and say...
Boys will be boys
There's been girls that have stolen our hearts
But their arms simply couldn't be prized apart
They will never let us in and say
Boys will be boys

Well it's under my skin so I could never win, oh thanks a lot
We cheat and we lie and we fight, we don't cry but we try

I felt driven and I felt obliged
I've had feeling like thorn in my side
I hope you never let us down now
Boys will be boys

Blinded by sorrow I could hardly restrain
Everywhere there's guilt laboured with pain
Chin up, chin up now
Boys will be boys

(Ranking Junior)
Ah you said, you better move out the way
I come to keep the people rocking and sway
I'm well serious, I'll never ever play
Boys will be boys, and there's nothing you can say (way)

Spread the word I'll cross the land
Must make people understand
Wish I had a magic wand
To connect people united as one

this goes out to all the girls
On the mic might send you round the bend
Boys will be boys, listen right to the end!

Well it's under my skin so I could never win, oh thanks a lot
We cheat and we lie and we fight, we don't cry but we try
Boys will be boys
Boys will be boys till the end

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The Ordinary Boys

The Ordinary Boys are an English indie rock band from Worthing, in West Sussex, England. Originally named Next in Line, they were influenced by mod revival and Britpop music, as well as the bands Madness, The Specials, The Kinks and The Smiths. Their name derives from a Morrissey song, "The Ordinary Boys". more »

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