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Left to My Own Devices

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Left to My Own Devices
(House)
(Hou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ouse)

I get out of bed at half past ten
Phone up a friend who's a party animal
Turn on the news and drink some tea
Maybe if you're with me we'll do some shopping

One day I'll read or learn to drive a car
If you pass the test you can beat the rest
But I don't like to compete or talk street street street
I can pick up the best from the party animal

I could leave you
Say goodbye
Or I could love you
If I try
And I could
And left to my own devices I probably would

Pick up a brochure about the sun
Learn to ignore what the photographer saw
I was always told that you should join a club
Stick with the gang if you want to belong

I was a lonely boy no strength no joy
In a world of my own at the back of the garden
I didn't want to compete or play out on the street
For in a secret life I was a roundhead general

I could leave you
Say goodbye
Or I could love you
If I try
And I could
And left to my own devices I probably would
Left to my own devices I probably would
Oh I would

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
Ché Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat

It's not a crime when you look the way you do
The way I like to picture you
When I get home it's late at night
I pour a drink and watch the fight

Turn off the TV
Look at a book
Pick up the phone
Fix some food
Maybe I'll sit up all night and day
Waiting for the minute I hear you say

I could leave you
Say goodbye
Or I could love you
If I try
And I could
And left to my own devices I probably would

Come on baby
Say goodbye
Or I could love you
If I try
And I could
And left to my own devices I probably would
Left to my own devices I probably would

Out of bed at half past ten
The party animal phones a friend
Picks up news about the sun
And the working day has just begun

Sticks with the gang at the back of the street
Pass the test and he don't compete
Drive the car if you're with me
Che Guevara's drinking tea
He reads about a new device
And takes to the stage in a secret life

(I would if I could)

Left to my own devices
I probably would
If I was left to my own devices
I possibly would

(I would if I could)

If I was left to my own devices
I probably would
If I was left to my own devices
I probably would

I could leave you
Say good-bye
Or I could love you
If I try
And I could
And left to my own devices
I probably would
Left to my own devices
I probably would
Come on, baby
Left to my own devices
I probably would

CreditsEdit

  • Written by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant. Produced by Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson.
  • Orchestra arranged and conducted by Richard Niles.
  • Additional vocals by Sally Bradshaw.

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