Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

Radio XXXII, side A, track 2: “Always On My Mind” by Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys - Always On My MindOh, Pet Shop Boys, what a wonderful surprise to hear this song again in the middle of a Now and Then Weekend.  In a way, this song has become BOTH a Now and a Then, because when I recorded it it was definitely in the Now, but now it’s a Then.  It makes sense, Pet Shop Boys, trust me.  But as you know, I’d already recorded this song a couple of times already, so what was it about this particular track that got me to press Play and Record?  Well, it’s no secret that I was not averse to taping a song multiple times.  And if it was a song that I absolutely loved, like this one happened to be, well, even more reason to record it.  And even better, this track was the holiest of holies, a “pure song”, a song with the opening and the middle and the end and not the slightest hint of a DJ anywhere.

Catching a pure song was like catching a unicorn.  It was that rare, Pet Shop Boys.  And catching a pure song that I really truly adored, well, that was like catching a unicorn who pooped rainbows AND gold coins.  It was a magical moment, Pet Shop Boys, is the point I’m trying to make.  And while you may have never equated this song with unicorns and the most beautiful, valuable excrement imaginable, that’s what this song is to me.  You’re welcome, Pet Shop Boys.

“Always On My Mind”

<awesome Pet Shop Boys jam>

Maybe I didn’t treat you

Quite as good as I should

Maybe I didn’t love you

Quite as often as I could

Little things I should’ve said and done

I never took the time

You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn’t hold you

All those lonely, lonely times

And I guess I never told you

I’m so happy that you’re mine

If I made you feel second best

I’m so sorry, I was blind

You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

Teeell me
Tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died

Giiiiive me
One more chance to keep you satisfied
Satisfied

<awesome Pet Shop Boys jam>

Little things I should’ve said and done

I never took the time

You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

Teeeeell me
Tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died

Giiiiive me
One more chance to keep you satisfied

You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

You were always on my mind

<awesome Pet Shop Boys jam>

Maybe I didn’t treat you

Quite as good as I should

Maybe I didn’t love you
Quite as often as I could

Maybe I didn’t hold you

All those lonely, lonely times

I guess I never told you

I’m so happy that you’re mine

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