I Didn't Get Where I Am Today - Pet Shop Boys

Why did I listen to that music?
It's made me feel so sad
And brought it home to me once more
I want what I cannot have
When you can't get what you want
You still have all the rest
But isn't it sad to settle for second-best?

I've been waiting at home
For someone to phone
I didn't get where I am today
Without living that old cliche
I've been lying in bed
The sheets over my head
I didn't get where I am today
Without giving up in dismay

(Hey hey hey)

Told everyone I'm over it
I've quit this cul-de-sac
But just when I thought
I'd lost it for good
That feeling comes right back
When you can't get what you want
You wear your bravest face (bravest face)
But deep inside you're sinking without a trace

I've been called repressed
A poet, a pest
I didn't get where I am today
Without getting in someone's way
I live my life on a stage
Put it down on the page
I didn't get where I am today
Without writing a resume
I didn't get where I am today

(Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey)

I didn't get where I am today
I didn't get where I am today
I've explored situations (hey hey hey)
The themes and variations (hey hey hey)
I didn't get where I am today
Without losing it on the way
On the Street of Shame (hey hey hey)
Looking for someone to blame (hey hey hey)
I didn't get where I am today
Without leaving in disarray
I didn't get where I am today (hey hey hey)

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