Pet Shop Boys Odd Man Out Lyrics

Close the shop

Pull down the blinds

If anyone asks why

Tell them it’s time

I thought he’d come back

He said he would

The blighter’s done himself in

I can’t believe he could

Nature’s played me a dirty trick

I’m going to disappear

I want a few years peace and quiet

Far away from here

The law says I’m a criminal

But I can’t help the way I am

Trying to find some kind of love

The only way I can

I’m an odd man out

Discretion guaranteed

I don’t scream and shout

But I know what I need

I’m an odd man out

An outlaw on the run

There’s quite a few of us about

In 1961

One day these laws

Will be swept into the bin

No more blackmail or jail

No one doing himself in

Times will change

Too late to right the wrong

Boy Barrett’s dead and gone

I’m an odd man out

Discretion guaranteed

I don’t scream and shout

But cut me and I’ll bleed

I’m an odd man out

An outlaw on the run

There’s quite a few of us about

In 1961

“Nature played me a dirty trick. I’m going to see I get a few years peace and quiet in return. You’ve got a big position, they’d listen to you. You ought to be able to state our case. Tell them there’s no magic cure for how we are, certainly not behind prison bars, come to feel like a criminal, an outlaw. Do you know what I think, Mr Farr? I think Boy Barrett’s well out of it”