Pet Shop Boys Young Offender Lyrics

You may be broke now, and you may be bored

Call you delinquent or leave you ignored

You’ll get what you want

Drive to distraction, crash on the way

Watch your reaction, wait ’til you say

You’ll get what you want

It hurts if you can’t

Young offender, what’s your defense?

You’re younger than me, obviously

Young offender, why the pretense?

You don’t agree, I know, I know

I’ll do what you want if you want me enough

I’ll put down my book and start falling in love

Or isn’t that done?

How graceful your movements, how bitter your scorn

I’ve been a teenager since before you were born

And I’m younger than some

I’ve only begun

Young offender, what’s your defense?

You’re younger than me, obviously

When I get in your way, or open your eyes?

Who will give whom the bigger surprise?

Is there fire in your eyes, or the glow of machines?

Watch how your fingers thumb over the keys

So sure what you do

I haven’t a clue

Young offender, what’s your defense?

You’re younger than me, obviously

Young offender, how you resent

The lovers you need, it hurts when they bleed

Young offender, why the pretense?

You don’t agree, I know, I know