The Lyrics To "It's A Sin" by Pet Shop Boys (see videos below)

"It's A Sin"

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When I look back upon my life
It's always with a sense of shame
I've always been the one to blame
For everything I long to do
No matter when or where or who
Has one thing in common, too

It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a sin
It's a sin
Everything I've ever done
Everything I ever do
Every place I've ever been
Everywhere I'm going to
It's a sin

At school they taught me how to be
So pure in thought and word and deed
They didn't quite succeed
For everything I long to do
No matter when or where or who
Has one thing in common, too

It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a sin
It's a sin
Everything I've ever done
Everything I ever do
Every place I've ever been
Everywhere I'm going to
It's a sin

Father, forgive me, I tried not to do it
Turned over a new leaf, then tore right through it
Whatever you taught me, I didn't believe it
Father, you fought me, 'cause I didn't care
And I still don't understand

So I look back upon my life
Forever with a sense of shame
I've always been the one to blame
For everything I long to do
No matter when or where or who
Has one thing in common, too

It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a sin
It's a sin
Everything I've ever done
Everything I ever do
Every place I've ever been
Everywhere I'm going to - it's a sin
It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a sin
It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a sin

(Confiteor Deo omnipotenti vobis fratres, quia peccavi nimis cogitatione,
verbo, opere et omissione, mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa)
[trans. "I confess to almighty god,
and to you my brothers,
that I have sinned exceedingly
in thought, word, act and omission,
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault"]

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The Pet Shop Boys burst onto the scene way back in the Early 1980s as a pop outfit from England. They soon became a underground gay disco sensation with hits like "It's a Sin" and "New York City Boy." They wrote bone-chillingly deep songs like 'Were Were never Being Boring," a song so sad I cannot listen to it to this day. They had terse humor, like with "So Hard", a song about how gay couples cheat on each other to extremes. They have earned their way into my "hall of fame" by being the authors of at least twenty personal favorite songs and in my top ten most regretted misses, concert acts I wish I had ever gone to see. If you think that makes me too gay, then fine. But at least I have never placed the Thompson Twins into such a list! I have seen then in concert, though, inadvertantly. They were an opening act for The Police in 1983. And "Hold Me Now" is an utter classic you can play for me nonstop to no protest whatsoever. Scroll down for videos.

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