Radio XX, side B, track 4: “Always On My Mind” by Pet Shop Boys, #74 on The Top 88 of ’88

Pet Shop Boys - Always On My MindOh, Pet Shop Boys, I’ve missed you and this song so very much.  This was one of the very first songs I recorded off the radio, and it still has a special place in my heart to this day.  It’s so haunting.  It’s like a couple of brooding ghosts decided to put together a techno band, and all the kids in the neighborhood talk about that one house in the middle of the block that’s been abandoned for years, this big Gothic house where it’s rumored a couple musicians overdosed on their own feelings of self-importance and now they say that if you dare to go inside, and if you go into the grand ballroom and if you flick the lights up and down really fast, the ghosts will think it’s the strobe lights from a club and they’ll think it’s time to perform and they’ll break out their ghostly keyboards and float above the ballroom and play this song, and you’ll get goosebumps and be shivering as you watch and listen, partly because you’re standing in an abandoned house watching two ghosts play music but mostly because the song is so damn good.

“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

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

Give 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

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

Give 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

And I guess I never told you
I’m so happy that you’re mine

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One thought on “Radio XX, side B, track 4: “Always On My Mind” by Pet Shop Boys, #74 on The Top 88 of ’88

  1. […] 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, […]

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