|"Love Comes Quickly"|
|Single by Pet Shop Boys|
|from the album Please|
|B-side(s)||That's My Impression|
|Released||24 February, 1986|
|Peak chart positions|
|Pet Shop Boys singles chronology|
|West End Girls||Love Comes Quickly||Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)|
Production and RecordingEdit
This song was written originally between 1984-85, and has always been a pet favourite of the band. In fact they were disappointed that it did not do better in the charts than it did.
Producer Stephen Hague got co-writing credits for this song, when he helped write the chords for the bridge.
The meaning of the lyrics are simple: 'The whole song was about how you can suddenly fall in love with someone and you can't help it," says Neil. "When you fall in love with someone, it's totally disruptive. You're having a comfortable life, and suddenly everything's just turned upside down. All your priorities change. But the song is also saying that, after it's happened, you suddenly realize you hadn't really been alive at all."
Sooner or later this happens to everyone to everyone You can live your life lonely heavy as stone Live your life learning and working alone Say this is all you want but I don't believe that it's true 'cause when you least expect it waiting round the corner for you Love comes quickly whatever you do you can't stop falling Love comes quickly whatever you do you can't stop falling You can live a life of luxury if that's what you want Taste forbidden pleasures whatever you want You can fly away to the end of the world but where does it get you to? 'cause just when you least expect it just what you least expect Love comes quickly whatever you do you can't stop falling Love comes quickly whatever you do you can't stop falling I know it sounds ridiculous but speaking from experience It may seem romantic and that's no defence love will always get to you Sooner or later, sooner or later this happens to everyone to everyone You can fly away to the end of the world but where does it get you? Love comes quickly whatever you do you can't stop falling Love comes quickly whatever you do you can't stop falling ----- written by Tennant/Lowe/Hague
Releases and Versions Edit
The standard single version is also the album version from Please. This mix was extended to become the 'Dance Mix' on the 12" release.
In the UK, 7" and 12" singles were issued, as well as a 10" with the same 12" tracks. However, no limited 12" editions were made of the single, unlike the preceding single releases.
Shep Pettibone mixed two versions for the US market, and these remixes were solely distributed to the North American market on 12" Shortly thereafter, edits of the 'Mastermix' appeared on cassette and double-7" copies of Suburbia in the UK. The 'Mastermix' in its entirety was featured as a standard track on Disco: The Remix Album, and so the 'Dub' version is only available on the US vinyl releases.
Almost all releases of the single featured the b-side That's My Impression.
Design and PackagingEdit
The standard sleeve consisted of a full-frame photo of Chris wearing a 'BOY' cap. His eyes are obscured by the shadow cast from the brim. On the reverse was simple black text on a white background. The 10" single featured a photo of both Neil and Chris in a similar style, Neil sports a fur-lined parka. This version also included a poster featuring several photos set in an array, similar to the style seen in the Please packaging.
The video for this song features Neil and Chris amid several models, all shot close cropped against a dark background and a suspended lattice.