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"Love Comes Quickly"
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Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Please
B-side(s) That's My Impression
Released 24 February, 1986
Label Parlophone
Peak chart positions
  • UK: #19, US: #62, US Club: #10, Italy: #30 Australia: #54
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
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'Love Comes Quickly' was the second single from Please and was released prior to the album. It was coupled with the b-side 'That's My Impression'. Remixes for the single were done by Shep Pettibone.

For the release of 'Pop Art' in 2003, 'Love Comes Quickly' was remixed by trance mainstays Blank & Jones, and two versions were released on limited edition CD and acetate that same year.

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.

The song was written the same day as the song that became 'I'm Not Scared'. The saxophone part is played by Andy McKay from Roxy Music.

Producer Stephen Hague got co-writing credits for this song, when he helped write the chords for the bridge.

LyricsEdit

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
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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.

in 2003, Blank and Jones remixed this song in am ambient style for inclusion on the 3CD editions of PopArt. They also included it in their own various artists mix compilation 'Relax' that same year.

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.

VideosEdit

The video for this song features Neil and Chris amid several models, all shot close cropped against a dark background and a suspended lattice.

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