Writers - Tennant/Lowe
First released - 1994
Original album - Alternative
Producer - Pet Shop Boys
Subsequent albums - Very 2001 reissue Further Listening 1992-1994 bonus disc
Other releases - b-side of single "Yesterday, When I Was Mad"

In Chris's own words, "a very Euro-disco track." Like most of his quasi-instrumentals, there's not much in the way of lyrics; the lines "You wanna lover," "You wanna new lover," and "You was my lover man" are repeated over and over again.

At the time this rousing, genuinely exciting dance song was released as b-side of the "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" single, Euroboy was the title of a U.K. gay soft-porn magazine. (It's no longer in publication, however.) Chris claims, perhaps facetiously, not to have known about this magazine prior to the release of this track. Although Chris has never commented publicly on his sexuality, it's generally assumed that he's gay, and some fans take this song—particularly the "You was my lover man" line—as one of many pieces of evidence. I can't say that I disagree, but it would be remiss of me not to assert that one should never confuse the narrative persona of a song with the person who wrote and/or sings it. Just because a singer or songwriter adopts a certain role in a song doesn't mean that he or she personally fills that role. For instance, Neil has assumed both heterosexual and female personae in certain songs—yet, of course, he's neither.


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