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Ever Fallen in Love With Someone You Shouldnt Have
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Ever Fallen in Love With Someone You Shouldnt Have

The Buzzcocks
Album:
Love Bites

Song Meaning of Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) by The Buzzcocks


The Buzzcocks from Manchester introduced a new sound of pop punk.


"Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" is a 1978 song written by Pete Shelley and performed by his group Buzzcocks.


In November 1977, the Buzzcocks were on a headline tour of the UK. Before a gig at the Clouds (also known as the Cavendish Ballroom) in Edinburgh, they stayed the night. Pete Shelley later recalled:


"We were in the Blenheim Guest House with pints of beer, sitting in the TV room half-watching Guys and Dolls. One of the characters, Adelaide, is saying to Marlon Brando's character, 'Wait till you fall in love with someone you shouldn't have.' "I thought, 'fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have?' Hmm, that's good."


The following day, Shelley wrote the lyrics of the song in a van outside the main post office on nearby Waterloo Place.


The music followed soon after. In an interview, Shelley said that the song was about a man named Francis Cookson that he lived with for about seven years.


“Brilliantly non-macho,” the Smiths’ Johnny Marr said. “You don’t know whether Pete Shelley is being sad or funny or sarcastic or sincere.”

 

The song was a number 12 hit on the UK Singles Chart and is on the band’s album, Love Bites. The song was ranked at No. 1 among "Tracks of the Year" for 1978 by NME.


Lyrics of Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) by The Buzzcocks


You spurn my natural emotions

You make me feel I'm dirt

And I'm hurt

And if I start a commotion

I run the risk of losing you

And that's worse

 

Ever fallen in love with someone?

Ever fallen in love?

In love with someone

Ever fallen in love? (Love…)

In love with someone

You shouldn't've fallen in love with

 

I can't see much of a future

Unless we find out what's to blame

What a shame

And we won't be together much longer

Unless we realize that we are the same

 

Ever fallen in love with someone?

Ever fallen in love?

In love with someone

Ever fallen in love? (Love…)

In love with someone

You shouldn't've fallen in love with

 

You disturb my natural emotions

You make me feel I'm dirt

And I'm hurt

And if I start a commotion

I'll only end up losing you

And that's worse

 

Ever fallen in love with someone?

Ever fallen in love?

In love with someone

Ever fallen in love? (Love…)

In love with someone

You shouldn't've fallen in love with

 

Ever fallen in love with someone?

Ever fallen in love?

In love with someone

Ever fallen in love? (Love…)

In love with someone

You shouldn't've fallen in love with

 

Ever fallen in love?

In love with someone

Ever fallen in love? (Love…)

In love with someone

You shouldn't've fallen in love with

 

Fallen in love with

Ever fallen in love with someone

You shouldn't've fallen in love with…

Release Date

1978

Songwriter/s

Pete Shelley

Producer/s

Martin Rushent

Label/s

United Artists

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