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disappointed
(sumner, marr, tennant)


now my head is spinning

at the back of my mind

i think i’m winning



i was somebody falling for one who was not

somebody tired of dreaming

now it’s already dawning that this time i’ve got

someone who won’t leave me feeling



disappointed, once more

disillusioned, encore

i could love you, for sure

so you’re not disappointed or



disenchanted, once more

disillusioned, encore

i could love you, for sure

so you’re not disappointed at all



listen, as you call my name

just one syllable said

then spoken once again



from the sound of your voice

the promise you make

you’re somebody i can believe in

someone who won’t leave me feeling



disappointed, once more

disillusioned, encore

i could love you, for sure

so you’re not disappointed or



disenchanted, once more

disillusioned, encore

i could love you, for sure

so you’re not disappointed at all



at the back of my head

i believe what you said

dreaming



disappointed, once more

disillusioned, encore

i could love you, for sure

so you’re not disappointed or



disenchanted, once more

disillusioned, encore

i could love you, for sure

so you’re not disappointed at all



disappointed

versions
7" mix (4:21)

12" remix (4:32)

original mix (5:44)

releases
disappointed
electronic/disappointed
for you
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electronic (special edition)

comment
neil tennant joins electronic for yet another classic. this was actually composed a good seven months before it became the group’s second and last top 10 hit in july 1992 (with tennant promoted to ‘official’ third member on the sleeve), and was played live during the group’s december 1991 dates. the song was given its title when tennant heard the music marr and sumner had written (based on a piano riff by marr’s brother) and was reminded of mylène farmer’s recent hit désenchantée, which he nominated as the song he “fell in love to” in a 1999 interview with randee dawn.



tennant: “the last time we toured, i met someone and fell in love with him, and we were touring in europe and kept hearing this record. so i bought the album, and i liked it so much that the following year i made a record with electronic called ‘disappointed’, and it includes the line ‘disappointed once more, disenchanted, encore’. my little tribute to mylène farmer.” the original mix by electronic is great but actually sounds more like a remix, and the 7" version by stephen hague is just about superior, with its melodic intro establishing the momentum early on. a magnificent way to end the first chapter of the electronic story.

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