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Pet Shop Boys

Single - Bilingual

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play They call this a  
play I like to think of it as  
play Arriving at the  
play I am going it  
play Ordering a   pass
play Travelling in business  
play This is the name of the  

play I'm single, bilingual
play Single, bilingual

play I come to the community
play From U.K. p.l.c.
play Arriving at my  
play there are   greeting me
play Staying in a junior  
play So there's room to meet and  
play and after work   how I feel
play 'Perdoneme me llamo Neil'

play I'm single, bilingual
play Single, bilingual

play In Brussels, Bonn or Barcelona
play I'm in   and quite at home there
play 'Adelante!' Through the door
play 'Un momento, por favor'
play This is what I get paid for
play 'Muchas gracias, senor'

play I'm a player in the continental game
play With unlimited expenses to  
play Information's  
play Tapping at my PC
play That is the   of the game

play I'm single, bilingual
play Single, bilingual
play I'm single, bilingual
play Single, bilingual

play 'Hay una discoteca por acqui?'

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meaningMeaning

Neil has himself provided:

"The narrator is a very glib Euro businessman, a glib Eurocrat who flies business class and likes all his privileges. He tries to pick up chicks at meet 'n' greets. He's pretending to be a sophisticated ladies man: 'Single! Bilingual!'. But he's not really communicating either and he knows it. In actual fact he's a hopeless, tragic wreck."

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Tapping at my PC

That is, typing on his personal computer (probably a laptop). The use of the words "tapping at" rather than "typing on" suggest the narrator's glib (to use Neil's own terminology) or even mildly disdainful attitude toward the activity.