The Smiths Lyrics


FORMED: 1982, Manchester, England
DISBANDED: August 1987

Acclaimed by many as the most important UK band of the 80s,
the Smiths were formed in Manchester, England during the
spring of 1982. Morrissey (b. Steven Patrick Morrissey, 22
May 1959, Davyhulme, Manchester, England) and Johnny Marr
(b. John Maher, 31 October 1963, Ardwick, Manchester,
England) originally combined as a songwriting partnership,
and only their names appeared on any contract bearing the
title "Smiths". Morrissey had previously played for a
couple of months in the More...




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all I have to declare is my genius | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song THE QUEEN IS DEAD performed by The Smiths

Morrissey is an anti-monarchist, this song isn't hard to decipher it's meaning though some of the lyrics contain subtleties of what he is actually talking about. The overall message is clear to me though, FUCK THE QUEEN.

This is what it means | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song ASLEEP performed by The Smiths

This song is about depression, suicide, loneliness and a longing to die.

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
I'm tired and I
I want to go to bed
(Tired of feeling depressed and wants to die)

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
And then leave me alone
Don't try to wake me in the morning
'Cause I will be gone
(He'll already be dead by morning, so there would be no point in trying to wake him)

Don't feel bad for me
I want you to know
Deep in the cell of my heart
I will feel so glad to go
(He doesnt want his loved ones to grieve his death, because his life was so terrible it is a relief to die)

Sing me to sleep
Sing me to sleep
I don't want to wake up
On my own anymore
(He cant stand waking up having no lover to be there for him)

Sing to me
Sing to me
I don't want to wake up
On my own anymore

Don't feel bad for me
I want you to know
Deep in the cell of my heart
I really want to go
(Dont feel bad, its a relief for him to die)

There is another world
There is a better world
Well, there must be
Well, there must be
Well, there must be
Well, there must be
Well...
(No matter what happens when he dies, it must be better than his life)

Bye bye
Bye bye
Bye...

THIS CHARMING MAN | Reviewer: Zoila
    ------ About the song THIS CHARMING MAN performed by The Smiths

I've listened to this song hundreds of times and I've never thought anything but that it's about a young dude who's gay (but doesn't know it or admit it to himself yet), gets picked up by an older gay man, (possibly his future self - that's a good one, never thought of it) and all of a sudden it becomes clear to him who and what he is.

a question | Reviewer: lovesongs1234
    ------ About the song ASLEEP performed by The Smiths

Hey,i have a question,at the end of the song says: bye or mother? If someone can say help me what says it would be so cool,another question,thatis a suicide's song? Please answer my questions:) i love this song,its so beautiful but i don't know what says at the end,and if the song is about suicide.Thanks for answer.

You're dense | Reviewer: Me
    ------ About the song STRETCH OUT AND WAIT performed by The Smiths

The lyrics you are referring to are for version 2 of the song. These are the original lyrics. Please do at least the tiniest bit of research before commenting on something like you know what you're talking about

past | Reviewer: time
    ------ About the song ASLEEP performed by The Smiths

My dad introduced me to this song when o was very young, im now 14 so still young but the song reminds me all the hardships of so many people. The song reminds me of an extremely close friend of my family who died a few years back but by the time he died he was actually pleased, he was just so ready to die. Perks really used this song in a great way and im so happy so many more people are listening to this heart warming song which tells such a sad story, the want to die.


Sexuality | Reviewer: beth
    ------ About the song HOW SOON IS NOW ? performed by The Smiths

This song, is NOT about being a closet gay, like a few people are saying. Morrissey is an asexual. Asexuality is basically not feeling any sexual attraction. Most asexuals still want to be loved and cared for (such as heteroromantics, homoromantics) it's not about his lacking skills in pulling someone at the club, it's about his lack of sexual drive towards the people in the club but him still wanting to be with someone, just not in a sexual way.

Marr! | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song HAND IN GLOVE performed by The Smiths

Marr strung the chords for this on a Sunday afternoon whilst with his girlfriend and by the Sunday evening Marr and his girlfriend were round Morrissey's place in turn the great man wrote this in two hours, it's all about friendship whilst being alienated from society.

That's about Morrissey & Marr | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song HAND IN GLOVE performed by The Smiths

Are you guys serious? This song is about the love between Marr and Morrissey. They said that The Smiths was about us, only about us. Morrissey adore Marr, they're like soulmates, or they were.

A Taste of Honey | Reviewer: Andy Dog
    ------ About the song THIS NIGHT HAS OPENED MY EYES (BBC) performed by The Smiths

This song was directly inspired by/is a re-telling of Shelagh Delaney's beautiful play 'A Taste of Honey' - please check out the film version: stars Rita Tushingham, Murray Melvin, Dora Bryan; directed by Tony Richardson.


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