The best Smiths lyrics
26 August 2019, 14:00 | Updated: 26 August 2019, 14:01
As Steven Patrick Morrissey turns 60, here are his finest words of wisdom from back in his time with Manchester legends The Smiths.
"Punctured bicycle… on a hillside desolate."
This Charming Man, 1983
"Heavy words are so lightly thrown / But still I'd leap in front of a flying bullet for you."
What Difference Does It Make? 1984
"The music that they constantly play / IT SAYS NOTHING TO ME ABOUT MY LIFE"
"And when you want to live / How do you start? / Where do you go? / Who do you need to know?"
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, 1985
"Life is very long, when you're lonely."
The Queen Is Dead, 1986
"Now I know how Joan Of Arc felt… as the flames rose to her Roman nose and her Walkman started to melt."
Bigmouth Strikes Again, 1986
"No, it's NOT like any other love / This one is different - because it's us."
Hand In Glove, 1983
“The rain falls hard on a humdrum town / This town will drag you down"
William It Was Really Nothing, 1984
"I decree today that life is simply taking and not giving / England is mine - and it owes me a living."
Still Ill, 1984
"Good times for a change / See the luck I've had can make a good man turn bad."
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want, 1984
"Belligerent ghouls run Manchester schools"
The Headmaster Ritual, 1985
"I am the son / And the heir / Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar"
How Soon Is Now? 1984
"In my life / Why do I give valuable time / To people who don't care /if I live or die?”
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, 1984
"To die by your side / Is such a heavenly way to die.”
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, 1986
"Oh Manchester… So much to answer for"
Suffer Little Children, 1984