Came across this: Morrisey’s 10 Best Lyrics on Twitter for #worldpoetryday. Just ten? Really. So I’m just going to type out the lyrics to Miserable Lie from the album sleeve here. Of course, I suggest listening to it as well, if you want to see why this song is great. Remember taking walks in your crappy town, dragging your feet, remember when people’s “rooms” were somewhere safe? All that’s gone but this still happens.
Miserable Lie, The Smiths, 1984 So, goodbye Please stay with your own kind and I'll stay with mine There's something against us it's not time So, goodbye I know I need hardly say how much I love your casual way but please put your tongue away a little higher and we're well away the dark nights are drawing in and your humour is as black as them I look at yours, you laugh at mine and "love" is just a miserable lie you have destroyed my flower-like life not once -- but twice you have corrupt my innocent mind not once -- but twice I know the wind-swept mystical air it means: I'd like to see your underwear I recognize that mystical air it means: I'd like to seize your underwear what do we get for our trouble and pain? just a rented room in the Whalley Range into the depth of the criminal world I followed her. . . I need advice, I need advice because nobody ever looks at me twice I'm just a country-mile behind the world so take me when you go.