Sunday, October 16, 2005

Ode to the Smiths

My favorite lyrics by the Smiths

"Sometimes I feel more fulfilled,
making Christmas cards with the mentally ill"
----- Frankly, Mr. Shankly

"It is so easy to laugh
It is so easy to hate
It takes strength to be gentle and kind"
------I know it's over

"Sweetness, Sweetness I was only joking
when I said I'd like to smash every tooth
in your head"
------Bigmouth Strikes Again

"If a double decker bus
crashes into us
To die by your side
is such a heavenly way to die"
------There is a light that never goes out

"I'd like to drop my trousers to the Queen
Every sensible child will know this means
The poor and the needy
are selfish and greedy on her terms
-------Nowhere fast

"Poor woman
strangled in her very own bed as she read
But that's OK
because she was old and she would have died anyway"
-------Sweet and tender Hooligan

"Sixteen, clumsy and shy
I went to London and I
I booked myself in at the Y....WCA
I said "I like it here-can I stay?
Do you have a vacancy for a Back scrubber?"
--------Half a Person

"Burn down the Disco
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music that they constantly play
It says nothing to me about my life"

"Spending warm summer days in doors
writing frightening verse
To a buck tooth girl in Luxembourg"

"Will the world end in the night time?
(I really don't know)
Or will the world end in the day time?
(I really don't know)
And is there any point in ever having children?
(I really don't know)
What I do know is that we are here and it is now"
---------Stretch out and wait

"I wear black on the outside
Because black is how I feel on the inside"

"Girlfriend in a coma
I know, I know--it's serious
There were times when I could
have strangled her
But you know I would hate anything
to happen to her"
----------Girlfriend in a Coma

"an emergency stop
I smelt the last ten seconds of life
I crashed down on the crossbar
and the pain was enough to make
a shy, bald Buddist reflect
and plan a mass murder"
----------Stop me if you think you've heard this one before

"I've come to wish you an unhappy birthday
because you're evil
and you lie
and if you should die
I may feel slightly sad
but I won't cry"
-----------Unhappy birthday


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windarkwingod said...

I lived on that Double-Decker bus song for two years. I had all my Army roomies humming it after a while. Classic.

forrest said...

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forrest said...

This is one of my favorite Smiths lines:

So your girlfriend rolls a Honda, playin' workout tapes by Fonda
But Fonda ain't got a motor in the back of her Honda
My anaconda don't want none
Unless you've got buns, hun