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"Beethoven was Deaf": live, 1993, Morrissey


Compilation, released in May 1993, of two live Morrissey concerts : at the Paris Zenith on the 22nd December 1992, and in London on the 20th December 1992. Those tracks with by a * were recorded in London. The sleeve notes incorrectly state that all tracks were recorded in Paris.

Featuring the touring band of co-writers Alain Whyte and Boz Boorer, bassist Gary Day, and drummer Spencer Cobrin, this CD captures the excitement of Morrissey live in the Your Arsenal tour. Featuring sublime versions of B-sides "The Loop" and "Jack The Ripper", Morrissey's vocals combine with the band's manic backing, infusing the whole CD with an energy that makes it listenable to time and time again.

I assume the album is called "Beethoven Was Deaf" in an oblique reference to Morrissey's lack of conventional musical ability.


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YOU'RE THE ONE FOR ME, FATTY

You're the One for me, fatty
You're the One I really, really love
And I will stay
Promise you'll say
If I'm in your way
You're the One for me, fatty
You're the One I really, really love
And I will stay
Promise you'll say
If I'm ever in your ... A-hey
All over Battersea
Some hope; and some despair
All over Battersea
Some hope; and some despair
Oh ... You're the One for me, fatty
You're the One I really, really love
And I will stay
Promise you'll say
If I'm in your way
You're the One for me, fatty
You're the One I really, really love
And I will stay
Promise you'll say
If I'm ever in your ...A-hey
All over Battersea
Some hope; and some despair
All over Battersea
Some hope; and some despair
Oh, oh ... You're the One for me, fatty
You're the One I really, really love
And I will stay
Promise you'll say
If I'm ever in your way, A-hey
You're the One for me, fatty
You're the One for me, a-hey-hey
A-hey A-hey A-hey A-he-he-he-hey

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CERTAIN PEOPLE I KNOW

I take the cue from
Certain people I know
I use the cue And then I
Hand it on to you
And when I swing it
So, it catches his eye ...
(Weren't you there ?
- You'd have died !)
I trust the views of
Certain people I know
They look at Danger
And they
LAUGH THEIR HEADS OFF
Their clothes are Imitation
George the 23rd
(Don't you find this absurd ?)
I'd hate to be like
Certain people I know
They break their necks
And can't afford to
Get them fixed
Ah, they'd sacrifice all
Of their principles for
anything cashable
I do believe it's terrible
Oh, wo, wo Ah, ah, ah, ah Oh, wo, wo...

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THE NATIONAL FRONT DISCO

David, the wind blows
The wind blows ...
Bits of your life away
Your friends all say ...
"Where is our boy ? Oh, we've lost our boy"
But they should know
Where you've gone
Because again and again you've explained that
You're going to ...
Oh, you're going to ...
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
England for the English !
England for the English !
David, the winds blow
The winds blow ...
All of my dreams away
And I still say :
"Where is our boy ? Ah, we've lost our boy"
But I should know
Why you've gone
Because again and again you've explained
You've gone to the ...
National, ah ... To the National ..
There's a country; you don't live there
But one day you would like to
And if you show them what you're made of
Oh, then you might do ...
But David, we wonder
We wonder if the thunder
Is ever really gonna begin
Begin, begin
Your mom says :
"I've lost my boy"
But she should know
Why you've gone
Because again and again you've explained
You've gone to the :
National, To the National
To the National Front Disco
Because you want the day to come sooner
You want the day to come sooner
You want the day to come sooner
When you've settled the score
Oh, the National, Oh, the National…

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NOVEMBER SPAWNED A MONSTER

Sleep on and dream of Love
because it's the closest you will get to love
poor twisted child, so ugly, so ugly
poor twisted child, oh hug me, oh hug me
one November spawned a monster
in the shape of this child who later cried
"But Jesus made me, so Jesus save me from
pity, sympathy and people discussing me"
a frame of useless limbs what can make GOOD
all the BAD that's been done?
And if the lights were out
could you even bear
to kiss her full on the mouth (or anywhere?)
poor twisted child, so ugly, so ugly
poor twisted child, oh hug me, oh hug me
one November spawned a monster
in the shape of this child who must remain
a hostage to kindess and the wheels underneath her
a hostage to kindess and the wheels underneath her
a symbol of where mad, mad lovers
must PAUSE and draw the line
So sleep and dream of love
because it's the closest
you will get to love
that November is a time which I must put OUT of my mind
oh one fine day
LET IT BE SOON
she won't be rich or beautiful
but she'll be walking your streets
in the clothes that she went out
and chose for herself

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SEASICK, YET STILL DOCKED

I am a poor freezingly cold soul
So far from where
I intended to go
Scavenging through life's very constant lulls
So far from where I'm determined to go
Wish I knew the way to reach the one I love
There is no way ...
Wish I had the charm to attract the one I love
But you see, I've got no charm
Mmm...
Tonight I've consumed much more than I can hold
Oh, this is very clear to you
And you can tell I have never really loved
You can tell, by the way, I sleep all day
And all of my life no-one gave me anything
No-one has ever given me anything
My love is as sharp as a needle in your eye
You must be such a fool
To pass me by

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THE LOOP

I just wanna say
I haven't been away
I'm still right here
Where I always was
So one day, if you're bored
By all means call
Because you can do
(But only if you want to)
I just wanna say
I haven't been away
I am still right here
Where I always was
So one day, when you're bored
By all means call
Because you can do
But you might not get through

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SISTER I'M A POET

All over this town
Yes, a low wind may blow
And I can see through everybo...
With no reason
To hide these words I feel
And no reason
To talk about the books I read
But still I do
That's 'cause I'm a ... Sister I'm a ...
All over this town
Along this way
Outside the prison gates
I love the romance of crime
And I wonder
Does anybody feel the way I do ?
And is evil just something you are
Or something you do ?
Sister I'm a ... Sister I'm a ...
All over this town, All over this town
They pull over
In their Citroen vans
Not to shake your hand
With meths on their breaths
And you with youth on your side
A plastic bag stranded at the lights
This once was me ...
But now I'm a ... Sister I'm a ...
All over this town ... Oh, oh, oh
All over this town, All over this town, Oh ...
I still cannot speak French ... I am very lazy

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JACK THE RIPPER

Oh, you look so tired
Mouth slack and wide
Ill-housed and ill-advised
Your face is as mean
As your life has been
Crash into my arms
I WANT YOU
You don't agree -
But you don't refuse
I know you
And I know a place
Where no one is likely to pass
Oh, you don't care if it's late
And you don't care if you're lost
And oh, you look so tired
(But tonight you presumed too much)
Too much, too much
And if it's the last
Thing I ever do
I'M GONNA GET YOU
Crash into my arms
I WANT YOU
You don't agree -
But you don't refuse
I know you
And no one knows a thing about my life
I can come and go as I please
And if I want to, I can stay
Oh, or if I want to, I can leave
Nobody knows me, Nobody knows me, Nobody knows me Oh, oh...

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SUCH A LITTLE THING MAKES SUCH A BIG DIFFERENCE

Such a little thing, such a little thing
but the difference it made was grave
there you go
wielding a bicycle chain
oh why won't you change
cange and be nicer?
such a little thing
a gentle tone of kindness
or written words on paper
- can you write?
How I love all of
the very simple things of life
(God's good air)
how I love all of
the very simple things of life
such a little thing
a fumbling politeness
the difference it saved me
wielding a bicycle chain
"I WILL NOT CHANGE AND I WILL NOT BE NICE"
Most people keep their brains between your legs (don't you find?)
Leave me alone - I was only singing, leave me alone because
I was only singing
leave me alone - I was only singing, leave me alone
you have just proved (again)
MOST PEOPLE KEEP THEIR BRAINS BETWEEN THEIR LEGS

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I KNOW IT'S GONNA HAPPEN SOMEDAY

My love, wherever you are
Whatever you are
Don't lose faith
I know it's gonna happen someday
To you
Please wait ...
Please wait ...
Oh ... Wait ...
Don't lose faith
You say that the day just never arrives
And it's never seemed so far away
Still, I know it's gonna happen someday
To you
Please wait ...
Don't lose faith

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WE'LL LET YOU KNOW

How sad are we ?
And how sad have we been ?
We'll let you know, We'll let you know
Oh, but only if - you're really interested
You wonder how
We've stayed alive 'till now
We'll let you know, We'll let you know
But only if - you're really interested
We're all smiles
Then, honest, I swear, it's the turnstiles
That make us hostile
Oh ... We will descend
On anyone unable to defend
Themselves
Oh ... And the songs we sing
They're not supposed to mean a thing
La, la, la, la ... Oh ...
You're lonely, Oh ... you're lonely
Oh ...
GET OFF THE ROOF !
Oh ... Your Arsenal !
We may seem cold, or
We may even be
The most depressing people you've ever known
At heart, what's left, we sadly know
That we are the last truly British people you'll ever know
We are the last truly British people you will ever know
You'll never never want to know

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SUEDHEAD

Why do you come here
why do you hang around
I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry
Why do you come here
when you know it makes
things hard for me
when you know, oh
why do you come?
Why do you telephone?
and why send me silly notes?
I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry
why do you come here
when you know it makes
thing hard for me
when you know, oh
why do you come?
You had to sneak into my room
'just' to read my diary
was it just to see all the things
you knew I'd written about you?
and...so many illustrations
I'm so very sickened
oh, I am so sickened NOW

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HE KNOWS I'D LOVE TO SEE HIM

He Knows (he knows)
Or, I think he does
because when I lived
in the Arse of the world...
he knows, he knows, he knows I'd love
to see him happy (or as close as is allowed)
because when I lived
in the Arse of the world
he knows, he knows, he knows I'd love
to see him happy (or as close as possible
as close as possible, as close as is allowed)
My name still conjours up deadly deeds
and a bad taste in the mouth
the police - they actually knew me
they said:
"You're just another person in the world
you're just another fool with radical views
you're just another who has maddening views
you want to turn it on its head
by staying in bed!"
I said: "I know I do"

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YOU'RE GONNA NEED SOMEONE ON YOUR SIDE

With the world's fate
Resting on your shoulder
You're gonna need
Someone on your side
You can't do it by yourself
Any longer
You're gonna need
Someone on your side
Someone kindly told me
That you'd wasted
Eight of nine lives
Oh, give yourself a break
Before you break down
You're gonna need someone on your side
And here I am, And here I am
Well, you don't need
To look so pleased !
Day or night,
There is no difference
You're gonna need someone on your side
Day or night,
There is no difference
You're gonna need someone soon
And here I am, And here I am
Well, you don't need
To look so pleased

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GLAMOROUS GLUE

First day with the jar
You find
Everyone lies
First day with the jar
You find
Everyone lies, nobody minds, Everyone lies
Where is the man you respect ?
And where is the woman you love ?
Where's the woman you love ?
Third week with the jar
You find
Everything dies
We won't vote Conservative
Because we never have
Everyone lies, everyone lies
Where is the man you respect ?
And where is the woman you love ?
Where's the woman you love ?
Everything of worth
On Earth, Is there, To share
I used to dream, and I used to vow
I wouldn't dream of it now
We look to Los Angeles
For the language we use
London is dead, London is dead, London is dead, ...
Now I'm too much in love
I'm too much in love,
I know I'll go
Empty hand
From the land

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WE HATE IT WHEN OUR FRIENDS BECOME SUCCESSFUL

We hate it when our friends become successful
We hate it when our friends become successful
Oh, look at those clothes
Now look at that face, it's so old
And such a video !
Well, it's really laughable
Ha, ha, ha ...
We hate it when our friends become successful
And if they're Northern, that makes it even worse
And if we can destroy them
You bet your life we will
Destroy them
If we can hurt them
Well, we may as well ...
It's really laughable
Ha, ha, ha ...
You see, it should've been me
It could've been me
Everybody knows
Everybody says so
They say :
"Ah, you have loads of songs
So many songs
More songs than they'd stand
Verse
Chorus
Middle eight
Break, fade
Just listen ..."
La, la-la, la-la

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