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"World Of Morrissey", album, 1995, Morrissey


Released in 1995 to rid Morrissey of his contractual obligations, this compilation really has nothing to recommend it.

Some curious track choices such as the droning "Moonriver" and all tracks from the recent Boxers single makes it a rather poor-value compilation, mid-price or not. Half of the album is composed from Beethoven Is Deaf tracks; all of this leads me to the inevitable conclusion that Morrissey was hoping we wouldn't buy it. Fat chance.


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WHATEVER HAPPENS, I LOVE YOU

Late, secret means
But never in my favour
But when all is said and done
It's you I love
Cold loving prose
We stole each other's clothes
But when all is said and done
It's you I love
Yes, yes, yes, oh, yes ...
Fights for rights
Everyone's oh so quick with advice
And when they've all said their piece
It's still you I love
Now just like then
Then, then, then, then, then, yes, yes
No, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
Mmm ...

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BILLY BUDD

Say, Billy Budd
So you think you should ?
Oh, everyone's laughing
Say, Billy Budd
So you think that you should ?
Everyone's laughing !
Since I took up with you
Things have been bad
Yeah, but now it's 12 years on
Now it's 12 years on
Yes, and I took up with you
I took my job application
Into town
Did you hear ? They turned me down
Yes, and it's all because of us
Oh, and what was in our eyes
Oh, what was in our eyes, yeah
I said, Billy Budd
I would happily lose
Both of my legs
I would lose both of my legs
Oh, if it meant you could be free
Oh, if it meant you could be free
(Don't leave us in the dark!)

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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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HAVE-A-GO MERCHANT

Have a go
When the pubs all close
And have a go when they open
Then have a go by the traffic lights
Cut up or shut up, you're alright !
And as always I'm here right behind you
And as always there's time, so have another go
Oh ... A small baby girl cradled in your arms
Your one big contribution
We'll never know, We'll never know...
Ah, yes, Ah, yes, Oh ...
Ha ha, ha ha, ha ha
A small girl runs crying, through the park
So freely her daddy berates her
Right now, so for the rest of her life
She is convinced that her daddy hates her
Oh ... Ha ha, ha ha, ha ha

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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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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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BOXERS

Losing in front of your home crowd
You wish the ground
Would open and take you down
And will time ever pass ?
Will time never pass for us ?
Your weary wife is walking away
Your nephew, it's true
Well, he thinks the world of you
And I have to close my eyes
Losing in front of your home town
The crowd call your name
They love you all the same
The sound, the smell, and the spray
You will take them all away
And they'll stay
Till the grave
Your weary wife is walking away
Your nephew, it's true
Well, he thinks the world of you
And I have to close my eyes
Losing in your home town
Hell is the bell
That we'll not ring again
You will return one day
Because of all the things that you see
When your eyes close
Your weary wife - walking away
Your nephew, it's true
He still thinks the world of you
And I have to dry my eyes

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MOONRIVER (EXTENDED)

Moonriver
Wider than a mile
I'll be crossing you in style
Someday
Oh, Dreammaker
You heartbreaker
Wherever you're going
I'm going your way
Two drifters
Off to see the world
I'm not so sure the world
Deserves us
We're after
The same rainbow's end
How come it's just around the bend ?
It's always just around the bend ?
[repeat]

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MY LOVE LIFE

Aah ... Come on to my house
Come on and do something new
I know you love one person so
Why can't you love two ?
Aah ... Give a little something
Give a little something
To My Love Life, to My Love Life
My Love Life
I know you love one person so
Why don't you love two, love?
Oh, love to ...
Give a little something
Give a little something
To My Love Life, to My Love Life
My Love Life
I know you love one person so
Why don't you love two, love ?
Love to ... Oh, give a ...
Love
I know you love...
Aah ...

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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 LAST OF THE FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOYS

Dear hero imprisoned
With all the new crimes that you are perfecting
Oh, I can't help quoting you
Because everything that you said rings true
And now in my cell
(Well, I followed you)
And here's a list of who I slew
Reggie Kray - do you know my name ?
Oh, don't say you don't
Please say you do, (oh) I am :
The last of the famous International playboys
The last of the famous International playboys
And in my cell
(Well, I loved you)
And every man with a job to do
Ronnie Kray - do you know my face ?
Oh, don't say you don't
Please say you do, (oh) I am :
The last of the famous International playboys
The last of the famous International playboys
In our lifetime those who kill
The newsworld hands them stardom
And these are the ways
On which I was raised
These are the ways
On which I was raised
I never wanted to kill
I AM NOT NATURALLY EVIL
Such things I do
Just to make myself More attractive to you
HAVE I FAILED ?
Oh, the last of the famous International playboys
The last of the famous

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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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SPRING-HEELED JIM

Spring-heeled Jim winks an eye
He'll "do", he'll never be "done to"
He takes on whoever flew through
"Well, it's the normal thing to do" ... ah ...
Spring-heeled Jim lives to love
Now kissing with his mouth full
And his eyes on some other fool
So many women
His head should be spinning
Ah, but no ! Ah, but no !
But no ! Ah, no !
Spring-heeled Jim slurs the words :
"There's no need to be so knowing
Take life at five times the
Average speed, like I do"
Until Jim feels the chill
"Oh, where did all the time go ?"
Once always in for the kill
Now it's too cold
And he feels too old
Too old, Mmm, old...
La, la, la, la-la, la ...

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