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I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris (single)

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MORRISSEY Single
Name I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Release 9 February 2009
Total Length 2:31
Recorded Autumn-Winter 2007
Writer/composer Morrissey/Boorer
Producer Jerry Finn
Art work Jake Walters
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Decca Records
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, CD, Digital
Chart position UK #21
Single chronology
All You Need Is Me
I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Something Is Squeezing My Skull

Track list

CD Single 1

[Polydor/Decca F20007/4781537]

CD Single 2

[Polydor/Decca F20008/4781538]

  1. I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris – 2:31 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  2. Shame Is The Name – 3:49 (Morrissey/Whyte)

7" Vinyl

[Polydor/Decca F20006/4781539]

  1. I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris – 2:31 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  2. Death Of A Disco Dancer (Live - Waukegan, 17 October 2007) – 5:44 (Morrissey/Marr)

Lyrics

In the absence of your love
And in the absence of human touch

I have decided
I'm throwing my arms around
Around Paris because
Only stone and steel accept my love

In the absence of your smiling face
I travel all over the place

And I have decided
I'm throwing my arms around
Around Paris because
Only stone and steel accept my love

I'm throwing my arms around
Around Paris because
Only stone and steel
Accept my love

I'm throwing my arms around Paris
Because nobody wants my love
Nobody wants my love
Nobody needs my love
Nobody wants my love

Yes, you've made yourself plain
Yes, you've made yourself very plain

Sleeve Artwork

Music Video

Credits

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 440

Morrissey live history:

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Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass - Solomon Walker
  • Design [Art] - No Allegiances
  • Drums - Matt Walker
  • Engineer - Seth Waldmann
  • Guitar - Boz Boorer
  • Guitar - Jesse Tobias
  • Management - Andy Gould
  • Management - Front Line Management
  • Management - Irving Azoff
  • Management - Lil Gary
  • Painting [Inner Bag] - Jules René Hervé
  • Photography By [Band] - Travis Shinn
  • Photography By [Cover] - Jake Walters
  • Piano - Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
  • Vocals - Morrissey

Notes

℗ & © 2009 Made in the EU.

A: Recorded in Los Angeles 2008. B: "Death of a Disco Dancer" unmixed desk tape. Rec live at the Genesse theater in Waukegan 17 October 2007.

Inner bag: Place de la Concorde by Herve, Jules R. (1887-1981). Private collection © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2008 / Photo © Bonhams, London, UK / the Bridgeman Art Library.

Note: Actual times A - 2:27; B - 5:34.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

In a cardboard sleeve with a cardboard inner sleeve.

Inner bag: Place de la Concorde by Herve, Jules R. (1887-1981), Private collection © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2008 / Photo © Bonhams, London, UK / the Bridgeman Art library.

Recorded in Los Angeles, 2008

1. Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd. / Universal Music Ltd. 2. Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd. / Copyright Control. ℗ & © 2009 Morrissey. Licensed exclusively to Decca Music Group Limited, London, England. A Univeral Music Company. Made in the EU

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Housed in a cardsleeve with a cardboard inner sleeve inside. Inner sleeve: View of the butte Montmartre, c. 1830 (oil on canvas) by Daguerre, Jacques Mandé (1787-1851). Musée de la ville de Paris, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France / Lauros / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library.

Recorded in Los Angeles, 2008 1. Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd. / Universal Music Ltd. 2. Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd. / Copyright Control.

℗ & © 2009 Morrissey, Licensed exclusively to Decca Music Group Limited, London, England by Morrissey. A Universal Music Company. Made in the EU.

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Wikipedia Information

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"I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" is a song written by Morrissey along with Boz Boorer, the two being responsible for lyrics and music respectively. The song was the first single to be released from Morrissey's 2009 album Years of Refusal. It was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Jerry Finn, the man behind 2004's You Are the Quarry. The single was released on 9 February 2009 and has reached No. 21 on the UK Singles Chart, and is his last single to reach the UK Top 40. In Scotland the song topped the Scottish Singles Chart, becoming Morrissey's second of three number one singles on that chart, although this was because the Scottish chart at that point only counted physical sales at a time when download sales had become dominant. The song premiered on BBC Radio 2 on 22 December 2008 but made its live debut 17 July 2007 at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium in Jacksonville, Florida on the second leg of Morrissey's 2007/2008 'Greatest Hits Tour'. Morrissey often joked that the song was originally written to be his entry to the 2007 Eurovision song contest.

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