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! colspan="2" | THE SMITHS Song
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| Name = I Want The One I Can't Have
| Name
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| Album = [[Meat Is Murder]]
| {{{Name |<span class="unknown">I Want The One I Can't Have</span>}}}
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| Length = 3:14
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| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
| Album/Single
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| Producer = [[The Smiths]]  
| {{{Album |<span class="unknown">[[Meat Is Murder]]</span>}}}{{
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| Recorded = Autumn 1984
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| Release = February 1985
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| ArtistType = The Smiths
 
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[[Category:The Smiths Lyrics]]  
| Length
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| {{{Length |<span class="unknown">3:14</span>}}}
 
|-
 
| Recorded
 
| {{{Recorded |<span class="unknown">Autumn 1984</span>}}}
 
|-
 
| Writer
 
| {{{Writer |<span class="unknown">Morrissey/Marr</span>}}}
 
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| Producer
 
| {{{Producer |<span class="unknown">[[The Smiths]]</span>}}}
 
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[[Category:The Smiths Lyrics]]
 
  
 
==Information==
 
==Information==
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== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
  
{{lyrics
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<poem>
|On the day that your mentality
 
Decides to try
 
To catch up with your biology
 
Come 'round
 
 
 
'Cause I want the one I can't have
 
And it's driving me mad
 
It's all over, all over, all over my face
 
 
 
 
On the day that your mentality
 
On the day that your mentality
Catches up with your biology
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catches up with your biology
 +
I want the one I can't have
 +
and it's driving me mad
 +
it's written all over my face
  
I want the one I can't have
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(repeat)
And it's driving me mad
 
It's all over, all over, all over my face
 
  
 
A double-bed
 
A double-bed
And a stalwart lover, for sure
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and a stalwart lover, for sure
These are the riches of the poor
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these are the riches of the poor
  
 
A double-bed
 
A double-bed
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These are the riches of the poor
 
These are the riches of the poor
  
And I want the one I can't have
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(refrain)
And it's driving me mad
 
It's all over, all over my face
 
  
 
A tough kid who sometimes swallows nails
 
A tough kid who sometimes swallows nails
Raised on Prisoner's Aid
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raised on Prisoner's Aid
He killed a policeman when he was thirteen
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he killed a policeman when he was
And somehow that really impressed me
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thirteen
It's written all over my face
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and somehow that really impressed
 +
me
 +
it's written all over my face
  
These are the riches of the poor
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On the day that your mentality
These are the riches of the poor
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catches up with your biology
  
I want the one I can't have
 
And it's driving me mad
 
It's written all over my face
 
 
On the day that your mentality
 
Catches up with your biology
 
 
And if you ever need self-validation
 
And if you ever need self-validation
Just meet me in the alley by the railway-station
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just meet me in the alley by the
It's all over my face
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railway-station
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it's all over my face
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</poem>
  
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==Personnel==
 
 
 
* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals
 
* [[Johnny Marr]] - [[Guitarists|Guitars]], [[Keyboardists|piano]]
 
* [[Andy Rourke]] - [[Bassists|Bass guitar]]
 
* [[Mike Joyce]] - [[Drummers|Drums]]
 
* [[Producers|Producer]] - [[The Smiths]]
 
* Producer - [[John Porter]] (US CD Edition)
 
* Engineer - [[Stephen Street]]
 
 
 
 
 
==Live History==
 

Revision as of 06:55, 8 April 2022

Cover art
THE SMITHS song
Name I Want The One I Can't Have
Album/single Meat Is Murder
Length 3:14
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer The Smiths
Release February 1985
Recorded Autumn 1984


Information

Lyrics

On the day that your mentality
catches up with your biology
I want the one I can't have
and it's driving me mad
it's written all over my face

(repeat)

A double-bed
and a stalwart lover, for sure
these are the riches of the poor

A double-bed
And a stalwart lover, for sure
These are the riches of the poor

(refrain)

A tough kid who sometimes swallows nails
raised on Prisoner's Aid
he killed a policeman when he was
thirteen
and somehow that really impressed
me
it's written all over my face

On the day that your mentality
catches up with your biology

And if you ever need self-validation
just meet me in the alley by the
railway-station
it's all over my face

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 94

The Smiths live history:

... further results

Play count (Morrissey concert): 96

Morrissey live history:

... further results

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