Margaret On The Guillotine

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MORRISSEY song
Name Margaret On The Guillotine
Album/single Viva Hate
Length 3:42
Writer/composer Morrissey / Stephen Street
Producer Stephen Street
Release March 1988
Recorded Autumn-Winter 1987

Information

Margaret On The Guillotine is a song that appears on Morrissey's debut album, Viva Hate. It was co-written and produced by Stephen Street.

The song's title pre-dates the song's recording as it was also the proposed initial title of The Queen Is Dead as asserted by [Rhino Records]

'Produced by Morrissey and Johnny Marr in conjunction with engineer Stephen Street, who’d proven his mettle on Meat is Murder, the process of recording The Queen is Dead began with the album tentatively set to be called Margaret on the Guillotine, a title which – as fans of Viva Hate well know – Morrissey recycled a few years down the line.'

Lyrics

The kind people
Have a wonderful dream
Margaret on the guillotine

Because people like you
Make me feel so tired
When will you die?
When will you die?
When will you die?
When will you die?
When will you die?

And people like you
Make me feel so old inside
Please die...

And kind people
Do not shelter this dream
Make it real

Make the dream real
Make the dream real
Make it real
Make the dream real
Make it real

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 0


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