Reader Meet Author

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Name Reader Meet Author
Album/single Southpaw Grammar
Length 3:39
Writer/composer Morrissey / Boz Boorer
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Release August 1995
Recorded Spring 1995



You don't know a thing about their lives
They live where you wouldn't dare to drive
You shake as you think of how they sleep
But you write as if you all lie side by side

Reader meet author
With the hope of hearing sense
But you may be feeling let down
By the words of defense

He says:
 "No one ever sees me when I cry"

You don't know a thing about their lives
Books don't save them, books aren't Stanley knives
And if a fight broke out here tonight
You'd be the first away because you're that type

And the year 2000 won't change anyone here
As each fabled promise flies so fast
You'll swear it was never there
Have you ever escaped from a shipwrecked life?

So safely with your software
All miles from the front line
You hear the way the sad voice sings
And you start to imagine things
Oh, any excuse to write more lies

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