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Billy Budd

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MORRISSEY song
Name Billy Budd
Album/single Vauxhall And I
Length 2:08
Writer/composer Morrissey/Whyte
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Release March 1994
Recorded Summer 1993

Information

  • An alternate version of this song (2:13) is available on the Reader Meet Author bootleg LP.

Contains a sample from the 1948 film version of Oliver Twist.

Lyrics

Say, Billy Budd
So you think you should?
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
And what was in our eyes
And what was in our eyes

Say, Billy Budd
I would happily lose both of my legs
I would lose both of my legs
If it meant you could be free
If it meant you could be free

("Don't leave us in the dark")

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 230

Morrissey live history:

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