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The Operation

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MORRISSEY song
Name The Operation
Album/single Southpaw Grammar
Length 6:52
Writer/composer Morrissey/Whyte
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Release August 1995
Recorded Spring 1995


Information

Alain Whyte, via the Southpaw Grammar Twitter Listening Party (May 10, 2020), stated:

"Operation: Morrissey wanted drums like The Who's Let It Rock. Spencer's finest moment."

Lyrics

You fight with your right hand
And caress with your left hand
Everyone I know is sick to death of you

With a tear that's a mile wide
In the kite that you're flying
Everyone I know is sick to death of you

Ever since
You don't look the same
You're just not the same
- No way -
You say clever things and you never used to

You don't catch what I'm saying
When you're deafened to advice
Everyone here is sick to the back teeth of you

With a tear that's a mile wide
In the kite that you're flying
Everyone here is sick to the tattoo of you

Ever since
You don't look the same
You're just not the same
- No way -
You say pleasant things and there is no need to

Still, you fight with your right hand
And caress with your left hand

Sad to say how once I was in love with you
Sad to say...

You don't catch what I'm saying
When you're deafened to advice

Ever since
You don't look the same
You're just not the same
- No way -
What the Hell have they stuck into you?


Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 12

Morrissey live history:

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