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The Ordinary Boys

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Name The Ordinary Boys
Album/single Viva Hate
Length 3:10
Writer/composer Morrissey/Street
Producer Stephen Street
Release March 1988
Recorded Autumn-Winter 1987


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


Ordinary boys Happy knowing nothing Happy being no one but themselves

Ordinary girls Supermarket clothes Who think it's very clever to be cruel to you

For you were so different You stood all alone And you knew that it had to be so Avoiding...

Ordinary boys Happy going nowhere Just around here in their rattling cars

Ordinary girls Never seeing further than the cold, small streets that trap them

But you were so different You had to say no When those empty fools Tried to change you and claim you For the lair of their ordinary world

Where they feel so lucky So lucky, so lucky With their lives laid out before them They're lucky, so lucky So lucky, so lucky So...

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