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MORRISSEY song
Name Break Up The Family
Album/single Viva Hate
Length 3:55
Writer/composer Morrissey / Stephen Street
Producer Stephen Street
Release March 1988
Recorded Autumn-Winter 1987

Information

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

Lyrics

The strange logic in your clumsiest line
It stayed emblazoned on my mind
You say:
 "Break up the family
  And lets begin to live our lives
  I want to see all my friends tonight"

It wasn't Youth, it wasn't Life
Born Old, sadly wise
Resigned, well, we were
To ending our lives

I'm so glad to grow older
To move away from those awful times
 "I want to see all my friends tonight"

Yes, you found love, but you weren't
At peace with your life
Home late, full of Hate
Despise the ties that bind

Oh, I'm so glad to grow older
To move away from those younger years
I'm in love for the first time
And I don't feel bad

 "Let me see all my old friends
  Let me put my arms around them
  Because I really do love them
  Now, does that sound mad?"

Captain of games, solid framed
I stood on the touchline
Hailstones, driven home
In a car - no brakes? I don't mind...

I'm so glad to grow older
To move away from those darker years
I'm in love for the first time
And I don't feel bad

So wish me luck my friends, goodbye
So wish me luck again, goodbye
Wish me luck again goodbye...
Wish me luck again goodbye...

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 80

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