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Death At One's Elbow

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THE SMITHS song
Name Death At One's Elbow
Album/single Strangeways,_Here_We_Come
Length 2:01
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Stephen Street
Assisted by Morrissey & Johnny Marr
Release September 1987
Recorded Spring 1987


Information

The song's title appears to be derived from a quote by Joe Orton:

"As the corpse is downstairs in the main living room it means going out or watching television with death at one’s elbow."

("The Orton Diaries", December, 1966).

Lyrics

Oh, Glenn
Don't come to the house tonight
Oh, Glenn
Oh, Glenn
Don't come to the house tonight
Oh, Glenn
Because there's somebody here
Who really, really loves you
Oh, Glenn
Stay home
Be bored
(It's crap, I KNOW)
Tonight

Oh, Glenn
Oh, Glenn
Don't come to the house tonight
Oh, Glen
Oh, Glenn
Don't come to the house tonight
Because there's somebody here
Who'll take a hatchet to your ear
The frustration it renders me hateful

Glenn
Don't come to the house tonight
Don't come to the house tonight
Because you'll slip on the trail
Of my bespattered remains

That's why, that's why
GOODBYE MY LOVE, GOODBYE MY LOVE
GOODBYE MY LOVE, GOODBYE MY LOVE
GOODBYE MY LOVE, GOODBYE MY LOVE


Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 0


Play count (Morrissey concert): 25

Morrissey live history:

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