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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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