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I Just Want To See The Boy Happy (single)

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MORRISSEY Single
Name I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
Release 04 December 2006
Total Length 2:59
Recorded Autumn 2005
Writer/composer Morrissey/Tobias
Producer Tony Visconti
Art work Cover Photography: Fabio Lovino
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Attack Records
Sanctuary Records
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD, 1trk Promo CD
Chart position UK #16
Single chronology
In The Future When All's Well
I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
That's How People Grow Up

Track list

CD (Enhanced)

[Attack Records - ATKXD023]

  1. I Just Want To See The Boy Happy – 2:59 (Morrissey/Tobias)
  2. Sweetie-Pie – 4:23 (Morrissey/Farrell)
  3. I Want The One I Can't Have [Live From The Royal Albert Hall - 2002] – 3:33 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. I Just Want To See The Boy Happy [video] – 2:59 (Morrissey/Tobias)

12" Vinyl Picture Disc

[Attack Records - ATKTW025]

  1. I Just Want To See The Boy Happy – 2:59 (Morrissey/Tobias)
  2. Sweetie-Pie – 4:23 (Morrissey/Farrell)
  3. I Want The One I Can't Have [Live From The Royal Albert Hall - 2002] – 3:33 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. Speedway [Live From The Royal Albert Hall - 2002] – 4:48 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  5. Late Night, Maudlin Street [Live From The Royal Albert Hall - 2002] – 5:23 (Morrissey/Street)

Lyrics

Lord, these words I beg of you
As I kneel down at my bed
Because soon I will be dead
Let's face it, soon I will be dead

And I just want to
I want to see the boy happy
With some hope in his pale eyes
Is that too much to ask?

Before I die I have one final dream
For my own life I don't care anything

Lord, these words I beg of you
As I kneel down at my bed
Let's face it, soon I will be dead

And I just want to
I want to see the boy happy
With his arms around his first love
Is that too much to ask?

Before I die I have one final dream
For my own life I don't care anything

And I just want to
I want to see this boy happy
Why is this such a bad thing?

Music Video

Credits

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 173

Morrissey live history:

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Mentioned In

Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass - Gary Day
  • Composed By - Morrissey
  • Design [Sleeve] - Chris Collins (7)
  • Guitar - Boz Boorer
  • Management [At The Helm] - Merck Mercuriadis
  • Mastered By - Doug Shearer
  • Photography By [Cover] - Fabio Lovino
  • Research [Live Recording Research] - Mike Mastrangelo

Notes

Track 1 published by Warner Chappell. Track 2 published by Warner Chappell and Cat Minority (ASCAP). Track 3 published by Warner Chappell and Universal Publishing.

Attack Label Manager: Jennifer Ivory at Sanctuary in London. With thanks to Joe Cokell at Sanctuary Records Special Thanks To CANAL+ - L'ALBUM DE LA SEMAINE

J-card case.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Part 2 of a 2 part set. Late Night, Maudlin Street recorded live at The Royal Albert Hall - 2002.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Limited to 1000 copies. Housed in a clear wallet (PVC sleeve) with hype/info sticker on it.

Live tracks recorded at The Royal Albert Hall in 2002. Ⓟ 2006 © 2006 Sanctuary Records Group Inc.

Made in the EU.

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Wikipedia Information

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"I Just Want to See the Boy Happy" is the fourth and final single from the album Ringleader of the Tormentors by Morrissey. The single was released on 4 December 2006. The title track was written by Morrissey and Jesse Tobias. Released the day after Morrissey began a five date arena tour in the UK, the single performed respectably, considering it was the fourth off the album, peaking at number 16 in the UK Singles Chart. Described by NME as "Mozza at his mic-lead whipping best", the track received largely positive reviews, with the Manchester Evening News awarding it a 5/5 mark and declaring the song "reminiscent of his early work with the Smiths, this is an excellent single." "A 12" picture disc of the track was released on 22 January 2007 which included all the B-sides on one disc and was limited to 1000 copies.

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