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MORRISSEY Single
Name Something Is Squeezing My Skull
Release 27 April 2009
Total Length 2:38
Recorded Autumn-Winter 2007
Writer/composer Morrissey/Whyte
Producer Jerry Finn
Art work Michael Muller
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Decca Records
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, CD, Digital
Chart position UK #46
Single chronology
I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Something Is Squeezing My Skull
Everyday Is Like Sunday (Reissue)

Information

Track list

CD

[Polydor/Decca 4781875]

  1. Something Is Squeezing My Skull – 2:38 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. This Charming Man (Live - 11 February 2009, BBC Radio Theatre) – 2:27 (Morrissey/Marr)

CD

[Polydor/Decca 4781876]

  1. Something Is Squeezing My Skull – 2:38 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. Best Friend On The Payroll (Live - 11 February 2009, BBC Radio Theatre) – 3:35 (Morrissey/Whyte)

7" Vinyl

[Polydor/Decca 4781877]

  1. Something Is Squeezing My Skull – 2:38 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. I Keep Mine Hidden (Live - 11 February 2009, BBC Radio Theatre) – 2:09 (Morrissey/Marr)

Lyrics

I'm doing very well
I can block out the present and the past now
I know by now you think I should have straightened myself out
Thank you, drop dead

Something is squeezing my skull
Something I can barely describe
There is no love in modern life

I'm doing very well
It's a miracle I even made it this far
The motion of taxis excites me
When you peel it back and bite me

Something is squeezing my skull
Something I can barely describe
There is no hope in modern life

Something is squeezing my skull
Something I can't fight
No true friends in modern life

Diazepam (that's Valium)
Tamazepam...Lithium
HRT, ECT
How long must I stay on this stuff?

Don't gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore
Don't gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore
PLEASE DON'T gimmie anymore
Don't gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore
You swore you would not gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore...
don't gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore

Please don't gimmie anymore
Don't gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore
You swore you would not gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore
Don't gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Oh, you swore
You swore!
You swore!
You swore you would not gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore

Sleeve Artwork

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 78

Morrissey live history:

... further results

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Mentioned In

Discogs Information

Credits

  • Artwork By [Inner Bag] - William Louis Sonntag, Jr.
  • Bass - Solomon Walker
  • Crew [Hair] - Damon Anacreonte
  • Crew [PA] - Sarah Yeoman
  • Design - No Allegiances
  • Drums - Matt Walker
  • Guitar - Boz Boorer
  • Guitar - Jesse Tobias
  • Keyboards - Kristopher Pooley
  • Management - Andy Gould
  • Management - Front Line Management
  • Management - Irving Azoff
  • Management - Lil Gary
  • Photography By [Band] - Travis Shinn
  • Photography By [Cover] - Michael Muller (2)

Notes

Issued in a side opening matte sleeve, spine with text. Picture inner sleeve without text other than a tiny catalogue number.

Side B: Released by arrangement with BBC Music. Recorded for BBC Radio 2's Morrissey at Radio Theatre ℗ & © 2009 BBC. First transmitted 11th of February 2009

Morrissey photographed at the grave of Johnny Ramone in Hollywood, California 2009

Inner bag: The Bowery At Night (1895) by Sonntag, William Louis Jnr. (1869-98) © Museum of The City of New York, USA/The Bridgeman Art Library.

Runouts are laser etched.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

In a cardboard sleeve with a cardboard inner sleeve.

Track 2 - Released by arrangement with BBC Music. Recorded for BBC Radio 2's Morrissey at Radio Theatre. ℗ & © 2009 BBC. First transmitted 11th of February 2009.

Morrissey photographed at the grave of Johnny Ramone in Hollywood, California 2009, by Michael Muller

Inner bag: Camden Town Engine House (1838) by Bourne, John Cook (1814-96) Colour litho. Courtesy National Railway Museum, York, North Yorkshire, UK & the Bridgeman Art Library

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Wikipedia Information

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"Something Is Squeezing My Skull" is a song with lyrics by Morrissey and music by Alain Whyte. The song is the second single to be released from Morrissey's 2009 album Years of Refusal. It was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Jerry Finn, the man behind 2004’s You Are the Quarry. The single was released on 27 April 2009 and reached number 46 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as number one on the Scottish Singles Chart, which at that point still only counted physical sales, becoming Morrissey's third and most recent number-one single on that chart. The song also experienced some success in France, where it reached number 35 on the SNEP chart. The single comes backed with live recordings of "This Charming Man", "Best Friend on the Payroll" and "I Keep Mine Hidden", the latter being performed for the first time ever by Morrissey and his band at BBC Radio 2's 'Live With Morrissey' concert in February 2009.The album art depicts Morrissey hugging Johnny Ramone's memorial statue at his grave in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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