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Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before (single)

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US 7" cover art
Germany cover art
Netherlands cover art
THE SMITHS Single
Name Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Release September 1987
Length 3:32
Recorded Spring 1987
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Stephen Street
Assisted by Morrissey & Johnny Marr
Art work Cover star: Murray Head film still from "The Family Way" (1966)
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Sire Records (US)
Line Records (Germany)
Megadisc (Netherlands)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position Not applicable
Single chronology
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

Information

In 2011, ["Gurglejerk" & "altscott3000"] made the "stem" files for this song available.
This featured the song in component parts (including the vocal) for the Rock Band 3 video game.
This song was covered by Mark Ronson in 2007 (reaching number 2).

Track list

7" Vinyl

US - [Sire – 9 28136-7]

  1. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before – 3:32 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. I Keep Mine Hidden – 1:57 (Morrissey/Marr)

7" Vinyl

Germany - [Line Records – LS 1.00025]

  1. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before – 3:32 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Girlfriend In A Coma – 2:02 (Morrissey/Marr)

12" Vinyl / CD

Germany - [Line Records – LMS 3.00013 / LICD 9.00440]

  1. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before – 3:32 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Work Is A Four-Letter Word – 2:47 (Black/Woolfenden)
  3. Girlfriend In A Coma – 2:02 (Morrissey/Marr)
  4. I Keep Mine Hidden – 1:57 (Morrissey/Marr)

12" Vinyl

Netherlands - [Megadisc – MD 125280]

  1. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before – 3:32 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Pretty Girls Make Graves (Early Cello / Troy Tate version) – 3:35 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (live) – 5:03 (Morrissey/Marr)

Lyrics

Stop me, oh, stop me Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before Stop me, oh, stop me Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before

Nothing's changed I still love you, oh, I still love you Only slightly, only slightly less than I used to, my love

I was delayed, I was way-laid An emergency stop I smelt the last ten seconds of life I crashed down on the crossbar And the pain was enough to make a shy, bald, Buddhist reflect And plan a mass murder Who said I'd lied to her?

Oh, who said I'd lied because I never? I never Who said I'd lied because I never?

I was detained, I was restrained And broke my spleen and broke my knee And then he really laced into me Friday night in-out patients Who said I'd lied to her?

Oh, who said I'd lied? Because I never, I never Who said I'd lied? Because I never

And so I drank one It became four And when I fell on the floor I drank more

Stop me, oh, stop me Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before Stop me, oh, stop me Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before Nothing's changed I still love you, oh, I still love you Only slightly, only slightly less than I used to, my love

Music Video

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 0



Play count (Morrissey concert): 83

Morrissey live history:

... further results


Appears On

Cover Versions


Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass Guitar - Andy Rourke
  • Coordinator [Art Co-ordination] - Jo Slee
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Guitar - Johnny Marr
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Sleeve - Morrissey
  • Voice - Morrissey
  • Written-By - Johnny Marr
  • Written-By - Morrissey

Notes

Recorded at The Wool Hall in Bath during Spring 1987.

Cover Star - Murray Head. ©1966 Weintraub Entertainments.

From the Sire album [url=http://www.discogs.com/master/21143]"Strangeways, Here We Come"[/url] Available on LP, Cassette and Compact Disc (1/4/2-25649)

Morrissey/Marr Songs Ltd. PRS adm. by Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Corp. BMI Sire Records Company, Marketed by Warner Bros. Records, Inc. © 1987 Sire Records Company ℗ 1987 Sire Records Company Made in U.S.A.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Lic. by Rough Trade Records Ltd., London

Recorded at The Wool Hall, Bath during Spring 1987 Pressed and printed in Western Germany P.1987 C.1987

Center labels printed as "Side 1" for both sides of the 7-inch.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Back cover still uses the same back as the "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" 12" release layout, with "STOP ME IF YOU THINK YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE" listed first. But the spine says, "THE SMITHS - GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA - MAXI SINGLE - 12 INCH".

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Alternate rear sleeve variation looks more like the back of the sleeve of other international editions. It is all grey with no image, only the track listing and the block of credits in yellow and the Megadisc logo, marketing credit and catalogue number in white in the bottom right corner

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Cover Star: Murray Head © 1966 Weintraub Entertainments tracks 1 & 3: Recorded at The Wool Hall in Bath during Spring 1987 tracks 2 & 4: Recorded in London

Manufactured in Western Germany. P.1987 Line Music GmbH. ℗ 1987 / © 1987

(without barcode)

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Wikipedia Information

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"Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths, written by singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr. First released on the group's 1987 album Strangeways, Here We Come, it was later featured on the compilation albums Stop Me and The Very Best of The Smiths. The song is also included in the music video game Rock Band 3.