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The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get (single)

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MORRISSEY Single
Name The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
Release 28 February 1994
Total Length 3:44
Recorded Summer 1993
Writer/composer Morrissey/Boorer
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Art work Whores In Retirement
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Parlophone Records
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #8
US #46
Single chronology
Certain People I Know
The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
Hold On To Your Friends

Information

There is a US remix (3:47) of this track, although not circulated.

The main distributor was Parlophone, but it was available via Sire/Reprise (USA) and EMI/Parlophone (Australia).

Track list

7" Vinyl

[Parlophone – R 6372]

  1. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get – 3:44 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  2. Used To Be A Sweet Boy – 2:49 (Morrissey/Whyte)

12" Vinyl, CD

[Parlophone – 12R 6372, Parlophone – CDR 6372]

  1. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get – 3:44 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  2. Used To Be A Sweet Boy – 2:49 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  3. I'd Love To – 4:50 (Morrissey/Boorer)

Lyrics

The more you ignore me, the closer I get
You're wasting your time
The more you ignore me, the closer I get
You're wasting your time

I will be in the bar
With my head on the bar
I am now a central part
Of your mind's landscape
Whether you care or do not

Yeah, I've made up your mind
The more you ignore me, the closer I get
You're wasting your time
The more you ignore me, the closer I get
You're wasting your time

Beware!
I bear more grudges than lonely high court judges
When you sleep I will creep into your thoughts
Like a bad debt that you can't pay
Take the easy way and give in
Yeah, and let me in
Let me in, let me, Let me in

IT'S WAR
It's war
It's war
It's war
It's war, war, war, war, war

Let me in
The closer I get
You're asking for it
The closer I get
The closer I...

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Credits

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 91

Morrissey live history:

... further results

Appears On


Discogs Information

Credits

  • Design - Greg Ross
  • Engineer - Chris Dickie
  • Engineer [Assistant] - Danton Supple
  • Photography By - Linder Sterling
  • Producer - Steve Lillywhite
  • Sleeve - Whores In Retirement

Notes

A sticker on the sleeve reads: Limited Edition Numbered 12" with free poster 12R 6372.

Numbered release (printed on the back).

Came with a 30" X 20"  fold out poster (as per sticker on sleeve).

Printed in UK [sleeve].

Catalog number 7243 8 81144 6 2 on sleeve. Catalog number 12R 6372 on sticker and labels.

Tracks A and B2 published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd / Copyright Control. Track B1 published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd / Sony Music Publishing.

℗ 1994 The Copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. © 1994 EMI Records Ltd.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Made in the UK. Custom cardsleeve with photo used on CD only here. Only other appearance on an official release is the 7" promo.

Disc has old fashioned Parlophone label. Custom orange and black print.

Images

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Wikipedia Information

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"The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get" is a song by English singer-songwriter Morrissey, co-written by Boz Boorer released as a single on 28 February 1994. It was taken from the then-unreleased Vauxhall and I album and was the first Morrissey single to be produced by Steve Lillywhite. The extra B-side "I'd Love To" features Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals. Reaching number eight on the UK Singles Chart, the single became Morrissey's first top-ten hit since "Interesting Drug" in 1989. It is also Morrissey's only charting single on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 46, and it became his second and most recent Modern Rock Tracks number-one hit. The song also reached the top 50 in Canada, France and Ireland. It was most successful in Iceland, where it reached number two for three weeks.

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