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sabato 10 gennaio 2009

Morrissey, tutti i testi di/all the lyrics of ‘Years of Refusal’

Ecco i testi dei 12 brani inclusi in ‘Years of Refusal’, nuovo album di Morrissey in uscita il prossimo 16 febbraio.





Something is squeezing my skull
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 describe6
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

Diazepam1 that's valium, Temazepam, Lithium, HRT, ECT
How long must I stay on this stuff?
Don't give me anymore
Don't give me anymore
Don't give me anymore
Please don't give me anymore
Don't give anymore
Don't give anymore
You swore you would not give anymore
Don't give anymore, don't give anymore...

You swore, you swore, you swore
You swore you would not give anymore
Give anymore, give anymore, give anymore...


Mama, Lay Softly On The Riverbed
Mama, why did you do it?
Mama, who drove you to it?

Was it the pigs in grey suits
Persercuting you?
Uncivil servants
Unconcerned at how they frightened you1
Life is nothing much to lose
It's just so lonely here without you

Mama, why did you do it?
Mama, who drove you to it?

Spare priggish moneymen
Who scared the life out of you
Bailiffs with bad breath
I will slit their throats for you
Life is nothing much to lose
It's just so lonely here without you, mama

Life is nothing much to lose
It's just so lonely here without you
So, we're gonna run to you
We're gonna come to you
We're gonna lie down beside you, mama

We're gonna be with you
We're gonna join you
We're gonna lie down beside you, mama

And we will be safe and sheltered in our graves
We'll come before you
And we will kiss you2
By way of one final hug, mama


Black Cloud
The one I love
Is standing near
The one I love
Is everywhere
I can woo you
I can amuse you
But there is nothing I can do to make you mine
Black cloud, black cloud

The one I love
Roosts in the mind
Can snap this spell
Or increase hell
I can chase you
And I can catch you
But there is nothing I can do to make you mine
Black cloud, black cloud
Oh, black cloud
Oh, black cloud

I play the game
Of Favorites now
I can I must
I will I do
I can please you
Or I can freeze you out
But there is nothing I can do to make you mine
Black cloud, black cloud, black cloud
I can choke myself to please you
And I can sink much lower than usual
But there's nothing I can do
To make you mine


I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
In the absence of your love
And in the absence of human touch
I have decided
I’m throwing my arms around, around Paris
Because only stone and steel accept my love.

In the absence of your smiling face
I traveled all over the place2
And I have decided
I’m throwing my arms around, around Paris
Because only stone and steel accept my love
I’m throwing my arms around, around Paris
Because only stone and steel accept my love.

I’m throwing my arms around Paris
Because nobody wants my love
Nobody wants my love
Nobody needs my love
Nobody wants my love

Yes, you made yourself plain
Yes, you made yourself very plain


All You Need Is Me
You hiss and groan
And you constantly moan
But you don't ever go away
And that's because all you need is me.

You roll your eyes
Up to the skies
Mock horrified1
But you're still here
All you need is me

There's so much destruction
All over the world
And all you can do is complain about me

You bang your head against the wall
And say you're sick of it all
Yet, you remain2
'Cause all you need is me

And then you offer your one and only joke
And ask me "What will I be,
When I grow up to be a man"?

Me? NOTHING!

There's a soft voice
Singing in your head
Who can3 this be?
I do believe it's me

There's a naked man standing
Laughing in your dreams
You know who it is
But you don't like what it means

There's so much destruction
All over the world
And all you can do is complain about me

I was a small fat child in a welfare5 house
There was only one thing I ever dreamed about
Fate has just handed it to me

Whoopee!

You don't like me but you love me,
Either way you're wrong
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

You don't like me but you love me,
Either way you're wrong
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone


When Last I Spoke To Carol
When last I spoke to Carol I said:
"I can't pretend it gets easier."
She said: "I've hung on, I have edged
along this narrow ledge
since the day I was born in 1975."

When last I spoke to Carol I said:
"I can't pretend I feel love for you."
She said: "I've hammered a smile
across this pasty face of mine
since the day I was born in 1975."

When I said goodbye to Carol
Black earth upon the casket fell
She had faded to
Something I always knew
To the rescue
Nobody ever comes.


That's How People Grow Up
I was wasting my time
Trying to fall in love
Disappointment came to me and
Booted me and bruised and hurt me

That's how people grow up
That's how people grow up

I was wasting my time
Looking for love
Someone must look at me
and see their sunlit dream

I was wasting my time
Praying1 for love
For a love that never comes from
Someone who does not exist and

That's how people grow up
That's how people grow up

Let me live before I die
Not me, not I!

I was wasting my life
Always thinking about myself
Someone on the deathbed said
"There are other sorrows too"

I was driving my car
I crashed and broke my spine
So yes, there are things worse in life than
Never being someone's sweetie

That's how people grow up
That's how people grow up

As for me I'm ok
For now anyway


One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
Always be careful
When you abuse the one you love
The hour or the day, no one can tell
But one day goodbye will be farewell
And you will never see the one you love again
You will never see the one you love again

I have been thinking, what, with my final brain cell
How time grips you slily in its spell
And before you know, goodbye will be farewell
And you will never see the one you love again
And the smiling children tell you that you smell
Well, just look at me
A savage Beast, I've got nothing to sell
And when I die, I want to go to Hell
And that's when goodbye should be farewell

One day goodbye will be farewell
So grab me while we still have the time


It's Not Your Birthday Anymore
Your voice it might say "no"
But the heart has a will of its own
Your voice it might say "no"
But the heart has a heart of its own
It's not your birthday anymore
There's no need to be kind to you
And the will to see you smile and belong has now gone
It's not your birthday anymore
Did you really think we meant
All those syrupy, sentimental things
That we said?

It cannot be given
And so it must be taken
It cannot be given
And so it must be taken

All of the gifts that they gave can't compare in any way
To the love I am now giving to you
Right here, right now on the floor
All of the gifts that they gave can't compare in any way
To the love I am now giving to you
Right here, right now on the floor

It's not your birthday anymore
There's no need to be kind to you
And the will to see you smile and belong has now gone
It's not your birthday anymore
Did you really think we meant
All those syrupy, sentimental things
That we said yesterday?


You Were Good In Your Time
Let the heart rest
Lay back your head
You were good in your time
And we thank you

You made me feel less alone
You made me feel not quite so
Deformed, uninformed and hunchbacked

Time takes all breath away
You were good in your time
And we thank you so, so...

You said more in one day
Than most people say
In a lifetime, it was our time
And we thank you

An end-of-the-ride sigh
Your soft smile says
"Please understand, I must surrender"

Then you grip with your hand
Now so sworn in mine
Are you aware, wherever you are,
That you have just died?


Sorry Doesn't Help
Sorries pour out of you
All wide-eyed simple smiles
Certain to see you through
Like a QC full of fake humility1
You say: "Oh, please forgive..."
You say: "Oh, live and let live..."
But sorry doesn't help us
And sorry will not save us
And sorry will not bring my teen years back to me
(Any time soon)

Forced back, it springs right out
Seasoned, you have no doubts
You lied about the lies that you told
Which is the full extent of what being you is all about
You say: "Oh, please forgive..."
You say: "Oh, live and let live..."
But sorry doesn't help us
Sorry will not save us
Sorry will not bring my love into my arms
(As far as I know...)

Sorry doesn't help us
Sorry will not save us
Sorry is just a word you find so easy to say...
So you say it anyway

Sorry doesn't help us
Sorry won't protect us
Sorry won't undo all the good gone wrong, my love


I'm Ok By Myself
Could this be an arm around my waist?
Well, surely the hand contains a knife
It's been so all of my life
Why change now? - "It hasn't!"
Now this might surprise you, but
I find I'm OK by myself
And I don't need you
Or your morality to save me
No, no, no, no, no

Then came an arm around my shoulder
Well surely the hand holds a revolver
It's been so all of my life
Why change now? - "It hasn't!"
Now this might disturb you, but
I find I'm OK by myself
And I don't need you
Or your benevolence to make sense
No, no, no!

After all these years
I find I'm OK by myself
And I don't need you
Or your homespun philosophy
no, no, no, no

This might make you throw up in your bed
I'M OK BY MYSELF!
And I don't need you
and I never have, I never have
No, no, no, no!

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