The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 266: YOU SAY YOU DON'T LOVE ME

How do you rate You Say You Don't Love Me?


  • Total voters
    34

Houdini

Junior Member
In 2007, and early 2008, we put up polls for all 234 then released Morrissey and The Smiths-songs. More than 40,000 votes were cast and this resulted in The Morrissey/Smiths Top 100, or indeed, The Morrissey/The Smiths Top 234. In 2009/2010 we updated this chart with the 25 new songs that were released in 2008-2010. The final results of 2010, the 'Top 259', can be viewed here. Now, 4 years on, many people have asked me to continue with the polls as since the last one 25 new Morrissey-songs have been released.
So we'll start with the songs that were released in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and we'll end with the 18 songs from World Peace Is None of Your Business.

So here it goes. Let's hope for as big a turn-out as in 2007 and 2010 and, once again, vote with your heart, not with your mind.

Song 266: You Say You Don't Love Me (Pete Shelley)

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You say you don't love me
Well that's alright with me 'cos I'm in love with you
(And) I wouldn't want you to do things
That you don't want to do
You know I always wanted you
To be in love with me
But I think I realize at last
The way things have to be
I wanted to live in a dream that couldn't be real
And I think you understand the way (that) I feel
You say you don't
You say you don't
You say you don't love me
Well that's alright with me 'cos I have got the time
To hang around and hope that maybe
You'll change your mind
I'm determined not to make the same mistake
This time around
Because I've had my share of heartache
I've been thinking and I've found
I don't want to live in a dream I want something real
And I think you understand this feeling I feel
You say you don't
You say you don't
You say...

You say you don't
You say you don't
You say you don't love me
Well that's alright with me I'm not in love with you
(But) I just want us to do the things
That we both want to do
Yes I have this special feeling
I was wrong to call it love
Because the word entails a few things
I would be wary of
I have no need to live in a dream it's finally real
And I think I understand this feeling I feel
You say you don't
You say you don't
You say you don't love me
You say you don't love me
You say you don't love me
Mmm


Previous polls:

Part 265: Satellite of Love
Part 264: The Kid's a Looker
Part 263: Action is My Middle Name
Part 262: People Are The Same Everywhere
Part 261: Safe, Warm Lancashire Home
Part 260: Treat Me Like a Human Being
Polls 259-1

EACH TIME YOU VOTE, YOU SUPPORT THE PROCESS!
 
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Abrahan

...with an N.
Moderator
Subscriber
I love this track, only wish it was a studio version.
 

Harsh Truth

Ever Felt Had?
Probably my favorite cover by Moz.
 

Jamie

Bluff, Ardour & Assoc.
This was a good fit thematically and musically with his band. Unfortunately, there are a few moments where he veers out of tune (or close to it), so I wouldn't go higher than 7.
 

billybu69

Junior Member
Subscriber
This was a good fit thematically and musically with his band. Unfortunately, there are a few moments where he veers out of tune (or close to it), so I wouldn't go higher than 7.
It's punk rock Jamie.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
I'm glad to discover this song is a cover as I thought the lyrics were not at Morrissey's level. Pursuing someone who's not romantically interested is unreasonable, sexist, and controlling. So glad Moz didn't write it. His own material is way more sophisticated.

NotLiterallyButMetaphorically

In 2007, and early 2008, we put up polls for all 234 then released Morrissey and The Smiths-songs. More than 40,000 votes were cast and this resulted in The Morrissey/Smiths Top 100, or indeed, The Morrissey/The Smiths Top 234. In 2009/2010 we updated this chart with the 25 new songs that were released in 2008-2010. The final results of 2010, the 'Top 259', can be viewed here. Now, 4 years on, many people have asked me to continue with the polls as since the last one 25 new Morrissey-songs have been released.
So we'll start with the songs that were released in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and we'll end with the 18 songs from World Peace Is None of Your Business.

So here it goes. Let's hope for as big a turn-out as in 2007 and 2010 and, once again, vote with your heart, not with your mind.

Song 266: You Say You Don't Love Me (Pete Shelley)

From:

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You say you don't love me
Well that's alright with me 'cos I'm in love with you
(And) I wouldn't want you to do things
That you don't want to do
You know I always wanted you
To be in love with me
But I think I realize at last
The way things have to be
I wanted to live in a dream that couldn't be real
And I think you understand the way (that) I feel
You say you don't
You say you don't
You say you don't love me
Well that's alright with me 'cos I have got the time
To hang around and hope that maybe
You'll change your mind
I'm determined not to make the same mistake
This time around
Because I've had my share of heartache
I've been thinking and I've found
I don't want to live in a dream I want something real
And I think you understand this feeling I feel
You say you don't
You say you don't
You say...

You say you don't
You say you don't
You say you don't love me
Well that's alright with me I'm not in love with you
(But) I just want us to do the things
That we both want to do
Yes I have this special feeling
I was wrong to call it love
Because the word entails a few things
I would be wary of
I have no need to live in a dream it's finally real
And I think I understand this feeling I feel
You say you don't
You say you don't
You say you don't love me
You say you don't love me
You say you don't love me
Mmm


Previous polls:

Part 265: Satellite of Love
Part 264: The Kid's a Looker
Part 263: Action is My Middle Name
Part 262: People Are The Same Everywhere
Part 261: Safe, Warm Lancashire Home
Part 260: Treat Me Like a Human Being
Polls 259-1

EACH TIME YOU VOTE, YOU SUPPORT THE PROCESS!
 
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