Sry if this is a stupid question but what does this song mean? The lyrics. People say its about coming out as ni or gay, but i think thats too worn out of a theory. Practically everything by Morrissey is interpreted to be homosexual. Could it be about you professing your love to a boy/girl and being rejected. Or maybe its a story about two criminals and one decides to tell the other they dont want to live like this anymore. Because there is that line "I stole and I lied, and why? because you asked me to" i dont what to sound sexist but it signals a that person the narrator is confessing to has a more in active role, passive and more cunning role..... A common scenario in Male and female criminal couples.