What Do You See In Him lyrics

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2016 (read-only)' started by Cornflakes, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Cornflakes

    Cornflakes "A bit iffy" ★★☆☆☆ - AV Club

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,120
    I googled for the lyrics to What Do You See In Him, but found the internet didn't have anything satisfactory to offer.

    Here's what I think the lyrics are, but maybe you hear differently.

    The toughest bit was the end of the second line. It's the only thing I can come up with that both sounds like what's being sung and makes some sort of sense.

    I think this is probably a better lyric than Wonderful Woman, FWIW.

    --------

    Oh the nights are too long
    When a question's a lump.
    I try,
    But I will never understand.

    What do you see in him?
    What do you see in her?

    Tease the life out of me
    As you walk hand in hand.
    And I try and I try and I try,
    But I will never understand.

    What do you see in her?
    I ask myself.
    What do you see in him?

    But she will leave you,
    And I will be glad.
    Yes, he will leave you,
    And I will be glad.

     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2016
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny It's all good Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2000
    Messages:
    17,041
    Location:
    On the moors
    I thought it was "When the questions are long"
     
  3. Irregular Regular

    Irregular Regular Forget my fate.

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    5,706
    Oh the nights are too long
    When the questions are long
    I try
    But I will never understand

    What do you see in her?
    What do you see in her?
    I love her, I love her, I love her
    I love her, I love her, I love her

    Tease the life out of me
    As you walk hand in hand
    And I try, and I try, and I try
    But I will never understand

    What do you see in her?
    I ask myself
    What do you see in him?
    I love her, I love her, I love her

    That she will plague you
    And I will be glad
    Yes, he will leave you
    And I will be glad

    Early lyrics included "When will you ever learn" and "Ice water for blood". The latter words were later recycled in Wonderful Woman.

    Source: Passions Just Like Mine

    Edit: not so sure about the 'I love her' part, may well be 'da da da'. :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2016
  4. Cornflakes

    Cornflakes "A bit iffy" ★★☆☆☆ - AV Club

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,120
    I'm pretty certain it's "when a..." and not "when the...", though.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2016
  5. Flibberty

    Flibberty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2015
    Messages:
    515
    Certainly sounds like "da da da" to me.
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    LOL!
     
  7. Musician

    Musician Guest

    BTW the whole show with video (why did Johnny stop singning backing vocals?)

     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Probably afraid theyd get called the British r.e.m
     
  9. Ketamine Sun

    Ketamine Sun <><><><><><><>

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2015
    Messages:
    6,869
    Location:
    YOUR DREAMS
    Oh the nights are too long
    When I question so long


    What I always heard.
     
  10. Ketamine Sun

    Ketamine Sun <><><><><><><>

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2015
    Messages:
    6,869
    Location:
    YOUR DREAMS
    yes 'da da' he's singing about Hugo Ball. ;)
     
  11. kissmyshadestoo

    kissmyshadestoo Cheeky Defendant

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    2,459
    Location:
    NJ
    Happy that someone had the wherewithal to record this!
     
  12. Cornflakes

    Cornflakes "A bit iffy" ★★☆☆☆ - AV Club

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,120
    Could be. I'll have another listen.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Morrissey friend James Maker states in his "Autofellatio" book: "Initially, [Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke¸] were not particularly comfortable with the connotations of Morrissey’s prescient homoeroticism. The title of What Do You See In Her? [sic] was changed to Wonderful Woman for this very reason because of a concern that the group might be construed as gay. However, it was evident from the beginning that the songwriting, the conceptualisation of the group’s identity and the public voice of The Smiths lay exclusively in the hands of Morrissey and Marr. Consultation with Rourke and Joyce in this regard was superfluous."
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Interesting Interesting x 1
Loading...

Share This Page