Istanbul (single)

Digital download cover art
Name Istanbul
Release 20 May 2014 (Digital Download)
Length 4:41
Recorded Winter 2014
Writer/composer Morrissey/Boorer
Producer Joe Chiccarelli
Art work
Vinyl Etching
Publisher Harvest Records
Format(s) Digital Download
Chart position UK #
Single chronology
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Track list

Digital Download

  1. Istanbul – 4:41 (Morrissey/Boorer)


When he first cried

His mother died I had tried to be his guide When he was born I was too young The father searches for the son in Istanbul

Oh, Istanbul Give me back my brown-eyed son Moonlight jumping through the trees Sunken eyes avoiding me From dawn to dusk the hunt is on The father searches for the son

On secret streets in disbelief Little shadow shows the lead Prostitutes stylish and blonde In amongst them you are one Oh, what have I done?

Rolling breathless off the tongue The vicious street gang slang I lean into a box of pine Identify the kid as mine


Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 114

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