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Lover-To-Be (single)

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Cover art
Name Lover-To-Be
Release 13 April 2019
Total Length 4:08
Recorded 2017
Writer/composer Morrissey/Boorer
Producer Joe Chiccarelli
Art work Cover star: Donnelly Rhodes / layout by Simon Ryan
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Étienne / BMG
Format(s) 7" Red Vinyl
Chart position UK Vinyl Chart #1
Single chronology
Back On The Chain Gang
Wedding Bell Blues


Limited Edition of 4.000 copies for Record Store Day 2019. Additional voice: Damiano Mazarella.

Track list

7" Vinyl

UK - [Étienne ‎– 538473111]

  1. Lover-To-Be – 4:08 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  2. I Thought You Were Dead – 2:54 (Morrissey/Tobias)


Questa canzone a lover-to-be

Have you seen me? I am your lover-to-be
You might run into the street
You look back for one more peek
It's okay by me, it's okay by me
It's okay by me, it's okay by me

Oh, I am your lover-to-be
Never before, never again
Will you see such a special man
All peachy-keen, all peachy-keen
All peachy-keen, all peachy-keen, oh

You can trust me, I am your lover-to-be
You act afraid and nervously coy
Because I'm someone you might enjoy, oh
That's me, that's me, that's me, oh
Ayy, ayy, oh, oh

I am your lover-to-be
You say, "God, spare me this corruptor"
God says, "You don't know how lucky you are"
The paragon knows, the paragon knows
The paragon knows, the paragon knows
I have nothing to say, I am your lover-to-be
Might not be Thursday, it might not be Friday
But soon, I'll have you my way

Of good Italian stock, mmm, lover-to-be
The way you girlishly, boyishly hide
Is not very much to describe
Oh, oh, oh, I have nothing to say, I am
What is money compared to love?
It is Godless, sexless, stupid and sequestered
Finally, finally
Oh, finally, I am your lover-to-be
I have thrashed all the boozers in town
And it's your turn now

Related Items

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 0

Appears On

Discogs Information


  • Artwork [Art For This Recording] - Simon Ryan
  • Engineer - Davide Dell'Amore
  • Lacquer Cut By - SJ (13)
  • Mixed By - Ken Sluiter
  • Performer [Players] - Boz Boorer
  • Performer [Players] - Gustavo Manzur
  • Performer [Players] - Jesse Tobias
  • Performer [Players] - Mando Lopez
  • Performer [Players] - Matt Walker
  • Recorded By, Producer, Mixed By - Joe Chiccarelli


Record Store Day 2019 Limited Edition of 4.000 copies

Back cover states: Recorded at Forum Music Village, Rome, Italy Front image Donnelly Rhodes ℗ & © 2019 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

Labels state: Recorded in 2017 A - Copyright Control/Domino Publishing B - Copyright Control/8stitches9lives Publishing


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