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THE SMITHS song
Name Rubber Ring
Album/single The World Won't Listen
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (single)
Length 7:56 (12" version)
3:46 (Compilation version)
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Morrissey & Johnny Marr
Stephen Street (Recording Engineer)
Release September 1985
Recorded August 1985


Information

The 12" version of "Rubber Ring" segues in to "Asleep".
"Everybody's clever nowadays" is from the 1953 radio version of The Importance Of Being Earnest, spoken by Sir John Gielgud (as Jack Worthing).
The song also uses samples from Konstantin Raudive's "Breakthrough: An Amazing Experiment In Electronic Communication With The Dead" (See side A: "A General Introduction With Examples Of The Voices" - 1971).

Lyrics

A sad fact widely known
The most impassionate song
To a lonely soul
Is so easily outgrown
But don't forget the songs
That made you smile
And the songs that made you cry
When you lay in awe
On the bedroom floor
And said "Oh, oh, smother me mother"
No, rubber ring, rubber ring, rubber ring, rubber ring
La...

The passing of time
And all of its crimes
Is making me sad again
The passing of time
And all of its sickening crimes
Is making me sad again
But don't forget the songs
That made you cry
And the songs that saved your life
Yes, you're older now
And you're a clever swine
But they were the only ones who ever stood by you

The passing of time leaves empty lives
Waiting to be filled
The passing of time
Leaves empty lives
Waiting to be filled
I'm here with the cause
I'm holding the torch
In the corner of your room
Can you hear me?
And when you're dancing and laughing
And finally living
Hear my voice in your head
And think of me kindly
No, rubber ring, rubber ring, rubber ring, rubber ring
La, no, rubber ring, rubber ring, rubber ring, rubber ring

Do you
Love me like you used to?
Oh, rubber ring, rubber ring, rubber ring, rubber ring
La...

You're clever
Everybody's clever nowadays
You're clever
Everybody's clever nowadays

You are sleeping
You do not want to believe
You are sleeping
You do not want to believe
You are sleeping
You do not want to believe
You are sleeping

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 0


Play count (Morrissey concert): 36

Morrissey live history:

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