Something Is Squeezing My Skull (single)

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MORRISSEY Single
Name Something Is Squeezing My Skull
Release 27 April 2009
Total Length 2:38
Recorded Autumn-Winter 2007
Writer/composer Morrissey / Alain Whyte
Producer Jerry Finn
Art work Photo: Michael Muller (cover)
Photo: Travis Shinn (band)
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher Decca Records
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, CD, Digital
Chart position UK #46
Single chronology
I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Something Is Squeezing My Skull
Everyday Is Like Sunday (Reissue)

Information

Track list

CD

[Polydor/Decca 4781875]

  1. Something Is Squeezing My Skull – 2:38 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. This Charming Man (Live - 11 February 2009, BBC Radio Theatre) – 2:27 (Morrissey/Marr)

CD

[Polydor/Decca 4781876]

  1. Something Is Squeezing My Skull – 2:38 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. Best Friend On The Payroll (Live - 11 February 2009, BBC Radio Theatre) – 3:35 (Morrissey/Whyte)

7" Vinyl

[Polydor/Decca 4781877]

  1. Something Is Squeezing My Skull – 2:38 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. I Keep Mine Hidden (Live - 11 February 2009, BBC Radio Theatre) – 2:09 (Morrissey/Marr)

Lyrics

I'm doing very well
I can block out the present and the past now
I know by now you think I should have straightened myself out
Thank you, drop dead

Something is squeezing my skull
Something I can barely describe
There is no love in modern life

I'm doing very well
It's a miracle I even made it this far
The motion of taxis excites me
When you peel it back and bite me

Something is squeezing my skull
Something I can barely describe
There is no hope in modern life

Something is squeezing my skull
Something I can't fight
No true friends in modern life

Diazepam (that's Valium)
Tamazepam...Lithium
HRT, ECT
How long must I stay on this stuff?

Don't gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore
Don't gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore
PLEASE DON'T gimmie anymore
Don't gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore
You swore you would not gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore...
don't gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore

Please don't gimmie anymore
Don't gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore
You swore you would not gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore
Don't gimmie anymore, don't gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Oh, you swore
You swore!
You swore!
You swore you would not gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore
Gimmie anymore

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Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 78

Morrissey live history:

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Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass [Plays The Bass] - Solomon Walker
  • Crew [PA Is] - Sarah Yeoman
  • Design [Art-Design For Stylorouge], Artwork [Art-Design For Stylorouge] - No Allegiances
  • Drums [Plays The Drums] - Matt Walker
  • Guitar [Plays Guitar] - Boz Boorer
  • Guitar [Plays Guitar] - Jesse Tobias
  • Hair - Damon Anacreonte
  • Keyboards [Keyboards Are Played By] - Kristopher Pooley
  • Management [Morrissey Is Managed By] - Andy Gould
  • Management [Morrissey Is Managed By] - Irving Azoff
  • Management [Morrissey Is Managed By] - Lil Gary
  • Management [Morrissey Is Managed For] - Front Line Management
  • Painting [Inner Bag] - William Louis Jr Sonntag
  • Photography By [Band Photography] - Travis Shinn
  • Photography By [Morrissey On Cover] - Michael Muller (2)

Notes

Issued in a side opening matte sleeve, spine with text. Picture inner sleeve without text other than a tiny catalogue number.

Catalog numbers: 000289 478 18779 (on labels) 00028947818779 (on inner sleeve)

[On back cover]: Side A: Recorded in los angeles 2008 Published by Warner chappell music ltd. / Copyright control

Side B: Released by arrangement with BBC music. Recorded for BBC radio 2's Morrissey at Radio theatre ℗ & © 2009 BBC. First transmitted 11th of February 2009 Published by Warner chappell music ltd. / Universal music ltd

Morrissey photographed at the grave of Johnny Ramone in hollywood, california 2009

Inner bag: The Bowery at night (1895) by sonntag, William louis jnr. (1869-98) © Museum of the city of new york, USA / the Bridgeman art library

Side A ℗ & © 2009 Morrissey. Licensed exclusively to Decca Music Group Limited, London, England by Morrissey. [...]. Decca Music Group Limited, London, England. A Universal Music Company. Made in EU.

[On side A label]: Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd. / Copyright Control

Runouts are laser etched.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

In a cardboard sleeve with a cardboard inner sleeve.

Catalog numbers: 000289 478 18762 (on CD) 00028947818762 (on inner sleeve)

[On back cover]: Track 1: Recorded in los angeles 2008

Track 2: Released by arrangement with BBC music. Recorded for BBC radio 2's Morrissey at Radio theatre ℗ & © 2009 BBC. First transmitted 11th of February 2009

Morrissey photographed at the grave of Johnny Ramone in hollywood, california 2009

Inner bag: Camden town engine house (1838) by bourne, John cook (1814-96) Colour litho. Courtesy National railway museum, york, north yorkshire, UK & the Bridgeman art library

Track 1 ℗ & © 2009 Morrissey. Licensed exclusively to Decca Music Group Limited, London, England by Morrissey. [...]. Decca Music Group Limited, London, England. A Universal Music Company. Made in EU.

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Wikipedia Information

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"Something Is Squeezing My Skull" is a song with lyrics by Morrissey and music by Alain Whyte. The song is the second single to be released from Morrissey's 2009 album Years of Refusal. It was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Jerry Finn, the man behind 2004’s You Are the Quarry. The single was released on 27 April 2009 and reached number 46 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as number one on the Scottish Singles Chart, which at that point still only counted physical sales, becoming Morrissey's third and most recent number-one single on that chart. The song also experienced some success in France, where it reached number 35 on the SNEP chart. The single comes backed with live recordings of "This Charming Man", "Best Friend on the Payroll" and "I Keep Mine Hidden", the latter being performed for the first time ever by Morrissey and his band at BBC Radio 2's 'Live With Morrissey' concert in February 2009.The album art depicts Morrissey hugging Johnny Ramone's memorial statue at his grave in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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