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Bengali In Platforms

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MORRISSEY Song
Name Bengali In Platforms
Album/Single Viva Hate
Length 3:55
Recorded Autumn-Winter 1987
Writer Morrissey/Street
Producer Stephen Street

Information

Bengali In Platforms is a song that appears on Morrissey's debut album, Viva Hate. It was co-written and produced by Stephen Street.

Recording

Recording for Viva Hate commenced at The Wool Hall studios in Bath, England in early October and would last until late December. Street recruited Durutti Column guitarist Vini Reilly and session drummer Andrew Paresi to back Morrissey, with Street himself taking over bass duties.

Release

Viva Hate was was released on 14 March 1988 by HMV Records and debuted at #1 on the UK charts.

Re-releases

EMI, in celebration of their 100th anniversary, released a special edition of Viva Hate in the UK in 1997. In addition to featuring brand new artwork, including a new cover shot by Eamonn McCabe, the Centenary Edition features 8 bonus tracks — only one of which was contemporaneous with the album. Surprisingly, "Hairdresser On Fire" does not appear on this version despite originally appearing on the North American version of the album as a bonus track.

On 02 April 2012, a newly remastered special edition of Viva Hate, supervised by Stephen Street, was released. Controversially, Morrissey chose to omit one of the album's original tracks, "The Ordinary Boys," and include the session demo "Treat Me Like A Human Being." In addition to the track list changes, the intro and extended fadeout of "Late Night, Maudlin Street" has been edited. The original album artwork was restored for this release, however, the typeface font on the front cover has been changed, as was the case with the 2011 Bona Drag remaster.

Lyrics

Bengali, Bengali

Bengali, Bengali

No, no, no He does not want to depress you Oh, no, no, no, no, no He only wants to impress you

Bengali in platforms He only wants to embrace your culture And to be your friend forever Forever...

Bengali, Bengali Bengali, Bengali

Oh, shelve your Western plans and understand That life is hard enough when you belong here

A silver-studded rim that glistens And an ankle-star that blinds me A lemon sole so very high Which only reminds me, to tell you

Break the news gently Break the news to him gently "Shelve your plans" "Shelve your plans, shelve them"

Bengali, Bengali It's the touchy march of time that binds you Don't blame me, don't hate me Just because I'm the one to tell you

That life is hard enough when you belong here That life is hard enough when you belong here

Shelve your Western plans Shelve your Western plans Cause life is hard enough when you belong Life is hard enough when you belong here

Shelve your Western plans Shelve your Western plans Cause life is hard enough when you belong here Life is hard enough when you belong

Personnel


Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 0




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