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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (single)

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THE SMITHS Single
Name The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Release 16 September 1985
Length 3:18
Recorded August 1985
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer The Smiths
Art work Truman Capote
Photo by Cecil Beaton (1949)
Vinyl Etching ARTY BLOODY FARTY
"IS THAT CLEVER"...JM
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #23
Single chronology
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Bigmouth Strikes Again

Information

Recording

Release

Track list

7" Vinyl

UK - []
US - []

    – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr)

12" Vinyl

UK - []
US - []

    – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr)

CD Single

UK - []

    – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr)

Lyrics

The boy with the thorn in his side

Behind the hatred there lies A murderous desire for love

How can they look into my eyes Still they don't believe me? How can they hear me say those words Still they don't believe me?

And if they don't believe me now Will they ever believe me? And if they don't believe me now Will they ever, will they ever believe me?

The boy with the thorn in his side Behind the hatred there lies A plundering desire for love

How can they see the Love in our eyes And still they don't believe us? And after all this time They don't want to believe us...

And if they don't believe us now Will they ever believe us? And when you want to Live: How do you start? Where do you go? Who do you need to know?

Personnel

Sleeve Artwork

Music Video

Credits

  • The Smiths, Promo Film

Live History

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