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| Length = 3:24
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| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
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| Producer = [[John Porter]]
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| Release = February 1984
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==Information==
 
==Information==
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== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
  
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Upon the sand, upon the bay
 
Upon the sand, upon the bay
 
"There is a quick and easy way" you say
 
"There is a quick and easy way" you say
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I lost my faith in womanhood
 
I lost my faith in womanhood
 
I lost my faith
 
I lost my faith
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Hand in glove
 
Hand in glove
 
The sun shines out of our behinds
 
The sun shines out of our behinds
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==Live History==
 

Revision as of 09:29, 28 May 2022

Cover art
THE SMITHS song
Name Pretty Girls Make Graves
Album/single The Smiths
Length 3:24
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer John Porter
Release February 1984
Recorded Autumn 1983

Information

Lyrics

Upon the sand, upon the bay
"There is a quick and easy way" you say
Before you illustrate
I'd rather state:

I'm not the man you think I am
I'm not the man you think I am

And sorrow's native son
He will not smile for anyone
And pretty girls make graves

End of the pier, end of the bay
You tug my arm, and say: "give in to lust
Give up to lust, oh heaven knows we'll
Soon be dust"

Oh, I'm not the man you think I am
I'm not the man you think I am

And sorrow's native son
He will not rise for anyone
And pretty girls make graves

(Oh, really?)
I could have been wild and I could have been free
But Nature played this trick on me

She wants it now
And she will not wait
But she's too rough
And I'm too delicate

Then, on the sand
Another man, he takes her hand
A smile lights up her stupid face
(And well, it would)

I lost my faith in womanhood
I lost my faith in womanhood
I lost my faith

Hand in glove
The sun shines out of our behinds

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 58

The Smiths live history:

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Play count (Morrissey concert): 0


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