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{{Discobox
 
{{Discobox
 
| Name = The Boy Racer
 
| Name = The Boy Racer
 
| Total Length =  
 
| Total Length =  
| Recorded =  
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| Recorded = Spring 1995
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Whyte
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Whyte
 
| Producer = [[Steve Lillywhite]]
 
| Producer = [[Steve Lillywhite]]
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| Vinyl Etching =  
 
| Vinyl Etching =  
 
| Publisher =  
 
| Publisher =  
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
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| Format =  7" Vinyl, CD
 
| Release =  
 
| Release =  
| Chart = UK  
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| Chart = UK #36
 
| Type = Single
 
| Type = Single
| Previous =  
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| Previous = Dagenham Dave
| PreviousLink =  
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| PreviousLink = Dagenham Dave (single)
| Next =  
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| Next = Sunny
| NextLink =  
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| NextLink = Sunny (single)
 
}}
 
}}
 
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[[Category:Morrissey Lyrics]]
  
 
==Information==
 
==Information==
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{{lyrics
 
{{lyrics
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|He's just too good-natured, and
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He's got too much money, and
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He's got too many girlfriends
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(I'm jealous, that's all)
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Have you seen him go, though? Oh...
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Have you seen him go, though? Oh...
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Boy racer, boy racer, oh!
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We're gonna kill this pretty thing
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Boy racer, boy racer, oh!
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We're gonna kill this pretty thing
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He's got too many girlfriends
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He thinks he owns this city
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He over speeds and he never
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Gets pulled over
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Have you seen him go, though? Oh...
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Have you seen him go, though? Oh...
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Boy racer, boy racer, oh!
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We're gonna kill this pretty thing
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Boy racer, boy racer, oh!
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We're gonna kill this pretty thing
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He thinks he's got the whole world in his hands
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Stood at the urinal
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He thinks he's got the whole world in his hands
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And I'm gonna kill him
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Oh no, oh no
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Oh no, oh no
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Oh no, oh no
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Oh no, oh no oh no
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Boy racer, boy racer, oh!
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We're gonna kill this pretty thing
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Boy racer, boy racer, oh!
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We're gonna kill this pretty thing
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Boy racer, boy racer, oh!
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We're gonna kill this pretty thing
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He's just too good looking...
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He's just too good looking...
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He's just too good looking...
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And...
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And...
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And...
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Boy racer, boy racer, oh!
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We're gonna kill this pretty thing
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Boy racer, boy racer, oh!
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We're gonna kill this pretty thing 
 
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* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals <br>
 
* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals <br>
* - Bass guitar, guitars<br>
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* [[Alain Whyte]] - [[Guitarists|Guitars]], backing vocals<br>
* - Guitars, keyboard<br>
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* [[Boz Boorer]] - Guitars, bass guitar<br>
* - Drums<br>
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* [[Jonny Bridgwood]] - [[Bassists|Bass guitar]]<br>
* Producer - <br>
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* [[Spencer Cobrin]] - [[Drummers|Drums]]<br>
* Assistant Engineer - <br>
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* [[Producers|Producer]] - [[Steve Lillywhite]]<br>
* Art co-ordination - <br>
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* Engineer - Danton Supple<br>
* Layout - <br>
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* Assistant Engineer - Tom Elmhirst
* Photography - <br>
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* Mastering - Tim Young
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* Layout - Laurence Stevens <br>
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* Sleeve - Whores In Retirement<br>
  
 
== Sleeve Artwork ==
 
== Sleeve Artwork ==
 
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<gallery  perrow="6">
  File: | Original cover art. (1988)
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  File:Boyracer.jpg | Cover art. (1995)
  File: | Alt cover. (2012)
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  File:Boyraceralt.jpg | Alt. cover. (1995)
  
  
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==Music Video==
 
==Music Video==
[[Video:The Boy Racer|500px]]
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SvXZHuQ7mQ</youtube>
 
===Credits===
 
===Credits===
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* Directed by James O'Brien
  
==Live History==
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Latest revision as of 20:16, 29 May 2021

Cover art
Alt. cover art
MORRISSEY Single
Name The Boy Racer
Release
Length
Recorded Spring 1995
Writer/composer Morrissey/Whyte
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Art work
Vinyl Etching
Publisher
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #36
Single chronology
Dagenham Dave
The Boy Racer
Sunny

Information

Recording

Release

Track list

7" Vinyl

    – 0:00 (Morrissey/) – 0:00 (Morrissey/)


Lyrics

He's just too good-natured, and

He's got too much money, and He's got too many girlfriends (I'm jealous, that's all)

Have you seen him go, though? Oh... Have you seen him go, though? Oh... Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing

He's got too many girlfriends He thinks he owns this city He over speeds and he never Gets pulled over

Have you seen him go, though? Oh... Have you seen him go, though? Oh... Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing

He thinks he's got the whole world in his hands Stood at the urinal He thinks he's got the whole world in his hands And I'm gonna kill him

Oh no, oh no Oh no, oh no Oh no, oh no Oh no, oh no oh no

Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing

He's just too good looking... He's just too good looking... He's just too good looking... And... And... And...

Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing

Personnel

Sleeve Artwork

Music Video

Credits

  • Directed by James O'Brien

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 125

Morrissey live history:

... further results



Appears On



Discogs Information

Credits

  • Layout - Laurence Stevens
  • Mixed By - Miti Adhikari
  • Performer - Alain Whyte
  • Performer - Boz Boorer
  • Performer - Jonny Bridgwood
  • Performer - Spencer Cobrin
  • Photography By - Rankin (3)
  • Recorded By - Miti Adhikari
  • Sleeve - Whores In Retirement
  • Written-By - Alain Whyte
  • Written-By - Morrissey

Notes

Tracks 2 & 3 recorded live in London, released courtesy of EMI Records ltd. & Parlophone.

℗ 1995 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by BMG Records [UK] Ltd. © 1995 BMG Records [UK] Limited Distributed by BMG. Made in England

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Tracks 2 and 3 recorded live London, released courtesy of EMI Records Ltd. & Parlophone. Track durations differ slightly from those printed on the CD.

℗ 1995 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by BMG Records [UK] Ltd. © 1995 BMG Records [UK] Ltd. Distributed by BMG. Made in England

Crystal clear jewel case.

Images

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Wikipedia Information

"The Boy Racer" is a song by Morrissey, released as a single in 1995, the second single to be taken from the album Southpaw Grammar. It was Morrissey's second and final single release on the RCA record label he had signed to after leaving EMI. The single was released across two CDs, each with different covers but both featuring a young boy. Contrary to rumour, the child is not Morrissey's nephew. The single reached number 36 on the UK Singles Chart, ten places lower than his last single, "Dagenham Dave".

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