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Revision as of 16:30, 6 April 2022

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MORRISSEY song
Name The Father Who Must Be Killed
Album/single Ringleader Of The Tormentors
Length 3:53
Writer/composer Morrissey/Whyte
Producer Tony Visconti
Release April 2006
Recorded Autumn 2005

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Lyrics

Step-child, you have out-lived your time
You represent embarrassment and failure
And the father who must be killed
Is the blight upon your blighted life
And his might is his legal right to ground you down

Step-child, with every petty swipe
You just might find you're fighting for your life
And the father who must be killed
Is a step-father, but nonetheless
The way he chews his food rips right through your senses

Step-child, there's a knife in a drawer in a room downstairs
And you, you know what you must do...

So the step-child ran with the knife to his sleeping frame
And slams it in his arms, his legs, his face, his neck
And says:
 "There's a law against me now"

And the father who must be killed
With his dying breath he grabs her hand
And he looks into her eyes
He says "I'm sorry," and he dies

Step-child, I release you
With this broken voice I beseech you
Why are lives so short?
The step-child thought
Heart pointing to the sky
 "No warm to warm me
  No hand to touch me
  And no bible-belters to mess with me
  Mama, don't miss me
  Mama, don't miss me
  This death will complete me
  But where I go there'll be no one to meet me
  I know there'll be no one to meet me"

But still, the step-child pressed the knife to her throat
Heart pointing to the sky
    "Just as Motherless birds fly high
     Then...so shall I
     So shall I
     So shall I
     So shall I
     So shall I..."

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