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The Ordinary Boys

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MORRISSEY song
Name The Ordinary Boys
Album/single Viva Hate
Length 3:10
Writer/composer Morrissey / Stephen Street
Producer Stephen Street
Release March 1988
Recorded Autumn-Winter 1987


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

Lyrics

Ordinary boys
Happy knowing nothing
Happy being no one but themselves

Ordinary girls
Supermarket clothes
Who think it's very clever to be cruel to you

For you were so different
You stood all alone
And you knew that it had to be so
Avoiding...

Ordinary boys
Happy going nowhere
Just around here in their rattling cars

Ordinary girls
Never seeing further
than the cold, small streets that trap them

But you were so different
You had to say no
When those empty fools
Tried to change you and claim you
For the lair of their ordinary world

Where they feel so lucky
So lucky, so lucky
With their lives laid out before them
They're lucky, so lucky
So lucky, so lucky
So...

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