What Do You See In Him lyrics

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I googled for the lyrics to What Do You See In Him, but found the internet didn't have anything satisfactory to offer.

Here's what I think the lyrics are, but maybe you hear differently.

The toughest bit was the end of the second line. It's the only thing I can come up with that both sounds like what's being sung and makes some sort of sense.

I think this is probably a better lyric than Wonderful Woman, FWIW.

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Oh the nights are too long
When a question's a lump.
I try,
But I will never understand.

What do you see in him?
What do you see in her?

Tease the life out of me
As you walk hand in hand.
And I try and I try and I try,
But I will never understand.

What do you see in her?
I ask myself.
What do you see in him?

But she will leave you,
And I will be glad.
Yes, he will leave you,
And I will be glad.

 
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Forget my fate.
Oh the nights are too long
When the questions are long
I try
But I will never understand

What do you see in her?
What do you see in her?
I love her, I love her, I love her
I love her, I love her, I love her

Tease the life out of me
As you walk hand in hand
And I try, and I try, and I try
But I will never understand

What do you see in her?
I ask myself
What do you see in him?
I love her, I love her, I love her

That she will plague you
And I will be glad
Yes, he will leave you
And I will be glad

Early lyrics included "When will you ever learn" and "Ice water for blood". The latter words were later recycled in Wonderful Woman.

Source: Passions Just Like Mine

Edit: not so sure about the 'I love her' part, may well be 'da da da'. :)
 
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Flibberty

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Oh the nights are too long
When the questions are long
I try
But I will never understand

What do you see in her?
What do you see in her?
I love her, I love her, I love her
I love her, I love her, I love her

Tease the life out of me
As you walk hand in hand
And I try, and I try, and I try
But I will never understand

What do you see in her?
I ask myself
What do you see in him?
I love her, I love her, I love her

That she will plague you
And I will be glad
Yes, he will leave you
And I will be glad

Early lyrics included "When will you ever learn" and "Ice water for blood". The latter words were later recycled in Wonderful Woman.

Source: Passions Just Like Mine

Edit: not so sure about the 'I love her' part, may well be 'da da da'. :)

Certainly sounds like "da da da" to me.
 
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BTW the whole show with video (why did Johnny stop singning backing vocals?)

 

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I googled for the lyrics to What Do You See In Him, but found the internet didn't have anything satisfactory to offer.

Here's what I think the lyrics are, but maybe you hear differently.

The toughest bit was the end of the second line. It's the only thing I can come up with that both sounds like what's being sung and makes some sort of sense.

I think this is probably a better lyric than Wonderful Woman, FWIW.

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Oh the nights are too long
When a question's a lump.
I try,
But I will never understand.

What do you see in him?
What do you see in her?

Tease the life out of me
As you walk hand in hand.
And I try and I try and I try,
But I will never understand.

What do you see in her?
I ask myself.
What do you see in him?

But she will leave you,
And I will be glad.
Yes, he will leave you,
And I will be glad.

Oh the nights are too long
When I question so long


What I always heard.
 
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Morrissey friend James Maker states in his "Autofellatio" book: "Initially, [Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke¸] were not particularly comfortable with the connotations of Morrissey’s prescient homoeroticism. The title of What Do You See In Her? [sic] was changed to Wonderful Woman for this very reason because of a concern that the group might be construed as gay. However, it was evident from the beginning that the songwriting, the conceptualisation of the group’s identity and the public voice of The Smiths lay exclusively in the hands of Morrissey and Marr. Consultation with Rourke and Joyce in this regard was superfluous."
 
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