Morrissey lyrics on conflict.

Pokey

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So I've headed back to school after a 10yr gap working and my mind is pretty rusty with this whole study thing. In English we're dealing a lot with the topic 'Encountering Conflict" and as a part of that I'm trying to collect quotes, poems and lyrics to do with conflict (in any form really). So for lyrics I think I'll go primarily with Morrissey as its sure to be a goldmine but my mind has gone blank.
Can anyone help me come up with some of their favorite Moz lyrics/lines (or even quotes from his interviews) that deal with the theme of conflict, whether it be internal conflict or between 2 parties or whatever it may be?
Cheers :)
 
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goinghome

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I'll start!

THIS IS NOT YOUR COUNTRY"

Road blocks and fire
Barb wire upon barb wire
This is not your country

Armoured cars, corrugated scars
Grafitti scrawls:
"This is not your country"


Home sweet fortress
Gunshot - we hate your kind
Get back !
This is not your country


I need some air
And I'm stopped and repeatedly questioned:
"Born and raised ?"
But this is not my country


We're old news
All's well
Say BBC scum
One child shot, but so what ?


Laid my son
In a box, three feet long
And I still don't know why


A short walk home becomes a run
And I'm scared
In my own country


We're old news
All's well
Say BBC scum
Everybody's under control
Of our surveillance globes


We're old news
All's well
And thirty years could be a thousand
And this Peugeot ad
Spins round in my head
British soldier pointing a gun
And I'm only trying to post a letter
A short walk home becomes a run
And I'm scared, and I'm scared, I am scared


Old news
All's well
BBC scum
You've got more than the dead, so zip up your mouth
Zip up your mouth
Zip up your mouth
Zip up your mouth
You've got more than the dead, so zip up your mouth
Zip up your mouth
Zip up your mouth
Zip up your mouth
You've got more than the dead, so zip up your mouth
Zip up your mouth
Zip up your mouth
Zip up your mouth
You've got more than the dead, so zip up your mouth



"I am Two People"

I love you
It's murder

I am two people
One you know
but don't like
The other one
you don't know
but you don't want to

I am two people
One you know
but don't like
The other one
you don't know
but you don't want to

I love you
It's pointless
in my soul
if I live or die
this life

I am two people
One you know
but don't like
The other one
you don't know
but you don't want to

I have two faces
One of which you know
the other one
for your sake
I never would show

It's just because I love you
I cannot bear to be around you
and if only one or the other
of us would drop down dead

I am, I am...



"Sorrow Will Come In The End"


Legalized theft
Leaves me bereft
I get it straight in the neck
(Somehow expecting no less)
A court of justice
With no use for Truth
Lawyer ...liar
Lawyer ...liar
You pleaded and squealed
And you think you've won
But Sorrow will come
To you in the end
And as sure as my words are pure
I praise the day that brings you pain
Q.C.'s obsessed with sleaze
Frantic for Fame
They're all on the game
They just use a different name
You lied
And you were believed
By a J.P. senile and vile
You pleaded and squealed
And you think you've won
But Sorrow will come
To you in the end
And as sure as my words are pure
I praise the day that brings you pain
So don't close your eyes
Don't close your eyes
A man who slits throats
Has time on his hands
And I'm gonna get you
So don't close your eyes
Don't ever close your eyes
You think you've won

Others that come to mind are A Rush and a Push, Speedway, It's Not Your Birthday Anymore, You Know I Couldn't Last.

Quotes will be interesting too! Nice task you have, for an academic one. : )
 

sad veiled bride

can you please stop time?
Barbarism begins at home
The Headmaster ritual
The National Front Disco
More recently...The Father who must be killed
and many others
 
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