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Latest revision as of 20:26, 5 June 2021

Cover art
Australia 12" cover art
Germany 12" cover art
THE SMITHS Single
Name Ask
Release
Length
Recorded
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer
Art work Yootha Joyce
'Catch Us If You Can' (1965) by John Boorman
Vinyl Etching
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #14
UK #62 (reissue)
Single chronology
Panic
Ask
Shoplifters Of The World Unite

Information

Lyrics

Shyness is nice

And Shyness can stop you From doing all the things in life you'd like to

Shyness is nice And Shyness can stop you From doing all the things in life you'd like to

So, if there's something you'd like to try If there's something you'd like to try Ask me I won't say "NO" - How could I? -

Coyness is nice And Coyness can stop you From saying all the things in life you'd like to

So, if there's something you'd like to try If there's something you'd like to try Ask me I won't say "NO" - How could I? -

Spending warm, Summer days indoors Writing frightening verse To a buck-toothed girl in Luxembourg

Ask me, ask me, ask me Ask me, ask me, ask me

Because if it's not Love Then it's the Bomb The bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb The bomb that will bring us together

Nature is a language - Can't you read? - Nature is a language - Can't you read? -

So, ask me, ask me, ask me Ask me, ask me, ask me

Because if it's not Love Then it's the Bomb The bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb The bomb that will bring us together

If it's not Love Then it's the Bomb Then it's the Bomb That will bring us together

So, ask me, ask me, ask me Ask me, ask me, ask me

Sleeve Artwork

Music Video

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 18

The Smiths live history:

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Play count (Morrissey concert): 88

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Appears On




Wikipedia Information

"Ask" is a song recorded by the English rock band the Smiths. It was released as a single on 20 October 1986 through Rough Trade Records. Credited to vocalist Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr, "Ask" is an upbeat, positive pop song built around major chords. Its lyrics discuss shyness and encourage the listeners to overcome their inhibitions. Its multiple guitar parts and complex production led to disagreements regarding its final mix. In addition, Craig Gannon, who at the time was rhythm guitarist for the group, has claimed he wrote – and was denied credit for – the song's chord structure. "Ask" continued the Smiths' top 20 streak in their native country, peaking at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. In addition, it reached number nine on the Irish Singles Chart. Filmmaker Derek Jarman directed the song's music video. As with most of the Smiths' singles, it was not included on an original album. It can be found on the compilations The World Won't Listen and Louder Than Bombs (both 1987) as well as the live album Rank (1988).