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Bigmouth Strikes Again (single)

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Cover art
THE SMITHS Single
Name Bigmouth Strikes Again
Release
Length
Recorded
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer
Art work James Dean
Photo by Nelva Jean Thomas (1948)
Vinyl Etching BEWARE THE WRATH TO COME (12" A-side)
TALENT BORROWS, GENIUS STEALS (12" B-side)
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #26
Single chronology
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Panic

Lyrics

Sweetness,

Sweetness, I was only joking when I said: "I'd like to smash every tooth in your head"

Sweetness, Sweetness, I was only joking when I said: "By rights you should be bludgeoned in your bed"

And now I know how Joan of Arc felt Now I know how Joan of Arc felt As the flames rose to her Roman nose And her Walkman started to melt

Bigmouth, bigmouth Bigmouth strikes again And I've got no right to take my place with the Human race

Bigmouth, bigmouth Bigmouth strikes again And I've got no right to take my place with the Human race

And now I know how Joan of Arc felt Now I know how Joan of Arc felt As the flames rose to her Roman nose And her hearing aid started to melt

Bigmouth, bigmouth Bigmouth strikes again And I've got no right to take my place with the Human race

Bigmouth, bigmouth Bigmouth strikes again And I've got no right to take my place with the Human race

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 46

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Play count (Morrissey concert): 31

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Wikipedia Information

"Bigmouth Strikes Again" is a 1986 song by the English rock band the Smiths from their third album The Queen Is Dead. Written by Johnny Marr and Morrissey, the song features self-deprecating lyrics that reflected Morrissey's frustrations with the music industry at the time. Musically, the song was inspired by the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and centres around a guitar riff that Marr wrote during a 1985 soundcheck. "Bigmouth Strikes Again" was released as the lead single from the album, bypassing Rough Trade's preferred choice, "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out". The single reached number 26 in the UK Singles Chart and has since seen critical acclaim. The song was covered by Placebo in 1996.