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Cover art
Alt. cover art
THE SMITHS Single
Name Girlfriend In A Coma
Release
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #13
Single chronology
Sheila Take A Bow
Girlfriend In A Coma
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish

Information


Recording

Release

Track list

7" Vinyl

UK - []
US - []

    – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr)

12" Vinyl

UK - []
US - []

    – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr)

CD Single

UK - []

    – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr) – : (Morrissey/Marr)

Lyrics

Girlfriend in a coma

I know, I know - it's serious

Girlfriend in a coma I know, I know - it's really serious

There were times when I could have murdered her But, you know, I would hate anything to happen to her No, I don't want to see her

Do you really think she'll pull through? Do you really think she'll pull through?

Girlfriend in a coma I know, I know - it's serious

Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye Baby goodbye

There were times when I could have strangled her But, you know, I would hate anything to happen to her Would you please let me see her?!

Do you really think she'll pull through? Do you really think she'll pull through?

Let me whisper my last goodbyes I know - it's serious...

Personnel

Sleeve Artwork

Music Video

Credits

Live History

Appears On

Related Items

References

Mentioned In

Discogs Information

Credits

  • Artwork [Art Co-ordination] - Jo Slee
  • Bass Guitar - Andy Rourke
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Guitar - Johnny Marr
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Model [Cover Star] - Shelagh Delaney
  • Sleeve - Morrissey
  • Voice - Morrissey

Notes

Die-cut black inner-sleeve with catalogue code [RTT 197] printed in white at top-right corner. Standard release with green-tint picture sleeve.

For the misprint EMI pressing with grey cover, see [r=2453422] For the non-misprint CBS pressing with green cover, see [r=12329341] For the non-misprint EMI pressing with green cover, see [r=9213454]


Recorded in Bath during Spring 1987 Love and thanks to Angie Marr XXX

Rough Trade Records 61-71 Collier Street, London N1 9BE

Made In England

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Discogs information (additional release)

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Wikipedia Information

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"Girlfriend in a Coma" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths, written by singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr. It was the first of three UK singles from the band's fourth and final studio album, Strangeways, Here We Come. Inspired by the song "To Be Young, Gifted and Black", "Girlfriend in a Coma" features a lilting acoustic guitar line performed by Marr and lyrics about a hospital-bound lover sung by Morrissey. "Girlfriend in a Coma" was released as a single in August 1987, it reached reaching number 13 in the UK Singles Chart. The single infamously features a cover of the Cilla Black song "Work Is a Four-Letter Word" on the B-side, a decision made by Morrissey that infuriated Marr to the point that it became a reason for the band's break-up in the aftermath of the single's release. As a result, Morrissey appears alone in the song's music video. "Girlfriend in a Coma" has seen critical acclaim for Marr's guitar work and Morrissey's witty lyricism. It has since appeared on multiple compilation albums and has been ranked by music writers as one of the band's best songs.