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Alma Matters (single)

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MORRISSEY Single
Name Alma Matters
Release 21 July 1997
Total Length 4:47
Recorded Winter 1996
Writer/composer Morrissey/Whyte
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Art work Derick Ion
Publisher Island Records
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #16
Single chronology
Sunny
Alma Matters
Roy's Keen

Information

Track list

CD

[Island Records – CID 667]

  1. Alma Matters – 4:47 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. Heir Apparent – 3:56 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  3. I Can Have Both – 4:04 (Morrissey/Boorer)

Lyrics

So, the choice I have made
May seem strange to you
But who asked you anyway?
It's my life to wreck my own way

You see to someone, somewhere
Oh yeah, alma matters
In mind, body and soul
In part and in hole

Because to someone, somewhere
Oh yeah, alma matters
In mind, body and soul
In part and in hole

So, the life I have made
May seem wrong to you
But I've never been surer
It's my life to ruin my own way

You see to someone, somewhere
Oh yeah, alma matters
In mind, body and soul
In part and in hole

Because to someone, somewhere
Oh yeah, alma matters
In mind, body and soul
In part and in hole

To someone, somewhere
Oh yeah, alma matters
In mind, body and soul
Part and in hole

So to someone, somewhere
Oh yeah, alma matters
In mind, body and soul
Part and in hole

To someone, somewhere
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

Music Video

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Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 329

Morrissey live history:

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Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass - Jonny Bridgwood
  • Design - Louis Marino
  • Drums - Spencer Cobrin
  • Engineer - Alex Black
  • Engineer - Danton Supple
  • Guitar, Clarinet - Martin Boorer
  • Guitar, Piano, Backing Vocals - Alain Whyte
  • Photography By - Derick Ion
  • Producer - Steve Lillywhite
  • Written-By - Morrissey

Notes

Pressed on heavyweight vinyl. Issued in a side opening gloss sleeve. Spine with text. Disc held in a die cut white paper inner.

All runout characters are etched.

Images

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Wikipedia Information

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"Alma Matters" is a song by Morrissey, released as a single in July 1997. It was the first single to be taken from the Maladjusted album and was released one week before the album. The single reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Morrissey's first top 20 hit since "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get" in 1994. The song was also notable for seeing Morrissey reference the film A Taste of Honey for the first time since his early days in The Smiths in the line "it's my life to ruin my own way". The song title is a pun on Alma mater.

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