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Death At One's Elbow

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THE SMITHS song
Name Death At One's Elbow
Album/single Strangeways,_Here_We_Come
Length 2:01
Writer/composer Morrissey / Johnny Marr
Producer Stephen Street
Assisted by Morrissey / Johnny Marr
Release September 1987
Recorded Spring 1987


Information

The song's title appears to be derived from a quote by Joe Orton:

"As the corpse is downstairs in the main living room it means going out or watching television with death at one’s elbow."

("The Orton Diaries", December, 1966).

Lyrics

Ooh Glenn
don't come to the house tonight
Ooh, Glenn
don't come to the house tonight
because there's somebody here
who really really loves you
stay home
be bored
(it's crap, I KNOW)
Ooh, Glenn
don't come to the house tonight
Ooh, Glenn
don't come to the house tonight
because there's somebody here
who'll take a hatchet to your ear
how the frustration renders me
hateful, Glenn!
don't come to the house tonight
don't come to the house tonight
because you'll slip on the
trail of my bespattered remains
and so, that's why
GOODBYE MY LOVE, GOODBYE MY LOVE
GOODBYE MY LOVE, GOODBYE MY LOVE
GOODBYE MY LOVE, GOODBYE MY LOVE
Belch


Live History

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Play count (Morrissey concert): 25

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