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Half A Person

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THE SMITHS song
Name Half A Person
Album/single The World Won't Listen
Shoplifters Of The World Unite (single)
Length 3:25
3:30 (Peel Session Version)
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Morrissey/Johnny Marr
Stephen Street (Sound Engineer)
Release January 1987
Recorded Circa late 1986

Information

John Porter produced a version for the John Peel Session: December 17, 1986

Lyrics

Call me morbid, call me pale
I've spent six years on your trail
Six long years on your trail

Call me morbid, call me pale
I've spent six years on your trail
Six full years of my life on your trail

And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life:
 Sixteen, clumsy and shy
 I went to London and I
 I booked myself in at the Y.W.C.A

I said:
 "I like it here - can I stay?
  I like it here - can I stay?
  Do you have a vacancy for a back-scrubber?"

She was left behind and sour
And she wrote to me equally dour
She said:
 "In the days when you were hopelessly poor
  I just liked you more..."

And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life:
 Sixteen, clumsy and shy
 I went to London and I
 I booked myself in at the Y.W.C.A

I said:
 "I like it here - can I stay?
  I like it here - can I stay?
  And do you have a vacancy for a back-scrubber?"

Call me morbid call me pale
I've spent too long on your trail
Far too long chasing your tail

And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life:
- Sixteen, clumsy and shy -
That's the story of my life

- Sixteen, clumsy and shy -
The story of my life
That's the story of my life
That's the story of my life
That's the story of my life
The story of my life

That's the story of my life
That's the story of my life
That's the story of my life

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 0


Play count (Morrissey concert): 52

Morrissey live history:

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