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I've Changed My Plea To Guilty

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MORRISSEY song
Name I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Album/single My Love Life (single)
Length 3:42
Writer/composer Morrissey / Mark E. Nevin
Producer Clive Langer
Alan Winstanley
Release 17 September 1991
Recorded Circa 1990-1991

Information

Excerpt from Mozipedia

Perhaps his finest collaboration with Mark Nevin, ‘I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty’ is, furthermore, one of the greatest tracks in Morrissey’s entire catalogue. At the time, he seemed to agree, telling one interviewer in all sincerity it was ‘the best song, in my mind, that I have recorded’.

...Modelled on his home demo, Nevin constructed the opening and closing sound collage using samples of country singer Skeeter Davis’s 1963 hit ‘The End Of The World’ alongside Dictaphone recordings of a waitress friend from Minneapolis called Suzy Solan.

Lyrics

I'm standing in the dock
With my innocent hand on my heart

I've changed my plea
I've changed my plea to guilty
Because freedom is wasted on me
See how your rules spoil the game?

Outside there is a pain
Emotional air raids exhausted my heart
And it's safer to be inside

So, I'm changing my plea
And no one can dissuade me
Because freedom is wasted on me
See how your rules spoil the game?

Something I have learned
If there is one thing in life I've observed
It's that everybody's got somebody

Oh no, not me
So I've changed my plea to guilty
And reason and freedom is a waste
It's a lot like life

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