Say Demesne

Album: The Messenger (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Johnny Marr confronting the tragedies of teenage prostitution. He explained to NME: "Demesne Road is in Manchester and I used to find myself there when I was little. Later it became a place where people who worked on the street were. It's a story about a young person - and there's a lot of them in this country - who ends up having to make her money off the street, and so I gave her the name Demesne."

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