Reel Around the Fountain

Album: The Smiths (1984)
  • It's time the tale were told
    Of how you took a child
    And you made him old

    It's time the tale were told
    Of how you took a child
    And you made him old
    You made him old

    Reel around the fountain
    Slap me on the patio
    I'll take it now
    Oh

    Fifteen minutes with you
    Well, I wouldn't say no
    Oh, people said that you were virtually dead
    And they were so wrong

    Fifteen minutes with you
    Oh, well, I wouldn't say no
    Oh, people said that you were easily led
    And they were half-right
    Oh, they, oh, they were half-right, oh

    It's time the tale were told
    Of how you took a child
    And you made him old
    It's time that the tale were told
    Of how you took a child
    And you made him old
    You made him old

    Oh, reel around the fountain
    Slap me on the patio
    I'll take it now
    Ah, oh

    Fifteen minutes with you
    Oh, I wouldn't say no
    Oh, people see no worth in you
    Oh, but I do.
    Fifteen minutes with you
    Oh, I wouldn't say no
    Oh, people see no worth in you
    I do
    Oh, I, oh, I do
    Oh

    I dreamt about you last night
    And I fell out of bed twice
    You can pin and mount me like a butterfly
    But take me to the haven of your bed
    Was something that you never said
    Two lumps, please
    You're the bee's knees
    But so am I

    Oh, meet me at the fountain
    Shove me on the patio
    I'll take it slowly
    Oh

    Fifteen minutes with you
    Oh, I wouldn't say no
    Oh, people see no worth in you
    Oh, but I do
    Fifteen minutes with you
    Oh, no, I wouldn't say no
    Oh, people see no worth in you
    I do
    Oh, I, I do
    Oh, I do
    Oh, I do
    Oh, I do Writer/s: STEVEN MORRISSEY, JOHNNY MARR
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Pablo from Pichilemu, ChileFun People covered it, I think they captured really well!
  • Sheridan from Rome, ItalyThe lines: I dreamt about you last night/And I fell out of bed twice are taken from the play and film 'A Taste Of Honey' by Shelagh Delaney
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