The boy with the thorn in his side Behind the hatred there lies A murderous desire for love How can they look into my eyes And still they don't believe me? How can they hear me say those words Still they don't believe me? And if they don't believe me now Will they ever believe me? And if they don't believe me now Will they ever, they ever, believe me? Oh
The boy with the thorn in his side Behind the hatred there lies A plundering desire for love How can they see the Love in our eyes And still they don't believe us? And after all this time They don't want to believe us And if they don't believe us now Will they ever believe us? And when you want to live How do you start? Where do you go? Who do you need to know?
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Writer/s: JOHNNY MARR, STEVEN MORRISSEY
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Neil from Birmingham, UkI always thought the thorn in the side was a metaphor for the burden of being gay in an unsympathetic world. 'When you want to live, how do you start? Where do you go? Who do you need to know?' Always thought that referred to not knowing how to even begin a gay life. I guess you take what you want.
Myla from San Diego, CaThis reminds me of when I was taking a guitar class in high school with a bunch of head bangers who wore Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden T-shirts, and our guitar teacher asked us to bring samples of songs with great guitar in it. So I brought in this song and Big Country's cover of "Prairie Rose." When I looked back at that experience, I didn't know I was that brave to let a bunch of heavy metalers listen to those songs! Ha ha! I was one of three girls in that class! Johnny Marr's melodic guitar with Morrissey's swooning voice was a perfect pairing for great music. I never get tired of hearing this song!
Pete from London, United KingdomThis song was also covered by Jeff Buckley
Alanna from Bath, Englandthis song was covered by Scottish indie band Belle and Sebastian
Danny Quinn from London, United Stateswhat a song a true great