The Boy with the Thorn in His Side

Album: The Queen Is Dead (1985)
Charted: 23
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  • 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?

    Oh
    Oh no
    Oh
    La Writer/s: JOHNNY MARR, STEVEN MORRISSEY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • 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
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