SUCH A LITTLE THING MAKES SUCH A BIG DIFFERENCE

Such a little thing
Such a little thing
But the difference it made was grave
There you go
Wielding a bicycle chain
Oh, why won't you change ?
Change and be nicer ?

Such a little thing
A gentle tone of kindness
Or written words on paper
- can you write ?

How I love all of
The very simple things of life
(God's good air)
How I love all of
The very simple things of life

Such a little thing
A fumbling politeness
The difference saved me
Wielding a bicycle chain
Why won't you change ?
"I WILL NOT CHANGE
AND I WILL NOT BE NICE"
Most people keep their brains
Between their legs
(Don't you find ?)

Leave me alone - I was only singing
Leave me alone because
I was only singing
Leave me alone - I was only singing
Leave me alone
You have just proved (again)
MOST PEOPLE KEEP THEIR BRAINS
BETWEEN THEIR LEGS


Another song vying for the longest song title 1990 award.
One of the less well-liked B-sides from Morrissey's first few solo singles, it stands up as a good tune backed by ironic and slightly bizarre lyrics.
Seemingly a paeon to lost Victorian values of politeness and kindness, somehow confused with over-the-top bicycle chain violence, this song finds Morrissey in a mocking mood, as he belligerently enquires "can you write ?" - itself possibly another reference to one of Morrissey's favourite classroom pastimes (see Suedehead).
Live, Morrissey turned a line on its head, proclaiming "How I love all of the very complicated things of life". He has also never sung the final amusing verse at a live performance.

Joel Yanovich points out this song is probably referring to the incident where the British police "investigated" him in the wake of Margaret On The Guillotine.


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