THESE THINGS TAKE TIME (BBC)

My eyes have seen the glory of the sacred wunderkind
You took me behind a dis-used railway line
And said "I know a place where we can go
Where we are not known"
And you gave me something that I won't forget too soon
But I can't believe you'd ever care
And this is why you will never care
These things take time
I know that I'm
The most inept
That ever stepped

I'm spellbound, but a woman divides
And the hills are alive with celibate cries
But you know where you came from, you know where
You're going and you know where you belong
You said I was ill, and you were not wrong
But I can't believe you'd ever care
And this is why you will never care
These things take time
I know that I'm
The most inept
That ever stepped

Oh, the alcoholic afternoons
When we sat in your room
They meant more to me
Than any, than any living thing on earth
They had more worth
Than any living thing on earth
On earth, on earth, oh ...

Vivid and in your prime
You will leave me behind
You will leave me behind


A BBC recording of a track left off the debut album in favour of Still Ill, this song is a rather average Smiths track - i.e. it's very good. The lyrics are a bit over the top, perhaps, but I like the melody of the vocals for some reason, and I definitely like the alliterative title.
Fans had to wait till Louder Than Bombs for an album containing the normal version of this song.

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