STOP ME IF YOU THINK YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE

Stop me, oh, stop me
Stop me if you think that you've
Heard this one before
Stop me, oh, stop me
Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before

Nothing's changed
I still love you, oh, I still love you
...Only slightly, only slightly less than I used to, my love

I was delayed, I was way-laid
An emergency stop
I smelt the last ten seconds of life
I crashed down on the crossbar
And the pain was enough to make
A shy, bald, buddhist reflect
And plan a mass murder
Who said lied I'd to her ?

Oh, who said I'd lied because I never ? I never !
Who said I'd lied because I never ?
I was detained, I was restrained
And broke my spleen
And broke my knee
(and then he really laced into me)
Friday night in Out-patients
Who said I'd lied to her ?

Oh, who said I'd lied ? - because I never, I never
Who said I'd lied ? - because I never

Oh, so I drank one
It became four
And when I fell on the floor ...
...I drank more

Stop me, oh, stop me
Stop me if you think that you've
Heard this one before
Stop me, oh, stop me
Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before

Nothing's changed
I still love you, oh, I still love you
...Only slightly, only slightly less than I used to, my love


In which Morrissey plays havoc with the traditional vocal by placing phrases all over the place in a manner which would have conservative vocalists crying in their armchairs. Saving the song from a potential mediocrity, his vocal is backed by a fine lyric of violence and misunderstandings. His metaphorical descriptions of violent incidents is muted by the dispassionate refrain "I still love you ... only slightly less than I used to..."
This song was intended as a single in the UK, but was scrapped due to the sensitivity of the phrase "mass murder" in the wake of the recent Michael Ryan episode where 17 people were killed in Hungerford.

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