HAND IN GLOVE

Hand in glove
The sun shines out of our behinds
No, it's not like any other love
This one is different - because it's us

Hand in glove
We can go wherever we please
And everything depends upon
How near you stand to me

And if the people stare
Then the people stare
Oh, I really don't know and I really don't care

Kiss My Shades

Hand in glove
The Good People laugh
Yes, we may be hidden by rags
But we've something they'll never have

Hand in glove
The sun shines out of our behinds
Yes, we may be hidden by rags
But we've something they'll never have

And if the people stare
Then the people stare
Oh, I really don't know and I really don't care

Kiss My Shades ... oh ...

So, hand in glove I stake my claim
I'll fight to the last breath

If they dare touch a hair on your head
I'll fight to the last breath

For the Good Life is out there somewhere
So stay on my arm, you little charmer

But I know my luck too well
Yes, I know my luck too well
And I'll probably never see you again
I'll probably never see you again
I'll probably never see you again
Oh ...


Of course, The Smiths' debut single. Its tale of an ideal relationship marred by one person's pessimism and a perjorative society is matched by Marr's rambling guitar, and Joyce and Rourke's solid rhythm section, producing a rather rocky sound for their first release.
There are two mixes of this track released, of which only one fades in. The original single version was produced by The Smiths and fades in, rather a limp start to such a bombastic track. The track was subsequently remixed by John Porter for the debut album.
The version on Hatful Of Hollow is the original single version.
Famously, The Smiths were incensed by their single's lack of chart success, and Morrissey avenged the single by putting it on practically every record they released (see below). Still, I'm not complaining.
Later on, they enlisted the help of Sandie Shaw to bring the song slap bang into the charts, with Morrissey demoted to backing vocals.

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