DIAL-A-CLICHÉ

Further into the fog I fall
Well, I was just
Following you!
When you said :

"Do as I do and scrap your fey ways"
(Dial-A-Cliché)
"Grow up, be a man, and close your mealy-mouth!"
(Dial-A-Cliché)
Dial-A-Cliché
Dial-A-Cliché

But the person underneath
Where does he go ?
Does he slide by the wayside ?
Or ... does he just die ?

And you find that you've organised
Your feelings, for people
Who didn't like you then
And do not like you now
But still you say :

"Do as I do and scrap your fey ways"
(Dial-A-Cliché)
"Grow up, be a man, and close your mealy-mouth!"
(Dial-A-Cliché)
"The Safe way is the only way !
There's always time to change, son !"
I've changed
But I'm in pain !
Dial-A-Cliché


Easily the weakest track on Viva Hate, this rather unattractive song has little going for it. Uninteresting lyrics are coupled with a slapdash tune by Street to produce a distinctly underwhelming effect.
To this day, Morrissey's poorer songs tend to combine poor lyrics with a poor tune. Whether this is an indication of exactly how much difference Mozzer's vocals make to a song is hard to say.

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