MARGARET ON THE GUILLOTINE

The kind people
Have a wonderful dream
Margaret On The Guillotine
Cause people like you
Make me feel so tired
When will you die ?
When will you die ?
When will you die ?
When will you die ?
When will you die ?

And people like you
Make me feel so old inside
Please die

And kind people
Do not shelter this dream
Make it real
Make the dream real
Make the dream real
Make it real
Make the dream real
Make it real


A rather pointless attempt at controversy, this over-the-top vitriolic closing track is paradoxically accompanied by Street and Reilly's mellow musical backing.
The Margaret in question is of course Margaret Thatcher, the British Prime Minister during the 1980s. Absurdly enough, due to his comments wishing for the death of Thatcher, Morrissey had his house searched by the police, as he later documented in the song He Knows I'd Love To See Him.
This song sees the introduction of one of Morrissey's favourite gambits, the melodramatic sound effect, with the sudden guillotine sound closing the song and the album.
The title of this song was originally intended to the title of The Smiths' album The Queen Is Dead.

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