THE ORDINARY BOYS

Ordinary boys, happy knowing nothing
Happy being no-one but themselves
Ordinary girls, supermarket clothes
Who think it's very clever to be cruel to you

For you were so different
You stood all alone
And you knew
That it had to be so
Avoiding ordinary boys
Happy going nowhere, just around here
In their rattling cars

Ordinary girls
Never seeing further
Than the cold, small streets
That trap them
But you were so different
You had to say no
When those empty fools
Tried to change you, and claim you
For the lair of their ordinary world

Where they feel so lucky
So lucky, so lucky
With their lives laid out before them
They are lucky
So lucky, so lucky
So lucky, so ...


Dramatic tale of social urban decay of ambitionless supermarket workers. Morrissey's caustic humour is evident with the ironic "With their lives laid out before them they are lucky", as displays scorn on those less/more fortunate than himself.
Scary for the bit that sounds like Duran Duran's "Ordinary World".

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