YOU'RE GONNA NEED SOMEONE ON YOUR SIDE

With the world's fate
Resting on your shoulder
You're gonna need
Someone on your side

You can't do it by yourself
Any longer
You're gonna need
Someone on your side
Someone kindly told me
That you'd wasted
Eight of nine lives

Oh, give yourself a break
Before you break down
You're gonna need someone on your side

And here I am
And here I am
Well, you don't need
To look so pleased !

Day or night,
There is no difference
You're gonna need someone on your side

Day or night,
There is no difference
You're gonna need someone soon

And here I am
And here I am
Well, you don't need
To look so pleased


Written with Mark E. Nevin, the start of Your Arsenal provides a jolt from the mournful introspection of Kill Uncle. Indeed, this song seems to be entirely about someone else, until Morrissey reveals himself mock-triumphantly: "..here I am". Remarkably simple lyrics in this opening track also marks the album ethos out as "blunt and clear", unlike the whimsical album before this one.

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