Jangly Rickenbacker Guitars

Currently the BBC are showing a series of programs dedicated to the Guitar and Guitarists. The last one featured Johnny Marr, and reminded me about this song.

Lyrics by Stephen Morrissey
Music by Johnny Marr
I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour
But heaven knows I’m miserable now

I was looking for a job, and then I found a job
And heaven knows I’m miserable now

In my life
Why do I give valuable time
To people who don’t care if I live or die ?

Two lovers entwined pass me by
And heaven knows I’m miserable now

I was looking for a job, and then I found a job
And heaven knows I’m miserable now

In my life
Oh, why do I give valuable time
To people who don’t care if I live or die ?

What she asked of me at the end of the day
Caligula would have blushed

“You’ve been in the house too long” she said
And I (naturally) fled

In my life
Why do I smile
At people who I’d much rather kick in the eye ?

I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour
But heaven knows I’m miserable now

“You’ve been in the house too long” she said
And I (naturally) fled

In my life
Why do I give valuable time
To people who don’t care if I live or die ?

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~ by @mmonyte on October 25, 2008.

One Response to “Jangly Rickenbacker Guitars”

  1. Oh dear, the hair is appalling! The eyebrows are rather in desperate need of grooming. Did we REALLY love this guy in our teens? What the hell were we thinking?

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