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William, It Was Really Nothing

The rain falls hard on a humdrum town
This town has dragged you down

And everybody's got to live their life
And God knows I've got to live mine
God knows I've got to live mine

William, it was really nothing
William, it was really nothing
It was your life

How can you stay with a fat girl who'll say:
"Would you like to marry me
And if you like you can buy the ring"
She doesn't care about anything

"Would you like to marry me
And if you like you can buy the ring"
I don't dream about anyone
Except myself

William, it was really nothing

William, William

Rumour is that this song is also about a relationship Moz had with Billy Mackenzie, a member of The Associates. This mainly comes from the fact that Mackenzie's friend Alan Rankine wrote a song called "Steven, It Was Really Something".

Others say that the song is based on Billy Liar, a 1963 movie by John Schlesinger based on a novel by Keith Waterhouse. This movie is a source of many Morrissey's lyrics. Main character Billy Liar of the movie is William in these lyrics.


Album: Hatful Of Hollow
Year of Publication: Nov 1984
Lyrics: Morrissey
Music: Johnny Marr

last update: 17.09.2005

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William, non è stato davvero nulla

La pioggia cade intensa su una città noiosa
Questa città ti ha rovinato

E tutti devono vivere la loro vita
E Dio sa che io ho da vivere la mia
Dio sa che io ho da vivere la mia

William, non è stato nulla
William, non è stato nulla
Era la tua vita

Come fai a stare con una grassona che un giorno ti dirà:
"Vorresti sposarmi?
E se vuoi puoi comprare l'anello"
Non le importa di niente

"Vorresti sposarmi?
E se vuoi, puoi comprare l'anello"
Io non faccio sogni su nessuno
Tranne che su me stesso

William, non è stato nulla

William, William

Alcune voci riferiscono che la canzone tratti di una relazione che Morrissey avrebbe avuto con Billy Mackenzie, un membro della band The Associates. Ciò è principalmente supportato dal fatto che un amico di Mackenzie, Alan Rankine, ha scritto una canzone dal titolo "Steven, It Was Really Something".

Altri affermano che il testo si basi su Billy Liar, un film del 1963 di John Schlesinger, tratto da un racconto di Keith Waterhouse. Il film è la fonte di molti versi delle canzoni scritte da Morrissey solista o negli Smiths. Il Billy Liar (lett. bugiardo) del film sarebbe quindi il William del testo.




Album: Hatful Of Hollow
Anno di pubblicazione: Nov 1984
Testo: Morrissey
Musica: Johnny Marr

ultimo agg.: 17.09.2005

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