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That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

Park the car at the side of the road
You should know
Time's tide will smother you
And I will too
When you laugh about people
Who feel so very lonely
Their only desire is to die
Well, I'm afraid
It doesn't make me smile
I wish I could laugh
But that joke isn't funny anymore
It's too close to home
And it's too near the bone
It's too close to home
And it's too near the bone
More than you'll ever know

Kick them when they fall down
Kick them when they fall down

It was dark as I drove the point home
And on cold leather seats
Well, it suddenly struck me
I just might die with a smile on my face, after all

I've seen this happen in other people's lives
And now it's happening in mine

This song was bizarrely released as a single, and its un-chartworthy nature was proven by The Smiths' second worst chart performance in the UK.

There apparently are strong rumours that this song is about a journalist with whom Morrissey had a relationship. According to Dave Simpson in his Uncut article (August 1998), the unnamed journalist steadfastly refuses to discuss Morrissey to this day.

"I've watched this happen in other people's lives and now it's happened in ours" is a phrase taken by a 1935 movie called Alice Adams, directed by George Stevens, about the misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America.

Album: Meat Is Murder
Year of Publication: Feb. 1985
Lyrics: Morrissey
Music: Johnny Marr

last update: 17.09.2005

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Quello scherzo non è più divertente

Parcheggia la macchina a lato della strada
Dovresti saperlo
La marea del tempo ti soffocherà
Ed anch'io
Quando ridi della gente
Che si sente così sola
Ed il cui unico desiderio è quello di morire
Vedi, ho paura
Che a me non faccia sorridere
Vorrei poter ridere
Ma quello scherzo non è più divertente
é troppo personale
Ed è troppo volgare
é troppo personale
Ed è troppo volgare
Più di quanto tu possa immaginare

"Prendili a calci quando cadono terra"
"Prendili a calci quando cadono terra"

Era buio mentre guidavo dritto verso casa
E su gelidi sedili di pelle
Improvvisamente mi balenò in mente
Avrei potuto morire con un sorriso sulle labbra, dopo tutto

L'ho visto accadere nella vita di altra gente
Ed ora sta accadendo nella mia

Questo brano fu stranamente pubblicato come singolo e la sua natura totalmente non adatta alle classifiche fu provata dalla performance nelle chart inglesi, la seconda peggiore di sempre degli Smiths.

Sembra che ci siano voci fondate che questo testo tratti di un giornalista col quale Morrissey ebbe una relazione. Dave Simpson nel suo articolo su Uncut dell'agosto 1988, riferisce che il giornalista senza nome si rifiutava fermamente fino ad allora di rivolgere la parola a Morrissey.

"I've watched this happen in other people's lives and now it's happened in ours" è una frase del film del 1935 Alice Adams di George Stevens, sulle disavventure di due donne che cercano di scalare la società in una piccola città americana.

Album: Meat Is Murder
Anno di pubblicazione: Feb. 1985
Testo: Morrissey
Musica: Johnny Marr

ultimo agg.: 17.09.2005

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