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What Difference Does It Make? (Album version)

All men have secrets and here is mine
so let it be known
for we have been through hell and high tide,1
I think I can rely on you2
And yet you start to recoil,
heavy words are so lightly thrown
but still I'd leap in front of a flying bullet
for you

So, what difference does it make?
so, what difference does it make?
it makes none but
now you have gone
and you must be looking very old tonight

The devil will find work for idle hands to do
I stole and I lied, and why?
because you asked me to!
but now you make feel so ashamed
because I've only got two hands
well, I'm still fond of you

So, what difference does it make?
oh, what difference does it make?
it makes none but
now you have gone
and your prejudice won't keep you warm tonight

Oh the devil will find work for idle hands to do
I stole and then I lied just because you asked me to
but now you know the truth about me
you won't see me anymore
well, I'm still fond of you

But no more apologies
no more, no more apologies
I'm too tired
I'm so sick and tired3
and I'm feeling very sick and ill today
but I'm still fond of you

(Oh my sacred one)

There are some remarkable differences between this version of the lyrics (as sung in "The Smiths" album) and the "Peel sessions" and "Hatful of Hollow" version, namely:

1 "we have been through hell and high tide"

2 "I can surely rely on you"

3 "I'm so very tired"

Musically, the "Peel sessions" version is by far the best. The album version is affected by John Porter's sophisticated production, quite inadequate and frankly useless for a 'sincere' track like this.



Album: The Smiths
Year of Publication: 1984
Lyrics: Morrissey
Music: Johnny Marr

last update: 23.09.2006

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Che differenza fa? (Album version)

Tutti gli uomini hanno dei segreti e questo è il mio
Quindi, lascia che si sappia
perché noi siamo passati attraverso l'inferno e l'alta marea
Credo di poter contare su di te
Ma tu già cominci ad indietreggiare
Parole pesanti vengono gettate con tanta leggerezza
Ma io mi lancerei ancora incontro ad una pallottola vagante
Per te

Perciò, che differenza fa?
Perciò, che differenza fa?
Nessuna, ma
Ormai tu te ne sei andato
E stanotte devi sembrare molto vecchio

Il diavolo troverà lavoro per mani inoperose
Ho rubato, ho mentito e perché?
Perché tu mi avevi chiesto di farlo
Ma adesso tu mi fai sentire vergogna
Perché ho soltanto due mani
Beh, io sono ancora innamorato di te

Perciò, che differenza fa?
Che differenza fa?
Nessuna, ma
Ormai tu te ne sei andato
Ed il tuo pregiudizio non ti terrà al caldo, stanotte

Il diavolo troverà lavoro per mani inoperose
Ho rubato e poi ho mentito
Solo perché tu mi avevi chiesto di farlo
Ma adesso che conosci la verità su di me
Non vuoi più vedermi
Beh, io sono ancora innamorato di te

Ma ora niente più scuse
Niente più scuse
Sono troppo stanco
Sono così stanco e nauseato
E oggi mi sento molto male
Ma sono ancora innamorato di te

(oh mio prediletto)

Ci sono alcune notevoli differenze fra questa versione del testo (come viene cantato nell'album d'esordio "The Smiths") e quella delle "Peel Sessions" e di "Hatful of Hollow", vale a dire:

1 "we have been through hell and high tide"

2 "I can surely rely on you"

3 "I'm so very tired"

Musicalmente, la versione apparsa nelle "Peel Sessions" è di gran lunga la migliore. La versione dell'album risente troppo della produzione ricercata di John Porter, assolutamente inadatta e francamente inutile per un brano come questo.



Album: The Smiths
Anno di pubblicazione: 1984
Testo: Morrissey
Musica: Johnny Marr

ultimo agg.: 23.09.2006

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