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Striptease With A Difference

Bending the rules of a late night card game
Where the loser removes an item of clothing
You're dreading each deal so urgent and grave
Have a shufty over your shoulder,
well it's a shady game

And I want to lose
Oh, please let me lose
Oh, please let me lose
it's nothing to you
it's nothing to you

This reshuffled pack
brings back the sick curse of luck
because the ace in my hand is such a shock
Exchanging a king for your two
while you're out of the room
Have a shufty over your shoulder,
well all the same it's a shady game

And I want to lose
Oh, please let me lose
Oh, please let me lose
it's nothing to you
it's nothing to you

I'm cutting this queen,
well this six is chewed
you're all undisguised,
I'm stuck on shoes

So have you ever met a bad winner?
Well how do you do?

Jack! Ace! Queen! King!
no.. no.. no..

They won't let me lose..
I'm bending the rules of a late night card game


shufty: this means a glance, look

Morrissey said of this song, in The Face magazine in 1990:
"There's a song called Striptease With A Difference which is about playing a game of cards wherein the loser of each game has to take off an item of clothing. And it's about secretly hoping one loses and in fact manipulating the game towards that end."


Album: [unreleased]
Year of Publication: 1987/1988
Lyrics: Morrissey
Music: Stephen Street

last update: 25.08.2008

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Spogliarello con una differenza

Infrangendo le regole di una partita a carte a notte fonda
in cui chi perde si toglie un indumento
Tu temi ogni giro cosi' urgente e serio
Da' un'occhiata oltre la tua spalla
in fondo un gioco d'ombre

Ed io voglio perdere
Oh, per favore fammi perdere
Oh, per favore fammi perdere
Per te una cosa da niente

Questo mazzo di carte rimescolato
contiene la terribile maledizione della fortuna
perch l'asso nella mia mano un tale shock
Scambiando un re per i tuoi due
mentre sei fuori dalla stanza
Da' un'occhiata oltre la tua spalla
in fondo sempre lo stesso gioco d'ombre

Ed io voglio perdere
Oh, per favore fammi perdere
Oh, per favore fammi perdere
Per te una cosa da niente

Faccio un taglio a questa Donna
beh, questo 6 e' masticato
Tu sei completamente schietto
Io sono rimasto solo con le scarpe!

Allora, avevi mai incontrato un vincitore disonesto?
Ebbene, come stai?

Un Jack, un asso, una Donna, un Re!
No, no, no ...

Non mi fanno perdere...
Sto infrangendo le regole di una partita a carte a notte fonda




shufty: termine gergale per "sguardo, occhiata"

In un intervista del 1990 alla rivista The Face, Morrissey ha detto di questo brano: "C' una canzone chiamata Striptease with a difference che parla di una partita a carte in cui il perdente di ogni mano deve togliersi un indumento. E parla della segreta speranza di perdere e infatti il protagonista manipola il gioco verso questo scopo."


Album: [unreleased]
Anno di pubblicazione: 1987/1988
Testo: Morrissey
Musica: Stephen Street

ultimo agg.: 25.08.2008

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