"All The Lazy Dykes"|
These words are transcribed without permission the way they appear in the "You Are The Quarry" album. Additions to the printed lyrics are in darker text while omissions are striken out.
All the lazy dykes1 In the booklet of the original version of "You Are The Quarry", this line was written down as "and when you talk to me". The error was corrected in the deluxe edition of the album.
Morrissey, in an interview to the Guardian in 2004, was asked about this song: "Trying to get somebody to [come out of the closet] and telling her if she came to join the lazy dykes she'd be one herself. And she needed me to tell her, of course, because she can't come to that conclusion herself. (Interviewer: Doesn't that invite speculation?) No. Andy Williams could have sung that song. It just happens to be me who's singing it."