"Dear God Please Help Me"|
(Morrissey/Alain Whyte/Ennio Morricone)
These words are transcribed without permission the way they appear in the "Ringleader Of The Tormentors" album. Additions to the printed lyrics are in darker text while omissions are striken out.
I am walking through Rome1 On the third American leg of the Greatest Hits tour Morrissey often changed this line to "Then she motions to me".
2 In live performances of this song Morrissey sometimes followed this line with the answer "No..."
In an interview published in XL Magazine in 2006, Morrissey answered the question "In 'Dear God Please Help Me' you say: 'Then he motions to me / with his hand on my knee...', fans are already talking about it as the 'coming out' song. It has been marked that way..." with the answer "Oh my God. Coming out. From where? To Where? I am myself. End of the story."
At about the same time, in an interview published in the NME, he said "I don't think homosexuality is mentioned in the song. It's a matter of having interest from someone who is a he, which one can't help and can't orchestrate, and so turning to God and saying, 'Did this happen to you?'."