"Do Your Best And Don't Worry"
(Morrissey/Alain Whyte)

 

These words are transcribed without permission the way they appear in Morrissey's "íThe Best Of!" album. Additions to the printed lyrics are in darker text while omissions are striken out.

Compare the best of their days
with the worst of your days
you won't win
with your standards so high
and your spirits so low
at least remember...
this is you on a bad day, you on a pale day 1
just do your best and don't...
don't worry
The way you hang yourself is oh, so unfair
see the best of how they look
against the worst of how you are
and again, you won't win
with your standards so high
and your spirits so low
at least remember...
this is you on a drab day, you in a drab dress 2
just do your best and don't...
don't worry
The way you hang yourself is oh, so unfair 3
just do your best and don't...
don't worry
The way you watch yourself is oh, so unfair 3
just do your best and don't...
don't worry
The way you hang yourself is oh, so unfair 3
just do your best and don't...
don't worry
do your best and don't...

 

1 In live performances of this song in 1995 and 1997, Morrissey often sang "this is you on a bad day, you in a drab dress", or a similar variation.

2 In live performances of this song in 1995 and 1997, Morrissey usually messed with this line.

3 In live performances of this song in 1995 and 1997, Morrissey sometimes sang "The way you hang yourself" instead of "The way you watch yourself", or vice versa. There is even speculation that he sometimes changed "The way you watch yourself" to "The way you wash yourself".