"The Edges Are No Longer Parallel"|
This song has yet to appear on an album (the lyrics supplied by the Japanese label in the "Rare Tracks" compilation of 1997 b-sides are incorrect). The song's lyrics are transcribed here without permission, as they are heard.
The edges are no, no longer parallel1 On both occasions when this song was performed live at the very beginning of the 1999 Oye Esteban tour Morrissey sang these lines as "then you'll always feel down".
2 On both occasions when this song was performed live at the very beginning of the 1999 Oye Esteban tour Morrissey improvised to "my only mistake is I've never been hopefull", "my one mistake is I'm realist", "my one mistake is I'm intelligent", "my only mistake is that I keep hoping for nothing" or "...for something" or "my only mistake is I'm English".
In the 2009 expanded and redesigned edition of the "Maladjusted" album, Morrissey said that this song "...is the sea drawing back; hope, that saves us, can turn on you, having walked too many tightropes and foolishly believed (...) I am amused when people talk of the law of averages, or says 'what goes around comes around' - both redundantly untrue."