"Michael's Bones"
(Morrissey/Stephen Street)


These words are transcribed without permission the way they appear in Morrissey's Japanese "Interesting Drug" cd-EP (they are incomplete in the "My Early Burglary Years" album). They are reproduced here without permission. Additions to the printed lyrics are in darker text while omissions are striken out.

Michael's bones
Lay where he fell
Face down
On a sports ground
He was just somebody's
Luckless son
But now look what he's done
Oh, look what he's done
Your gentle hands are frozen
And your unkissed lips are blue
Your thinning clothes are hopeless
And no one was mad about you
Michael's bones
Were very young
But they were never to know
Impetuous fun
Mr. Policeman I don't know
Where you get such notions from!
His gentle hands are frozen
And his unkissed lips are blue
Oh but his eyes still cried
And Now that you've turned our the last bend
You And see that how we're all judged the same at the end
Tell me, tell me
You are Too Brave
And I'm ashamed of myself




In an interview given to KCXX radio in 1998, Morrissey said "It's probably too sad for me to tell you what it's really about but, uh... there he lay."