"Sister I'm A Poet"|
These words are transcribed without permission the way they appear in the "My Early Burglary Years" album. Additions to the printed lyrics are in darker text while omissions are striken out.
All over this town1 On the 2002 tour Morrissey now and then changed the second occurrence of this line to "Sister I'm a, brother I'm a..." On the American segment of the Greatest Hits tour in 2007 he changed the third occurrence of the line to "Brother I'm a, brother I'm a..." In 2008 on the same tour, and then again in 2009, he did this with one or two occurrences of the line, rarely the same ones.
2 In the studio version of this song Morrissey sings "the same way I do?" but in live performances he sings this line as it appears in the lyrics booklet ("the way I do").
3 In live performances of this song Morrissey always sings "A plastic bag stranded at the lights, this once was me". On the third American leg of the Greatest Hits tour he took this a bit further: "A plastic bag stranded at the traffic lights, this once was me". Then in early 2008 he sometimes changed that to "a silly fool stranded at the traffic lights..." or "a silly thing..." The published lyrics shown above were based on the live version of the song which is more commonly available than the studio version. Hence, the corrections above with this mark, particularly the correction to the "plastic bag" line, only apply to the studio version of the song. They don't apply to the live version heard on "Beethoven Was Deaf" or "World Of Morrissey".