"Never Had No One Ever"


These words are transcribed without permission the way they appear in the "The Queen Is Dead" album. Additions to the printed lyrics are in darker text while omissions are striken out.

When you walk without ease
on these
the very streets where you were raised 1
I had a really bad dream
it lasted 20 years, 7 months, and 27 days
alone I'm alone and I never
Never had no one ever.

Now I'm outside your house
I'm alone
and I'm outside your house
I'd hate to intrude
I'm alone, I'm alone
I'm alone, I'm alone
I'm alone, I'm alone
and I never, never, had no one ever
I never had no one ever
I never had no
no one ever
had no one ever
never, no


1 In live performances of this song, Morrissey actually often sang this line as "On these, the streets where you were raised".



"On The Queen Is Dead, 'Never Had No One Ever', there's a line that goes 'When you walk without ease/on these/the very streets where you were raised/I had a really bad dream/it lasted 20 years, seven months and 27 days/Never had no one ever'. It was the frustration that I felt at the age of 20 when I still didn't feel easy walking around the streets on which I'd been born, where all my family had lived - they're originally from Ireland but had been here since the Fifties. It was a constant confusion to me why I never really felt 'This is my patch. This is my home. I know these people. I can do what I like, because this is mine.' It never was. I could never walk easily."
- Morrissey, Melody Maker, 27 September 1986