"Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others"|
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.
From the ice-age to the dole-age
The one and only time the Smiths performed this song to an audience, on 12 December 1986, Morrissey added the following lines before the "Send me your pillow" verse. When he reintroduced the song in his set on the 2009 Tour Of Refusal he did it as well, but with variations noted below.
on the shop floor, there's a calendar 31 On the first leg of the 2009 Tour Of Refusal Morrissey actually sang the slightly different "there is just one concern, and I have
2 This second verse and chorus were dropped from the post-Smiths live performances of the song.
3 Soon after re-introducing this song on the 2009 Tour Of Refusal, Morrissey changed this verse to "On the shop floor there's a calendar, and it's pointing out to you, something you never knew" or "...one thing you never knew".
"The whole idea of womanhood is something that to me is largely unexplored. I'm realising things about women that I never realised before and 'Some Girls' is just taking it down to the basic absurdity of recognizing the contours to one's body. The fact that I've scuttled through 26 years of life without ever noticing that the contours of the body are different is an outrageous farce!"