"Vicar In A Tutu"|
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.
I was minding my business1 Live, as heard on the live album "Rank", Morrissey has been known to occasionally sing this line as "I was lifting some lead off". When he resurrected the song in the summer of 2008 he did this again.
2 When the song returned to Morrissey's sets in the summer of 2008 Morrissey sang "the roof of the Salford Lads Club", a reference to the recent theft of building material which had been purchased to repair the roof of the Club, a famous Smiths-related landmark and shrine.
3 In the summer of 2008 Morrissey often sang "it was worthwhile living a miserable life just to set my eyes on the blistering sight".
4 Generally speaking, Morrissey stuck more to the lyrics as printed when he did this song live (whether in the Smiths or solo), so most corrections above, particularly the child/goose one, didn't apply.
5 When the song was resurrected in the summer of 2008, after being faithful to the original lyrics for a few shows, Morrissey started changing these lines. Instead of counting or collecting the money in the cannister, Rose started stealing it, until the line evolved into "as Rose steals money from parishioners".
6 Live, as heard on the live album "Rank", Morrissey has been known to occasionally sing this line as "as Rose collects the money in the cannister".