This song was written and recorded at the beginning of the sessions that supplied the material for the singles "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys" and "Interesting Drug", in November/December 1988 at Wool Hall Studios in Bath, with producer Stephen Street. The musicians on this recording were Craig Gannon (guitar), Andy Rourke (bass), Mike Joyce (drums), Stephen Street (keyboards) and Neil Taylor (second guitar).
This song has never been performed specifically for radio, television or the web.
This song has never been done live.
No demos or studio outtakes of this song have leaked to the general public at this point in time.
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."