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Late Night, Maudlin Street

Morrissey

Viva Hate


(Winter coming
Winter push on, push on
Oh, winter push on
Winter is so long
Winter moves on)

The last night on Maudlin Street
Goodbye house, goodbye stairs
I was born here
And I was raised here, and
...I took some stick here

Love at first sight
It may sound trite
But it's true, you know
I could list the detail
Of everything you ever wore or said
Or how you stood the day
As we spent the last night
On Maudlin Street
"Goodbye house, forever!"
I never stole a happy hour
Around here

Where the world's ugliest boy
Became what you see
Here I am - the ugliest man

Oh, the last night on Maudlin Street
Truly I do love you
Oh, truly I do love you

When I sleep with that picture
of you framed beside my bed
Oh, it's childish and it's silly
But I think it's you in my room
by the bed
(Yes, I told you it was silly)
And I know
I took strange pills
But I never meant to hurt you
Oh, truly I love you

Came home late one night
Everyone had gone to bed
But, you know
No-one stays up for you
I had sixteen stitches
All around my head

Oh, the last bus I missed to Maudlin Street
So he drove me home in the Van
Complaining"Women only like me
for my mind"

Don't leave your torch behind
A powercut ahead; 1972, you know
And so we crept through the park
No, I cannot steal a pair of jeans
off a clothesline for you
But you ... without clothes
Oh, I could not keep a straight face
Me, without clothes ?
Well, a nation turns its back and gags...
I'm packed

I am moving house
A half-life disappears today
With every hag waves me on
(secretly wishing me gone)
Well, I will be soon
Ooh, I will be soon
I will be soon
I will be soon

There were bad times on Maudlin Street
They took you away in a police car
Dear Inspector, don't you know ?
Don't you care ?
Don't you know about Love ?

Your gran died
And your mother died
On Maudlin Street
In pain, and ashamed
With never time to say
those special things
I took the key from Maudlin Street
Well, it's only bricks and mortar!
Oh, oh, truly I love you
Oh, wherever you are
Wherever you are
Wherever you are

(I hope you're singing now
Oh, I do hope
I hope you're singing now...)

Compositor: Morrissey, Stephen Street

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