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Musical Mondays: The Smiths

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The Smiths—Jeane
Original 7” Release (1983) Rough Trade
Bass: Mike Joyce
Drums: Andy Rourke
Guitar: Johnny Marr
Vocals: Morrissey
Written by Morrissey & Marr
Jeane,
The low life has lost its appeal
And I’m tired of walking these streets
To a room with its cupboards bare
Jeane,
I’m not sure what happiness means
But I look in your eyes and I know…
That it isn’t there
We tried and we failed
We tried…
Oh Jeane,
There’s ice on the sink where we bathe
So how can you call this a home
When you know its a grave
Yet you still have that greedy grace
As you tidy the place
But it will never be clean, Jeane
We tried and we failed
We tried…
Gash on the nail
Its just a fairytale
And I don’t believe in magic anymore, Jeane
But I think you know,
I really think you know
Oh yes I think you know the truth, Jeane
No heavenly choirs
not for me and not for you
Because I think you know
I really think you know
I think you know the truth
Oh Jeane
We tried and we failed
We tried…

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