A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours Lyrics

The Smiths


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steven Patrick Morrissey, Johnny Marr
album: Track 31 in album Strangeways, Here We Come
release date: 1987-9-22
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length: 3:01

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Oh hello
I am the ghost of Troubled Joe
Hung by his pretty white neck
Some eighteen months ago
I travelled to a mystical time zone
And I missed my bed
And I soon came home

They said :
"There's too much caffeine
In your bloodstream
And a lack of real spice
In your life"

I said :
"Leave me alone
Because I'm alright, dad
Surprised to still
Be on my own..."

Oh, but don't mention love
I'd hate the strain of the pain again
A rush and a push and the land that
We stand on is ours
It has been before
So it shall be again
And people who are uglier than you and I
They take what they need, and just leave

Oh, but don't mention love
I'd hate the pain of the strain all over again
A rush and a push and the land that
We stand on is ours
It has been before
So why can't it be now?
And people who are weaker than you or I
They take what they want from life

Oh, but don't mention love
No - no, don't mention love!
A rush and a push and the land that
We stand on is ours
Your youth may be gone
But you're still a young man
So phone me, phone me, phone me
So phone me, phone me, phone me

Oh, I think I'm in love
Oh, I think I'm in love
Oh, I think I'm in love (think I'm in love)
Urrgh, I think I'm in lerv
Oh...

Track Listing

  • 1 A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours
  • 2 I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish
  • 3 Death of a Disco Dancer
  • 4 Girlfriend in a Coma
  • 5 Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before
  • 6 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
  • 7 Unhappy Birthday
  • 8 Paint a Vulgar Picture
  • 9 Death at One’s Elbow
  • 10 I Won’t Share You