Frankly, Mr. Shankly Lyrics

The Smiths

credits


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr
album: Track 2 in album The Queen Is Dead
release date: 1986-6-16
popularity : 19 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Acoustic/Pop Rock/Ballad/Indie Rock/New Wave
length: 2:20
engineer: John Porter
composer: Johnny Marr
lyricist: Morrissey

Album Information

label: Rough Trade
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 5014644600965
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Smiths The Queen Is Dead cover art

Lyrics

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Frankly, Mr. Shankly, this position I've held
It pays my way, and it corrodes my soul
I want to leave, you will not miss me
I want to go down in musical history

Frankly, Mr. Shankly, I'm a sickening wreck
I've got the twenty first century breathing down my neck
I must move fast, you understand me
I want to go down in celluloid history, Mr. Shankly

Fame, fame, fatal fame
It can play hideous tricks on the brain
But still I'd rather be famous
Than righteous or holy, any day
Any day, any day

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Queen Is Dead
  • 2 Frankly, Mr. Shankly
  • 3 I Know It’s Over
  • 4 Never Had No One Ever
  • 5 Cemetry Gates
  • 6 Bigmouth Strikes Again
  • 7 The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
  • 8 Vicar in a Tutu
  • 9 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
  • 10 Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others