Frankly, Mr. Shankly Song Lyrics

The Smiths

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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

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


  • 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 : 81 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