Rusholme Ruffians Song Lyrics

The Smiths

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The last night of the fair
By the big wheel generator
A boy is stabbed
And his money is grabbed
And the air hangs heavy like a dulling wine

She is famous
She is funny
An engagement ring
Doesn't mean a thing
To a mind consumed by brass (money)


And though I walk home alone
I might walk home alone...

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Headmaster Ritual
  • 2 Rusholme Ruffians
  • 3 I Want the One I Can’t Have
  • 4 What She Said
  • 5 That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
  • 6 Nowhere Fast
  • 7 Well I Wonder
  • 8 Barbarism Begins at Home
  • 9 Meat Is Murder


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr
    album: Track 2 in album Meat Is Murder
    release date: 1985-2-11
    popularity : 90 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/New Wave/Alternative Rock
    length: 4:20
    producer: The Smiths
    engineer: Stephen Street
    composer: Johnny Marr
    lyricist: Morrissey, Mort Shuman, Doc Pomus

    Album Information

    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin