The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

The Smiths


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr
album: Track 5 in album The Smiths
release date: 1984-2-20
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:39
composer: Johnny Marr
lyricist: Morrissey

Album Information

label: Rough Trade
country(area): United Kingdom
format: Cassette
script: Latin

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Please don't cry
Will not invade this sacred shrine
My life down I shall lie
To play tricks on your sacred mind
Wavering shadows loom
There'll be blood on the cleaver tonight
I'll still be by your side
And I'll love you to till the day I die
As long as the hand that rocks the cradle is mine
And when the wardrobe towers like a beast of prey
Oh, your untouched, unsoiled, wondrous eyes
Should restless spirits try
I once had a child, and it saved my life
I just looked into his wondrous eyes
And all too soon I did return
So rattle my bones all over the stones
Oh, see how words as old as sin
I'm here and here I'll stay
There never need be longing in your eyes
As long as the hand that rocks the cradle is mine
Climb up on my knee, sonny boy
You're - you're mine
Oh, your mother...
I did my best for her
As long long
I did my best for her


Track Listing

Cassette 1
  • 1 Reel Around the Fountain
  • 2 You’ve Got Everything Now
  • 3 Miserable Lie
  • 4 Pretty Girls Make Graves
  • 5 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  • 6 This Charming Man
  • 7 Still Ill
  • 8 Hand in Glove
  • 9 What Difference Does It Make?
  • 10 I Don’t Owe You Anything
  • 11 Suffer Little Children