The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Song Lyrics

The Smiths

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Please don't cry
For the ghost and the storm outside
Will not invade this sacred shrine
Nor infiltrate your mind
My life down I shall lie
If the bogey-man should try
To play tricks on your sacred mind
To tease, torment, and tantalize
Wavering shadows loom
A piano plays in an empty room
There'll be blood on the cleaver tonight
And when darkness lifts and the room is bright
I'll still be by your side
For you are all that matters
And I'll love you to till the day I die

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


  • credits


    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 : 60 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 4:38
    composer: Johnny Marr
    lyricist: Morrissey

    Album Information

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