These Things Take Time Lyrics

The Smiths


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr
album: Track 3 in album What Difference Does It Make?
release date: 1984-1-16
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genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 2:24
composer: Johnny Marr
lyricist: Morrissey

Cover Art

The Smiths What Difference Does It Make? cover art
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Mine eyes have seen the glory of the sacred wunderkind
You took me behind a dis-used railway line
And said "I know a place where we can go
Where we are not known"
And then you gave me something that I won't forget too soon
But I can't believe that you'd ever care
And this is why you will never care
But these things take time
I know that I'm
The most inept
That ever stepped

I'm spellbound, oh...but a woman divides
And the hills are alive with celibate cries
But you know where you came from, you know where
You're going and you know where you belong
You said I was ill, and you were not wrong
But I can't believe that you'd ever care
And so, you will never care
But these things take time
And I know that I'm
The most inept
That ever stepped

Oh, the alcoholic afternoons
When we sat in your rooms
They meant more to me
Than any, than any living thing on earth
They had more worth
Than any living thing on earth
On earth, on earth, oh ...

Vivid and in your prime
You will leave me behind
You will leave me behind


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 What Difference Does It Make?
  • 2 Back to the Old House
  • 3 These Things Take Time