Who Sang Late Night, Maudlin Street? Morrissey

Morrissey Viva Hate cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Stephen Brian Street, Steven Morrissey, Steven Patrick Morrissey
release date: 1988-3-14
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Brit Pop/Indie Rock
length: 7:41
Winter coming
Winter push on
(push on)
Oh, winter push on

Winter is so long
Winter moves on

The last night on Maudlin Street
Goodbye house, goodbye stairs
I was born here
And I was raised here, and
...I took some stick here

Love at first sight
It may sound trite
But it's true, you know
I could list the detail
Of everything you ever wore or said
Or how you stood the day
As we spent the last night
On Maudlin Street
"Goodbye house, forever!"
I never stole a happy hour
Around here

Where the world's ugliest boy
Became what you see
Here I am - the ugliest man
Oh, the last night on Maudlin Street
Truly I do love you
Oh, truly I do love you

When I sleep
With that picture of you framed beside my bed
Oh, it's childish and it's silly
But I think it's you in my room, by the bed
(...yes, I told you it was silly...)

And I know
I took strange pills
But I never meant to hurt you
Oh, truly I love you
Came home late one night
Everyone had gone to bed
But, you know
No-one stays up for you
I had sixteen stitches
All around my head

Oh, the last bus I missed to Maudlin Street
So he drove me home in the Van
Complaining, "Women only like me for my mind..."
Don't leave your torch behind
A powercut ahead; 1972, you know

And so we crept through the park
No, I cannot steal a pair of jeans off a clothesline
For you
But you...without clothes
Oh, I could not keep a straight face
Me - without clothes?
Well, a nation turns its back and gags...
I'm packed

I am moving house
A half-life disappears today
With "every hand waves me on"
(secretly wishing me gone)
Well, I will be soon
Ooh, I will be soon
I will be soon
I will be soon
Will be soon, I will be soon
Mmm...I will be soon, I will be soon

There were bad times on Maudlin Street
They took you away in a police car
Inspector - don't you know?
Don't you care?
Don't you know - about love?

Your gran died
And your mother died
On Maudlin Street
In pain, and ashamed
With never time to say
Those special things...oh
I took the key from Maudlin Street
Well, it's only bricks and mortar!
Oh, oh, truly I love you
Oh, wherever you are
Wherever you are
Wherever you are
I hope you're singing now
Oh, I do hope
I hope you're singing now

CD 1
  • 1 Alsatian Cousin
  • 2 Little Man, What Now?
  • 3 Everyday Is Like Sunday
  • 4 Bengali in Platforms
  • 5 Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
  • 6 Late Night, Maudlin Street
  • 7 Suedehead
  • 8 Break Up the Family
  • 9 The Ordinary Boys
  • 10 I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me
  • 11 Dial-a-Cliché
  • 12 Margaret on the Guillotine

  • Album Information
    label: His Master’s Voice
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 077779018024
    script: Latin