The Smiths - Nowhere Fast Lyrics

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I'd like to drop my trousers to the world
I am a man of means, of slender means
Each household appliance
Is like a new science in my town
And if the day came when I felt a natural emotion
I'd get such a shock I'd probably jump in the ocean
And when a train goes by, it's such a sad sound
No, no, no, no, no
It's such a sad thing

I'd like to drop my trousers to the Queen
Every sensible child will know what this means
The poor and the needy
Are selfish and greedy on her terms
And if the day came when I felt a natural emotion
I'd get such a shock I'd probably jump in the ocean
And when a train goes by, it's such a sad sound
No, no, no, no, no
It's such a sad thing

And when I'm lying in my bed
I think about life And I think about death
And neither one particularly appeals to me
And if the day came when I felt a natural emotion
I'd get such a shock I'd probably lie
In the middle of the street and die
I'd lie down and die, oh-oh

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 6 in album Meat Is Murder
    release date: 1985-2-11
    popularity : 74 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/New Wave/Alternative Rock
    length: 2:37
    producer: The Smiths
    engineer: Stephen Street
    Album Information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin