Who Sang I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish? The Smiths

The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr
Release Date: 1987-9-22
length: 3:48
producer: Johnny Marr, Morrissey and Stephen Street
assistant engineer: Steve Williams
Lyrics
The lanes were silent
There was nothing, no one, nothing around for miles
I doused our friendly venture
With a hard-faced
Three-word gesture

I started something
I forced you to a zone
And you were clearly
Never meant to go
Hair brushed and parted
Typical me, typical me
Typical me
I started something
...And now I'm not too sure

I grabbed you by the guilded beams
Uh, that's what tradition means
And I doused another venture
With a gesture
That was...absolutely vile

I started something
I forced you to a zone
And you were clearly
Never meant to go
Hair brushed and parted
Typical me, typical me
Typical me
I started something
...And now I'm not too sure

I grabbed you by the guilded beams
Uh, that's what tradition means
And now eighteen months' hard labour
Seems...fair enough

I started something
And I forced you to a zone
And you were clearly
Never meant to go
Hair brushed and parted
Typical me, typical me
Typical me
I started something
And now I'm not too sure

I started something
I started something
Typical me, typical me
Typical me, typical me
Typical me, typical me
Typical me
I started something
And now I'm not too sure

OK Stephen? ...Do that again?

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours
  • 2 I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish
  • 3 Death of a Disco Dancer
  • 4 Girlfriend in a Coma
  • 5 Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before
  • 6 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
  • 7 Unhappy Birthday
  • 8 Paint a Vulgar Picture
  • 9 Death at One’s Elbow
  • 10 I Won’t Share You

  • Release information
    label: Sire Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992564922
    script: Latin