"Well I Wonder" as written by Johnny Marr and Steven Patrick Morrissey....
Well I wonder
Do you hear me when you sleep ?
I hoarsely cry
Oh...

Well I wonder
Do you see me when we pass ?
I half die...
Oh...

Please keep me in mind
Please keep me in mind

Gasping - but somehow still alive
This is the fierce last stand of all I am

Gasping - dying - but somehow still alive
This is the final stand of all I am

Please keep me in mind

Well I wonder
Well I wonder
Please keep me in mind
Keep me in mind
Keep me in mind


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"Well I Wonder" as written by Johnny Marr Steven Morrissey

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  • +4
    General Commentthis is one of my all time favourites. what makes it even sadder is that he says ' do you see me when we pass' which suggests to me that the person whom he desperately loves does not even know he exists... thats the killer and also what makes it so pathetic...
    Shobinaon May 21, 2004   Link
  • +4
    General Commentunrequited love. simple as that.
    youngoneon October 29, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commentgasping - dying - but somehow still alive
    this is the final stand of all i am

    thank God for elizabeth smart, urging young morrissey on to write these words down and toy with the idea of throwing them into a song with a beautiful melody. please don't forget me, keep me in mind. oh how wish they would look back on us like we do them when we sit in our room and play this song over and over, tossing and turning in our bed, wiping the tears from our face, hoping the world would just swallow us and forget us. but they can't forget us. our obsession musn't forget us. please keep us in mind. keep us in mind.

    oh God, it's raining outside.
    jobriathon August 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMost likely one of the best songs of all time - So straight and to the point... The lyrics in combination with the music just refuses to leave me alone. Wonderful.
    531on February 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me it is the saddest smiths-song... together with asleep, i guess. i don't know how many times i lay there listening to it and being depressed in a so sweet way.
    rise_from_ruinon October 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionTo me. The lyrics sound like its about someone you were with and deeply in love with. And whenever you see them they seem like they have moved on. and you wonder if they still think of you.
    treehuggreon March 18, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA not so well known or celebrated SMITHS Song, but quite possibly their best. The true SMITHS aficionados know its a gem.
    A perfect fusion of music and lyric. Simple, but raw. The Song is so beautiful, haunting, it never leaves you.. The last 30 seconds of Marr's guitar just get me, and Morrissey rarely sings better. Wonderful.
    CharmingManon July 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song never fails to make me teary-eyed. Beautiful music, and Morrissey singing mellifluously about unrequited love...the kind of thing that made the Smiths great.
    Chloe le Fayon June 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIndescribably sad this one, this seems to be the fierce last stand of his attempt to force his will and his love on another person. I kinda get the sense too that his is a love that is not responded to or welcomed. the possibility that he might be remembered at least is the only thing keeping him slightly alive. so sad tears well up in my heart every time.
    tallulaton December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah. If I was an actor I would listen to this or "Asleep" before doing a crying scene, . So sad.
    Kaguthon February 10, 2005   Link

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