"The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores" as written by Martin James Boorer and Steven Patrick Morrissey....
You must be wondering how,
The boy next door turned out,
Have a care,
But don't stare,
Because he's still there
Lamenting policewomen policemen silly women taxmen,
Uniformed whores,
They who wish to hurt you, Work within the law
This world is full,
So full of crashing bores,
And I must be one,
'Cos no one ever turns to me to say
Take me in your arms,
Take me in your arms,
And love me

You must be wondering how,
The boy next door turned out,
Have a care,
And say a prayer,
Because he's still there

Lamenting policewomen policemen silly women taxmen,
Uniformed whores,
Educated criminals,
Work within the law
This world is full,
Oh oh,
So full of crashing bores,
And I must be one, 'cause no one ever turns to me to say
Take me in your arms,
Take me in your arms,
And love me,
And love me

What really lies,
Beyond the constraints of my mind,
Could it be the sea,
With fate mooning back at me
No it's just more lock jawed pop stars,
Thicker than pig shit,
Nothing to convey
They're so scared to show intelligence,
It might smear their lovely career

This world, I am afraid,
Is designed for crashing bores,
I am not one, I am not one
You don't understand,
You don't understand,
And yet you can,
Take me in your arms and love me,
Love me,
And love me

Take me in your arms and love me,
Love me, love me,
Take me in your arms and love me,
Take me in your arms and love me
Would you do,
Would you do,
What you should do,
Oh oh oh, oh oh


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"The World Is Full of Crashing Bores" as written by Martin James Boorer Steven Morrissey

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    General CommentFirstly, there are a few mistakes in the lyrics above...

    "He's still there, lamenting, "Policewomen, policemen, silly women, tax men: uniformed whores."
    "Have a care, and say a prayer, because he's still there, lamenting..."
    "Educated criminals work within the law."
    "Fate mooning back at me."

    To me, this song seems to be about not being like everyone else, but fearing that deep down you are. Everything about modern life is designed for people who are too stupid to think for themselves, with rules and control measures that are set up to look like they're for our own good, but basically make sure we have no freedom.

    Morrissey's contempt for other celebrities is partly due to their unwillingness to say anything that might be different, for fear of reprisals on themselves.
    Eventually, he asserts that no, he is not like them; and even if we don't quite understand how, we embrace and love him. The repeated line of, "Take me in your arms, and love me" sounds to me almost like a plea, begging us to love him and validate the claim that he is not just another 'crashing bore'.
    nancygalon May 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree that this song is a swing at modern, manufactured popstars and authorities. Whereas some pop music can qualify as intelligent, most popular, radiofriendly music is not - at least to me.
    HateSaikoon April 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentShould be "with fate mooning back at me".

    A spot on diatribe against all the crap of the world and also a self conscious side swipe at himself.
    xdvron April 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI tend to think that this song is about someone who feels that he doesn't belong in this world. The "boy next door" has grown up to be a man who is always angry and maybe anti-social, as he warns "don't stare because he's still there". Although the anti-authority/celebrity sentiment might have come from Morrissey's own view, I don't think it is the gist of the song. On one hand, he hates how things are in the world; on the other hand, he longs for he longs for its acceptance.

    What is interesting is the unexpected transformation from the harsh hateful attack towards the public authorities/pop stars (or, those who are well-adjusted and succeed in the society) to something very personal, like the desperate need to be loved by someone. Musically, the melody shifts from the repetitive, whinny sound in the bridge "lamenting policewoman..." to a rather sweet lift-up of "this world is full of crashing bores", to a romantic plea "take me in your arms and love me". The speaker despises the "crashing bores" and yet is not sure if he is one of them. Judging them as inferior, he loathes them but at the same time, he secretly envies them. That perhaps causes his internal conflict.
    lazyheadon August 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMoz' apparently hates authorities and popstars.
    Morrisseyon May 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow could these lyrics have been posted two years before YATQ came out?
    pumkinhedon January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's an old song. He played it live in 2002.
    Victor Drazenon February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is full of wankers and i'm not one i can completely relate to this, coz people cant handle my lunacy
    kempeon September 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSaw Morrissey live a few years back. The best part was when he said 'Bring me the head of Elton John...the world is full of crashing bores'. Fantastic! Loved him the more for it.
    verryberrygirlon December 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'as thick as pigshit' is british slang for - and this may come as a real surprise - 'very stupid and thick in the head' - so 'thicker than pigshit' is even worse
    laurelinwyntreon March 18, 2008   Link

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