"Ask" as written by Johnny Marr and Steven Patrick Morrissey....
Shyness is nice, and
Shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You'd like to

Shyness is nice, and
Shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You'd like to

So, if there's something you'd like to try
If there's something you'd like to try
Ask me, I won't say no, how could I?

Coyness is nice, and
Coyness can stop you
From saying all the things in
Life you'd like to

So, if there's something you'd like to try
If there's something you'd like to try
Ask me, I won't say no, how could I?

Spending warm summer days indoors
Writing frightening verse
To a buck-toothed girl in Luxembourg

Ask me, ask me, ask me
Ask me, ask me, ask me

Because if it's not love
Then it's the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb
That will bring us together

Nature is a language, can't you read?
Nature is a language can't you read?

So ask me, ask me, ask me
Ask me, ask me, ask me

Because if it's not love
Then it's the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb
That will bring us together

If it's not love
Then it's the bomb
Then it's the bomb
That will bring us together

So ask me, ask me, ask me
Ask me, ask me, ask me
Oh, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la


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"Ask" as written by Steven Patrick Morrissey Johnny Marr

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  • +11
    General CommentMorrissey is trying to say that if love won't bring them together, then "the bomb"/war/destruction is the only thing powerful enough to do it.

    It's a clever take on how humans bond. We're at our best when we're at extremes.
    alexbhlzon June 15, 2004   Link
  • +9
    General Commentthis song helped me stop being shy and finally do what I've always wanted to: run naked in the street covered in milk and honey.
    thanks Morrissey...
    Chinupon December 31, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Commentit means so much, i received it from a very special person and since then i can get it out of my head, i haved listened it more than a thousand times and can listen it over an over again for the rest of my life, i have all the versions, all the lyrics and still dont have enough of it, maybe i need a special concert for myself and she...thanks for special songs like this
    itsjustmeon July 19, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI always thought it was "bond" and not "bomb." I mean, doesn't it make more sense for people to be brought together by a common bond, maybe shyness? I dunno. Then again, I used to think "son and the heir" was "Sun and the air."
    MonkeySpineon November 18, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Comment... it thought he was saying bong ..whoops!
    Everlongstaron November 26, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHow I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Smiths...

    I would definitely agree with the Dr. Strangelove reference in "the bomb will bring us together." I would also agree with a previous post regarding "writting frightening verse to a buck-toothed girl in Luxemburg" paralleling to internet relationships or even webservices like songmeanings where numerous anonymous (and possible shy, coy) people are diverting their energies from things that really matter and that would bring them real joy... Oh well, I've already started this post, may as well finish. (*coy*)

    Just to take Moz's advice on this one - my Friday evening is wide open... Would anyone like to see a picture show? (*coyX2*)
    little_strangeron July 25, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI always thought it was "the bum" too...I loved this song when I was a wee girl and that was my reason for doing so! Hah.

    I still love it though, whether it be bomb or bong or bum, or whatever the hell it is...
    x_Heather_xon February 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song depicts how shyness and coyness can restrict you. Morrissey is telling you to free yourself of your inhibitions - dare to do what you wish, and it assures you'll get results.
    la reinaon January 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it says it's the bond that will bring us together. I think it's about how sex will bring them together. It's like, don't be shy, ask me to do things (sexual acts) and I will, but if you're shy, then you won't have the courage to, and it will bring us together. But maybe my mind's just in the gutter.
    writeXneatlyon May 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts definatley bomb, but sang so that bond could be interpreted, good poetry always tried to give dual meanings, even in individual words, and music is the finest form of poetry... :P
    jonnywardon June 04, 2007   Link

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