"You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby" as written by Johnny Marr and Steven Patrick Morrissey....
If you're wondering why
All the love that you long for eludes you
And people are rude and cruel to you
I'll tell you why
I'll tell you why
I'll tell you why
I'll tell you why

You just haven't earned it yet, baby
You just haven't earned it, son
You just haven't earned it yet, baby
You must suffer and cry for a longer time
You just haven't earned it yet, baby
And I'm telling you now

If you're wondering why
When all I wanted from life was to be famous
I have tried for so long, it's all gone wrong
I'll tell you why
I'll tell you why
I'll tell you why
I'll tell you why
But you wouldn't believe me

You just haven't earned it yet, baby
You just haven't earned it, son
You just haven't earned it yet, baby
You must suffer and cry for a longer time
You just haven't earned it yet, baby
And I'm telling you now
I'll tell you why
I'll tell you why

Today I am remembering the time
When they pulled me back
And held me down
And looked me in the eyes and said
You just haven't earned it yet, baby
You just haven't earned it, my son
You just haven't earned it yet, baby
You must stay on your own for slightly longer
You just haven't earned it yet baby
And I'm telling you now

You just haven't earned it yet, baby
Oh, oh
You just haven't earned it yet, baby
Oh
Oh
Oh
Oh


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"You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby" as written by Steven Patrick Morrissey Johnny Marr

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  • +5
    Song MeaningI think it's basically telling the people who are upset and want happiness that they basically 'haven't earned it yet' and they 'must suffer and cry for a longer time' in order to earn the happiness they want.
    jessicaron May 09, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdosent he say this songtitle in Paint a Vulgar Pic?
    z0MbiEon June 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs it just me, or are his vocals and the music more 'together' in this song than most other, chorus is foot tapping for a change, and its so much more catchier than any of their other songs when it comes to ' earned it yet soooonnnnnn'
    jonnywardon June 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song and with his customary sarcastic wit Morrisey paints a beautiful self portrait.
    Bayoustormon December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the sentiments because I am just as self pitying as Morrissey, it basically attacks those people who blame you for your own misery, who believe that you bring problems on yourself by not being happy or by giving up - which is very very true but nonetheless it hurts when people are like that. so in that sense a wonderful portrait of me too
    tallulaton December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I think the title was a quote attributed to Geoff Travis (the band's manager of sorts at Rough Trade, and also the subject of Frankly Mr Shankley).
    infotainment_ladon October 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You just haven't earned it yet, baby"
    -Geoff Travis

    "Paint a vulgar picture"
    -Oscar Wilde
    marquiceriseon December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha ok im kinda sorry to bring this up. but wasnt this song on she's having a baby? it wasnt them i dont think...cover?
    fuck i dont know...im sorry.
    anyway...the smiths...are pretty.
    kinder is my whoreon March 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed with tallulat 100 percent. It's a shame I have to live like this, but it is my own fault.
    Jenovassonon April 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat least Morrissey makes self-pity more fun. I would say quit your whining but it would be wasted breath.
    _ellieon June 27, 2006   Link

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