"All The Lazy Dykes" as written by Alain Gordon Whyte and Steven Patrick Morrissey....
All the lazy dykes
Cross armed at the palms
Then legs astride their bikes
Indigo burns on their arms
One sweet day, An emotional whirl
You will be good to yourself
And you'll come and join the girls

All the lazy dykes, They pity how you live Just "somebody's wife"
You give, and you give
And you give, and you give
Give, and you give
And one sweet day
An emotional whirl
You will be good to yourself
And you'll come and join the girls

Touch me,
Squeeze me,
Hold me too tightly,
And when you look at me you actually see me
And I've,
Never felt so alive,
In the whole of my life,
In the whole of my life

Free yourself, Be yourself
Come to the Palms and see yourself
And at last your life begins
At last your life begins
At last your life begins
At last your life begins

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"All the Lazy Dykes" as written by Alain Gordon Whyte Steven Morrissey

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    General CommentAbout a hetreosexual girl, turning lesbian I think 'cause then here life begins "You will be good to yourself, And you'll come and join the girls"
    Morrisseyon May 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a lesbain trapped in a hetero life. Married to a man, yet yearning for the freedom lesbians reflect. We all know the meaning of the word 'Dykes' and "cross armed at the palms" the palms is a Lesbian Bar in Hollywood, CA. Morrissey's prev. home. "Free yourself, be yourself, come to the Palms and see yourself." Self explanatory!
    combichriston January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA wonderful song from Morrissey's latest album. This is what Kill Uncle should have sounded like. The part I find interesting in this song is the reference to 'lazy' dykes, suggesting that the married(perhaps) girl is hard working, perhaps looking after her ungrateful - or at least husband or boyfriend.

    "And when you look at me you actually see me" sees her feeling understanding perhaps for the first time.
    tonykon February 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about just a women feeling taken for granted and caring more about her husband and constantly trying for him when he doesn't.
    I'm female and have felt this way before and actually thought that turning homosexual would be easier (lazy). It makes you think that maybe you could actually find someone to appreciate you and understand you.
    AshesInTheSkyon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe mistake I think many of you are making is to apply a literal interpretation to this song. Morrissey's songs generally aren't interpreted that way. There is always a subtle subtext. Morrissey is pessimistic about human relationships. There are no happy endings in his songs. The tone of this song is mocking. He is asking, "Do you really think that married, heterosexual women will find true happiness, if only they would just leave their husbands, embrace their lesbianism selves and "join the girls"?" Morrissey rejects an attitude that does prevail in some extreme forms of feminism. This is not because Morrissey is homophobic or misogynist. He is not. Sexuality -- straight or gay -- is not so black and white to Morrissey. It is a false god, a promise not kept. Morrissey is an equal opportunity critic of relationships. If you listen to his many other songs, this pessimism extends to the promises inherent in heterosexual relationships. The stalker, the abuser, the criminal all find comfortable places in his songs. Just my two cents.
    cromiaticon May 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is quite cutting about the lesbians at the palms. I think Morrissey sees them as a rather smug group of lazy tatooed women whose answer in life lies in banding together against the enemy(?)
    The woman concerned he sympathises with and defends her, her struggle as a woman who gives for her children maybe and for love which shouldn't be derided by selling out. He feels for her simplicity and honesty and lack of self-love which to him is genuine and an attribute he admires greatly in people. Morrissey desperately wants to be ordinary and feel belonging but his talent and insight allow him to visit places (emotionally) we really can't or moreso express them!(And he knows this!)
    Morrissey is a true feminist to me!
    moonquakeon October 20, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song can be read literally, or as Morrissey sardonically criticisng the idea of escaping into some kind of relationship 'utopia' in lesbianism that can't be found in heterosexual relationships. I prefer to read it literally because that has been my experience, but I can see how it could be read more cynically. I suppose it all comes down to personal interpretation.
    Angelineon June 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA really beautiful gift from Morrissey to a friend who was unhappily married and wrestling with her wish to be with a woman. The Palms was a bar he frequently passed in LA where lesbian women gathered. The song is a message to his friend to do what she really wanted to do and live her life. 'You'll be good to yourself and you'll come and join the girls.'
    debilou27on August 21, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"And when you look at me you actually see me
    And I've, Never felt so alive..." He who sings that is actually a man. So. I believe is more about finding true love not that hetero or homosexual is the right kind of love. The girl in the song is trapped in a lousy marriage so "join the girls" ¿are they lesbians or are they girls who found true love or liberation?
    raindog_mxon January 04, 2005   Link

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