"This Charming Man (The Smiths cover)" as written by Steven Morrissey and Johnny Marr....
A punctured bicycle
On a hillside desolate
Will nature make a man of me yet
When in this charming car
This charming man
(Lie prepared for life's complexities
With the leather of stains on the passenger's seat) <---needs verification

I would go out tonight
But I haven't got a stitch to wear
This man said it's gruesome
That someone so handsome should care

I'm just a countryboy
Who never knew his place
He's safe written the raven
He knows so much about her
He knows so much about these things

And would go out tonight
But I haven't got a stitch to wear, oh yeah
This man said it's gruesome
That someone so handsome should care

Lyrics submitted by 3x3is9

"This Charming Man" as written by Johnny Marr Steven Morrissey

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    General Commenti hope everyone knows this is a cover of the smiths song. just noting, y'know.
    cautionaryon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentis it ? uh well it's an awesome song anyway,.... but umm the man who sings the song is the lead singer of broken social scene right ?
    kasra333on January 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think Stars contain most musicians from the Arts & Crafts label.
    ApplesInMonoon May 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti always liked the death cab cover of this song, but i think stars put a whole new twist on it. i really like it. =)
    pizeachon November 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe female singer, Amy Millan, and the bassist, Evan Cranley are in Broken Social Scene.
    And this is a great cover. I didn't like Nightsongs when I first bought it about a year ago, same goes for Set Yourself on Fire. It was Heart or nothing for me, but now both of those albums have grown on me quite a bit.
    Two Headed Boyon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou know, The Smiths version of this song will always be my favorite. Mostly because I adore The Smiths, and it recalls so much from my childhood. But for a cover, this is a lovely song.
    stolenswanon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot bad as a cover, but I mean, The Smiths got it pretty awesome the first time around.
    adamanteveon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt' s a wonderful cover, and they modified it so it fits just right with the the rest of the album. wow.
    pragmaticon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo what is it /about?/
    Tsuppion August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song simply because it's sounds so relaxing yet it talks about a clash of lifestyles.

    I assume the main protagonist is the handsome female. She lives a ordinary life whereas the Gentleman lives amongst the extraordinaire, as he comes from a wealthy background. Forget life's complexities (wealth, labor, education, etc) when you can enjoy yourself; presume she enjoys to be with the wealthy man. The observation over the pantry boy reveals the Gentleman's POV of status. He points out that the pantry boy steps out of place by somewhat scolding the couple regarding the rings. How does this relate to the female? She lives a similar life to that boy and can probably empathize but she disregards any of it as she currently is "living the lifestyle" so to speak, as she throws away the world's complexities; enjoy now, care later.

    My interpretation.
    BlissXon September 29, 2007   Link

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