"The Edges Are No Longer Parallel" as written by and Steven Patrick/whyte Morrissey....
The edges are no, no longer parallel
The edges are no, no longer parallel
And there is no law of averages here
If you feel down
Then you're bound to stay down
All of the things you said
So meaningful
They are all so suddenly meaningless
And the looks you gave
So meaningful
They are all so suddenly meaningless
Oh...
And there is no law of averages here
If you feel down
Then you're bound to stay down

My only mistake is I'm hoping
I'm hoping
I'm hoping
My only mistake is I'm hoping
I'm hoping
I'm hoping
My only mistake is I'm hoping
I'm hoping
I'm hoping
My one mistake is I'm hoping
I'm hoping
I'm hoping
My only mistake is...
My only mistake is I keep hoping
My only mistake is I keep hoping
My only mistake is I'm hoping
I'm hoping
I'm hoping
I'm hoping
I'm hoping
I'm hoping
My only mistake is I'm hoping
I'm hoping
I'm hoping


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    General Commentlet me be the first. As good as anything the man's ever done, essential listening!
    diameyeon March 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLet me be the last, It's another moz classic,How oh how does he always, always know how I feel.I am seriously considering of suing him for stealing all my private thoughts.
    mozcaton May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best song Moz ever wrote.
    the sudden change in the second verse as if he now realize everything is fake..."And the looks you gave so meaningful
    They are all so suddenly meaningless".
    what a sad ending, it does seem to me that's my mistake also- keep hoping !
    Moz in his best performance here
    Queenesyon August 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, such beautiful music and so beautifully sung. This is another great lost song from the Maladjusted era that wound up as a b-side and on the Lost EP. I don't completely understand why Morrissey chose parallel lines as the title and one of the two metaphors for this song. I suppose parellel lines could indicate order in the universe that has now been thrown off by the change in the relationship that is described in the song. The law of average metaphor makes perfect sense in term of how Morrissey feels about the change in the relationship- his feelings will always be down- they will never average up to good or fair. It is interesting how he takes full responsibility for his perpetually down feelings- because he keeps hoping the relationship wil change to how he wants it to be.

    Another interpretation. The parallel lines could indicate that both parties were friends in a platonic relationship and that the lines (at least his line) is no longer parellel to his friends because he wants them to interesect (have a romantic relationship). But the lyrics about the words and the actions being previously meaningful and now meaningless in this interpretation don't make sense. It sounds like they were once close and now distant.
    BillyBuddon February 23, 2014   Link

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