"This Charming Man" as written by Johnny Marr and Steven Patrick Morrissey....
Punctured bicycle on a hillside desolate. will nature make a man of me yet?
When in this charming car. this charming man.

Why pamper life's complexity when the leather runs smooth on the passenger seat?

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."

Ah! A jumped-up pantry boy who never knew his place.
He said "return the ring."

He knows so much about these things.
He knows so much about these things.

I would go out tonight but I haven't got a stitch to wear.
Tthis man said "it's gruesome that someone so handsome should care."

La, la-la, la-la, la-la, this charming man.
La-la, la-la, la-la, this charming man.

Ah! A jumped-up pantry boy who never knew his place.
He said "return the ring."

He knows so much about these things.
He knows so much about these things.
He knows so much about these things.


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

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    General CommentIs this a cover of DCFC's This Charming Man, or did DCFC do it first?
    Or were they both a cover of someone else's This Charming Man?

    This is such a good song, why are there no comments?!
    jxnarcoticzon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe Smiths did it first.
    zevanson November 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah, dude, how did you not know the Smiths?
    Andrewonfireon November 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmaybe its just me .. but i think the braid cover is better than the death cab cover.. i dont know..
    We Are Scientists!on February 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah. the braid version makes you think they created the song themselves.
    salparadise04on April 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah I realized my dumb mistake after a bit of research. I now have 4 different versions of this song, but the Braid one is still better. I mean, even better than the Smiths version, even though I like them a whole lot now too
    jxnarcoticzon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe death cab version is too poppy.

    the braid version seems to have more grit, but i think it's due to Bob's vocals.
    But it lacks that whole morrissey "i hate myself" feel.
    you know what i'm sayin'.
    hah
    Holdyr.ashtraytighton July 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe funny thing is, braid is influenced from the smiths if known of you caught that
    icouldtelltheworldon November 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I kind of figured that, both have very literate and clever melancholy lyrics. I think The Smiths were an influence on emo in general though and least lyrically(and maybe sometimes the guitars.)
    Aenema91on October 03, 2010   Link

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