The kind people
Have a wonderful dream
Margaret on the guillotine
Because people like you
Make me feel so tired
When will you die?
When will you die?
When will you die?
When will you die?
When will you die?

And people like you
Make me feel so old inside
Please die

And kind people
Do not shelter this dream
Make it real
Make the dream real
Make the dream real
Make it real
Make the dream real
Make it real


Lyrics submitted by marquicerise, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Margaret on the Guillotine song meanings
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    General CommentThe Margaret in question is of course Margaret Thatcher, the British Prime Minister during the 1980s. Absurdly enough, due to his comments wishing for the death of Thatcher, Morrissey had his house searched by the police, as he later documented in the song He Knows I'd Love To See Him.
    This song sees the introduction of one of Morrissey's favourite gambits, the melodramatic sound effect, with the sudden guillotine sound closing the song and the album.
    The title of this song was originally intended to the title of The Smiths' album The Queen Is Dead.

    The Queen Is Dead borrows it's title from a section of Hubert Selby Jnr's book Last Exit To Brooklyn.
    marquiceriseon January 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually, I retract my statement that the British public are stupid, because a) I am part of the british public (although i am under 18, so that may be somewhat irrelevant) and b) because it is, to some degree, politically incorrect, or may be considered so.
    The rest of what I'd put there still stands though.
    EverEvanescenton December 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...Dunno how to tell you, but this is a Morrissey song... it's on Viva Hate. Although the fact that it as originally the title for The Queen Is Dead is accurate.
    infotainment_ladon February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh morrissey bite your tounge--Thatcher knows some people


    XD
    mediocremurphyon October 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is, as it has been pointed out, is a Morrisey song. not the bloody Smtihs, twats!
    I am a Labour supporter, always have been. Love the lyrics of this, haven't heard the song itself.
    Had his house search upon the songs release? Ladies and gentlemen, may i present to you;

    THE BRITISH PUBLIC!!!!!!

    Such a stupid bunch of people, I know, but this is how we are.

    I love how Morrissey never hesitates to say what he thinks.
    EverEvanescenton December 18, 2010   Link

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