"I Know Very Well How I Got My Name" as written by Stephen Street and Steven Morrissey....
A child in a curious phase
A man with sullen ways
Oh, I know very well how I got my name

You think you were my first love
You think you were my first love, but you're wrong
You were the only one
Who's come and gone

When thirteen years old
Who dyed his hair gold ?
Oh, I know very well, I don't need to be told

You think you were my first love
You think you were my first love, but you're wrong
You were the only one
Who's come and gone

You were the only one
Who's come and gone


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"I Know Very Well How I Got My Name" as written by Stephen Street Steven Morrissey

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    General CommentIn a brave but outrageously premature display of solidarity [with David Bowie] Morrissey arrived in school (St Marys) one morning with his hair streaked blond. According to Morrissey, he was summarily sent home, though his clas-mates have no recollection of this. However, Chris Power does recall Morrissey's amusing attempt to disguise the controversial gold streak by re-dyeing the offending locks black. The hair-colouring episode (which is recalled in this song) may have had a secondary cause, as Mike Ellis speculates: The day of the blond flash was also the first time I ever saw him wear spectacles. He was quite self-conscious about glasses then."
    marquiceriseon January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe correct lyric is "When thirteen years old" and not "When the teen is old" as is listed here.
    raisedbypuffinson March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "A child in a curious phase."
    xdarkentrieson March 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love colin meloys cover of this
    WriterOfFictionson February 05, 2006   Link

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