"I Just Want to See the Boy Happy" as written by and Steven Patrick/tobias Morrissey....
Lord these words I beg of you
As I kneel down at my bed
Because soon I will be dead
Let's face it soon I will be dead
And I just want to
I want to see the boy happy
With some hope in his pale eyes
Is that too much to ask?
Before I die
I have one final dream
For my own life I don't care anything

Lord these words I beg of you
As I kneel down at my bed
Let's face it soon I will be dead
And I just want to
I want to see the boy happy
With his arms around his first love
Is that too much to ask?
Before I die
I have one final dream
For my own life I don't care anything
And I just want to
I want to see this boy happy
Why is this such a bad thing?


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"I Just Want to See the Boy Happy" as written by Steven Morrissey Jesse Alejandro Tobias

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  • +3
    General Commenti was thinking maybe its from the point of view of his mother to morrisey.
    helenoftroyon July 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm surprised no one has commented on this yet.

    Anyway, this song reminds me of I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday from Your Arsenal.

    Pretty much, it's Morrissey giving up on love and pleading to God to let a boy (one of his fans, most likely) to fall in love, and for it to be reciprocated.

    Good song.
    antoniolikescokeon May 11, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about Morrissey. He is signing it to himself, the "boy" is him. He is now old, but his inner child is still looking for happiness
    rjdfwon June 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt reminds me of He Know's I'd Love To See Him. It's pretty much the same idea.. well, him wanting to see some boy happy. Lately I've been quite taken with the idea that Morrissey's lyrics about other people are actually just slightly-altered observations, hopes, and dreams, about himself... so I suppose I agree with rjdfw
    kcsongbirdon June 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHelen of Troy, I salute you. That is such an original interpretation and listening to it again I can't help but attribute your interpretation to it. It makes perfect sense.

    That said the other posters all have great views and although it is very reminiscent of He knows I'd love to see him it just seems a little more honest and innocent.
    PrettyPettyThiefon April 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is the confessional prayer of an ex-priest who molested an altar boy. Morrissey wears a clerical collar on the cover of the single.

    The priest, appropriately racked with guilt and defrocked, sincerely wants to see that he hasn't totally ruined a life.

    His dying wish is to see that his victim finds healing and happiness.
    E.Ransomon January 12, 2013   Link

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