"At Last I Am Born" as written by and Steven Patrick/farrell Morrissey....
At last I am born
Historians note
I am finally born
I once used to chase affection withdrawn
But now I just sit back and yawn
Because I am born, born, born
Look at me now
From difficult child to spectral hand to Claude Brasseur-oh-blah blah blah
At last I am born
Vulgarians know
I am finally born
I once thought that time accentuates despair
But now I don't actually care
Because I am born, born, born
Look at me now
From difficult child to spectral hand to Claude Brasseur-oh-blah blah blah
At last I am born
At last I am born
Leaving the one true free life born
I once thought I had numerous reasons to cry
And I did, but I don't anymore
Because I am born, born, born
At last I am born
At last I am born
It took me a long, long time
But now I am born
I once was a mess of guilt because of the flesh
It's remarkable what you can learn
Once you are born, born, born
Born, born, born
Born, born, born


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"At Last I Am Born" as written by Steven Morrissey Michael Farrell

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  • +2
    General CommentWell, I read an interview in a Dutch newspaper with him and he said that he can never be really happy, but at the moment he feels happier than ever.

    I really like this song btw :)
    madmadderon April 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't believe this is a happy song. Its tone is sarcastic ("blah, blah"), and it's the most scathing track on Ringleader of the Tormentors. The narrator concedes that he is happy like everybody else once he stops taking life seriously, having feelings, and valuing things of any importance. He's reborn to a life of carefree simplicity once he becomes a boring person.
    Maniac Copon January 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs he seriously happy now? I feel like he's loaded with sarcasm in this song, but maybe that's just me in denial.
    xdarkentrieson April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti get the impression the 'angst' felt in youth has disappeared now and like he says "I once thought that time accentuates despair But now I don’t actually care"
    Kezon February 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell I think this line sums up what the song is about:

    "I once was a mess of guilt because of the flesh
    It's remarkable what you can learn once you are born"

    I think he's saying not all problems go away because you're fucking someone, but in a very sarcastic way.
    Longpigon April 10, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty straight forward song... Except for when he mentions Claude Brasseur. Dunno what he means by that.
    DrStathamon October 17, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis album fits in with the mood of the rest of the album, which lacks the soul crushing sadness and sorrow of some Smiths songs. In many interviews, including in response to a question in his official fanzine, Morrissey has said he is at the happiest period of his life and has learned to accept himself.
    rapiston December 09, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Comment*This song fits in with the mood of the rest of the album
    rapiston December 09, 2006   Link

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